Ride to Dalat - MuiNe. The ‘Hawaii’ of Vietnam

Introduction

Nui Ne has gained attention for its attractive beaches in South East Asia. This is a beautiful place that you relax and enjoy swimming after your biking adventures. The beach is shallow and sloped, the water is clean and blue, and the sun is always shining. We visit a place called Sand Hill, which has long been a creative subject of artistic photographs and paintings. Besides beaches and dunes, beautiful landscapes such as Suoi Tien (Fairy Spring), the Ong Hoang Building, and the Poshanu Cham Tower. Mui Ne has long been considered the "Hawaii" of Vietnam

Tour details

Price
USD $855.00 855.00
Tour code
VBR: VCT5C - HCM - PT - 1
Duration
Number Of cycling days
4 days
Single supplement
130.00$
Average distance per day
45Km
Bike Hire
US$60
Total cycling distance
220km
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 MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brake
Helmets, new bottles of water
4 nights: double room/ twin room
B = 5 Breakfasts, L = 5 Lunches, D = 2 Dinners
All entrance fees, ferry tickets in countryside
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
Pick up/ drop off at hotels
Bike mechanic
English speaking guide throughout the tour
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Single supplement
Drinks are not included with any meal

Full Itinerary

Day
1
Saigon - Nam Cat Tien

Be ready to go after an early breakfast to avoid traffic jam, and we will have a couple of hours of vehicle transfer to rural villages of Tri An where our morning ride starts. Enjoy the gentle ride on back roads, through lush green farmlands, jungle and lake—lunch in a small town before the afternoon ride onwards to the National Park. There are so many stops on the ways; a former volcanic crater, farmlands of chilli pepper, local market. In the evening, a vehicle trip drives you through the jungle. It's a chance you can see animals. The trip will be by jeep, and we’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of animals in the wild.

Forest Lodge
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 50km
Hilly- easy/moderate
Day
2
Nam Cat Tien - Bao Loc - Dalat

Breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we enjoy a boat ride on Dong Nai River, listen to bird singing on the way to Monkey Island. Dao Tien is the Endangered Primate Species centre where you can find out a vast number of 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 for a bicycle riding. From the park, we ride on a dirty track through cornfield, valley, ride pass cashew plantation, where there is no traffic at all. Keep cycling onward and passing cashew plantation to a small village by Dong Nai River. After that, we continue our adventure on the single track, trails through the forest to Ma Da Gui town for lunch. The afternoon’ cycling allows you to enjoy mountainous areas through pine forest and coffee plantation on back roads to Dalat city if time permitted. 

Muong Thanh Dalat
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 65km
Hilly - easy/moderate
Day
3
Da Lat Discovery

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.

Muong Thanh Dalat
Breakfast/ Lunch
Day
4
Dalat - Mountain Biking trails - Duc Trong

After breakfast at the hotel, our team and vehicle will transfer you to rural Dist for a mountain biking tour. The hilly landscape offers incredible views, and the weather is lovely to inspire you to get more dirt. With many hand-picked routes, you can enjoy different levels from easy, moderate, and hard OR either select smooth back roads: past greenhouse, farmlands of flowers, coffee, and pine forest along. Then we start to ride downhill on asphalt quiet back road to Ta Nung and Nam Ban, ride pass valley, vegetable plantation, greenhouses on the way. After we ride downhill about 25 km, Visit the cricket farm before we ride up gentle hills to Elephant Waterfall. 

Ta Hine Cafe & Homestay
Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 65km
Hilly - easy/moderate
Day
5
Duc Trong - Lo Xo Pass - White/Red Dunes - Mui Ne Beach

From here, we will ride on quiet back roads, rolling hills through a few km before cycling downhills to ethnic group villages, past the hydroelectric power station and coffee plantations. In the afternoon, continue biking on opened air back roads and cycle past cashew plantation to dunes Mui Ne. Take some photos at sunset at dunes before checking in the hotel. You should arrange a hotel on your own. Tour End!

Breakfast/ Lunch
25 - 80km
Hilly - easy/moderate

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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Reviews

Hi Vietnam Backroads, we´re back in Austria and in the cold weather. I wanted to give you some feedback concerning the bike-tour. As I´ve already mentioned my husband and are were very happy with the tour and the guide although we had expected to do more biking. To tell you the truth we haven´t been aware of the fact that Dalat is so far from HCM. BUT we very much enjoyed the trip to Dalat because it was worth it and if we had travelled on our own we wouldn´t have gone there. It was a pitty that the weather was not too good but our guide, Viet, organized an interesting and varied day for us and he showed us a very nice and hidden restaurant in Dalat which we would never have found without him. There we learned how to prepare the Vietnamese spring rolls J. The hotels of the tour were very nice, especially the one in the jungle! You should keep this as a fix part of your tours. Viet was a very good guide and also our driver was very kind and always helpful. 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 Dec, 2017

Vera Bachleitn…

It was fantastic experience for my 2 boys and myself. Dat we could not rate more highly. He was very engaging and very informative on the Vietnam history. That we were traveling through. The fruit stop we all enjoyed. We would highly recommend Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. The bikes we could not fault nor the hotels. However, I would strongly state that our fantastic experience came about through our excellent guide Dat. This attention to hygiene was brilliant. We wish Dat and your company all the very best for a successful future. Don, Ben, same Robinson. 17 -18 19 - 20 Dec, 2014

Don Robinson f…

Hi Ms Hue, Many thanks for your email. We very much enjoyed the trip - and will certainly contact you if we plan another trip to Vietnam! I'm back in Europe now, missing Vietnamese weather, food and cycling! 12 - 15 May 2013

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