Total tour distance: 200 miles
Daily tour distance: 50 miles
Difficulty: 50 / 100
Vietnam is a fabulous cultural experience – we stay at very comfortable lodges and resorts and cycle mostly on quiet roads. Our tour takes in the imperial city of Hue, historic Hoi An and the beach resort of Nha Trang. Cycle the Hai Van Pass to wonderful Hoi An with its colourful history, galeries and tailors. Share the road with water buffalo and school children and cycle past rice paddies.
This tour commences in Hanoi and finishes in seaside town of Nha Trang. Take our pre-tour extension to visit beautiful Halong Bay.
Day 1 HANOI. You will be met at the airport and taken on a short sightseeing tour of Hanoi. We recommend you add a few extra days in Hanoi and the World Heritage Park of Halong Bay before the tour.
Day 2 Hue. This morning we fly to Hue to commence the cycling tour (flight included in tour price). We will fit you to your bikes before a welcome dinner featuring traditional music. The city is built on the banks of the Perfume River and steeped in 3,000 years of history.
Day 3 + 4: HOI AN. We tackle the Hai Van Pass, then cycle on a great quiet road into town. The view from the top of the pass is outstanding and well worth the effort. We have a free day to explore this delightful town with its street side cafes, artists and markets.
Day 5: SA HUYNH Cycle on a delightful little road into the countryside. Take an optional side trip to the My Lai Massacre site.
Day 6: QUI NHON. We drive from town to commence cycling on an attractive minor road. Few tourists stop on this stretch of road, so you can enjoy the contact with friendly local Vietnamese people.
Day 7: TUY HOA. Cycle through cassava and sugar plantations, along a quite rural road. We stop for lunch at Me Trang Cafe
Day 8 + 9 + 10 NHA TRANG. Enjoy jungle and bay views as you cycle to Vung Ro Bay and up to the top of Ca Pass. Nha Trang is the coastal capital of Khanh Hoa province. We have a full day to explore the islands of Nha Trang Bay by private boat, with time to visit a fishing village, an aquarium and snorkelling.