Vietnam By Bike - The Best Vietnam Cycling Tours

Introduction

We believe cycling vacation is the best travelling way to explore Vietnam. This biking trip is designed by Vietnam Cycling Tours that offers incredible adventure holidays. A special Occasion to travel DMZ or demilitarized zone, and we stay a night in Dong Ha, Quang Tri province where 17 parallel was the dividing line north and south Vietnam due to the Geneva Agreements on Vietnam signed in 1954. This is the perfect adventure trip for any cyclists who want to discover the outstanding natural beauty of Vietnam. There are plenty of cycling paths through rural villages, mountainous road rolling hills, and stunning coastal routes that directly allow you to learn about Vietnam's culture and history. Throughout this biking tour, you explore the scenic countryside and discover World Heritage Sites; Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Cave, Imperial Citadel of Hue, and Hoi An Charming Ancient Town.

Tour details

Price
USD $2915.00 2915.00
Tour code
VBR: VCT14B - HAN - HCM
Duration
Number Of cycling days
11 days
Single supplement
545.00$
Average distance per day
45Km
Bike Hire
US$90
Total cycling distance
630km
Destination
Ages to ride
18 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
04
Large Group
14
What's included
Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists, luggage
Truck to carry all bikes
New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brake
Helmets, new bottles of water
All entrance fees, ferry tickets in countryside
Domestic 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 room
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
English speaking guide throughout the tour
Airport In/Out
Pick up at/ drop off at hotels
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Visa to Vietnam
Tips to bike guide and driver

Full Itinerary

Day
1
Arrival Ha Noi City

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi, you will be greeted by Vietnam Backroads Team and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy and find your way to explore the dynamic capital city untill the Water Puppet Show in the evening and have dinner.

The Light
Day
2
Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay

Depart from Ha Noi in the morning and travel by vehicle through numerous beautiful landscape, rustic villages, green paddy fields, glorious mountains with break stop on the way. The journey takes 3 hours and a half to get to Ha Long Harbor. Begin the cruise journey to explore Ha Long Bay on 2 days/1-night itineraries. The outstanding value of the property is centred around the drowned limestone karst landforms, displaying spectacular pillars with a variety of coastal erosional features such as arches and caves, which form majestic natural scenery. Board a boat and cruise the bay on its journey as planed. The cruise moves further along with the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishers. Experience a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng fishing village, and enjoy kayaking. Overnight on board.

Lunch/ Dinner
Kiwi standing on oval
Paloma Cruise
Day
3
Ha Long - Ha Noi

Following the itinerary and its selected journey, breakfast, tea, and coffee onboard enjoy the sunrise. Explore the Amazing Cave, then visit floating villages by bamboo boat, stop at some Pearl Farm before returning to the cruise. Your lunch is on board while the cruise moves slowly back to Hon Gai dock. The cruise trip will finish its journey 11:45 am. You will relax on vehicle return to Hanoi city around 4:30 pm. Check-in hotel.

The Light
Breakfast/ Lunch
Day
4
Fly to Dong Hoi - Paradise & Dark Caves Discovery

Our guide, with its vehicle, will pick you up at the hotel for the early domestic fly to Dong Hoi. 

Saigon Phong Nha
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Fly to Dong Hoi
Day
5
Phong Nha Countryside - Vinh Moc Tunnels - DMZ

After breakfast, we do check out and will commence the morning adventure from the hotel. 

Saigon Dong Ha
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 km
Easy/ moderate
Day
6
Dong Ha - Untouched Villages - Coastal Routes - Hue

Today is our fabulous day with exploring several untouched villages and stunning scenery on the whole. 

Imperial Hue hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 75km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
7
Imperial Purple City - Lang Co Beach - Hoi An

Enjoy a tour to explore the Imperial City of Hue, Vietnam's former capital of the last Nguyen Dynasty. 

Hoi An Riverside resort
Breakfast/ Lunch
25 - 50 km
Hilly - easy/moderate/ hard
Day
8
Red Bridge Cooking Class - Hoi An

Hoi An- the Ancient Charming Town located on the central coast, the best travel location is a haven for photographers, foodies, architecture lovers and adventure travellers.

