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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
We start in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, where famed limestone islands rise magically from the water’s surface, offering spectacular scenery along with floating villages that stretch the limits of believability and are like nothing else on earth. Next, our private seaplanes fly us west to Ninh Binh where we’ll cycle for two days through tropical countryside. We finish in Laos, which offers a UNESCO protected city filled with colonial architecture, a Buddhist legacy and miles and miles of Mekong-side riding. If you choose, continue on to our Cambodia post-trip to explore Siem Reap’s ancient Khmer temples of Angkor and the overwhelmingly friendly people of Cambodia.
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Day by Day
Cycle through lush countryside before lunching at a Buddhist Temple. Sundowner cocktails on Ha Long Bay completes our first day.
Spend the day soaking in the tranquil views and magnificent limestone formations on board our private boat, go sea-kayaking amongst the secret caves or take a meandering bike ride on Cat Ba Island.
Fly by seaplane to Ninh Binh, "Ha Long of the Land". Enjoy fantastic rides among villages, rice fields, and stone massifs. Tonight we sleep and dine at the Emeralda, a spacious resort with the Van Long Reserve as its backdrop.
Cycle into idyllic countryside towards a pristine village temple. Enjoy a homely lunch in a uniquely beautiful setting and then spend the afternoon either continue cycling, explore the caves or enjoy the Emeralda's pool and spa.
Bid farewell to Vietnam as we head for another UNESCO site and are welcomed into Lao with a traditional Baci ceremony, complete with music and dancing following by our first taste of Laos cuisine.
Enjoy a morning cycle and board a boat bound for nearby Pak Ou cave and cruise down the Mekong River. Embark on a walking tour to Wat Xieng Thong, a beautiful temple dating from the 16thC.
Rise early to witness an extraordinary ritual. Then, take an early morning market walk through the enchanting city of Luang Prabang followed by breakfast under the picture perfect, multi-tiered cascades of the Tad Kouang Si waterfalls. This afternoon pedal from the falls across rolling terrain.
We say our farewells over breakfast this morning where your guides will help arrange taxis to the airport.
Indochina Sails 1, Ha Long Bay
This luxurious wooden junk boasts three decks and 15 cabins, affording guests the opportunity to explore the waters and islands of Ha Long Bay in quiet, perfect comfort. The Indochina Sails features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large ensuite marble bathrooms, a large sundeck with comfortable lounging furniture and an elegant dining room and bar. View ship website »
Emeralda Resort, Ninh Binh
Neighbouring Ninh Binh’s Van Long Nature Reserve, the lush grounds of Emeralda offer breathtaking views of the surrounding tropical forest and mountain range. The resort supports its local roots, designed with traditional Vietnamese materials and offering fresh local produce at all three restaurants. View hotel website »
Sofitel Luang Prabang
Built upon a UNESCO site, this former Governor’s mansion is a beautifully redesigned oasis of calm. Centrally located in the bustling city of Luang Prabang, this boutique hotel offers 23 tastefully designed suites in addition to a spa and pool, blending classic colonial design and contemporary Asian style. This is serenity and magic in the heart of Luang Prabang. View Hotel Website »
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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
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