Hoi An is such an incredibly beautiful place, but we also wanted to experience the other side of the city: more authentic, in the countryside. We opted for a cycling tour, however, we love to do our own things and we were hoping to find some good spots to cycle by ourselves, so here’s our self-guided route.
As soon as you get out of Hoi An, you get quickly get surrounded by paddy fields, you can check out buffalos and local working. It is truly peaceful and beautiful.
You can see below on the map a big area where it is very easy to cycle (small concrete lanes). Thanks to G
We heard that some locals were trying to get money off tourist taking pictures of their buffalos but we did not see anything like it.
After cycling through the fields, pass through the Tra Que Village. From the main road, it doesn’t look any different from anywhere else, but once you get inside the small lanes, you will go through incredibly well-looked after vegetable gardens, and get a peek into the villagers’ lives.
From there, you can continue, following the river, and go up to the coast. Be aware that once you reach it, you will have no choice but cycle on the main road for a little while. It’s not particularly pleasant, but luckily this is not too long. You can then chill a bit by the sea, before heading back to Hoi An. If you want to see more, you can check out the rice fields on the other side of the river, otherwise you can just follow the main road back to the city center.
You can see our itinerary below, we hope you enjoy it!