Overview

Cycling is a great way to explore the country where hospitality comes as second nature. Join us with a fascinating tour of this beautiful country on a bike accompanied by a support crew and backup vehicle with night spending at comfortable hotels. This journey will give you a great insight into the local cuisine and friendly culture that will surely delight you. The trip begins from Hanoi with a guided sightseeing tour of this capital city, we head towards Ninh Binh and then to Halong Bay. Then, we head to Hue. We pedal at a steady pace and explore the altering sceneries of tranquil mountains, palm-fringed beaches, and country roads that lead through mango and coconut groves. We also savor the bustling, cosmopolitan café culture of Ho Chi Minh City on this unforgettable adventure.

Trip highlights

What's included?

  • Airport transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Boat cruise
  • Ground transport

What's excluded?

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam entry visa

Itinerary Show all

Day One:

Arrival Hanoi

Upon arrival, meet your driver at the airport who will transfer you to your hotel. Along the way, he will give you a brief explanation on your further trip. After you reach the hotel, check into your room, and then you can relax. Or, you can head out to explore this bustling city. There is nothing planned until late afternoon for this day, so you can explore the city on your own. in the afternoon, attend the group meeting where we will discuss in details about the trip. in the meeting, you will meet your tour guide and also meet fellow travelers. In the evening, head out to grab some Vietnamese food.

Day Two:

Hanoi City Tour, Ba Vi National Park

We spend the day early with breakfast. Then, we spend the morning with a brief exploration of the city's major highlights, such as the gardens of the Presidential Palace within the Ho Chi Minh complex and the Temple of literature. The Temple of literature is the first university of Vietnam. Then, we go for lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a bike ride out of Hanoi. We head towards a bike depo to grab a bike for each of us. Then, we ride towards Hanoi along the dike road. We head north beside the Red River and quickly leaving the urban jungle and ride along the quaint rural route. We ride through scenic cultivated areas and carpenter's villages. We will be riding for about 50km to reach the Duong Lam village. From here, we continue riding for another 10km on a plain road and climb for 600 meters to the heights of Ba Vi National Park. After reaching the park, check into your resort and rest for the evening.

Day Three:

Cycle Ba Vi to Da Bia

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we hop in the vehicle and drive for about 20 km to our beginning point. from here, we climb down the Mount Ba Vi, then ride through the National Park to its western edge where the Da River flows. Today, we will be riding for around 75 kilometers; we cross the National Park and then ride along the Da River for twenty-five kilometers. Here, we board on a local ferry and cross the river. this afternoon, we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After crossing the river, we move for 40km along a picturesque road in the mountains of Hoa Binh Province. From here, we descend to the vast Da Reservoir. You will arrive at the wild and remote Muong ethnic lands, a natural haven providing an edge of the world atmosphere. Today, we will stay at a homestay hosted by a traditional Muong family. Before dinner, enjoy a refreshing swim in the river.

Day Four:

Boat to Mai Hich, cycle to Pu Luong

After bidding farewell to our host, we take our bikes on a local boat and set sail across this stunning blue lake surrounded by tall jungle-covered mountains. As you cross the lake, lay back and enjoy the astonishing scenery around. from the pier, we ride on a steep hill upwards to exit the base of the lake and get back on the road. We continue riding for another 20km on a plain road to reach the Mai Chau mountainous region. Then, we enter the White Thai territory. The area is a huge valley carpeted in rice fields, hamlets of stilted houses, and surrounded by limestone mountains. we ride to a traditional guesthouse on stilts where we stop for a short lunch break. This afternoon, we ride for 40km to move towards our lodge. After lunch, we continue riding towards the Laos border before heading off to the east and enter the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. From here, the landscape changes, the road meets the mountainside with views of deep and tight valleys of terraced rice fields. For the initial 15kms, the ascend is relatively easier; however, the next 15km ride is tough. After reaching the top of 30km ascent, we descend downhill for 10km. then, we reach a gorgeous lodge perched on the mountainside. Here, you can enjoy swimming while getting some stunning views of the surroundings.

Day Five:

Cycle to Ninh Binh

We complete the journey of reserve today. The trip starts with a 10km ride downhill to Pho Doan Village and the entrance of the nature reserve. From here, we ride through a hidden path that is not known to many people. the path leads us to the historical Ho Chi Minh trail. The region is quite beautiful, and the inhabitants of the region are quite popular for being very friendly. The next 60km are also gently surging territory before we get the bikes in the truck and hop on the bus to transfer to our resort at the entrance of Van Long Nature Reserve. Then, head out to the pier nearby, where you will enjoy a traditional sampan ride on the water of the largest wetland reserve of Vietnam.

