Biking Mekong - Central Coast- Ha Noi

Introduction

These cycling adventures connect four of the nation's most important places - the Mekong Delta region, Saigon city, former capital city, ancient town of Hoi An and Hanoi capital by bicycles. Our adventurous trips are a great and economical way to see the country and its people. Meet friendly locals and witness first-hand how they earn a living—Exchange cultural differences face-to-face at the home of locals. Please, book your trip with an experienced adventure organizer. Bike trips Ho chi Minh to Ha Noi

Tour details

Price
USD $2625.00 2625.00
Tour code
VBR: VCT14A - HCM -HAN -1
Duration
Number Of cycling days
12 days
Single supplement
415.00$
Average distance per day
45km
Bike Hire
120
Total cycling distance
715
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/Trek MTB 27.5" & hybrid MTB 700 x 38, hydraulic brake
Helmets, new bottles of water
All entrance fees and ferry tickets in countryside
1 night on Violette Express Train
12 nights: double room/ tiwin room
B = 13 Breakfasts, L = 14 Lunches, D = 8 Dinners
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
English speaking guide throughout the tour
Pick up & drop off at hotels
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Tips to bike guide and driver

Full Itinerary

Day
1
Saigon - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh

A bike trip takes you to Mekong Delta to see the agriculture, rice bowl of Vietnam. Explore the Mekong Delta region and its people by bicycle, visit a local family workshop and colourful Khmer temples and daily life before a boat ride to a floating market. After you are picked up hotel, we spend an hour driving on support vehicle to the countryside village, outside Tan An city. A morning countryside biking takes you along scenic paths through the picturesque farming season;  rice paddies, dragon fruit, and vegetable plantations. Finally, we will stop for lunch in My Tho city. Our cycling adventure starts in the rural village of Mo Cay rural Dist, Ben Tre province, in the afternoon. Your guide will choose shady pathways to cycle through the jungle-like plantations on smaller foot paths of banana's coconuts. It has bike paths criss-cross its land, and these paths link village to village. We will ride on the track through water palm, village, and sharing space for locals on little ferries that too small for a group of 8. Relax your legs on the last ferry taking you to the other side of Tra Vinh city.

Nha Khach Tra Vinh
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 45km
Flat - easy
Day
2
Tra Vinh - Cau Ke - Can Tho

Tra Vinh province is the homeland of the Khmer minority, where most of them follow original Buddhism- Theravada. Khmer people lives rely on agriculture and gardening. Today, you take your time to visit family at villages, take the photo, and see pagodas on the pathway through lovely green rice paddy field and peaceful scenery. Today allows you to get close to Khmer farmers and understand the difference between Theravada and Mahayana. In the afternoon, we cycle on the back road through fruit orchards, vegetable fields and cross some mall natural creeks with locals on ferries. These ferries are the daily means of transport in rural areas. Have a short transfer to Can Tho city in the late afternoon.

Vinpearl Can Tho Hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
flat - easy/ hard
Day
3
Can Tho - Vinh Long - Saigon

The famous floating market of Cai Rang has yearly attracted millions of tourist because of a real floating market. After breakfast at the hotel, we check out for a boat ride to Cai Rang floating market. Locals from rural villages usually take their farm products to this market by boat in the early morning. This is an opportunity you can activities surroundings are in action; sellers and buyers are exchange goods from boat to boat. You could see many little wooden boats move up and down and try to find good dealers for business. Our private vehicle with the team will take you to Binh Minh town, where a half-day ride through lovely vegetable farms, with a ferry crossing river from village to village. Visit a non-tourist workshop that locals use water hyacinth to make hats, handbags... Enjoy lunch before we get on our private vehicle for driving back to Saigon

Saigon Northern hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/
25km+
Flat - easy
Day
4
Saigon - Nam Cat Tien Park

Ho Chi Minh is the country's largest city, and its traffic is really heavy almost all day. 

 

Cat Tien Jungle Lodge
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 45km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
5
Nam Cat Tien - Dalat

Dalat was developed as a resort by the French in the early 1900s. 

Muong Thanh hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 65km
Hilly -easy/ moderate
Day
6
Dalat Countryside Biking

A half-day ride of today is a pleasure ride because of riding down more than up. 

Muong Thanh hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch
24 - 40km
Hilly- more down than up
Day
7
Dalat - Nha Trang

We do check out the hotel and an hour vehicle transfer to the northeast of Dalat. 

Michelia Hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch
30 - 80km
Hilly - easy/ moderate/ hard
Day
8
Nha Trang - Quy Nhon

Enjoy a healthy breakfast, and we take a vehicle transfer to avoid the highway 1A 

Royal Hotel & Healthcare Resort
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 80km
Hilly - easy/ moderate
Day
9
Quy Nhon - Quang Ngai

We check out and leave the hotel at 7:30 am, and have a vehicle taken ov about 20 minutes by van/bus to fishing villages. 

