Vietnam Mystery Cycling Holiday – 41 Days

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Home to an extensive collection of historical and cultural attractions, Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating countries in Southeast Asia. Nature enthusiasts can also find plenty of sightseeing opportunities throughout their holiday, ranging from pristine beaches and untouched islets to towering mountains and tropical forests housing thousands of rare wildlife species. There’s even a Sahara-like desert landscape where you can enjoy thrilling activities such as sandboarding and quad biking. For those looking to experience the local lifestyle, Vietnam has hill-tribes and rice farmers along the north mountain ranges, while fisherman villages are scattered throughout the middle and southern regions of the country.

Day 1 : Hanoi cycle to Yen Bai ( L ,D )
Pick up at your hotel at 7:30 and transfer by vehicle to Trung Ha bridge and start cycling to Yen Bai along the banks of Red River . Arrive late afternoon. Stay 1 night.

Accommodation : Hong Nhung Hotel

Cycling distance : 80 km

Meals : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : 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 and explore dinner by your own.

Accommodation : Sapa Hotel

Cycling distance : 80 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Day 3 : Sapa Cycling to Village ( B ) 

Start from your hotel at 9 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 back to Sapa ,lunch and dinner by yourself.

Accommodation : Sapa Hotel

Meals : Breakfast

Biking Distance: 18 km

Day 4 : Sa Pa – Lao Cai ( Meal: B, L, D)
A long but fantastic days biking, Cycling to Silver water fall and cycle to Ban Khoang villages to Lao Cai border with China, today mixing single-track paths and jeep tracks as we descend 2500 metres to the Chinese border and our hotel at Lao Cai.

Summary

Accommodation :Lao Cai Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance :70 km

Day 5 : Lao Cai – Bac Ha ( Meal: B, L, D)
Breakfast , Start cycle from your hotel to Ba Ha .Quiet lanes, a boat trip through the Chay River gorge, river bank single-track and an alpine road climb, combine to make an epic days ride to the village of Bac Ha.

Summary

Accommodation : Sartuday Hotel

Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :75 km

Day 6 : Bac Ha – Market ( Meal: B, L, D)
Staying for 2 nights in our hotel, today the colorful Bac Ha tribal market. afternoon visit H,mong villages and trekking around the valley.

Summary

Accommodation : Saturday Hotel

Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 0 km

Day 7 : Bac Ha – Xi Man – Hoang Su Phi ( Meal: B, L, D)
Breakfast in the hotel and begin our ride directly from our hotel. Today we will bike across one of the most remote parts of northern Vietnam. At first we tackle a steady climb of 6km on good paved road but then turn into short section of jeep track. After around 3-hr riding we will have a picnic lunch wherever we find good for that. After lunch we continue riding to Xin Man, a small and busy town near Chinese border. Xin Man is around 75 km from Bac Ha and the biking in the afternoon is not less challenging than the one in the morning. We will climb for the first hour or so up to a plateau at 2500m, where we have fantastic view before hitting rough paved road for a steady descent into Xin Man and to Hoang Su Phi. During the biking we will have regular stop for break, snack and taking photo. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Summary

Accommodation : Hoang Su Phi Guest House .

Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :75 km

Day 8 : Hoang Si Phu – Ha Giang ( Meal: B, L, D)
Today we take a gentle ride covering 90km from Hoang Su Phi to Viet Quang Town. The ride takes us down to a bridge over the main river and for the next 40km we ride along a quiet road that gently climbs and follows the river upstream to Hoang Shu Phi, a quiet town at 1000m. Have a break in town for snack and refreshment then continue with downhill quiet road 60km to Viet Quang. We will have a late light lunch in Viet Quang Town then take a bus transfer to Ha Giang Town, the capital of Ha Giang Province which is the final frontier in northern Vietnam, a lunar landscape of limestone pinnacles and granite outcrops. Dinner and overnight in Ha Giang – Tay villages .

Summary

Accommodation : Home-stay

Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :85 km

Day 9 : Ha Giang – Tam Son ( Quan Ba ) ( B , L , D )

After a full day yesterday, we will glide into the third day of our adventure. After taking our time at breakfast, we set out on our first proper ride. We initially follow the river along an undulating landscape and after the first short climb and descent, we reach a village for lunch. We push on into the second climb and discover what the gradient of Ha Giang province is like. For the most part, it’s a continual, but predictable ascent where you will be at ease once you find a rhythm. The high pass today is called Heavens Gate. We have a short descent into Tam Son, a tiny community clinging to the side of the hill. A short exploratory ride or walk is a great way to see out the day. The village is surrounded by limestone hills and traditional style houses .

