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Overview

Travel Vietnam the local way: by bike! Savour Vietnam’s unique culture and diverse landscapes from a slow-moving, up-close perspective.  Pedal from Hanoi’s bustling streets to the charming central region. Climb high into Dalat’s mountains, drop down to the coast and cycle to Ho Chi Minh City where the adventure concludes.

Trip Highlights

Cycling, Hanoi To Saigon

Bike Hue to Hoi An

Follow the coastline from Hue, passing stunning beaches and cycling over Hai Van Pass to reach charming Hoi An.

See diverse landscapes

Bike from Nha Trang’s beaches to the mountains of Dalat and back down to the sand dunes of Phan Thiet.

Get a taste of local life

Ride off the normal tourist trail to explore local villages and neighbourhoods, getting a closer look at authentic Vietnamese culture.

Itinerary

1

Arrive Hanoi

Transfer from Noi Bai international airport to hotel in Hanoi: 45 mins

Upon arrival to Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will be waiting to provide transport to the hotel for check in. After a rest at the hotel, there will be a cycle fitting (if wish at our garage). There will be a full trip briefing before dinner.

Overnight in Hanoi.

2

Hanoi

Transfer: 15mins to garage. Today do not have support vehicle during cycling.Cycling distance up to: 42kmDifficulty: Easy

At 8:00, there will be pick up then transfer to our bike garage get the bike and head down to historic Long Bien Bridge. Take some time at the break stop on the bridge while our guide sharing some more information about it.

Get over the bridge, we leave the concrete of the city behind, heading to Duong river direction. We’ll first visit a broom making village. A lot of small pagodas & temples with traditional old houses along the way us cycling through. You will know more the typical northern village in Vietnam.

There will be a 500m of single track along the Hoang Giang River before getting to Co Loa ancient citadel. You can choose to ride or walk with your bike. The cycle will lead you through rice fields and vegetable gardens as well. Once arriving Co Loa ancient citadel, we will pay a visit to An Duong Vuong King Temple, Trong Thuy Prince’s well. Then, cycle around the remains of the ancient citadel and its beautiful surrounding. After lunch at a local restaurant, we continue to go through quiet village’s route to the dike of the Red River. Arriving at the meeting point of two great rivers, we board a small local ferry to cross to other bank of the river, then heading to the north side of West Lake, the largest of many lakes in the city.

We ride along the water’s edge to one of the most popular and important place of worship in Hanoi – Tay Ho temple. After a visit to the temple, we’ll peddle along the lake, admiring the colonial architecture, before returning to garage around 4.00pm then transfer back to your hotel.

In the evening, transfer to the train station for the overnight ride to Hue.

Note: For Superior and Deluxe class option; there will be flight to Hue today and overnight in Hue instead.

Overnight on board the train to Hue.

3

Hanoi - Hue

Transfer: 1 hourCycling distance up to: 45kmDifficulty: Easy

Morning arrival to Hue, followed by a cycling excursion through town. Today’s cycling journey exposes Vietnam’s cultural capital. Ride across the Perfume River to Hue's Imperial Citadel to explore this sprawling, historical complex on foot, before continuing the ride out to the countryside along dirt tracks to the Mausoleums of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Ride past relics and ruins until reaching the end of the journey at the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda on the banks of the Perfume River.

Overnight in Hue.

4

Hue - Hoi An

Transfer: 1 hourCycling distance up to: 100kmDifficulty: Hard

Today is a classic day of cycling. Starting just outside of Hue, follow the picturesque and very narrow peninsular road from Thuan An beach to Vinh Loc, continuing on to Lang Co beach – one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam. Reward the morning’s hard work with a swim at Lang Co Beach and refuel with lunch before the final (big) climb of the day - Hai Van Pass. Challenging, yet manageable, this ride is full of breathtaking views.

After the climb’s well-earned descent, transfer the remainder of the distance by van to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unwind over dinner and drinks or perhaps enjoy a traditional massage for sore muscles!

Overnight in Hoi An.

5

Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An

Transfer: 1.5 hoursCycling distance up to: 45kmDifficulty: Medium

Set out for a challenging ride on quiet back roads from the outskirts of Hoi An to the famous Cham Towers of My Son. My Son was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty (4th to 12th centuries); despite being largey destroyed during the American/Vietnam War, more than 70 towers and temples still rise majestically from the rice paddies. The ride is through a remote area surrounded by stunning views, a place where very few tourists venture. Enjoy a picnic lunch before transferring back to Hoi An for dinner.

Overnight in Hoi An. 

6

Hoi An - Danang - Nha Trang

Transfer: 1.5 hoursCycling distance up to: 30kmDifficulty: Easy

After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Nha Trang… where 10km of white sandy beach awaits! Cycle around Nha Trang before having time for a sunset stroll along the beach or a massage in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

7

Nha Trang - Dalat

Transfer: 1 hourCycling distance up to: 100kmDifficulty: Hard

This morning, take on a challenging climb uphill to Dalat. Heading inland from Nha Trang, this route running west to Khanh Vinh is comprised of approximately 30 km of flat road before reaching the mountains. This is a beautiful, narrow piece of tarmac running through tropical forest to the highland, (around 30km), climbing up to Hon Giao; a final 50km runs over a couple more passes to Dalat for the overnight stay. 

8

Dalat - Phan Thiet

Cycling distance up to: 90kmDifficulty: Medium

Start the morning by riding along stunning mountain roads back down to the coast. It’s a fast ride in parts with plenty of declines, though there are plenty of challenging short climbs along the way. Time permitting, cycle all the way or transfer the last leg along a flat plain to Phan Thiet town.  

Overnight in Mui Ne. 

9

Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh City

Cycling distance up to: 50kmDifficulty: Medium

Depart after breakfast straight from the hotel. Ride a pleasant coastal road to Khe Ga lighthouse then load up for the 3 hour drive to Ho Chi Minh City. Today’s ride is in stark contrast to previous cycling, with sand dunes and deserts cape being the distinguishing feature of the day.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City 

10

Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer: 30 minutes

Spend the day at leisure until a provided transfer out to the airport for the departing flight onward international flights. 

Important Information

Our services include:

  • 1 Exo Adventure Certified English Speaking Guide
  • Additional local guide for 8-15 pax, 2 assistant guides for 16+ cyclists
  • 1 first aid kit per guide
  • Each guide will have a full set of travel bike tools
  • Bike and Helmet
  • 1 refillable personal biking bottle per person
  • Plenty of water provided throughout the day when cycling
  • Snacks and fresh fruits
  • Vehicle support while cycling
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and back up as itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Admission fees where applicable in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation as listed above.
  • Flight re-confirmations

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 for Guides and local crews
  • Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Power bars, Gue, 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
  • Credit card/bank transfer fees

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