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Vietnam Cycling Adventure

Vietnam Cycling Adventure Tour

US$2,077 $1,961

No of Days: 19 |  People: 2

An unforgettable south to north cycling tour of vibrant Vietnam. Our cycling tour through this mesmerizing country provides opportunities to meet the locals and experience their culture in a way that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. So come with us and get active as you travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, down country lanes and over spectacular mountain passes. And, of course, all the exercise gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in real food adventure .

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Vietnam Cycling Adventure Tour

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh
Arrive at Ho Chi Minh airport, meet and transfer to your hotel for check in. Rest of the day is at leisure or prepare for your Vietnam cycling adventure tour tomorrow. Overnight in HCMC.

 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Mui Ne (B, L, D)
After breakfast the cycling tour guide will see you at the hotel. Transfer around 2hours to vung tau city. Ride from Hon Ba cape, along the sandy beach coast. Lunch at local restaurant. Follow the beach roads to hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Mui Ne. Cycling distance: 80km.

 

Day 3: Mui Ne – Dalat (B, L, D)
Morning transfer out of the city. The ride is on the main road, uphill and tarmac downhill, mixture of gravel and hard pack clay through plantations you can see the dragon fruit farm and coffee and tea farm. You then will get a short transferred to Dalat city for your overnight. Cycling distance: 75km

 

Day 4: Dalat – Nha Trang (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will warm up the muscle by 8 km cycling around the Xuan Huong lake in the middle of Dalat city from the hotel. You will 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. Overnight in Nha Trang. Cycling distance: 100km.

 

Day 5: Nha Trang Cruise Tour (B, L, D)
A day tour cruise to experience Nha Trang’s beaches and islands. Your first stop is at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Then head out to the Hon Mun island where you have a chance of swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear water. From here, continue to Hon Tam island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or attending the water sport activities. Lunch is served at the fishing village of Lang Chai before boarding our boat back to Nha Trang harbor. Rest of the night is at your own pace. overnight in Nha trang.

 

Day 6: Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa
Today you will cycle about 20km along beautiful coastal road. After coffee break, cycle from the top of the hill to go through the villages, passing schools. The children like to come out and say hello. Stop for packed lunch to enjoy Vietnamese sandwich. After lunch, continue your cycling on another back road through villages, passing the reunification express railroad. Then visit a brick factory in a small village before reaching Tuy Hoa town, Phu Yen province. Dinner and overnight in Tuy Hoa. Cycling distance: 75km

 

Day 7: Tuy Hoa – Quang Ngai (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will cycle through the village where you can involve in some charity work to local people (Cham people, ethnic minority group) by giving small things such as shampoo, toothpaste, candy, book…to see the smiling faces and to know how cute they are. Lunch on the way to Quang Ngai. Overnight in Quang Ngai city. Cycling distance: 70km

 

Day 8: Quang Ngai – Hoian (B, L)
Morning bike ride to My Lai massacre, 14 km far from Quang Ngai. Stop and take a short 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. Lunch at Tam Ky Baby Orphanage. Then get transferred to Hoi An, one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Overnight in Hoi An. Cycling distance: 50km

 

Day 9: Hoian Free Day
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. Have lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the site. Transfer back to Hoi An in the afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 10: Hoian – Danang – Hue (B, L, D)
Morning, check out & cycling from Hoi An via Cua Dai Beach and along the coastline, passing pretty fishing villages, sand dunes and green forests to visit marble carving village. Then continue your cycling along the my khe beach Then keep riding up to Hai Van Pass and climb 500 meters over 10 km. Reach Lang Co beach for lunch.

Afternoon, transfer to Phuoc Tuong Hill. Ride off the main highway and take a coastal side to Cau Hai lagoon. Stop and get on your van to Hue for hotel check-in. Overnight in Hue. Cycling distance: 100km

 

Day 11: Hue – A Luoi – Hamburger Hill – Khe Sanh (B, L, D)
Leaving the coast behind, head inland into rural countryside. Vietnam is very long, thin country and you traverse it today from the coast almost all the way to its border with Laos, and then ride north. You will drive the first busy section out of Hue. This is an area of beautiful dense jungle hill and its easy to imagine how supplies coming via HO CHI MINH trails. Probably the most famous site is the battle of HAMBURGER hill (1969) which saw many casualties on both sides for an outpost which was controversially abandoned by the victorious US soon after. Visit the site and pay your respects. Riding up north, roughly parallel to the border, cycle through stunningly beautiful countryside. This area was heavily napalmed during the war – an estimate 69 tons of napalm were dropped during the battle of HAMBURGER hill alone-and it’s astounding how well nature has recovered. The road you take was part of the HO CHI MINH trails. This was no longer a road, but an extensive network of paths. You then come to DAKRONG bridge famous for being the “start” of the trail; it was destroys many times but always re-built. Despite heavily bombing this area, the supplied route was never cut off. Continue to KHE SANH, where you will spend the night. Cycling distance: 100km

