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VIETNAM CYCLING HOLIDAYS

Cycling Saigon to Hanoi

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Tour Code: SGHN

Seat Availability: 6

 

 

 

 

Day1:: HO CHI MINH-DA LAT(18 miles biking)(B,L,D)

 

An early morning departure is necessary to get the first riding of the trip completed. Drive straight to Da Lat and cycle fantastic country lanes and back roads in the shadow of Langbian mountain.The roads will be virtually traffic less, and it is a great way to get the feel of cycling in Vietnam. Dalat was established as a hill resort at the beginning of th last century by homesick French colonials who were attracted to its cool, spring- like weather, pine forests,water falls and lakes. Many reminders of Dalat’s colonial past can be seen in the hundreds of European style villas,chalets and other buildings still standing around town.One fine example is the cream-colored art deco villa that was onec the summer home of vietnam’s last emperor,BAO DAI.Another slightly grander example of Dalat’s colonial architecture is the superbly restored Dalat Palace Hotel overlooking the central Xuan Huong lake.On the opposite side of Xuan Huong Lake is Vietnam first golf course,originally built for Emperor Bao Dai and recently restored,it is now one of the top courses in the region.Aprt from its colonial heritage Dalat is known in Vietnam for it market gardens growing,everthing from carrots and cauliflowers to avacados and bananas as well as many varieties of flowers.For Vietnamese Dalat means romance,and with attractions like the valley of love it is the destination for choice for local honeymooners.A few kms from Dalat,at the base of Mount Langbian is the village of the Lat ethnic minority from whom Dalat takes its name.The Rugged country around Mount Lang offers some great off road and on road biking opportunities.From Dalat the fertile plateau of the Central High land stretches northwards for hundreds of kilometers

Overnight in Da Lat Du Parc Hotel

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets and gears
  • Lunch, dinner
  • Hotel: Du parc
  • Water, snacks, fruits
  • Support van

Highlights:

  • Cycling back roads of DALAT
  • Excellent weather
  • Highland landscape
  • May be a taste of coffee if we have time

Cycling level: 3

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Day2: Dalat-Nha trang(50miles cycling)(B,L,D)

Today’s the ride is predominantly downhill through pine forests ,villages and tea plantations as we descend nearly 1500m from Dalat to Nha Trang, one of the most famous beach in Vietnam.

You can start riding from your hotel at 7:00AM, if you feel great. It is up and down hills, but every time up hill, it is higher! From hotel to the peak is about 60km, then the route to down hill is 40km, you don’t need even do any pedal. The landscape is just Spectacular , cloud, national forest, valley,great nature, waterfalls…

You also can transfer 25km to starting point, it is your choice, your feeling..you can discuss this ride to our guide.

 

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets and gears
  • Lunch, dinner,breakfast
  • Hotel: Nha Trang Palace
  • Water, snacks, fruits
  • Support van

Highlights:

  • Cycling country roads
  • Beautiful scenery
  • May be a taste of coffee

Cycling level: 4

 

 

Day3: Nha Trang-Tuy Hoa(30 miles cycling)(B,L,D)

 

Morning :  

riding  from hotel 3km to visit Cham tower, then cycle 16km along coastal of Nha Trang, you can see fishing village, basket boats.meet the Highway 1, transfer on the Van for 1hour to Dai LANH beach where you can do swimming, relax on the hammock, enjoy mango smoothy, take seafood noodle lunch..

Afternoon :

 Riding to Tuy Hoa city is 30km, it is quiet route, a bit hot and hilly at the begining.then easy flat at the end.

Tuy Hoa is northern of Nha Trang, located near the sea, not so famous for regular Westerners, but interesting for bikers to do walking to discover the ‘real Vietnam’…nice to have beer on the walkside too..

