Saigon Cycling To Hue – 8 days

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Saigon Cycling To Hue .On this adventurous tour we bike along the rural back roads and into the highlands of Vietnam. Along the way we discover the cultural s and islands of Nha Trang and the majestic beauty of Hoi An and ending in Hue city .

Day 1:Saigon – Dalat , Exploring Vietnam’s Central Highlands
Departing Saigon this morning we drive into the southern Central Highlands towards the mountain town of Dalat (1,500 metres). We commence our cycle approx 30km from Trang Bom through the hills of the Langbiang Plateau, negotiating our way along quiet back roads towards the town of Gia Kiem. From here we board our bus again and drive on to Bao Loc Pass, with an option to get back on your bike at the bottom of the hill and cycle up to the Bao Loc Pass (10km, 600 metres ascent). From the pass we continuing our journey by bike for about 40km on to Di Linh (1,010m). From Di Linh we then continue to Dalat by bus.
Summary
Total cycling distance approximately 40 km.
Accommodation : Dai Loi Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast , Lunch
Day 2: Dalat Cycle over the Hon Giao Pass and Drive to Nha Trang
Driving out of Dalat City this morning we then begin cycling up to the Hon Giao Pass (1,700m), a challenging ride that takes us up through forests of pine and across a land-scape of dramatic mountain scenery.After a chance to rest at the top and take in the views, we then descend towards the town of Khanh Vinh, where we meet our bus and finish the rest of the journey to Nha Trang by road.
Summary
Total cycling distance approximately 80 km.
Accommodation : Sunflower Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast , Lunch
Day 3: Boat trip to tropical islands
Long considered one of the most beautiful bays in South East Asia, Nha Trang is re-owned for its golden beaches and turquoise waters.Weather permitting, this morning we take a cruise out to explore some of the surrounding islands. We affording plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkelling.There will also be enjoy a lunch on board . Returning to Nha Trang late this afternoon the rest of the day is free to enjoy the sights and sounds of this lovely coastal town.( Noted : Some tickets to the optional island , water sport ,drinks… not included ) .
Summary
No cycling today – rest day.
Accommodation : Sunflower Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast , Lunch
Day 4 : Nha Trang to Quy Nhon
Using a combination of bus and bicycle this morning we continue along the coast to the city of Quy Nhon. Cycling out of Nha Trang we head out along the Pham Van Dong road and continue on to Ninh Hoa (a journey of some 50 kilometres). From here we then take the bus to Dai Lanh,where we have a chance to swim and relax, before continuing up to the Ca Pass. From here we resume our journey by bike, cycling down towards Tuy Hoa, where the bus meets us to complete the final leg to Quy Nhon.
Summary
Total cycling distance approximately 75 km.
Accommodation : Quy Nhon Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Day 5 : Quy Nhon to Hoi An
Departing Quy Nhon this morning we cycle out across the Thi Nai Bridge, the longest sea bridge in Vietnam, which connects the city with the Phuong Mai Peninsula. Once across, we continue along the Quy Nhon lagoon towards Phu Cat some 50 kilometres away. From Phu Cat we then drive by bus to Quang Ngai, the scene of the My Lai massacre.One of the most infamous episodes of theVietnam War, we cycle the short distance to the site of its emotive memorial, before completing the final leg of our journey to Hoi An by bus.
Summary
Total cycling distance approximately 62 km.
Accommodation : Thanh Van Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast , Lunch
Day 6: Explore Hoi An
First colonised by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Hoi An went on to become one of the busiest trading outposts in South East Asia. This morning we take a walk through the historic heart of this World Heritage Site, taking in the city’s famous Japanese Bridge and its museum, before wandering amongst its traditional wooden houses and Chinese temples. This afternoon is then free to perhaps take a gentle river cruise or pay a visit to one of Hoi An’s renowned tailors’ shops, or maybe explore further afield by bike.
Summary
No cycling today – rest day.
Accommodation : Thanh Van Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Hoi An to Hué via the Hai Van pass
Leaving Hoi An after breakfast, this morning we drive up to the lofty heights of the Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass. This stunningly scenic region once marked the boundary between Vietnam and the Champa Kingdom to the south and, as we reach the summit of the pass, the panoramas before us are simply spectacular. Descending by bicycle we head next for Lang Co, taking to the scenic back roads as we wind our way on to Bang An and Thuan An. Meeting our bus in Thuan An, we then drive on to Hué on the shores of the Perfume River.
SummaryTotal cycling distance approximately 70 km.
Accommodation : Hue DMZ Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Day 8 : Cycling around Hué.
Once the capital of Vietnam and an inspiration for poets and artists alike for centuries, Hué’s tranquil villages and picturesque countryside make it an ideal place to explore by bike. Today we spend some time cycling through bamboo groves and rural villages to the historic tile-roofed bridge at Thanh Toan. We also visit the 19th century Nguyen Tomb of Tu Duc and the Old Citadel that still dominates the left bank of the river.Returning to the hotel to freshen up .

End The Tour .

Summary

Total cycling distance approximately 40 km.
Accommodation : Hue DMZ hotel .
Included meals: Breakfast , Lunch

  

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Saigon Cycling To Hue – 8 days

Indochina Bike Tours was first established in 1994, we have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to cycle with a wealth of great people from all over the world. They have come to experience and see Southeast Asia in a truly remarkable way – by bicycle.