Vietnam by Bike
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 and reliable hotels. This journey will offer a true insight into the local cuisine and friendly culture that 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 (40km)|
|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 (30km)|
|DAY 6||Cycle to Hoi An (30km)|
|DAY 7||Exploring Hoi An by bike (30km)|
|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. (Total over 3 days -160km)|
|DAY 11||Downhill ride to the coastal town of Nha Trang (60-90km)|
|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|
This tour provides a wonderful opportunity to see more of Vietnam than the 'tourist' areas. A great balance of highland riding and coastal beach areas. Support is always on hand and the riding is relatively easy and enjoyable and comfortable (the gel seat is a must, however). Warm, welcoming attitude from locals with colourful landscapes and lots of "hellos" from the kids as you ride past, so friendly! Accommodation is good and meals provided are cultural and satisfying. A great balance of riding and opportunities to see the sights.