Our guide for the day was Juen (hope that is the correct spelling!) and she was awesome! Super-knowledgeable about all the places we visited, friendly, and went at a pace that really suited us (i.e. gentle!)
The scenery was just out of this world, you can't believe you are cycling through this fairy-tale landscape. The bamboo river raft lasted 1.5 hours and was a great way to relax after a morning of cycling. Juen met us with the bikes at the other end, and we went for lunch at a small local restaurant where they grow their own veggies. We are vegetarians, and they catered to us with no problem at all. When they discovered it was also my boyfriend's birthday, they brought him the traditional long noddles (wish for a long life). More cycling in the afternoon, through a very old village, and Juen explained the architecture to us, which was fascinating. When we arrived back at Bike Asia, we were offered water, tea & coffee, and sat for a while chatting with the local ladies who run the tours.
Overall, a great experience and a perfect way to see a lot of this beautiful area. Highly recommend!