Hoi An Riverside resort
Lunch
25km
Flat - easy
Day
9
Hoi An - Tam Ky - Tam Hai Island- Quang Ngai

We will have a 30-minute vehicle transfer that takes us to the other side of Thu Bon River. 

Thien An Riverside hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 85km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
10
Quang Ngai - untouched hamlets - Quy Nhon

There is another fantastic day! As the wind is pushing you today! 

Royal Hotel & Healthcare Resort
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 80km
Hilly - easy/moderate/ hard
Day
11
Quy Nhon - Tuy Hoa - Nha Trang

Quy Nhon is a small city in Central Coast Vietnam. It belongs to Binh Dinh province that is known as the martial arts land of Vietnam. 

TTC Hotel Premium – Michelia
Breakfast/ Lunch
25 - 70km
Hilly - easy/moderate
Day
12
Nha Trang - Dalat

Da Lat is a small town in the Central Highlands region. 

Dalat Hotel Du Parc Hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 80km
Hilly - easy/moderate/ hards
Day
13
Dalat - Ta Nung - Nam Cat Tien Park

Cat Tien National Park is a vast lowland tropical forest and biosphere reserve in southern Vietnam. 

Home Stay
Breakfast/ Lunch/
25 - 45km
easy/moderate
Day
14
Nam Cat Tien - Ho Chi Minh

Cat Tien National Park is a treasure trove of biodiversity and tropical forests of southern Vietnam. 

Green Hope Lodge
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 60km
Hilly - easy/moderate
Day
15
Ho Chi Minh Depart

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the country's largest city. The name "Saigon" indicated the city center by locals today. What to do and see by your way in Saigon? Reunification Palace, General Post Office, War Museum and shopping on Dong Khoi St, and Ben Thanh Market. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then spend time shopping and relaxing until the pick up for transfer to the International Airport to fly home. Tour End!

Breakfast

More Info

Road Condition

We select all different terrains; rural paths, single tracks, and beautiful country back roads to design all our unique bike tours. Mostly, routes are too small for vehicles, but every 20 to 30km, there are many small roads connecting paths where you enjoy riding. These are also the places where your support vehicles standby in case you wanting to get on an A/C van. All tracks allow you to admire the fascinating countryside in a diverse country. A great team with local knowledge in different regions and route navigation will make bike riding more accessible.

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 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.

 

27.5 Giant MTB bikes & Trek Hybrid Touring Bikes

1. There are 60 pro MTB bikes and hybrid MTB bikes and available in store and they are ready for all cycling tours

MTB Bikes for kids: wheel size 20", 24" with  suspension seatpost. Kid heights: 120cm, 130cm, 145cm

Pro Giant Mountain Bike - 650B/ 27.5" wheel size

27.5" Pro mountain bikes are use for off-road cycling; on dirt track and hilly single track narrow paths and also country back roads.

27.5" wheel size and MTB tires 27.5" x 1.95 is the best choice and suitable and good for challenge and technical mountain biking. 

1 - Good quality and lightweight Alloy MTB 27.5" frames 

2 - 27.5" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout

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

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Shimano 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 on road and off-road riding

9 - Soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team



2. There are 25 Trek hybrid mountain bikes available in our store.  Hybrid bike tires 700 x 38- Good choice for a long trip: Saigon to Hanoi and Hanoi to Saigon

Hybrid bikes are use for an off-road cycling through countryside, dirt track and but working on muddy road. Its really good for touring a long trip, it moves faster and easier. Hybrid bike gives you an easy to pedal uphills, smooth bicycle riding on quiet concrete paths and country back roads. The best choice to challenge mountain and serious hills

1 - Good quality and lightweight alloy hybrid frame

2 - 29" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout

3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable saddle

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake

6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes

7 - 29" Alexrims touring rims, disc brake - 32 holes

8 - Schwalbe CX Comp 700 x 38 - Good quality and suitable for both off-road cycling and touring a long trip

9 - Soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team


Guaranteed to depart

Duration
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Note
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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.

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Photos

Crossing Thu Bon River in Hoi An
Ride on amazing trails Dalat to Nha Nhang
Explore countryside of Hue
Stay a night on luxury cruise on Ha Long bay
At My Son holly land of Champa
Hoi An the ancient town
It was very foggy at the peak of mountain at Lang Co beach
inside Hue Citadel
explore the countryside of Hue
It was the Amercian base