Experience Heritage and Culture by bike

Overview

Price from
USD $2530.00 2530.00
Tour code
VBT: VCT14A - HAN - SGN
Number Of cycling days
10 days
Single supplement
425.00$
Average distance per day
45Km
Bike Hire
US$100
Total cycling distance
630km

Full Itinerary

Biking route Ha Noi - Phong Nha - Saigon
Day
1
Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay

Depart from Ha Noi at 7:30AM, an early morning and travel by private vehicle to spectacular World Heritage site of Ha Long located in the Gulf of Tonkin. It takes about three hours and half. There is thousands of Islands with many famous caves, grottos and sandy coves. Board a boat and cruise the bay, exploring island caves, enjoy swimming. Dinner on board, enjoy live music and at dancing bar and spend a peaceful night on cruise. 

Paloma Cruise
Lunch/ Dinner
Kiwi standing on oval
Paloma Cruise
Day
2
Ha Long - Ha Noi

Enjoy sunrise with tea, coffee before a breakfast serving. A visit floating villages by bamboo boat, stop at some Pearl Farm before returning to the cruise. Your lunch is on board while the cruise move slowly back to Hon Gai dock. The cruise trip will finish it journey 11:45 am. You will relax on van/bus driving back to Hanoi city around 4:30pm. Check in hotel. Free on your own time to explore Ha Noi in the evening

The Light
Breakfast/ Lunch
Day
3
Fly to Dong Hoi - Phong Nha

Breakfast is takes away for an early flight to Dong Hoi today. You will be picked up and taken to Noi Bai airport. After you are met at Dong Hoi airport, we spend an hour driving on private vehicle to Phong Nha. Check in hotel and enjoy lunch before we explore Paradise Cave, enjoy mud bathing at Dark Cave. It is hot springs inside Dark Caves. Then we come back hotel in late afternoon.

Saigon Phong Nha
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Fly to Dong Hoi
Day
4
Phong Nha - Dong Hoi

After breakfast at hotel, check out and your cycle starts from hotel. Your ride in on country back road through tiny villages, local markets before you heading on single track to riverside, your bike guide will lead you cycling on single track by river, passing Ethnic villages, countryside rice paddies, and you can see buffaloes, cows on farm land. Ride cross the west Truong Son high way (former HCM trails) and keep cycling through rubber plantation into many small mountain villages, countryside mountain rice fields. Explore local villages and mountain landscapes for incredible ride in this beautiful tropical country. Then we head to a small village by small fishing villages to bike along the dirt roads enjoying stunning countryside views along the way. The rest of today is a gentle riding on coastal road to Dong Hoi.

Saigon Dong Hoi
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 50km
Hilly - easy/ moderate
Day
5
Dong Hoi - Vinh Moc tunnel - Hue

We start our adventure day early in the morning at 7:00AM. It is really a long way and you can’t ride all the ways but scenery and routes are fabulous, amazing. You guide will cut off some so you can see the best of stunning coastal back roads and beaches. Quang Tri’ seaside countryside is still untouched place to cyclists/travelers. You will have an early start with an hour and half transfer by private vehicle to Vinh Moc tunnel. When the War took place in Vinh Moc from 1966 to 1972. The locals began to dig tunnels in 1965 and finished in 1967 with simple tools in 18,000 labor days. The total length of the tunnels is nearly 2,000 m long with six entrances to the tops of hills and seven entrances to the sea.

Imperial Hue hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 80km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
6
Hue - Hoi An

The former capital of Vietnam is Hue today. It holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past including; tombs, pagodas, typical blend of French and Vietnam’ architectures and historical relics. You will visit the Imperial Citadel including the Forbidden Purple City which was almost nearly destroyed in Vietnam War during the Tet Offensive. We will have a leisurely bicycle ride along picturesque country roads in the morning. Cycle through peaceful and amazing scenery; witness the Vietnamese rural life, offering endless photo opportunities. Then a short transfer takes you to fishing village to bike. The ride of today is divided into two different levels. After lunch, we continue to ride up to Hai Van Pass. Make sure that you can capture plenty of pictures from the peak of Ha Van Pass
An option: you can ride to the peak of Hai Van Pass on A/C van instead of pedaling up. The rest time of the day is to relax on A/C van/bus on coastal road to Hoi An.

