Explore Mekong- Central Highland- Coast of Vietnam 13 Days

Tour details

Price
USD $2425.00 2425.00
Tour code
VBR: VCT13A - SGN - HAN
Duration
Number Of cycling days
7 days
Single supplement
505.00$
Average distance per day
45km
Bike Hire
US$105
Total cycling distance
375 - 450 km
Destination
Ages to ride
18 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
02
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
Flight: Ho Chi Minh to Dalat
Flight: Da Nang to Hai Phong
1 night on cruise in Ha Long bay
10 nights: double room/ twin room
B = 12 Breakfasts, L = 10 Lunches, D = 6 Dinners
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
All airport in/ out
Pick up & drop off at hotels
Bike mechanic
English speaking guide throughout the tour
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Visa to Vietnam
International flight
Single supplement
Drinks are not included with any meal

Full Itinerary

Day
1
Ho Chi Minh on Arrival

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh is known as Saigon formerly, and today locals often called it the city centre. It's one of the country's leading commercial city centres with plenty of changes. Formally, Saigon was well-known with Independence Palace or Norodom Palace, the most significant historical site in Vietnam. Vietnam Backroads team will meet you at the airport, take you to Saigon centre, check in the hotel, and have a rest of the day. Welcome dinner at a famous restaurant in town. 

Northern hotel ****
Dinner
Day
2
Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho, Mekong Delta

Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you about 2 hours through the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City, and heads towards the Mekong Delta, arrive in Cay Lay rural District. Begin our first day with a short ride on the beautiful path to Cai Be, enjoy scenic landscapes. The ride will take you through lush green, along the River, to the ancient house located by a natural creek.


Enjoy local speciality lunch,  and carry on our ride to the Mekong River. Take a published ferry to An Binh Island and keep on the ride to discover local life across this island An Binh Island and finally enjoy the last ferry crossing to Vinh Long. Have an hour vehicle transfer to Can Tho.

TTC Premium Can Tho ****
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 45 km
Flat/ easy
Day
3
Can Tho - Floating Market - Saigon

Can Tho is known as the capital of Mekong Delta’s Vietnam. It attracts many tourists all year round because of Cai Rang floating Market nearby. Take a boat trip to the busiest floating market. All the shops and stalls at these markets are boats of different sizes. It is open all day, but it is busiest from sunrise to about 9 am. Most of the main items for selling are farm products and specialities of locals and neighbouring areas. Every boat has a long upright pole at its bow on which samples of the goods for sale hung on the bamboo sticks on each wooden boat. 


Then we pick up the bikes, start the second day of discovering the Mekong Delta by weaving kids along the countryside, views pictures of the landscape, and follows a narrow lane through the hidden backwaters of Phong Dien. We will get a boat ride along the lively river to the busiest floating market, where hundreds of small boats exchange farm products, from boat to boat. Each product for sale is easy to recognize because it's hung up with a bamboo pole. We'll stop along the way at some local markets and fruit orchards before visiting the Binh Thuy ancient house. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Saigon in the late afternoon.

Northern Hotel ****
Breakfast/ Lunch
30 km
Flat/easy
Day
4
Saigon - Dalat by Air

We'll have an early flight to Lien Khuong Airport. This airport is about an hour drive south of Dalat City. On arrival, be met by the team for an hour transfer to Dalat. We will stop at a good restaurant to have breakfast. Dalat called is the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate. The other name called by locals is the "Honeymoon City".  It was developed as a resort by the French in the early 1900s, the first wooden hotel built in 1907, and many reminders of its colonial heritage remain.


Da Lat is a famous tourist destination and one of Vietnam central highland's agricultural growth. Every local in Vietnam markets filled with local specialities such as strawberries, cauliflowers, and artichokes. Today we will explore Dalat City by bus. Visit Crazy House, Bao Dai Summer Palace, then the Valley of Love before we make a stop at XQ Headquarters - Dalat Historical Village. Visit XQ Hand Embroidery workshop. Next, enjoy lunch at a famous restaurant. We will take the old train trip through farmland, greenhouse to Trai Mat village in the afternoon. Experience the local lives and visit the beautiful Linh Phuoc pagoda. Finally, we return to the hotel, explore Dalat city on foot in the evening.

