Biking 5 days/4 nights: Dalat- Phan Rang- Nha Trang

Tour details

Price
USD $925.00 925.00
Tour code
VBR: VCT5D - HCM - NHA
Duration
Number Of cycling days
4 days
Single supplement
135.00$
Average distance per day
45Km
Bike Hire
US$60
Total cycling distance
320km
Destination
Ages to ride
16 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
004
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 and boat rides
4 nights, double room/ twin room
B= 4 Breakfasts, L= 4 Lunches, D= 3 Dinners
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
Pick up/ drop off at the hotels
Bike mechanic
English speaking guide throughout the tour
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Single supplement
Visa to Vietnam
International Flight
Drinks are not included with any meal

Full Itinerary

Day
1
Ho Chi Minh - Nam Cat Tien Park

Ho Chi Minh is the country's largest city. The primary economic centre of Vietnam, it is also an emerging international destination, with famous landmarks related to remnants of its history showcased through its architecture. A central transportation hub, the city hosts the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the busiest airport in Vietnam. We should depart from hotels at 7:00 am to avoid traffic jams. As we are leaving HCM as earlier, the weather is fantastic for us to explore the stunning scenery. So you will spend more time exploring the stunning countryside, beautiful villages on the back roads, after 1.5 hours by vehicle towards to Trang Bom Dist, Dong Nai province. The morning ride is lovely cycling as you riding through different rural areas, 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.  By cycling in the afternoon, we will be along the Dong Nai River, visit locals families on the tracks, pass Ta Lai village, and take a ferry to Nam Cat Tien. An early departure at 7:00am for the smoothest journey without traffic jams. After two hours, the vehicle drives, we will pick up the bikes in the countryside village in Trang Bom, and ready for off-road. We ride through the beautiful landscape; villages, farmlands, foothills, a small beautiful lake, jungle, and view Tri An lake before a big stop at Pilgrimage Center Immaculate Conception Mountain Bend. Visit the large area by bicycle and enjoy mountainous lake views before we bike to highway 1A, Phu Cuong, where we transfer for lunch. After lunch, we will enjoy today's best mountain biking routes. We pedal along the river, foothill rice paddy, beautiful countryside of Ta Lai, the Ethnic Village, and you will explore the history and tradition of the Ma, Stieng, and Tay ethnic groups. Then, ride a quiet back road along Dong Nai River. Check-in, the hotel

Forest Lodge
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 45km
Hilly - easy/moderate
Day
2
Nam Cat Tien – Bao Loc - Dalat

Nam Cat Tien is the largest park of lowland tropical rainforests in southern Vietnam. This is a great place to get back to nature to enjoy peaceful landscapes and relax for a couple of days. Breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we have a boat ride on Dong Nai River to Dao Tien, the Monkey Island. It's the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Center, where you can find many naturally releasing primates. Many of them had been victims of unlawful wildlife trades but now protected carefully in the forest. Then we go back to the hotel to do check out. Then we carry on our bike adventure; from the park, we ride on the dirt track to sub-Nam Cat Tien forest via Dak-Lua, the lush eco-system of a semi-evergreen forest and wetland-flooded evergreen forest. We will stop to bike in the rural village of Ma Da Gui for a transfer to the next town for late lunch today. After lunch, we relax in our vehicle driving to Dalat in the late afternoon. Dalat, the capital of Lam Dong Province in southern Vietnam’s Central Highlands, is centered around a lake and golf course, and surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate, Đà Lạt was developed as a resort by the French in the early 1900s, and many reminders of its colonial heritage remain.

