Ho Chi Minh Cycle to Hanoi via Central Highland - You will pedal on dirt tracks, cassava plantations, rice paddies, smooth roads, and forest trails. Surely there will be challenges along the way, but that cold beer on the beach tastes so much better after climbing a mountain to get there. There will be plenty of time to relax on boats, buses, and cruises along the way.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City  - Cu Chi Tunnels - Saigon - 25km (  /L)

8:00 AM pick you up at your hotel - After a short transfer away from the busy city you will cycle around 30km through small communities, rubber trees and village industries where you will get the chance to observe locals working in the fields and taking care of their livestock. In Cu Chi you will be accompanied through the historical and technical aspects of the tunnels used by the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War and after there will be lunch at a local restaurant. You will then be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh city. ( Your own hotel )

Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh Fly to Pleiku - 50km  ( B/L )

The third day will start with an early flight to Pleiku in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. This region is known for its mountainous landscape, its’ coffee and pepper plantations as well as its ethnic groups proud of their culture, language, ways of living and traditional clothes. The region is not touristy at all which will enable you to see the real Vietnam by Bicycle including local encounters, authentic food and a unique glimpse of how natives live. After arrival, you will go with our team for a half-day ride in Gia Lai Province.

Day 3: Pleiku - Kon Tum - 60km  ( B/L )

You will first be transferred by bus (1 hr) to the La Ly Pass, a breathtaking area between stunning green mountains and a vast man-made Lake. From there you will cycle 60km to Kon Tum City. Your journey will be filled with dirt roads through cassava, sugar cane plantations and rice paddies, a great day for mountain bike lovers! Throughout the day you will experience 1,300 meters of climbing and 1,090 meters of descent of rolling hills to Sa Tay. The day will finish by an hour-long bus transfer to your hotel in Kon Tum City.

Day 4: Kon Tum - 50km  ( B/L )

This day will be entirely about discovering the unknown Kon Tum and its surroundings! Your guide will introduce you to different Ethnic Minorities present in the province and will even take you to authentic villages where you will be able to admire the magnificent 15-meter-high traditional community halls called ‘the Rong Houses’. This 5th day 50km ride will go so fast as you experience the Kon Klor Bridge, Dak Bla River, the traditional Gong music, try Central Highland’s gastronomy, taste the local coffee and maybe the local rice wine.

Day 5 : Kon Tum - Quang Ngai - 80km (  B/L )

Our team will drive you up to the Mang Den Pass (1 hr) so get your camera ready for the splendid view! Offering an amazing panorama from its high altitude, Mang Den is also famously known by both the Buddhist and Christian religious communities for its worship sites. Once in Mang Den, you will hop on your bikes and start cycling 80km downhill in the direction of Quang Nhai. On the way, you will meet 1,718 metres of climbs whilst enjoying 2,520 metres of descent. You will then be picked up by our driver for 1.5 hours transfer to Quang Ngai.

Day 6 : Quang Ngai - My Lai - Hoi An - 50km ( B/L )

In the morning you will start cycling with the first stop at My Lai where “the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War” took place with hundreds of civilians massacred. You will get a guided visit to the historical site and museum before getting back on your bike to continue the journey. You will cycle mainly on smooth roads through small authentic fishing villages filled with colorful boats. After lunch, our bus will pick you up to get directly to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its preserved architecture reminding its time as a trading port between the 15th and 19th centuries. In addition to its unique atmosphere and inimitable buildings, the city is nowadays famous for its colorful lanterns illuminating the Old Town at night. The end of the day will be yours to explore this amazing city.

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An - 54km  ( B/L )

My Son, the ancient center of the Cham civilization destroyed by American bombs will be visited on the 8th day. You will cycle on small village roads which will not be the easiest part of the journey but one of the best as it offers a stunning picture of rice paddies and charming authentic villages. Lunch will be taken in My Son and the archaeological site will be visited in the afternoon. You will then be given the choice to cycle back to Hoi An or be transferred by bus.

Day 8: Hoi An - Hue - 100km (  B/L )

We hope that you will be ready for some challenges because this ride is not going to be easy but it will be the most rewarding one of the entire trip! You will commence the day with a short transfer out of the city. You will then go on your bike and ride along the coast up to Danang and its Danang Beach popular for soldiers during the Vietnam War to sunbathers nowadays. Then it is time to climb the renowned Hai Van Pass. The climb goes gradually up to 480 metres with many switchbacks and offers a stunning view of nature overlooking the South China Sea followed by an extensive smooth descent to your reward… Lunch! In the afternoon our team will take you to the seaside for 44km more before getting to Hue, the old capital of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Day 9: Hue City Tour and Night Train to  Ninh Binh ( B )

This day's visit busy city by car will be all about getting to know more about Hue’s history by visiting the King palace of the Nguyen dynasty along the Perfume River.  Furthermore, you will visit the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda, the highest religious building of the nation and the symbol of the city. Finally, you will be able to enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Perfume River back to Hue before packing up, Afternoon is free to explore Hue or relax on your own and board an overnight express train to Ninh Binh, also known as “Halong Bay on land”.

