Ho Chi Minh City Cycle To Hanoi Along The Coast – 14 Days

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Ho Chi Minh City Cycle To Hanoi Along The Coast from the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City, otherwise known as Saigon, up to Hanoi. This epic tour showcases all aspects of Vietnam; including the poignant aspects of its war-torn history. Indulge in the fragrant and unforgettable Vietnamese cuisine. Cycle through beautiful wetlands, backed by jagged peaks. Travel vast stretches of stunning beaches and sample the freshest seafood available, straight from ocean-to-table.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Mui Ne Beach

7:30 pick you up at your hotel and we’ll have a quick transfer out of the city to Hon Ba Cape. From there, we’ll cycle along the picturesque coast. We’ll stop to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then continue cycling to Mui Ne. You’ll have some free time in the evening before dinner with the group. We’ll stay overnight at a hotel in Mui Ne beach .

Summary

Cycling distance : 60 km

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Hon Rom 1 Resort

Day 2: Mui Ne Beach – Nha Trang

After breakfast , starting cycling from your hotel along the coast to Ca Na beach we’ll stop to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then continue cycling to Nha Trang. You’ll have some free time in the evening. We’ll stay overnight at a hotel in Nha Trang .

Summary

Cycling distance : 50 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Hanoi Gold hotel

Day 3 : Nha Trang boat trip (no cycling)

Taking a rest from the bikes we offer a boat trip to the 4 coral islands for swimming and snorkeling. Lunch on boat , return hotel around 4 pm .( All water sports , drinks & some optional island tour not included and sharing boat tour )

Summary

Cycling distance : 0 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Hanoi Gold hotel

Day 4 : Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa

Following breakfast, we cycle out of Nha Trang and then take a short transfer to avoid busy Highway 1. Back on the bikes we cycle on to Dai Lanh Beach where we’ll have a beach side lunch with time for a swim in the blue waters. To avoid another busy section of road a 20 minute transfer takes us to the start of our afternoon ride on a coastal road snaking along the base of Da Bia Mountain. There will be some gentle climbs before we drop to the flats and finish our day on quiet countryside lanes that are a mix of tarmac and dirt, passing soothing rice paddies and peaceful villages.

Summary

Cycling distance : 75 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Tuy Hoa Hotel

Day 5 : Tuy Hoa – Quy Nhon

After transferring out of town to avoid the main highway we start biking along a remote, but well-surfaced road running parallel with the railway. The terrain rolls gently with breathtaking views of the highland hills. As we cycle through tribal and Viet villages we’ll also spot potbellied pigs and barefooted children trotting across the trail. We then return to the highway and transfer a short distance to Quy Nhon .

Summary

Cycling distance : 60 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Quy Nhon Hotel

Day 6 : Quy Nhon  – Quang Ngai

Today we follow the coastal road to Tra O Lagoon, the largest wetland in Binh Dinh Province and also a principal food source for the locals. While rolling we also take in the sea breeze and spot tranquil fishing villages lined along the coastline. After lunch at a local restaurant, the ride continues to Highway 1, where we transfer to Quang Ngai for the night.

Summary

Cycling distance : 60 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : My Tra River Hotel

Day 7: Quang Ngai – My Lai – Hoi An

In the morning we start cycling from the hotel to have the first stop at My Lai, the site of one of the deadliest massacres during the Indochina War. After a guided tour we continue cycling along the coast, passing many picturesque fishing villages with their colourful boats. We stop riding at lunch and transfer on to Hoi An so we can have the afternoon free to explore this historic town. A major trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries there are 844 structures of historical significance and many vibrant shopping streets, the city is a must for you to wander around and absorb the atmosphere.

Summary

Cycling distance : 60 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Venus Hotel

Day 8 : Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An

This morning we have a short transfer to avoid the highway and start riding to My Son, the ancient centre of the Cham Civilization dating back to the 4th century. We then cycle along scenic country back roads flanked by rice paddies, eucalyptus plantations and relaxing villages. Later the road stretches away from the coast, offering stunning views of the ocean as we head to My Son, once Champa’s most important city. After lunch we spend the afternoon visiting the site, and although many of the temples were destroyed from heavy bombing, enough have survived the war to impress most visitors. After the historical tour, we take the bus back to Hoi An. Dinner is your choice.

