Country back road Biking from Hue to Saigon 9 days

Overview

Price
USD $1620.00 1620.00
Tour code
VBR: VCT9B - HUE - SGN
Duration
Number Of cycling days
8 days
Single supplement
240.00$
Average distance per day
45km
Bike Hire
$80
Total cycling distance
400 - 470 km
Introduction

This is one of cycling journey giving you a unique way of exploring countryside of middle part of Vietnam. With thousands of kilometers of stunning beaches and beautiful sceneries along coastal back roads, you will find the most interesting things you could ever forget on this trip; ride deeply into scenic fishing village, stop at beautiful local beaches, ride rolling hills mountain areas, pedaling on smooth oceanic back roads, enjoy technical skills on single track through tiny fishing villages. 

Full Itinerary

Cycling 9 days from Hue to Saigon
Day
1
See charming village and hue citadel

Meet our team at your accommodation for full day with activities; a half day visiting the Purple Citadel and Royal tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty and other half day ride to countryside villages and some historical relics of Hue, stopping at Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge, an ancient historical and architectural land mark, experience traditional culture. Get a deeper understanding of this fascinating and life of local, and exploring beautiful nature scenery along the way.

Moon Light hotel
Lunch/ Dinner
25km+
Flat - easy
Day
2
Cycle Hue to Hoi AN

Take a short transfer out of the bustling traffic to a peaceful village. Ride on amazing terrain mountain back roads through scenic countryside lane and enjoy some of the most impressive landscapes; passing temples, pagodas, rice fields and fishing villages, cycle along the well-known Tam Giang Lagoon, across bridges, small villages, hills and family farms. Then we turn on small path and ride on flat terrain a long ocean Vinh Hien before we challenge some little hills to Phuoc Tuong Pass. Enjoy lunch at seafood restaurant by Lang Co beach.
Option is to be flexible for cyclists who do not want to challenge Hai Van Pass; taking a transfer to the peak of Hai Van Pass to ride the coastal road of Da Nang city after lunch. Who love to conquer the Pass and enjoy breathtaking views! Please, continue to rock and roll on your bike….Relax on vehicle driving to Hoi An town in late afternoon.

Hoi An Riversdie resort
Breakfast/ Lunch
30 - 70km
Hilly - easy/ moderate/ hard
Day
3
An amazing countryside of Hoi An

Hoi An Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda. Today' cycling give you an easy ride so you take your time for wonderful experiences; have some ferry crossings, floating bridges, explore life of farmers in Delta of Thu Bon river, see working buffaloes on rice paddy field, stop at wooden boat made at local home. Visit some workshop and see the way of weaving the colorful straw “Hoi An” sleeping mats, handicraft in countryside of Hoi An. Invited lunch to local home. Return to Hoi An around 2:30PM. Spend you owned time to explore Hoi An on foot by yourself.

Hoi An Reverside resort
Breakfast/ Lunch
25km+
Flat - easy
Day
4
Hoi An – Tam Ky – Quang Ngai

Check out of hotel after breakfast for a 20 minute transfer takes you to further side of Thu Bon River, Cua Dại Bridge. We will start cycling through removed villages, many hills of white sand where locals rarely see foreigners coming through. Especially ride deeply in small villages by little Rivers where numerous bamboo bridges are gateway to villages. Today’s ride gives more opportunities to experience about daily life in seaside districts. Stopping at some local house and see how fisherman weaving fishing nets, roll bamboo boats by locals. Ride on narrow mixed concrete dirt tracks through ride fields, you can see buffaloes help farmers working on farmland; you are also riding pass fruit gardens, shelters, thatch house and traditional houses of Tam Thanh village. Many locals here do raising ducks on their owned land. Special and highlights that you could enjoy ride as much as you could. Today we have lunch a bit late in town of Tam Ky. Then ride on A/C vehicle to Quang Ngai city, stop at My Lai village to pay a visit to Son My memorial before check in hotel.

Thien An Riverside hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 70km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
6
Quang Ngai - Quy Nhon

The most beautiful coastal back roads in Vietnam are located central provinces. The peaceful village where today's ride start is about an hour transfer by vehicle. In the morning, you will immerse yourself in cycling adventure of today. In the morning, travel through outskirt of Tam Quang Dist; ride through homeland of coconut, rice farmland, cross a river of Lai Giang and challenge some little hills before we ride down the coastal country back road and passing salt fields. We continue biking on small country road to My Tho and stop for lunch at De Ghi fishing village. In the afternoon, we ride pass shrimp farms, fish farms a long quiet oceanic back road, view beautiful scenery of foothills, peanut fields, tapioca plantation, passing sand dune before an easy ride a long Thi Nai Marsh.