Day 10: Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong National Park - 70km (  B , L )

Light breakfast on the train and arrival around 9:30 AM - You will get to Ninh Binh train station in the morning before being transferred to a local restaurant for an early lunch. In the afternoon, you will bike across the region’s breathtaking landscape of karst mountains and rice paddies. Our guide will take you to Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries where you will visit splendid ancient temples. Then you will continue cycling to the Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam’s first and largest natural reserve. You will spend the night in the National Park.

Day 1: Cuc Phuong National Park - Thai Binh - 80km (  B/L/D )

You will begin the day by cycling around this preserved environment before visiting the primate rescue center. On the way out of the park, you will be able to cycle through pineapple plantations before traveling across local villages and farmlands. At this point, you will be able to differentiate the Northern and Southern landscapes, houses, people and even clothing. Our bus will be waiting for you at Highway 1 for a transfer to Tan De bridge to cycle along the Red river delta to visit Keo pagodas and then cycle to another bridge Bo to cycle 25 km more to Thai Hong villages and today is Home- Stay and dinner with local family.

Day 12: Thai Binh - Halong Bay - 70 km (  B / L )

After breakfast and coffee before we cycled to Dien Dien to visit the local fish market and then cycled to Hai Phong and transfer to Halong Bay. After lunch in town, you will be free to discover the rest of Halong city or swim on the beach ...You will spend the night in Halong Bay City. Hotel stay.

Day 13: Halong Bay - Scenic cruise, hiking, swimming, kayaking ( B / L /D )

Breakfast and this morning are free for shopping, swimming and check out of your hotel at 11:15 and then transfer to Tuan Chau island for a check-in cruise around 12:30 - On arrival at the pier, you will board your Royal Palace Cruise and you warmly welcomed by a professional and friendly crew., 13:00 - Check-in cabin and enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising through most beautiful parts of the magical bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water. Sailing with Royal Palace Cruise on a very tranquil route, exploring the exotic beauty of the legendary Bay, a feeling in paradise will come to you.,14:30 - Keep cruising to the most beautiful parts of Halong Bay. This is the best time to relax after lunch and enjoy your privacy, capturing stunning photos of the legendary bay. 15:30 - Small tender brings you to visit Titop island, hiking to the top of the island from where tourists can capture a panoramic view of Halong Bay.,  16:30 - Kayaking & swimming 18:00 - Join the sunset party on the sundeck in a warm and romantic atmosphere, making friends with other members in the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listening soft, light music, wearing traditional costumes for kings, queens, and mandarins., 19:00 - Enjoy the special dinner cooked by our professional chef., 20:30 - The moment you choose your own way to relax after dinner, listening to music, singing karaoke, relaxing on the sundeck, squid fishing available for entertainment during the night time.

Day 14: Halong Bay – Hanoi  (Surprising Cave, scenic cruise, cooking class ) - 35 km Cycling  ( B /L )

06:00 – Take photos of sunrise, and morning exercise with our Tai Chi master, a perfectly healthy way to start a new day., 07:00 – Enjoy your breakfast, coffee, tea, and fruits.,    07:45 – Visit Surprising Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay., 09:00 – Back to Royal Palace Cruise for check-out. Keep cruising towards Ha Long Bay, passing by hundreds of islands and islets with different shapes depending on your imagination., 10:00 – Cooking class opened right on the cruise., 11:00 – Farewell lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at harbor., 12:30 – Get on the bus to Pha Lai and then last day cycling in Vietnam, We will cycling along Duong River to Ho painting villages and visit old But Thap pagoda and cycling to Gia Lam and then loading your bikes to Hanoi for check in your own hotel and say goodbye your guide and driver. End The Tour.


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Join in group departure dates: on the 12th Monthly

Group sizes: Min from 2 to Max 16 cyclists

Tour Inclusive :

* Support transport by A/C minivan or bus, truck for group

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

* Flight ticket HCMC - Pleiku

* Train ticket Hue - Ninh Binh

* Boat in Halong Bay

* Entrance fees, Permission for a border tour

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

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

*Accommodation in tour - 13 nights

* Experienced English-speaking bike guides

Tour Exclusive :

* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Tips for guides and drivers

* Drinks at restaurants

* Accommodation in Hanoi


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