Without a doubt cycling is one of the finest ways to discover a country where hospitality comes as second nature. Our complete service includes comfortable geared bikes, a support crew and backup vehicle, and nights spent in well appointed hotels where the local cuisine will be sure to delight. Leaving Hanoi, where better than spectacular Ninh Binh and Halong Bay to start this amazing adventure, before heading south to Hue. Pedalling at a steady pace we explore an ever-changing landscape of tranquil highlands, palm fringed beaches and country roads that lead through mango and coconut groves. Stopping at wayside tea stalls, the villagers' curiosity often translates into invitations to visit their homes. We also savour the bustling, cosmopolitan café culture of Ho Chi Minh City on this unforgettable adventure.
|DAY 1||Join Hanoi|
|DAY 2||Cycle to Ninh Binh|
|DAY 3||Transfer to Halong Bay and cruise aboard our comfortable junk|
|DAY 4||Return to Hanoi, overnight train|
|DAY 5||Arrive Hue, cycle the ancient capital|
|DAY 6||Cycle to Hoi An|
|DAY 7||Exploring Hoi An by bike|
|DAYS 8/10||Cycle through rural landscapes, crossing the western highlands, visiting minority groups, passing coffee plantations and National Parks before reaching Buon Ma Thuot|
|DAY 11||Downhill ride to the coastal town of Nha Trang|
|DAY 12||Nha Trang boat ride|
|DAY 13||Fly to Ho Chi Minh City|
|DAY 14||Visit Cu Chi tunnels in morning, afternoon sightseeing|
|DAY 15||In Ho Chi Minh City, trip concludes|
IN 1988 I got an itch to adventure travel and so I tracked down World Expeditions for some advice. 4 weeks later I found myself in Kashmir trekking through the Himalayas on what was to be a life changing adventure.
24 years later I got yet another itch to seek out the wonders of Vietnam and through World Expeditions … experienced yet another ‘time of my life’ on a bicycle trek through Vietnam.
W/E provided the expertise, the on ground knowledge and the love in what they do best, to bring 15 strangers together to experience the majesty of the many delights of a beautiful country that is Vietnam. Over 15 days we cycled, sweated, laughed and ate our way from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city .. and in the process, 15 strangers became 15 friends through a never before never again experience seamlessly staged by the team from WE. The scenery may change but the duty of care from WE is a constant.
Go .. adventure …while you can!!