Summary

Cycling distance : 50 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Venus Hotel

Day 9 : Hoi An – Hue

This is probably the toughest ride of the tour, yet it is also one of the most rewarding. A short transfer out of Hoi An brings us to the start of our ride along the beach to Danang, known to some as China Beach, an R&R destination for American troops during the Vietnam War. It will be quickly time to change your gears and start the climb up Hai Van Pass, a steady and moderately challenging uphill with exhilarating views of the coast. From sea level we climb up to 480 m before flying down a long and smooth descent After lunch we venture away from the main highway and cruise on a coastal road for 44 km to Hue, the old capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty.

Summary

Cycling distance : 90 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Asian Hotel

Day 10 : Hue – Night train to Ninh Binh

Today we explore by bicycle to the rich history left behind by the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. We start by cycling directly from our hotel along the An Cuu (Perfume) River and head up to the 12th king of the Nguyen dynasty. After our visit, we continue to the Perfume River. We finish the ride today at the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda, the tallest religious building in Vietnam. Built in 1601, it has become the symbol of the city, and be sure to get a photo with the marble turtle! We then walk to the boat pier nearby the pagoda to take a cruise on the Perfume River back to Hue. After refreshing ourselves and packing up before boarding an overnight train to Ninh Binh.

Summary

Cycling distance : 20 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : O/N on train

Day 11 : Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park

We arrive in Ninh Binh around 10 am (arrival time may vary). Following a short transfer to the local restaurant for washing up, bike fitting (we have new fleet of bikes in the north) and an early lunch, we start cycling through spectacular karst mountains towering over a blanket of rice paddies to the ancient city of Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. After touring the temples we continue to Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam’s first and largest natural reserve to check into our accommodation at the park.

Summary

Cycling distance : 60 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Cuc Phuong National Park Guest House .

Day 12 : Cuc Phuong National Park – Hai Phong

We enjoy another ride to appreciate the park’s beauty, visit the primate rescue centre and head east on serene back roads through a sea of pineapple plantations. Today while riding you’ll notice the differences between North and South Vietnam ranging from crops, villages, to clothing as we pass through countless lush greenery, lovely villages and friendly locals. Today’s ride finishes just before we reach Highway 1 and our transfer to Hai Phong, one of Vietnam’s major ports.

Summary

Cycling distance : 60 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Huu Nghi Hotel

Day 13 : Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island

We transfer to the pier to catch a ferry to Fulong on Cat Ba Island. Located at the southern end of picturesque Halong Bay, the island is home to one of Vietnam’s most exquisite natural treasures, Cat Ba National Park. Once we get off the boat we cycle 26 km on the island’s only road before enjoying lunch in town. In the afternoon you are free to explore the surroundings before spending the night on this heavenly island.

Summary

Cycling distance : 25 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Sea Pearl Hotel

Day 14 : Halong Bay – Hanoi

We have a short ride in the morning and head for a memorable cruise through majestic Halong Bay. With its towering limestone karts protruding from the emerald sea, Halong Bay is truly one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. Legend has it that it was formed by a great dragon that descended from the mountain into the sea. The boat trip is definitely rewarding after the long biking expedition. We then transfer to Hanoi and meet again in the evening for our farewell dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the city.

Summary

Cycling distance : 20 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Mayde Villa Hotel

End The Tour

Tour Price : Contact Us

Departure : 5 th January –5th Febuary –  15th March – 25th August – 5th October – 25th November

Tour Inclusive :

– Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy at hotel,

– Meals as indicated in program,B=Breakfast , L=Lunches ,D=Dinner,

– Professional English speaking guide cum biking,

– Support van or bus , truck for group,

– Boat trip mention in itinerary,

– Pump, bike tools, spares tubes, Spare bike , Helmet ,Mountain Bicycle,

– Cold water box, small fresh towel ,snacks and fruits,

– All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program,

– Service charges, rooms tax and handling fees,,,

Tour Exclusive :

– Travel assurance ,Visa stamping fee,

– Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks,

– Additional transport required due to any emergency situation,

– Tips and gratuities and Accommodation in Saigon .

– Personal expenses and other services which are not mentioned in the program.,

– International air tickets and airport departure taxes,

– Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program,

– Optional excursions

Special offers :

– Mineral water drinking.,- Seasonal fruits.,- Snacks,- Fresh tissue and some fruits while touring !,,What to bring :,Sun Block , Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain Gear , Warm clothes in winter, Original

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