Vietnam cycling tours
Cycling Saigon to Hanoi 14 days/13 nights
Cycling Saigon to Hanoi on 2012. Biking Vietnam 2012-2013. Vietnam has owned many World Heritage sites and 2 big National Parks. With a two thirds of its land covered in hilly and mountainous regions, its has attracted many travelers every year. Biking has become a practical and fun way to visit countryside of Vietnam. How can you touch the real life of vietnam? Certainly, there is no better way than cycling! Vietnam Cycle Tours
|Tour code||VBA: 14A-SGN-HANC||Road surfaces||
dirty tracks, rural coastal roads, broken roads and asphalt back roads
14 days/ 13 nights
|No. of cycling days||
6 full days and 3 half days
Minimum: 02 - maximum: 12
in Ho Chi Minh
Day 01: Saigon - Cu Chi tunnel (B/L/) (30 km)
Transfer for an hour and a half out the Chaos of Saigon. Start biking to Cu Chi, famous for it's Viet Cong tunnels. We will bike on single track trails through villages where farmers of Cu Chi go about their daily life such as: making bamboo baskets, bamboo furniture, and collecting rubber latex. You will also see big family workshops making rice paper in the rural areas of Cu Chi. This land was not only the hidden area but also fighting and living areas of Viet Cong during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1975. Transfer to Saigon after lunch. Relax and explore Saigon on your own.
Day 02: Saigon - Dalat (B/L/) (30 km)
Enjoy 2 hours driving to Dong Nai province. Ride through coffee plantation, pepper on hilly country roads in surounding area of Nam Cat Tien park. Have in Madagui and have another stop at Bao Loc, the homeland of coffee and green tea. Enjoy delicious speciality snack, coffee and tea. Then have a transfer to Dalat.
Day 03: Dalat - Nha Trang (B/L/) (100 km)
Start to ride from your hotel in Dalat. Ride rolling hills among mountains and valleys. Have a picnic lunch in Khank Vinh town. In the afternoon, we ride on the backroads through villages to Dien Khanh where we get on van/bus and transfer to Nha Trang in a short time. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 04: Nha Trang city tour (B/L/)
Visit the Po Nagar Cham tower in city of Nha Trang before you have a boat trip to islands for swimming, snorkeling relax on beach whole day. Overnight in Nha Trang. Lunch on beach.
Day 05: Nha Trang – Qui Nhon (B/L/D) (80 km)
Transfer out of Nha Trang city, pedal on quiet country roads through rice fields and beautiful village coastal roads. Enjoy lunch on the beach, then continue pedaling on back roads through fishing farms and villages to Tuy Hoa. Transfer 2 hours to Qui Nhon city.
Day 06: Qui Nhon – Quang Ngai (B/L/D) (100 km)
Transfer 30 minutes out of busy Qui Nhon. Begin by cycling through rice-fields to the mountains. Cycle past many little villages to ocean roads. Today you will have the opportunity to admire beautiful coastal roads. In the afternoon, cycle uphill through mountains, rice fields and coconut plantations . Transfer in to late afternoon to Quang Ngai
Day 07: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (B/L/) (90 km)
Have breakfast at the hotel to start a ride to My Lai village from the hotel. Have a short visit and talk to locals about the massacre of more than 504 locals in 1968 .Continue riding 35 km on hilly roads before having lunch in town. After lunch, rides on back roads pass by white sand dunes, cycle on broken track trails along the ocean to fish farms. Then continue biking to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 08: Hoi An - My Son (B/L/) (40 km)
Ride from Hoi An to visit My Son the capital on Champa Kingdom, stop to visit Thanh Ha ceramic & pottery factory before riding on rural roads to My Son. Transfer back to Hoi An for lunch in the afternoon. Stay one more night in Hoi An
Day 09: Hoi An - Hue (B/L/D) (100 km)
Van/bus takes you out Hoi An. We'l take a little time to warm up your body before pedaling uphill to the peak of Hai Van pass. Then travel by off roads to the ocean. Continue cycling through fishing villages and the ancient burial-ground of Hue (ghost city is called by locals) to Hue city. Other ways, keep biking on a little country roads to Hue city
Day 10: Hue - Hanoi (B/L/) (25 km)
Ride to visit the forbidden city, the capital of Vietnam from 17-20 century, continue riding on single track trails to the Royal Tombs of Nguyen Dynasty. Visit the Tu Duc tomb and Khai Dinh tomb before having lunch. Fly to Hanoi in the afternoon
Day 11: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
Enjoy a 3 1/2 hour morning drive to Ha Long. Get on board at 11:00am and stay a night on Halong Jasmine. Halong is the world Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. During your cruise trip, you will enjoy kayaking and visiting may natrural beautiful sites of Halong bay.
