Biking from Saigon to Hanoi 14D/13N

Tour code VBT: VCT14B - SGN - HAN Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 14 days/13 nights Cycling distance 480 - 540km
No. of cycling days 8 full days, half day Group size Mi: 02 - Max: 12
Tour meets in HCM Tour ends in Ha Noi
What's included What's not included

- A/C van/bus takes up all cyclists and luggage
- Truck to carry all bikes …
- 2017 Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5”, hydraulic brake
- Helmets, new bottles of water, tools kit
- All entrance fees, boat rides
- All ferry tickets in countryside 
- Flight from HCM to Dalat
- Flight from Dong Hoi to Ha Noi
- B= 13 Breakfasts, L= 14 Lunches, D= 7 Dinners
- Daily cold mineral water, soft drinks
- Daily snacks, fresh fruits, facial tissues
- 12 nights, double/win rooms
- 1 night on cruise in Ha Long bay
- An experienced English speaking bike guide
- Pick up at/drop off at hotels

​- Visa to Vietnam
- Personal travel insurance
- Other personal expenses
- Single accommodation
- International Flight in/out
- Drinks are not included with any meal


3 star hotels

US$2635 per person (2 persons)
US$2560 per person (3 persons)
US$2490 per person (4 persons)
US$2440 per person (5 - 7 persons)
US$2399 per person (8 -12 persons)
US$  325  single supplement

3 - 4 star hotels

US$2825 per person (2 persons)
US$2750 per person (3 persons)
US$2680 per person (4 persons)
US$2630 per person (5 - 7 persons)
US$2580 per person (8 -12 persons)
US$ 475 single supplement


Day 01: Saigon - Dalat
You will have an early morning flight to Dalat, our team will meet you at Lien Khuong airport for first day of cycling. Then a 20 minute by vehicle will take you rural village. We will bike along back roads through rural villages, ride past real countryside of the highlands, pepper and rubber plantations, pine forest.

  • 25 - 40 km, moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 02: Dalat - Nha Trang 
The back roads through Hon Giao Pass, lush green of pine forest made beautiful landcape amongst valley on the ways. Ride rolling hills through Hon Giao Pass and enjoy 29 km down hills before lunch serving by waterways. In the afternoon, we ride on the back roads, cycle past sugar cane fields, rice-paddy and end up today at highway 1A.

  • 40 - 90km, easy/moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 03: Boat ride to Island - Stay on beach
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. You will be equipped with swimming tales, snorkeling gear before our boat taking you coral Island. Then boat riding to mini beach for lunch. After lunch you can relax on beach as long as you wish. Return to hotel and free to explore city of Nha Trang by your own.

  • No cycling
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 04: Nha Trang – Qui Nhon 
The distance between Nha Trang to Quy Nho is very far there is not enough time ride all the ways. Our bike guide will cut off some and choose the best for today' ride A 30 km bike ride in the morning allow you get close to locals at their home, and along villages through rice fields and salt fish farms before you have seafood lunch served by the beach. A short transfer you to starting point of cycling in rural of Tuy Hoa town for the afternoon biking. A moderate riding on hilly back roads amongst sweet potato, tapioca fields before you cycle on trails through fishing villages. You will have an hour transfer you to city of Quy Nhon by vehicle in late afternoon.

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

Day 05: Qui Nhon – Quang Ngai 
A 30 minutes transfer by vehicle to back roads near fishing village as to avoid traffic heavily in town. Ride on hilly back roads by huge lack and sand dunes. Stop for lunch at seafood restaurant at small town on the way. An hour and half transfer as to avoid getting hot after lunch then we continue cycling on hilly beautiful oceanic country roads along 40 km blue sandy local beaches. Our support vehicles will take to city of Quang Ngai in late afternoon.

  • 40 - 90km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 06: Quang Ngai – Hoi An 
Stopping at memorial of My Lai before we ride 30 km in the morning. After we have chicken rice served, we get back on bike to explore traditional villages on paths, see buffaloes on rice paddy, ride past bamboo monkey bridges and stopping at handmade wooden boat before we share space with locals on small ferry boat to Hoi An town.

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

Day 07: Hoi An - My Son
Take a pleasure cycling on paths to My Son Site. Share the paths with kids cycle to school, See activities of local markets on bike and experience ancient architecture of My Son and its history before return to Hoi An by vehicle.

