Complete North To South Cycling Package
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Discovering rural villages along mountains, see the locals and their daily activities.

  •  Visit Mai Chau
  •  Enjoy cycling to the Tam Coc & boat cruise along the river
  • See the Hoi An Ancient Town & the peaceful Hue City
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (-/-/-)

With a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.

Accommodation: May de ville City Centre 2 Hotel or equivalent

Day 2: Hanoi City (B/L/D)

Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, which includes the One Pillar Pagoda and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. For those that wish to, there's a chance to warm up muscles (as well as street sense!) by riding around Hanoi (approx. 25km). There's also time to explore the vibrant Old Quarter - 36 streets where all manner of goods can be found from silks to wood carvings and lacquer ware - it's a bargain hunter's paradise.

Accommodation: May de ville City Centre 2 Hotel or equivalent

Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau (110km) (B/L/D)

Leave Hanoi behind and travel by bus to Hoa Binh.

Riding from Hoa Binh to Cao Phong (40km), we then take the bus for the next section, stopping for lunch at Man Duc. After a short bus ride, we stretch our legs again cycling along the Da River, passing spectacular karst cliffs and admiring the lush panorama of the Mai Chau valley on the way. Today travel by bus, and cycle approximately 70 km on sturdy paths and tracks through small ethnic Thai villages, enjoying the tranquility of the paddy fields and interacting with the local people.

The peaceful town of Mai Chau is situated in a stunningly beautiful valley surrounded by verdant green mountains and is famed for its breathtaking scenery and friendly hilltribe peoples.

Enjoy the local hospitality in our simple stilt-house homestay in the village of Poom Coong. Our amicable hosts will cook you a fabulous home-cooked meal and there may even be a chance to sample some of the local rice wine produced in the region.

Accommodation: Mai Chau Homestay or equivalent

Day 4: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh (30km) (B/L/D)

Cycle 30 km from Mai Chau to Mai Ha and on to Co Luong. A bus trip then takes us along the Ho Chi Minh Road with a lunch stop before Ninh Binh. If we arrive early in Ninh Binh we can partake in a 30 km cycle in the surrounding areas. This is a wonderful chance to see every day rural life in action as well as to take in the beautiful countryside.

Accommodation: Thuy Anh Hotel or equivalent

Day 5: Ninh Binh - Hue

Morning cycle from Ninh Binh to Tam Coc where we visit the Bai Dinh Pagoda in Trang An. We also visit Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam under the 10th-century Dinh Dynasty, where we take a lunch break at the Dinh or the Le Temple (cycling approx. 50 km). A bus takes us back to our hotel where we can use the day room take shower. After an early dinner we transfer to Nam Dinh for night train to Hue.

Board an overnight train bound for Hue (approx. 12 hours). Although conditions are basic, overnight trains are a true experience and the best way to travel long distances with the locals. Sleeper trains typically have four berth compartments (occasionally six berth depending on seasonal variations and group configuration), which have bench seats that convert into sleeping bunks. A sheet, pillow and blanket are provided, although some travellers prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. On occasion, passengers of different genders will be required to share a compartment and there will be occasions where you'll be sharing with local travellers or travellers who are not part of your group. Most trains have a dining carriage serving simple food, but some travellers take the opportunity to stock up on fresh bread, cheese and fruit prior to departure.

Accommodation: Overnight on train

Day 6: Hue Cycling Tour (B/L/D)

As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

Today we ride (approx 25 km) through the fields to visit many of Hue's remarkable sites, including temples, bunkers, tombs, ruins and spectacular scenery.

Visit the Imperial Citadel, including the Forbidden Purple City. The latter was almost totally destroyed during the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive, but the foliage-covered ruins are still atmospheric and the gaping holes left by bombs give an idea of the destruction wreaked upon the country during the war.

The itinerary is flexible and we have ample time for stops along the way to admire the sites. Later kick back in a cafe or restaurant - Hue is famous for its excellent food, so make sure to try local specialities such as 'banh khoai', Hue's answer to the pancake.

Accommodation: Gold 1 Hotel or equivalent

Day 7: Hue – Hoi An (B/L/-)

It's a day of mountainous riding (approx. 80 km in total) and spectacular views as we conquer the Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass on the way to the laidback town of Hoi An. The pass is about 20km (10km each way), with some well-earned breaks along the way to take it all in.

Recently declared a World Heritage site, Hoi An is being beautifully restored and preserved. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of South-East Asia's major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today, parts of Hoi An look exactly as they did more than a century ago and it retains the feel of centuries past, making it the sort of place that grows on you the more you explore it.

It's also a shopping mecca – with much to browse and buy. Choose from original paintings, handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, embroidery, lanterns and more. Hoi An has also become famous for its tailoring, with a great variety of fabrics and tailors to choose from. Bring your favourite piece of clothing or even just a picture, and you'll be able to have it copied.

Accommodation: Lantern Hoi An Hotel or equivalent

Day 8: Hoi An (B/L/D)

You have a free day to ride or to rest - whatever takes your fancy. For those who don't need the rest, there's also the option of biking down to nearby Cua Dai Beach (also known as China Beach) or taking a stroll through fields of rice, sesame, banana and peanuts.

