Vietnam Cycling Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi Tour 13 Days
This Cycling Tour 13 Days / 12 Nights is the short tour taken from our long tour 17 Days / 16 Nights as so far, we have got some people requested for shorter tour due to their limited holiday for 2 weeks. During this cycling trip, we include the same cycling distances and tours. We only take out the city tour in Hoi Chi Minh City at the begining plus 1 day cycling to Cu Chi tunnel and the city tour in Hanoi at the end. If times permits, people can always do this on their own during their pre and post tour.
This cycling tour starts in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and finishes in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. We cycle over 640km on the most paved road. We do not cycle on Highway 1. Our routes are scenic to enjoy the views of the central highland, the sea, the long graves to Hue. We have 3 relax days to enjoy the beach in Nha Trang, Hoi An and Halong Bay which are all the highlight must see places along the routes.
|Total Distance||600+ kilometers|
|Number of cycling days||11 days|
|Bike Rental||USD150 (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.|
|Group Size||Minimum 3. Maximum 15.|
|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).|
|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|
INCLUSIVE OF: English – biking – speaking guide, Accommodation (3* stars), Food as itinerary (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner) (depending on condition of local area, we have picnic for lunch sometimes), Land transport as itinerary (one 16 seats van to carry bike & biker), Train ticket Day 9, Good bikes rental for tour, Water, snacks, fresh fruits, cool towel for cycling days, First aids care and mechanic for bike, All entrance fees; ferry tickets and boat trips.
EXCLUSIVE OF: Travel insurance (recommend to have your own travel insurance), Personal expenses (telephone, laundry…), Alcoholic drinks, Visa to Vietnam, Flight to/from Vietnam, Others are not mentioned on itinerary
Day 1: Saigon to Dalat (B,L,D) (40km cycling)
Morning transfer to Dalat. Stop for lunch in Baoloc – a town of tea and coffee in the central region. Ride through plantations and back roads of Dalat. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 2: Nha Trang (B,L,D) (100km cycling)
Cycle downhill to Cham temples called Poklong Giarai in Phan Rang. This can be called the highlight of this trip, in which you will get an epic road biking experience: long hill climbs and descents/ winding forest roads/ wild scenery/ coastal plains/ pine forest vegetation/ rugged countryside. Transfer the rest way to Nhatrang. Ovenight in Nhatrang.
Day 3: Nha Trang (B,L) (no cycling)
A day with boat trip to islands. Experience the co ast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as we set out in the morning, for our first stop at the aquarium. We then head out to Hon Mun Island where we have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. From here we continue to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic – there is a choice of water sports. Our lunch stop is at the fishing village of Lang Chai where we have time to explore before boarding our boat back to Nha Trang harbor. Overnight in Nhatrang.
Day 4: Tuy Hoa – Phu Yen (B,L,D) (95km cycling)
Breakfast at the hotel. We cycle 20km along beautiful coast line road. We do not cycle on Highway No. 1. After coffee break, we cycle from the top of the hill to go through the villages, passing schools. The children like to come out and say hello.We stop for packed lunch to enjoy Vietnamese sanwhich. After lunch, we cycle on another backroad through villages, passing the reunification express railroad.Then visit a brick factory in a small village before we reach Tuy Hao town, Phu Yen province. Dinner and overnight in Tuy Hoa.
Day 5: Quang Ngai (B,L,D) (70km cycling)
After breakfast at the hotel, we transfer about 30km, Cycle through back roads Qui Nhon where we have lunch at a local restaurant; transfer the rest way to Quang Ngai. Overnight in Quang Ngai city.
Day 6: Hoian (B,L,D) (50km cycling)
Ride to My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the War, and take a guided tour of the site and museum. Continue cycling into Vietnamese countryside and visit pagoda. Loop back through quiet, rural roads to the main highway. Transfer to Hoi An. The afternoon is free to explore Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoian (B) (Free Day or 50km cycling)
Today is a free day to explore on your own around World Heritage Hoi An town. The town is small and easy to walk around or head to the beach about 15 minutes away. Optional tour: Visit My Son, the ancient centre of Cham civilization. Transfer out of town to avoid the highway before cycling along country back roads along the Song Tranh River to Mai Son. Take lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the site. Transfer back to Hoi An in the afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hue (B,L,D) (100km cycling)
Transfer beyond Danang to take on Hai Van Pass and climb 500 metres over 10 kms. After lunch, 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. Climb the Hai Van Pass, ride along the peninsular to Hue. Overnight in Hue.
Day 9: Train to Nam Dinh (B,L,D) (25km cycling)
Explore Hue and visit the citadel. Take a boat ride along the Perfume River and visit tombs of the Nguyen emperors. Transfer to the train station. Take the overnight on the Reunification Express Train to Nam Dinh. Dinner box on train.
Day 10: Cuc Phuong national park (B,L,D) (40km cycling)
Ride through karst scenery of Ninh Binh to Cuc Phuong National Park. Cuc Phuong National Park is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and important protected areas; The ancient forest contains almost 2000 species of trees and amongst them lives some amazing and rare animals including the Clouded leopard, Delacour’s Langur, Owston’s Civet, Otters and Asian Black Bear! Check in the Cuc Phuong National Park guest house. It is simple and comfort.
Day 11: Haiphong (B,L,D) (40km cycling)
Visit center & endangered primate rescue center / Ride backroads , have lunch in Tam Coc and transfer to Haiphong. Overnight in Haiphong.
Day 12: Haiphong – Halong Bay (B,L,D) (30km cycling)
Break fast at the hotel, ride to Bieu Nghi town and a short transfer to Halong Bay. At Halong Port, our cruise crew welcome you on Board Huong Hai Junk, check-in registration
12h45 : Start cruise
13h00 : Have lunch on board
13h30 : A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titov beach.
17h30 : Drinking Vietnamese wine and enjoy sunset
19h30 : Enjoy dinner on board and free.
Day 13: Hanoi (B,L,D) (no cycling)
Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay’s landscapes. Sitting on ther upper deck we can enjoy the breath – taking beauty of the rocky Islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay.The quiet is almost eerie, we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air & gentle breez, Breakfast at 7h00: Have breakfast
7h30 : A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise island, visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long bay
10h00: Arrange luggage and check-out
10h30: Have lunch on board
11h45: Arrive Halong wharf for transferring to Hanoi. TOUR ENDS.
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