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Hanoi to Saigon Cycling Quest

Hanoi to Saigon Cycling Quest

10 Days / 9 Nights

from Hanoi / to Saigon

Tour Highlights
• 10 days and 9 nights
• See the sights of Hue by bike
• Dine for Lunch and swim at Lang Co Beach
• Ride the thrilling Hai Van Pass
• Visit My Son and its historical structures
• Take a stroll down Nha Trang beach or go for a massage
• Ride to Po Klong Garai Cham Towers
• Bike past sand dunes and desert landscape
Explore the life of Vietnamese culture biking your way across Vietnam with this exhilirating 10-day bike tour. Visit amazing sites in Hanoi and Saigon and also getting time to rest and relax on the beach.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)

When arriving you will be met by your guide to be transferred to your hotel for check in. In the  afternoon you will be taken to pick up your fitted bike and take a test drive through Hanoi. Dinner is at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi  (B, L, D)

Following breakfast, you will bike down the back streets of Hanoi to get a glimpse of real Hanoi. You will be able to view daily family life and see how the locals live and prepare for the day. On your journey you will pass local children on their way to school, see locals shopping and street vendors. You make your way to the Red River leaving the city behind. From here you catch a small local ferry and cross the river. We’ll pass through small gardens grown on the fertile banks where the river, infamous for voilent floods, is low, and bike through the villages. At Thang Long Bridge we switch back onto the other side of the river and enjoy a local lunch on the banks of the Red River. It is called Red River because of its reddish-brown color caused by the heavy silt-laden water. Upon completing lunch we will make our way to the north side of West Lake, this is the  largest lake in the city. Gaze at the lotus gardens as we ride along the edge of the water to make our way to one of the most popular Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda. After we’ll cycle through the back alleys and see the beautiful colonial architecture. Here we rest for the day. In the late afternoon you will transfer to the airport for an evening flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Ride up to 35km

Day 3: Hue (B, L)

Today we will ride across the Perfume River, arriving at the Imperial Citadel. We Ride out into the countryside along dirt tracks to the Mausoleums of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh passing ruins and relics until we reach the end of today’s adventure at the stunning Thien Mu Pagoda standing on the banks of the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue.

Ride up to 45km

Day 4: Hue – Hoi An (B, L)

On this day we will cycle along the road from Thuan An beach to Vinh Loc. We will catch a ferry to the Perfume River estuary and ride down the famous Highway 1 to Lang Co Beach. Here relax and rest, take a swim and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon we will ride the Hai Van Pass,  this is an adventurous ride with stunning sights along the journey. You can take time to relax as we will transfer by van to to Hoi An, which is a UNESCO world heritage site and old trading town. The evening is spent here at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Ride up to 100km

Day 5: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B, L)

Today you will take a spectacular ride from of Hoi An to the Cham Towers in My Son. During the Cham dynasty My Son was an imperial city, from the 4th to 12th century. Over 70 towers and temples remain rising beautifully from the rice paddies. We will rest here to take a picnic lunch before transferring back to Hoi An for dinner. Overnight in Hoi An.

Ride up to 60km

Day 6: Hoi An – Danang – Nha Trang (B, L)

Following breakfast we will transfer you to take a flight to Nha Trang. After we arrive we will bike around Nha Trang then take a beautiful sunset walk along the beach or a if you prefer take massage in the late afternoon. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Ride up to 30km

Day 7: Nha Trang – Dalat (B, L)

Once you have finished breakfast we will transfer 16km out of HW 1. From here we will collect our bikes and ride to Da Lat. We start on flat roads for about 23 km. Riding along you will be able to view sugarcane plantations, rice fields and mango plantations. After a 15 minute break we will ride up to the 29km Khanh Vinh pass. This is a breathtaking ride and tough on the body so be prepared. Make sure you have breakfast leave for this day you as you will need the energy. Once at the top we will have a picnic lunch. Following lunch we continue 4km downhill cycling in Nui Ba National Park. For some lucky riders you may see monkeys, alongs with various types of birds. After lunch the ride has a lot of hills but is less steep through villages of ethnic minorities and coffee plantations. We complete our ride and transfer 50km to Da Lat. Overnight in Dalat.

