This cycling adventure trip aims to be confident in riding a bicycle and their fitness level and love challenging mountain hills. With many days challenge ride down country back roads and over spectacular mountain passes, view the mountain villages and winding hilly roads, spend more time to experience the life of tribes and Vietnamese in the highland region before the ride down to the beautiful seaside region. The following days to Hoi An is a moderate ride as it easy for you to explore fishing villages and stunning beaches.
You are welcomed at the Tan Son Nhat Airport and will be taken to Saigon City center to check in the hotel. Spend your own time exploring the Saigon dynamic city. Enjoy dinner with the group and meet other people who travel on the same trip. Vietnam's primary economic centre is also an emerging international destination, with famous landmarks related to remnants of its history showcased through its architecture influenced French. As the country's largest business and financial hub, Ho Chi Minh had well-developed with new airport plans and many new towns, and now it was divided into 2 big Cities. Saigon is the city center, and it allows you to discover some highlight sites on your feet; Reunification palaces, general post office, War Remnant Museum.
We are leaving Saigon in the early morning to avoid traffic jam so that our morning bicycle adventure is fantastic when it cool. We begin the ride at rural District, Trang Bom. We ride on gentle back roads through tapioca, rubber tree plantation, and tiny villages until Tri An Lake. The Lake is a hidden spot that the locals often enjoy weekend bike trips. We continue to ride on a scenic route and pass the green pepper plantation before the morning adventure ends at Doc Mo. Make a stop at La Nga brige for lunch. The afternoon ride is easy; follow the asphalt back roads, cycle past farming land full of volcanic rock. It is a terrific ride when the weather is much more relaxed. As we reach Dong Nai River, we keep on biking on a single track along the river. This is a chance we view the tranquil river, green forest, and small rice paddy along the way to Ta Lai. Stop at local coffee, enjoy drinks, fresh fruits, then we keep moving onwards, through an avocado garden, fruit orchards. Stay a night at Nam Cat Tien park.
Nam Cat Tien National Park, located south of Vietnam, has about 720 square km and protects one of the largest areas of lowland tropical forest left in Vietnam. It's one of the last remaining habitats for Javan rhinoceros and primitive species of birds and mammals. It is the perfect place to explore by bike. After your breakfast, a jeep transfers 9 km to a starting point for trekking. Follow your guide through lowland forests, keep an eye out for exotic animals and birds, and see many old and giant trees in the park. During two hours of trekking, you will study the forest and animal life in this tropical forest. We back to Forst Lodge to check out and start biking then. Ride on a dirt track through beautiful scenic farmland; corn, bean nut, rewinding road through cashew plantations, mountain to Da Oai villages. Take a break for coffee, snacks, cold drink before we ride on undulate trails through a tiny hamlet and a countryside suspension bridge to Madagui town. Lunch en route a transfer to Dalat city. Stopover in Bao Loc, the home to coffee and tea. Enjoy hot tea, fresh coffee and some kinds of sweets and keep on driving to Dalat city.
After breakfast at the hotel, we check out and have a 20-minute vehicle transfer by van/bus to rural Dist while; all the bikes are already unloaded and checked by the team. We will ride through the pine forest and small country farms and enjoy the fantastic views of; pine forest, valleys, and greenhouse villages. Then we ride downhill on the back road to Ta Nung and Nam Ban. Visit Voi waterfall before a vehicle transfer to Lam Ha District for lunch. There will be 2 hours vehicle transfer to Pai Pi, the peak of a mountain where we ride downhill to Lak Lake. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views, valley, and beautiful countryside views. Board a canoe to the Lak Tented Camp-Resort. Lak Lake is a peaceful place with peaceful, particular views and is surrounded by mountain ranges. Overlooking the lake is the old summer residence of Emperor Bao Đai (the last king of Vietnam Feudadism) which is the hotel. Surrounding the lake is Jun village, home of the M'Nong Ethnic. The villagers have a peculiar form of fishing where they attach metal rods to a car battery and run the rods through the water, zapping and stunning the fish, and then collecting them to keep in a tank at the village until they are needed. Lak Lake is famous and well-known as a nice place in Ban Me Thuot that attracted locals and international tourists.
Ban Me Thuot is well-known in coffee plantations, and it's Trung Nguyen famous coffee bean. Trung Nguyen is a Vietnamese business group involved in the production, processing and distribution of coffee. Trung Nguyen is the largest domestic coffee brand within Vietnam and exports its products to more than 60 countries, including major markets such as G7 countries. We have no excuse to taste coffee as much as possible when we are here in Ban Me Thuot. After we have a canoe taken us back to the dock, we ride through Jun and Lieng villages and take a ferry to scenic farmland where Ethic M'Nong is cultivating and raising cows. This ride is easy going, mostly flat with undulating countryside roads, passing lakes, tiny hamlets and green pepper plantation to the outskirts of Ban Me Thuot. We get on vehicle support to the city centre in 20 minutes. Check-in the hotel and have dinner in town.