Hoi An Riverside resort
Breakfast/ Lunch
25 - 80km
Hilly - easy/moderate/ hard
Day
7
Hoi An - My Son

Free day in Hoi An. Option to enjoy a half-day ride to My Son. Lunch will be included if cycling to My Son

Hoi An Riverside resort
Lunch
25km
Flat - easy
Day
8
Hoi An - Tam Ky - Quang Ngai

Discover the delightful back roads of Hoi An, Tam Ky and Quang Ngai and their surroundings by bicycle. You’ll escape the tourist trail as you experience the contrast between bustling city life and the elegant charm of rural Vietnam. Meet and chat with the friendly and welcoming locals on country back roads, they are happy to show you their beautiful homeland. We will cycle along rice paddies and picturesque landscapes; fishing villages and traditional hamlets. You’ll find out how and why farmers still using buffalos, cows to help them on farmlands. There will be many stops at some historical sites and colorful pagodas on the way. On your cycling adventures is such a beautiful day. The ride divided into two sections. In the morning, you will have a pleasure biking on countryside back roads, through farm land, see working buffaloes and cows on rice paddies, riding over small wood bridges, see thatch house along rivers. Your lunch is in town of Tam Ky. In the afternoon, the ride will continue from Chau O, we follow hilly back roads though jungle and villages to Son My memorial.

Tien An Riverside hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 80km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
9
Quang Ngai - Tam Quang - De Ghi - Quy Nhon

There is another amazing day! As the wind pushing you today! Enjoy lovely quiet coastal back roads and breathtaking views of mountains along the ways. Tam Quang is small town and it takes about an hour driving from Quang Ngai city where you stay last night.  We depart at 7:00 AM from hotel. There are some gentle hills to challenge; back roads and mixed single tracks through fishing villages, mountainous countryside rice paddy fields, salt fields and many sandy local beaches along the way. You could stop at any beach to enjoy swimming. Seafood lunch is well-prepared at fishing villages. In the afternoon, your ride will continue on ward to lagoon of Thi Nai before a short transfer takes you to city center.

Seagull hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 90km
Hilly - easy/moderate/ hard
Day
10
Quy Nhon - Tuy Hoa - Nha Trang

Quy Nhon is a small city in the Central Coast Vietnam. It belongs to Binh Dinh province that is known as martial arts land of Vietnam. It has a varied topography, being extremely diversified with mountains and forests, hills, fields, salt marshes, plains, lagoons, lakes, rivers, shorelines, peninsulas and islands. Its coastline is 42 km long with sandy beaches, abundant seafood resources and other natural products of economic value. Check out the hotel at 7:00 am and enjoy scenery on vehicles for an hour to Ganh Do, Ganh Hao where the ride begins. Ride on long wooden bridge to cross Lagoon, we ride on trails along a huge lake through fishing villages, pass sweet potato field, tapioca fields, rice paddy and fishing villages to Tuy Hoa city. After lunch in town of Tuy Hoa, You will also be challenged by biking over some hills - the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, beautiful countryside’s from Tuy Hoa to Vung Ro. 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.

TTC Hotel Premium – Michelia
Breakfast/ Lunch
25 - 70km
Hilly - easy/moderate
Day
11
Nha Trang - Dalat

The French endowed the city with villas and boulevards, and its Swiss charms remain today. Hébrard included the requisite health complex, golf course, parks, schools, and homes but no industry. The legacy of boarding schools where children from the whole of Indochina were taught by French priests, nuns, and expatriates still existed as late as 1969. In 1929, the Christian and Missionary Alliance established a school which later relocated to Bangkok, Thailand, due to the Vietnam War and has been located in Penang, Malaysia, since the 1970s. There were seminaries of Jesuits (such as Pius X Pontifical College) and other orders. The elite Vietnamese National Military Academy graduated its first class of future leaders in 1950. There was an aviation school at Cam Ly Airport. After breakfast, a transfer by vehicle takes you to countryside of Dien Khanh. We take an easy bike ride to explore villages by river, ride pass sugar cane farms, rice paddy fields on paths through beautiful countryside along mountain to Khanh Vinh. After lunch, we ride 30 km on A/C van uphill to the peak of Hon Giao. Then we cycle back roads through valley, pine forests, breathtaking views to the peak which is about 1500m above the level sea allow you to conquer many hills 

Dalat Hotel Du Parc Hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 80km
Hilly - easy/moderate/ hards
Day
12
Dalat - MNountain biking

After breakfast at hotel, you’re A/C van with guide will take you to rural area of Suoi Van, then we start to ride on downhill on asphalt quiet back road to Ta Nung and Nam Ban, ride pass valley, vegetable plantation, green houses on the way. After we ride downhill about 25 km, we will have a break before we ride up gentle hills then we ride down hill another pass. We end up today’ ride at noon time and enjoy lunch before we return to Dalat city be vehicles.

