Cycling is a wonderful way to see Vietnam. It is quite a densely populated country so even though we were in the country, most of the time there were plenty of houses around and there were no shortage of children shouting "hello" or wanting high-fives as we went past.
It was fantastic to be driven to the best places to ride. I expected more potholes and gravel road but often the roads were of about the same standard as my local area (Melbourne, Australia). Having said this, I would not want to ride a racing road bike on this trip. I have a pretty solid tourer and that was perfect.
This sort of trip could be done without a touring company like Exodus but it wouldn't be half as enjoyable. Being ferried to the right places to ride, regular drink stops with lemon drink and tropical fruits being served as well as having all the accomodation hassles removed is worth every cent of the cost of the tour.
This was my first Exodus trip but many other travellers had done several. I can see why. I would strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to have a holiday and come back in better shape than when they left.