The trip starts in Hue, where you can fly from Ho Chi Minh or Ha Noi. Would you please inform us about your flight, trains, and arrival timing that you travel to Hue so that Vietnam Backroads can arrange services to pick up each on time? Vietnam Backroads can arrange domestic flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh or International flights to Da Nang with a pick-up and transfer to Hue. Suppose you arrived in Hue on the trip's departure date on time OR the day before, and we will offer you a full day of historic sites and see the rural areas by bicycle.
Have breakfast, check out the hotel, and transfer a half-hour transfer to a fishing village to bike. You will bike through peaceful and incredible scenery, witness the local rural life, offering endless photo opportunities. Most routes we ride in the morning is flat, and some are undulating. We bike past the lagoons, fishing villages, enjoy picturesque country roads, and enjoy seafood lunch at Lang Co beach. After lunch, we reach the peak of Hai Van Pass by vehicle. The Hai Van Pass is an approximately 21 km long mountain pass on National Route 1A in Vietnam. It traverses a spur of the more extensive Annamite Range that juts into the East Sea of Viet Nam, on Da Nang and Thua Thien–Hue Province, near Bach Ma National Park. Enjoy the panoramic view of the mountain ranges, beaches from the peak. Enjoy your walking around, see old American bunkers and Hai van Ancient Gate, and do some shopping on your own. The rest of the day is to relax on vehicle transfer on the coastal road to Hoi An.
A half-day ride starts from the hotel. Ride on small alleyways through Hoi An town to the outskirts where you where your half-day ride is along through small villages, past family farms and rice paddy fields, say hello to kids going to school by pushbikes. This is your best way to meet the friendliest farmers and glimpse authentic Vietnamese life in the countryside. Cross river by ferry and continue biking toward My Son. Past local market railway before a transfer to My Son, the UNESCO World Heritage site. Take electric shuttle vans to the heart of My Son. My Son temple complex is regarded as one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the leading heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. It is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Borobudur of Java in Indonesia, Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Bagan of Myanmar and Ayutthaya of Thailand. After the visit, you will have lunch in a local restaurant before returning to the hotel. The rest is free to explore the town on your own
From the hotel, we cross the Thu Bon River, ride on the new bridge, which leads us to the rustic countryside, explore entirely villager life, enjoy a great opportunity to experience daily farmer lives through un-modernized towns, see thatch houses, buffaloes on rice fields, bamboo bridges, and remote hamlets. There are regular stops on the rural paths, sometimes at little markets, local homes make fishing nets, and villagers with buffalos prepare for rice crops and enjoy the idyllic scenery on well-maintained pathways to the Truong Giang River. There is so much to see; ox carts and rural farms; unhusking rice mills, locals' use of simple agricultural tools for farming, and how people store unhusk rices and its grains for long-term use. After lunch, continue the paths along the sandy beach to Tam Hai Island. The routes are fantastic, leading us through the gentle countryside, sometimes along the river, passing tiny fishing hamlets with many little sampans boats—great opportunity to see many unspoiled villages on your cycling routes. Ride along a small river and then follow the minor road to the Sea mouth, take a ferry to Tam Hai Island, then the second ferry to the mainland, and continue to experience local life through rustic villages to Binh Son Dist.
Quang Ngai is the central seaside province and attracts international tourists because of the Vietnam War. The village of My Lai massacre was the mass murder of South Vietnamese on 16 March 1968. The site will be visiting on your fantastic ride to Sa Huynh today.
We commence today’s ride from the hotel, and we quickly get out of Binh Son- a small town, then follow a small country road through fertile lands to a river where you see bamboo basket boats and salt fish farmings along fishing villages. We then ride through rustic villages to My Lai village. Visit the memorial and have lunch at a local restaurant before crossing the river on the modern bridge leading us to the beautiful lush farmlands and lovely countryside, where we experience the culture, see the farmers harvesting rice crops, and see peaceful towns along the way. Visit a traditional pagoda, enjoy a ferry crossing, and pass by salt fields and sleepy local beaches with plenty of photo takings. View the colorful fishing boats at My A fishing port before we head to Highway 1A where we hop on the support vehicle for a transfer to Sa Huynh Resort.
Wake up in the early morning, enjoy the sunrise, taste Vietnamese coffee by the beach, and set off at 8:00 am for a short transfer to tranquil rural. We cycle through Tam Quan town, cross through lush green villages with thousands of coconut trees amongst. The routes are fantastic for us to immense in both peaceful and spectacular scenery! Great chance to combines some of the best cycling routes in the Vietnam central coast with time to explore stunning local beaches, foothill farms, tiny villages, forests, mountains hills challenges. Take this opportunity to bike on a single track and ride intensely to many small removed hamlet and fishing villages. After lunch in the local seafood restaurant, we ride past salt fields, wild lagoons, natural lakes, and white dune before we embark on the undulating coast route alongside sea lake and lagoon. Check-in the hotel and enjoy swimming, relax on the hotel beach.
Today's ride is split into two sections. The morning's cycle begins with a vehicle transfer to rural Dist for mountain biking. The road leads us to ride rolling hills and challenge some small hills, jungle, and pedal along the river. In the afternoon, the ride is on the country bac road, through lush farmlands, rice paddies, small market on the gentle roads through eucalyptus, tiny town, and rice paddy fields to Da Dia reef. The area is about 100 meters wide and 250 meters long, composed of an estimated 35,000 columns of basalt rocks. The rocks are dark lava columns with roughly flat surfaces of different shapes - round, pentagon, hexagon, polygon etc. Ghenh Da Dia looks like a gigantic beehive or a pile of dinner plates, hence Ghenh Da Dia's name (The Sea Cliff of Stone Plates). These rock columns were created from volcanic eruptions millions of years ago; when the molten basalt flows met cold water, they solidified and shaped these rare polygonal formations due to thermal contraction effects. Then we carry on biking to seaside villages in the afternoon, and we continue cycling on undulating paths, through the sweet potato, tapioca plantation to Tuy Hoa city.
Today is our last day ride to Whale Island. We depart at 8:00 am from the hotel with a 30-minute vehicle drive us out of the city. The ride will start near the Phu Yen domestic airport. We explore vibrant villages, farmlands. Sometimes we ride on a dirt track along railways and stop at some small local markets on the way. Say hello to kids going to school by little pushbikes. Ride passes, primary schools, some railway station points and enjoys lovely scenery along country paths before we turn to the coastal line and we continue biking to Vung Ro Bay. We end up our ride here and have a vehicle transfer to Dai Lanh Beach for lunch. After lunch, we continue cycling along the coast toward Whale Island, through fishing villages, fresh air long the ocean road lead us to the dock. Board a speed boat to Whale Island.
Whale Island Resort is located along the sandy white beach of stunning Van Phong Bay, well known for its diving and private sandy beaches. It's about 80km north of Nha Trang. It is fantastic to enjoy swimming, snorkelling, and diving. The most secluded beach with tropical landscapes to relax. Spend the whole day on beach
After breakfast, enjoy swimming, and relax on your own until get back to mainland by speed boat with a transfer to Nha Trang by vehicle. Tour End! Biking Hue to Ho Chi Minh