  • 30km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 08: Hoi An - Hue 
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 (ghost city is called by locals) to Hue city.

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

Day 09: Hue city tour – cycling to Dong Hoi 
After breakfast at hotel, we will visit the Purple city before we start biking to Quang Tri. Most  route today are flat but very unique because we almost ride through traditional villages, remote fishing villages, rice paddy fields and numerous ancient temples on country back roads. Then we will continue cycling to Cua Tung beach. If time permitted, we continue biking to Vinh Moc tunnel before a transfer to Dog Hoi city.

  • 30 - 60km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 10: Dong Hoi – Phong Nha 
In the morning we explore fishing villages of local on paths along ocean, and some paths of the jungle near mountain range. In the afternoon, cycling the back roads of countryside of Phong Nha, bike through ride paddy, and following footpaths to Phong Nha.

  • 30 - 60km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 11: Phong Nha caves exploration 
 In the morning our team will accompany with you by vehicle to Paradise cave. Spend an hour and half to explore this cave before lunch lunch serving by river. Then jumping off  zip lines to enjoy mud bath, return by kayaking for another exploration of Phong Nha cave by boat.

  • No cycling
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 12: Phong Nha - Dong Hoi - fly to Hanoi
After having breakfast, we depart from Phong Nha by vehicles tp Dong Hoi to take a domestic flight to Hanoi.

  • Fly to Ha Noi
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 13: Ha Noi – Halong Bay
you will be picked up at your hotels for a transfer to Ha Long bay. Arriving at the dock for boarding. Seafood lunch will be served on cruise. Stay a night on cruise.

  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 14: Hanoi - 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!

  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Reviews

Calvin Scott Dick from Canada

Overall, I thought this trip was great! Dat was fantastic guide, friendly, helpful, professional – and did a great job of introducing us to Vietnamese culture through some legends, food and explaining about agriculture.. What would have been nice is if we had more days with definite goals (I like cycling from one landmark to another landmark) even though it is difficult to balance with showing us the variety in the country personally. I would have like to learn more about how to say words properly(sh) in Vietnamese and maybe more still about the culture/history but I think that the balance was probably good. 10 - 23 Feb, 2016

Edmund Peter Dick from Canada

The tour was very good – an excellent way to see many parts of the country in a two week period. Dat was an exceptional guide. It is hard to think that that someone else could be better. He was very helpful in many ways, often doing more to help us than we would expect. The biggest problem we faced was arriving at the hotel and finding it closed during th Tet holiday. It was nice that things worked out as well as they did. If we were American, the tour value would be exceptional, but our Canadian dollar has fallen a lot in the last few months so I can only say good. For what we received, it was certainly reasonable. If someone else,asks me, I will recommend your company – especially it Dat is the guide. 10 - 23 Feb, 2016

Ed Dick Nancy family of 5 from Canada

Hi Van, On behalf of myself and my family I would like to say thank you to you and your crew for making our holiday in Vietnam a success. The itinerary you planned for this trip, both the types of riding that we did and the activities involved, fit our needs perfectly - and Dat was an absolutely excellent guide - friendly, energetic, and both very knowledgeable and very helpful. When things didn't go quite perfectly (like when the hotel we were booked into in Nha Trang was closed) we correctly had complete confidence that things would work out. Overall, your support team took great care of us. Because of the ages and commitments of our boys, this was the trip of a lifetime - it will very probably be the last time we will ever have to be together on a holiday excursion like this. I am happy to say that we picked the right country, the right company to help us, and the right tour! As I said in my written evaluation, if anyone asks, it will be easy for me to recommend Vietnam as a destination and Vietnam Backroads as a tour company. I hope that it is alright to add a couple of thoughts. On your website I see that there are some pictures and videos of various tours. I have many pictures to go through from our trip. If you are interested, after I go through them I can send you five or six of ours that you can add to your collection if you wish. A year and a half ago, Nancy and I did a bike trip in Albania that was advertised as a UN World Heritage Site tour. (also an excellent adventure) In reflecting on your tour, I wonder whether you might wish to consider using a similar title to describe the tour we took. As we visited five UN world heritage sites (more than we saw in Albania), it would be a very accurate description and perhaps would draw more attention to the tour, at least for certain people. 10 - 23 Feb, 2016

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