An unforgettable north to south cycling tour of vibrant Vietnam

More than 30 million Vietnamese can't be wrong - handle-bar height gives you the best view of Vietnam! Our cycling tour through this mesmerising country provides opportunities to meet the locals and experience their culture in a way that wouldn't otherwise be possible. So come with us and get active as we travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, down country lanes and over spectacular mountain passes. And, of course, all the exercise gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Countries
Vietnam
Themes
Cycling
Code
TVXB
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
314kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Experience historical Hue by bicycle
  • Conquer the spectacular Hai Van Pass
  • Cycle the road less travelled to Quy Nhon
  • Chill out on tranquil Nha Trang beaches
  • Experience the energy of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Be welcomed as guests in a small Vietnamese village

Itinerary

Visit Hanoi’s Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex and prepare for the upcoming adventure.
Farewell Hanoi and travel to Hoa Binh. Cycle out past spectacular karst cliffs and admire the lush Mai Chau valley en route to Cun Pass. Enjoy a homestay in a small village.
Cycle 30 km from Mai Chau to Mai Ha and on to Co Luong. A bus trip then takes us along the Ho Chi Minh Road with a lunch stop before Ninh Binh. If we arrive early in Ninh Binh we can partake in a 30 km cycle in the surrounding areas.
From Ninh Binh, explore Tam Coc and ancient Hoa Lu. Settle in on an overnight train to Hue.
Hop back into the saddle and explore the magnificent tombs, temples, palaces and pagodas of this former imperial capital.
Conquer the Hai Van Pass and be rewarded with stunning coastal views. Continue working those legs cycling to Cua Dai Beach, join a boat tour on Thu Bon River or simply enjoy some rest in historic Hoi An.
Cycle the road less travelled all the way to the beautiful beach and bay of Quy Nhon.
Continue to the coastal haven of Nha Trang. Relax on a boat tour of the many nearby islands and, in free time, why not let a masseur soothe away sore muscles.
Tackle challenging mountain roads or choose to flag down the bus en route to Dalat. Visit the striking Cham Tower, Bao Dai’s Summer Palace and the Hang Nga Crazy House.
Make the journey to Bao Dai's regal summer palace before discovering the wacky and weird architecture of Hang Nga Crazy House. Echoing Gauldi's unconventional designs, and described as a 'fairytale house', explore the twisted tree roots, cave shaped hallways and animal themed rooms of this surreal guesthouse. Pedal to Ke Ga, another delightful seaside village.
After a final two-wheeled stint, arrive in exciting Ho Chi Minh City and take a cyclo tour around some of the city’s famous attractions.
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Inclusions

Meals
13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Bicycle, Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Taxi
Accommodation
Homestay (1 night), Hotel (12 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activites
  • Bao Dai's Summer Palace
  • Cham Tower
  • Hang Nga Crazy House
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum
  • Hoa Lu - Dinh and Le King Temple
  • Hoi An - Ancient town
  • Hue - Imperial citadel
  • Hue - Royal tomb

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Notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. Bike hire is not included in the trip cost. You may choose to bring your own bike or hire one in Hanoi for USD150.
2. As this is an active trip a good level of fitness is required. See Trip Notes for more details.

Important notes

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Cycle Vietnam , April 2015

Cycle Vietnam , April 2015