Woke to a crisp temp with a cloudless clear blue sky, perfect for a riding city tour of Dalat, a beautiful town unlike any other in Vietnam due to its manmade lakes & gardens, palaces and colonial-era summer homes that have largely escaped the ravages of war.
The riding part of the day was a 40 km morning ride and a 20 km afternoon ride. The whole day was easy riding and both sessions had a 10 km downhill decent. The morning decent was a good surface & able to reach speeds of 50 Kph while the second was in a remote coffee growing area with a narrow twisting road with rough & broken surface in part & interrupted by local cow & goat herds but good speeds were also made.
Our accommodation for the night was the Bau Mai Resort, a private beach resort near Ke Ga but seems to be a bit of a white elephant, but the beach & pool & a group dinner were a great way to end the day.
We are Gerry & Ruth, a retired couple living in Brisbane Australia. We have 2 adult sons now on their own travel/work adventures based in London.
Retirement has allowed us the opportunity travel as a means to keep the grey matter moving, stay healthy and as a periodic reminder as to how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful country.
Without conscious planning the theme of out trips to date have been based around ancient civilisations and cultures mixed with elements of adventure and trekking.
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