Leave the hotel at 7:00 am for an hour and half driving on A/C van/minibus to Long Thanh town where your first day ride starts. Right here the starting place, your guide will tell you general info of real countryside and its back roads and distance before you bike. You will pedal on gentle routes, ride pass cashew, corn fields, vegetable garden along authentic villages before you to ride on dirt track through rice paddy. To avoid getting heat on coastal road after lunch, you will have a transfer to La Gi for the afternoon ride when the temperature is already dropped down. We do ride on back roads of coastal road and paths through dragon plantation through villages. Stay in resort beach in Mui Ne.
In the morning, we take an easy ride on smooth back roads and ride through countryside of Cashew plantation. Ride pass white sand-dune to Phan Ri township where lunch serving here. In the afternoon, we follow beautiful coastal back roads to Phan Rang.
Today’ morning ride will start from the hotel. In the morning, on the coastal roads, we ride pass salt fields and villages that considered the homeland of grapes in Vietnam. In the afternoon, we ride deeply into rural areas that grow mango fruits before we back to quiet back roads to Nha Trang.
Nha Trang is knew with warm weather all year rounds and also with sandy beaches in central provinces. A full day boat trip for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on beach cannot be missed. Check out and try swimming tales, snorkeling gear before our boat taking you to coral Island. This is your own time to enjoy swimming until time for lunch. Then boat riding takes you to mini beach to lunch. You can relax on beach as long as you wish and enjoy activities and services here you’re your personal expenses. Return to hotel and free to explore city of Nha Trang in the evening.
The distance between Nha Trang to Quy Nho is very far and there is not enough time for you to ride all the ways. Our bike guide will cut off some and choose the best for your riding today. Check out the hotel at 7:00 am, then relax on vehicles for an hour to Van Gia town ship where you start biking on back roads through local hamlets and fishing villages, ride pass school, local markets before you bike on trails to Co Ma Pass. Your lunch will be served at local restaurant by the beach. Another transfer by vehicles to Tuy Hoa’ countryside after lunch gives you a nap. Then you can ride you bicycle on your own space pass sweet potato field, tapioca fields, rice paddy and fishing villages. Depending on your cycling ability and time, our guide could figure out and would tailor make a short route or long routes as to be at the hotel before dark.
In the morning, we will have a 30 minutes transfer by vehicle to back roads by the lake near fishing village as to avoid heavily traffic in town. Ride on small concrete country roads by the lake to Cat Tien. Then we continue cycling on coastal roads to De Ghi. In the afternoon, we ride pass shrimp farms along coastal roads, and travel the homeland of coconut of Tam Quang before an hour and half to go by vehicles to Quang Ngai city.
We check out the hotel and go My Lai memorial by vehicles. Right here, our team will set up and double check all bikes. After your visit the memorial, just jump back to bikes to explore villages of My Lai before we reach to Sa Ky, then Chau O. Transfer to Tam Ky town for lunch. The highlight of today is unique routes in the afternoon. Explore traditional villages; see water buffaloes on rice paddy, monkey bridges and wooden boat factories.
Today we ride to My Son site about 30 km. After we explored My Son we return to Hoi An by vehicles. Free by your onw in the evening.
Option 1: An opportunity for you to challenges the Hai Van Pas after an hour driving from Hoi An. Take a little time to warm up your body before we bike uphill to the peak of Hai Van Pass. Right here you could see the big difference of condition of weather. You are also can see many old American bunkers on the peak of Hai Van Pass. Then cycle down hills to restaurant by the Lang Co beach for lunch. Then travel by off roads to the oceanic country roads. Keep riding onward through fishing villages, traditional residential architecture of houses and the ancient burial-ground of Hue
Option 2: Our vehicles take you to the peak of Hai Van Pass, after taking photos and admire particular scenery with different weather at the peak. Then we ride down the pass to Lang Co beach. In the afternoon, we ride on small concrete paths through fishing villages by huge lake, rice fields, and removed villages of Tu Hien, Thuan An before we ride on A/C van to Hue city.
Explore the Forbidden City before the ride starts. We explore back roads by bike to the Royal Tombs of Nguyen Dynasty. Visit the Tu Duc tomb and Khai Dinh tomb before lunch serving at local. Fly to Hanoi in the afternoon.
