Vietnamese locals and their morning ride in Bac Son Valley
landscape, rice fields in Vietnam
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Bicycle trip in Vietnam

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Bicycle trip in Vietnam

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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Embark on an exhilarating two-week journey through unforgettable Vietnam. We start our adventure in the vibrant capital of Hanoi and conclude our trip in the bustling southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. We traverse Vietnam's stunning landscapes with eight unforgettable days spent cycling and exploring, meandering from the historic imperial allure of Hue to the sun-kissed shores of Mui Ne.

Highlights

  • Picturesque Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Charming villages 
  • Beautiful landscapes 
  • Rich Vietnamese culinary tradition

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Vietnam, a gem nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia, all while navigating the picturesque landscapes from the seat of your bicycle. For those who've explored countries on two wheels before, you'll recognize it as the ultimate immersion experience. Our adventure spans hundreds of kilometers, yet we keep a relaxed and comfortable pace allowing ample time to absorb the enchanting allure of this captivating destination. Following  our exhilarating rides through the diverse countryside of southern Vietnam, our grand finale awaits: a tranquil escape to one of the nation's pristine beaches.

Be prepared for breathtaking scenery, heartfelt encounters with locals, invigorating swims in crystal-clear waters, and tantalizing culinary delights. Let the tropical sun embrace you as we traverse this culturally rich and diverse nation. Return home with toned calves, a sun-kissed complexion, and an enduring fondness for Vietnam. And for the culinary enthusiasts among us, Vietnamese cuisine alone promises to make for an unforgettable journey.

On this tour we only use local guides.

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Dates and booking

Sat 01. Mars - Fri 14. Mars 2025

USD 3012

Flight not included

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Sat-Sun : 14-17
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Sat : 10-18
Sun : 13-21
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Safety & Grading

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  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Basic medication and first aid kits available

Physical level

2/6 Physical

We need to exert some effort to reach our destination. With a good level of fitness and determination, these journeys are manageable for the majority of participants. Being active in daily life is a beneficial preparation.

Comfort level

5/6 Comfort

Good to high quality hotels with good meals, ambience and service. Accommodation with a special touch.

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities/trips with some risk. Certain incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they may require professional help.

Traning and Preparations

This is a moderately physically demanding tour with day stages of up to 70-80 kilometers by bike in a hot and humid climate. But we start slowly and gradually increase during the trip.

The roads are partly paved roads, partly country roads and paths, but it is mostly flat (with some steeper stages) and the bicycles we use are in very good condition. We have an accompanying bus all the way, so if one of the stages gets too intense, it is possible to sit on the bus for the rest of the stage.

With cycling stages of up to 70-80 km, it is both important and necessary that you have cycled a fair amount prior to this trip. This is both to avoid injuries and out of consideration for the rest of the group.

Visas, Vaccinations and Health

Before embarking on our journey together, we kindly remind all tour participants to check their respective country's visa status and vaccination requirements. Ensuring your travel documents are in order is a crucial step in guaranteeing a smooth and hassle-free adventure. 

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return.

 

If you are over 67, you should have a thorough medical check-up before your trip. Make your doctor aware that this is a trip involving physical exertion and moving off the beaten track. 

It is important that you fill in all parts of the registration form (especially where we ask for information about health and allergies), and let us know if there is anything we need to be aware of before and during the trip. Relevant health information that may have an impact on the tour must also be communicated to the guide at the start of the tour. NOTE - If you are on regular medication, have known allergies or the like, you must always have your personal medication with you.

Additional Information

It is important to check whether the departure is guaranteed or not before booking your international flights for the trip. On each departure, we must have a minimum number of confirmed participants before we can guarantee the departure.

We mostly stay in tourist-class hotels of a good standard, with private shower and toilet. One night is spent in a sleeping compartment on the train from Hanoi.

