Cycle The Best of Vietnam

$ From 1480 USD/person | 12 days
This 12 day cycling tour showcases the best of Vietnam: You will certainly get a great taste of the charming cities of Hanoi, Hue, Saigon and the beautiful Halong Bay, the Mekong delta, famous Hai Van Mountain pass, the tropical beaches of Hoi An and the hidden jungle valley of My Son.

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Vietnam cycling,Vietnam cycling tour,Vietnam cycling holiday,Vietnam bike tour

Itinerary:
DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI
Upon arrival, our driver with private car will meet you at the airport and transfer to your desired hotel in Ha Noi. Remainder of the day is free to explore the capital city of Ha Noi. Overnight in Hanoi
Accommodation: hotel in Ha Noi
Meal included: N/A
 

DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY
Have breakfast in hotel and join a tour group for Halong bay trip. 4 hour drive to Halong Bay, board your desired junk boat, enjoy a welcome drink before relaxing with a fresh seafood lunch while cruising in the magnificent Ha Long Bay. After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the usual clichés of this busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our first stop.
We reach the perfect spot, remote and scenic; Opportunity to paddle a kayak and explore the bay in depth.
After one/one and a half hour kayaking, we get back on board to refresh and start the aperitif on the sundeck. The boat cruises to its secluded anchorage area. Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities.
Accommodation: on boat in Ha Long bay
Meal included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
 
 
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI
Start your day early for a wonderful chance to admire the bay waking up around you. Coffee and tea will be served from 6.30am. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay. A 30-minute Tai Chi session will be organized, energize your body and soul or just allow yourself some farniente time on a sunbath with a cup of coffee.
About 7.45am, we hop on a tender to go visiting a cave in the mountains, surrounded by stalactites and stalagmite. 
Back on boat and we start cruising back to the pier. From 9.00am, a brunch will be served. Disembark around midday back at the pier. The shuttle bus will meet you and transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive back Hanoi around 4pm. 
Accommodation: hotel in Ha Noi
Meal included: Breakfast


DAY 4: HANOI - HUE 
Have breakfast at your hotel and transfer by private car to Noi Bai airport for a flight to Hue city. Upon arrival Hue, your guide will meet you at the airport and transferred 25 minutes to your hotel in Hue. After checking and adjusting our
bikes, the rest of the morning is free to relax and enjoy at your leisure.
Later today we will cycle out to the lovely tile-roofed bridge at Thanh Toan. Built over two centuries ago, the arched wooden bridge spans a canal that runs through the village and has long been an iconic and cultural landmark in the area. Late in the afternoon the old folk gather on the bridge to talk and reminisce. After enjoying the tranquil atmosphere around the bridge we will cycle back to our hotel.
Accommodation: hotel in Hue
Meal included: Breakfast & Dinner


DAY 5: HUE
This morning we will enjoy the peaceful leafy backstreets of this charming city, cycling out to explore the countryside around Hué. We begin with a visit to the Ho Quyen amphitheatre, where the emperor presided over duels between tigers and elephants. Continuing on to the 19th century Nguyen Tomb of Tu Duc, we will enjoy the beautiful complex of ornate temples, pavilions and tombs built beside a picturesque lake. After a visit to the incense making village, a gentle ascent of Vong Canh Hill rewards us with spectacular views. From the pine forest atop the hill we can look over the Perfume River and the surrounding countryside and tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. We return to Hué by boat on the Perfume River, visiting the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, home to the oldest monastery in the city, whose 21m high tower has become something of a symbol for Hué. 
Cycling distance: 35km
Accommodation: hotel in Hue
Meal included: Breakfast & Lunch


Days 6: Hue- Da Nang (L)
8:00Am you will bet transfered out of the city to the countryside by bus. Begin riding on backcountry roads pass through rural villages, rice paddy fields, rivers and forests. Take a break by having lunch at local restaurant and have some time to enjoy Lang Co beach. When ready, we saddle up and over Hai Van pass praised by BBC’s Top Gear as the most beautiful coastal mountain road in the world. Keep riding southwards along the coast to the hotel in Da Nang. Overnight in Da Nang.

Cycling distance:  (Min-Max: 45-95km cycling)
Accommodation: hotel in Danang
Meal included: Breakfast & Lunch


Day 7: Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)
Morning (8:00) visit the Da Nang history museum in the city, cycling out of Da Nang city to Marble Mountain, hike up the mountains to discover many natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries. The Marble Mountains surrounding the area are five stone hillocks - once islands made of marble - and each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe. Continue ride to Hoi An ancient town. Have lunch at a local family in Hoi An. In afternoon, we bike to Hoi An countryside, visit Cam Thanh fishing village and take a boat ride to discover wet land and palm forest of the area. Overnight in Hoi An.

