Biking Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh - Hue - Ha Noi

Overview

Price
USD $2625.00 2625.00
Tour code
VBR: VCT14A - HCM -HAN -1
Number Of cycling days
12 days
Single supplement
415.00$
Average distance per day
45km
Bike Hire
120
Total cycling distance
715
Introduction

This cycling adventures that connect four of the nation's most important places - Mekong Delta region, Saigon city, former capital city, ancient town of Hoi An and Hanoi capital by bicycles. Our adventurous trips are great and economical way to see 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

Full Itinerary

Bike routes Mekong Delta - Sagon - Dalat - Nha Trang - Quy Nhon- Quang  Ngai - Hoi An - Hue
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 local family workshop family workshop and colorful Khmer temples and daily life before a boat ride to floating market. After you are picked up hotel then we spend an hour on driving on A/C van/bus to countryside village, outside Tan An city. A morning countryside biking takes you along scenic paths across through picturesque of old villages, rice paddies, dragon fruit and vegetable plantation. We will top for lunch in My Tho city. In the afternoon, our cycling adventure starts in rural village of Mo Cay rural Dist, Ben Tre province. Your guide will choose shady pathways to cycle through 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 path through water palm, village, and sharing space for locals on little ferries sometime not enough room for a group of 8.  Relax your legs on the last ferry taking you to further side to Tra Vinh city.

Cuu Long hotel
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 45km
Flat - easy
Day
2
Tra Vinh - Cau Ke - Can Tho

Tra Vinh province is the homeland of 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 photo and see some pagodas on pathway through lovely green rice paddy field and peaceful scenery. Today gives you an opportunity to get close to Khmer farmers, and spending time on understanding 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 ferry. 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 real floating market. After breakfast at hotel, we check out for a boat ride to Cai Rang floating market. Locals from rural villages are usually taking their farm products to this market by boat in 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 boats move up and down and try to find good dealers for business. Our private vehicle with team will take you to Binh Minh town where a half –day ride through nice vegetable farms, with a ferry crossing river from village to village. Visit a none-tourist workshop that locals use water hyacinth to make hats, handbags... Enjoy lunch before we get on our private vehicle for a driving back to Saigon.

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

Ho Chi Minh is a big city and its traffic is busy almost all day. To save time for bike ride in countryside so we should depart from hotels at 7:00AM. As we leaving HCM as earlier the weather is cool for us ride rude as well. You will spend more time explore stunning countryside, beautiful villages on back roads. After 1.5 hours by vehicle towards to Trang Bom Dist, Dong Nai province. The morning ride is a lovely cycling as you riding through different rural areas, through rubber plantation, ride paddy fields, teak tree plantation, tapioca plant fields, and passing tiny rural villages along the way to Gia Kiem Dist. By the afternoon’ cycling is on along the Dong Nai River, visit locals family on the ways, passing Ta Lai village and taking a ferry to Nam Cat Tien.

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, and many reminders of its colonial heritage remain. It’s also call honey-moon city called by locals. After your breakfast, you will have an hour and half on trekking into green forest with local guide. Then we return to the center of the park to check out before we ride to Ma Da Gui. From the park, we ride on dirty track through corn field, valley, ride pass cashew plantation, where there is no traffic at all. Keep cycling onward and passing cashew plantation to Da Oai village. After that we continue the rude on single track, trails through forest to Ma Da Gui town for lunch. If time permitted, the afternoon’ cycling allow you to enjoy particular scenery in mountainous areas through pine forest and coffee plantation on back roads to Dalat city.

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

A half-day ride of today is pleasure ride because of riding down more than up. After breakfast at hotel, you’re A/C van with guide will take you to rural area of Suoi Van, then we start to ride on downhill on asphalt quiet back road to Ta Nung and Nam Ban, ride pass valley, vegetable plantation, green houses on the way. After we ride downhill about 25 km, we will have a break before we ride up gentle hills then we ride downhill another pass. We end up today’ ride at noon time and enjoy lunch before we return to Dalat city by vehicles.

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

Today' ride is divided into different levels. The morning is a real challenge ride rolling hills but easily bicycling on flat land in the afternoon. After your breakfast at hotel, we check out for an hour driving by van/bus to rural pine forest, the particular mountain scenery with nice temperature could be a mental stimulation to help you to challenge your cycling skill. After a coffee break and photo taken at Hon Giao peak, you will have a wonderful riding downhill on 30 km to Suoi Loi. In the afternoon, we bike into countryside past sugar cane fields, rice-paddy, thatch houses, local markets to Dien Khanh. We get on van/bus right here for a transfer to Nha Trang city

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

Today we set off earlier and have a transfer to starting point of cycling because it is a long way for us to ride from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon. Biking paths are flat and beautiful, ride through countryside mountain rice fields, fishing village, and salt farms. We'll enjoy a delicious meal at seafood restaurants by Dai Lanh beach. In the afternoon, beautiful rural country back road with some hilly paths across sweet potato plantations, fishing villages and many huge lakes connected to ocean giving you a really nice ride. The rest of the today is a single track by the ocean. Our guides will lead you cycling into tiny fishing villages, riding over small wood bridges, cycling past shelter building with simple materials by salt fields. We'll get on van/bus for Quy Nhon city in late afternoon.