It is not always easy to get hold of gluten-free wholemeal bread, lactose-free alternatives or to accommodate other dietary requirements.  On this trip there is a lot of light bread for breakfast and lunch. Enter in the registration form if you have allergies and we will try to accommodate as best we can. We would still recommend that those who have special food needs (and those who need extra nutrition for their packed lunch) bring some alternatives in the form of, for example, a pack of crackers, energy bars or similar that you know you can eat.

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Day 1:Welcome to Vietnam!

Airfare is not included in this tour, so you are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from Vietnam. The first day is unscheduled, allowing you to arrive in Hanoi at your convenience. Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport(Hanoi), one of our representatives will greet you in the arrivals hall and accompany you to our charming hotel for the night. Here, you will meet the guide and the rest of the group. In the evening we have dinner at one of Hanoi's many exciting restaurants. And speaking of dinner, we have a lot of extremely good things in store for the next few weeks. Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the best in the world!

Airfare is not included in this tour, so you are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from Vietnam. The first day is unscheduled, allowing you to arrive in Hanoi at your convenience. Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport(Hanoi), one of our representatives will greet you in the arrivals hall and accompany you to our charming hotel for the night. Here, you will meet the guide and the rest of the group. In the evening we have dinner at one of Hanoi's many exciting restaurants. And speaking of dinner, we have a lot of extremely good things in store for the next few weeks. Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the best in the world!

Hotel

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Day 2:Sightseeing in Hanoi

Today we will spend the whole day exploring Vietnam's capital, and try to familiarize ourselves a little with the country's culture, ethnic groups and history. We will visit the Temple of Literature, which is the country's oldest university with roots dating back to the 13th century, we will see Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, and visit the women's museum. After lunch, we visit the ancient Tran Quoc Pagoda, located on the shores of Ho Tay Lake, before taking a deep breath and plunging into the labyrinth of small shopping streets that make up the Old Town, with its distinctive architecture and lots of craft shops, and buildings from the colonial era alongside modern concrete blocks. In the evening we go to the railway station and board the night train south.

Today we will spend the whole day exploring Vietnam's capital, and try to familiarize ourselves a little with the country's culture, ethnic groups and history. We will visit the Temple of Literature, which is the country's oldest university with roots dating back to the 13th century, we will see Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, and visit the women's museum. After lunch, we visit the ancient Tran Quoc Pagoda, located on the shores of Ho Tay Lake, before taking a deep breath and plunging into the labyrinth of small shopping streets that make up the Old Town, with its distinctive architecture and lots of craft shops, and buildings from the colonial era alongside modern concrete blocks. In the evening we go to the railway station and board the night train south.

Night Train

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Day 3:Imperial gardens of Hue

Our train arrives in the early morning at the central station in the imperial city of Hue. Here our local guides warmly welcome us and transfer us to our hotel, our home for the next two nights, where we settle in, stow our belongings, and change into cycling attire. Next, we acquaint ourselves with the bicycles that will accompany us on our journey for the following eight days. After ensuring everything is in proper working order, we embark on a leisurely excursion to the nearby local market. Here, amidst the bustling Vietnamese daily life, we marvel at the vibrant array of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and fish. Our exploration continues with a visit to a traditional garden house in the charming village of Phu Mong Kim Long, before venturing through the ancient districts of Hue toward the awe-inspiring Imperial Citadel, a revered UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, we enjoy dinner in a serene garden setting, where the owner treats us to a traditional meal showcasing the timeless flavors of Hue cuisine.

Our train arrives in the early morning at the central station in the imperial city of Hue. Here our local guides warmly welcome us and transfer us to our hotel, our home for the next two nights, where we settle in, stow our belongings, and change into cycling attire. Next, we acquaint ourselves with the bicycles that will accompany us on our journey for the following eight days. After ensuring everything is in proper working order, we embark on a leisurely excursion to the nearby local market. Here, amidst the bustling Vietnamese daily life, we marvel at the vibrant array of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and fish. Our exploration continues with a visit to a traditional garden house in the charming village of Phu Mong Kim Long, before venturing through the ancient districts of Hue toward the awe-inspiring Imperial Citadel, a revered UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, we enjoy dinner in a serene garden setting, where the owner treats us to a traditional meal showcasing the timeless flavors of Hue cuisine.

