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Phong Nha Adventure Cycling

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park 510000, Vietnam
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The guides work really hard to make this experience the way it was. Lunch cooked by locals at a... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
David S
Super day cycling the villages around Phong Nha

Our day started with a coffee as we sat down to have our history lesson before we headed off down... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
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If you’re interested in seeing parts of Vietnam that are off the main road, and experience adventure, Vietnamese culture, and historic tales told by an epic tour guide, then check out adventure cycling with Pvt. Shi. Private Shi - a nickname of Shi, a local guy whose passion is cycling, would love to show you this area through one of his guided bicycle tours. Adventure cycling includes crossing peanut fields by bicycle, visiting the house of Ho Khanh who found the world’s largest cave, and cycling the historical Ho Chi Minh trail. You’ll have the chance to learn how rice is grown, and if it’s harvesting time, you may even have the chance to help out local farmers in farming rice. Or you might want to choose a tour which visits a local rice wine shop where you can learn how to make rice wine! Most tours in Phong Nha route through Bong Lai, a countryside valley famous for its farm-to-table experiences and incredible fresh food. Pvt. Shi arranges shorter tours in and around Phong Nha, as well as longer tours such as cycling Phong Nha to Hue via the DMZ. His bikes are well-maintained classic mountain bikes (with helmets provided of course); child bikes are available upon request. These excursions encompass everything a tour needs - storytelling, history, and a heaping dose of adventure. You are encouraged to complete a stage of 20 km up to 70 km cycling a day to voyage through the Cave Kingdom! The cycling adventures are wonderful for ones who love to dive into the beauty of Vietnamese culture, eat great food, swim in pristine waters, and see what lies off the beaten path!
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park 510000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The guides work really hard to make this experience the way it was. Lunch cooked by locals at a nearby farm, excellent stops including the best arabica coffee I've had in recent memory, and I'm from Melbourne!! Guides work to share the stories of the...More

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PrivateShi, Người quản lý at Phong Nha Adventure Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Xin chao David, Thanks for your nice reviews and your great understanding about our tour. We alway be happy to get our people having good time meeting the people like you on our tour, to share and to create the experiences. And great as you...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Our day started with a coffee as we sat down to have our history lesson before we headed off down the back roads to see Vietnamese life. We covered about 28km stopping along the way in various villages and points of interest. We tasted locally...More

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PrivateShi, Người quản lý at Phong Nha Adventure Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear Ray and Sh, Thanks for joining our adventure that day and having fun with our local people too. I met again the boy in the village who got the ride behind your bike and could not stop laughing showing him the footage. We wish...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I was touring Vietnam in September as a lone traveller interested in culture and history. This tour was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I was the only person booked on that day and embarked on an epic journey with the knowledgeable...More

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PrivateShi, Manager at Phong Nha Adventure Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Xin chao Whitney, Great having your reviews shared. Thank you so much for staying on the adventure and well co-operate with our (not Bruce) Lee to experience that memorable day. We wish to see you again soon in our beloved marvellous Phong Nha. Stay adventurous....More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Lee took my friend and me through a wonderful trip through the villages around Phong Nha. We loved stopping to see how rice wine is made, and lunch afterwards was amazing. It's great to see a tourism operator that supports the local community without putting...More

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PrivateShi, Manager at Phong Nha Adventure Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

G'Day Kelly, Great to know you enjoyed the adventure and had the fun day out with our Lee. And we feel thankful for your realization of the tourism that we're doing based on the local value at its purest core. We love our people and...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This was a day which will stand out in our trip to Vietnam! Lee was a knowledgable and kind tour guide. So glad that we went-

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PrivateShi, Manager at Phong Nha Adventure Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Dear Judith, Thanks for coming and loving our adventures though the village roads sometimes got tough that day! Stay inspired! Pvt. Shi

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I had a great cycling day with tour guide Lee! I was the only participant and although it was raining all day long it was fun cycling through the fields and little villages. Lee is very communicative and due to his excellent English skills is...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We went out cycling today around the Phong Nha area after a trek yesterday. We had an excellent guide Lee who spoke very good English and explained lots of different points of interest and history to us. We learnt a lot about the area and...More

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PrivateShi, Manager at Phong Nha Adventure Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Dear Tess, Thanks for coming and enjoying the adventure with us on that historical routes. Lee is more than happy to receive your nice comments about his missions that day. And we're happy since you got more details about our beloved Vietnam while traveling with...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Our guide Lee and his team are performers ! They take us in a wonderful journey mixing cycling , history, landscape, visit with inhabitants, botanic , local food and drinks and fun ! The boar farm and its river is a mandatory spot ! Note...More

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PrivateShi, Manager at Phong Nha Adventure Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Dear Maxime, Thank you very much for your great review, to summary that tough day out of our ride with your big family! We hope that within a day of adventure into the villages, every member of the family learnt some more things about our...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This was a highlight of our trip to Vietnam. Our guide Lee was excellent and gave us plenty of historical and local information throughout.

1  Thank Tim F
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PrivateShi, Manager at Phong Nha Adventure Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear Tim, Thanks for choosing cycling throughout the villages to learn more about our beloved Phong Nha. And we're happy that you had a great experience with our Lee. See you again soon, in the Cave Kingdom Phong Nha. Adventurous yours, Shi

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Did a one day tour, and it was one of the top experiences for me in Vietnam. The lunch we got made it all worth it in itself!

1  Thank Sean T
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PrivateShi, General Manager at Phong Nha Adventure Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Dear Sean, Thanks for sharing us your experience that day. It was great and I still have many nice pictures of us that day. Check them out on our pages and you're always welcomed back. Stay adventurous, Shi

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