Sep 8, 2016

Bamboo Paper Making

RESTORING TRADITIONAL VALUES THROUGH PAPER

Distance and journey time:
Cycling distance up to: 25 km
Difficulty: Easy

Truc chi’ is a significant contribution to the revival of Hue traditional craft villages. Among all the research projects so far, ‘truc chi’ boasts the most applications and highest efficiency,”

Hue Cycling Tour - Bamboo Paper Making
In the morning, local guide will pick up you at your hotel, get started biking around the Citadel and stop at Truc Chi garden. This morning you have opportunity to understand the process of formation and development of Truc Chi – a very special type of paper made from bamboo pulp.

Hue Cycling Tour - Bamboo Paper Making
With the raw materials are carefully prepared by Truc Chi team and the dedicated guidance of artists there, you can chose 1 out of 2 handmade works to try with and then keep your nice artwork as a special souvenir made by yourself. Bid farewell to the artists after 4 hours experience and learn the important works using bamboo.

Hue Cycling Tour - Bamboo Paper Making
Enjoy your lunch with local dishes and continue the trip by bike to the village on the green shaded roads, passing by the communal houses along the rivers, canals and through the rice fields to Thanh Thuy Chanh village with Thanh Toan Bridgeagricultural museum. Taking a walk around the village to see how the local life is and most remarkably the local market. 

Hue Cycling Tour - Bamboo Paper Making
Optional: Row the boat with the villager on Nhu Y River to enjoy spectacular sceneries and explore how they catch the fish by using some old tools such as fishing trap, casting net, etc. These are optional activities before biking back to the hotel.

TOUR PRICE: 1.000VND/PAX

GROUP
1 PAX
2 PAX
3 PAX
4 PAX
5 PAX
6 PAX
7 PAX
8 PAX
PRICE
2,792
1,861
1,634
1,498
1,430
1,385
1,362
1,339

INCLUDING:

ü  English speaking biking tour guide
ü  Entrance fees
ü  Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/
ü  Bamboo paper making course
ü  Lunch at local restaurant
ü  Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
EXCLUDING

ü  Travel insurance
ü  Personal expenses
ü  Truck to carry bike: US$40/day
ü  Mini Van escort: US$50/day




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Sep 7, 2016

Hue Cycling and Boat Ride

FULL-DAY HUE CYCLING TOUR INCLUDING DRAGON BOAT RIDE

There are no better ways to seek the authenticity of the ancient Hue and the beauty of the local life and culture than biking. Join this tour, you can stop at any time to capture the moments of life and culture on the way traversing the past and the present. Your trip won’t be completed if you do not experience the dragon boat trip with fullest relaxation and enjoy the beautiful sceneries along the river banks. Let’s make your day unforgettable in a exclusive yet authentic way!

Hue Cycling Tours
8:00am: Tourist guide sees you at your hotel and then get started biking to Toa Kham boat landing, take a nice Dragon boat trip up to Perfume river. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda built in 1601 on a pine hill by the Perfume river. It is one of the oldest and prettiest pagodas of Vietnam. After that, take another bike ride to The Citadel Complex of Hue, built up and operated by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now among the most significant relics of the Hue ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage. 

Hue Cycling Tours
Continue the bike trip to the village on the green shaded roads, passing by the communal houses along the rivers, canals and through the rice fields to head to Thanh Toan bridge and the agricultural museum. Taking a walk around the village to see how the local life is and most remarkably the local market. On the way back to the city, stop to have lunch at Thanh Toan eco restaurant where you are offered a chance to explore the garden with many kind of local fruits, vegetable or chat with local people to learn more about their life. Riding back to the city, tour the end at around 3PM.

TOUR PRICE: 1.000VND/PAX

GROUP
1 PAX
2 PAX
3 PAX
4 PAX
5 PAX
6PAX
7PAX
8PAX
PRICE
2,951
1,771
1,453
1,317
1,203
1,158
1,112
1,067

INCLUDING:

ü  English speaking biking tour guide
ü  Entrance fees
ü  Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/
ü  Lunch at local house
ü  Dragon boat trip on Perfume river
ü  Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
EXCLUDING

ü  Travel insurance
ü  Personal expenses


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Sep 6, 2016

Hue Heritage Cycling

HUE HERITAGE CYCLING TOUR

Together with the magnificent monuments and heritage sites, Hue has a lot of untouched area where you can seek for the authentic life and culture of the local people. The pathway with lots of curves surrounded with the picturesque landscapes through the heritage site to the countryside makes your cycling trip so exclusive and unforgettable. Noticeably, you will have a chance to visit Thanh Toan Village where the famous tile-roofed Thanh Toan Bridge is located. It is not only an ancient architectural remain with highly historic and cultural values but also a tourist attraction. The bridge has stood there over 2 centuries with lots of ups and downs of the history and it is also the place where the local residents come to find their relieved moments resting and looking over the endless rice field.