Dalat Hotel Du Parc Hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/
25 - 40km
Hilly - easy/moderate
Day
13
Dalat - Cat Tien park

Cat Tiên National Park was protected initially in 1978 as two sectors, Nam Cat Tien and Tay Cat Tien. Another sector, Cat Loc, was gazetted as a rhinoceros reserve in 1992 upon the discovery of a population of the Vietnamese Javan rhinoceros, an occasion that brought the park into the world's eye. The three areas were combined to form one park in 1998. Nam Cat Tien is contiguous with Vĩnh Cửu nature reserve thus providing an enlarged area for species to breed. The highlight of morning biking is ride down hill on 20 km from Suoi Vang to Lam Ha via Ta Nung. Stop for coffee break after we ride downhill. Then we turn right cycling on gentle hilly back roads pass coffee plantation before we ride down another hill for lunch. After lunch, we go Nam Cat Tien by vehicles. If time permitted, we ride in the afternoon, ride cross vegetable, cashew fields then cross Dong Nai River on suspension bridge to the park

Forest Lodge
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
Hilly - easy/moderate
Day
14
Nam Cat Tien - Ho Chi Minh

After having breakfast, we start to trek into green forest with local guide for 2 hours and half then we check out for heading to HCMC by vehicles. Stop for lunch on the ways to HCM. Tour End!

Breakfast/ Lunch

Tour details

Destination
Ages to ride
14 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
02 - 04
Large Group
05 - 14
What's included
Private vehicles
New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brake
Helmets, new bottles of water
All entrance fees and boat rides
Flight from Ha Noi to Dong Hoi
B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
1 night on cruise in Ha Long bay
12 nights: double room & twin share
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
Experienced English speaking bike guides
Pick up at/ drop off at hotels
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Tips to bike guide and driver
Road Condition

We select the best paths, single track and country back roads for our cycling tours. Mostly, routes are paths, single track that are too small for vehicles. Country back roads are less traffic which A/C van could support riders. Vietnam Backroads offers fascinating cycling tours to discover this diverse country. Bicycle touring from the capital of Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh City to central coastal provinces and west Chi Minh trails along mountain ranges are our top bike tours in Vietnam. Its the best way to meet locals, to enjoy breathtaking views and to receive an extremely warm welcome from the hospitable locals. You will travel through colourful fishing villages, green rice paddy fields, across mountain ranges and through the jungle, ride rolling hills and pedal up the the peak of Ha Van Pass. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long and exlpore Hue Citadel and Hoi An ancient town. In general, mixed of roads; single track, dirt track are rough and but asphalt country back roads and coastal back roads with smooth surface allows you touring the Charm of Vietnam.

 

Weather
Vehicles

Private Support Vehicles

2 to 4 riders in a group
There is only one A/C 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases and bikes. There are four rows of seating for passengers on A/C 16 seater van.Two people seat on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seat will be fold up so all bikes will be uploaded here.

A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people
There will be 2 vehicles to support riders on entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, ice box to keep cold drinks....

A large group tour: 8 to 14 people
One minibus to take up all riders including luggage & suitcases and one truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, water, cold drinks and snacks...Ice box

A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people
We provide 2 minibuses and one truck to escort large groups of riders and help ensure their safety. Our pro guide will motivate a team with support vehicles to bring the best services to riders.

Bike info

Mountain Bike wheel size 27.5 with hydraulic brake: S = 15", M = 17", L = 19", XL = 21".

- Each bike has a handlebar bag

1 - Good quality and lightweight Giant MTB 27.5" frames 

2 - 27.5" Rockshox XC30 , good choice for off riding

3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable for riding

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Hydraulic disc brake

6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes

7 - 27.5" Alexrims disc brake rims - 32 holes

8 - Maxxis Cross Mark 27.5 x 1.95 - Good quality and suitable for both off road riding and touring long trips

9 - Good soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van's team.

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Reviews

Hi Van
Thank you so much for the best holiday. The food was fantastic, probably a little too much at times I haven't lost any weight after cycling 700 kms. The accommodation was above the standard I expected especially for the one night stays.

The organisational side of things was excellent running like clockwork. The staff you employed went out of their way to help and make sure we had water, food, were comfortable on our bikes, we were very spoilt.

Our truck driver was there all the time filling water bottles getting us food. Our bus driver (Hi - not sure how to spell it) was running after us making sure we had everything we needed and his driving was exceptional. Ican't praise Bobby and Nghi enough they made the trip a wonderful experience, it was hard to leave we felt they were part of our group. 11 - 24 Nov 2012

*FOR NEXT YEAR*
I would like to organise another trip for 2013, doing the Mekong Delta/ Phu Quoc Island area because that would be completely different to what we have seen. Just a couple of questions - what month do you think we should do the Mekong Delta - I will aim to get about 12 people again and we would look at flying in on the Saturday to Ho Chi Min and starting the trip on the Sunday - then flying out 14 days later on the Saturday Night, I think that was a great way to see everything and the flights were easy from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh.
On this trip we wouldn't do the guided tours of temples etc and would be looking more at country side and villages. Any help and advice you can give me would be great. Not sure if anyone found a bike seat left in the bus, not a problem if they haven't but Debbie thinks she left it behind. Thanks again and please thank your wonderful guides and drivers for us - maybe they can all do the next trip with us, that would be good.

Leonie party o…

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