Vietnam cycling tours
Cycling Hanoi to Saigon 14 days/ 13 nights
Cycling Hanoi to Saigon 2012-2013. Vietnam Backroads offers bicycle tours enables you to cycle through one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. Vietnam is famous for its lush green rice paddies, rich traditional culture, beautiful beaches, and delicious Vietnamese food. Vietnam's economy was severely affected during the Vietnam War and the hardworking people of Vietnam have been battling to raise their economic standing ever since. Vietnam Cycle Tours
|Tour code||VNC: 14A-HAN-SGNC||Road surfaces||
Mixed broken roads, hilly roads, dirty track, concrete roads and asphalt back roads
14 days/ 13 nights
|No. of cycling days||
7 full days and other 3 half day
Minimum: 02 - maximum: 12
in Ho Chi Minh
Day 01: Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ha Noi (L/D)
Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour morning driving to Ha Long Bay, the World Cultural Heritage site of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy a 5 hour boat trip through the bay, including a fresh seafood lunch which will prepared and served on board. Enjoy swimming and kayaking during the boat trip. Drive back to Ha Noi in the late afternoon.
Day 02: Ha Noi city tours - have a night train to Hue (B/L/)
Full day city tour, visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (close on Monday), One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature in the morning. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarters of Ha Noi. Take the overnight Reunification train to the city of Hue.
Day 03: Hue city tours (B/L/D) (40 km)
The next morning you will be in Hue. Ride to visit the Forbidden City, the former capital of Vietnam. Continue riding to Thien Mu pagoda, the oldest architecture in Hue. Follow single track trails to the Tombs of the 13 ruling Nguyen Dynasties. In the afternoon, cycle through the countryside of Hue to visit the Thanh Toan bridge which was built in 1776. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Vietnam. Then continue cycling past rice fields on rural roads to Hue city in the late afternoon.
Day 04: Hue – Hoi An (B/L/) (100 km)
Have breakfast and a short drive out of Hue. Start riding on the coastal roads to Phuoc Tuong Pass. Pedal past ancient burial-grounds, rice farming lands, and fishing villages. Have lunch in Lang Co beach. After lunch, pedal uphill to the top of Hai Van Pass, then keep pedaling downhill. Transfer to Hoi An in late afternoon.
Day 05: Hoi An – My Son (B/L) (40 km)
Start riding from Hoi An to My Son, the Champa Imperial city of the 4th to 12th centuries. Ride through rural villages to My Son, spend an hour visiting the large complex of religious ruins comprising more than 70 architectural remains. Have lunch before a transfer back to Hoi An. Free for shopping in town.
Day 06: Hoi An - Quang Ngai (B/L/D) (50 km)
Have breakfast at the hotel and check out. Cycle south of Hoi An to Cua Dai beach and cross Thu Bon river. Ride on back roads through yellow sand dunes to Tam Ky. Have lunch before transferring to Chau O for an afternoon bike ride. Ride on country roads to My Lai village to visit the memorial of the massacre to remember 504 locals who died. Continue cycling to the hotel in the town of Quang Ngai.
Day 07: Quang Ngai – Qui Nhon (B/L/D) (50 km)
A morning transfer to ocean villages on the outskirts of Quang Ngai. Ride through rice fields and rural villages and coconut tree plantations along the ocean. Lunch at a local restaurant, then continue an afternoon of riding on beautiful back roads through mountainous areas to the city of Qui Nhon. Transfer for 20 minutes to the city of Qui Nhon.
Day 08: Qui Nhon - Nha Trang (B/L/) (85 km)
Transfer 30 minutes to the suburb of Qui Nhon city, start cycling on back roads and racing with a Reunification train on hilly roads, ride rolling hills to mountainous areas, have lunch on the way, and finish today's ride in rural areas of Tuy Hoa. Transfer to Nha Trang in the late afternoon. Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 09: Nha Trang boat trip (B/L/)
Boat trip to the Island for swimming and snorkeling for the whole day. Free time for shopping in the evening.
Day 10: Nha Trang – Dalat (B/L/) (100 km)
Transfer 30 minutes to Dien Khanh ancient town, start to pedal easily on back roads in the morning, pedal past brick factories, rice fields, and have lunch en route. In the afternoon, continue to pedal rolling hills, and cross Truong Son mountain range to Dalat. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 11: Dalat city tour (B/L/)
Enjoy a half-day city tour by bus/van in the morning including visiting Bao Dai palace, "Crazy House", and the old French railway station. Lunch in town. Free to explore the town by your own.
Day 12: Dalat - Phan Thiet (B/L/D) (90 km)
Transfer for an hour south of Dalat. Ride on rolling hills through a valley, mountain area, hydroelectric power station and coffee plantations in the morning. In the afternoon, cycle down hill passing many minority villages and caschew garden as we head to to Phan Thiet.
Day 13: Phan Thiet – Lagi – Saigon (B/L) (60 km)
Transfer 30 minutes out of Phan Thiet city, then start cycling on asphalt coastal roads to Mon Da Chim Resort for lunch. Have a transfer to Saigon in late afternoon.
Day 14: Saigon - Departure (B/)
Enjoy your own free time until transfering to airport. End of tour.
Services included: Not included: ♦ Transport by A/C mini van, bus, and truck carry bikes ♦ Travel insurance ♦ New Trek & Giant MTB with 24 speeds, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits ♦ Other personal expenses ♦ Entrance fees, all boat trips ♦ International flight to/ from Vietnam ♦ B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary ♦ For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels ♦ 12 nights, double occupacy, twin share and a night on Reunification train to Hue ♦ Experienced English speaking bike guides ♦ Pick up/ drop off at hotels
JOIN IN GROUP BIKING TOURS
Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels
44.100.000 vnd - (US$ 2100) per person (2 persons)
8.400.000 vnd - (US$ 400) - Single supplement
Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels
50.400.000 vnd - (US$ 2400) per person (2 persons)
15.750.000 vnd - (US$ 750) - Single supplement:
Thank you so much for the best holiday. The food was fantastic, probably a little too much at times I haven't lost any weight after cycling 700 kms. The accommodation was above the standard I expected especially for the one night stays.
The organisational side of things was excellent running like clockwork. The staff you employed went out of their way to help and make sure we had water, food, were comfortable on our bikes, we were very spoilt.
Our truck driver was there all the time filling water bottles getting us food. Our bus driver (Hi - not sure how to spell it) was running after us making sure we had everything we needed and his driving was exceptional. Ican't praise Bobby and Nghi enough they made the trip a wonderful experience, it was hard to leave we felt they were part of our group.
11 - 24 Nov 2012. Cycling Hanoi to Saigon 2012 - Biking Hanoi to Saigon 2012 - Vietnam Cycle Tours
*FOR NEXT YEAR*
I would like to organise another trip for 2013, doing the Mekong Delta/ Phu Quoc Island area because that would be completely different to what we have seen. Just a couple of questions - what month do you think we should do the Mekong Delta - I will aim to get about 12 people again and we would look at flying in on the Saturday to Ho Chi Min and starting the trip on the Sunday - then flying out 14 days later on the Saturday Night, I think that was a great way to see everything and the flights were easy from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh.
On this trip we wouldn't do the guided tours of temples etc and would be looking more at country side and villages.
Any help and advice you can give me would be great. Not sure if anyone found a bike seat left in the bus, not a problem if they haven't but Debbie thinks she left it behind.
Thanks again and please thank your wonderful guides and drivers for us - maybe they can all do the next trip with us, that would be good.