 

Day 12: Khe Sanh – DMZ – Dong Ha (B, L, D)
You will start a day with a visit to Khe Sanh combat base, a US jungle outpost close to the Laos border and scene of a major siege and battle in 1968. There is the small museum here and you still can see bomb craters in the ground. You have a talk by local guide and hold a small ceremony to pay respects. Visit the nearby site of TA CON airfield and Lang Ve, scene of another battle in 1968 in which besieged and defeat US Special Force survived against the odds and escaped thanks to daring Marines rescue mission. Ride east, leaving the Lao border behind, cycling through forest hill, coffee and banana plantation. The De-Millitarize Zone (DMZ) lay along the 17th Parallel, which marked the divide between north and south Vietnam. Situated along the DMZ was a string of combat base, observation posts and airfield, remnants of which still remain. Visit sites including the Rock pile, Con Thien, Camp Carroll and Dau Mau base before heading to the town of Dong Ha for your overnight stay. Cycling distance: 70km cycling.

 

Day 13: Dong Ha – Vinh Moc Tunnels – Dong Ha (B, L, D)
Today ride to Vinh Moc tunnel, an incredible complex of tunnels dug by local people to evade the constant US bombing of this area. The tunnel included kitchens, wells and hospital as well as living quarter for roughly 60 families. The tunnel which is at the depth of 30m and still very good condition. Afterward ride south again over the Hien Luong bridge where there is a striking memorial to the victims of the war. Back on the southern side, proceed to the Truong Son national cemetery, a vast burial ground with over 10,000 Vietnamese graves – many of them are nameless – for the soldiers and civilians who died of protecting the HO CHI MINH trails. After paying respects here, visit another sites including the US base at Con Thien and base Fuller, return to Dong Ha for your overnight stay. Cycling distance: 95km

 

Day 14: Dong Ha – Quang Tri – Hue (B, L, D)
Leaving Dong Ha, ride south on the flatter road again, passing more towns and villages than we have seen over the past few days. Stop for Ai Tu airfield and Quang Tri citadel; then 1972 “Battle of 81 day and nights” for the citadel here famous for the huge amount of ordnance drop bu the US. You also vist Long Hung church, catholic church in which American troops sought refuge as part of the battle to no avail. It has been left as it stood after the battle with scars from grenades and bullet hole. Continue south, head toward Hue on the section of road known as the “highway of horror” thousand of local refugees- most of which were old people, women and children- were cut down by communist NVA troops when they were trying to flee south. Stop at Truong Phuoc bridge where the worst slaughter occurred and pay respects to mark the atrocity. Reach to Hue. Overnight in HUE. Cycling distance: 95km cycling.

 

Day 15: Hue City Tour – Train to Hanoi (B, L, D)
Morning take a boat trip on the perfume river to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. The bike will be ready for you and cycling trip will be starting from there to the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, ride a long the village where the people making the incense and Khai Dinh royal tomb then transfer to Hue railway station to catch a 10 hour night train to Hanoi. Overnight on the train. Cycling distance: 25km.

 

Day 16: Hanoi City Tour (B, L, D)
Arrive Hanoi railway station around 7am. You will a have breakfast at a local restaurant before taking a full day city tour of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam Ethnology Museum. After lunch, you will continue to visit Opera House, Cathedral, Ngoc Son Temple and take a cyclo for an hour to visit Old quarter streets followed by the Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi.

                                                                                      

Day 17: Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)
This morning you will transfer by van about 4 hours toward Halong bay. On arrival, embark your boat for 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 at leisure. Overnight on the boat.

 

Day 18: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
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 breeze.

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 transfer to Hanoi

17h30: Arrive Hanoi.

 

Day 19: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free at leisure till transferring to Hanoi airport for your flight home. End of your Vietnam cycling adventure tour.

1/ Private air-conditioned vehicle during sightseeing trip

2/ Accommodation based on 3 star hotel (double occupancy) with daily breakfast

3/ Sightseeing and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary

4/ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

5/ Private biking English speaking guide as outlined in the itinerary

6/ Good Bicycle

7/ One way train ticket from Hue to Hanoi

8/ Private cabin in a sharing boat in Halong Bay

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