Royal Hotel & Healthcare Resort
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 80km
Hilly - easy/ moderate/ hard
Day
6
Quy Nhon - Nha Trang

This day is particularly long way of 65km cycling. After an hour transfers to fishing village, to begin with crossing a lagoon by riding wooden bridge in 1 km long. Then we enjoy riding on dirt track along fish farm and fishing villages, passing farm lands of cashew plantations before a coffee break at Nam Hai fishing village. Then we continue to bike on gentle hilly country road through cassava and sugar cane and sweet potato plantation before we pedal along local beaches to Tuy Ha city. Your lunch is in Tuy Ha city. After lunch, there is a short transfer takes you to rural village to start the afternoon ride. Bike route is mixed concrete and dirt track through nice villages, green rice paddies, passing kindergarten, primary and high schools. There will be many stops at local markets on the way. We will have a transfer to Nha Trang city in late afternoon. 

Michelia hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch
30 - 60km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
7
Nha Trang - Dalat

Cycling from Nha Trang to Dalat is not very easy and also not a fun because Nha Trang is seaside city and Dalat is central highland province and its about 1500 meters above level sea. Please, do not worry about this! Vietnam Backroads is the real cycling adventurer and also the top cycle tour organizer. Our team wills tailor-made easy route, beautiful scenery without serious hills (28km) so that any cyclists could ride on and enjoy particular sceneries along the way. We divided into two different sections of today's ride; route is flat in the morning and hilly in the afternoon. Our support vehicle takes you from Nha Trang city to Dien Khanh, a rural Dist which is not far from Nha Trang. Our ride will begin at the Dien Khanh Ancient Citade. Ride on smooth path through farm village, foot of mountain; see locals harvesting vegetables, sugar cane plantation, and you can take many photos as you can. Your lunch is well-arranged at restaurant by small and lovely River. There is a transfer 28 km on spiral road to the Hon Giao’s peak. There are many stops so that you admire breathtaking views. Here are we continue our adventure through tropical forest and pine forest. Meet tribal people; pass small villages, beautiful lakes in afternoon ride. 

Muong Thanh hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 80km
Hilly - easy/moderate/ hard
Day
8
Dalat - Nam Cat Tien park

Check out of hotel for a transfer to countryside, north of of Dalat. The morning ride seems to be easy and nice ride because of almost riding down the valleys, passing greenhouses. Ride through scenic road with the endless green pine forest and vegetable farms surrounding of Lang Biang. Then we continue ride through a jungle forested valley to Ta Nung. Share road with minority kids going to school before cycling down to the vast area of coffee plantation of Nam Ban town. Stoping at cricket farms and continues biking to high road. We will have a transfer to Bao Loc for lunch before our last ride starts in Madagui. Ride on country back road, pass cashew plantation and vibrant villages to Nam Cat Tien national Park

Green Hope Lodge
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
23 - 65km
Hilly - easy/ moderate
Day
9
Nam Cat Tien - Saigon

Cat Tien National Park is a treasure trove of biodiversity and tropical forests of southern Vietnam. Its peaceful place and also a home of thousands birds many exotic species of plants and animals. Wake up early, take a walk along river enjoy sunrise is wonderful time and listening to birds singing. After your breakfast, enjoy hiking with local guide into tropical green forest. Explore the spectacular woodlands, home to many exotic species of plants and animals. Return to hotel for check out. Spend three hours driving to Ho Chi Minh. Lunch is in town on the way driving to Ho Chi Minh.

Breakfast/ Lunch

Tour details

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
8 nights: double room/ twin room
B = 8 Breakfasts, L = 9 Lunches, D = 5 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 & driver
Road Condition

We select the best paths, single track and country back roads for our cycling tours. Mostly, routes are paths, single track that are too small for vehicles. Country back roads are less traffic which A/C van could support riders. Vietnam Backroads offers fascinating cycling tours to discover this diverse country. Bicycle touring from the capital of Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh City to central coastal provinces and west Chi Minh trails along mountain ranges are our top bike tours in Vietnam. Its the best way to meet locals, to enjoy breathtaking views and to receive an extremely warm welcome from the hospitable locals. You will travel through colourful fishing villages, green rice paddy fields, across mountain ranges and through the jungle, ride rolling hills and pedal up the the peak of Ha Van Pass. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long and exlpore Hue Citadel and Hoi An ancient town. In general, mixed of roads; single track, dirt track are rough and but asphalt country back roads and coastal back roads with smooth surface allows you touring the Charm of Vietnam.

 

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 A/C 16 seater van.Two people seat on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seat will be fold up so all bikes will be uploaded here.

A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people
There will be 2 vehicles to support riders on entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, ice box to keep cold drinks....

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...Ice box

A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people
We provide 2 minibuses 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. 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 off road riding and touring 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

27.5" Giant MTB bike - Saigon Bike Shop
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2. Trek hybrid Mountain Bike- 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

Trek Hybrid Bike - Saigonn Bike Shop
Trek hybrid bikes - Saigon Bike Shop   

 

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