Summary

Accommodation : 567 Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 50 Km

Day 10 : Tam Son Cycle to Dong Van ( B , L , D )
A long day starts early. After a steaming bowl of noodles, an egg baguette, and a strong coffee, we finish the descent that we interrupted the day before. Halfway down, we detour onto a minor road that takes us right down to the bottom of the valley. Here we ride through tiny hill-tribe communities and eventually reach a bustling village market where a dazzling array of bright costume-clad villagers are trading everything from piglets to bamboo shoots and forest fodder.
After following a river for a short while and just after we see the ruins of a defensive wall of speculative age, we start to climb. A gradient similar to the day before is a welcome warm-up before the main climb to come after lunch. As we enter the Ha Giang Plateau, scenery that was already impressive is now nothing short of mind-blowing. At each stage, you find yourself wondering how you could continue to climb when you’ve climbed so far, but it goes on and on with an amazing variety of scenery. When you finally descend into Dong Van, a beer and a feast will be a welcome sight, and the news that you have just managed the epic Ha Giang Plateau climb, is enough to ensure a good night’s sleep .

Summary

Accommodation : Hoang Ngoc Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 70 Km

Day 11 : Dong Van Cycle to Meo Vac ( B , L , D )
After some time to soak up the sun with a coffee on the edge of the charming Dong Van Market, we may take a ride to the site of the palace of the former Hmong King. The news that you will continue climbing this morning may come as punishment to tired legs, but the reality is that you are about to ride one of the most scenic 10km of northern Vietnam. As you leave town, you descend slightly, but into the next climb you are delivered an optical encouragement as the valley floor down to your right drops at almost the same level as you climb, pronouncing your climbing achievements. The huge gorges leading away from you at this point lead straight into the wild frontier land and Yunnan Province of China. You are less than 20km from a border that has been fiercely defended on various occasions by the Vietnamese, and where its porous nature makes all manner of trade possible.
Summary

Accommodation :Hong Quan Guest House

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 22 Km

Day 12 : Meo Vac Cycle to Bao Lac ( B , L , D )
It’s reward time. After all those days of climbing today comes the inevitability of physics as we descend for a continual 30km on well made road. The climate will noticeably change as we go, to the point where you’ll be shedding layers as soon as you stop at the bottom. From here, we have a lovely ride of ups and downs through sleepy villages in a very different lowland setting to what we’ve seen on the plateau. There are still some steep little hills, but after the last few days, these will be nothing more than a blip. We roll into the nondescript, but convenient town of Bac Me in the mid afternoon.

Summary

Accommodation : Duc Tai Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 70 Km

Day 13 : Bao Lac Cycle to Babe lake ( B , L, D )
A pleasant ride today of rolling hills as we follow the course of a river. The scenery is enjoyable and the locals are sure to be out cheering you along. After a hill of a few kilometres, we descend into the of Babe lake , boat cruising around the lake to Pac Ngoi villages for beautiful – Homestay of Tay people .

Summary

Accommodation : Home-stay

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 80 Km

Day 14: Ba Be – Cao Bang ( Meal: B, L, D)
Today is one of most challenges day throughout the trip. Some skills are required on this road. Driving up to the top of the Binh Nguyen Pass with lunch en route. From the top, get on our bike again for a going downhill and arrive Cao Bang in late afternoon. Dinner at “Lau” restaurant and over night at hotel in Cao Bang.

Summary

Accommodation :Thanh Loan Hotel

Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :75 km

Day 15: Cao Bang –Ban Gioc Water fall – Quang Hoa ( Meal: B, L, D)
After breakfast, we are cycling through the most beautiful road up to Trung Khanh and Tra Linh towns with visit to villages en route. to visit most of beautiful waterfall in Vietnam in border with china . Transfer to Quang Hoa at the end of the day. Dinner and over night at the village in Quang Hoa.

Summary

Accommodation :Home – Stay

Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 75 km

Day 16: Quang Hoa – Lang Son ( Meal: B, L, D)
From valley of Quang Hoa, we follow the most beautiful route up to Dong Khe with stop at villages and for photos. Our driver is waiting for us at Dong Khe for driving to Lang Son with stop That Khe for lunch. Arrive Lang Son in late afternoon. Dinner at local restaurant and over night at the hotel in Lang Son.

Summary

Accommodation :Bac Son Hotel

Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :75 km

Day 17: Lang Son – Ha Long Bay ( Meal: B, L, D)
Breakfast and 7 Am cycling and driving from Lang Son to Ha Long . Arrive Halong in late afternoon check in hotel , seafood for dinner . Free for swimming and relaxing on the beautiful beach. Dinner and over night in Halong Bay .

