•Price:USD 1.950 per person
•Total cycling distance:Approx 800 km
•Destinations:Saigon-Cu Chi Tunnels-Dalat-Nha Trang-Quy Nhon-Quang Ngai-Hoi An-Da Nang-Hue–Nam Dinh-national park cuc phuong–Ha long bay-Hanoi
Summary: Start from Saigon and end in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Down to the sea, ride along the magnificent coastlines along the S shaped of Vietnam, up in the mountain of the Central Highland and pedal northward to the incredible sights of UNESCO Heritages. This trips is a great combination of adventure on bike to challenge those with great passion on two wheels and discover the variety of natural scenes, local ethnic cultures, history of the war and of course the ultimate relax moments at the beaches of Vietnam where hosts over 3,000 of km coastlines. 17 days is not a short trip especially for those who are time poor but it's essential to capture different angles of lives in Vietnam through eyes of the cyclists. Not a rush program and this is definitely a trip to discover & have yourselves a bit of challenge on the road. Have a great fun.
Tour information :
|Tour Cost||USD 1,950 per person base on 2 people share one room
Single room supplement: USD 510
|Total Distance||800+ kilometers|
|Number of cycling days||13 days|
|Bike Rental||USD 170(Trek or Giant) extra charge|
|Road Surface||Roads in countryside, through jungles, hillside and valleys, undulate and mountainous terrains, riverbanks.|
|Support||All buses with A/C and experienced Driver, one 16 seats regarding group size of less 6; one 25 seats of less 12 or two 16 seats regarding group size of less 12; and one 25 seats plus a luggage van for group size of up to 24.|
|Group Size||Minimum 3. Maximum 15.|
|Biking guide||Experienced English speaking-biking guides with enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Biking guides are first aid qualified and can maintain bikes. Their role is to deliver a safe and enjoyable tour to the clients, they manage the group, co-ordinate the driver and support vehicle, buy snacks and fruit along the way, look out for clients needs. They are cultural guides as well as pure biking…|
|Food||Included (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).|
|Boat & ferry||Included|
|Snacks, fresh fruits, water||Provided (daily)|
|Safety||Our people take the best cares & safety for your trip. The first aid kits are provided, one doctor for group size of 16 pax up.|
|Photo taking||You can stop wherever you want for 'Kodak moment'!|
|Cycling pace||Are you a beginner or professional biker? we all care with our best efforts to make your trip superb. Enjoy your riding speed from 10km per hour up to as many more as you can.|
|Climate||Biking all year-round|
|What is not included||Travel insurance, personal expenses, alcoholic drinks, flight ticket to/from Vietnam, visa to Vietnam...and what is not mentioned as above itinerary|
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR
Vietnam Adventure Cycling guide welcome at the airport then pick up & transfer to your hotel for check in. Tour briefing and do a very short sightseeing ride around the center of Saigon to make sure that you got the right bikes. It's also a brief city tour to major attraction such as Notre Dame, The Post Office, Saigon Town Hall (1924), Municipal Theatre.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 2: HO CHI MINH-CU CHI
Morning after breakfast in hotel, leave the bustle of big Saigon and transfer by van to the outskirt area. Here we start riding along quiet laneways and dirt paths toward the Cu Chi Tunnels, passing rice fields, rubber plantations and local villages.
Visit the extraordinary Cu Chi tunnels, just outside Ho Chi Minh City, an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War. You will have an opportunity to get the unique experience of guerillas living and fighting underground during the wartime.
Lunch at a beautiful restaurant surrounded by 2 small rivers then jump on the army Jeeps left from the war to get another adventurous experience while your bikes are loaded into a support van. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City after a short pause at rice-paper-making villages to see how they produce the key ingredient of several traditional Vietnam cuisines.
Overnight in Saigon.
• 25km biking.
• Visit Cu Chi tunnel.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: HO CHI MINH-DALAT
In the Morning transfer to Dalat. On the way, Stop for lunch in Baoloc – a town of tea and coffee in the central region. Ride through plantations and back roads of Dalat. On thw way we can see the tea farm and coffee farm. Arrval Dalat check in hotel . dinner and Overnight in Dalat.
• 35km biking.
• Visit coffee and tea farm
Meals: breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: DALAT- NHA TRANG
After the big breakfast in the hotel we will starting to warm up the muscle by 8 km cycling around the Xuan Huong lake in the middle of Dalat city from the hotel and we start our ride in a pine tree forest with breathtaking views of the natural landscape and deep jungle forest on both sides of the road. The fantastic ride runs along the road until the top of the hill (1600 meter from the sea level) before preparing for a fly down the mountain on wheels with 30 km non-stopped down-hill section to reach the end of the pass and finish this challenge .45 minute stransfer to Nha Trang city. Overnight in Nha Trang.
• 100km biking.
• Free swimming at Nha Trang Beach.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Diner
Day 5: NHA TRANG
A day with a boat trip to island.experience the coast of nha trang aboard a boat as we set out in the morning.We head out to the Hon Mun island where we have a chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear water.Our lunch stop is at the fishing village of Lang Chai (From Ocean to plate in 10 minutes) before boarding our boat back to nha trang habor.overnight in Nha trang.
• Free snorkeling & swimming at Mun Island
• Water sports at Tam Island (optional)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: NHA TRANG-QUY NHON
Breakfast at the hotel. We cycle 20km along beautiful coast line road. We do not cycle on Highway No. 1. After coffee break, we cycle from the top of the hill to go through the villages, passing schools. The children like to come out and say hello.We stop for packed lunch to enjoy Vietnamese sanwhich. After lunch, we cycle on another backroad through villages, passing the reunification express railroad.Then visit a brick factory in a small village before we reach Tuy Hao town, Phu Yen province. get on the bus and transfer to Quy nhon.overning in quy nhon city.