Muong Thanh Dalat
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
Hilly- easy/moderate
Day
3
Dalat - Phan Rang

Phan Rang is famous with Thap Cham towers, and a part of the Champa Kingdom dates back to the 11 century. Champa people is best known for the many brick sanctuaries- Cham towers. They constructed throughout the south. The most incredible collection of Cham art is in the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang. The town located by the sea and well-known with Ninh Chu beach where we stay tonight. This is a long day of the spectacular challenge mountain passes, hills in central highland down to farmland in the seaside province of Phan Rang. We start from a rural area of Dalat, after an hour of vehicle transfer. We ride on country back roads, passing greenhouse, flower garden, ride through pine forest, challenge some gentle hills, stopping at Da Nhim Lake- a hydroelectric power station, on the way, you can enjoy nature and beauty of central part of Vietnam. Views the impressive beauty of mountain ranges before we ride down the beautiful descent. Ride through grapefruit plantation, rice paddy fields, farming villages, local workshops producing grape wine. Visit one of Cham Tower – Thap Cham before a short transfer takes us to a hotel by the beach.

Saigon Ninh Chu resort
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
Hilly- easy/moderate
Day
4
Phan Rang - Cam Ranh - Nha Trang

Today’s morning ride will start from the hotel. We cycle on the beautiful coastal route, and we ride past salt fields and rustic villages that considered the homeland of grapes in Vietnam. We stop at lush green farmlands and ocean villages, visit grape orchards, try fresh fruits and see the locals making grape wine. Then we passed salt fields before we challenge some small hills and ride through Nui Chua forest, feeling with break taking views, enjoy spectacular mountain scenery on the ocean back road to Vinh Hy Bay. It's a beautiful road for us to ride rolling hills, rainforests and stop at a Binh Hung fishing village for a seafood lunch. There is vehicle transfer in the afternoon, and we ride intensely into rural areas that grow mango fruits and other fruit orchards before we ride down on quiet ocean routes to Nha Trang.

Breakfast/ Lunch
25 - 80km
Hilly- easy/moderate/hard
Day
5
Nha Trang - Departure

Nha Trang is well known for its sandy beaches, boat trips, and scuba diving; with the beautiful Bay widely considered among the world's most beautiful bays, it attracts many tourists every year. It depends on your travel schedule! You can stay in here a couple of days before fly home OR continue travelling up north of Vietnam. After breakfast, enjoy your own time for shopping until the airport transfer. Tour End!

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Reviews

Dear Ms Hue,
From Nha Trang we went to Hon Ong, where we spent three days before returning to Ho Chi Minh City and back home a week ago. In Sweden we have plenty of snow and a crisp -18 degrees celsius (see attached photos). I guess every country and climate has its own charm...

Back to your question about the tour - We are very happy with our four day bicycle tour!! Phuc was a very good guide who made sure the biking and pace was up to our capacity. He made sure to stop to point out interesting things and enable us to take photos of views, coffee, tea, pepper and banana plantations. He made sure we had snacks and drink stops along the road. We got to stop and meet friendly people along the road. He took us to genuine and very good eating places and was all-over very friendly!!
Hoang - our driver - was also very good. He was a skilled and very careful driver and we always felt safe with him behind the wheel. He was also very attentive and made sure we had water along the road, sheered us on and took care to wipe our eating sticks and plates when having meals. The trip was perfect for us - a mix of national park, jungle, farmland and back roads and with a one day stopover and sightseeing in Dalat. The fairly rough accommodation in Nam Cat Tien and the very good accommodation in Dalat was a good combination. We always felt very safe and we definitely had our share of adventure and sightseeing.
I cannot enough express how happy we are with our biking with Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. This was the best way to experience Vietnam!! We will sure recommend you to everyone who might be interested!! I can honestly not think of anything that could have been different - not even the rainy day we had between Dalat and Nha Trang.
Kind regards..and please extend our praise to Phuc and Hoang as well!!. Feb, 2012

Cecilia & Agne…

Hi Van, Thanks for the best 4 days we had in Vietnam ! we loved our tour and the enthusiasm you showed whilst guiding us. There is no way we could of seen the things we seen or done the things we did if we'd been on 4 wheels or even on foot...thanks mate. P.S. can you make sure you sort the weather out in Dalat if we come back :-) Saigon to Nha Trang 4 days. 05 Sep 2011

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