Summary

Accommodation : New Sun Hotel

Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :45 km

Day 18 : Ha Long Bay Cruise Tour – Thai Binh
Breakfast, boating to visit Thien Cung cave , Fishing villages and cruising around the island . Enjoy the cruise facility and scenery of the Bay.Lunch at the local restaurant. Transfer and cycling to Thai Binh City .Overnight in Thai Binh

Biking distance : 30 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Dream Hotel

Day 19 : Thai Binh – Ninh Binh (45km cycling)
Sunrise welcome, leave hotel for biking day to Kep pagoda and other landscape surroundings. Cycling to Ta De bridge for lunch before transfer to Tam Coc – Ninh Binh for overnight .

Biking distance : 45 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch,Dinner

Accommodation : Anh Dzung Hotel

Day 20 : Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park
Following breakfast we start cycle from here to the the gate of Cuc Phuong Park to recharge your energy for 19km cycling to the centre of the park. We will start again and make a couple of stops along the way to visit the Cave of Ancient Man. Transfer back to Cuc Phuong gate to visit the rescue central before check in Cuc Phuong National guesthouse .

Summary
Biking:60km
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation: Cuc Phuong National Park Guest house.

Day 21 : Cuc Phuong -Mai Chau
Breakfast and start cycling to Mai Chau a picturesque landscapes. To VuBan villages for lunch at local restaurant.cycling to Cao Phong and Man Duc villages . Arrive Mai Chau villages and overnight in the home stay of white Thai ethnic.

Accommodation : Home – Stay

Meals : Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 22 : Mai Chau – Nhu Xuan (B/L/D) (80 km)
Leave Mai Chau in the early morning, ride on a small track and paved trails along the Ma river until we reach Cam Thuy town, where we stop for lunch. We start cycling on Ho Chi Minh trail (now a newly built highway) all the way to Nhu Xuan town. The hilly mountains roads to Ngoc Lac will allow you to challenge your riding skills. Continue riding to Nhu Xuan in late afternoon. Overnight in Nhu Xuan
( Dai Lam Hotel )

Accommodation : Dai Lam Hotel

Meals : Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 23 : Nhu Xuan – Tan Ky

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 Cam Thuy to Thai Hoa 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. Picnic lunch en route. Overnight Tan Ky

Accommodation : Km 0 hotel

Meals : Breakfast ,Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 80 Km

Day 24 : Tan Ky – Do Luong – Nam Dan -Vinh (B/L/) (60 km)
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 Vinh city. Overnight in
Vinh.( Beijing Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel Bac Kinh

Meals : Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :60 Km

Day 25 : Vinh – Dong Loc T-junction – Huong Khe (B/L/D) (80 km)
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 Huong Khe.
( Duc Tai Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel Duc Tai

Meals : Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 26 : Huong Khe – Phong Nha cave (B/L/D) (80 km)
Start cycling from a hotel to Phong Nha World Heritage. Ride nearly 90 km winding roads up the Truong Son mountain range to Phong Nha. Overnight in
( Saigon – Phong Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel – Saigon Phong Nha

Meals : Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 27 : Phong Nha – Khe Sanh (B/L/D) (80 km)
Today, we cycle south through the DMZ where Viet Cong and US soldiers clashed when the country was divided. Follow the eastern Ho Chi Minh trails to visit Truong Son cemetery, and cycle to Khe Sanh via Cam Lo. Overnight in Khe Sanh.
( Thai Ninh Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel – Thai Ninh

Meals : Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 28 : Khe Sanh – A Luoi (B/L/D) (80 km)
In the morning we head south over the Da Krong Bridge (built by the Cubans in 1973) then jump into back roads and keep riding through remote villages to a A Luoi. Overnight in
( A Luoi Guest House )

Accommodation : Guest House

Meals : Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 29 : A Luoi – Hue (B/L/) (60 km)
The bike ride of today is easy, the terrain is flat. The distance of biking is 60 km. We will have a bus transfer for the last 14 km to the former capital of Vietnam. Overnight in Hue city.
( Hue DMZ hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel – DMZ

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 30 : Hue city tour (B/L/) (30 km)
Spend a whole day on visiting, explore the Forbidden Citadel,Royal Tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty and by bicycle in the morning. Ride on hilly country roads to Thanh Toan tile-roofed Bridge crosses a canal flowing from the beginning to the end of Thanh Toan village, Thuy Thanh Commune, Huong Thuy District.
( Hue DMZ hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel DMZ