Hotel

B,L,D

20 km

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Day 4:Emperors and incense

After breakfast we are driven to a quiet place where our bikes are ready. The cycling tour starts for the day, and we will take in the mighty mausoleums of two of the great emperors along the way. We cross the river both via a floating bridge and a local ferry. After lunch, we continue cycling along a country road to one of the craft villages in the area, which specializes in incense sticks. We are back at the hotel in the afternoon, and have dinner together at a nice restaurant in the evening.

After breakfast we are driven to a quiet place where our bikes are ready. The cycling tour starts for the day, and we will take in the mighty mausoleums of two of the great emperors along the way. We cross the river both via a floating bridge and a local ferry. After lunch, we continue cycling along a country road to one of the craft villages in the area, which specializes in incense sticks. We are back at the hotel in the afternoon, and have dinner together at a nice restaurant in the evening.

Hotel

B,L,D

35 km

landscape, rice fields in Vietnam

Day 5:From Hue to Hoi An

After breakfast, we cycle from the hotel, through Hue's country outskirts and green rice paddies in the direction of the Chinese ornate Thanh Toan Bridge. Then towards the Truong Ha Bridge located by the beautiful Tam Giang Lagoon. We stop along the way in a village that specializes in mushroom cultivation. This part of today's stage is known as the most spectacular rural area in all of Vietnam. We cycle along the coast road through small fishing villages, stopping at a huge, fantastic cemetery known as the "City of Ghosts", and at a village that makes fish sauce. After a good morning leg on the bike, we meet our bus which takes us past a busy stretch to Lang Co beach where we have lunch. We take a break with the opportunity for some relaxation, sunbathing, and a splash in the azure water on Lang Co's beaches before we set off on the Hai Van Pass, an eleven kilometer long mountain road that is now almost free of traffic thanks to the new tunnel. The stretch is completely manageable, and the view is absolutely fantastic! We use our bus for the last stretch to the old town of Hoi An, a historic port and trading post where we spend the next three nights. This city is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and has many good restaurants at all price levels.

After breakfast, we cycle from the hotel, through Hue's country outskirts and green rice paddies in the direction of the Chinese ornate Thanh Toan Bridge. Then towards the Truong Ha Bridge located by the beautiful Tam Giang Lagoon. We stop along the way in a village that specializes in mushroom cultivation. This part of today's stage is known as the most spectacular rural area in all of Vietnam. We cycle along the coast road through small fishing villages, stopping at a huge, fantastic cemetery known as the "City of Ghosts", and at a village that makes fish sauce. After a good morning leg on the bike, we meet our bus which takes us past a busy stretch to Lang Co beach where we have lunch. We take a break with the opportunity for some relaxation, sunbathing, and a splash in the azure water on Lang Co's beaches before we set off on the Hai Van Pass, an eleven kilometer long mountain road that is now almost free of traffic thanks to the new tunnel. The stretch is completely manageable, and the view is absolutely fantastic! We use our bus for the last stretch to the old town of Hoi An, a historic port and trading post where we spend the next three nights. This city is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and has many good restaurants at all price levels.

Hotel

B,L,D

81 km

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Day 6:Rice paper and temples in My Son

Today we have a relatively easy bike ride west to the My Son World Heritage Site, a complex of thousand-year-old Hindu temples. We ride mainly on quiet and flat roads along the banks of the Thu Bon River. After seven kilometers we cross the river with a local ferry, and take a break with refreshments a little before we are half way. At the start of the next stage, we have to cross a couple of busy main roads before we follow quiet back roads to My Son. Along the way, we stop for some snacks with a local family and see how they make a living from making rice paper - you can try it yourself if you want! We eat lunch in a private home, where all the lunch ingredients are sourced from an area of 2 kilometers from their home - here we are really talking locally sourced food! Incidentally, the owner here was a Vietcong soldier during the Vietnam War - or the American War, as they say here. After lunch, the guide shows us the wonderful towers that were built by the Cham people many centuries ago - we still do not fully know the origin and significance of these. In the afternoon we take our bus back to Hoi An.