Ride up to 100km

Day 8: Dalat- Phan Thiet (B, L)

Following breakfast we will ride to the costal town of Mui Ne riding through pine and jungle forested valleys. The support vehicle will pick you up and take you from Dalat to Di Linh (75 km). From here we descend down to Mui Ne riding through villages and jungle forested valleys. We make our way down to beautiful beaches. The start of the ride is through coffee plantations and forest. This includes a 5 km uphill climb. Once the climb has been completed there will be plenty of downhills. After a final downhill stretch the road becomes flat out all the way to Highway 1. This is where our ride ends and the support vehicle takes us to Mui Ne (usually 30 minutes). This road is mainly paved. Our support vehicle will transport our luggage and provisions for lunch and refreshment. At any time tired riders can use the support vehicle to transport them instead of riding. Huge red and white sandunes in Mui Ne are aplenty. There are also white dunes which are much more impressive, oceanic winds constantly sculpt the sands into wonderful Sahara Desert – like formations. Overnight in Mui Ne.

Ride up to 90km

Day 9: Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

After breakfast we ride along a coast road to Khe Ga lighthouse. From here we will drive 3 hours to Ho Chi Minh City. The ride today will consist of sand dunes and deserts cape. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ride up to 50km

Day 10:  Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)

The final day is spent at you leisure until transfer to the airport for onward international flights.


Rates & Services

Rates: 01.05. 2015 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 1.865 292
Hotel Category Superior 2.093 594
Hotel Category First Class 2.635 1.136
Supplement for domestic flights in Vietnam: 252  USD per person *
Note: During certain dates seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and the Tet Festival (February 2016). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.
* Price-Tip: If you buy the long-haul flights with Vietnam Airlines about us, we can offer the domestic flights in Vietnam in combination with long-haul routes to a less expensive price than above mentioned offer. Should you opt for a different airline or booking flights on their own, the costs listed for the domestic flights are in addition to the prices indicated in the table for the round trip.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• domestic flights (Hanoi / Hue & Danang / Nha Trang)
• travel insurance • meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• minimum 2 traveller
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Hanoi: Golden Rice Hotel *** (Deluxe Room)
Hue: Eldora Boutique Hotel ***(*) (Deluxe Room)
Hoi An: Vinh Hung Emeralda Resort *** (Superior Room)
Nha Trang: Asia Paradise *** (Superior Room)
Dalat: Ngoc Lan Hotel *** (Superior Room)
Phan Thiet: Bamboo Village ***(*) (Dove Cottage)
Saigon: Signature Saigon *** (Deluxe Room)
Hotel Category Superior:
Hanoi: Golden Silk Hotel **** (Deluxe Room)
Hue: Saigon Morin **** (Premium City Deluxe Room)
Hoi An: Boutique Hoi An **** (Superior Room)
Nha Trang: Michelia Hotel **** (Deluxe Room)
Dalat: Dalat Du Parc Hotel **** (Superior Room)
Phan Thiet: Victoria Phan Thiet **** (Garden View Bungalow)
Saigon: Grand Hotel Saigon**** (Premium Deluxe Room)
Hotel Category First Class:
Hanoi: Intercontinental West Lake ***** (Superior Room)
Hue: La Residence ***** (Superior River View Room)
Hoi An: Victoria Beach Resort ****(*) (Deluxe Room)
Nha Trang: Intercontinental Nha Trang ***** (Deluxe Room)
Dalat: Anamandara Dalat ***** (Bellevue Room)
Phan Thiet: Anantara Mui Ne Resort ***** (Deluxe Ocean View)
Saigon: Renaissance ***** (Deluxe River View Room)

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