Accommodation: Lantern Hoi An Hotel or equivalent

Day 9: Hoi An – Quy Nhon (B/L/D)

Sitting on the Vietnamese coast, Quy Nhon has great beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, few tourists and a relaxed pace of life. Travel down Highway One for a long day on the road to Quy Nhon, enjoying the scenery of being on a road less travelled by tourists. Cycle from Hoi An to Ha Lam, then drive to Phu My before getting back on the bikes and cycling to Quy Nhon (total cycling: approx. 60 km).

Accommodation: Seagull Hotel or equivalent

Day 10: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang (B/L/-)

Travel one of the most breathtakingly scenic sections of Highway One to Nha Trang (90 km). The road hugs granite cliffs, which fall away into the blue of the South China Sea.

Once referred to as the 'Cannes of the Orient', Nha Trang's sandy palm-lined beach and island-dotted bay still make an idyllic picture, and a cosmopolitan feel prevails in the town itself.

Accommodation: BIDV Hotel Nha Trang or equivalent

Day 11: Nha Trang Snorkeling (B/-/-)

After your breakfast, we will go visit Cham Tower. A highlight for many travellers is our boat trip amongst the islands. From the main boat, we take basket boats to shore and visit a fishing village, snorkel in the turquoise waters, enjoy a seafood buffet lunch, and pass the afternoon lazing in deck chairs or swimming.

Accommodation: BIDV Hotel Nha Trang or equivalent

Day 12: Nha Trang – Da Lat (B/-/-)

With an appealing Swiss-French feel, along with pleasant lakes, palaces, flower gardens and pagodas, Dalat is often called the 'city of eternal spring' for its temperate climate. Head up through the Bidoup-Nui Ba Pass into the South Central Highlands (65 km) where some of the country's best fruits, flowers and coffee beans are grown. The road is winding and steep but if you're very fit and ready for a challenge, you may want to conquer the whole mountain on your bike. If you're not so physically inclined, take it easy and flag a lift from the bus. Whichever way you choose to get to the top, you'll still be treated to magnificent views once you reach the summit. After a short photo stop here, we descend to Dalat. After arrival, check in the hotel and spend your night there.

Accommodation: Sammy Hotel Dalat or equivalent

Day 13: Da Lat – Ke Ga (B/-/-)

Make the journey to Bao Dai's regal summer palace before discovering the wacky and weird architecture of Hang Nga Crazy House. Echoing Gauldi's unconventional designs, and described as a 'fairytale house', explore the twisted tree roots, cave shaped hallways and animal themed rooms of this surreal guesthouse.

After our morning city tour, we visit the train station and the market before continuing to Di Linh. After lunch we continue riding down the Gia Bac Pass, then cycle along from Malam to Phan Thiet and on to Tien Thanh and Bau Mai Resort (approx. 60 km) near Ke Ga, a delightful seaside village.

Accommodation: Rock Water Bay Beach Resort & Spa or equivalent

Day 14: Ke Ga – Ho Chi Minh City (B/-/-)

Time for one last riding splurge as we cycle along the beach from our resort in Bau Mai to Lang Lon. After a picnic lunch we keep cycling to Cu Bi (approx. 60 km). The support bus takes us on our final leg into Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodation: Asian Ruby 3 or equivalent

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B/-/-)

There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time but be aware of the pick-up time for your transfer to the airport.

Price Class1 Pax11-15 Pax16 Pax +2-3 Pax4-6 Pax7-10 PaxSingle Supplement
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Note: "Surcharge 30% will be applied for: 30 April, 1 May, 24 Dec 2016, 31 Dec 2016, 01 Jan 2017”

Distance biking is varied depend on the ability and duration of the biker (3 Options):

  •  Option 1: 25-35 km
  •  Option 2: 35-55 km
  •  Option 3: 55-85 km

TOUR  INCLUDES

  •  Air-con car/van picks up and drops off.
  •  Bike, helmet.
  •  Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  •  Including all entrance fees.
  •  Departure time and meeting points: as requested (Private tour)
  •  English-speaking guide (other languages available depending on availability. A small surcharge may apply to some languages)
  •  Mineral water and snacks (4 bottles/pax/day)

TOUR EXCLUDES

  • Beverages and other meals are not mentioned in the program.
  • Travel insurance
  •  Visa fees to Vietnam
  •  Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  •  Personal Expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  •  Tipping/Gratuities
  •  Single supplement
  •  Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

POLICY FOR CHILDREN

  •  Child under 6 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: Free of charge.
  • Child from 6 - under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: 50% of charge.
  • Child from 6 - under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults with extra bed: 75% of charge.
  • Child under 12 years old sharing room with one (1) adult: 90% of charge.
  • Child from 12 years old and above: 100% of charge.

NOTE: If you want an independent tour and private tour, please email us at: booking@vietnamcyclingtours.vn to get more information and assistance.

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