Today we have a relatively easy bike ride west to the My Son World Heritage Site, a complex of thousand-year-old Hindu temples. We ride mainly on quiet and flat roads along the banks of the Thu Bon River. After seven kilometers we cross the river with a local ferry, and take a break with refreshments a little before we are half way. At the start of the next stage, we have to cross a couple of busy main roads before we follow quiet back roads to My Son. Along the way, we stop for some snacks with a local family and see how they make a living from making rice paper - you can try it yourself if you want! We eat lunch in a private home, where all the lunch ingredients are sourced from an area of 2 kilometers from their home - here we are really talking locally sourced food! Incidentally, the owner here was a Vietcong soldier during the Vietnam War - or the American War, as they say here. After lunch, the guide shows us the wonderful towers that were built by the Cham people many centuries ago - we still do not fully know the origin and significance of these. In the afternoon we take our bus back to Hoi An.

Hotel

B,L,D

48 km

HOI AN, VIETNAM - NOVEMBER 21, 2018: Hoian Ancient town houses.

Day 7:Free day in Hoi An

Today, we take a break from the saddles of our bicycles. You have the freedom to spend the day as you please, whether you prefer relaxation or further exploration of Hoi An - or perhaps a bit of both. Here's a tip: consider visiting one of the city's renowned tailors for a memorable experience and a custom outfit.

Today, we take a break from the saddles of our bicycles. You have the freedom to spend the day as you please, whether you prefer relaxation or further exploration of Hoi An - or perhaps a bit of both. Here's a tip: consider visiting one of the city's renowned tailors for a memorable experience and a custom outfit.

Hotel

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Day 8:South towards historic My Lai

Today we start from the hotel and cycle south. We stay along the coast today, and have lunch on the beach - with a dip for those who wish. After today's cycling stage, we are picked up and driven to the scene of the infamous My Lai massacre, where 550 villagers, mostly women and children, were killed by American soldiers in March 1968. As of today, this is a museum and a memorial to the atrocities, where silence prevails. In the afternoon we are driven to our hotel in the city of Quang Ngai..

Today we start from the hotel and cycle south. We stay along the coast today, and have lunch on the beach - with a dip for those who wish. After today's cycling stage, we are picked up and driven to the scene of the infamous My Lai massacre, where 550 villagers, mostly women and children, were killed by American soldiers in March 1968. As of today, this is a museum and a memorial to the atrocities, where silence prevails. In the afternoon we are driven to our hotel in the city of Quang Ngai..

Hotel

B,L,D

70 km

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Day 9:Through villages to Quy Nhon

Today the intense cycling starts, so there will be an early breakfast! We first drive our bus to the starting point, about ten miles south of My Lai. The first leg takes us along the coast from Binh Duong on a country road through small villages, far away from the busy main roads. There will be plenty of opportunities to get off the bike and experience the hospitality and curiosity of the Vietnamese. The roads can be quite bumpy, so it is not certain that our escort bus can follow us all the way. Finally we arrive at Tuy Phuoc, 9 kilometers from our final destination Quy Nhon. You can also cycle the last stretch if you want, but it's just as well to hop on the bus as the road is quite busy here.

Today the intense cycling starts, so there will be an early breakfast! We first drive our bus to the starting point, about ten miles south of My Lai. The first leg takes us along the coast from Binh Duong on a country road through small villages, far away from the busy main roads. There will be plenty of opportunities to get off the bike and experience the hospitality and curiosity of the Vietnamese. The roads can be quite bumpy, so it is not certain that our escort bus can follow us all the way. Finally we arrive at Tuy Phuoc, 9 kilometers from our final destination Quy Nhon. You can also cycle the last stretch if you want, but it's just as well to hop on the bus as the road is quite busy here.

