Depart from Hue at 7:00 am for a short vehicle transfer to Pha Tam Giang to begin the morning ride 35 km. We cycle on a quiet country road along the Tam Giang lagoon. Enjoy the stunning landscape along the peninsula, views several tiny fishing boats on the lagoon, see water buffalos working on rustic farmlands, and pass some vibrant local markets. Take a right turn on the dirt track to the coast, through tiny hamlets with thatch houses, colourful temples, farmlands of many vegetables and sand dunes. From the south coast of Quang Tri, we have a transfer to Vinh Moc tunnels on the coast route via Cua Viet & Cua Tung. Lunch en route before exploring Vinh Moc tunnels. After we visit the tunnels, the temperature is cool, so that we will bike 20 km along the Cua Tung beach, then the tranquil Ben Hai River to the historic Hien Luong bridge. The landmark river was the 17 parallel-divided line of North and South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975. Visit the Hien Luong Museum and enjoy the walk on Hien Luong Bridge. Finally, have a transfer to Dong Ha city to check in the hotel and have dinner in town.
We commence today's tour with Quang Tri Museum and Mine Action Visitor Center. The Mine Action Visitor Center is a joint venture between the international NGO–operated Project RENEW and the Department of Foreign Affairs, providing visitors with constantly updated information on the devastation caused and heart-warming stories of recovery and survival. Afterwards, the ride will start outside Dong Ha town, just about 10 minutes drives. Today's ride is about 30 km on small asphalt back roads through rice paddy fields, lush hilly farmlands and the jungles. The routes are primarily undulating, and some are flat and smooth. There will be many stops to experience farmer life along the road and finish today's ride in Cam Lo District. Have a transfer to Ke Sanh township with stopping on the sideroad near Rockpile Hill for photo captures.
After breakfast, We travel by car to visit the well-known Khe Sanh Combat Base- Ta Con Military Airport. It opens for tourists with a museum. Many remains of weapons, warplanes, the airship used to transport troops and supplies, many US tanks, helicopters, guns, and military land and air transportations are displayed. Afterward, take a short drive to Dak Rong Bridge, the friendship bridge built by Cuban engineers. We cycle on west Ho Chi Minh, along the borders of Laos, toward A Luoi. The scenic ride is through spectacular mountain landscapes, tropical jungle up and down the quiet roads along the river. We will pass many tribe villages, small towns—lunch en route before we challenge Pe Ke Pass. Then we enjoy a downhill ride to A Lin then A Luoi.
A Luoi is a small town and closed to the Laos border. There were many small Viet Cong bases located alongside the fence and Ho Chi Minh trails. A Bia was a little base with a significant location, and then it was called the Hamburger Hill after ten days attacked by U.S Army troop soldiers, and supported by helicopters and artilery Finally, U.S soldiers controlled the A Bia bases. It happened in 1969, Tet Offensive. After breakfast, we trek 6 km to the peak of Hamburger Hill. See many hill bases and gallery photo rooms, where helicopters fall and view the beautiful scenery before rewinding down to transfer to Minh Mang tomb. Visit the beautiful mausoleum and its surroundings, lunch en-route before we cycle through the charming countryside of Hue. Past many mandarin houses, old pagodas on the back road, ride along some parts of Perfume River to Hue City.