Hello fellow peddlars!
My partner and I are currently cycle touring New Zealand and have met other cyclists on the road here who have toured the Mekong River so we have decided to do the same before we fly home to Canada. We are flying into Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on August 10 and are heading north through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and China for roughly a month and a half of cycling.
Is anyone else planning on doing some cycling in any of these countries during that time? We'd love to ride with others!
Mainly right now we'd like to establish a basic route cycling on quieter roads as much as possible. Can anyone help us with this? Most of the online route info is pushing us towards guided tours and we'd rather cycle without one. Do people recommend this? How hard is it to find accommodation and food in rural areas? We aren't traveling with a stove or a tent.
Thanks for your help!
Mel & Kim