Hotel

B,L,D

70 km

Woman in a rice hat riding a bicycle in a ricefield near Lac Vil

Day 10:Fra Quy Nhon til Nha Trang

Another early breakfast and bus transfer away from the busy main road. We start cycling from a point about 20 kilometers north of the town of Tuy Hoa, which we pass through. We then cross the river Da Rang via an old bridge that can only take cars or minibuses, but is perfect for cycling! We continue through small settlements and villages with vegetable gardens and flowers, while piglets and kids run across the path on our way. The sight of us is probably as exotic to them as they are to us, so we will probably receive many hospitable invitations. The last stage is great, but quite tough with some steep uphills. Here you have a fantastic view of the sea on the left and the mountains on the right. We end up in Vung Ro which was a secret port for the ZERO vessels used to transport food, weapons and ammunition from the North. As we approach the highway, we jump in our bus and drive towards Nha Trang where we will spend the night.

Another early breakfast and bus transfer away from the busy main road. We start cycling from a point about 20 kilometers north of the town of Tuy Hoa, which we pass through. We then cross the river Da Rang via an old bridge that can only take cars or minibuses, but is perfect for cycling! We continue through small settlements and villages with vegetable gardens and flowers, while piglets and kids run across the path on our way. The sight of us is probably as exotic to them as they are to us, so we will probably receive many hospitable invitations. The last stage is great, but quite tough with some steep uphills. Here you have a fantastic view of the sea on the left and the mountains on the right. We end up in Vung Ro which was a secret port for the ZERO vessels used to transport food, weapons and ammunition from the North. As we approach the highway, we jump in our bus and drive towards Nha Trang where we will spend the night.

Hotel

B,L,D

70 km

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Day 11:Sheep, grapefruit and the last day on the bicycle seat

We get an early bus transfer out of town to avoid the worst of the traffic. We cycle south for two hours, and reach Vinh Hy (approx. 30 km) after some hilly terrain. We have lunch by the coast, before jumping back on the bikes for a final leg through grapefruit plantations and sheep pastures. We retire from our bike seats after about sixty kilometers, and drive the last stretch to our final destination, Mui Ne, which has one of Vietnam's most beautiful beaches. Here we check into our beach front hotel for a well earned rest.

We get an early bus transfer out of town to avoid the worst of the traffic. We cycle south for two hours, and reach Vinh Hy (approx. 30 km) after some hilly terrain. We have lunch by the coast, before jumping back on the bikes for a final leg through grapefruit plantations and sheep pastures. We retire from our bike seats after about sixty kilometers, and drive the last stretch to our final destination, Mui Ne, which has one of Vietnam's most beautiful beaches. Here we check into our beach front hotel for a well earned rest.

Hotel

B,L,D

60 km

Beach Scene

Day 12:Beach life in Mui Ne

Our accommodations rest snugly along the sandy shores of Mui Ne, renowned for its vast sand dunes embraced by swaying palm trees and seaside eateries. Here, you're invited to unwind, take a dip in the azure waters, and savor the delights of numerous beachside restaurants - indulge in whatever your heart desires.

Our accommodations rest snugly along the sandy shores of Mui Ne, renowned for its vast sand dunes embraced by swaying palm trees and seaside eateries. Here, you're invited to unwind, take a dip in the azure waters, and savor the delights of numerous beachside restaurants - indulge in whatever your heart desires.

Hotel

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Day 13:From the beach to the big city

We have the day at our disposal until our driver picks us up at the hotel for a roughly 4-hour bus ride to Ho Chi Minh City. Here we will spend the evening strolling about the charming hustle and bustle of one of Vietnam's most exciting and vibrant cities.

We have the day at our disposal until our driver picks us up at the hotel for a roughly 4-hour bus ride to Ho Chi Minh City. Here we will spend the evening strolling about the charming hustle and bustle of one of Vietnam's most exciting and vibrant cities.

