Kim Bong Bicycle Tour

In the past, when our kids were babies, we committed to bringing a stroller with us on our travels. Kind friends and even strangers would help us lug the thing up and down stairs and around town.

Mac is now 4, and no longer a toddler. But he's not as strong as our 8 year old for solo riding or walking long distances. Mac Ride in Vietnam is adding a bit of weight to one of our packs, but it's also ensuring we can stretch out our journeys (and our legs) and explore new places, even while travelling with the kids. One such place we couldn't have enjoyed without Mac Ride is Kim Bong village. We took a wonderful tour with Hoian Free Tour, guided by two sweet university students volunteering their time in order to improve their English and share their passion for their country.  (http://www.hoianfreetour.com/).

This bike and moped ferry system puts Vancouver's False Creek Aquabus in its place!

This bike and moped ferry system puts Vancouver's False Creek Aquabus in its place!

The journey started with a cycle to the old town where we jumped on a ferry to take us across the Song Thu Bong river.

All aboard! Not a bad journey for 20,000 Dong, return (1 Dollar)

All aboard! Not a bad journey for 20,000 Dong, return (1 Dollar)

Next we rode from spot to spot and had a great time engaging with our guides and the people we met along the way.

Beautiful riding in the car free village. We cycled about 9km by the time we'd completed all of our stops.

Beautiful riding in the car free village. We cycled about 9km by the time we'd completed all of our stops.

Rice paper making

Rice paper making

Sleeping mat weaving

Sleeping mat weaving

And a finish back at the Hoi An Market for lunch

And a finish back at the Hoi An Market for lunch