I’ll be in Hoi An Vietnam for 5 days and want to be able to ride. What’s my best option for getting a road or mountain bike to get some miles in? I’ve looked around online for bike rentals but they all seem to be single speed cruisers. I was thinking about buying something off facebook marketplace and then selling it before I leave town but that’s a last resort option. I couldn’t find anyone in the area on Velo Guide so I wasn’t sure where to go from here.
Bring your own? I’ve done some extensive riding Hoi An and Da Nang. The 30km route from Hoi An to Da Nang is flat and fast, a fun TT like course, it’s coastal so you get great view of the bay and China Beach. Once you get to Da Nang, Monkey Mountain is a great climb, and there’s a loop you can do from the climb over to the back side of the Intercontinental Da Nang. All the climbs in that area are steep, but very good. Still in the north, you can do Hai Van Pass, another excellent climb. If you’re more pressed for time you can head south from Hoi An to Cua Dai bridge, there are some local loops around there, very quite roads, areas where no tourists travel so it’s a great view into daily Vietnamese life.
Bring cash, and expect to get gouged on things like water when in the remote areas, when I say that I say it in just. A local might pay 25 cents for a bottle of water, you’ll pay 50 cents.