This is a specially designed cycling trip which will enable you to see lots of Vietnam. This is a great combination of sightseeing, cycling, driving as well as traveling by bike. The idea behind this trip is that you don’t need to be a professional cyclist to join it. We have support transportation for the whole trip (bus and truck). The trip takes you from north to south and covers most of the main attractions of Vietnam including the former imperial capital of Hue, the charming town of Hoi An, the central highlands and the hustle and bustle of Saigon. The scenery is great and by traveling on the bike you’ll have numerous chances to interact with local people.

Day 1: Ha noi – But Thap Pagoda – Ha Long Bay

Pick up from your hotel at 8:00 AM and transfer out of the city off the main busy roads to the peaceful land of Duong river. Today we will cycle along the river dyke to visit But Thap pagoda beside the banks of Duong river and then cycle to Ho village, ( Painting village ) and then cycle along Duong river banks to Pha Lai town. Unload the bike to the historical Tonkin sea. Lunch on the way to Ha Long Bay. Local seafood for dinner. Overnight in Ha Long.,

Biking distance: 35 km

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: White Hotel

Day 2: Ha Long Bay Cruise Tour – Cat Ba Island

Breakfast, boating to visit Thien Cung cave, Fishing villages and cruising around the island. Enjoy the cruise facility and scenery of the Bay. Transfer Tau Chau island to take the local ferry to Cat Ba island and cycle from Gia Luan wharf to Cat Ba town. Overnight in Cat Ba Island.

Biking distance: 20 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Cat Ba Sea Pearl Hotel

Day 3: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Ninh Binh (35 km cycling)

Sunrise welcome, leave the hotel for a biking day around the island and other landscape surroundings. Cycling to Cat Hai island and taking the ferry to Hai Phong port city for lunch before transfer to Tam Coc – Ninh Binh and cycling to visit Bich Dong pagoda and Thai Vi temple back to the hotel for check-in and overnight in Tam Coc.

Biking distance: 45 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Anh Dzung Hotel

Day 4: Ninh Binh – Tam Coc  – Cuc Phuong National Park

Following breakfast, we start cycling from your hotel to the gate of Cuc Phuong Park to recharge your energy for 10km cycling to the center of the park. We will start again and make a couple of stops along the way to visit the Cave of Ancient Man. Transfer back to Cuc Phuong gate to visit the rescue central before check-in at Cuc Phuong National guesthouse.


Biking distance: 70 km,

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Accommodation: Cuc Phuong National Park Guest house.

Day 5: Cuc Phuong - Mai Chau

Breakfast and start cycling to Mai Chau picturesque landscapes. To VuBan villages for lunch at a local restaurant. cycling to Cho Lo market in Man Duc villages. Arrive in Mai Chau villages and overnight in the homestay of white Thai ethnic.

Accommodation: Homestay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance:80 Km

Day 6 : Mai Chau  – Ngoc Lac

Breakfast in a Thai village house before setting off along a spectacularly beautiful river valley towards Pu Luong nature reserve along an undulating tarmac road. The road follows the flow of River Song Ma. This is an old supply route of the HCM Trail that fed the main trail with ammunition during the American War with Vietnam.. just passing scenes of local village life and rice paddies.

Accommodation: Gold Time hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 80 Km

Day 7: Ngoc Lac – Thai Hoa

Early morning starts to beat the heat of the day. The route takes us away from the river and appears to contour through the same range of mountains that stretch from Cam Thuy to Thai Hoa on Ho Chi Minh trails. The road gets more beautiful the closer you ride to Ngoc Lac with looming karst limestone cliffs and lush vegetation. The route is tarmac all the way but quite hard riding due to the undulating terrain. We ride for the first time on the newly built two-lane Ho Chi Minh Highway. It hardly warrants two lanes as there is no traffic! The road makes for smooth fast riding, and for those who prefer there is always the old highway dirt and gravel – that weaves around the new highway allowing for plenty of exploring possibilities along the way. Ride to Muc Son, on the banks of River Song Chu. On the outskirts of this small town are the famous Kan Linh historical relics – a pagoda where the first king of the Ly dynasty, Le Thai To, ruled, in 1428. Continue riding on the trail to Yen Cat. The distance covered today is quite long and there will be the chance to transfer some sections by the backup vehicle to rest weary legs. There are fewer villages today as the route cuts through forests and jungles. Picnic lunch en route. Overnight Thai Hoa. 90+ km.,,

Accommodation: Thaihoa Riverside

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 90 Km

Day 8: Thai Hoa-Nghe An – Vinh City

Continue riding the incredible Ho Chi Minh Trail. Have lunch in Lat town. Kim Lien visit the famous museum and birthplace of Ho Chi Minh in 1890. This province has a reputation for producing charismatic revolutionary leaders; not only Ho Chi Minh but also Phan Boi Chau – another fervent anti-colonialist -was born here. Overnight in Nghe An Town. 100 km.

