Biking Vietnam


vietnam Family cycling 5Want to do something different the next time you go for a holiday? How about going on an adventure tour? It is fun and exciting. For those who like excitement, adventure tours give you the chance to meet people, camaraderie, taste different food, experience different culture and explore places that are off the beaten tracks. There are adventure tours for individuals or group with activities such as canoeing, fishing, white water rafting, sailing, surfing, scuba/snorkeling, hiking, mountain climbing, biking and a lot more in the most beautiful places of the world. For those looking for extreme excitement, there are extreme adventure tours such as skydiving adventure, zero-gravity space adventures, covert ops adventure and shark adventure tours.

There are many companies that offer adventure tours. For most of us, our interests and passion will determine which type of adventure tours to join. It is a waste of time if we were to join an adventure tour that we have no interest at all. The next thing to consider is whether you are physically fit for the adventure. Being fit is the key to survival and successful completion of the tour. Otherwise, you would be suffering during the adventure tour, while others are enjoying themselves.

One of the companies that organize adventure [ cycle tours] is Marco Polo, which is based in Vietnam. Marco Polo specializes in organizing small groups of cyclist to tours the more remote and spectacular parts of the Vietnam. Imagine cycling from Hanoi to Luangprabang, in the high HaGiang Plateaus with wonderful scenery all the way. This awe-inspiring experience is a must for adventure cyclist. The HaGiang cycling adventure includes an amazing descent of 1000m cycling down

The participants are given the freedom to decide on the pace, ride as much or as little as they want. After all, it is a holiday and not a race. All of Marco Polo s’ trips have a back-up of a fully serviced and equipped support vehicle either a jeep or bus. The back-up vehicle carries all equipments and yourself if you so desire. The guides are sensitive to the needs of the group and the individual. The distance traveled per day depends on the terrain, altitude and type of roads, uphill or downhill. On the average, the distance covered per day is 50 – 100 km.

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For those who enjoy the outdoors and cycling, the cycling adventure tour is the adventure of a lifetime. You will get to enjoy the astounding beauty of nature, breath-taking and spectacular sceneries and the camaraderie which come with it. There is no better way to discover a country first hand than by bicycle.

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