Hôtel Colline ****
Breakfast/ Lunch
Vietnam Airline
Day
5
Ride Dalat - Nui Ba National Park - Nha Trang

Begin today's ride with an hour vehicle transfer to Bidoup National Park, northeast of Dalat, where your fantastic day of cycling adventure is. You cycle on a new road, rolling hills, pine forest, green farmlands, on the winding road through the tropical rainforest. The ride allows you to undulate through lush farmlands, admire the romantic landscape and comfortable climate. Some hills are real challenges for you with beautiful valleys surround and numerous tropical forests. One of the most interesting for mountain challenge lovers is the last hills to the top as you conquer the mountain top of Khanh Le (called Hon Giao) os not the long way. It's just a couple of km, as it short distance but a little bit vertical. No worry at all because the support vehicles are always on standby and near you.


Khanh Le mountain top is about 1500m above sea level, where you enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery in central Vietnam. This is your limitless opportunity for photos and enjoys every minute through valleys, waterfalls with lush rainforest. Enjoy more snacks, cold drinks, and fresh fruits before riding downhill for 29 km. It's a fabulous ride of the day, and you have a delicious lunch at the local restaurant by the River, right at the foot of the pass.


The ride in the afternoon is entirely different from the morning's adventures. You take narrow paths to explore hamlets, meet locals in farmlands of sugar cane, rice paddy, enjoy the beautiful countryside of Khanh Vinh, stop at the local market for coffee, snack, fresh fruits. Then we continue biking onwards onward to the ancient Dien Khanh citadel before you have a short transfer to the city of Nha Trang in the late afternoon

Nha Trang Horizon Hotel ****
Breakfast/ Lunch/
30 - 75km
Easy/moderate/hard
Day
6
Nha Trang – Dai Lanh - Tuy Hoa - Qui Nhon

Begin today's ride with an hour vehicle transfer to Bidoup National Park, northeast of Dalat, where your fantastic day of cycling adventure is. You cycle on a new road, rolling hills, pine forest, green farmlands, on the winding road through the tropical rainforest. The ride allows you to undulate through lush farmlands, admire the romantic landscape and comfortable climate. Some hills are real challenges for you with beautiful valleys surround and numerous tropical forests. One of the most interesting for mountain challenge lovers is the last hills to the top as you conquer the mountain top of Khanh Le (called Hon Giao) os not the long way. It's just a couple of km, as it short distance but a little bit vertical. No worry at all because the support vehicles are always on standby and near you.


Khanh Le mountain top is about 1500m above sea level, where you enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery in central Vietnam. This is your limitless opportunity for photos and enjoys every minute through valleys, waterfalls with lush rainforest. Enjoy more snacks, cold drinks, and fresh fruits before riding downhill for 29 km. It's a fabulous ride of the day, and you have a delicious lunch at the local restaurant by the River, right at the foot of the pass.


The ride in the afternoon is entirely different from the morning's adventures. You take narrow paths to explore hamlets, meet locals in farmlands of sugar cane, rice paddy, enjoy the beautiful countryside of Khanh Vinh, stop at the local market for coffee, snack, fresh fruits. Then we continue biking onwards onward to the ancient Dien Khanh citadel before you have a short transfer to the city of Nha Trang in the late afternoon.

Royal Hotel & Healthcare Resort ****
Breafast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 80 km
Easy/moderate
Day
7
Biking Qui Nhon – Tam Quan - Sa Huynh

Quy Nhon is well known for its beautiful countrysides, long beautiful coastal routes and lovely landscape along the lagoon. It creates terrific views along the coastline, islands, many beautiful sandy beaches, scenic spots that attracts many tourists all year rounds. The distance between Nha Trang to Quy Nhon is a really long way, with varied terrain routes through rustic villages and stunning coats. So your bike guide will cut off some and choose the best for our best adventure of today. Today ride will divide into 2 sections—25 km in the morning and 35 km in the afternoon with an hour transfer at midday.


Leave the hotel at 7: 30 am for 1.5 hours vehicle transfers to a bit of town and start to ride. The bike route in the morning takes us through a small seaside town, the farmlands of rice paddies, mountain hills. Then we follow a small trail to a tiny fishing village before cycling through salt and seafood farms to Co Ma Pass, and you will have lunch in Dai Lanh Beach. 


After lunch, to avoid the heat, you rest on the vehicle for 1 hour transfers to a small village to enjoy 30 km charming villages. You will cycle on the beautiful road along the lagoon. View the colour fishing boats and lush farmlands along the routes. It's fantastic bike routes through the fascinating countryside and lively lagoon with several fishing sampans. Further, the back road undulates across farmlands of rice, vegetable, and before cross the River wooden bridge to the highway. Finally, we have a transfer to Qui Nhon City. 