 

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets and gears
  • Breakfast,Lunch, dinner
  • Hotel: Whale island resort
  • Water, snacks, fruits
  • Support van
  • Boat trip

Highlights:

  • Cycling coastal roads
  • Beautiful coastal

 

  • May be a taste of coffee

Cycling level: 3

 

Overnight in Apec Mandana

 

Day 4: Tuy Hoa-Qui Nhon: cycle 60km

 

Today we will ride inside main land, 40 minutes transfer by van to Chi Thanh market, then unload the bikes, starting your day.

The landscape, scenery, people are different with yesterday, as we are at mountain, there are minority ethnic, in Vietnam we have 54 different groups of people, they speak their own languages at their village, but we all understand and speak Vietnamese when we meet, but we are all born by one Dragon and Mermaid! Please ask your guide about this if you not sure?!

Today  route is quite flat and easy, no big hill, a bit hot, but quite interesting, as there are many school kids coming out to make a ‘hi five’, ooh, you may loose your balance..!

We are in rural area, so lunch at a café, picnic..

 

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets and gears
  • Breakfast,Lunch, dinner
  • Hotel: Sea Gull
  • Water, snacks, fruits
  • Support van
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Highlights:

  • Cycling country roads
  • Beautiful countryside

 

  • May be a taste of coffee

Cycling level: 3

 

Day5: QuiNhon-Quang Ngai(35miles cycling)(B,L,D)

 

After breakfast continue the journey along Vietnam’s only coastal road, we can start riding at the hotel to our next biking  on quiet country roads. And today we will ride near the coast, our next town is Quang Ngai, another province, town with foreigner tourists, the real central Vietnam villages, people working on the fields, fishing villages..thatch house, cows, rice fields..bamboo trees..local don’t see many foreigners before..

There are 2 high hill at the end of the ride before we reach the high way 1.

 

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets and gears
  • Breakfast,Lunch, dinner
  • Hotel: cocoland river beach resort and spa
  • Water, snacks, fruits
  • Support van
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Highlights:

  • Cycling coastal roads
  • Beautiful coastal

 

  • May be a taste of coffee, cocnuts

Cycling level: 3

 

 

Overnight in Cocoland River Beach resort and Spa

 

Day 6: Quang Ngai-Hoi An(cycle 45-60km)(B,L,D)

 

Hoi An was one of the orient’s major trading ports in the 16th-17th centuries.After the Thu Bon river linking Hoi An to the sea silted up,ocean going ships were no longer able to sail into town and trade moved 30km up the coast to Tourane(Da nang today).Despite the pass 200 years and the ravages of weather and war,the centre of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday.A walking tour is the best way to see the wooden –fronted houses that onece belonged to the town’sprosperous merchants,the Japanese-covered Bridge and the wonderful market.Hoi An is one of the best places in Vietnam to shop for souvenirs at bargain prices including silk,handicrafts,antiques and paintings.

Five kilometers from the centre of the town is Cua Dai beach,popular with both locals and visitors alike for its sandy beach,warm sea seafood stalls.Hoi An isknown throughout Vietnam for its excellent seafood and it also boasts its own unique dishes such as Cao Lau,a delicious combination of noodles,port bean sprouts,mint and croutons.

 We cycle from Cocoland to My Lay massacre, watch documentary film, walk to the back to see the vestige.

Then countinue to cycle to Sa Ky fishing village, stop for a café, then ride thru small villages where we can see the real Vietnam: cows carry rice, people growing plants, rice paddies…

The morning ride is about 45km, then meet the hight way 1, transfer and heading to Hoian, if you like our guide will arrange another ride from Ha Nam to Hoian at back roads.

Arriving Hoian: walking tour, lunch, check in hotel…tailor a suite. This is a right place to make a nice suite to take home.

Our guide will come back for dinner.

