Saigon Cycling To Luang Prabang – 24 Days

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Saigon Cycling To Luang Prabang – 24 DaysThis cycle tour through the most of Vietnam spectacular beach ,mountain range is for cyclists seeking a biking challenge, enjoy climbing and mixing it up with some off road trails. This tour goes to a part of Vietnam where few foreigners ever venture and you’ll be amazed at the colourful clothing of the many ethnic tribes as you ride through valleys and river gorges to Dien Bien Phu. Here we’ll visit battlefields and learn how Ho Chi Minh defeated the colonial French and then two long days of riding will be rewarded by a stay at the charming Dien Bien Phu before heading to Luang Prabang .

Day 01: Saigon – Dalat (L) (Cycle 30 km)
7:30 Am pick up at your hotel in Saigon .Enjoy 2 hours driving to Dong Nai province. Ride through coffee plantation, pepper on hilly country roads in surounding area of Nam Cat Tien park. Have in Madagui and have another stop at Bao Loc, the homeland of coffee and green tea. Enjoy delicious speciality snack, coffee and tea. Then have a transfer to Dalat.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 30 km cycling
Meals : Lunch
Accommodation : Dai Loi Hotel

Day 02: Dalat – Nha Trang (B/L/)
Start to ride from your hotel in Dalat. Ride through majestic mountains and valleys. Have a picnic lunch in Khank Vinh town. In the afternoon, we ride on backroads through villages to Dien Khanh where we get on a van/bus for a short trip to Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch
Accommodation : Quoc Te Hotel

Day 03: Nha Trang – Qui Nhon (B/L )
Visit the Po Nagar Cham tower in city of Nha Trang and have a transfer out of Nha Trang city, pedal on quiet country roads through rice paddies and beautiful village coastal roads. Enjoy lunch on the beach,then continue pedaling on back roads through fishing farms and villages to Tuy Hoa. Transfer 2 hours to Qui Nhon city.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 60 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch
Accommodation : Quy Nhon Hotel

Day 04: Qui Nhon – Quang Ngai (B/L/)
Transfer 30 minutes of out busy city of Qui Nhon. Begin with cycling through rice-paddy to mountain areas. Cycle past many little villages to ocean roads. Today you will have the opportunity to admire beautiful coastal roads. In the afternoon, cycle uphill through mountains, rice fields and coconut plantations. Transfer by bus/van in the late afternoon to Quang Ngai.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch
Accommodation : My Tra River Side Hotel

Day 05: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (B/L/)
Have breakfast at the hotel start to ride to My Lai village from the hotel. Have a short visit and talk to locals about the massacre of more than 504 locals in 1968. Continue riding 35 km on hilly roads before having lunch in town. After lunch, ride on back roads, passing by white sand dunes. Cycle on broken track trails along the ocean to fish farms. Then continue biking to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch
Accommodation : Sala Hotel

Day 06: Hoi An – Fee Day (B )
Free day to visit Hoi An by your own . tay one more night in Hoi An

Summary

Cycling Distance : 40 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch
Accommodation : Sala Hotel

Day 07: Hoi An – Hue (B/L/)
Van/bus takes you out Hoi An, have a little time to warm up your body before pedaling uphill to the peak of Hai Van pass. Then travel by back roads to the ocean, cycling through fishing villages and an ancient burial-ground of Hue (called a “ghost city” by the locals), to Hue city. Another option, keep biking on a little country roads to Hue city.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch
Accommodation : Ideal Hotel

Day 08: Hue – Phong Nha Cave (B/L/D)
Ride to visit the forbidden city, the capital of Vietnam from the 17th to 20th centuries, continue riding on single track trails to visit the Thien Mu pagoda before transfer out of Hue to Dong Ha and the afternoon we will cycling on Ho Chi Minh Trails to Phong Nha National Park .

Summary

Cycling Distance : 70 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Sai Gon -Phong Nha Hotel

Day 09: Phong Nha Cave – Huong Khe (B/L/D)
Explore Phong Nha Cave in the early morning. Continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Huong Khe . Ride nearly 70 km winding roads up the Truong Son mountain range to Phong Nha. From here, if time permitting–cycle gentle rolling hills to Huong Ke Town .

Summary

Cycling Distance : 70 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Duc Tai Hotel

Day 10 : Huong Khe – Vinh City (B/L/D)
In the morning, ride to Dong Loc, the T-junction, which has become unforgettable memorial history in the country during 1964-1972, when soldiers, young volunteers, cadres, and workers guaranteed safe transport to the battlefield. Many people from different localities laid down their lives. In particular, the death of 10 young volunteer girls at Dong Loc T-junction has come to symbolize the patriotism of the era. Now, Dong Loc T-junction relic has become a commemorative area for the national young volunteer force. In the afternoon, ride to Vinh City.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 70 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Bejing Hotel

Day 11 : Vinh City – Thai Hoa (B/L/D)
Today, we have a chance to visit Uncle Ho’s house. Nam Dan district, Kiem Lien village is not only the homeland of Ho Chi Minh but also the hometown of many anti-colonist leaders. Ride on the new Ho Chi Minh highway to Kiem Lien village via Tan Ky and Do Luong. Visit Uncle Ho house in the afternoon, have a short drive to Thai Hoa Town. Overnight in Thai Hoa Hotel.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 70 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Local Hotel

Day 12 : Thai Hoa – Cam Thuy ( B/L/D )
An early morning start to beat the heat of the day. The route takes us away from the river and appears to contour through the same range of mountains that stretch from Thai Hoa to Cam Thuy on Ho Chi Minh trails . The road gets more beautiful the closer you ride to Ngoc Lac with looming karst limestone cliffs and lush vegetation. The route is tarmac all the way, but quite hard riding due to the undulating terrain. We ride for the first time on the newly built two lane Ho Chi Minh Highway. It hardly warrants two lanes as there is no traffic! The road makes for smooth fast riding, and for those who prefer there is always the old highway dirt and gravel – that weaves around the new highway allowing for plenty of exploring possibilities along the way. Ride to Muc Son, on the banks of River Song Chu. On the outskirts of this small town are the famous Kan Linh historical relics – a pagoda where the first king of the Ly dynasty, Le Thai To, ruled, in 1428. Continue riding on the trail to Yen Cat. The distance covered today is quite long and there will be the chance to transfer some sections by the back-up vehicle to rest weary legs.There are fewer villages today as the route cuts through forests and jungle lunch en route. Overnight in Cam Thuy hotel .