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Day 14:Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast we get half a day sightseeing in Vietnam's largest city, where we visit the War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office (designed by none other than Gustave Eiffel), the Imperial Temple and the huge Ben Thanh Market before being transferred back to our hotel where we say goodbye to Vietnam and all the new friends we have made along the way. Participants then have the freedom to organize their onward journeys, whether it is on the way to the airport and home or going to yet another exotic destination. You can be sure we have plenty of suggestions to get you inspired!

After breakfast we get half a day sightseeing in Vietnam's largest city, where we visit the War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office (designed by none other than Gustave Eiffel), the Imperial Temple and the huge Ben Thanh Market before being transferred back to our hotel where we say goodbye to Vietnam and all the new friends we have made along the way. Participants then have the freedom to organize their onward journeys, whether it is on the way to the airport and home or going to yet another exotic destination. You can be sure we have plenty of suggestions to get you inspired!

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Airfare is not included in this tour, so you are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from Vietnam. The first day is unscheduled, allowing you to arrive in Hanoi at your convenience. Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport(Hanoi), one of our representatives will greet you in the arrivals hall and accompany you to our charming hotel for the night. Here, you will meet the guide and the rest of the group. In the evening we have dinner at one of Hanoi's many exciting restaurants. And speaking of dinner, we have a lot of extremely good things in store for the next few weeks. Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the best in the world!

Hotel

-,-,D

Today we will spend the whole day exploring Vietnam's capital, and try to familiarize ourselves a little with the country's culture, ethnic groups and history. We will visit the Temple of Literature, which is the country's oldest university with roots dating back to the 13th century, we will see Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, and visit the women's museum. After lunch, we visit the ancient Tran Quoc Pagoda, located on the shores of Ho Tay Lake, before taking a deep breath and plunging into the labyrinth of small shopping streets that make up the Old Town, with its distinctive architecture and lots of craft shops, and buildings from the colonial era alongside modern concrete blocks. In the evening we go to the railway station and board the night train south.

Night Train

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Our train arrives in the early morning at the central station in the imperial city of Hue. Here our local guides warmly welcome us and transfer us to our hotel, our home for the next two nights, where we settle in, stow our belongings, and change into cycling attire. Next, we acquaint ourselves with the bicycles that will accompany us on our journey for the following eight days. After ensuring everything is in proper working order, we embark on a leisurely excursion to the nearby local market. Here, amidst the bustling Vietnamese daily life, we marvel at the vibrant array of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and fish. Our exploration continues with a visit to a traditional garden house in the charming village of Phu Mong Kim Long, before venturing through the ancient districts of Hue toward the awe-inspiring Imperial Citadel, a revered UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, we enjoy dinner in a serene garden setting, where the owner treats us to a traditional meal showcasing the timeless flavors of Hue cuisine.

Hotel

B,L,D

20 km

After breakfast we are driven to a quiet place where our bikes are ready. The cycling tour starts for the day, and we will take in the mighty mausoleums of two of the great emperors along the way. We cross the river both via a floating bridge and a local ferry. After lunch, we continue cycling along a country road to one of the craft villages in the area, which specializes in incense sticks. We are back at the hotel in the afternoon, and have dinner together at a nice restaurant in the evening.

Hotel

B,L,D

35 km

After breakfast, we cycle from the hotel, through Hue's country outskirts and green rice paddies in the direction of the Chinese ornate Thanh Toan Bridge. Then towards the Truong Ha Bridge located by the beautiful Tam Giang Lagoon. We stop along the way in a village that specializes in mushroom cultivation. This part of today's stage is known as the most spectacular rural area in all of Vietnam. We cycle along the coast road through small fishing villages, stopping at a huge, fantastic cemetery known as the "City of Ghosts", and at a village that makes fish sauce. After a good morning leg on the bike, we meet our bus which takes us past a busy stretch to Lang Co beach where we have lunch. We take a break with the opportunity for some relaxation, sunbathing, and a splash in the azure water on Lang Co's beaches before we set off on the Hai Van Pass, an eleven kilometer long mountain road that is now almost free of traffic thanks to the new tunnel. The stretch is completely manageable, and the view is absolutely fantastic! We use our bus for the last stretch to the old town of Hoi An, a historic port and trading post where we spend the next three nights. This city is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and has many good restaurants at all price levels.

