|This is page 1 of my info packet from Vietnam Bike Tours|
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Vietnam Bike Tours
My wife and I are flying to Vietnam next month. While browsing TripAdvisor for travel tips, I discovered that there were tourist outfits like Vietnam Bike Tours and Vietnam Cycle Tours offering tours of Vietnam on bicycle! I was intrigued and checked their websites. Both offer 1-day to multi-day bike tours of anywhere in Vietnam--from Hanoi to Saigon. They provide for everything: tour guide, meals, entrance tickets, boat fees, back-up van, even the bikes and helmets (but you can bring and use your own). How cool is that?! We should have something like this here in the Philippines. May be we could have bike tours of Cebu, Legazpi, Davao and Palawan! Heck, Al and I can offer bike tours up north in Ilocos (It's possible! we biked Laoag to Pagudpud last 2010 and Laoag-Paoay-Batac early this year)!
I just had to book this bike tour on this trip. It would be a crime not to. So, with the permission and willing participation of my loving wife, I booked a 1-day 40km. mini bike tour of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Mekong Delta (River).
There has to be a big market for this kind of business because the bike tour does not come cheap (at least for my standards). But like I said, I really want to experience this first so that I know if it's something we should replicate here in the Philippines.
Will keep you guys posted! So excited! One month na lang!