Saigon Cycle To Hanoi – 14 Days

Bicycle is the best way to travel from Saigon to Hanoi, if you have the right guide to show you the hidden back roads. Known to many as simply the site of the French and American wars, this is actually a beautiful country, with many kilometers of stunning beaches, dramatic coastal roads and spectacular scenery stretching from the South to the North. This trips is never far from a beach and we stay in comfortable hotels to make this one of our most cushy adventure tours. Join to discover the real Vietnam, by bicycle!

Day 01: Saigon – Dalat (L/D) (Cycle 30 km) – 22nd  May 2014
Pick up at your hotel in Saigon .Enjoy 2 hours driving to Dong Nai province. Ride through coffee plantation, pepper on hilly country roads in surounding area of Nam Cat Tien park. Have in Madagui and have another stop at Bao Loc, the homeland of coffee and green tea. Enjoy delicious speciality snack, coffee and tea. Then have a transfer to Dalat.

Day 02: Dalat – Nha Trang (B/L/) (Cycle 80-100 km) – 23rd   May 2014
Start to ride from your hotel in Dalat. Ride through majestic mountains and valleys. Have a picnic lunch in Khank Vinh town. In the afternoon, we ride on backroads through villages to Dien Khanh where we get on a van/bus for a short trip to Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 03: Nha Trang – Qui Nhon (B/L/D) (Cycle 60 km) – 24th  May 2014
Visit the Po Nagar Cham tower in city of Nha Trang and have a transfer out of Nha Trang city, pedal on quiet country roads through rice paddies and beautiful village coastal roads. Enjoy lunch on the beach,then continue pedaling on back roads through fishing farms and villages to Tuy Hoa. Transfer 2 hours to Qui Nhon city.

Day 04: Qui Nhon – Quang Ngai (B/L/D) (Cycle 80 km) – 25th  May 2014
Transfer 30 minutes of out busy city of Qui Nhon. Begin with cycling through rice-paddy to mountain areas. Cycle past many little villages to ocean roads. Today you will have the opportunity to admire beautiful coastal roads. In the afternoon, cycle uphill through mountains, rice fields, and coconut plantations. Transfer by bus/van in the late afternoon to Quang Ngai.

Day 05: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (B/L/) (Cycle 80 km) – 26th  May 2014
Have breakfast at the hotel start to ride to My Lai village from the hotel. Have a short visit and talk to locals about the massacre of more than 504 locals in 1968.  Continue riding 35 km on hilly roads before having lunch in town. After lunch, ride on back roads, passing by white sand dunes.  Cycle on broken track trails along the ocean to fish farms. Then continue biking to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 06: Hoi An  – My Son (B/L/) (Cycle 40 km) – 27th  May 2014
Ride from Hoi An to visit My Son the capital of the Champa Kingdom. Stop to visit Thanh Ha ceramic & pottery factory before riding on rural roads to My Son. Transfer back to Hoi An for lunch in the afternoon. Stay one more night in Hoi An

Day 07: Hoi An – Hue (B/L/) (Cycle 80 km) – 28th  May 2014
Van/bus takes you out Hoi An, have a little time to warm up your body before pedaling uphill to the peak of Hai Van pass. Then travel by back roads to the ocean, cycling through fishing villages and an ancient burial-ground of Hue (called a “ghost city” by the locals), to Hue city. Another option, keep biking on a little country roads to Hue city.

Day 08: Hue – Phong Nha Cave  (B/L/D) (Cycle 55 km) – 29th  May 2014
Ride to visit the forbidden city, the capital of Vietnam from the 17th to 20th centuries, continue riding on single track trails to visit the Thien Mu pagoda before transfer out of Hue to Dong Ha and the afternoon we will cycling on Ho Chi Minh Trails to Phong Nha National Park .

Day 09: Phong Nha Cave  – Huong Khe (B/L/D) (Cycle 70 km) – 30th  May 2014
Explore Phong Nha Cave in the early morning. Continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Huong Khe . Ride nearly 70 km winding roads up the Truong Son mountain range to Phong Nha. From here, if time permitting–cycle gentle rolling hills to Huong Ke Town .

Day 10 : Huong Khe – Vinh City (B/L/D) (Cycle 70 km) –31st   May 2014
In the morning, ride to Dong Loc, the T-junction, which has become unforgettable memorial history in the country during 1964-1972, when soldiers, young volunteers, cadres, and workers guaranteed safe transport to the battlefield. Many people from different localities laid down their lives. In particular, the death of 10 young volunteer girls at Dong Loc T-junction has come to symbolize the patriotism of the era. Now, Dong Loc T-junction relic has become a commemorative area for the national young volunteer force. In the afternoon, ride to Vinh City .

Day 11 : Vinh City – Thai Hoa (B/L/D) (Cycle 70 km) – 1st June 2014
Today, we have a chance to visit Uncle Ho’s house. Nam Dan district, Kiem Lien village is not only the homeland of Ho Chi Minh but also the hometown of many anti-colonist leaders. Ride on the new Ho Chi Minh highway to Kiem Lien village via Tan Ky and Do Luong. Visit Uncle Ho house in the afternoon, have a short drive to Thai Hoa Town. Overnight in Thai Hoa Hotel.

Day 12 : Thai Hoa – Cam Thuy (Cycle 80 km ) ( B/L/D ) – 2nd  June 2014
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 Thai Hoa to Cam Thuy 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 lunch en route. Overnight in Cam Thuy hotel .

Day 13 : Cam Thuy – Mai Chau (Cycle 90 km ) ( B , L , D ) – 3rd  June 2014

Breakfast at the local restaurant and cycling through  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. . Arrive Mai Chau  villages and overnight in the home stay of  white Thai ethnic.

Day 14 : Mai Chau – Hanoi  ( B , L  ) – 4th  June 2014
Breakfast and short cycling around the Thai villages  and transfer to Cao Phong  picturesque landscapes. Stop to  cycle to Bai Chao village via Kim Boi hot spring  and Bai Chao villages .Lunch at local restaurant.cycling to Luong Son . Transfer by van to hotel in Hanoi . Overnight in Hanoi AST 3* hotel . End The Tour .

Tour Price  In USD per person :  2.095  Usd / pax

Single Room :   345  usd / pax

Group Size : Min from 2 – Max 10 Travelers

Departure Date : Guarantee departure.

Inclusive of
Support Air conditioned bus/van
Truck to carry bikes ( for group tour )
English speaking cum biking tour guide
Entrance fees
Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Mountain bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic/Doctor(10 travelers)
Water, snacks, cold towers and fresh fruits for cycling day
Accommodation as itinerary in hotel ,guesthouse ,home-stay

Exclusive of:
Travel insurance
Personal expenses , tips for guide and driver
Accommodation in Saigon and in Hanoi after day 14 .

Remark: Depending on weather and road conditions, this itinerary is subject to changes


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