Asking Why Indochina? is like asking why you ride. The anticipation of what's around the corner? The thrill of a place you've never been? Maybe it's the serenity of a 2,000-year-old footpath. The fun of passing rice paddies in a blur of speed. Or touching Angkor's ethereal ruins. Everything that's exhilarating about biking makes this trip an adventure.
1-2 With its treelined boulevards, parks and French colonial architecture, Hanoi is called the Paris of the Orient | Relics of past empires line your ride through rural villages | Share the road with food carts, water buffalo, locals scootering to work and kids biking to school | Depending on the season, enjoy peach blooms, the blaze of flame trees along the Perfume River or the profusion of lotus blossoms on Tinh Tam Lake.
3-4 Get to know the historic monuments of Hué, including the Royal Citadel, site of intense conflict during the Vietnam War | Well-preserved Hoi An, Vietnam's oldest town, is a delight to explore | Bike over Ocean Cloud Pass en route to Danang | Savor some of Asia's freshest and tastiest cuisine.
5-6 Reach Cambodia by flight, then ride through the stunning Angkor ruins, a metropolis built to glorify Khmer kings | Shop for keepsakes on Cam Kim, an island famous for ornate wood carvings | Pedal past vibrant green rice paddies on peaceful roads.
7-8 Visit iconic temples such as Bayon and Ta Prohm | Cycle through tall grass, past ox carts, stilt homes, old Chinese tractors, and ponds teeming with kids swimming or fishing | Spin through quiet rural villages | Take an early morning bike ride to Angkor Wat and wander around the temple grounds on foot.