Today, you have two exciting activity options: Cycling to My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or exploring the Hoi An countryside by bike. Your excursion preference is to be selected in advance.
Option #1: Cycling Tour to My Son Sanctuary
Meet at 7:15AM at the Grasshopper Adventures shop to get fitted to your bike and get a quick safety briefing. Off we go! Cycling along quiet alleys, your group will reach the riverfront historic district long before crowds descend on the city. It’s a great opportunity for photo-taking. We leave the city behind on our way to My Son, venturing off on rural pathways accessible only by bikes and motorbikes. It will not be long before you are pedaling through small villages, passing family farms and rice fields, and greeting workers along the way. Depending on the season, you might pass rice, corn, or even sunflower fields. Pass hardly any fourwheeled vehicles as you navigate through a network of shortcuts and connections that only locals know. After a break to replenish your energy with fresh fruit and local coffee or tea, enter the UNESCO World Heritage site of My Son. New regulations require parking bikes and boarding electric shuttle vans to get to the main ruins. The impressive temples and towers of My Son were built by the Cham people, and descendants of the original tribes are now scattered throughout this region of Vietnam.
*Bike, helmet, entrance fee, water, and snack provided
Option #2: Biking the Hoi An Countryside
Meet at 8:00AM at the Grasshopper Adventures shop to pick up your bikes. This tour begins by exploring the hidden passageways and winding alleys of Hoi An, stopping to photograph the iconic Japanese bridge in the historic district. Continue to the southern villages of Quang Nam Province where a local family invites you to watch the preparation of Banh Beo, a common traditional breakfast staple. The host of this home will also explain the tradition of family chapels, as well as vivid memories of the American war. Continue pedaling past rice fields and vegetable farms along small canals and waterways. Our final stops include a traditional mat weaving shop and a family distillery where rice wine has been produced for generations. Of course, samples are provided! It's a short ride from here to the local ferry for your trip back to town. Once at Hoi An's dock, it's a short 5-minute ride through alleyways back to the Grasshopper bike shop. Enjoy a complimentary cold beverage after a fun day exploring Hoi An and the surrounding countryside. End the tour with a visit to Ha Linh lantern factory, where traditional Hoi An lanterns are still made. You even have the opportunity to make one of your own as a keepsake.
*Bike, helmet, water, and snack provided