Overview
  • Indulge in the history, culture and cuisine of Vietnam at Saigon where your leisurely Vietnam bike tour begins
  • Discover why Hoi An is considered to be an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Energize you mind, body and soul in the serene hills, springs, beaches and islands along the way
  • Swim in the azure blue sea in Vietnam’s top beach destination

Across the water from Angkor in Cambodia lays the mysterious land of Saigon. Steeped in essence from times gone by, here you will discover soaked rice paddies in the lap of tropical forests.

Dive into the thick of things in Vietnam where old school meets the new and lush countrysides and pristine beaches go hand in hand with bustling wet markets, charming old towns and and trendy young cities.

Explore temples, pagodas and imperial citadels, visit fine old merchant houses or seek out some some of the world’s best warm water beaches. Other worldly charm is within reach here. Reach out and grab it.

13 Nights 14 Days 16 Nov, 17 Nov, 18 Nov, and more Hanoi, Hanoi
Bike/Local Specialist

Your Bike

  • All hotels, as mentioned in the tour details
  • Meals as per itinerary
    • On each trip guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
  • A Van support that follows throughout the trip and carries all belongings
  • Bike with helmet
  • Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need
  • Refreshments & mineral water while cycling
  • Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples. Please check your itinerary here.
  • Domestic train or air travel (if part of tour itinerary)

Meet the Local Specialist

  • Transportation to and from the trip including airfare, airport pickup/drop or train travel
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Some meals are not included (check your itinerary)
  • Gratuities for your Trip Leader(s) are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves.
    • Normally, we suggest an amount of US $10-15 per person per day for biking guide, $5-7/person/day for driver and about $2-3/person/day put in the Kitty for other local service at tour hotels and group meals and for local culture/nature guide(s).
    • If your group size is more than 4 people then you can also take above suggestion as per couple instead of per person.
    • Finally, please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service as it varies in good deal from one culture to another. Above is a recommendation as per industry standard and outlook.
    • For a particular country that you are traveling to, please get in touch with your tour consultant to understand local tipping guidelines.
  • Beverages
Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

  DAY           PLACE         CASUAL INNS                      DURATION       CYCLING DISTANCE  
  1-2           Saigon   Cinnamon Boutique     2   25km / 15mi
  2-3   Da Lat   Du Park Hotel     2   30km / 18mi*
  50km / 30mi
  5   Nha Trang   TTC Michelia     1   80km / 48mi*
  6   Tuy Hoa   Cen Deluxe     1   60km / 36mi*
  7   Quy Nhon   Seagull     1   50km / 30mi*
  8   Quang Ngai   Sa Huynh Beach Resort       1   70km / 42mi*
  9-10   Hoi An   Hoi An Travel Lodge     2

  65km / 39mi*

  40km / 24mi*

  11   Hue   The Scarlett    1   50km / 30mi*
  12

  Over night train

  from Hue to Hanoi   

    1  
  13

  Hanoi

  Silk Path Boutique Hotel     1   25km / 15mi
  14   Departure      

 

Detailed Itinerary

Re-tour Plan: Visit Mekong region for a couple of days on a bike.

Day 1: Saigon – Arrival

  • Arrive in Saigon and settle into your hotel. Today you can plan your own day visiting some of the classic highlights of Saigon by walk: Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Continental, Central Post Office. We convene tonight to celebrate the start of our awesome journey on a bike.
  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Today bike to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels. A shuttle transfer of about 90min brings us to the countryside of city. After a short ride through narrow rural trails, take a ferry to a nearby island and bike past typical rural hamlets, rubber plantations and paddy fields. Another ferry brings us closer to Cu Chi Tunnels. Our guide takes us on a walk through the tunnels and share anecdotes along the way. Try the famous Cassava with green tea and peanut dip, food of soldiers living in the tunnels during the war. After a lunch at local restaurant by the Saigon river, shuttle back to city.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Distance Cycled: 25km / 15mi*

Day 3: Da Lat – Fly and mountain trail

  • Get up early today for a short flight to Da Lat, jewel of the central highlands. The region is dotted with lakes, waterfalls, pine trees and infinite flowers, making for a picturesque cycling adventure. Here we take a classic ride around Da Lat. Take in some spectacular views as we ride along Da Lat’s pine-forested hills, picturesque flower farms past Xuan Huong Lake and Mount Langbian.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Distance Cycled: 30km / 18mi*

