Day 7: Hue – Hoi An (B/L/-)
It's a day of mountainous riding (approx. 80 km in total) and spectacular views as we conquer the Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass on the way to the laidback town of Hoi An. The pass is about 20km (10km each way), with some well-earned breaks along the way to take it all in.
Recently declared a World Heritage site, Hoi An is being beautifully restored and preserved. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of South-East Asia's major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today, parts of Hoi An look exactly as they did more than a century ago and it retains the feel of centuries past, making it the sort of place that grows on you the more you explore it.
It's also a shopping mecca – with much to browse and buy. Choose from original paintings, handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, embroidery, lanterns and more. Hoi An has also become famous for its tailoring, with a great variety of fabrics and tailors to choose from. Bring your favourite piece of clothing or even just a picture, and you'll be able to have it copied.
Accommodation: Lantern Hoi An Hotel or equivalent