Day Tour The Ancient Hue by Bike
1 Day Duration
Group 1 – 10 paxes
From 83 USD/pax **
** Price for group of 6-9 people
Recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993, Hue is famous for its magnificent architecture. Its citadel, palaces, pagodas and royal tombs frame a poetic background of greenery on the banks of the Perfume River.
Hue initially rose to prominence as the capital of the Nguyen Lords, a feudal dynasty which dominated much of southern Vietnam from the 17th to the 19th century. In 1775 when Trinh Sam captured it, it was known as Phu Xuan. In 1802, Nguyen Phuc Anh (later Emperor Gia Long) succeeded in establishing his control over the whole of Vietnam, thereby making Hue the national capital.
Hue was the national capital until 1945 when Emperor Bao Dai abdicated, and a Communist government was established in Ha Noi (Hanoi), in the north. While Bao Dai was briefly proclaimed “Head of State” with the help of the returning French colonialists in 1949 (although not with recognition from the Communists and the full acceptance of the Vietnamese people), his new capital was Sai Gon (Saigon), in the south.
DAY TRIP 40KM CYCLING (L)
Our guide and driver welcome you at your hotel. At 8.00 am you start your biking trip to cycle to the countryside for visiting Thanh Toan Bridge. On the road, you can see green rice paddy fields. On arrival, we enjoy the old bridge with unique architecture; we can also see the small museum where display Vietnamese farmers instruments on fieldwork. Improve your knowledge of countryside people’s routine here, sights on the small river. Ride back to the city center, go along Le Loi Street and pass through Trang Tien Bridge. On the road, we visit Dong Ba market – the busiest purchasing center in Hue City. Along Bach Dang river we have an opportunity to see the fishing village. Continue riding through a pretty landscape and surrounding countryside and reach the Royal Tombs of the Nguyen Emperors. Visit the Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs, which was designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. We return to Hue City after having viewed the beautifully landscaped gardens and ornate architecture of the Kings’ final resting places.
You can call on Nam Giao Heaven to learn more about Hue culture in worship. Arrive Vong Canh Hill – here is the best view for you to have pictures of Perfume River and Pine Trees. You will not feel regret to land on this site. Cycling back and continue visiting the insence–making and hat–making village.
You can choose some souvenir gift after visiting these villages. The last site on your cycling day is Duc Ward where has bronze–casting village. You visit one of the workshops of bronze of a local house and admire the way local people produce bronze products. On the road back hotel, you can see more the hidden sites of Hue city.
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WHAT YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
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Biking guides are first aid qualified and can maintain bikes. Their role is to deliver a safe and enjoyable tour to the clients, they manage the group, co ordinate the driver and support vehicle, buy snacks and fruit along the way, look out for clients needs. They are cultural guides as well as pure biking.
Next to our guides, the most important essential we provide is equipment. Mountainbikes are definitely the most useful type of bicycle on all terrains we cycle. As we always aim to cycle the less explored roads, it means we also often have to conquer the challenges of potholes and unpaved roads. The mountainbikes we provide are international standard bikes and maintained by our guide team themselves.
Private air-conditioned for a group from pick up and all support until drop off at the end (one 16 seater regarding group size of 1-5. One 25 seaters from 6-9, one 35 seater regarding group size 9-10 and one 45 seaters for group size of 11 – 16). We may use truck(s) along with van to carry bikes & bikers in some road condition.
Meals in local restaurants as mentioned in the itinerary. (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)(depending on condition of local area, we have picnic for lunch sometimes). Vegetarians and vegans are well-catered for and should you have any other dietary restrictions, please just inform us before hand and we will strive to meet them.
Water, snacks, fresh fruits, cool towel for cycling days
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