VIETNAM ESSENTIAL CYCLING
Day 1: HaNoi arrival
Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi cycling. ( +- 60 km )
You will ride along a bank of Red river, through farms, fruit plantations on the old riverside in the north of Hanoi, visit temples and practice Buddhist way of life . Continue cycling visit rices-noodle making in local family, silk farm... Boat trip crossing rive, continue cycling to Son Tay, picnic lunch box . Pm visit Duong Lam village by bicycle, driving back to Hanoi by mini bus. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi. (B, L)
Day3: Hanoi - HoaBinh-Mai Chau (cycling 72
Day4: MaiChau-Cam Thuy- Cuc Phuong national park (+- 75km) (B,L)
After breakfast , we start cycling in village when we sleep . The road to day has 10% dirt road, and 10km up hill ( 8%) and down hill on the back road to Pho Doan, Canh Nang. We end of cycling in here and driving to Cuc Phuong National park. Overnight in a small hotel and simple in National Park.
Day5: Cuc Phuong - Thanh Hoa( cycling 60km) (B,L)
Overnight on train ( soft sleeper, 4 beds/cabin ) ( 12hours on train )
Day 6: Hue -country side cycling ( +-55km )
Morning transfer from train station to Hotel , Cycling through Hue's King Royal Palace, a succession of Nguyen Dynasty . Afternoon cycling to country side until 5PM transfer back to city. Dinner in garden house.
Overnight in Hue (B, L)
Day 7: Hue to Hoi An (+- 70km asphalt road ) . Cycling in back road of country side from Hue to VinhHai beach ( +-70 km flat asphalt road ) .
Optional climb: Hai van pass: 19 km ( 9km up, 10 km down, altitude +- 400m ).
Our route passes by rural villages and picturesque Lang Co lagoon, an ascent of the pass with stunning views of the coast and a thrilling 5-mile descent from the top of the green rice fields around DaNang. End of cycling in DaNang city, drive 32 km to HoiAn.
Overnight in Hoian (B,L) http://www.hoianindochine.com/
Day 8: HoiAn (+- 20km )
Cycling tour of HoiAn - country side villages in the morning for Vietnamese cooking lessons in town featuring local specialties by one of VietNam's most talented chefs . Local sea food in beach of HoiAn.
Overnight in Hoian. (B,L) http://www.hoianindochine.com/
Day 9: HoiAn to MyKhe- Quang Ngai , cycling +-60 km, asphalt road
Depart early along the coast and past scenic rice village. Start coastal riding followed by coaster, lunch at some where on the way - which is also a nice place for a dip in the cooling South China Sea. Driving to Quang Ngai
Overnight in Quang Ngai city. (B,L)
Day 10: Quang Ngai to Quy Nhon, cycling +- 90 km¸ asphalt road
Cycling in the back road of past rural rice villages canopied by swaying coconut palm. Arrive at the Quy Nhon town which faces a beautiful beach front.
Overnight in QuyNhon. (B,L)
Day 11: QuyNhon to TuyHoa, cycling +- 80, asphalt road
Back road cycling in side high way one .Our ride from QuyNhon to Tuy Hoa covers some of VietNam's scenic coastline, featuring deserted blue lagoons and stone promontories.
Overnight in TuyHoa. (B,L)
Day 12: Tuy Hoa- NhaTrang ( 40km )
Cycling in overlooking the water below, end of cycling around 1:00pm in Nha Trang
Overnight in NhaTrang. (B ,L)
Day 13: NhaTrang – country side cycling ( +- 25 km ).
Driving to Dien Khanh , Cycling in country side visit village, rice field , fruit garden. Riding back to the city visit Thap Ba ( Pogana Temple ). Pm relaxing on beach.
Overnight in Nhatrang. (B)
Day 14: NhaTrang and Saigon ( HoChiMinh city ) no cycling day
Transfer to airport for flight to Saigon , free time for shoping in Sai Gon .Overnight in SaiGon. (B)
Day 15: Depart SaiGon
Morning transfer to TanSonNhat Airport for flight home.
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