1. Does “Easy Rider” mean that all your cycling trips are easy?
No. While a few of our tours are ideal for newer cyclists, an equal number are most appropriate for avid bikers who are looking for a real challenge. The great majority of our tours are designed for cyclists whose abilities and interests lie somewhere in between.
2. What are your accommodations like?
We stay in 3- to 5-star hotels or homestays.
3. This is my first bike tour. Will I be left behind?
Leave your worries behind! We encourage you to ride at your own pace, and you’ll have your own set of maps and written route directions. Your guides will know that this is your first tour, and will give you as much support as you like.
4. What is a typical group like?
Our tours attract adventurous travelers from all over the Central Vietn with guests from Europe, South America, Australia, Germany. Our maximum group size is 10 guests, with an average of 5 - 6 people. A typical group is about half couples and half single travelers, with slightly more women than men. Just over half of our guests are between 35 and 55 years old.
5. Do you allow children on your trips?
While our tours are designed primarily for adults, we welcome children as young as twelve years old if they are accompanied by a parent. All children must be competent cyclists, and should be comfortable socially with a group of adults. More frequently, we’ve seen parents touring with their 40-something “children!”
6. Can you provide references for the tour I'm interested in?
Certainly! Let us know which tour(s) you’re considering, and we’ll be happy to provide names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of past participants.
Here are some suggestions:
Clothing: helmet, rain gloves,
wellington boots (rubber boots for rainy season from April to September),
summer gloves, balaclava, t-shirt, socks & underwear, long sleeved shirt,
turtleneck shirt, extra jeans, light jacket, leather chaps, zip-lock bags,
riding boots, bandannas, sunglasses and goggles.
Personal items: basic toiletries, emergency cash, sunscreen and earplugs.
Emergency items: first aid kit, emergency contact number, list medical conditions, list medications, flashlight, chargers and duct tape.
Miscellaneous: small towel, bath towel, trash bags, bungee cords, camera and cargo net.
8. What kinds of bikes we can use for motobike rifer
Vietnamese traffic laws prohibited the use of motorbikes larger than 175cc. It will take sometime to have big bikes imported into Vietnam. we offered Minks (125 cc Russian bikes)
9. Do you carry everything on the bike, or would I leave some of my luggage at "base" until returning?
We provide you with spacious saddle bags which can carry a large amount of belongings. It's also possible to strap a further bag or rucksack onto the bike's back rack if required.
10.I hear the traffic is crazy in Vietnam. Is it safe?
For this reason we always use the easiest roads (even if they are longer) to get out of town. We can also arrange for riders to be dropped off at the city limits by taxi. Once out in the countryside, the level of traffic drops off remarkably and on some roads it is possible to not pass a single vehicle for the whole day. All riders must be very careful and be fully aware that the purpose of the trip is not to ride performance bikes hard into the bends, but rather to trundle along nice and slow and enjoy the sites and sounds.
11. I'm travelling alone, is it possible to join any existing groups?
Well, where possible we try to link individuals together as long as they are of similar driving experience.
12. How long do we ride each day?
A difficult question as in most cases we ride from morning to the late afternoon. We try to get on the road early to make the most of the day and we enjoy lengthy stops throughout the day. Expect at least five hours driving time per day.
13. What's the best duration for a trip?
The perfect time frame to spend on the road would probably be three or four days
14. Do you need a deposit?
No. we do not ask for a deposit for your booking(s). Howerver, you should inform the cancellaion 3 days in advance.
15. Is an international licence valid in Vietnam?
Despite some press reports to the contrary Vietnam does recognise the validity of international licences. Whilst some authorities in remote regions may not be able to comprehend a document written in a foreign language they go a long way in smoothing out any potential difficulties should an issue arise. They also take care of any licence requirements that you might have in your insurance polices.
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