Sa Huynh Resort ****
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 85km
Easy/moderate/hard
Day
8
Cycling Sa Huynh - untouched countryside - Quang Ngai

After breakfast, a 20-minute vehicle transfers you to a rural village for a full-day adventure, with a quick stop at beautiful salt fields to capture some photos before the ride. We start the day riding into small hamlets, past the lagoon to the coast, explore the non-touristy countryside, ride along the unique paths, past many small local markets, and stop at a shallow lake home to fresh fish. Locals do a lot of fishing by straps and nets in the rainy season, but the lake is lush farms in the dry season. Continue riding through rice paddies and small towns before crossing over the river to seaside villages. The routes are smooth and mixed concrete and small asphalt road along the rivers, past vegetable fields and small villages. Then you ride through vast lush farms, tranquil towns and ride down the coast, past local fish farmings—lunch en route. 


Lunch en route, and we continue the lovey ride toward Quang Ngai. Explore the backwaters and agricultural lands, have some ferry crossings, bike along rivers, peaceful villages, fish farms, rice paddy fields, tropical palm trees, and cross the rivers on agriculture bridges. Stop at pagodas, admire some old houses surrounding by betel trees. Stop at irrigation bridges, look over the peaceful rivers, charm villages along. The backwater area is beautiful, with incredible scenery and complicated bike routes. We end today's ride with the visit to Son My Memorial- My Lai Massacre in 1968. Finally, have a short transfer from the outskirts to Quang Ngai City Center.

Cam Thanh/ Hamya hot springs ***
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 68km
Easy/moderate
Day
9
Cycle Backroads Quang Ngai - Hoi An

We depart at 7:30 am for 1 -hour transfer to a rural village to start the fantastic day ride. We ride on the lovely tranquil back road, get through a small town, then green rice fields, follow the concrete routes through several vibrant villages, kindergartens, and high schools, and have some ferry boats cross the rivers. Enjoy the dirt biking along the Truong Giang River. The River and its branches offer terrific views of bamboo boats, wooden boats, and small fishing villages where local family members are very busy when fishing boats coming back. Lunch en route.


In the afternoon, you explore the lush farmland, rice paddies and stop at local homes leam culture and experience their life. Through vast farmlands, the routes are complicated, cross the river network by several small concrete bridges, past tiny houses along rivers. Explore Cam Kim island, past old village, agricultural lands, bamboo bridges, ride on Cam Kim bridge, cross Thu Bon River to the hotel in Hoi An. 

Ann Retreat Spa & Reosrt ****
Breakfast/ Lunch
30 - 70 Km
Easy/moderate
Day
10
Hoi An at leisure

Hoi An has features and characteristics of Europe, Asia culture and history dating to the 16th-17th century. Most of the buildings are in the traditional architectural style of the 19th and 20th centuries. Today is a free day to visit the town; walk on little lantern lined streets, visit historical relics, see some colourful pagodas, buy handmade gifts from locals.

Ann Retreat Spa & Reosrt ****
Breakfast
Day
11
Hoi An - Da Nang - fly to Hai Phong - Ha Long

After breakfast, a private transfer to Da Nang to catch a domestic flight to Hai Phong city. On arrival at Hai Phong Airport, welcomed by Vietnam Backroads Team, enjoy an hour vehicle drive to Ha Long. Board a ship and cruise through Ha Long Bay.


Halong Bay is one of the most amazing natural wonders and natural beauty with thousands of islands, including; beaches, caves, and fishing villages. The cruise will sail to Bai Tu Long Bay, passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and Teapot Islets and Thien Canh Son Cave. After exploring the Cave, you return to the boat and enjoy a sunset party on board. The cruise will drop an anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets in Cong Dam. Dinner on board.

Oriental Sails ****
Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Vietnam airline
Kiwi standing on oval
Oriental Sails ****
Day
12
Ha Long bay - Ha Noi

The morning is a great time to enjoy the beauty of Ha Long, especially at sunrise. Admire over rocky mountains, the various shape of the karst landscape in the bay. Enjoy sunrise with Tai Chi demonstration on the sun deck. Enjoy tea, coffee, and breakfast, admire fantastic landscapes, breath-taking beauty of limestone islands, explore the amazing cave, swimming and relax until having lunch. Check out, and transfer to Ha Noi in the afternoon. Spend your own time exploring Ha Noi in the afternoon.

The Light ****
Breakfast/ Lunch
Day
13
Ha Noi - Departure

After the healthy breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your time shopping and relax until a pick up for Noi Bai International Airport to catch your flight 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




 

 
 

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