From Joe Nguyen
About my biking tours
I try to make my tours as good
as I can possibly be and constantly best my services and
itineraries. On all my tours we maintain a high standard of service
and attention to detail. Through meticulous itinerary planning,
careful preparation, thorough staff training and attention to my
client's needs, i deliver a comfortable, safe, fun and enriching
travel experience every time!
Thoughtful from Joe
design all of own itineraries, carefully and hard work for each new
route. I constantly review my tours to ensure that we offer the best
of my experience for cycle. My cycling tour is one of very few cycle
tour in Vietnam. If you search in the Internet you will see my
itineraries, store, photos appear on some other Vietnamese websites.
I have been working with some oversea
cycling tour in USA, Australia, Europe... But I don’t agreement for
Vietnamese travel agent resell my itineraries and bike component,
cloth, accessories, bike part, bike hire... That mean they stolen my
photos and information. Imitate and steal ideal are a part of life
in Vietnam but please be careful with this.
The Way We ride
The route are important for
successful cycle tour. Many tours operators based outside of Vietnam
offer biking tours in here without knowledge about Vietnamese
traffic, for example for road bikes in Vietnam. Most tour
operators take their clients straight up Highway One. When they know
how dangerous and unpleasant cycling on Highway One they may just
fly their clients into town and only take them on a ride around the
area. No one know about Vietnam better than Vietnamese people . As
much as we can, we ride point-to-point and make sure we avoid the
worst traffic. We make the cycle together enjoyable cycle routes
with favorite destinations.
We found that many cycling tours
operator base outside of Vietnam provide mountain bike trip , just
riding on asphalt pave road, some route quite busy . In my tours,we
have no less than 60% off-road for mountain bike trip in dirt
trails, fire road, single track.
About our price
All cyclists need a good sense of
balance and we try to make right balance between price and service
for our tours. We want to provide you very best services
,accommodation for our clients without being expensive.
In Vietnam of where we are local
bicycle tour providers we try to give you reasonable price . We are
not expensive, but we are certainly not a cut-price operation. Our
tours are fully supported with vehicles, well-trained staff and a
full range of top-end equipment. We take very good care of our
Our tours cost an average of
just USD100-USD150 a day. For some people that's cheap, while for
others it is expensive. This is something we are very proud of and
have worked hard to achieve. We offers exceptional personal service
and high quality accommodation at prices well below our competitors
and a higher standard of service and accommodation than any other
tour companies in our price range.
Before you go
We offer many of tours from day
trips to two-week biking.
To help you make your decision,
we email you a detailed for each tour with information:
+what you will see?
+what visas you need, or we can
help you get visa on arrival.
+ what the weather is like and
what to expect
When you book a biking trip we
send you a pre-departure information sheet telling you what you need
to bring, how to pack and what paperwork you require.
You will meet your cycle guide
who assistants and responsible for taking care of you . They ensure
that everything runs smoothly ,our local English speaking guides
share local information, inside knowledge and their unique cultural
perspective with you.
Our support vehicles carry your
luggage and provide a place for you to rest if you get tired. Our
staff will make any running repairs on your bike . During the rides,
we keep you stop with water, fruit, soft drinks and snacks, energy
gel and we make sure you get a nice cold drink - and usually a cold
towel as well - at the end of each ride. At the end of the day, we
make sure you get a good meal and clean and prepare your bike for
the next day's riding.
The tour price includes
all accommodation, Ideally, every night we would stay in three- or
four-star hotel in big city for road cycling trip or classic biking.
Always aiming for local charm, we
use the best of what is available.
Sometimes we find a
great adventure cycle route runs through an area where there isn't
any good accommodation, so we will find a local family hotel who is
happy to work with us . We are sometimes forced to compromise and
stay somewhere more basic than we would like but it is only for one
night at most and then we move on. In these cases we send our
support team out a day in advance to make everything is clean and
Solo travelers are always welcome
and those who would like their own room have the option of paying a
single supplement. Otherwise we will arrange for a shared room with
another solo traveler (of the same sex) at no extra cost. If there
is no roommate available, you will cover the additional cost of a
Children are welcome on our short
tours in Vietnam. However, on our longer tours the minimum age is 11
The Riding food
During the " BikingVietnam.com"
the main meals are breakfast and the evening meal. Thus, breakfast
should be large and substantial (and include cereals). Breakfasts
are usually Western and Vietnamese food like fire rice, noodle soup,
with such fare as eggs, ham and toast, though local alternatives are
nearly always available if you prefer. We recommend that all
participants should bring a supply of their favorite cereals as many
of the hotels where we stay don't yet have cereal on offer at
For lunch (picnic) you will need to make sandwiches or Sushi in the
morning, and take some fruit. We recommend you also bring along some
of your favorite energy bars.
Most of our trip are adventure
biking holiday, we usually riding from hotel to hotel and not
moving too far by vehicle . Please understand that Eating local
Vietnamese food as main of food in our tours.
The evening meal will be in a restaurant, we eat dinner together
family style, which means sharing a number of delicious dishes,
making sure it is an authentic feast worthy of hardworking and
hungry cyclists. Beer and other alcoholic beverages are available
but are not included in the tour price. We will make sure there are
always plenty of carbohydrates and protein on the menu.
Don't forget adequate hydration is as important as a good meal and
so you should make sure you carry enough water with you. In some
stages there is no where to “top up” along the way. Follow your
guides instructions for each stage. We recommend you use a hydration
pack with at least 2l capacity, rather than water bottles. The water
bottles don't carry as much water, plus it will get warm during the
day, they are not as hygienic and the water bottle cage can get in
the way when you may have to carry your bike.
Most meals are included and since
so many meals we serve feature local cuisines, we do our best to
deliver the real thing. A spread of spring rolls, curries, grills,
dumplings, hot and sour soups, stir-fries and delicious salads at
the end of the day is an important ingredient in a great cycle tour
in Asia. Rice is the staple at every meal, although you will also
try many noodle dishes