 

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets and gears
  • Breakfast,Lunch, dinner
  • Hotel: Hoian Ancient house resort
  • Water, snacks, fruits
  • Support van
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Highlights:

  • Cycling country roads
  • Beautiful small villages

 

  • May be a taste of coffee

Cycling level: 3

 

 

Day 7: Hoi An at leisure.(B)

 

The day is at leisure.alternatively take a bike ride to Thanh Ha pottery village or going seas and with a gorgeous deserted beach of Cua Dai, An Bang beach

Overnight in Ancient House Resort

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets and gears
  • Breakfast,Lunch, dinner
  • Hotel: Hoian Ancient House resort
  • Water, snacks, fruits
  • Support van
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Highlights:

  • Beautiful Hoian night life

 

 

 

Day 8: HoiAn –Hue(70km cycling)(B,L,D)

 

Today we turn north again for the cycle to Hue(the rout passes over the spectacular Hai Van pass(pass of the ocean clouds),have lunch in Lang Co Beach,and enjoy the amazing ride along the penisular of Thaun An beach, on the way to Hue.

 

Overnight in Hue Cheris hotel

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets and gears
  • Breakfast,Lunch, dinner
  • Hotel: Cheris hotel
  • Water, snacks, fruits
  • Support van
  • Boat trip

Highlights:

  • Cycling country roads, Hai Van Pass climb and view
  • Beautiful coastal

 

  • May be a taste of coffee

Cycling level: 4

 

Day 9: Hue in the morning(cycle 30km)-go on train to Ha Noi in the afternoon.(B,L,D)

Hue is o-ne of the main cultural,religious and educational centres of Vietnam.Hue become the nation’scapital under the Nguyen Dynasty when  Emperor Gial Long,the first ogthe Nguyen Emperors,chose the location for the imperial city 1802.The city remained vietnam’s capital until 1945,when Bao Dai,the last of the Nguyen Emperors,abbicated.Many of Hue’s attractions are found along the banks of the romantically named Perfume river that flows through the centre town.on the north part of the Imperail is the Citadel,built in along the line of Peking’s Forbidden City,enclosed by 10mete thick walls and surrounded by a moat.A few kilometers futher up the river perhaps Hue’s best-masusoleums of the Ngyuen Emperors,more like palaces than tombs,are scattered around the rural areas surrounding the city .The mausoleums of Emperor Tu Duc,Khai Dinh are particulary impressive being extravagant complexes of pavilions,temples,courtyards and lakes.Hue is also the enormous producing the Non La or conical hats in Vietnam and the places to buy these is at the enormous Dong Ba Market.

Spend the morning cycling to some of these top sights,having lunch in town.In the afternoon board the train to Ha Noi.

Overnight on train

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets and gears
  • Breakfast,Lunch, dinner
  • Hotel: Whale island resort
  • Water, snacks, fruits
  • Support van
  • Entrance ticket at King Tomb

Highlights:

  • Cycling country roads
  • Beautiful King Tomb and Old Citadel

 

  • May be a taste of coffee

Cycling level: 2

 

 

Day 10: HANOI CITY TOUR, or Hanoi suburb cycling((B,L)

 The tour will visit the Temple Of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.Having a walking tour in the old quarter to experience the thousand year old town.over night in Ha Noi.

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide
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  • Breakfast,Lunch,
  • Hotel: Silk Castle

 

  • Support van

Entrance tickets

Highlights:

  • Hanoi Old Quarter and history

 

 

Tour end !

Overnight in Ha Noi at Silk Castle hotel

 

 

 

INCLUSIVE

  • English speaking guide for the whole trip
  • A/C car for whole trip
  • Train ticket from Hue To Ha Noi
  • Snacks,water,fruits for the cycling days
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries
  • All sightseeing entrance fees
  • Accommodations
  • Bikes for the cycling days

EXCLUSIVE

  • International air tickets to/from Vietnam,tax.
  • Visa to Vietnam.please assure to abtain visa before departure
  • Extra drink during meals..
  • Personal travel insurances
  • Personal expenditure(telephone,laundry,shopping..)

 

 

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