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 31 : Hue – Hoi An (B/L/) (70 km)
Have breakfast and transfer to the outskirts of Hue, Thuan An Dist. Start riding on the coast roads to Phuoc Tuong Pass. Pedal past colorful ancient burial-grounds, rice farming land, and fishing villages. Have lunch in Lang Co beach, after lunch, pedal uphill to the top of Hai Van Pass, then downhill to the Pass of Hai Van. Transfer by van to Hoi An in the late afternoon .
( Sala Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel – Sala

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance :70 Km

Day 32 : Hoi An (B) (no cycling)
Free time to discover Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural site. Swimming …
( Sala Hotel )

Day 33 : Hoi An – My Son (B/L/) (35 km)
Start riding from Hoi An to My Son, the Champa Imperial city of the 4
th to 12th centuries. Ride through rural villages to My Son, spend an hour visiting the large complex of religious ruins comprising more than 70 architectural remains. Transfer back to Hoi An for lunch. Free for shopping in town of Hoi An.( Sala Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel – Sala

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance : 35 Km

Day 34 : Hoi An – Quang Ngai (B/L/) (70 km)
Have breakfast at the hotel and check out. Cycle south of Hoi An to Cua Dai beach and cross Thu Bon river. Ride on back roads through yellow sand dunes to Tam Ky. Have lunch before transferring to Chau O for an afternoon bike ride. Ride on country roads to My Lai village to visit the memorial of the massacre to remember 504 locals who died. Continue cycling to the hotel in the town of Quang Ngai.
( My Tra Riverside Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel – My Tra River Side

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 35 : Quang Ngai – Qui Nhon (B/L/) (80 km)
A morning transfer to ocean villages on the outskirts of Quang Ngai. Ride through rice fields and rural villages and coconut tree plantations along the ocean. Lunch at a local restaurant, then continue an afternoon of riding on beautiful back roads through mountainous areas to the city of Qui Nhon.Transfer for 20 minutes to the city of Qui Nhon.
( sao viet Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel – Sao Viet

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 36 : Qui Nhon – Nha Trang (B/L/) (85 km)
Transfer 30 minutes to the suburb of Qui Nhon city, start cycling on back roads and racing with the Reunification train, rocking and rolling on bike on hilly back roads. Have a picnic lunch, continue your bike ride in the afternoon and finish today’s ride in countryside of Tuy Hoa. Transfer to Nha Trang in the late afternoon. Overnight in Nha Trang.
( Quoc Te Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel -Quoc Te

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance :85 Km

Day 37 : Nha Trang boat trip (B/L/)
Sharing boat trip to the Island for swimming and snorkeling for the whole day.Lunch on the island .Boat back to Nha Trang free for swimming . Free in the evening ( Noted , joining boat ,water sport , some tickets to the island not included ).
Quoc Te Hotel

Accommodation : Hotel -Quoc Te

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance : 0 Km

Day 38 : Nha Trang – Dalat (B/L/) (80 km)
Transfer 30 minutes to Dien Khanh ancient town, start to pedal easily on back roads in the morning, pedal past brick factories, rice fields, and have lunch en route. In the afternoon, continue to pedal rolling hills, and cross Truong Son mountain range to Dalat. Overnight in Dalat.
( Dailoi Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel – Dai Loi

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 39 : Dalat city tour (B/L/) (20 km)
Enjoy a half-day city tour by bus/van in the morning. Visit Bao Dai palace, “Crazy House”, and the old French railway station. Lunch in town, in the afternoon, ride a 30 km loop on country roads, passing by flower gardens and strawberry plantations.
( Dailoi Hotel )

Accommodation : Hotel – Dai Loi

Meals : Break , Lunch

Cycling distance :20 Km

Day 40 : Dalat- Phan Thiet – Mui Ne beach (B/L/D) (80 km)
Transfer for an hour south of Dalat. Ride on rolling hills through a valley, mountain area, hydroelectric power station and coffee plantations in the morning. In the afternoon, cycle down hill passing many minority villages and cashew garden as we head to Mui Ne beach .
( Hon Rom 1 Resort )

Accommodation : Hom Rom resort

Meals : Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance :80 Km

Day 41 : Mui Ne – Saigon (B/L) (60 km)
Starting your last day of cycling on asphalt coastal roads from countryside of Phan Thiet city to Highway 1 and lunch before a transfer to Saigon in late afternoon for check in ( Lele1 Hotel ) .End of tour.

Group Departure Date :

2nd  January – 12th March – 5th August – 5th October – 2nd December

Tour Price : Contact Us

Tour Inclusive :

– Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy at hotel,guesthouse…

– 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

– 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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