Enjoy a big breakfast and ready to challenge some spectacular hills with the back roads up and down the vast coffee, tea, green chilli pepper plantations along with Ethnic villages. There will be two sections for us to venture biking today. Begin our cycling adventure today with a vehicle transfer to Buon Ho's countryside for the morning ride. We will get more dirt because many routes lead you riding on cycle paths and trails to remote villages. It's about 40km in the morning, with serious hills. Do not worry! The support vehicles will go on and support us on bike routes. The afternoon gives you 25 km of riding on the gentle and undulating track, passing small local markets and red soil farmland where you can see many avocados and bananas. There are plenty of ways to immerse yourself on this wonderful day.
From Pleiku to Kongtunm is about 48km, and both cities have two main tourist attractions. One in Pleiku is the Sea Lake, and the other is Kon Klor Village in Kon Tum province. After breakfast, we check out the hotel and have a short transfer to a rural village where we explore the sea lake, its surroundings. The lake was a flooded crater of an ancient Chu Dang Ya volcano a thousand years ago. We bike on mixes of dirt tracks, country concrete paths and undulating back roads surrounding the lake as we have plenty of time to enjoy the lake views, mountainside rice paddy fields, a vast tea plantation. It's an excellent opportunity to view the lovely sea lake, the whole city of Pleiku, and vast lush farmlands around us if we reach the peak of the volcano mountain. Experience local lifestyles and visit the small market before a vehicle transfer to Kon Tum to have lunch, then we continue the afternoon bicycling to Kon Klor Ethnic village. We start a beautiful ride to three villages of Barna and Jarai Ethnics. It's impressive we are on the beautiful suspension bridge. It is a great way to see local life, passing friendly villagers, farmland, and riding along Dak Bia River to Kon Ko Tu's oldest villages. We will stop at Rong House, Kon Klor communal house built with local material; timber, bamboo, and thatches. This is a chance we meet villagers at their homes and experience their life in the afternoon when all family members are almost back home after works.
Today's ride is 35 km off the beaten track as a half-day ride to the charming little town, Mang Den OR Kon Plong called by ethnic people. It is about 50 km from Kon Tum. After breakfast, we visit one of the highlights that is the most attractive in town. We will visit the charming 'Wooden Church' built by the French missionaries in 1913 and lovingly restored in the 1990s. Afterwards, a short transfer us to the outskirts of the city for the ride. We cycle through lush farmlands and ethnic villages and pass tiny ethnic wooden houses along the small sleepy river. Visit some villages, experience local agriculture, and learn the culture of the ethnic groups along the dirt road. Check in the hotel, explore a small town on your own, have dinner and sleep early for the next fantastic day.
Have an early breakfast, begin with an hour transfer to the Violac peak, enjoy beautiful mountain landscapes, look over the plateau and vast farmlands stretching down before you pick up the bikes. Enjoy 30 km downhill with 10 km on the undulating road to Ba To District. It's fantastic breathtaking mountain views of the Violac Pass. Pass some tiny villages of Hre Ethnic, small wooden stilt houses with thatched roofs, valleys, and rice terraces as riding toward Ba To District. Visit the Ba To Museum, where the culture, customs, and agricultural tools of Hre and other Ethnic are displayed. It's also the museum of Vietnam modern history. Enjoy lunch in town and prepare for the afternoon's amazing ride. Stay on the main road about 7 km, turn into a rural road, cross the river to the countryside, untouched tribe villages, biking through rustic villages, pass small markets, and pedal along the river with picturesque landscapes until the outskirts of Quang Ngai. Finally, have a short transfer to Quang Ngai City.
After many days immersed in central highlands and Truong Son mountain ranges, we are now ready for the last fabulous day to explore stunning coastal routes. Commence from the hotel at 7:30 am with an hour vehicle transfer north of Quang Ngai. Arrives at the rural village, pick up the bikes, ride on a quiet back road, get through a small town, rice fields, and follow the concrete routes through several vibrant villages, kindergartens, and high schools until we reach the fishing village. Have some ferry crossings rivers from the mainland to the peninsula, see many wooden ships in many colours on a ferry crossing river. Most locals here live mainly on fishing and seafood farmings. Enjoy cycling at your own pace as a pleasant ride. The Rivers and their branches offer terrific views of bamboo boats, wooden boats, and small fishing villages. Lunch en-route at the local beach. We spend more time exploring the lush farmland, rice paddies and less time on coastal fishing routes in the afternoon. It's also a terrific chance to see many un-modernized villages; thatch houses, buffaloes on rice fields, bamboo bridges and removed villages. There will be many stops at some historical sites and colourful pagodas on the way. We stop to cycle at Cua Dai Bridge and have a short transfer to Hoi An.
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy shopping in the lovely town of Hoi An and spend your way to explore narrow streets, historic sites untill a vehicle transfer to Da Nang Airport. Tour End!
