a variety of different types of tour ranging from private tours
been designed for those who prefer to do some of our shorter
tours to longer rides covering several countries. The private
tours are run on an individual basis as opposed to the group
tours which have set departure dates. You will have a guide
and a back up vehicle to carry spares and your luggage so you
can do as much or as little as you wish.
(coolest) months are November to February. September and October
can be muddy. Challenging and fun to ride! March to June can be
hot and dry-around 40°C during the day, with occasional refreshing
rainstorms. July and August are the rainy season with no regular
bike trips. We might have to slightly modify the itinerary from
time to time to allow for any unforeseen changes.
otherwise noted, we provide well-maintained, high-quality Shimano
mountain bikes. We carry a range of different bikes, mostly 21 speed
Shimano STXs with front suspension. Spare parts and tools are brought
by our escort vehicle. We carry bikes to fit individuals from 130
cm to 195 cm (4" to 6,5"). Frame sizes 16" to 20."
Food and accommodations:
Depending on program, we stay in selected hotels, usually comfortable
small hotels (please refer to our programs). Food is eaten at local
restaurants or hotels. Nutrition is important when cycling. Main
meals include rice. There is always enough food and we eat lots
of fruits and vegetables. Drinking water, fruits and snacks are
always available in our escort vehicle. Other drinks are not included
in price, but widely available at local restaurants and shops along
What to bring?
Recommended personal equipment: Gloves, sunglasses. A pair of mountain-biking
shoes, or running/cross-country shoes (hard soles reduce foot fatigue).
Bicycle shorts and gear (if you do not have padded cycling shorts,
we recommend light cotton shorts with elastic belts). We require
participants to wear helmets. We can fit your SPD shoes and pedals
on our bikes if you bring them.
sweater or jogging suit, windbreaker. T-shirts, packed in a soft
bag we take in the escort vehicle. Pullover for winter season, and
light nylon rain breaker (K-way type) for rainy season. A small
backpack would be useful for small personal items, like cameras.
For most trips, large suitcases can be deposited in Hanoi/Ho Chi
Minh City (hotel or our office). Helmets, gloves and a wide range
of equipment can be purchased in Hanoi or Ho Chi Ming City.
Anyone in a good physical
condition can join our regular cycling trips. Experienced bicycle
riders will best enjoy them. If you feel tired, you can always rest
in the escort vehicle. You don't have to carry your belongings,
so the trip is more fun! On request and subject to space availability,
noncycling accompanying persons are welcome to join trip in our