Halong Bay is one of the most amazing natural wonders and its natural beauty with thousands of islands including; beaches, caves, fishing villages on the bay. You are picked up at your hotels at 7:20 am then you enjoy 3 hours on driving by vehicle to Ha Long. Get on board at 11:30 am. Get on board and enjoy welcome drinks. Your guide will make a cruise briefing before we check in cabin then the cruise will start it journey by this time you having a delicious Vietnamese lunch. The cruise will sail to Bai Tu Long Bay, passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and Teapot Islets and Thien Canh Son Cave. you will visit and explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous sparkling stalactites appear like 'hanging lamps’ inside the Cave. After you explore of the cave, you return to the boat and enjoy sunset party on board. The cruise will drop an anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets in Cong Dam. Your diner will be served shortly. There are many activities on boat, entertainments, live music and dancing bar that you can join with another travelers.
Today is the special an opportunity you could admire sunrise on the Sundeck with complimentary tea & coffee are served before you have breakfast. You will have a bamboo sampan rowing boat taking you to Vung Vieng floating fishing village. You are also visit to Pearl Farm to see how natural pearls are created. Then return to Paloma Cruise for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage etc. Your lunch is on board while the cruise coming back to Hon Gai Dock around 11:45 am. You will return to Hanoi by van/bus around 4:30pm. Tour End!
Cycling adventures trips and biking holidays by Vietnam Backroads! you will ride on a variety of roads; flat trails, paths, rural roads and country back roads where they are too small for vehicles. We tailor make unique bike trips depending on the specific route and terrain of your tour. Vietnam Backroads is first cycle tour operator exlore and build up many adventure trips to Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Cao Lanh and Sadec...
Our top cycle tour operator and also the path finder is Mr Van nick named "Van the man" Each cycling route has to be meticulously researched, investigated and scouted out and maped out before hand by Mr Van the man. All of our guides are well trained in bike maintenance and navigation and know all routes as they are on their hand. All bike guides can tailor make a custom route which is suitable to your wish; cycling ability and skills. You do not have to ride the exact kilometer which are indicated on the tour itineraries. It will be flexible as you want. Even you could choose some longest disctance that more than 80km per day if a full day ride. You could spend more time on cycling if you think the biking distance is too short !, or you can enjoy short routes and spend more time to take photos, to stop at villages/ small markets, or the home of locals to find something interesting
From last of May to July is Mr Van's yearly scouting trips. He travel by motorcycle as to update new routes for Vietnam Backroads. There will be many new routes for following trips. The riding is always away from busy roads. Mostly we ride on styles of small paths, trails, single track and quiet country back road through villages, farmlands, remote villages, fishing villages, along rivers, small jungle and mountainous areas...
Each itinerary with a well-informed; road surface and road conditions. Most of trails, paths and country back roads, 80% routes that our private vehicles (A/C van/ minibus could support riders. Please, do not worry about it and daily cycling distance. Its too short or too long ! You can meet our support vehicles at intervals of 15 - 25km/ every 15 - 25km. If someone in the group would love to take a rest on support vehicles and wish to continue his/her ride at the next point. Please, get on A/C vehicles to relax. Others in the group will continue biking as long as they wish!
Please, check out some hand draws maps that Mr Van maped out from 2007 to 2013. During this periods, Google map did not work in Vietnam.
The temperatures in the Mekong delta are all year round about 25-28°C with only slight variations. The climate of the Mekong River Basin ranges from temperate to tropical. In the Upper Mekong Basin, some of the taller peaks of the Tibetan Plateau are glaciated. In fact, much of this part of the Basin is snow-covered in winter. Melting snow from the Tibetan Plateau feeds the Mekong River’s dry-season flow, especially in the middle reaches. In the relatively lower elevations of the Yunnan province of China, the climate of the Mekong River Basin changes and the temperature gradually increases.
- The dry season is from October to last of April. Farmers make 3 crops of rice per year so travelers not only meet them at their home but also seeing them working on farmlands. Especially, dry season is closed to Vietnamese Lunar New Year and it makes locals doing more and trying to work hard to get more money. Weather is nice, low temperature and cooler than other season.
- The wet season is called flooded season or the monsoon season. It is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs. Sea level is higher than as usual by heavy rains from upstream countries; Tibetan- China, Laos , Thailand and Cambodia. Provinces in southwest of Mekong Delta have yearly flooded but not so long. Its from last of August to early of Nov. Its the best way to see Mekong Delta on back roads by bicycle.
In general, the preferred travel time is the dry season. But even during the rainy season from May to October is also really good time to travel by bicycle of very short rains. The rain usually comes in short, heavy showers, mostly in the afternoon and only lasts for an hour or so. Only a few days a year the temperature is below 20°C. It usually takes around one hour then gone and sunshine turns back to nomral.