Hue Cycling Tours
8:00AM: Tourist guide picks you up at your hotel and then start biking to the villages on the green shaded roads, passing by the communal houses along the rivers, canals and through the rice fields to the first stop Thanh Thuy Chanh village with Thanh Toan bridge, agricultural museum. Taking a walk around the village to see how the local life is and most remarkably the local market. 

Hue Cycling Tours
After visiting Thanh Toan, we continue biking to Khai Dinh Tomb – A memorial of the 12th king of Nguyen Dynasty. Unlike Hue’s other tombs, the grandiose concrete structure, built between 1920 and 1931, is a synthesis of Vietnamese and European elements. Even the stony faces of the mandarin honor guards are endowed with a mixture of both features.
Hue Cycling Tours - Khai Dinh Tomb
In the afternoon, you will take a bike ride to The Citadel Complex of Hue, which was built up and operated by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now among the most important relics of the Hue ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage. 

Hue Cycling Tours - Imperial Cỉty
The last place to visit is Thien Mu Pagoda built in 1601 on a pine forest by Perfume River is one of the oldest and prettiest pagodas of Vietnam. Walking around to enjoy the peacefulness and the mysterious stories of this pagoda.  Take a nice dragon boat trip on Perfume River back to the city center. Tour finish at hotel around 5:00PM

TOUR PRICE: 1.000VND/PAX

GROUP
1 PAX
2 PAX
3 PAX
4 PAX
5 PAX
6PAX
7PAX
8PAX
PRICE
3,450
2,088
1,725
1,544
1,430
1,362
1,317
1,271


INCLUDING:

ü  English speaking biking tour guide
ü  Entrance fees
ü  Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/
ü  Lunch at local house
ü  Dragon boat trip on Perfume river
ü  Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
EXCLUDING

ü  Travel insurance
ü  Personal expenses


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Cycling Back Road

CYCLING BACK ROAD OF THE OLD CITY

If you are a history buff, or simply love discovering exotic cultures, Hue- Vietnam’s former Capital should be definitely on the top list of your travel plan. The city represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese monarchy, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world. Each Royal mausoleum in Hue Ancient Capital City reflects the personality of each emperor reigned the country. Joining this tour, it’s your chance to unveil the authentic beauty of not only the relics but also the culture and history.


Hue Cycling Tours
8:00am: Tour guide see you at your Hotel, and transfer to Toa Kham Boat Station, we will then take a Dragon Boat Trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue’s most well-known religious site, the Thien Mu Pagoda.


Hue Cycling Tours - Thien Mu Pagoda
Another 10 minutes by boat and we will disembark to cycle to Tiger Arena and Trumpeting Elephant. After that, continue cycling to Emperor Tu Duc’s Tomb, one of the most beautifully designed complexes among the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. Then visit a traditional Incense village where you can try to make some incense by yourselves. This will be followed by a lunch at a well known Vietnamese restaurant Thien Tam where you can enjoy the Best Vegetarian food of Hue and watch our artist finish an amazing painting in just 5 minutes.
Hue Cycling Tours - Tu Duc Tomb
After lunch, continue cycling to Khai Dinh Tomb along the river with fabulous countryside landscapes. These are the most interesting and unique cycling roads in Hue city. Khai Dinh Tomb is the last destination to visit of the day and we will cycle back to the city. The tour will end at our hotel around 5PM. 

