On the Roads

Snacks - Fruits -  Cold drinks

As you are not Vietnamese and this is a chance you can try local/traditional snacks during the trip. Vietnam is well-know with tropical fruits in Asia. Many kinds of fruits, seasonal fruits and non-seasonal can be bought at local shop along villages, local markets where you cycle past. Please, inform us your preference so that we could arrange beforehand.
- Cold mineral water, snack, fruits

Lunches - Dinners

Where your dinner will be included and where your dinner will not included:

Depends on cycling routes or areas (provinces, towns, countryside in places you are biking) where you may have delicious lunch at nice restaurants. Other hand, your picnic lunch has to be arranged by biking guides/ tour leaders in early morning. (our tour leader will inform you the day before) It simply; there is not any good restaurants (food is safed for you)

Many other tour companies have provided dinner as part of your package. Dinners are not be covered on your bicycle tours by Vietnam BackRoads except if you stay a night in the countryside or town where restaurants can not be found. Why is this? Simply, we do not want to limit your choices to the same thing as every day.
For the short trips less than 8 days, dinners are included as the itineraries shown D = Dinner.
For the long trips more than 7 days, Vietnam BackRoads will sometime cover your dinner and will sometimes not cover dinner on bike trips.

Where your dinner included !
When you stay the night in the countryside, town (local houses or home-stay, non touristy destination) cities which are not the tourist destinations and where there is not nice places to eat (safed food) or entertainment for you to enjoy, then Vietnam BackRoads will arrange dinner and special local dishes, as a family dinner for you.

Where your dinner is not included !
For example, during your bicycle trips, everyday you will have breakfast at the hotel and lunch or picnic lunch with the your tour leaders, your group everyday, then continue cycling until the end of the day. If you dine with your group and your tour guides, tour leaders, you would have no free time to explore the town where you are staying. All of your days would be the same! At the very least, you need to have a free evening to explore the small town and find your own eating opportunities, for as long as you want. During the day, our bike guides will talk plenty about history, culture, local lifestyles, etc. Therefore, in the evening you will have your own personal opportunity to understand the locals enjoying some free time by yourself.

Your lunch and picnic lunch:
It depends on trips you booked/routes you cycle on, your lunch sometime serves at nice local restaurants and sometime you will have picnic lunch on the ways.

Please, do not have local drinks with ice at water stop in countryside:

You mostly spend time on bike in rural areas and countryside everyday during the trip. If you haven't got any water with you when you at local water stop! You are not allow to have local drinks with ice. It is ok if you drink it without ice. My guides will check ice if it is purified ice and cleaned ice. It is because there are plenty of ice making from unpurified water. It is not safe for you.

Meet locals on the ways:
♦ Our tours are great for people who love to stay overnight in local countryside houses, or spend the night in a small town where  westerners are rarely seen.
♦ When you tour Vietnam by bicycle,  you will see how people make their living in countryside villages and traditional rural areas: animal husbandry, rice farming, fishing and gardening.
♦ Our tours provide an excellent opportunity to exchange your culture with locals.  Instead of cramming you into a large air-conditioned bus, our tours provide direct face-to-face contact with the local community, where you can meet and talk to extremely friendly people.  Not sure about the language barrier?  No problem, many of our travelers do just fine using body language to communicate with locals whom they meet along the way!
♦ Those who travel by bus, can only understand on a very abstract level what the tour guides are talking about, and will never truly understand the history, culture, and ordinary everyday life of locals.  Morever, most bus tours will take you to the same old tired  touristy destinations!

Your lunch: 
All of your lunch will be included on entire trip. It depends on cycling routes or areas (provinces, towns, countryside in places you are biking) where you may have delicious lunch at nice restaurants. Other hand, your picnic lunch has to be arranged by our team/ tour leaders (our tour leader will inform you the day before) It simply; there is not any good restaurants (food is safed for you)

Your dinner: 
Many other tour companies have provided dinner as part of your package.  Dinners are not be covered on your bicycle tours by Vietnam Backroads except if you stay a night in the countryside or town where restaurants can not be found. Why is this? Simply, we do not want to limit your choices to the same thing each day. Here are the reasons that Vietnam Backroads will sometime cover your dinner and will sometimes not cover dinner on bike trips:

♦ Where your dinner included ! When you stay the night in the countryside, town (local houses or home-stay, non touristy dectination) cities which are not the tourist destinations and where there is not nice places to eat (safed food) or entertainment for you to enjoy, then Vietnam BackRoads will arrange dinner and special local dishes, as a family dinner for you.
♦ Where your dinner is not included ! For example, during your bicycle trips, everyday you will have breakfast at the hotel and lunch or picnic lunch with the your tour leaders, your group everyday, then continue cycling until the end of the day. If you dine with your group and your tour guides, tour leaders, you would have no free time to explore the town where you are staying. All of your days would be the same!  At the very least, you need to have a free evening to explore the small town and find your own eating opportunities, for as long as you want. During the day, our bike guides will talk plenty about history, culture, local lifestyles, etc. Therefore, in the evening you will have your own personal opportunity to understand the locals enjoying some free time by yourself.