Saigon Cycling to Hanoi – 12 days

Cycling from Ho chi Minh city to Hanoi  is the best way to travel in Vietnam if you have the right guide to show you the hidden backroads.  Some know this place as the siteof the French and American wars, but to us, this is beautiful country, with many kilometers of stunning beaches, dramatic coastal roads,and spectacular scenery stretching from the North to the South. This tripis never far from a beach and we stay in comfortable hotels to make this one of our most cushy bicycle tours yet!Join us by bicycle,Vietnam Backroads, to discover the real Vietnam!

Road surfaces : quiet trails, paths, mixed, asphalt back roads

Cycling distance : 600 -850  km

Day 01: Saigon – Dalat (L/D) (30 km)

Day 02: Dalat – Cam Ranh – Nha Trang (B/L/) (100 km)

Day 03: Nha Trang –Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen (B/L/D) (80 km)

Day 04: Tuy Hoa – Qui Nhon (B/L/D) (100 km)

Day 05: Qui Nhon – Quang Ngai  (B/L/D) (90 km)

Day 06: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (B/L/) (100 km)

Day 07: Hoi An- My Son  (B/L) (45km)

Day 08: Hoi An – Hue (B/L/D) (100 km)

Day 09: Hue – Hanoi by night train (B/L/) (35 km)

Day 10: Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi (B/L/)

Day 11: Hanoi city tour (B/L/)

Day 12: Hanoi Departure (B/)

Day 01: Saigon – Dalat (L/D) (50 km)
Pick up from your hotel in Saigon and enjoy 4 hours driving to Duc Trong. Ride through coffee plantation, pepper on hilly country roads in surrounding area o Ta Nung. Then take hilly rural roads through minority villages to Dalat.

Day 02: Dalat – Cam Ranh – Nha Trang (B/L/) (100 km)
Have a morning tranfer out of the honeymoon city of Dalat. Ride on hilly beautiful back roads in the morning and ride downhill to Cam Ranh port (An old American navy base). Then ride on coastal road to Nha Trang.

Day 03: Nha Trang –Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen (B/L/D) (80 km)
Visit the Po Nagar Cham tower in city of Nha Trang before you have a morning bike ride on foot paths cycling through beautiful scenery among, rice-paddy and mountainous areas. Enjoy delicious lunch at beautiful beach of Dai Lanh. In the afternoon, ride on coastal road passing fish farms, fishing village  and ride on foot paths through local villages, rice fields and vegetable farms. Stay a night in town.

Day 04: Tuy Hoa – Qui Nhon (B/L/D) (100 km)
In the morning is cycling on countrysides, cycle through sweet potato fields, rice-paddy and manioc fields. You will have a chance to discover non-touristy destinations. By this afternoon, cycle rolling hills and race along rail-way from Chi Thanh to La Hai and ends your bike ride of today in the late afternoon at Dieu Tri. Stay a night in Qui Nhon city.

Day 05: Qui Nhon – Quang Ngai  (B/L/D) (90 km)
Start your bike ride in the morning by cycling on coastal roads from countryside of Qui Nhon city. Mingle with locals on bike and beautiful rice-paddy and mountains. Enjoy lunch at local seafood restaurant before you rock and roll on bike on hilly roads to Binh Duong town. Transfer to Quang Ngai city.

Day 06: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (B/L/) (100 km)
Ride to My Lai village, the massacre of more than 504 locals in 1968. Then through fishing port to high road, get on your van/bus and driving to chicken rice restaurant in Tam Ky. this town is very well-know with speciality chicken rice. In the afternoon, pedaling through area of white to coastal villages and continue biking on along country roads to Hoian.

Day 07: Hoi An- My Son  (B/L) (45km)
Ride 40 km visit My Son, the capital on Champa Kingdom. Transfer back to Hoi An for lunch and free for shopping in the afternoon.
Option for private tour : Have a free day for shopping in Hoian town. Stay one more night in Hoi An

Day 08: Hoi An – Hue (B/L/D) (100 km)
The route passes over the spectacular Hai Van Pass the ‘Pass of the Ocean Clouds’; the views are stunning though those who prefer to avoid the 580m climb can always take a lift in the support van. You can see the remains of US Army bunkers at the top of Hai Van Pass. Then ride down to Lang Co beach, enjoy lunch and continue through small villages, ancient burial-ground of Hue and rural scenes to the outskirts of Hue city.

Day 09: Hue – Hanoi by night train (B/L/) (35 km)
Ride to visit the Forbidden City, the capital of Vietnam from 17-20 century, continue riding on track trails to the Royal Tombs of Nguyen Dynasty in the morning and enjoy boat trip on Perfume River in afternoon. Sleep a night on train to Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi (B/L/)
Spend 3 hours drive to Ha Long. Enjoy 4 hours exploring Ha Long Bay on cruise ,visit Thien Cung cave, fishing villages , seafood lunch on boat and drives back to Hanoi in late afternoon.

Day 11: Hanoi city tour (B/L/)
Full day city tour, visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (close on Monday), One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature in the morning. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarters of Ha Noi.

Day 12: Hanoi Departure (B/)
Enjoy your own free time until having a transfer to the airport. Tour end!

 

Tour Price : Contact us

Departure Dates : Weekly

Group Sizes : 2 to 10 Travelers

Noted : Tour can start from Hanoi or Hue

Tour Inclusive :
* Support transport by A/C mini van, bus, truck

* Trek & Giant MTB, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits

* Entrance fees ,boat trip , Train tickets Hue to Hanoi

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary

* For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels

*Accommodation

* Experienced English speaking bike guides

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* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses ,tips

* Drinks at restaurants

* Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh city

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