Hotel

B,L,D

81 km

Today we have a relatively easy bike ride west to the My Son World Heritage Site, a complex of thousand-year-old Hindu temples. We ride mainly on quiet and flat roads along the banks of the Thu Bon River. After seven kilometers we cross the river with a local ferry, and take a break with refreshments a little before we are half way. At the start of the next stage, we have to cross a couple of busy main roads before we follow quiet back roads to My Son. Along the way, we stop for some snacks with a local family and see how they make a living from making rice paper - you can try it yourself if you want! We eat lunch in a private home, where all the lunch ingredients are sourced from an area of 2 kilometers from their home - here we are really talking locally sourced food! Incidentally, the owner here was a Vietcong soldier during the Vietnam War - or the American War, as they say here. After lunch, the guide shows us the wonderful towers that were built by the Cham people many centuries ago - we still do not fully know the origin and significance of these. In the afternoon we take our bus back to Hoi An.

Hotel

B,L,D

48 km

Today, we take a break from the saddles of our bicycles. You have the freedom to spend the day as you please, whether you prefer relaxation or further exploration of Hoi An - or perhaps a bit of both. Here's a tip: consider visiting one of the city's renowned tailors for a memorable experience and a custom outfit.

Hotel

B,-,-

Today we start from the hotel and cycle south. We stay along the coast today, and have lunch on the beach - with a dip for those who wish. After today's cycling stage, we are picked up and driven to the scene of the infamous My Lai massacre, where 550 villagers, mostly women and children, were killed by American soldiers in March 1968. As of today, this is a museum and a memorial to the atrocities, where silence prevails. In the afternoon we are driven to our hotel in the city of Quang Ngai..

Hotel

B,L,D

70 km

Today the intense cycling starts, so there will be an early breakfast! We first drive our bus to the starting point, about ten miles south of My Lai. The first leg takes us along the coast from Binh Duong on a country road through small villages, far away from the busy main roads. There will be plenty of opportunities to get off the bike and experience the hospitality and curiosity of the Vietnamese. The roads can be quite bumpy, so it is not certain that our escort bus can follow us all the way. Finally we arrive at Tuy Phuoc, 9 kilometers from our final destination Quy Nhon. You can also cycle the last stretch if you want, but it's just as well to hop on the bus as the road is quite busy here.

Hotel

B,L,D

70 km

Another early breakfast and bus transfer away from the busy main road. We start cycling from a point about 20 kilometers north of the town of Tuy Hoa, which we pass through. We then cross the river Da Rang via an old bridge that can only take cars or minibuses, but is perfect for cycling! We continue through small settlements and villages with vegetable gardens and flowers, while piglets and kids run across the path on our way. The sight of us is probably as exotic to them as they are to us, so we will probably receive many hospitable invitations. The last stage is great, but quite tough with some steep uphills. Here you have a fantastic view of the sea on the left and the mountains on the right. We end up in Vung Ro which was a secret port for the ZERO vessels used to transport food, weapons and ammunition from the North. As we approach the highway, we jump in our bus and drive towards Nha Trang where we will spend the night.

Hotel

B,L,D

70 km

We get an early bus transfer out of town to avoid the worst of the traffic. We cycle south for two hours, and reach Vinh Hy (approx. 30 km) after some hilly terrain. We have lunch by the coast, before jumping back on the bikes for a final leg through grapefruit plantations and sheep pastures. We retire from our bike seats after about sixty kilometers, and drive the last stretch to our final destination, Mui Ne, which has one of Vietnam's most beautiful beaches. Here we check into our beach front hotel for a well earned rest.