Day 4: Da Lat – mountain trail

  • Today we start to the North of Dalat City. We ride along picturesque scenic roads through farms to the forest paths where we start our off-road journey. The first section of trail is over Victory Lake and into forest paths. The initial path is wide and inviting, very relaxing and quiet. Later, be ready to ride the roller coaster.
  • Minority farmers usually get a kick out of seeing you trying to navigate through the area ‘roads’. Get ready to wave as they smile and stare at you! If you choose to make it a long ride, you will be treated to a picnic lunch of fresh veggies and fruits, baguettes with an assortment of toppings and a French-style pastry to satisfy your sweet tooth. Dalat is known as the vegetable garden of Vietnam and lunch offers you a chance to try some of Dalat’s tasty produce. Lunch is usually held around the Valley of Love, depending on your speed and appetite.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi*

Day 5: Nha Trang – Mountain and village trails combined with beautiful downhill stretch

  • An awesome day on a bike today. Ride through lush mountain range and conquer Hon Giao 1,600m mountain pass before arriving at Nha Trang, a classic beach resort town. Initial stretch is undulating past pine forests and then it’s a sheer drop of 1,500m to the low lands. Break for lunch at local restaurant by the river and continue riding on flat terrain through some gorgeous village trails. Hop into a shuttle for last section to avoid busy road.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Distance Cycled: 80km / 48mi*

Day 6: Tuy Hoa – Delightful coastal trail

  • After a visit to nearby Cham temple, ride a spectacular coastal trail to nearby village. A shuttle transfer from here brings us to our lunch point by the ocean. Today, we have an early lunch. Continue riding along the sea and admire the delightful ocean views around the Dai Lanh beach before meeting the pass which is natural border between the provinces. Descend down to stunning Vung Ro bay and take a break for swim and some snacks.
  • This is our first day of riding along Vietnamese coast and it’s a long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Distance Cycled: 60km / 36mi*

Day 7: Quy Nhon – Mountain views trail

  • A transfer of about 1hr today takes us off the highway and to the remote area where we start biking with the view of gorgeous forests and hills. The biking is through undulating terrain past beautiful villages and mountain views. After lunch, continue riding towards the main highway. Avoid the last leg of 10km as traffic picks up and transfer to Quy Nhon.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi*

Day 8: Quang Ngai – Tropical trail

  • Visit Cham tower – built by the Champa civilisation who ruled the southern Vietnamese area for over a millennium up until the early 1800s. Descendents of this culture, the Cham people, still live in Vietnam and neighbouring Cambodia as well as Thailand. Later bike in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green fields and paddies. Arrive at Sa Huỳnh and spend a night at a beach resort. The Sa Huỳnh culture, flourished between 1000 BC and 200 AD, were most likely the predecessors of the Cham.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Distance Cycled: 70km / 42mi*

Day 9: Hoi An – My Lai & spectacular hinterland trail

  • A transfer of about 1hr brings us to our start of the day with a visit to My Lai Massacre Memorial. During the Vietnam War, a company of American soldiers brutally killed the majority of population of My Lai. Ride from here through corn and vegetables plantations with our first true view of cow herds. After a ride of about 30km, take a shuttle again to Tam Ky for lunch and then ride past network of lush rice fields and narrow interior rural trails. We end our day at Hoi An with a short transfer.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Distance Cycled: 65km / 39mi*

Day 10: Hoi An – My Son

  • The architectural beauty of Hoi An will captivate you as this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a melange of Vietnamese, European, Chinese, Japanese monuments in an unhurried, timeless setting. Here, we ride to My Son, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. Regarded as one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. The initial riding is through hinterland and last leg has a bit of traffic, so ride carefully.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Distance Cycled: 40km / 24mi*

Day 11: Hue – Hai Van pass

  • We avoid riding in Da Nang busy roads and transfer straight away to the point, 5km before the climb. Bike on over gradual hills in the coastal ride to climb Hai Van pass for views of this splendid bay. Ride the downhill with utmost care and stop for lunch by delightful lagoon. A short transfer brings us to Phuoc Tuong where we ride the undulating mountain terrain and cross the gorgeous estuary of the Perfume River. Recharged, ride through the backroads and beaches of this region towards Hue, a must-visit in Vietnam.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 12: Overnight train to Hanoi – Hue Loop

  • Today take your bicycle out for a leisurely loop around the imperial town of Hué. Ride past the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Mausoleums and the merchant’s houses along the banks of the Perfume River and through quiet lanes with lush gardens.
  • In the evening, take an overnight train to Hanoi.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 13: Hanoi

  • Our representative picks you up at station and transfer to hotel. Here you can plan your own day. On arrival, walk the busy streets of Hanoi at leisure. In the afternoon explore Hanoi on a cyclo ride, and later watch a traditional water puppet show.

Day 14: Departure

  • Make arrangements as per your onward travel plans. You can also extend your vacation here with a visit to Halong Bay.
  • Meals: Breakfast

*with shuttle – short transfers

Starting Point
Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam View on Map
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