Cycle Vietnam

15 Days | An unforgettable north to south cycling tour of vibrant Vietnam

5 out of 5 based on 172 reviews submitted.
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More than 30 million Vietnamese can't be wrong... handle-bar height gives you the best view of Vietnam! This cycling tour through a mesmerising country provides opportunities to meet the locals and experience their culture in a way that wouldn't otherwise be possible. So come and get active as you 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.

Trip overview

Map of Cycle Vietnam including Vietnam
Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Theme
Cycling
Destinations
Vietnam
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TVXB
This trip generates 63.03 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • If you love to cycle, to feel the wind in your (helmet-covered) hair and a tropical breeze on your face then this speedy but comprehensive adventure is for you!
  • A bike lets you see Vietnam like never before – you’ll go from road to beaten track to something way beyond.
  • Think of the calories you’ll burn and the appetite you’ll work up cycling around Vietnam’s incredible landscape.
  • This two-wheeled adventure will show you all the different sides of this country – wildlife-filled natural landscapes, small villages, ancient ruins and the region’s liveliest cities.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
  • This trip covers quite some distance – you’ll be cycling for up to 70 kilometres a day on varied terrain, so this trip is for the reasonably fit.
  • You'll be spending one night in a homestay and another on an overnight sleeper train. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to interact with the locals, and get a real sense of Vietnamese daily life.
  • If you feel like doing all the riding but with less effort you'll have the option of hiring an electric bike.

Itinerary

Map of Cycle Vietnam including Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Bicycle (e-bike option available, subject to availability), Support vehicle, Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (12 nights), homestay (1 night), overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Activities
  • Hanoi - KOTO dinner
  • Hanoi - Museum of Ethnology
  • Mai Chau - Pom Coong Village visit & traditional lunch
  • Hoa Lu - Temple of King Dinh and King Le
  • Hue - Imperial City Full Day Tour
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Nha Trang - Po Nagar Cham Tower
  • Hon Mun Island - Snorkelling
  • Nha Trang - Basket boat ride
  • Nha Trang - Boat trip
  • Dalat - Hang Nga Crazy House
Add on activities
  • Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda - Free
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex - VND80000
  • Hanoi - Fine Arts Museum - VND30000
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature - VND70000
  • Hanoi - Women's Museum - VND30000
  • Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison - VND50000
  • Hanoi - Army Museum - VND20000
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD40
  • Hoi An - Food Adventure Urban Adventure - USD44
  • Hoi An - Thu Bon river boat trip - VND100000
  • Hoi An - Private Hoi An: My Son Discovery - USD77
  • Nha Trang - Bao Dai Villa - VND120000
  • Nha Trang - Mud baths - VND280000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel Experience Urban Adventure - USD45
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Discovery Urban Adventure - USD73
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Street Food by Night Urban Adventure - USD36

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Important notes

1. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for train tickets. Fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.
2..A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 3 (Homestay) and Day 5 (Overnight Train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
4. Bike helmets & closed toed shoes are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
5. An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available and they are an 'on request' basis only. A request does not guarantee an e-bike, only a confirmed bookiing. Please ask your agent for more details at the time of booking.
6. Please see your Trip Notes if your departure takes place during Tet, usually in late January/early February. Although we do our best to run trips during Tet as per the scheduled itinerary, it is likely that there will be some changes to transport, accommodation or order of destinations visited.
7.  During the group meeting, your trip leader will ask you if you would like to contribute to the snack kitty. This is $30USD per person and would be used to purchase extra supplies of snacks, including nuts and other energy packed goodies. It is not a compulsory kitty, although will make the purchasing of snacks easier and more convenient for you. You can find out more information from your leader upon arrival.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 172 reviews submitted.
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Matthias · Traveled January 2024
Awesome trip - Vietnam is one of the best countries to travel. The friendliness of the people is phenomenal. The trip is excellently designed, doing it by bike brings you to areas that you would never visit using a car or bus. The mixture of things during this trip was fantastic. Our leader was exceptional and a real difference to our trip - thanks to Loc !!!
Review submitted 02 Feb 2024

Donna · Traveled January 2024
Cycle Vietnam was an amazing, full on adventure from start to finish. The Intrepid leader/support crews ensured the trip and its very well planned itinerary ran like clockwork. Cycling through towns and villages with like minded travellers ensured that we experienced Vietnamese life and its wonderful people to the full.
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

Mark · Traveled January 2024
Simply outstanding, a fantastic mix of cycling and Culture. Challenging enough with 600km of riding but achievable with the expert guidance of the team .
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

Vitaly · Traveled January 2024
Excellent trip that showcases all that Vietnam has to offer while cycling.
Review submitted 19 Jan 2024

Robert · Traveled January 2024
Great adventure
Review submitted 19 Jan 2024
Cycle Vietnam
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EUR €1,921