TOUR PRICE: 1.000VND/PAX

GROUP
1 PAX
2 PAX
3 PAX
4 PAX
5 PAX
6PAX
7PAX
8PAX
PRICE
3,246
1,975
1,634
1,476
1,385
1,317
1,271
1,226

INCLUDING:

ü  English speaking biking tour guide
ü  Entrance fees
ü  Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/
ü  Lunch at local house
ü  Dragon boat trip on Perfume river
ü  Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
EXCLUDING

ü  Travel insurance
ü  Personal expenses


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Dec 1, 2000

Chat with Artisans

HUE CYCLING TOUR - CHAT WITH ARTISANS 

Hue Rain is not really a big deal when your willingness to explore the beauty of places, life and people is bigger!
Today, we took a ride and walked through the market where life emerged lively and beautifully in colors. Then we rode along the river bank to Bao Vinh ancient town, enjoyed "chè" (sweet porridge) while waiting for the boat to cross the river. Our friends, Michele Tezza andEros ZAgo had a great chance to experience the paper flower making at Thanh Tien village and traditional painting at Sinh village. It was so enjoyable and rain somehow added more senses to this trip that "we are singing in the rain" on the way back to the city.
If you would like to explore these incredible things, do not hesitate to contact us. 
Hue Cycling Tour - Chat with Artisans
Hue Cycling Tour - Chat with Artisans
Hue Cycling Tour - Chat with Artisans
Hue Cycling Tour - Chat with Artisans
Hue Cycling Tour - Chat with Artisans
Hue Cycling Tour - Chat with Artisans


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Nov 18, 2000

Top 9 tips for your first cycling tour

As a  bicycle lover, I love to share some tips for newbies who like to join this interesting experience in Hue or anywher else . If you plan to explore my little Hue, the ancient captial of Viet Nam, by cycling and still don’t know how to make the most of it, then come and join with the team from  at “Hue cycling and rentals”.

Tip 1: “I can do it”
Belief in yourself is the first and foremost thing that will allow you to enjoy your bike to the fullest. If you truly want to do it and have determined attitude, then cycling for long distance is less of an issue.




Tip 2 : Travel light
You don’t to a fashion show so trust me, you don’t need to wear your trendy clothes or an extra pair of casual shoes. You should prepare two sets of cycling shoes and minimal useful-only gear. If you have something that has a double use, throw out the other thing. Lighter is better



Tip 3: Find a partner
“the more the merrier” or sometimes all you need is a company. It would be much easier for your trip if you go with more experienced cyclers, their advice is precious for a cycling trip to be on track. You may not avoid some time that you are in pain or tired or even want to stop, it's much better to tell your company how you are than keep going forward, then you can end up being sick or even giving it up




Tip 4: If you can, get a proper set up on your bike.
You should choose a proper bike that fits your body size. This is to make sure that you will be able to ride with your whole body both strongly and comfortably. If you plan to cycle in Hue you can go to “Hue cycling and rental” to get a top quality touring bike, it holds the advantages of being much stronger and better balancing the extra weight you’re carrying –making riding a loaded bike more manageable.




Tip 5: Train before you travel.
You would do a favor for your stamina and fitness if can practice riding in all conditions: on unsurfaced roads, sand and rocky gravel. Try riding along the white line on the side of the road, maintaining your balance as long as possible. Ride in the rain, wind, bright sun and twilight. Train yourself to adapt to every situation. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”




Tip 6: Set out with a positive attitude every day – this is huge
Smile if you can talk out loud to yourself positive reinforcement goes a long way. If you're feeling and acting positively, the day will feel shorter, easier and better. It will be easier for your companions too. Think Dory from Finding Nemo: “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…”



Tip 7: Learning how to use your gears will mean you can set off in the right one
Please remember “The higher slope, the lighter your gear ”. There is no reason to be a hero and try to reach the top first. There will be another to climb and then another… Spinning your legs faster in a lighter gear is better for your knees and muscles than slowly grinding in a harder gear. There would be lots of things and places to come, so please take care of your knees.




Tip 8: Make realistic goals:
Break up the day into manageable parts, use meals or tourist attractions along the way as designated rest stops. Give yourself enough time – Allow yourself all the time in the day, there's no hurry. If you are riding to a schedule, try to leave by a relatively early time in the morning instead of pushing on into the night.




Tip 9: Act like a cyclist.
A cyclist normally needs 3 things– clothing, nutrition and body care. Firstly, Wear proper cycling gear – padded lycra shorts 'knicks', lightweight top and breathable socks, all of which you can find “Hue cycling and rentals” – you'll sweat less and feel more comfortable on the bike. Secondly, keep your thirst quenched and your hunger satisfied – drink more water than you think you need – once you've had a good swig, drink that much again. Eat healthy energy-rich snacks such as bananas and scroggin throughout the day. Finally, Stretch after every ride – active stretching is the best but any stretching you do will contribute to tomorrow's ride being more manageable and enjoyable.


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