The best central highland and coastal road cycling adventures

Tour code

 VBT: 7A - VCT

 Duration

 7 days/ 6 nights

 No. of cycling days

 6 full days 

 Distance

 250 - 320 km

 Minimum ages to ride

 14

 Group size

 Mi: 02 - Max: 12

 Tour meets

 in HCM 

 Tour ends

 in HCM

 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 ferry tickets in countryside

 

- B = 6 Breakfasts, L = 7 Lunches, D = 6 Dinners

 

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

 

- 6 nights: double room and twin share

 

- Experienced English speaking bike guides

 

- Pick up & drop off at hotels

 

Dates

Destinations

Activities

Distance

Meals

 Day 01

 HCM - Nam Cat Tien

 Cycling + transfer

 30 - 50 km 

 L/D

 Day 02

 Nam Cat Tien - Madagui - Dalat

 Cycling + transfer

 30 - 65 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 03

 Dalat - Ta Nung - Nam Ban - Ban Me Thuot

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 70 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 04

 Ban Me Thuot - Nha Trang

 Cycling + tranfser

30 - 80 km 

B/L/D

 Day 05

 Nha Trang - Phan Rang

 Cycling+transfer+boat

30 - 80 km 

B/L/D

 Day 06

 Phan Rang - Phan Thiet

 Cycling+ transfer

30 - 70 km  

B/L/D

 Day 07

 Phan Thiet - HCM

 Cycling + transfer

no cycling 

B/L/


Day 01: Saigon - Nam Cat Tien national park 
We depart from hotels at 7:00 am to avoid heavy traffic in crowded HCM city. After 1.5 hours by vehicle towards to Trang Bom Dist, Dong Nai province. Take an adventure ride into local communities, pass village and enjoy particular scenery. Ride through rubber plantation, ride paddy fields, teak tree plantation, tapioca plant fields, and passing tiny rural villages along the way to Gia Kiem Dist. The afternoon’ cycling is on along the Dong Nai River, passing Ta Lai village, passing corn fields, rolling hilly back roads before a ferry crossing to Nam Cat Tien.
  • 25 - 50km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
  
Day 02: Cat Tien – Madagui - Dalat
Nam Cat Tien is the largest national park in South Vietnam. Cat Tien National Park is part of the wet tropical forest complex and one of the specious natural forests remaining in Vietnam. That is why this area is significant not only in Vietnam but in the world as well. The diversity of the Park has been recognized by WWF when this international organization selected the Park as one of 200 global ecological zones including the land and its water area with its well-known biological diversity. In 2001 Cat Tien National Park has been listed by UNESCO as the 411th biosphere Reserve Zone in the world.
After breakfast at hotel, our ride starts then. We cycle on paths to sub-Nam Cat Tien forest via Dak-Lua, the lush eco-system of a semi-evergreen forest and wetland-flooded evergreen forest. Ride on single track along waterway, ride through small villages, small thatch house before we cross river by floating bridge. Then we stop for picnic lunch at local café. Then we continue our ride on asphalt back roads, and tarmac road a few km before we turn into small single track, ride through jungle, and pass villages of ethnic, ride over suspension bridge to other villages. Enjoy particular scenery on back road to Madagui. Have transfer to Dalat city.
  • 25 - 65km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 03: Dalat –Ta Nung - Ban Me Thuot
The starting point of today’ cycling is not far from hotel but leaving earlier at 7:00am so the ride will begin after a short transfer from city center of Dalat to rural Dist. This morning ride is about 45 km but it divided into levels; easy and hard. We will start to ride downhill on asphalt quiet back road to Ta Nung and Nam Ban. Enjoy amazing view when you ride down the vast coffee plantation, scenery of pine forest, greenhouse and nice villages. There is a stop so we enjoy coffee, snacks, fruit before we continue our cycling to countryside of Da Don. Lunch will be served in town before a two- hour and half transfers after lunch. The afternoon ride will start around 2:00 pm. The ride will star from the peak then, we ride on gentle hilly back road, through rice paddy fields along mountains; see local looks after their cows and buffalos, enjoy peaceful scenery, mountain range all the way to urban Dist. A 30 minute transfer takes you to city center.
  • 30 – 70km, easy/moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 04: Ban Me Thuot – Nha Trang
There is a long way from ban Me Thuot to Nha Trang city and there isn’t enough time for us to ride all the ways.. But it is not hard ride because we start from central highland and reach to seaside province. We kid off from hotel by vehicle and the transfer takes about an hour to starting point, in rural village. Most of road we ride today is hilly back road, through small villages of Ethnic people. Ride rolling tranquil and beautiful scenery, passing tapioca, sugar cane plantations and vibrant villages on gentle hilly back roads, weaving through verdant countryside, bike through rice paddy fields. Depends on your speed ability, our team will figure out for a transfer to Nha Trang city.
  • 30 – 80km, easy/ moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 05: Nha Trang – Phan Rang
South central coast of Vietnam owned several passes, peninsulas, and beautiful sceneries with warm beaches and besides, there are plenty of fishing villages and salt fields along back roads through villages. This is an opportunity for you to meandering mountain passes, on generally scenic quiet back road through villages by bicycle. Depart at 8:00 am from hotel by vehicle. After half an hour driving to beach of Nhu Tien, we will reach to place where all bikes are available for us to start. In the morning, ride past fish farms and local furniture workshop. Then we turn left on small path to explore fame land, villages, and mango orchards. Stop for lunch in Cam Ranh town. There will be an hour transfers to avoid cycling on high roads. It’s also a chance you can take a nap after lunch.  In the afternoon, our ride is on gentle hilly back road, view the local fishing village from passes, admire break taking views of mountain range along the ways. Especially, you could view the beautiful panoramic landscape of Vinh Hy bay. It’s also the most an attractive beach of Ninh Thuan province nowadays. Then we continue challenge the mountain of Nui Chua and ride rolling hilly its national park before we ride down hilly to salt fields, then we keep biking to Ninh Chu beach. Check in the hotel.
  • 30 – 80km, easy/moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner 
Day 06: Phan Rang – Phan Thiet
Set off early morning and start cycling from hotel. Ride on quiet coastal back road to get quiet city of Phan Rang to fishing village nearby. The distance of riding in the morning is about 40km. The ride takes you through grape plantation and fishing villages sometime passing rock edge. We will visit and experience workshop producing wine from grape. Try some fresh grapes directly from local orchards and wine with friendly host. We will have a delicious seafood lunch at Ca Na beach. After lunch, enjoy and relax on A/C vehicle to Phan Ri town. Our cycling adventure continues as we bike through some villages making fishing nest then turn on smooth tarmac coastal road. Passing white sand dunes of Bau Trang before your guide will lead you ride on gentle country back road through cashew and dragon fruit plantation, coconut garden to Mui Ne beach.
  • 30 – 70km, easy/moderate/
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 07: Phan Thiet – La Gi - HCM 
There is no cycling todays. After your breakfast at hotel, stay on beach on the whole morning until we check out. Check out at 12:00 and enjoy 4 hours driving back to Ho Chi Minh. Tour End!
  • Breakfast/ lunch

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