New cycle tours explore Asian rivers

BANGKOK, 20 March 2019: Grasshopper Adventures, launches three adventure packages valid through 2020 that feature boat and bikes on routes following three famous rivers.

The adventure trips feature boat and bike travel along the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam, the Brahmaputra in India and the River Kwai in Thailand.

Grasshopper Adventures partners with popular riverboat operators in Asia to combine cycling and river cruising.

The itineraries use ships under private charter to Grasshopper Adventures and are escorted by a Grasshopper tour leader.

Grasshopper Adventures’ founder Adam Platt-Hepworth said: “With these new tours we are able to welcome non-cycling partners or friends and will have special activities on, or near the riverboats, planned for them each day while the riders are out on the bikes. It’s like having a portable hotel.”

Bike boat trips

Mekong Bike & Boat Adventure, from Vietnam to Cambodia, nine days / eight nights from USD4,990 per person sharing.

The trip starts in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam and finishes in Siem Reap in Cambodia. The RV Toum Tiou with its shallow draft goes all the way to Siem Reap. Guests will be cycling through Vietnam’s scenic Mekong delta region before reaching the capital Phnom Penh. The trip ends in Siem Reap with off-the-beaten-track cycling excursions to the ancient temples.

Six nights on board RV Toum Tiou; Two nights at Jaya House River Park, Siem Reap.

India: Bike & Boat Brahmaputra, nine days / eight nights from USD4,900 per person sharing.  

The Brahmaputra flows through Assam, India’s most northeastern region. Guests fly from Kolkata to Jorhat to board the RV Charaidew. Cycling features a ride on the world’s largest river island, Majuli and explores rural villages with visits to national parks.

One night at the Oberoi Grand, Kolkata; Seven nights on the RV Charaidew.

Thailand Bike, Boat & Beach, eight days / seven nights from USD3,950 per person sharing.  

Guests cruise the scenic River Kwai on the RV River Kwai combining cycling and a river cruise. There is an extension trip to Yao Island in South Thailand. Guests can cycle, kayak or hike down south while enjoying an island resort.

One night at the Riva Surya Hotel, Bangkok; Three nights on the RV River Kwai; Three nights at Paradise Koh Yao Resort, Island of Koh Yao.