Cycling distance:  (Min-Max: 45-60km cycling)
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meal included: Breakfast & Lunch


Day 8: Hoi An – My Son (B, L)
8:00 riding on the back streets pass the colorful market of Hoi An to the Thu Bon river, load all bicycles on a ferry boat and transfer to Cam Kim. Admiring iconic landscape of Hoi An and discover riverbanks dotted with green islands… After disembarked, visit the carpentry village to discover how wooden river boats are made, then cycle along the quiet paths to My Son.  Your guide will take you into the sanctuaries, giving you the opportunity to walk and discover the old temples with its unique architecture, and learn more about the history and culture of Champa during 2th to 15th century.  Afternoon transfer by bus back to Hoi An and free time for beach relax or explore Hoi An by night. Overnight in Hoi An.

Cycling distance:  (Min-Max: 30-70km cycling)
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meal included: Breakfast & lunch


Day 9: Hoi An (B)
Enjoy your day at leisure, in morning you can take a walk around the Ancient Town. Recently declared a World Heritage site, Hoi An is being beautifully restored and preserved. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of South-East Asia's major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
In afternoon you can ride or to rest - whatever takes your fancy. For those who don't need the rest, there's also the option of biking down to nearby Cua Dai Beach (also known as China Beach) or taking a stroll through paddy fields. Overnight in Hoi An
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meal included: Breakfast 


Day 10: Hoi An - Mekong delta (B, L, D)
Transfer to Danang air port and take a morning flight to Saigon. Our local guide in Saigon will be ready to welcome you at the airport and transfer about two hours away by road to the Mekong delta.
The Mekong delta is the final destination of the mighty Mekong River, which winds its way from Tibet, through Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and finally into Vietnam. Known as the ‘ricebowl of Vietnam’, the Mekong Delta is an incredibly fertile region, food production, prime industry producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output.
During your day you will cycle to discover the countryside areas of Cai LayCai Be and Binh Hoa Phuoc island in the Mekong delta, and enjoy a two hour private boat journey on the Tien River (Upper River). Your guide will discuss your timing for the day depending on your preferences. Decide together how long you would like to bike. Overnight on Binh Hoa Phuoc island

Cycling distance:  (Min-Max: 30-50km cycling)
Accommodation: homestay on island
Meal included: Breakfast & Dinner


Day 11: Mekong delta (B, L)
We start our day by taking a boat ride to Vinh Long, then a short 25 minute transfer by bus to Tra On. Today the ride is known to offer the most spectacular rural landscape of the Mekong delta. We take an easy, flat ride (45km) through back roads, and shady canal paths, stopping along the way to try the fresh fruit and to have picnic lunch en-route. In the mid afternoon, we arrive at Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho

Cycling distance:  (Min-Max: 45km cycling)
Accommodation: hotel in Can Tho
Meal included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 12: Mekong delta - Saigon (B, L)
Take a morning boat ride to visit the Cai Rang floating market for which this area has become quite well known. The
Cai Rang floating market was formed during the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century and today it is bearing all the characteristics of the local’s life in the Mekong region. All the goods are transported to the market by boats and traders live on their boats like their mobile houses for generations. Continue on your boat ride into the narrow shady waterways to see even more the real life of Mekong people. After disembarked, visit a rice mill and rice paper home work-shop, then biking three hours through many charming villages of Can Tho area. The photo opportunities are endless as you take the most scenic country laneways. You will see beautiful rice fields sparkling in the sun and locals working in their farm. Most people you interact with, especially the children are so friendly and happy to see you and will wave and say hello. Lunch en-route and then it's back into the van for the drive back to Saigon (late afternoon). Overnight in Saigon

Cycling distance:  (Min-Max: 30-35km cycling)
Accommodation: hotel in Saigon
Meal included: Breakfast 


Note: The itinerary can be done in reverse as well, for those starting in Sai Gon -  Mekong Delta and wanting to end in Ha Noi.
AVAILABILITY INFO
We are flexible! Please request your preferred day and time, we'll confirm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
English speaking biking tour guide
Air conditioned mini bus for supporting on way cycling and also serves as our mode of transport when we are not on the bike.
Entrance fees and boat trip as mentioned
Meals as mentioned 8 lunches, 3 dinners, 11 breakfasts
High-end bicycle (Trek), +Helmet+Tool kit+First aid kit+Mechanic
Water, snacks, soft drink and fresh fruits during cycling
Ha Long cruise, all accommodation
WHAT TO BRING
Luggage, cycling gear, camera, sunscreen, hat, sport shoes, sun glasses...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
✦ Group side: Minimum: 2 pax 
✦ Great bike: We use TREK 
bicycles, our bicycles are lightweight, multi-speeds with front-suspension and available in all sizes to accommodate everyone. A comfortable saddle with a women's specific version is also available, so we make sure you have a safe and comfortable ride with us.
✦ Support Van: An air conditioned backup support mini bus is always available for supporting on way cycling. This vehicle also serves as our mode of transport when we are not on the bike.
✦ Note: The itinerary can be done in reverse as well, for those starting in Sai Gon - Mekong Delta and wanting to end in Hue.
 
DATE AND PRICE

Price:
Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.


 


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