On arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are welcomed by your guide and the driver and taken to the city centre to check-in at the hotel. Ho Chi Minh is the country's most important commercial centre and is known as Saigon formerly, and today locals often called it the city centre. It's one of the country's leading commercial centres.
Spend the rest of the day exploring the Saigon dynamic city with your guide. The city offers tourists so much to see and do with entertainment, terrific foods, day trips to enjoy livelily streets, historic sightseeing; Reunification Palace, General Post Office, War Museum, ancient pagodas and endless short trips from Saigon
Ho Chi Minh is the country's largest city, and its traffic is bustling almost all day. We depart early at 7:00 am, so we save time exploring the countryside as the weather is fantastic for us to enjoy cycling through the stunning scenery. Arrives at 8:30 am at a small village in Tra Bom; we cycle through scenic towns and rustic countryside. The routes are dirt tracks in the rural areas and pave roads through small towns. Ride through a rubber plantation, ride paddy fields, teak tree plantation, tapioca plant fields, and passing tiny rural villages along the way to Gia Kiem Dist. Lunch en route before a transfer to Dinh Quan rural village in midday.
We follow small back roads through chilli paper, coffee plantations, and volcanic rocks down to Dong Nai River in the afternoon. The countryside is quiet and lush farmlands, small tracks alongside the river, rice paddies and avocado orchards in Ta Lai village.
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, Enjoy hot tea, fresh coffee and some kinds of sweets and carry on a transfer towards to Dalat city.
Today's ride is the highlight of your trip, with incredible scenery on an entire day. Depart at 8:00 am, have an hour vehicle transfer to Bidoup National Park, northeast of Dalat, where your adventurous ride through spectacular scenery.
You cycle on a new road, rolling hills, pine forest, green farmlands, on the winding road through the tropical rainforest. The ride allows you to undulate through lush farmlands, admire the romantic landscape and comfortable climate. Some hills are real challenges for you with beautiful valleys surround and numerous tropical forests. One of the most interesting for mountain challenge lovers is the last hills to the top as you conquer the mountain top of Khanh Le (called Hon Giao) It's not the long way. It's just a couple of km, as it short distance but a little bit vertical. It's better to take a support vehicle to the mountain top. Khanh Le mountain top is about 1500m above sea level, where you enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery in the central highland of Vietnam. This is your endless opportunity for photos and enjoys every minute through valleys, waterfalls, with lush rainforest.
Enjoy more snacks, cold drinks, and fresh fruits before riding downhill for 29 km. It's a fabulous ride of the day, and you have a delicious lunch at the local restaurant by the River, right at the foot of the pass. The ride in the afternoon is entirely different from the morning's adventures, and it's effortless. Your guide will lead you to ride on narrow paths to explore hamlets, meet locals in farmlands of sugar cane, rice paddy, enjoy the beautiful countryside of Khanh Vinh, stop at the local market for coffee, snack, fresh fruits. Then we continue biking onwards onward to the ancient Dien Khanh citadel before you have a short transfer to the city of Nha Trang in the late afternoon.
Ca Na beach is one of the pristine, beautiful beaches on the south-central coast, away from towns and big cities. This is where we stay a night to connect the fantastic following adventurous rides. Begin today's ride with 1-hour transfer south of Nha Trang to Cam Ranh. Then, take the left turn, drives further down the coast to start the day ride. Morning ride allows us to explore the most breathtaking views of Nui Chua National pristine forest. The seaside coast is gentle winding roads, pass fishing hamlets, picturesque white-sand beaches and turquoise water. It's fantastic to roll some small hills, through the rainforest, with views overlooking the hundreds of seafood farms from the coast, stopping at Vinh Hy local beach to refresh fresh fruits and Vietnamese coffee, and take a walk to admire it's hidden gems.
Enjoy the stunning views of Vinh Hy Bay, and carry the ride to Phan Rang, pass many lush villages that growing grapefruit, take a stop off at grapefruit orchards, taste fresh fruit and grape wine, and experience the methods of making wine. Afterwards, continue rolling on the beautiful coast, past the vast salt fields and Ninh Chu Beach, where we have lunch. The afternoon is easier and more enjoyable after crossing the big river, the small seaside town, before we follow coastal paths through hamlets, stop to view the seaweed field—a lovely place for endless photos. Explore some tiny crouching markets along the hamlets. Then return to the undulate coastal road along the tropical forest to Ca Na Beach
Phan Thiet, the famous Mui Ne beach, has long been considered the "Hawaii" of Vietnam. The beach is shallow and sloped, the water is clean and blue, and the sun is always shining and close to colourful sand hills, which have long been a creative subject of artistic photographs and paintings. Besides beaches and dunes, beautiful landscapes such as Fairy Spring and the Poshanu Cham Tower.
Today's adventures begin with a 45-minutes transfer to Co Trach beach, where we rock and roll on stunning coast as the whole. The quiet coastal bac roads are gentle, pass the small town, enjoy magnificent natural scenery on the long sandy beach to Phan Ri township. The town is famous for fish souses. Continue your leisurely ride as the winds push you forwards to the white dune as it's the desert areas- one of the top beautiful destinations in Mui Ne.
We will enjoy lunch here at sand dune restaurant. Take a walk through a dune for photos OR have a rest on hammocks for 30 minutes to relax your legs for the afternoon ride. Followed as planned, we ride down the stunning coast and pass many secluded beaches, enjoy spectacular seaside views on the smooth road as you can race to the red sand hills. Great place to view the romantic landscape when the sun is going down. Afterwards, we take a rural road, through idyllic villages and dragon fruit farmlands to the outskirts of Phan Thiet and transfer to the hotel.
Your last day of adventures are cycling 30 km in the morning and enjoy a luxury speed boat from Vung Tau to Saigon in the afternoon. The boat journey is fantastic as you explore the seaside getaways, admire panorama views of Vung Tau and Saigon. It gets through Can Gio Mangrove forest, Dong Nai River, finally enter Saigon River.
After breakfast, check out, and begin the last day's ride with a short transfer to the south coast. We explore the seaside coast and lush farmlands to Ke Ga Lighthouse. The routes are mainly on the stunning beach, rural roads, rustic villages, past rice paddies, and dragon fruit orchards. After lunch at a local restaurant, take a rest of a 3.5-hour transfer to Vung Tau to catch the afternoon speed boat to Ho Chi Minh.
The boat journey takes 1 hour and 15 minutes on a modern speed boat. The boat arrives at the Bach Dang Harbour around 5:00 am, have a transfer to the hotel. It is the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful scenery of the seaside getaway and admire the Can Gio mangrove forest landscape, river life, views Saigon ports, shipyards and many new bridges and an elegant city of Saigon.
Today is your return home. After breakfast, spend the rest shopping on Dong Khoi St, Ben Thanh Market, and relaxing until a pick up for transfer to the International Airport to fly home. 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.