Hanoi Cycle To Hoi An – 7 days

Vietnam is a fascinating country with a distinctive culture and a long and extraordinary history. Although it is often remembered most for its wars, modern Vietnam has emerged as a proud nation with a people eager to show off the many aspects of their diverse land that make for memorable bicycle touring…

Day 01: Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau  
7:30AM pick up at your hotel, check out and drive to Mai Chau through Hoa Binh province. Starting pedal from Luong Son to V- resort and Bai Chao village and continue cycling to Thong Khe Pass .Have lunch on the way then riding on single track through Thai minority villages. Ride past terraced fields and beautiful valleys. Overnight in a stilt-house of Thai-tribe village.

Summary
Cycling Distance : 70 km cycling
Meals : Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Home-Stay

Day 2 : Mai Chau – Cam Thuy – Thanh Hoa

Breakfast in Thai village house before setting off along a spectacularly beautiful river valley towards Hoi Xuan along an undulating tarmac road. The road follows the flow of River Song Ma. This is an old supply route of the HCM Trail that fed the main trail with ammunitions during the American War with Vietnam.. just passing scenes of local village life and rice paddies. ( If time permit we will visit spirit fish stream in Cam Thuy – Thanh hoa province ) .Dinner at the hotel .

Summary
Cycling Distance :  80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Thanh Nhan Hotel

Day 3 : Cam Thuy -Ngoc Lac – Thai Hoa
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 Thai Hoa guesthouse. 80+ km.

Summary
Cycling Distance :  80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Giao Te hotel

Day 4 : Thai Hoa – Vinh – Nghe An
Continue riding the incredible Ho Chi Minh Trail. Have lunch in Lat town. In Kim Lean visit the famous museum and birthplace of Ho Chi Minh in 1890. This province has a reputation for producing charismatic revolutionary leaders; not only Ho Chi Minh but also Phan Boi Chau – another fervent anti colonialist -was born here. Overnight in Nghe An Town. 100 km.

Summary
Cycling Distance : 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Hoa Phuong Do  Hotel

Day 5 : Nghe An – Phong Nha National Park
From Nghe An to Huong Khe the mountains rise and the road winds up, down and along the hillsides. The scenery is spectacular, the road tranquil. Ride up to 80km then transfer the last few km to Phong Nha National Park. The park contains one of the most spectacular caves in Vietnam, It is a true speleological wonder. Visit the cave by boat then wander through the cavern, past the foundations of ancient Cham ruins. Pause to admire the incredible formation of stalactites and stalagmites. Formed approximately 250 million years ago Phong Nha was used as a hospital and ammunition depot during the war, the entrance still showing evidence of fighter aircraft attacks. There are community projects underway with Flora and Fauna International and it may be possible to visit village initiatives and learn more about the forests of the National Park. Overnight at the National Park. 70 km.

Summary
Cycling Distance : 70 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Song Son Hotel

Day 6 : Phong Nha National Park – Hue
Explore Phong Nha Cave in the early morning. Continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh Trail across the DMZ  (better known as the 17th Parallel,) to Cam Lo. The road is now quite flat and makes for good cruising! Stop en route to visit Truong Son Cemetary, a memorial to the tens of thousands of North Vietnamese soldiers who were killed in the Truong Son Mountains along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.  Fourteen miles further on is the town of Cam Lo – the Trail here intersects a strategic feeder road (H9) from Dong Ha and at this junction part of  the Ho Chi Minh Trail heads across country into Laos. We finish our exploration of the Ho Chi Minh trail here. This is where we end the cycling section of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Transfer to Hue visiting war relics en route. Overnight Hotel in Hue. 60 km.

Summary
Cycling Distance : 80 km
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Hue DMZ hotel

Day 7 : Hue – Hoi An
Hue was the capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty of emperors from 1802 till 1945. In the morning cycle to the elaborate mausoleums of Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh along the banks of the Perfume River . Leave Hue in the afternoon for the ancient trading port of Hoi An 120km to the south via the spectacular Pass of Ocean Clouds . Arrive in Hoi An late afternoon and transfer to hotel. Visit Hoi An’s historic town centre or perhaps cycle to Cua Dai Beach 5km away. Overnight in Hoi An. Say good bye your team . End The Tour

Summary
Cycling Distance : 40 km
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch
Accommodation : Thien Trung  hotel

Hanoi Cycle To Hoi An – 7 days

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Trip price includes:

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Trek bicycle with helmet
  • Support Van or Bus , Truck transportation for group
  • Service charges, rooms tax and handling fees
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy at hotel, guesthouse
  • Meals as indicated in program,B=Breakfast , L=Lunches ,D=Dinner
  • Cold water box, small fresh towel , Mineral water , Fruits
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
  • Boat to visit Phong Nha cave

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  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation in Hanoi
  • Private expenses , tips
  • Drinks and Beverage
  • All other services not mentioned as inclusive

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