BIKING 11days/10nights HANOI to SAIGON

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Our tour guide will pick you up at the airport and assist with your transfer to your hotel. We’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant and rest up in Hanoi for our adventure on the second day.

Day 2: Hanoi City (B,L)
In the morning, we’ll spend a few hours exploring Hanoi by bus. We’ll see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, his former residence, and the famed one pillar pagoda. Then, we’ll enjoy a cycle tour through the vibrant street scene of Hanoi's Old Quarter. In the afternoon, you’ll receive a full briefing and trip overview for the days to come. We’ll stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Red River 35km (B,L)
We’ll rise early on the third day to witness local life along the lakeshores as we ride through the outskirts of the capital. The route follows the Red River, a fascinating introduction into rural life. After an early dinner back in the city, we’ll transfer to the train station for an overnight ride to Hue. 

Day 4: Hue 40km (B, L)
We’ll arrive in Hue early in the morning and begin cycling through town, across the Perfume River, to Hue's Imperial Citadel. We’ll take some time to explore the sprawling complex, rich with history. Then, we’ll continue cycling through the countryside along dirt tracks to the Mausoleums of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. We’ll ride past relics and ruins and visit the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda. We’ll stay overnight in Hue.

Day 5: Hue - Hoi An 90km (B,L)
The fifth day is an all-encompassing day of Vietnamese cycling. Starting just outside of Hue, the route follows a picturesque, peninsular road to Cau Hai lagoon, which intersects Highway 1 for three intense climbs. After the hard work, you'll be rewarded with lunch and a swim at Lang Co Beach. We’ll climb one more hill in the afternoon - the Hai Van Pass - and then transfer to Hoi An for the night.

Day 6: Hoi An - My Son Heritage 50km (B,L)
We’ll enjoy breakfast in the morning, and then you’ll have a choice for the day’s activities. You may take the day to explore Hoi An ancient town, or you may set out on a challenging back road ride to the outskirts of Hoi An to visit the famous Cham Towers of My Son. Vietnam Bike Tours' ride is through a remote area where very few tourists venture, and is surrounded by stunning views. You will arrive tired but triumphant and enjoy a picnic lunch before transferring back to Hoi An for dinner.

Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang - Buon Ma Thuot (B,L)
After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll have some free time in Hoi An before cycling side roads via the Marble Mountains to Da Nang. A short afternoon flight will transfer you to the highland of Buon Ma Thuot, where you’ll settle down for the evening. 

Day 8: Buon Ma Thuot – Da Lat 60km (B,L)
The day will begin with a straight ride to Lak Lake. We’ll enjoy lunch, some Elephant riding, and canoeing on the lake. Then, we’ll keep riding on a quiet, hilly road toward Da Lat. The road is shady, but the journey is tough. You’ll be rewarded with cooler temperatures and views of lush green fields as we enter the city.

Day 9: Da Lat - Nam Cat Tien Park 45km (B,L)
In the morning, we’ll enjoy breakfast at hotel and depart for the Da Lat cycling loop. We’ll cycle on quiet back roads in the shadow of Langbian Mountain, stopping en route to visit a flower farm and enjoy great views of Da Lat. Then, we’ll transfer to Cat Tien National Park. At the park, we’ll enjoy some trekking through the Reserved Core Area to see hundreds of years old trees. After dinner, we’ll take a jeep tour to see the night animals of the park and then settle down at the park accommodation.  

Day 10: Nam Cat Tien – Ho Chi Minh City 25km (B,L)
You’ll wake up to the nice songs of native birds and meet the group for breakfast at the park. We’ll cycle and trek a bit to see a Crocodile-filled swamp. Then, we’ll have lunch and board the bus to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh Departure(B)
After breakfast at hotel, we’ll take a tour of the city. You’ll visit the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, Opera House and downtown city center.  We’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then you’ll have some free time to explore the city before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

Inclusive of:
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Support vehicle to carry gear, luggage, first aid
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Train ticket (soft berth) Hanoi - Hue
  • Entrance fees
  • Airport transfer in/out
  • Flight from Da Nang to Buon Ma Thuot
  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel
  • Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All biking gear (bike, helmet, tool kit, water cage)
  • Water, snacks, soft drinks, and fresh fruit on cycling days
  • Accommodation

Exclusive of:
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses

Departure Dates: Daily
Group Size: Maximum of ten cyclists
Price: Rates vary. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs*

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