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Overview

Explore Central Vietnam’s historic monuments and beautiful landscapes the best way possible- by bike! Travel on two wheels from Hue to Hoi An and hidden places in between. Get up-close to the Imperial Citadel and My Son’s ancient ruins and pedal through villages where life moves at a slower pace.

Trip Highlights

World Heritage ride of Hue and Hoi An

Cycle through UNESCO-heritage Hue

See Hue’s Imperial Citadel, Royal Tombs, historic villages and more with an insightful bike ride.

Cruise Vietnam’s coast

Take a challenging ride over coastal Hai Van Pass for breath-taking views of fishing villages, mountains and unspoiled beaches. 

Explore Hoi An and My Son

Bike through the countryside to My Son’s temples and take a walking tour of Hoi An, a former trading town.

Itinerary

1

Full day cycling exploration in Hue

Cycling distance up to: 30 km Difficulty: Easy

Hue is one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam and served as its political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the rule of the Nguyen Dynasty. To this day, the city remains one of Vietnam's most important cultural, religious, and educational centers. Hue was declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1993 and attracts visitors from around the world.

Today the cycling begins from the hotel exploring some of Hue’s most important cultural sites. The first stop is at the Imperial Citadel, which is modeled after the Forbidden City in China. While much of this site was destroyed during the Tet Offensive, it is still possible to gain some insights into how the Royal family lived during peak rule. After exploring the ruins, cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu pagoda, continuing the cycling to Ming Mang mausoleum. Follow up with a loop across the perfume river to Hue via the mausoleum, with another stop at Khai Dinh.

Overnight in Hue

2

Hue Garden Ride

Cycling distance up to: 50km Difficulty: Easy

This morning the cycle heads out in a countryside loop of Hue, running through back roads to visit the traditional village of Phuoc Tich. The route leads through many untouched villages and local markets.

Many homes in Phuoc Tich date back 200 years and highlight feng shui design. Pay a visit to a local house and learn more about the history of the village. In the afternoon, continue cycling along the scenic route back to Hue.

Overnight in Hue

3

Hue - Hoi An

Transfer: 1 hour Cycling distance up to: 100km Difficulty: Hard

Take a bus beyond the city limits of Hue to avoid the busy traffic. Begin riding off the beaten track for 40 km along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road from Thuan An beach to Vinh Loc. From here, transfer to a vehicle or cycle to the start point of today’s three hill climbs!

After the first two moderate climbs of 2-3 km a piece, cruise down to stunning Lang Co Beach for a rest/swim and lunch before tackling the final hill of the day – the Hai Van or Pass of Ocean Clouds. With a new tunnel now cutting through the mountain, the 11km of uphill cycling will be on a quiet section of road. The gradient is manageable and the views are breathtaking! Upon descent, a transfer will be provided all the way to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Hoi An

4

Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An

Cycling distance up to: 50km Difficulty: Medium

After spending the night in Hoi An, depart in the morning on a cycle for My Son, the ancient spiritual centre of the Cham kingdom. The ride is worth the effort and is arguably one of the best rides of the trip. To avoid the highway’s traffic, there will be a brief transfer outside of town before cycling along scenic country roads surrounded by rice paddies, eucalyptus forest, and many scenic villages. The road climbs away from the coast with some excellent viewpoints available from the mountain top.

During the cycle, the road cuts through a gorge leading to the lush jungle alongside the Song Tranh River, eventually arriving to My Son. Despite many temples being destroyed during the war, there is still enough of the archaeological site to impress most visitors. Before visiting the site, enjoy a local lunch nearby. In the afternoon, transfer by bus back to Hoi An. Spend the rest of the day wandering around and enjoying the charm of Hoi An’s old town.

Overnight in Hoi An

5

Hoi An - Departure

Transfer from Hoi An to Danang Airport: 1 hour

Spend the day at leisure until transferring to the Danang Airport for the onward flight

Important Information

Our services include:

  •  Private air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and back up as itinerary.
  • Bike, helmet, 1 biking water bottle per person
  • Plenty of water provided throughout the day when cycling
  • Snacks and local fruits
  • 1 Exo Adventure Certified English Speaking Guide
  • 1 assistant guide for 11-15 cyclist, 2 assistant guides for 16+ cyclists
  • 1 first aid kit per guide
  • Each guide will have a full set of travel bike tools
  • Main support vehicle will have spare parts
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Sightseeing tickets where mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation as listed above.
  • Flight reconfirmations

Our services don’t include:

  • Visa arrangement
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water – we can add this into costs at agents request
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
  • Tips
  • Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion.
  • Other language speaking guides

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