Accommodation: Beijing Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 80 Km

Day 9: Nghe An- Phong Nha National Park

From Nghe An to Huong Khe the mountains rise and the road winds up, down and along the hillsides. The scenery is spectacular, the road tranquil. Ride up to 70km then transfer the last few km to Phong Nha National Park. The park contains one of the most spectacular caves in Vietnam, It is a true speleological wonder. Visit the cave by boat then wander through the cavern, past the foundations of ancient Cham ruins. Pause to admire the incredible formation of stalactites and stalagmites. Formed approximately 250 million years ago Phong Nha was used as a hospital and ammunition depot during the war, the entrance still showing evidence of fighter aircraft attacks. There are community projects underway with Flora and Fauna International and it may be possible to visit village initiatives and learn more about the forests of the National Park. Overnight at the National Park.

Accommodation: Saigon Phong Nha Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 70 Km

Day 10: Phong Nha National Park-Hue

Explore Phong Nha Cave in the early morning. Continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh Trail across the DMZ (better known as the 17th Parallel,) to Cam Lo. The road is now quite flat and makes for good cruising! Stop en route to visit Truong Son Cemetary, a memorial to the tens of thousands of North Vietnamese soldiers who were killed in the Truong Son Mountains along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Fourteen miles further on is the town of Cam Lo – the Trail here intersects a strategic feeder road (H9) from Dong Ha and at this junction part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail heads across the country into Laos. We finish our exploration of the Ho Chi Minh trail here. This is where we end the cycling section of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Transfer to Hue visiting war relics en route. Overnight Hotel in Hue.

Accommodation: Asia Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch

Cycling distance: 60 Km

Day 11: Hue – Hoi An (135 km)

Hue was the capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty of emperors from 1802 till 1945. In the morning cycle to the Thien Mu pagoda along the banks of the Perfume River. Leave Hue in the afternoon for the ancient trading port of Hoi An 120km to the south via the spectacular Pass of Ocean Clouds. Arrive in Hoi An late afternoon and transfer to the hotel.  Explore dinner on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.

Accommodation: Sala Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch

Cycling distance: 60 Km

Day 12: Hoi An – Free with the below suggestion (B)

Breakfast and full day free. You will have a short walking tour around Hoi An to visit some of the beauty spots such as the 200-year-old Tan Ky House, Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall and the Japanese Bridge. The high-quality silk found in Hoi An can be made into clothes by local tailors within a couple of hours. You may even join a local cooking class to learn about some of the sumptuous Vietnamese dishes. There are plenty of distractions to keep you busy during a full day in Hoi An.

Accommodation: Sala Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Cycling distance : 0 Km

Day 13: Hoi An – Quang Ngai (cycle 85km) (B, L,D)

Leaving the charming town behind, we will take a short cycle to cross the Thu Bon River to Duy Hai village where we start cycling through many fishing villages on the way along the coast to Ha Lam town we keep take our bus to Tam Ky town for lunch. After lunch, we drive to Chau O and cycle to My Lai massacre which is now a museum of The War Remnants in Quang Ngai province. Tonight we spent the night in the hotel.

Accommodation: Mytra Riverside Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 85 Km

Day 14: Quang Ngai – Kon Tum (70 km) (B, L,D)

We start our day by cycling inland along Highway 24 up to Ba To town, Dak Eve and Kon Tum, this road with some challenges for us and there is not much traffic on the way.,

Accommodation: Indochina Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 70 Km

Day 15: Kon Tum – Pleiku (cycling around 49km) (B, L, D)

This morning we take our bus out of Kon Tum before we start cycling. We spend a pleasant day on gently rolling hills passing numerous small villages and rubber plantations. Pleiku has situated 600km from Saigon and 200km from Buon Me Thuot. Overnight stay at Pleiku.

Accommodation :Pleiku Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 49 Km

Day 16: Pleiku – Buon Me Thuot (cycling around 80km) (B, L, D)

Today’s part-cycle ride is on an excellent road, Highway 14, taking in 197 km of undulating and scenic upland. We pass by coffee plantations and national parks on our way to the largest town in the Western Highlands, and the capital of Dak Lak Province. Overnight Buon Me Thuot.

Accommodation: Buon Me Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 80 Km

Day 17: Buon Me Thuot – Dalat (cycling around 80 km) (B, L )

We leave Buon Me Thuot early in the morning by bus out of the biggest coffee city in Vietnam. Our journey today is on a fine road with little traffic. The road is narrow but quite good, and the view, with its vast coffee and rubber plantations, will take your breath away. Dinner on your own. Overnight stay at Dalat.

Accommodation: Dai Loi Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch

Cycling distance: 80 Km

Day 18: Dalat – Mui Ne Beach (cycling around 80km) (B, L )

Today is the last day of cycling we take the bus a short distance before commencing our cycle ride down the coastal route. This offers wonderful ocean views with a climb up some quiet roads through rolling hills and remote Cham villages. After lunch, we will continue cycling to Mui Ne. Overnight at Mui Ne beach.

Accommodation: Hon Rom 1 Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Break, Lunch

Cycling distance: 80 Km

Day 19: Mui Ne Beach (B, D),

At your leisure on a sunny beach - Tonight FAREWELL dinner with the group and your support team.

Day 20: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

In the morning we will drive by bus to Ho Chi Minh City (about 3,5 hours) Overnight stay at Ho Chi Minh City by your own account. End The Tour.


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Join in group departure dates: on the 18th 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

* 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 - 19 nights

* Experienced English-speaking bike guides

Tour Exclusive :

* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Tips for guides and drivers

* Drinks at restaurants

* Accommodation in HCMC



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