Traditional, laid-back, and beloved - Hoi An is one of the most cherished cities in all of Vietnam. The eclectic and ancient Old Town of Hoi An was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 for its exceptionally preserved 15th century buildings and street plan. The ancient trading port city of Hoi An sits half way down Vietnam's coastline at the mouth of the Thu Bon River in what was once a strategic trading location settled by the Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, and Indians. Hoi An reflects this multicultural past with its unique mix of architecture, food and art.

Cycling Hoi An is a real treat as its manageable size and high density of amenities and attractions are perfect for any level of cyclist. Book a food tour where you cycle around Hoi An and experience some of the more uniquely delicious meals like: Banh Mi, Cao Lau, and Banh Xeo. Once you’re full, take a cultural tour of the many museums and heritage buildings; stop for some photos of the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge before crossing over into the Japanese district. An easy pedal from Hoi An is the Cham ruins of My Son. Yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, My Son gives you an opportunity to explore ancient ruins left by Indian settlers of the region thousands of years ago. The pedal from Hoi An to My Son is an easy journey that takes you through villages, farmlands, and quiet rural roads. The ride is mostly flat and is easily accomplished by any level of cyclist.

The road from Hue to Hoi An could be considered Vietnam’s ‘Cultural Coast’ for its many pagodas, ruins, war memorials, museums, and culinary delicacies. The region surrounding Hoi An has seen the building and falling of empires, and the American war. Once the largest trading port in Southeast Asia, now with new development of beach tourism, you know any trip to Hoi An will show you the best of Vietnam.