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Vietnam Cycling Holiday
Explore peaceful Vietnam with an awesome itinerary through the country, cycling along the stunning coastline of southern Vietnam past turquoise bays, white beaches and palm tree-lined rice fields. Discover the majestic Royal Tombs of Hue and ascend the Hai Van Cloud Pass for vast views of tropical mountains falling into the sea. Drift back in time while walking the cobblestone streets of Hoi An, a 2,200-year-old trading port, and relax and swim at the beach resort of Nha Trang.
- CategoryCultural & Historical
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration12 days
- Culture LevelAdventurous
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance481.6 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance43.8 miles
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts in Hanoi; fly into Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). The tour ends in Nha Trang, there is an airport there, Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR), where you can get flights back to Hanoi or on to Saigon.
How long is the tour? How many days cycling?
The tour is 12 days long with 11 days of cycling.
What's the tour like?
The tour starts cycling right from the first day. Most days involve cycling for somewhere between 60-90 kms (37-55 mi). Often you will be riding on quiet, flat coastal roads. There is an optional climb on day 7 to Hai Van Pass if you want to take on a challenge. There is always a minibus following the ride; if you get too weary there is the option to relax in the van for as long as you need.
What are the guides like?
They are local, English speaking guides that will share local information, inside knowledge and their unique cultural perspective with you. They will ensure that everything runs smoothly.
What's the support like on the tour?
The support vehicles carry your luggage and provide a place for you to rest if you get tired. The staff will make any running repairs on your bike. During the rides, they will keep you stocked up with water, fruit, soft drinks, snacks, and energy gel, and make sure you get a nice cold drink – and usually a cold towel as well – at the end of each ride. At the end of the day, they will make sure you get a good meal and clean and prepare your bike for the next day’s riding.
What if I'm traveling alone?
Solo travelers are always welcome and those who would like their own room have the option of paying a single supplement. Otherwise, the tour operator will arrange for a shared room with another solo traveler (of the same sex) at no extra cost. If there is no roommate available, you will cover the additional cost of a single room.
What sort of food is on offer?
Breakfasts will be large and substantial (and include cereals). Breakfasts are usually Western and Vietnamese food like fire rice, noodle soup, with such fare as eggs, ham and toast, though local alternatives are nearly always available if you prefer. You may want to bring a supply of your favorite cereals as many of the hotels don’t yet have cereal on offer at breakfast.
Eating local Vietnamese food is a feature of most of the food in the tour. The evening meal (when provided) will be in a restaurant, you will eat dinner together family style, which means sharing a number of delicious dishes, an authentic feast worthy of hardworking and hungry cyclists. Most meals are included and many meals that are served feature local cuisine. A spread of spring rolls, curries, grills, dumplings, hot and sour soups, stir-fries and delicious salads at the end of the day is an important ingredient in a great cycle tour in Asia. Rice is the staple at every meal, although you will also have the opportunity to try many noodle dishes. Beer and other alcoholic beverages are available but are not included in the tour price. The tour operator will make sure there are always plenty of carbohydrates and protein on the menu.
Don’t forget adequate hydration is as important as a good meal; you should make sure you always carry enough water with you. In some stages, there is nowhere to “top up” along the way. Follow your guide's instructions for each stage. The tour operator recommends you use a hydration pack with at least 2l capacity, rather than water bottles.
Is a bike included?
Yes, the tour operator provides Surly Cross-Check touring bikes which are well-maintained and looked after throughout the tour.