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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.”
Two countries; endless possibilities
We begin in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, where famed limestone islands rise magically from the water’s surface amid floating villages, stretching the limits of believability. Next, our seaplanes fly us back to Hanoi and we continue towards Ninh Binh, where we’ll cycle for two days through tropical countryside. We finish in Laos, discovering a UNESCO-protected city filled with colonial architecture, a Buddhist legacy and miles of Mekong-side riding. If you choose, continue on to our Cambodia post-trip to explore Siem Reap’s ancient Khmer temples of Angkor and the overwhelmingly friendly people of Cambodia.
*Price is inclusive of $600 internal flights
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Day by Day
Cycle through lush countryside before lunching in a traditional paper making village. Sundowner cocktails on Ha Long Bay complete our first day.
Spend the day soaking in the tranquil views and magnificent limestone formations on board our private boat, go sea-kayaking amongst the secret caves or take a meandering bike ride on Cat Ba Island (keep an eye out for monkeys!).
Fly by seaplane to Hanoi, where we'll begin our journey towards Ninh Binh, the "Ha Long of the Land". Tonight we sleep and dine at the Emeralda, a gorgeous resort with the Van Long Reserve as its backdrop.
Cycle into idyllic countryside towards a pristine village temple. Enjoy a homemade lunch in a unique setting and then spend the afternoon either cycling, exploring the caves or enjoying the Emeralda's pool and spa.
Bid farewell to Vietnam as we head for another UNESCO site and are welcomed into Luang Prabang with a traditional Baci well-wishing ceremony, complete with music and dancing, followed by our first taste of Laos cuisine.
Enjoy a morning cycle and board a boat bound for nearby Pak Ou cave cruising down the Mekong River. Then, embark on a walking tour to Wat Xieng Thong, a beautiful temple dating back to the 16thC.
Rise early to witness an extraordinary ritual. Then, take a morning market walk through the enchanting city of Luang Prabang, followed by breakfast under the picture perfect, multi-tiered cascades of the Tad Kouang Si waterfalls. This afternoon, pedal from the falls across rolling terrain.
We'll make our way north of Luang Prabang this morning to meet a wonderful family of elephants and enjoy a quick lunch together in town before saying farewell. Your guides will be happy to arrange taxis to the airport.
Valentine, Ha Long Bay
Launched in 2008, the Valentine is a full service luxury vessel boasting generously sized cabins, complete with full size en suite bathrooms. The deluxe amenities, along with the lovely crew members and intimate atmosphere, make for an unforgettable experience as you cruise through spectacular Halong Bay.
Emeralda Resort, Ninh Binh
Neighbouring Ninh Binh’s Van Long Nature Reserve, the lush grounds of Emeralda offer breathtaking views of the surrounding tropical forest and mountain range. The resort supports its local roots, designed with traditional Vietnamese materials and offering fresh local produce at all three restaurants. 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 »
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The biking is along flat roads, and the walking is on the paths through the temple complexes.
“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 breakfasts, all lunches and fi ve dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Use of a bicycle and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including flights, seaplanes, vans and boats
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
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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