The trip we took was a three day bike ride from 6 Feb. to 8 Feb. 2004. Jaymi and I were joined by Chance and Gamble. Apparently we made the first all female tour to hit the roads.
And quite literally we did!
It was cold and rained for two of the three days. The tour took us from Hanoi to Cuc Phuong Park, Mai Chau then over the awesome Thung Nhuoi and Thung Khe Pass (at least I think that were the names) and then back to Hanoi.
The roads became so slick from the wet clay that everything changed colour......red! And trying to push up a bike that had fallen over was almost next to impossible!
But it was definitely worth the cold, wet, muddied feet, hands, face and cloths! I wouldn't have changed a thing......except for ordering a bit more sunshine. The food and lodging was wonderful and having a guide who could speak Vietnamese was very much an asset. We learned a lot of the culture which we found to benefit us in the remainder of our holiday.
This trip was a real high light of the month spent in Vietnam and would most definitely recommend, and hope to one day travel again with Explore Indochina.
Thank you for Everything!
It was a wonderful experience!
Sonja and Jaymi from Canada