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
We start from the hotel, ride on the new bridge, cross Thu Bon River to Cam Kim village, cycle through some beautiful villages to the River, enjoy an excellent opportunity to see many un-modernized towns, see thatch houses, buffaloes on rice fields, bamboo bridges and removed hamlets. There are many small markets and local homes make fishing nets on country roads through villages along the small rivers where will stop and see how locals doing their business. Meet and chat with the friendly and welcoming locals at their homes. There will be many stops at some historical sites and colorful pagodas on the way. We have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing our fabulous ride through farmlands. The road is natural countryside, lush farmlands. Great opportunity to see many un-modernized villages; thatch houses, buffaloes on rice fields, Bamboo bridges and removed villages. Ride along a small river and then follow the small road to Tam Ky and we get on a support vehicle to Quang Ngai
Quang Ngai is the central seaside province and it attracts international tourist because of the Vietnam War. The village of My Lai massacre was the mass murder of unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by United States troops in Son Tinh District, South Vietnam, on 16 March 1968. It cannot be missed before your wonderful day ride to Sa Huynh today. We commence today’s ride with a short transfer to rural villages, pick up the bikes, cross through lovely countryside, experience the culture, see the farmers harvesting rice crops, tranquil towns along the ways. Visit a traditional pagoda, pass by salt fields. There are many non-tourist areas and natural countryside to explore, past many small local markets, little towns, and lush farmlands. Lunch en route and we continue the lovey ride toward Sa Huynh.
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!
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.