5 Towns - 5 bikes. Travelling Vietnam - Summer holidays 2011
Rule #1 – Always travel with a footy!
Keeping skills up is very important
|Snorkeling off Nha Trang|
|Levi learnt to snorkel and saw loads of fishies!|
Trekking in the mountains and valleys of Sapa.
|..adding a load to your back also increases the challenge!|
|Local hmong lady helping Levi out...|
|The boys loved the excitement of trekking and climbing..they also loved the mud!|
|Ros and Quinn climbing the tracks from 'cat cat' village|
|Lao Chai valley|
|Shay walked around 18kms over the 3 days|
|Levi leads the way..|
|...we saw many beautiful water falls and river crossings|
|'Jungle beach' tandems|
|I borrowed many bikes on the trip - this was bike # 1, given to me by owner of jungle beach resort near nha trang...|
This is a challenging but very rewarding ride as the village is a very pretty and traditional operating sea weed farming community. It also provided a good place to grab a coffee and water before replaying the 12 km climb-descend.
|This is bike # 2. probably the worst bike I have ever riden...but I was despaerate. Anyway it did the job!|
|..Hit 70km/hr on this descent!|
|Cruising around Hue with the boys in a cyclo...|
|Cyclos are a great way to site see|
|Bike # 3. This tourer was a bit better. I did a beautiful early morning ride to see many temples around Hue. I also came with in 30kms of the Laos border. This is the 250 year old 'Thanh Toan' bridge...|
|Khai Dinh Temple|
|Lao Chai Valley is at around 1200m elevation...|
...and Thac bac, the highest road pass in Vietnam is at around 2000m above sea level..
|hmong woman walking around the roads of Sapa...|
|...me at 2001m above sea level..|
|Bike # 5. The specially adapted kids seat allowed Levi and I to see all of the old quater in comfort!|
|wild lfe of Hanoi old quater...|