Summary

Cycling Distance : 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Thanh Nhan Hotel

Day 13 : Cam Thuy – Mai Chau ( B , L , D )
Breakfast at the local restaurant and cycling through village house before setting off along a spectacularly beautiful river valley towards Hoi Xuan along an undulating tarmac road. The road follows the flow of River Song Ma. This is an old supply route of the HCM Trail that fed the main trail with ammunitions during the American War with Vietnam.. just passing scenes of local village life and rice paddies. . Arrive Mai Chau villages and overnight in the home stay of white Thai ethnic.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner
Accommodation : Thai Home -Stay

Day 14 : Mai Chau – Hanoi ( B , L )
Breakfast and short cycling around the Thai villages and transfer to Cao Phong picturesque landscapes. Stop to cycle to Bai Chao village via Kim Boi hot spring and Bai Chao villages .Lunch at local restaurant.cycling to Luong Son . Transfer by van to hotel in Hanoi

Summary

Cycling Distance : 50 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch
Accommodation : ATS hotel

Day 15 : Hanoi cycle to Yen Bai ( B ,L ,D ) 

Pick up at your hotel at 7:30 and transfer by vehicle to Trung Ha and start cycling to Yen Bai on the banks of Red River . Arrive late afternoon. Stay 1 night.

Accommodation : Hong Nhung Hotel

Cycling distance : 80 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 : Yen Bai cycle to Sapa ( B ,L)

After breakfast. A demanding, hilly, day along the mountain and river range culminating with the ascent of the spectacular , visiting the Vietnam & China border gate if time permitting.  Stay 2 nights.

Accommodation : Sapa Hotel

Cycling distance : 70 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Day 17 : Sapa Cycling to the Village ( B ) 

Start from your hotel at 8:30 Am , bikes to explore Sa Pa an old French hill-station, in a spectacular location close to the Chinese border. This morning we will cycling to Village , Lao Chai and Ta Van village ( Red Dzao and H’mong people ) . Cycling uphill back to Sapa ,lunch and dinner by your self.

Accommodation : Sapa Hotel

Meals : Breakfast

Biking Distance: 20 km

Meals : Breakfast

Day 18 : Sapa Cycle to Lai Chau ( B ,L ,D )

Retrace our route back over the Tram Ton pass to Binh Lu junction and follow the road 4D north west to Tam Duong and to Lai Chau . O / N in hotel .

Distance: 80 km

Ride: 90 km on good quality asphalt road

Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner

Accommodation: Lai Chau Hotel

Day 19 : Lai Chau Cycle to Muong Lay ( Old Lai Chau ) ( B,L ,D ) 

Cycle to old Lai Chau via the Hang Tom suspension bridge, following the Nam Na through spectacular gorges and Black Dao villages.A long day with some climbs. Stay 1 night. Hoang Long Hotel ,

Distance: 110 km

Ride: 80 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 30 km.

Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner

Accommodation: Hoang Long Hotel

Day 20 : Muong Lay Cycle to Dien Bien Phu ( B, L , D )

Our full day in Vietnam. Cycle to Dien Bien Phu – 104 kms. Dien Bien Phu was the scene of the historic French defeat in 1954. Stay 1 night. O / N in Him Lam Hotel & resort .

Distance: 130 km

Ride: 90 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 40 km.

Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner

Accommodation: Him Lam resort

Day 21 : Dien Bien Phu to Muang Khua, Laos ( B ,L ,D )
We depart Dien Bien and cross into Northeast Laos at Tay Trang and say good bye Vietnamese team . Laos team will pick up at the border .This is the least populated section of Laos. We continue on to Muang Khua on the banks of the Nam Ou river.
Distance: 160 km
Ride: 80 km on dirt road, transfer 80 km.
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: local guest house

Day 22 : Muang Khua to Odomxai ( B ,L ,D )
This is a scenic lightly traveled road to bustling Odomxai. Odomxai seems to be undergoing a rennaisance. Lots of construction and activity in the town these days. They have an airport here also (with less than daily service). We stay at the nicest place in town.
Distance: 110 km
Ride: 70 km on dirt road, transfer 40 km.
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: local guest house

Day 23 : Odomxai to Pak Mong ( B ,L ,D )
A tough climbing day at the start and then rolling hills with magnificent scenery before a 29 k Descent to Pak Mong.
Distance: 100 km
Ride: 60 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 40 km.
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: local guest house

Day 24 : Pak Mong to Luang Prabang ( B ,L )
On to the historic and enchanting city of Luang Prabang. We follow the banks of the Mekong before entering the city proper. It’s also possible, with advance planning, to bike the 20k in the opposite direction to Nong Khiaw Transfer to Lunag Prabang. End The Tour.
Distance: 100 km
Ride: 40 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 60 km.
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch
Accommodation: Luang Prabang Guest House .

Tour Price : Contact Us

Departure : 5 th Febuary – 5th April – 5th September – 5th November – 5th December

Tour Inclusive :

– Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy at hotel, guesthouse and Home stay.etc…
– 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 , Accommodation in Hanoi
– 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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