Activity: 80km biking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Quy Nhon - Quang Ngai
Morning day with a small transfer out of the city. Here we start our biking day along the rural & coastal road from Quy Nhon to Quang Ngai via Sa Huynh Beach which is also the centre of the Sa Huynh civilization dating from the first century AD. We will bike through hilly terrains.after 90 km cycling we do another transfer to next city name quang ngai.Overnight in Quang Ngai.
• 90km biking.
• Free swimming at Sa Huynh Beach
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,diner
Day 8: QUANG NGAI- HOI AN
Breakfast & check out then leave Quang Ngai city on bike to My Lai massacre, 14 km far from Quang Ngai. Here we will stop and take a guided tour of the site and museum. Then back on bike and take a countryside road to My Khe Beach. Continue along the coastline to Chau O. Here transfer on highway A1 to Tam Ky for special lunch at The Tam Ky Baby Orphanage.
Afternoon, by van, transfer to Hoi An, one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs. Overnight in Hoi An.
• 50km biking.
• Visit my lai massacre.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,diner
Day 9: Hoi An (freeday or 50km cycling)
Today is a free day to explore on your own around World Heritage Hoi An town. The town is small and easy to walk around or head to the beach about 15 minutes away. Optional tour: Visit My Son, the ancient centre of Cham civilization. Transfer out of town to avoid the highway before cycling along country back roads along the Song Tranh River to Mai Son. Take lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the site. Transfer back to Hoi An in the afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10:HOI AN-DANANG -HUE
Morning, check out & pedal from Hoi An via Cua Dai Beach and along the coastline, passing pretty fishing villages, sand dunes and green casuarinas forests to visit Marble Carving village and China Beach. Then keep riding up to Hai Van (Cloud Sea) Pass and climb 500 meters over 10 km. Reach Lang Co for lunch.
Afternoon, Transfer to Phuoc Tuong Hill (30 minutes). Ride off the main highway and take a coastal side to Cau Hai lagoon. Stop and take a van to Hue for hotel check-in.Overnight in Hue.
- 100km biking
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,diner
Day 11: ROYAL HUE DISCOVERY-NAM DINH BY TRAIN.
Morning, we will take the boat trip on the ferfum river to Thien Mu Pagoda for visiting, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. after that we star to cycling from here.hue citadel will be next place to visit and we will finish at Khai Dinh tomb then have lunch and transfer to the Train station for depature to Nam Dinh. Overnight on the train.
- 100km biking
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,diner set box on the train
Day 12:NAM DINH- CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the hotel. We transfer out of the city for the Ride to the national park from Tam coc Cave ,We cycle along the country road to the rice paddy and you have to prepare the camera for the kodak moment because the stunning wiew waiting for you on the way cycling to Cuc Phuong national park
• 40km biking.
• Discover Cuc Phuong international park
• Meal :Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
Day 13: CUC PHUONG- HAI PHONG
Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel and then we transfer deeper inside the national park for visitig the monkey rescue center and prehistory man cave.after that the bike will be ready for us.we will cycling from there follow the country road passing through the pineaple plantation, the lush green grass and there a lot of small village sitdraw behind of the mountains on the way .have lunch and transfer to Haiphong
• 40km biking.
• Meal :Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
Day 14: HAI PHONG- HALONG BAY
In the morning after breakfast we will transfer by van around 3h toward halong bay. At the halong port our cruse crew welcom you on boar Huong Hai Junk,check in registration
12h45: star cruise
13h00:have lunch on board
13h30:A fantastic cruise in Halong bay,visit Dinh Huong island,Ga Choi island,Dog island,Sail island,visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at titov beach.
17h30:drinking vietnamese wine and enjoy the sunset.
19h30:enjoy diner on board and free..
Day 15:HALONG BAY-HANOI
Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay’s landscapes. Sitting on ther upper deck we can enjoy the breath - taking beauty of the rocky Islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay.The quiet is almost eerie, we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air & gentle breez, Breakfast at 7h00: Have breakfast
7h30 : A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise island, visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long bay
10h00: Arrange luggage and check-out
10h30: Have lunch on board
11h45: Arrive Halong wharf for transferring to Hanoi
17h30: Arrive hanoi .
Day 16: Ha Noi city tour (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel, short walking along the Ho Guom (lake) early morning,
Bus to see the Ba Dinh complex, with Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, one pillar pagoda, museum, etc
Lunch at local restaurant and finish the day by visiting the literature temple. Overnight in Ha Noi.
• Meal :Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
Day 17: Ha Noi departure (B)
Free for shopping and free at your own
Afternoon transfers to airport for return or onward travel. End of trip and welcome back..
• Meal :Breakfast
Tour Cost Included & Excluded
The Cost inclusions:
* Private tours with English speaking Cycling Tour Guide
* Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
* Accomodation in twins/double rooms with 3 star class
* Support van and first aid kit during the tour
* Meals as mention in the itinerary
* Snacks,local fruite and bottled water during the tour
* Professional bikes (Giant, Trek or Cannondale)
* Government tax and services charge
* Cold water, coca, 7 up, sprite, and towel during the tour
The cost exclusions:
* International airfare
* Travel insurance
* Visa and visa arrangement
* Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons
* Peak season surcharges (which will be advised at time of booking)
* Tip Guide and Driver
* Personal expenses