The best coastal back road bike tour 12 days/11 nights

 Tour code

 VBT: VCT12C - SGN - HAN

 Duration

 12 days/ 11 nights

 No. of cycling days

  7 full days + half-day

 Distance

 470 - 550 km

 Minimum ages to ride

 18

 Group size

 Mi: 02 - Max: 12

 Tour meets

 in HCM

 Tour ends

 in Ha Noi

 Road surface

 Mixed dirty track, concrete path and hilly country back roads

 What's included

 What's not included

- Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists and luggage

- Personal travel insurance

- Truck to carry all bikes and spare bikes, tool kits

- Single accommodation

- New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brakes

- Other personal expenses

- Helmets, new bottles of water

- Drinks are not included with any meal

- All entrance fees and boat rides

- Visa to Vietnam

- Flight from Hue to Ha Noi + airport In/Out

 

- B = 11 Breakfasts, L = 12 Lunches, D = 6 Dinners

 

- Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits and facial tissues

 

- 1 night on cruise in Ha Long bay

 

- 10 nights: double room & twin share

 

- Experienced English speaking bike guides

 

- Pick up & drop off at hotels

 

Dates

Destinations

Activities

Distance

Meals

 Day 01

 HCM - Phan Thiet

 Cycling + transfer

 25 - 70 km 

 L/D

 Day 02

 Phan Thiet - Phan Rang

 Cycling + transfer

 30 - 80 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 03

 Phan Rang - Nha Trang

 Cycling + tranfser

30 - 80 km 

 B/L

 Day 04

 Nha Trang - Boat ride to Island

 Boat trip

no cycling 

B/L

 Day 05

 Nha Trang - Qui Nhon

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 70 km 

B/L/D

 Day 06

 Qui Nhon - Quang Ngai

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 80 km  

B/L/D

 Day 07

 Quang Ngai - Hoi An

 Cycling - transfer

30 - 80 km 

B/L

 Day 08

 Hoi An - My Son

 Cycling + transfer

25 km 

B/L

 Day 09

 Hoi An - Hue

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 80 km 

B/L/D

 Day 10 

 Hue - Ha Noi

 Cycling + flight

25 km 

B/L/D

 Day 11

 Ha Noi - Ha Long bay

 Transfer + cruise

no cycling 

B/L

 Day 12

 Ha Long bay - Ha Noi

 Cruise + transfer

no cycling

B/L


Day 01: HCM -  Phan Thiet 
Leave the hotel at 7:00 am for an hour and half driving on A/C van/minibus to Long Thanh town where your first day ride starts. Right here the starting place, your guide will tell you general info of real countryside and its back roads and distance before you bike. You will pedal on gentle routes, ride pass cashew, corn fields, vegetable garden along authentic villages before you to ride on dirt track through rice paddy. To avoid getting heat on coastal road after lunch, you will have a transfer to La Gi for the afternoon ride when the temperature is already dropped down. We do ride on back roads of coastal road and paths through dragon plantation through villages. Stay in resort beach in Mui Ne.

  • 40 - 80km, easy/moderate
  • Lunch/ Dinner

Day 02: Phan Thiet – Phan Rang 
In the morning, we take an easy ride on smooth back roads and ride through countryside of Cashew plantation. Ride pass white sand-dune to Phan Ri township where lunch serving here. In the afternoon, we follow beautiful coastal back roads to Phan Rang..

  • 30 - 80km, easy/moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 03: Phang Rang - Nha Trang 
Today’ morning ride will start from the hotel. In the morning, on the coastal roads, we ride pass salt fields and villages that considered the homeland of grapes in Vietnam. In the afternoon, we ride deeply into rural areas that grow mango fruits before we back to quiet back roads to Nha Trang.

  • 30 - 80km, easy/moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 04: Nha Trang - boat trip 
Nha Trang is knew with warm weather all year rounds and also with sandy beaches in central provinces. A full day boat trip for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on beach cannot be missed. Check out and try swimming tales, snorkeling gear before our boat taking you to coral Island. This is your own time to enjoy swimming until time for lunch. Then boat riding takes you to mini beach to lunch. You can relax on beach as long as you wish and enjoy activities and services here you’re your personal expenses. Return to hotel and free to explore city of Nha Trang in the evening.