We have been making many inspection trips before the company operating and picked up all different terrains, rural paths, single tracks, and beautiful country back roads to design our unique bike tours as per your expectation. Our team, support vehicles always standby as nearest riders and are on hands with a phone call. If the riders, who love leisurely ride with short routes or distance and will hop on the support vehicles, take a rest when the other riders in the group keep exploring the beautiful countryside as long routes as they wish. We ensure that all riders are satisfied with how Vietnam Backroads organizes cycling trips without worry.
Every morning, you will transfer out of the bustling towns and ride into rustic villages and country farms and retransfer in the late afternoon through heavy traffic into the city.
Central Coast and in Central Provinces
Our hand-picked up routes with the unique tailor-make programme will please your ride. Our bicycle tours are on small roads and rural paths from Ha Noi and begin the ride in Dong Hoi down the coast to Ho Chi Minh. Another way around from Saigon to Ha Noi, and start the ride in Dalat, then down to shore, from the southern coast to the central provinces: Phan Thiet to Phan Rang, Nha Trang, Tuy Hoa, Quy Nhon, Quang Ngai, Hoi An, Hue and Dong Ha, Dong Hoi (DMZ) and Phong Nha where the ride ends or begins depending on the trip's destinations. Throughout the ride, enjoy descending the mountain from Dalat to Nha Trang, enjoy breathtaking views of Khanh Le/ Hon Giao Passes, ride along the stunning coastal routes in Quy Nhon, immerse yourself in seaside villages along the dirt tracks, meet the farmers in the vast agricultural farmlands in Hoi An before looking over the spectacular views of Hai Van Mountain Pass, vast agricultural farmlands in Hoi An, and networks of canals in rivers, and colourful lanterns lining the tiny streets in Hoi An, discover the Hue Purple City, and Quang Tri ancient town all the ways to Phong Nha through DMZ.
Stunning coast & Beaches & Seaside villages
Many small country roads are smooth and small, with less traffic, long sandy local beaches, peninsula, lagoon, mountains along the coast, and small towns; however, some roads are rolling mountains, hills, and stunning bays that the minor roads are the best choice.
Mountains, Hills and Tropical forests and Jungles
Depend on the trips you booked and where it travels through mountain climbs throughout the route, rainforest, and jungles far from the coast where the rural infrastructures are underdeveloped, or paths through deeply remote hamlets and closed to traffic. In this case, your guide will avoid riding on many undeveloped rural villages, and dirt tracks are unsafe, bumpy and very rocky, slippery and landslide when it rains, and lead you depending on the minor roads.
We ride mostly on small paths along fishing villages, seafood farms, and lush flat rural farmlands, small villages for support vehicles to go along with the riders. But the support vehicle will be on minor roads running parallel and driving along as close to riders as possible. The networks of small paths crisscross rural, and this will be easy for riders to meet the support vehicles at corners, forks on country roads after approximately 15 km, 20 km, or 25 to 30 km on a daily bike ride.
The rainy season in Central Vietnam is usually around September until early last January, which coincides with the best humidity and temperature of the entire year, with the high levels of rainfall from September to November. Sometimes, typhoons from the sea affect Hoi An, and flooding might occur in Hoi An's old town from October to December. October until February is the peak season for tourism in the country. The dry season between January & August with temperatures ranging in the mid 30°C, and humidity. In general, the weather in central is divided into two seasons, and the rainy season and the dry season do not coincide with the two climatic regions of North and South. It's hot and humid from May to August, so it's the best time to do bicycle tours from September to April.
Private Support Vehicles
We organize cycling holidays, cycling adventure trips and mountain biking tours. All are flexible with luxury, fully air-conditioned vehicles to support riders on the entire journey. It depends on how many riders are in the group, and the vehicle support services will be well-arranged to satisfy your travels. There are air-conditioned 16-seat van/minibuses to take up all riders, luggage, and a truck to hold all bikes during the trip.
Every morning, the vehicles will transfer you out of the bustling city, and then you will ride to explore the stunning countryside, and you will back on the vehicles to avoid traffic in town when the daily's ride ends in the late afternoon.
Every 20 - 25 km, the support vehicles will be waiting at the high road if you are tired and really would love to ride on A/C van. Your guide will escort you to vehicles easily because many country back roads are linked to the main roadways where keeping vehicles are on standby.
Then you can relax on a support vehicle when others in the group can continue cycling as long as they wish! You will meet the others at the next point/ destination where you love to re-join the group and continue to ride.
All your luggage/ suitcase and day bags are safe on the vehicles and well kept by the company's drivers and its team.
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 the A/C 16 seater van. Two people sit on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seats will be folded up, so all bikes will be uploaded here.
A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people
There will be two vehicles to support riders on the entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, icebox to keep cold drinks, and so on
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...Iceboxes
A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people
We provide two vans and one minibus, 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.