Day 12: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/)
The cruise will be finished its trip at 11:30 am. Our guide, driver will pick up you at the dock and take you back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 13: Hanoi city tour (B/L)
Enjoy a full day city tour including; visiting The Temple of Literature built in the 11 century as Vietnamese first university, One Pillar pagoda in the morning. Later in the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and the infamous "Hanoi Hilton."
Day 14: Hanoi Departure (B/)
Transfer to airport. Tour end! Cyling Saigon to Hanoi
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, boat rides, flight tickets to Hanoi ♦ 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, facial wet towels ♦ 12 nights in hotels double occupancy, twin share and 1 night on cruise ♦ Experienced English speaking bike guides ♦ Pick up/ drop off at your hotels
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Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels
48.300.000 vnd - (US$ 2300) per person (2 persons)
46.410.000 vnd - (US$ 2210) per person (4 persons)
8.400.000 vnd (US$ 400) - Single supplement
Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels
54.600.000 vnd - (US$ 2600) per person (2 persons)
13.650.000 vnd - (US$ 650) - Single supplement
We are back in the flatlands, in Holland. We have wonderful memories of our trip in Vietnam, we are very happy about the holiday. This was the first time we were on a biking holiday and we were very impressed by the smooth organisation of Vietnam Backroads. We are very happy about every aspect of the holiday and don't know anything we are not happy - not even when we think very hard on it.
To be specific we are very happy about:
- the information before the trip (website, e-mails, adjustments on standard program).
- the bikes were of high quality and well maintained.
To be honest we were a bit worried about it in advance as it is so important for the quality of the trip. Even when the bike size was not correct for me on the first day it was solved the next day with a larger framesize.
- the mechanical skills of Van and Trang. They continously optimized the bikes for us.
- the routes and the maps by Van - they were really the backroads of Vietnam and we never had to bike on the busy and dangerous highways. The routes were easily adapted to the circumstances (longer or shorter trip). Combined with the mechanical skills this is for us the most unique features of this company.
- the chosen hotels. The only hotel which fell al little out of tune was the one in Hanoi.
- the information Trang gave to us about the history and culture of Vietnam.
- the safe driving of Mr. Huang. In a way we were always happy to see him as we knew that he would have fresh water and fruits for us ready. During transfers we felt always very safe.
One advice for booking the flight tickets: ask for the names as given in the pasports, since a change can cause problems at in checking for the flights. Another thing is that one request for not taking any more pictures of your guests should have been enough, and three requests is too many. We're happy to recommand your company to anyone who wants to cycle in Vietnam. We're certainly to return to your company one day to have another trip in Vietnam or Cambodia.
Best regards, 23 May 2012. See video clipCycling
The trip was fantastic, Van. Your choice of places to buy fruit, see sights and people, to eat in restaurants, and to interact with local population was exceptional. We appreciated your flexibility about length of rides and changing agendas to see sights or eat at more interesting restaurants. We enjoyed learning about the country and culture your perspective. The bike maintenance was impeccable, as were the bike refreshments. The bike equipment was high quality. We love the jerseys. Fantastic! Cycling Vietnam Backroads 2012
Well now I am back home, unpacked and have sorted myself out. My return trip from Hanoi was smooth sailing and I had no problems. I want to say that I had a most excellent trip and it went far beyond my expectations. In fact, I can confidently say that it was the best value, best organised and best run bicycle tour I have been on, and I have been on a few. I will have no hesitation in recommending most highly Vietnam Backroads to any of my friends and acquaintances. And I shall certainly tell them how flexible you are in meeting peoples' specific needs. I agree that to get a better Vietnam experience a three star hotel is better than a four star, and certainly most of the hotels you booked us into were very satisfactory. 13 Jan 2012 Biking Saigon to Hanoi Cycling Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi