Cycle through the road less travelled
Enjoy the local cuisine of Ha Giang which has been harvested through subsistence farming
Have your fill of adventure from mountain tops to sea level
Zip through Vietnam's mountain passes and breathe in fresh cool air
Connect with hill tribes who have been living in isolation until recently

Mountain Tribes of Ha Giang to Hoi An's Coast

13 days
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$3,381 USD

Soaring past stunning mountains and breezing down the coastline of Vietnam, this incredible cycling adventure combines two contrasting sides of Vietnam and enables you to pedal into uncharted territory, while soaking up the beautiful sights. Packing in a fascinating history, traditional villages, beaches and fishing communities, Vietnam offers so much while the kindness and welcoming culture of locals will have you leafing through your photographs for years to come.

  • Category
  • Destination
  • Duration
    13 days
  • Culture Level
    Out There
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    363.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    40.4 miles
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Few countries can combine majestic mountains and unspoilt coastlines quite like Vietnam does. To explore the contrasting sides of this Southeast Asian magical land is a magnificent opportunity. But to do it while gazing out from your bicycle, chasing sunsets and swooping views is something few other people will ever get to do.

Both the mountains and coastline are synonymous with the beauty of Vietnam and your journey begins in earnest after departing the bustling capital of Hanoi and head for the unique landscape of Ha Giang Province. Situated close to the border with China, this area is quite litreally the final frontier and is seemingly untouched by tourism with numerous hill-tribes living along the route.

This could very well be the most stunning mountain bike riding you can imagine, as you tackle epic climbs to reach passes such as Heaven’s Gate -  so called because it provides the most sensational panoramic views.

It's a transformative ride with the first half conducted high up in the mountains making it more challenging, particularly when you climb the seemingly never-ending Ha Giang Plateau. You'll certainly reach the top and enjoy a feast as a reward.

Your biking adventure is unique in so many ways, particularly as it combines mountain riding in the remote regions of Vietnam and breezy rides along the coastline from historic Hue to the port town of Hoi An. To reach the sprawling coast you will take a flight to Hue before clambering back on your trusty bikes. This region is in stark contrast to the mountains you have departed and provides a different sense of beauty and a fresh atmosphere.

Diving into Hue’s deep history, ride off into picturesque fishing villages and waving locals. Picture-perfect moments crop up regularly as you stop at the mesmerizing Lang Co beach.

Squeeze in one last day trip of riding to My Son, the ancient center of Cham Civilization and home to the fascinating ruins of Hindu temples, before wrapping up this incredible adventure back in the pretty town of Hoi An.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

While riding these incredible routes through two of Vietnam’s most contrasting areas – the remote mountains in the north, and along the spectacular coastline – you'll want to feel comfortable so almost everything has been prepared.

  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • All air/land transfers during the trip.
  • Water, snacks and fresh fruit while cycling.
  • Mountain bikes and Helmets.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Charter Boat trip or Boat tickets within the tour itinerary.
  • Majority of meals are included
  • Clean and comfortable accommodations
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

Despite not wishing to exclude anything there are a few items you will need to organise prior to arrival for yourself.

  • Country entry visa (if required)
  • International air tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks at meals other than water.
  • Tips for local tour crews.

Equipment Options

Bike Rental
Giant AnyRoad (2017)
To help you enjoy the more challenging terrain of Northern Vietnam we use Giant 'Anyroad' bicycles on this tour. These are more suited than our regular touring bikes for tackling some of the climbs we will encounter on the journey. As with all our bikes they are well maintained but also feature a lighter overall weight, a taller headtube and increased toptube stand-over distance for confident handling, wide range of gears and are suited to varied riding surfaces.
Bring Your Own Bike
Trek Conduit+
Simple and a joy to ride, the Trek Conduit+ pedal-assist bikes enhance bike touring possibilities for people of all ages and abilities. All e-bikes are of the highest quality, fitted with dependable all-weather hydraulic disc brakes and are as lovingly maintained as the regular bike fleet. E-bike upgrade availability is limited.
$350.00 USD