Hoi An “ Love of Life “ Bicycle Tour.
Tour 4: The stories of a young city.
Road: 60 kms, Time: 8 hours.
( Danang city tour: Marble Mountains, Cham Museum, My Khe Beach, Danang city, Tho Quang fishing village- for semi professional cyclists.)
8 a.m, we will pick up you from your hotel to our office, near the Old Quarter, or if less people, we can start from your hotel.
We will ride along the road near the sea to Danang city. After about two hours, or 25 kms, we will arrive at Marble Mountains. Park our bicycles and take a look at some marble statues gardens. This is a hundreds of years old village. Five hills have five different colours of marble. You can see white or pink lions, dolphins, eagles, tea tables, green flower vases, etc,.. and a lot of marble objects here.
We have a snack and a drink and start hiking up to the hill.
Overcome more than one hundred and fifty steps, we will get up to the top of the hill. From here, we will go to” river view point” to have a spectacular view of the other hills called: “five universal elements”. Special moment!
We walk down to the buddhist pagoda nearby to visit one of the top ranking pagodas in Viet Nam before 1945. You can understand buddhist philosophy clearly.
Take a short walk to the most beautiful cave: Huyen Khong( magic zero). You will see buddhist, taoist temples, images of elephants, monkeys, birds, etc,… here. A dreamy space.
Take a rest with coconut juice before hiking up to the top of the hill peak which called: “way to the heaven”. When we got there, a breathtaking view to the sea appears under us with white rolling waves, in a distance.
Continue walking down to see some more temples, pagoda, and walk down to the parking lot by different way.
From here, we ride half an hour to Cham museum. We can see original stone sculptural collections of Cham people more or less one thousand years ago. You can see Hindu gods, goddesses, animals, monsters, holy columns, .. every corner. Tales will help you to imagine how they existed in Viet Nam from 2nd to 15th century.
Now, most of us are hungry. Delicious local noodles with summer rolls and some drinks in a local restaurant, with local people seems fantastic.
From the restaurant, we will ride around the city taking in busy central markets, the city theatre, park, and city life.
Ride along the city bay to have a view to mountains range, crossing a long new bridge to Monkeys mountain. From here, we can visit the pretty Tho Quang fishing village with a lot of fishing boats. Go along the sea to the famous beach, which was listed as “one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world” by Forbes Magazine in 2004: My Khe.
It is time to take photos of this beautiful beach and have a swim. Water in Vietnamese sea is not cold like most of western countries, so it is a happy hour for us.
Have fresh water shower by the beach and get on the bicycles to go back to Hoi an on the same way, when the sunset makes the cloudy western sky colourful.
It is a memorable tour in your holiday.