Ride Into The Past

in Hoi An

  • Biking through the countryside to a pottery village, vegetable farm and lantern making factory.
  • Pick up and transfer in city
  • Picnic lunch
  • Professional and licensed guides 

This bike trip through the countryside takes you through picturesque trails to an old pottery village, Tra Que vegetable village and a stop at a traditional lantern making shop. We see how pottery and lanterns have been made for generations, and at the local farm we prepare a meal from the produce that is grown. 

This trip starts right from our office in Hoi An. We ride through the ancient town and along a branch of Thu Bon river head to Thanh Ha pottery village. This village still produces pots, bowls, plates and even tiles used in restoring some of the old building in Hoi An, the traditional way inherited from their ancestors.

From here the ride pushes further into the countryside and the road slowly narrows and turns to a pleasant dirt path. We enjoy one of the most pleasant sections of biking on the trip. Slowly rolling through wide open rice paddies on a long section of single track trail with water buffaloes wallowing in the shallow pools. We pass duck farms, and geen field of peanut and sweet potatoes. You can imagine that Vietnam’s countryside has been like this for generations.

Once arriving at Tra Que Village, we have a chance to learn the traditional farming methods of the locals. It is said that the vegetables here are special because the farmers do not use any pesticides or chemical fertilizer at all. We get to prepare a meal with the produce that is grown here.

Our final stop is Ha Linh lantern factory, where we learn the various steps in producing a traditional Hoi An lantern. We make one of our own as a keepsake. 

Finally, we ride about 15 minutes back to Hoi An and end our fantastic journey

At a Glance

Depart From:
80 Le Hong Phong Street, Hoi An
End At:
80 Le Hong Phong Street, Hoi An
Start Time:
8:00 am or 1:00 pm
Finish Time:
2:00pm or 7:00 pm depends on how fast you ride
At least 6 hours
Departure days:
Mountain Biking, exploration
Adventure Grade:
4 – Easy but good distance
High-end Mountain Bike
Snack, purified drinking water, light meal at the farm
What to bring:
Hat, sunscreen, repellent, camera, Sandals are not recommended.
What is included:
English speaking guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, bike, helmet and gloves.
What is excluded:
Soft drink, alcohol drink, personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended