17 Days
Duration
Moderate
Physicality
Ho Chi Minh , Dalat , Nha Trang , Dinh Lanh , Quang Ngai , Hoi An , Hue , Nam Dinh , Cuc Phuong , Hai Phong , Cat Ba Island , Phulong , Halong City , Hanoi
Location
Year-round
Dates

Cycle Saigon to Hanoi 17days

Ho Chi Minh – Dalat – Nha Trang – Dinh Lanh – Quang Ngai – Hoi An – Hue – Nam Dinh – Cuc Phuong – Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island – Fulong – Halong City – Hanoi

On this classic Vietnam Cycling Tour, you will develop a deep appreciation for this fascinating country and experience the epic biking trip as you ever. During this biking trip in Vietnam, you will cycle back roads through some of the country’s most beautiful scenery and natural surroundings while breathing the cool fresh air from beaches and countryside of Vietnam. The cycling is moderate and there is full support by our prepared vehicle, allowing tired cyclists to take a rest during the trip.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh (40 km)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Dalat (50 km)
Day 4: Dalat – Nha Trang (109 km)
Day 5: Nha Trang
Day 6: Nha Trang – Dinh Lanh (85 km)
Day 7: Dinh Lanh – Quang Ngai (62 km)
Day 8: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (46 km)
Day 9: Hoi An (54 km)
Day 10: Hoi An – Hue (100 km)
Day 11: Hue – Nam Dinh
Day 12: Nam Dinh – Cuc Phuong (60 km)
Day 13: Cuc Phuong – Hai Phong (60 km)
Day 14: Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island (35km)
Day 15: Fulong – Halong City/Hanoi* or Halong City
Day 16: Halong City – Hanoi
Day 17: Hanoi
Trip Summary:
Total Distance: 700+ kilometers
Number of cycling days: 12 days
Bike Rental: US$160/day(Trek or Giant) extra charge
Road Surface: Roads in countryside, through jungles, hillside and valleys, undulate and mountainous terrains, riverbanks.
Support: All buses with A/C and experienced Driver, one 16 seats regarding group size of less 6; one 25 seats of less 12 or two 16 seats regarding group size of less 12; and one 25 seats plus a luggage van for group size of up to 24.
Biking guide: Experienced English speaking-biking guides with enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Biking guides are first aid qualified and can maintain bikes. Their role is to deliver a safe and enjoyable tour to the clients, they manage the group, co-ordinate the driver and support vehicle, buy snacks and fruit along the way, look out for clients needs. They are cultural guides as well as pure biking…
Food: Included (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
Entrance fees: Included
Boat & ferry: Included
Snacks, fresh fruits, water: Provided (daily)
Safety: Our people take the best cares & safety for your trip. The first aid kits are provided, one doctor for group size of 16 pax up.
Photo taking: You can stop wherever you want for ‘Kodak moment’!
Cycling pace: Are you a beginner or professional biker? we all care with our best efforts to make your trip superb. Enjoy your riding speed from 10km per hour up to as many more as you can.
Climate: Biking all year-round
What is not included: Travel insurance, personal expenses, alcoholic drinks, flight ticket to/from Vietnam, visa to Vietnam…and what is not mentioned as above itinerary
Tour Duration: 17 Day / 16 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Tour Price: Available upon Request
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
Inclusive:
Air conditioned bus/van
Truck to carry bikes
English speaking biking tour guide
Entrance fees, boat trips, ferries & speed boat
Train ticket from Hue to Hanoi
Airport transfer in/out
Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic/Doctor(10 travelers)
Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
Accommodation
Exclusive:
Travel insurance
Visa to Cambodia
Personal expenses
Mountain bike hire

Additional information

DestinationVietnam
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh
Our guide will pick us up at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City. This day is free to explore Vietnam’s largest and most exciting city with many beautiful pagodas and busy markets until we meet at the Temple Club Restaurant for dinner. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel (-/-/D)
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh (40 km)
We ride to the Cu Chi tunnels and return to Ho Chi Minh City by bus in time to visit the museum of war crimes. As dinner is not included today we can try authentic Vietnamese food in small local places where the Vietnamese eat: Two blocks behind the National Theater (sometimes called the ‘‘Opera House’’) is a street called Thi Sach. Although only two blocks long, it is lined with little restaurants which are very popular with locals and often packed at night. At most of these restaurants, seating is at folding tables on the sidewalk. All the restaurants are good and in expensive. Many specialize in seafood, though you will probably find unusual fares on the menu like sparrows, wild deer and steamed silk worms-a culinary adventure! Accommodation in a 3* Hotel (B/L/-)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Dalat (50 km)
We are transferred to Dalat, in the central highlands in the early morning. In the afternoon we ride along quiet back roads tracing the Langbian Plateau, passing alongside the Xuan Huong Lake in the shadow of the Langbian Mountain. Accommodation in a 4* Hotel (B/L/D)
Day 4: Dalat – Nha Trang (109 km)
Today we ride along quiet roads out of Dalat and make short climbs followed by some descents until we reach the Cham towers of Po Klong Garai. Those arriving early may have time to explore the Hindu temples. Later on we drive to Nha Trang, a picturesque resort town, to enjoy the evening. Accommodation in a 2* Hotel (B/L/D)
Day 5: Nha Trang
Take a boat trip to the coral islands for swimming and snorkelling or relax and enjoy the beach or go scuba diving. Nha Trang is a very relaxed city with nice beaches and restaurants. A perfect place to relax. Accommodation in a 2* Hotel (B/-/-)
Day 6: Nha Trang – Dinh Lanh (85 km)
Our ride tody takes us to the fishing village of Dinh Lanh along Highway One. We spend the rest of the day swimming and relaxing or riding the last 45 km into town. Accommodation in a 2* Hotel (or below) (B/L/D)
Day 7: Dinh Lanh – Quang Ngai (62 km)
To avoid the main highway we are transferred out of town and to a remote road running along the railway passing a mix of tribal Vietnamese villages. We then loop back to the main highway and are transferred to Quang Ngai, a beautiful, bustling and haunting city. Accommodation in a basic hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 8: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (46 km)
Cycling to Mai Lai. This is the site of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War, and we will take a guided tour of the site and museum. After that historical journey we continue cycling into Vietnamese countryside and visit some typical pagodas. We loop back through quiet, rural roads to the main highway and are transferred to Hoi An. The afternoon is free to explore the unique heritage site of the old town of Hoi An. Accommodation in Hotel (B/L/D)
Day 9: Hoi An (54 km)
Visit Mai Son, the ancient centre of Cham civilization. Our bus transfers us out of town to avoid the highway before cycling along country back roads along the Song Tranh River to Mai Son. We have lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the site. We are transferred back to Hoi An in the afternoon where we can have dinner at a place of our choice. Accommodation in  Hotel (or below) (B/L/-)
Day 10: Hoi An – Hue (100 km)
We are transferred beyond Danang to take on the High Van Pass and climb 500 metres over 10 km. After lunch, we turn off the main highway and take a coastal side road for 44 km almost all the way to our destination. Energetic riders will make it all the way into Hue. Accommodation in Hotel (B/L/D)
Day 11: Hue – Nam Dinh
We explore Hue and visit the citadel. Take a boat ride along the Perfume River and visit the tombs of the Nguyen emperors. Our bus takes us to the train station and we catch the Reunification Express to Nam Dinh. Accommodation in a basic local hotel. (B/-/D)
Day 12: Nam Dinh – Cuc Phuong (60 km)
After arrival in Nam Dinh, we head to Ninh Binh and ride to the ancient city of Hua Lu where we visit ancient temples. Continuing to the National Park at Cuc Phuong we visit the primate rescue centre before checking into our accommodation at the park. Accommodation in a basic local hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 13: Cuc Phuong – Hai Phong (60 km)
Riding on some back roads through North Vietnam, we head east, passing through rice fields and following country back roads past poor but friendly villages. The bus transfers us the rest of the way to Hai Phong late in the afternoon. Accommodation in a basic local hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 14: Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island (35km)
We cycle to the harbour and take a private boat to Fulong on Cat Ba Island. From Fulong we cycle 35 kilometres taking the islands’ only road and stop on the way for lunch at the national park headquarters. Accommodation in a basic local hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 15: Fulong – Halong City/Hanoi* or Halong City
Today we cruise on a boat through Halong Bay. On January tours: transfer would be from Halong to Hanoi by road. *On March and August tours we can spend the whole day on Halong Bay and stay the night in Halong City. Accommodation in a basic local hotel. (B/L/-)
Day 16: Halong City – Hanoi
On our March and August tours we drive back to Hanoi in the early morning and arrive in time for lunch in the capital. On January tours we spend the day exploring Hanoi. The farewell dinner is at one of Hanoi’s best restaurants. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel (B/-/D)
Day 17: Hanoi
The morning is free for last minute shopping or sightseeing in the attractive and interesting city of Hanoi. Enjoy Vietnam’s cultural centre for the rest of your stay. In the afternoon there is an airport transfer for anyone who needs it. We hope you enjoyed this challenging trip and would be happy to see you back soon. (B/-/-)

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