Hotel

B,L,D

60 km

Our accommodations rest snugly along the sandy shores of Mui Ne, renowned for its vast sand dunes embraced by swaying palm trees and seaside eateries. Here, you're invited to unwind, take a dip in the azure waters, and savor the delights of numerous beachside restaurants - indulge in whatever your heart desires.

Hotel

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We have the day at our disposal until our driver picks us up at the hotel for a roughly 4-hour bus ride to Ho Chi Minh City. Here we will spend the evening strolling about the charming hustle and bustle of one of Vietnam's most exciting and vibrant cities.

Hotel

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After breakfast we get half a day sightseeing in Vietnam's largest city, where we visit the War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office (designed by none other than Gustave Eiffel), the Imperial Temple and the huge Ben Thanh Market before being transferred back to our hotel where we say goodbye to Vietnam and all the new friends we have made along the way. Participants then have the freedom to organize their onward journeys, whether it is on the way to the airport and home or going to yet another exotic destination. You can be sure we have plenty of suggestions to get you inspired!

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What's included in the price

Included

All transport according to the program

 shared double room

As specified in the program

Trek bicycles (Trek 4300 etc.)

On cycling days

With air conditioning, on cycling days

Not Included

It is important to check whether the departure is guaranteed or not before you book your flight tickets for the journey. On each departure, we must have a minimum number of confirmed participants before we can guarantee the departure.

For local guides and drivers. Tips are a normal and expected part of being a tourist in many of the destinations we visit. This is given in cash during the tour, and therefore cannot be included in the tour price.

See specifications in the program

Except for water on the cycling days

On request. Does not apply to the night train

Terms and Conditions 

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is indicative and changes may occur. We also refer to our general travel conditions.

Travel Insurance 

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any transport home. read more about travel insurance.

Guides

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Clothing

We recommend thin wool.

With padding.

Fleece or wool. 

Waterproof jacket and pants.

Full-finger gloves, for protection.

Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Remember new/extra batteries.

Personal medicines and, for example, band-aids, blister plaster, sports tape, throat lozenges, nasal drops, Paracetamol/Ibuprofen, stomach regulators, etc.
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

High SPF, 30-50. Remember chapstick for lips and nose. 

A solid pair, with dark glass. With a cord to hang around the neck.

Passport, tickets, bank card, proof of vaccination andproof of insurance. Remember to have a copy of important documents on your phone and/or somewhere in your bag. 

Recommended

Clothing

Thin, ultra light.

For evenings and leasure days.

To cover knees and shoulders before visiting temples.

Equipment

If you dont like biking with a backpack. The pack has to fit on the handlebar.

Toilet paper, antibac, and waste bags for the paper. Remember leave no trace.

Need to fit in a standard bottle holder on the bike.

If you are used to and prefer this. 

Packing Tips

The climate in Vietnam can vary greatly from north to south, and from season to season. There will probably be little rain, but if we get a real shower we can take refuge in the support vehicle. Temperatures can exceed 30C during the day.

Pack as little and as light as possible, preferably in a backpack or bag. Bring light, airy clothes and good footwear. If it rains, it can get a bit chilly, so it's practical to have a thin wool sweater/wool shirt for such days. Rain jacket is a must, a thin/light one works well. When we cycle, you must bring what you need during the day in a small daypack (rainwear, camera/mobile phone, sun cream, caps etc.). We load the rest of the luggage into the bus/car. You do not have access to the main luggage itself until the next accommodation.

If you want to use click-in pedals, you must bring your own pedals and shoes. In addition, the seats can be a little hard, and you may want to bring a gel seat cover for more comfort.

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Testimonial

"Fantastic trip in a fantastic country. Great guides, both Ann Kristin and the locals who led us safely all the way. Accommodation and food were impeccable. Information was top notch from the office and the bikes couldn't be better."

– Jørn, 2019