Day Six:

Transfer to Halong bay

After riding for around 280km through the stunning landscape of northern Vietnam, we take a break from riding for a couple of days and experience the beauty of cruising. We enjoy an early breakfast at the resort, then head out to Halong Bay. We drive pas the Red River delta to reach the coast around noon. From here, we embark on a gorgeous wooden boat for a night cruise in the famed turquoise seascape of Ha Long Bay. Once we board the boat, we will enjoy a delicious seafood buffet lunch as we cruise between the soaring limestone karsts. In the afternoon, we reach a less-traveled area where we will relax while sunbathing or if you like, you can also explore caves. The events depend upon the time of the year and weather. We end the day with the view of enchanting sunset from the sundeck. Then, you can see an interesting cooking demonstration before dinner.

Day Seven:

Return to Hanoi, overnight train to Hue

We start the day early today to catch the sunrise. You can also join us for a Tai Chi session on the deck or just relax while enjoying tea or coffee. Today, you will have a chance to visit a floating village before heading back to the land. While heading back to the pier, you can have brunch on the deck, and you get the last opportunity to take some incredible scenery. After disembarking from the boat, we drive back to Hanoi. At Hanoi, we head to the hotel and freshen up. Then, we have dinner before moving to the train station. Tonight, we take an overnight train to Hanoi. The overnight trains are a great way to travel long distances in Vietnam. On an overnight train, you will have a multi-share compartment; the accommodation in the compartment will be compact but comfortable. After traversing through the Tam Diep Mountain range in the north, we pass through the Annamite range of Central Vietnam before arriving at our destination, Hue.

Day Eight :

Cycle to Tam Giang and Phu Thuan

We will reach Hue in the morning. Hue is the last imperial capital of Vietnam and is a cradle of culture. this morning, we head towards the most significant attraction of Hue's heritage, the Imperial Citadel. The citadel offers you a fascinating perspective into Hue's recent feudality and also allows you to understand the changes that occurred in Vietnam in just a few decades. After lunch, we take the bikes and ride through the flat roads towards the northeast on the impressive "road of the tombs" to the shore of the Tam Giang Lagoon. Here, we board on a local boat and trip across the lagoon, which is the longest of the country that stretches up to 70km from north to south. Here, you will also learn the ancestral fishing techniques of the locals. After we bid goodbye to the boatman, we ride south along the barrier beach road to Phu Thuan and a lovely boutique resort located on the beach. Check-in your room, and the rest of the day is free for leisure. You can also relax on the beach, enjoy swimming at the hotel's pool or in the sea.

Day Nine:

Cycle to Lang Co

After enjoying breakfast on the beach, we get ready for the day's ride. Today, we will be covering about 70 kilometers. We will be traveling on a relatively easy path. The track will be mostly flat, with some small ascends around the end. The whole day ride leads us beside the lagoon, and its several pools. We ride on a small road that contains very little traffic, surrounded by a wide pine forest. then, we arrive at the buffer zone of Bach Ma National Park and then cycle along the Chan May and Lang Co Bays to reach the resort that lies at the base of the renowned Hai Van Pass. After reaching the resort, lay down your bikes, freshen up, and enjoy a relaxing time at the beach.

Day Ten:

Cycle to Hoi An

This day, you will have an unforgettable experience while conquering the legendary Hai Van Pass. This huge coastal mountain serves as the major climatic barrier in Vietnam. After reaching the top of the pass, celebrate the conquer with an ice-cream and then descend to the fastest growing city of Vietnam, Da Nang. From Da Nang, we ride further 30km to the gorgeous old port town of Hoi An.

Day Eleven:

Hoi An

The whole day is for leisure. You can enjoy the time exploring this atmospheric riverside town. Wander around the street of the city, visit its ancient alleys of the famous Old Quarter or venture down to the beach that is just four kilometers away and rest at the beach.

Day Twelve:

Fly to Ho Chi Minh

In the morning, we transfer you to Da Nang Airport from where you can board the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City, we transfer you to the hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name, Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. The town is huge with an enormous population and some truly crazy traffic following its own rules. This city is not ideal for the cyclist, so we go for an afternoon walk. We stroll around the city center to explore some very properly conserved colonial buildings that give an interesting contrasting atmosphere to the city. We end th day with a walk on Pasteur Street. Here, we will visit the taproom of the craft beer pioneers in Vietnam and enjoy a beer tasting session then return to the hotel.

Day Thirteen:

Cycle to Cu Chi Tunnels

This morning, we head to the Hoc Mon Town on the bus. From here, we begin the bike ride through rubber plantations and rice fields to the historic Cu Chi Tunnels. Vietnamese soldiers used these tunnels as their base during the American/Vietnamese War.  In the tunnels, we learn about the history of the site, and you will also get the chance to explore some of the wide underground systems. You can also try war eras' Ak47 and MK16 at a nearby firing range. After exploring the tunnels, we ride back for 10km till the place where our bus will be waiting for us. Today, we have lunch at a local restaurant and transfer back to the city by bus.

Day Fourteen:

Ho Chi Minh City

The trip ends today. If you have enough time, you can go for a further tour of this bustling city.

We will transfer you to the airport for about three hours before your scheduled flight.

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