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

Quy Nhon and Quang Ngai provinces located in middle of Vietnam. This is a beautiful part for ride is between 2 provinces. The most beautiful coastal back roads Many quiet asphalt countryside back roads through mountainous areas, some are hilly, flat single tracks by the sea and country paths through rice paddy and the rest are mountain passes. We check out and leave hotel at 7:30 am. It takes about 20 minutes by van/bus to fishing villages. We start a morning ride by the lake of Thi Nai and riding on smooth hilly coastal road, passing white sand dunes, tiny fishing villages, and some little seaside towns. Stop for lunch at seafood restaurant at small town on the way. In the sunny afternoon, peaceful country roads through the countryside and magnificent mountain views, we’ll pass shrimp farms and local farms. Then we ride across coconut plantation amongst villages in Tam Quang Dist before we get on A/C van/bus for an hour driving you to Quang Ngai in late afternoon.

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

Quang Ngai is known to foreign tourists because of My Lai Massacre in 1968. Quang Ngai province was intensely contested and it suffered some of the worst fighting and bombing of the war. After your breakfast at hotel, we travel on private vehicle to My Lai memorial to pay a visit. Then we start our morning ride. It’s about 35 km but it allows us to explore some hamlets of Son My, Son Tinh and Sa Ky fishing port. We’ll continue cycling, we bicycling through cassava root farms, corn farms on hilly single tracks. Our lunch today is at famous chicken rice restaurant in Quang Ngai city. It’s a local specialty chicken rice is well-knows in central provinces. After lunch, an easy bike riding on unique country rural back roads, across ride fields, agricultural villages give you so much time to see buffaloes on rice paddies, bamboo bridges across rivers and they are shortcuts connecting both sides of the river, small lakes. In the late afternoon, we ride past some local factories building wooden boats and ride over Cua Dai Bridge to Hoi An town.

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

Today is free day so you can explore Hoi An by your own and enjoy swimming at hotel. Another option is to ride to My Son, mingle with kids on bicycle to school, see activities of local markets, and experience ancient history of My Son and Champa culture before return to Hoi An by vehicle

Hoi An Riverside resort
Breakfast/ Lunch
25km+
Flat - easy
Day
12
Hoi An - Hue

After an hour driving on private vehicle to Da Nang city, then you can choose an option; ride rolling hills, challenge Hai Van Pass yourself as you conquer this Pass OR van/bus driving you to the peak of Hai Van Pass. From the Hai Van’ Pass, you could see the big difference of weather between Da Nang and Hue. You are also can see many old American bunkers on the peak of Hai Van Pass. After a coffee break and spending time taking photo of particular scenery, we continue cycling down to Lang Co beach.  Enjoy seafood lunch at local by the beach. Then we continue the afternoon cycling onward to Hue. We will do some mountainous riding before we ride off roads to the oceanic countryside into small fishing villages, benefit from spectacular views by the sea. There will be many well-earned breaks along the way to take in the views, experience local life styles all the way to Thuan An beach.

Moonlight hotel
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 the treasures of Vietnam's Royal past including; tombs, pagodas, typical blend of French and Vietnam’ architectures and historical relics. Before your cycle you will visit the Imperial Citadel, including the Forbidden Purple City. The latter was almost totally destroyed in Vietnam War during the Tet Offensive. This is a special character in Hue so you could experience and learn about this. Your ride is about 30km through some traditional villages, rice fields, countryside of Hue, stop at some sites; pagoda, bunkers, tombs. Your guide will arrange good restaurant so you try some of the local specialties that graced the Nguyen emperors' banquet tables. Then we get back hotel to have a shower before your guide take you to train station. Sleep a night on Violette Express Train to Ha Noi

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 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 cyclo tour through Ha Noi Old Quater. You are pedaled on busy street, see how busy people are! Have a chance taking plenty of photos of woman on conical hats carry bamboo baskets to sell fruits; banana, peanuts, sweet potato and so on. Enjoy your cyclo tour through some of the 36 tree-shaded streets of these historical districts. The trip will finish around 4:30 PM. Tour End!

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
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
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 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. There are 45 mtb bikes available in store and they are ready for all cycling tours

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



Guaranteed to depart

Duration
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Note
Available - $2745

Reviews

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

Jacques party …

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…
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