Thien An Riverside hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 80km
Hilly -easy/ moderate/ hard
Day
10
Quang Ngai - Hoi An

My Lai Massacre in 1968, Quang Ngai, happened in a small village outside of the city. 

Hoi An Riverside resort
Breakfast/ Lunch
30 - 70km
Flat - easy/ Moderate
Day
11
Hoi An - My Son

Enjoy a half-day trip to My Son Holly Land by vehicle. Depart at: 8:00 am from Hoi An. It takes about one hour and a half to My Son site. After the ticking office, we take an E-car drive into the center of its Sanctuary. Between the 4th and 13th centuries, a unique culture that owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. After an hour to explore the sanctuary, we have lunch before returning to Hoi An by vehicle. The rest of today is to explore Hoi An and to do shopping on your own.

Hoi An River Town Hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch
Day
12
Hoi An - Hue

Following breakfast, then we have a vehicle transfer to Hai Van Pass. 

Imperial Hotel Hue
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Diner
30 - 75km
Hilly - easy/ moderate/ hard
Day
13
Hue - Ha Noi

Hue was the former capital of Vietnam before 1945. It holds Vietnam's Royal past treasures, including; tombs, pagodas, a typical blend of French and Vietnam’ architectures, and historical relics. 

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25km+
Flat - easy
Violette Express Train
Day
14
Ha Noi City Tour

The train will arrive at Ha Noi Railway station at 6:00 AM. Our team will meet you there and take you to a restaurant to have breakfast before a full day city tour starts. Visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo prison- Hanoi Hilton Prison and Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House. After lunch, enjoy a cyclo tour through Ha Noi Old Quater. You are pedalled on small streets; see how busy people are! Have a chance to take plenty of photos of women on conical hats carrying bamboo baskets to sell fruits, bananas, peanuts, sweet potatoes, and so on. Then, continue relaxing on your cyclo tour through some of the 36 tree-shaded streets of these historic districts. The trip will finish around 4:30 PM. Tour End!

Breakfast/ Lunch

More Info

Road Condition
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


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Reviews

This was the first time undersigned enrolled into a guided tour. The experience was very positive.
A - The days are well structured and start and end at impactful and meaningful times.
B - A dedicated guide overcomesall cultural and language obstancles any that travellers encounter
C - The all -inclusive farmula removes any burden on planning and orentation allowing thus the client to submerge him- & herself in the experence and culture
D - The flexible nature of the travel plan makes the experience very customised and exepceptionally personalised

+ This trip because of its physical nature (cycling + physical experience & activity) is not a sightseeing experience but a cultural awakoning very differenet from any ordinary from of tourism (classical tourism). It is living the natural region of culture

+ As the guide took well care of comfortable and stress free.

+ The back roads experience is a privileges experience and without guide culturally essential layer of the Vietnamese society.

Jacques Verrae…

The cycling tour from Saigon (HCM) and the Mekong Delta to Hué and (with the AC sleeper train) to Hà Nội was an outstanding experience. It was a real surprise and went far beyond my experienced expectations. The seamless interaction between guide and driver were an astounding feat of logistics that no traveller could hope to achieve or plan. Having such reliable, punctual and knowledgeable guide eliminates burdens. From the traveller who now does not have to look for roads, signs and directions and -instead- can entirely immerse in the experience that Vietnam is: cycling in the mellow heat along orchards where all the fruits and spices of the world grow, rambutans, ridiculously large jackfruit, exotic durians, and fresh pepper and be absorbed in the Intricate networks of small paths between rice paddies as far as the eye goes, cross by ferry majestic rivers that ridicule our European “large rivers”, tiny, tidy hamlets where fresh sugar cane juice materialises right there and then when the craving comes, road-side lunch parlours that serve fresh local foods. very comfortable hotels to spend the night, and the discovery of many things that the traveller would not so easily visit or identify, such as Caudai temples, local markets, harvest folklores, flower greenhouses, huge coffee and mulberry plantations, cricket farms (the proteins of the future) and weasel (aka crap) coffee. Each day brought its particular vistas and interesting itineraries, inviting me to take over a thousand pictures to be able to linger a bit longer in the delights that this tour procured. 14 - 27 April 2019

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Photos

Mekong biking tours
Floating market in Can Tho
Biking through Nam Cat Tien Park
Dalat Biking Trails
Challenge Hon Giao pass down to Nha Trang
Fishing viilages in Quang Ngai
Break stop, Quy Nhon's countryside
Royal tomb of Nguyen Dynasty in Hue
pay a visit to the Purple Citadel of Hue
Cycle Quy Nhon to Quang Ngai