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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The best of Southeast Asia
Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos: so close, yet each entirely unique. In Vietnam, take in all the highlights, from historic Hoi An to the Imperial tombs. In Cambodia, receive incredible insider access to the world’s largest religious temple and soak in the vibrant culture. Then, take part in a traditional Baci well-wishing ceremony in Laos. Here, after two decades in Southeast Asia, our special friendships flow as freely as the winding Mekong.
*This trip has two different itineraries based on seasonality. November—December trips visit Nha Trang in Vietnam and January—April departures include Hue. Please request the itinerary that corresponds with the month you plan to travel.
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Day by Day
November—December departures fly to Danang this morning for a picture-perfect countryside ride outside the UNESCO city of Hoi An. January—April departures enjoy an introduction to Hue and the legendary Forbidden City.
In November—December, wander through Hoi An's bustling markets and architectural highlights. January—April travellers ride through quiet rice fields and visit the tomb of the Nguyen king, Minh Mang.
November—December departures visit a 16thC pottery village near Hoi An and partake in a fun-filled Vietnamese cooking class. In January—April, visit the Lang Co Lagoon and conquer the famous "Pass of the Clouds".
Departures in November—December fly to the beach city of Nha Trang and see why it's popular among the locals! The January—April itinerary takes you on a ride through traditional rice paddies and fish farms in Hoi An. (Keep an eye out for water buffalo!)
November—December travellers spend the day enjoying the luxury amenities at Ninh Van Bay's Six Senses Hideaway. January—April departures explore Hoi An's bustling markets and cycle through the picturesque countryside.
Hello, Ho Chi Minh City! Both itineraries explore this metropolitan city on a different kind of two wheels (aka Vespas). Tonight, enjoy an unforgettable dinner.
Board a flight to Siem Reap and spend the afternoon taking in the atmospheric jungle temple of Ta Prohm.
Explore the temples of Bayon and Angkor Wat with our local guide. Finish the day by soaking in the sunset atop a tower, overlooking the crowds below.
Meet with an Angkor Park archaeologist to learn about the restoration of Phnom Bakheng, courtesy of our friends at the World Monuments Fund. Then, set out to discover the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia or do some shopping in town.
Set flight for Luang Prabang today! Dinner is a traditional Lao Baci well-wishing ceremony, complete with music and dancing, followed by our first taste of Laos cuisine.
Cycle toward the Pak Ou cave, and make your way back on a gentle lunchtime cruise down the Mekong. This evening, take a walking tour including highlights such as Wat Xieng Thong temple and the former Royal Palace.
Rise early to join in an extraordinary ritual involving more than 600 saffron-clad monks. After, walk through the morning market and then to the picture-perfect multi-tiered cascades of the Tad Kuang Si waterfalls.
We’ll say our goodbyes over breakfast today. Your guides will be happy to arrange transport to the airport.
Anantara Resort, Hoi An (Nov—Dec)
Located along the scenic Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort is only a short stroll from UNESCO-recognized Ancient Town. Touches of French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese cultures make up the distinct ambiance. The luxurious spa and breathtaking tropical gardens are just the icing on the cake. View hotel website »
Pilgrimage Village, Hue (Jan—Apr)
This luxurious retreat is located in the peaceful countryside, yet still just 4 km (2 mi) from the centre of Hué. You’ll come to appreciate this after learning that the Vietnamese love to make use of the horns on their mopeds early in the morning! The rooms reflect the Vietnamese taste for simple, elegant luxury. View hotel website »
Six Senses Hideaway, Ninh Van Bay (Nov—Dec)
This remarkable boutique hotel has raised the standard of luxury resorts throughout the country. Accessible only by water, the hotel’s private villas, each with a private plunge pool, sit on dramatic Ninh Van Bay beside pristine white sand beach and towering mountains. View hotel website »
Four Seasons Resort | The Nam Hai, Hoi An (Jan—Apr)
This stunning villa is located on the pristine Hoi An beach, with each of its guest rooms featuring a private infinity pool. The serene spa, gourmet cuisine and abundant recreational pursuits, including an 18-hole golf course, are just a small sample of what the Nam Hai offers. View hotel website »
Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
The elegant Park Hyatt Saigon is conveniently located at Lam Son Square in bustling Ho Chi Minh City. The Hyatt’s luxurious Xuan Spa offers a large outdoor swimming pool nestled in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, relaxing and therapeutic massages, and a well-equipped fitness studio. View hotel website »
Park Hyatt, Siem Reap
The perfect combination of old-world charm, culinary splendour and modern-day luxury. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, this central oasis offers world-class facilities, the finest rooms, exquisite food and tranquil tropical gardens. It sits close by to the renowned 12th-century ruins of Angkor Wat. View hotel website »
Sofitel Luang Prabang
Built upon a UNESCO site, this former Governor’s mansion is a beautifully redesigned oasis of calm. Centrally located, this boutique hotel offers tastefully designed suites in addition to a spa and pool, blending classic colonial design and contemporary Asian style. This is serenity and magic in the heart of Luang Prabang. View Hotel Website »
Our experience was absolutely incredible and the whole trip was a perfect balance of culture and variety. The guides constantly went above and beyond to make our experience more memorable. We are already planning our B&R trip for next year and will tell all our friends about our amazing experience.— Kristin Hagedorn & Drew Doggett
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— George Butterfield
The daily distances for bike rides range from 20 to 50 km (12 to 31 mi.); some days offer longer/shorter option rides. The terrain is moderate on the first two days and then easygoing for the rest of the trip.
“I ride my bike once or twice a month and am comfortable on two wheels.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guides, local guides and support vehicles with drivers
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Use of a hybrid bicycle and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including van support, coach transfers, boat rides, Vespa rides and internal flights
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Visa to Cambodia & Laos
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
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