Cycle through changing scenery with a group of others, discovering an insider's view of Vietnam
Experience the comfort of a good quality bike in sunny climes
Discover new friendships and enjoy old ones on this small group tour

Vietnam Cycling Holiday

Duration
12 days
Site savings
$34
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$1,646 USD

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.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    12 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    481.6 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    43.8 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Main Destination
    Central Coast
  • Distance
    481.6 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    43.8 miles
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Coastal

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Hanoi - Mai Chau

    Meet in the hotel in Hanoi, transfer by car out of Hanoi, then start riding to Mai Chau. In the afternoon arrival in Mai Chau.

    • 37.3 miles
    • Homestay in Mai Chau
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  2. Day 2Mai Chau - Ngoc Lac

    After breakfast, you will transfer southwest to the river Ma then start cycling to Cam Thuy along the Ma river. The road gets more beautiful the closer you ride to Cam Thuy, with looming karst limestone cliffs and lush bamboo forests.

     

    • 59 miles
    • Small hotel in Ngoc Lac
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  3. Day 3Ngoc Lac - Tan Ky - Huong Khe

    Ride on the newly built two-lane Ho Chi Minh Highway. There is very little traffic! The road encourages smooth fast riding and there are plenty of possibilities for exploration along the way.

    Ride on the banks of River Song Chu. The distance covered today is quite long and there will be a chance to transfer some sections in the backup vehicle to rest weary legs. There are fewer villages today as the route cuts through forests and jungle. Arrive in Huong Khe very late.

    • 49.7 miles
    • Hotel in Huong Khe
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  4. Day 4Huong Khe - Phong Nha cave

    Your ride today is towards Phong Nha National Park with a lunch stop on the way. Please take note that the Minibus is on standby with 100% support. Upon arrival in Phong Nha, you can check into the hotel.

    • 49.7 miles
    • Hotel in Phong Nha
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  5. Day 5Phong Nha - Dong Hoi

    Today is a light riding day. After breakfast, you can take a boat trip to visit the Phong Nha Cave, a World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, you will ride to Dong Hoi, where you will be spending the night.

    • 31.1 miles
    • Accommodation in Dong Hoi
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks
  6. Day 6Dong Hoi - Dong Ha - Hue

    After breakfast there is a transfer before starting cycling in the ”DMZ” area, which contains Truong Son National Cemetery, where over ten thousand graves are marked for soldiers of North Vietnam who served in the army during the Vietnam War. Many lie empty, bearing the names of those missing in action. Visiting Vinh Moc tunnel is optional. Later in the afternoon, there is a transfer to Hue.

    • 55.9 miles
    • Accommodation in Hue
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  7. Day 7Hue - Hoi An

    Today you will be cycling the back roads of the countryside from Hue to Vinh Hai beach. Today includes an optional climb (19 km/11.8 mi) up Hai Van pass: 9km (5.5 mi) up, 10 km (6.2 mi) down, altitude +- 400 m /1312 ft.

    The route passes by rural villages and picturesque Lang Co lagoon, and includes an ascent to a pass with stunning views of the coast and a thrilling 8 km (5 mi) descent from the top of the green rice fields around Da Nang. End of cycling in Da Nang city, with a transfer (32 km/19..8 mi) to Hoi An.

    • 43.5 miles
    • Accommodation in Hoi An
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks
  8. Day 8Cycling tour of Hoi An

    Enjoy the countryside villages in the morning and Vietnamese cooking lessons in town, featuring local specialties by one of Vietnam's most talented chefs. Taste local seafood on the beach at Hoi An.


    • 12.4 miles
    • Accommodation in Hoi An
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks
  9. Day 9HoiAn - My Khe - Quang Ngai

    Depart early along the coast and past scenic rice villages. Enjoy today's ride along the sea and stop for lunch somewhere along the way – which is also a nice chance for a dip in the cool, relaxing South China Sea. Transfer to Quang Ngai where you will spend the night.


    • 37.3 miles
    • Accommodation in Quang Ngai city
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks
  10. Day 10Quang Ngai - Quy Nhon

    Cycle back roads today, past rural rice villages canopied by swaying coconut palms. Arrive at Quy Nhon town, where you will spend the night. Take this opportunity to explore its beautiful beachfront!

    • 55.9 miles
    • Accommodation in Quy Nhon
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  11. Day 11Quy Nhon - Tuy Hoa - Nha Trang

    Backroad cycling today, Following Highway One. Your ride from Quy Nhon to Tuy Hoa covers some of Vietnam's most scenic coastline, featuring deserted blue lagoons and stone promontories. From Tuy Hoa transfer to Nha Trang.


    • 49.7 miles
    • Accommodation in Nha Trang
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks
  12. Day 12Departure from Nha Trang

    Free time until transfer to airport for your flight to Saigon or Hanoi.