Ho Chi Minh Cycling To Hanoi – 16 Days

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Ho Chi Minh Cycling To Hanoi is  is a great way to see the country from bustling Saigon to the serene northern capital of Hanoi, we ride on country roads on either side of the main north–south artery of Highway One. Along the way we see many of Vietnam’s historic and scenic highlights, from the cool mountain air of Dalat we descend tothe beach resort of Nha Trang before riding back roads to historic Hoi An and Hue. The overnight Reunification Express train takes us to the amazing karst scenery of Ninh Binh and Halong Bay. The bicycle is still the most common form of rural transport in Vietnam and you will share the country roads and tracks with beautiful girls in flowing Ao Dais, school children

Day 1 : Saigon Arrival

Pick up at your the airport and Transfer to central hotel for check in

Summary

Accommodation : Liberty Saigon Hotel

Day 2: Sai Gon – Da Lat (B,L) (40km cycling)

Breakfast and 7:30 Am pick you up and Leave Saigon for Dalat ,once a favored retreat for the French ,we’ll rendezvous with our bikes and cycle lovely country lanes and back roads in the shadow of Mount Langbian.Lunch on the way and starting cycling from Di Linh to Dalat ( Lover city )

Summary

Ride to see the tea plantations along the way

Chicken village and vegetable farms

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Dai Loi Hotel

Day 3: Dalat – Nha Trang (B,L) (90km cycling)

Breakfast at the hotel , Riding from the hotel we tackle some big hills, including a 2,000 m pass, as we ride through dramatic mountains towards the beach resort town of Nha Trang.

Summary

Ride to see the tea and rubber plantations and along the way

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Hanoi Golden Hotel

Day 4: Nha Trang boat trip (B,L) (no cycling)

Taking a rest from the bikes we offer a boat trip to the coral islands for swimming and snorkeling. ( Notes : Sharing cruise tour , water sports , drinks and some optional entrance fees to Island not included )

Summary

See and do snorkeling

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Hanoi Golden Hotel

Day 5: Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa – Phu Yen (B,L) (80km cycling)

Cycling from your hotel along the beach and coastlines to highway one and then loading the bike to transfer to Dai Lanh beach for lunch before cycling uphill to Ca pass and bike ride on along beautiful coastlines and countryside villages,Ride fields, dirt and paved roads for the whole day ride ,To a small beach town of Tuy Hoa for another night .

Summary

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Phu Yen Hotel

Day 6: Phu Yen – Quang Ngai (B,L) (70km cycling)

Bike ride start from your hotel along the the coast to Ong Cop bridge and transferring to local restaurant for lunch, Afternoon ride up to a small hill to local village ,Ride fields on the right and mountain on the right make your trip.

Summary

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : My Tra Riverside Hotel

Day 7: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (B,L) (70km cycling)

Morning ride from the hotel to the famous massacre MyLai , Do local charity to the local school , Keep riding to the My Khe beach and the rest dirt roads to Chau O .Stop biking and transfer to Tam Ky for lunch and then cycling along the single track along the beach to Cua Dai bridge to hotel in Hoi An .

Summary

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Venus Hotel

Day 8: Hoi An (B) (35km cycling or free)

This is an option day ,You may be free at leisure on the beach or walking to visit Old Hoi An , shopping… hotel swimming fool and do nothing or ride to the world heritage My Son.( We ride to visit My Son, the ancient centre of Cham civilization. Although many of the temples were destroyed by American bombs, there is still enough of the archaeological site to impress most visitors. We transfer by bus back to Hoi An.  Sight seeing and back to Hoi An for the night .

Summary

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Venus Hotel

Day 9: Hoi An – Hue (B,L) (90km cycling)

Breakfast and check out Hoi An , Transfer the short way to see the local stone sculpture in Ngu Hanh Son. Start bike rie to the hightest pass in central coast vietnam, Hai Van. Loop on the coungtry road to Thuan An beach and the rest way transfer to Hue for the night.

Summary

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Hue Asia Hotel

Day 10: Hue train to Ninh Binh (B,L) (25km cycling)

After a morning ride along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, a city’s symbol, before get back on bicycle to visit Royal Palace and visit local market , Lunch at the local restaurant . We reconvene at the hotel in the early afternoon to transfer to the railway station for our overnight train trip to Ninh Binh. Bus to the station to catch the train to Ninh Binh , overnight on express train .( Notes : Should have a big dinner and bring some snack , fruits and drinks for a long night on train ) .

Summary

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : Express train ( 4 persons / Cabin )

Day 11: Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong national park (B,L,D) (65 km cycling)

Arrival pick you up to local restaurant for enjoy early lunch and coffee in Tam Coc lanscape ,Bike ride to Hoa Lu and Cuc Phuong national park,We cycle through spectacular karst scenery. Soaring limestone mountains jut straight out of the paddy fields. At Cuc Phuong National Park we visit the primate rescue centre and cycling to park centra to visit Historical Man caves before checking into our accommodation and overnight in Cuc Phuong guest house .

Summary

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Cuc Phuong National Guest House

Day 12: Cuc Phuong – Ha Long (B,L,D) ( 50 km cycling )

Last day ride from the national park and come into many pineapple farms en-route. Arrive Nam Dinh for lunch and stop for the rest transfer to HaLong for the night , swimming on beach before . Local sea food restaurant for dinner .

Summary

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Ha Long White Hotel

Day 13:  Ha Long Bay – Cruising (B,L,D) (0 km cycling)

Breakfast and morning free for beach relaxing , shopping and check out @ 12:00 AM and transfer 20 mins to Tuan Chau island and check in the cruise for sightseeing, kayaking, seafood lunch and dinner overnight on cruise .

Summary

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Royal Palace Cruise

Day 14: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B,L) (no cycling)

We spend a truly memorable day on a boat cruising through Halong Bay. The awesome limestone karst mountains rise dramatically out of the emerald sea. Halong Bay is one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world. We then transfer back to Hanoi .Back to the quay and transfer to Ha Noi .

Summary

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : ATS hotel

Day 15: Ha Noi city tour (B,L) (no cycling)

Breakfast at the hotel, short walking along the Ho Guom (lake) early morning, Bus to see the Ba Dinh complex, with Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, one pillar pagoda, Van Mieu temple , walking through the old quarter before lunch at the local restaurant to trying PHO ( Noodle soup and Eggs Coffee  and  Transfer to hotel for resting afternoon . Overnight in Ha Noi.

Summary

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : ATS Hotel

Day 16: Ha Noi departure (B) (no cycling)

Free for shopping and free at your own and transfers to airport for return or onward travel. End of trip and welcome back.

Summary

Meals : Breakfast

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  Inclusive of:

  • Support air conditioned bus/van
  • Truck to carry bikes for group
  • English speaking cum biking tour guide(s)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Train ticket (soft berth) Hue – Ninh Binh
  • Boat trips and snorkeling equipment
  • Halong Bay luxury cruise tour
  • Airport transfer in/out
  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel ,
  • Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic
  • Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
  • Accommodation in tour

Exclusive of:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and flight from/to Vietnam
  • Personal expenses and what are not mentioned
  • tips for guide and driver
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