Cycling Vietnam 's Back Roads 14 Days

A 14 day trip to Vietnam 
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This adventure holiday includes Hanoi's unique atmosphere; overnight on Ha Long Bay in a traditional junk; cycling along little-used back roads through attractive rural scenery; visiting villages; meeting local people; World Heritage Hue's Imperial Citadel; World Heritage Hoi An ancient town; World Heritage My Son Sanctuary; My Lai; Quy Nhon City; Nha Trang City; Mui Ne beach with (water sports and golf available).

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Places Visited 

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Son My, Quang Ngai, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Mui Ne

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Our back roads cycling adventures tours begin with ....

..... time to recover and a night in Hanoi . Once you've settled in and rested after your flight, we'll meet you over dinner to say "hello", and provide you with some gentle entertainment in the form of Vietnam's unique ‘Water Puppets'.

Meals: one dinner
Escort/guide: transfer from airport to hotel and evening

World Heritage Ha Long Bay : 
2 days on the worlds most remarkable seascape

Overnight on a wooden junk (with all modern conveniences); exploring caves and caverns; seafood meals plucked fresh from the bay, then back to Hanoi to board the evening flight to Hue .

Meals: two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner
Escort/guide: journey to Ha Long Bay and return

Central Vietnam – Hue , Hoi An and My Son: 
3 days, mostly cycling

After cycling through Hue 's rural villages towards the Thanh Toan Bridge and a local market you'll be ready for lunch. Next you pass the Imperial Citadel, explore a couple of ‘garden houses', visit Thien Mu Pagoda, cross the river by boat to ride Hue's hinterland before looping back to your hotel in time for a traditional meal based on classic Hue cuisine.

On the following morning, you'll cycle along picturesque peninsula shaded by coconut palms to cross the Perfume River ferry to the coast. Then, after splashing in the azure waters of Lang Co beach and seafood lunch, you'll be ready for the views from Hai Van Pass and the route to Ancient Town of Hoi An.

The next day is based around Hoi An, the Thu Bon River and the My Son Sanctuary with plenty to see and time to laze on the beach or shop in the quaint streets of the Ancient Town

Meals: four breakfasts, three lunches and one dinner
Escort/guide: from pick-up and return to your hotel each day

Down the coast from My Lai to Nha Trang:
3 days, nearly all cycling

The latter part of the route mostly runs alongside the South China Sea through small communities and striking views of the surrounding countryside passing My Lai , the site of the infamous massacre during the war. From there, the roads meander through fishing villages, small towns and Quy Nhon and Thu Yen, the only cities of any size but seldom visited. Much of the route runs beside the Reunification Express railway with the inland backgrounds of the gently rolling hills of the Highland foothills.

Eventually, the ‘off the beaten track' route begins to converge with the highway as Nha Trang , Vietnam 's busiest coastal resort. From there, the final destination looms ahead with the prospect of a well-deserved rest!

Meals: three breakfasts and three lunches
Escort/guide: from pick-up and return to your hotel each day

Phan Thiet Town and Mui Ne Beach: 3 Days

Relaxing on a palm-fringed coral sand beach with good restaurants, rolling dunes is your reward. There's even a good golf course available in nearby Phan Thiet. Plenty of time to reminiscence about your experiences as you wind down.

Meals: three breakfasts
Escort/guide: from pick-up and return to your hotel each day

Departure

After breakfast, you'll be anticipating your flight home. The journey to Ho Chi Minh City is quite lengthy, about four hours, but the road has enough interest to avoid boredom.

Meals: one breakfast
Escort/guide: from pick-up to arrival at the airport in time for you flight.

Price

Starting Price 

$2,515
This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

What's Not Included 

  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Local bike hire and spares: US$120 per bike with helmet, water bottle
  • Visas
  • Dinners, except as specified above
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Insurance