  • No cycling
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 05: Nha Trang – Qui Nhon 
The distance between Nha Trang to Quy Nho is very far and there is not enough time for you to ride all the ways. Our bike guide will cut off some and choose the best for your riding today. Check out the hotel at 7:00 am, then relax on vehicles for an hour to Van Gia town ship where you start biking on back roads through local hamlets and fishing villages, ride pass school, local markets before you bike on trails to Co Ma Pass. Your lunch will be served at local restaurant by the beach. Another transfer by vehicles to Tuy Hoa’ countryside after lunch gives you a nap. Then you can ride you bicycle on your own space pass sweet potato field, tapioca fields, rice paddy and fishing villages. Depending on your cycling ability and time, our guide could figure out and would tailor make a short route or long routes as to be at the hotel before dark.

  • 30 - 70km, easy/moderate
  • Breafast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 06: Qui Nhon – Quang Ngai 
In the morning, we will have a 30 minutes transfer by vehicle to back roads by the lake near fishing village as to avoid heavily traffic in town. Ride on small concrete country roads by the lake to Cat Tien. Then we continue cycling on coastal roads to De Ghi. In the afternoon, we ride pass shrimp farms along coastal roads, and travel the homeland of coconut of Tam Quang before an hour and half to go by vehicles to Quang Ngai city.

  • 30 - 80km, easy/moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 07: Quang Ngai – Hoi An
We check out the hotel and go My Lai memorial by vehicles. Right here, our team will set up and double check all bikes. After your visit the memorial, just jump back to bikes to explore villages of My Lai before we reach to Sa Ky, then Chau O. Transfer to Tam Ky town for lunch. The highlight of today is unique routes in the afternoon. Explore traditional villages, see water buffaloes on rice paddy, monkey bridges and wooden boat factories.

  • 30 - 80km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 08: Half-day cycling to My Son 
Today we ride to My Son site about 30 km. After we explored My Son we return to Hoi An by vehicles. Free by your onw in the evening.

  • 25 km, easy
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 09: Hoi An - Hue 
Option 1: An opportunity for you to challenges the Hai Van Pas after an hour driving from Hoi An. Take a little time to warm up your body before we bike uphill to the peak of Hai Van Pass. Right here you could see the big difference of condition of weather. You are also can see many old American bunkers on the peak of Hai Van Pass. Then cycle down hills to restaurant by the Lang Co beach for lunch. Then travel by off roads to the oceanic country roads. Keep riding onward through fishing villages, traditional residential architecture of houses and the ancient burial-ground of Hue
Option 2: Our vehicles take you to the peak of Hai Van Pass, after taking photos and admire particular scenery with different weather at the peak. Then we ride down the pass to Lang Co beach. In the afternoon, we ride on small concrete paths through fishing villages by huge lake, rice fields, and removed villages of Tu Hien, Thuan An before we ride on A/C van to Hue city.

  • 30 - 80km, easy/moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 10: Hue city tour – fly to Ha Noi 
Explore the forbidden city before the ride starts. We explore back roads by bike to the Royal Tombs of Nguyen Dynasty. Visit the Tu Duc tomb and Khai Dinh tomb before lunch serving at local. Fly to Hanoi in the afternoon.

  • 25 km, easy
  • Fly to Hanoi in the afternoon
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 11: Ha Noi – Halong Bay
Local guide of Paloma Cruise will pick up you at Flower Garden for Ha Long bay. It takes around 3 hours and half to Ha Long bay. See more detail of your cruise here: http://www.palomacruise.com/halong-bay-cruise-2-days-1-night.html

  • A transfer to Halong Bay by van/bus
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 12: Halong - Ha Noi 
The cruise will return to the dock at 11:30 am and you will be driven back to Hanoi around 4:30 pm, Tour End!

  • Transfer back to Hanoi by van/bus
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

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