At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Charming towns & rural beauty
Roll past friendly villagers, rice paddies and cruise up the Perfume River. Feel the rush of our favourite city, Hoi An, and savour the mind-blowing Viet fusion cuisine made by our local friends. Our incredible guides have been working with us for decades and have real chops. What more could you want? How about three nights at the riverside Anantara Hoi An Resort? Sleep on it. (Price is inclusive of $170 internal flights.)
Related trips: Interested in travelling to Cambodia as well? Check out our Cambodia & Vietnam Biking trip.
B&R Travel Expert Nathan Lane has been named Vietnam’s Top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast every year since 2017. He has spent the last 13 years crafting incredible adventures in this ever-changing country—no one knows it better!
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Day by Day
Following breakfast, we say farewell to Ho Chi Minh City and head to the stunning land of Can Tho. Pedal along the tranquil Mekong canals and tonight, we dine overlooking the river.
From our boat, watch fishermen and farmers trade their catches and crops at the Cai Rang floating markets on Hau River. Pedal through beautiful villages passing by small farms. Tonight, explore on your own.
This morning we fly north to Da Nang where a ride through the countryside awaits. Explore the fascinating town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, our friend delights us with a memorable culinary experience.
Pedal past fish farms, water buffalo and ancestral tombs to a Vietnamese cooking class led by our local host. Tonight is yours to discover the world-class culinary delights found along Hoi An’s charming, lantern-lit streets.
Stroll further into Hoi An's lively morning market. In the afternoon, slow down through a local herb and organic vegetable garden before sitting down to a home-cooked meal at our friend Chef Duc's house.
Travel by car beneath the spectacular ‘Pass of the Clouds’—those who prefer to pedal over the mountain pass can take on the challenge. Continue along lagoon trails before exploring the 'Forbidden City'.
We lunch aboard a private boat as we cruise down the Perfume River to the tomb of Minh Ming. Opt to relax at the spa before joining our friends Mr. and Mrs. Vinh (relatives of the Nguyen Dynasty) for a homemade dinner in their courtyard!
We will drive you either 20 minutes to the Hue Airport, or 2.5 hours to the Danang Airport for your departing flight. Safe travels!
From rice fields to pulsating cities.
Azerai Can Tho, Can Tho City
Accessible only by boat, this stylish and contemporary hotel is hidden away on a verdant islet on the Hau River. The rooms are constructed using local materials so they blend in seamlessly with the tropical islet setting. The property boasts an infinity pool, tennis courts, a gym and Pilates studio, as well as a yoga and meditation centre to keep you feeling your best throughout your stay.
The Pilgrimage Village, Hue
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.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An
This stunning villa resort is located on the pristine Hoi An beach. Set amid lush landscaping and unobstructed ocean views, each room occupies its own section of landscaped gardens, and boasts views of the East Sea and nearby Cham Islands. The serene spa, rated among the worlds best, gourmet cuisine and activities, including the 3 pools, are just a sample of what the Nam Hai offers.
Our guides anticipated our every need in a way that made us feel supported and encouraged. They elevated our trip to the next level with their exuberant, yet professional spirit—often adding in excursions on the fly, such as the tailoring trips, or museums, without a blink.— Susie & Joel Carp
Memorable moments: Sunset over the bay at Six Senses; biking along the trails of Vietnam and seeing the smiling children call out "hello, hello"; soaking up the feel of the countryside and seeing the people in their everyday lives. Guides are spectacular and make the trip outstanding.— Barbara Hill
This trip is appropriate for people who enjoy a good walk or ride and feel comfortable while on the move. Daily biking distances usually vary from 20-30 km (12-19 mi.), with some longer afternoon options along the way.
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
- Meals as indicated, 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, and internal flights
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
On this trip you’ll be riding a customized B&R hybrid with flat bars. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle. See Equipment Details
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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We strongly encourage you to extend your trip in Hanoi and/or exotic Laos. We've arranged an option for a 2-night stay in Hanoi or a 3-night post trip to Laos. Please contact your Travel Advisor for details.
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