ADVENTURE CYCLING SAIGON TO HANOI
Depart 20th May 2016, guarantee to run
Classic cycling journeys, riding from SaiGon to Hanoi. Along the way we stop to visit the main sites in Dalat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, and finally Hanoi. What makes this tour special is our route will far from Highway One, as we ride along quiet or back roads to discover the real Vietnam.
With thousands of kilometers of stunning beaches and dramatic coastal roads as well as some of the freshest seafood going this trip is an indulgent experience. We are never far from a beach and stay in comfortable hotels to make this trip our most cushy adventure tour.
Testimonials of this trip
Happy holidays to you. We had a great time in Vietnam and still rave about it. We look forward to the next trip through Laos and Cambodia.
Day 1: MARCO POLO BIKING is welcomes at the airport, pickup and transfer to hotel. Free time.Overnight in SaiGon.
Day 2: SaiGon (No cycling day )
In the morning bicycle checking and arrangement, group meeting
Pm free time . Overnight in Saigon. (B)
Day 3:Sai gon- Catien national park – Bao Loc(cycling +- 50 km)
Our morning departure from your hotel at 7: 00 AM, driving do Dinh Quan where we stat cycling to CatTien national park ( 20km ). Arrival head quarter, check in room, lunch.Pm cycling in main route. Optional trekking tour. Back to head quarter the driving to Bao Loc. Dinner and overnight in Bao Loc hotel. (B,L, D)
Day4: BaoLoc –Madagui- Phanthiet. ( +- 70 km )
In the morning cycling ling to Madagu meet highway 20. Then we turn off road, then gradually down mt pass through farms of K’ho and Muong hill tribe. We keep on to TanhLinh and further to hw 1. Our van pick up and transfer to MuiNe. (B,L)
Day5: Mui ne – Dalat ( +-60km )
Whole day cycling up to Dalat
Cycling in asphalt road behind beach and take back rod up to Dalat.
Overnight in Dalat. (B,L)
Day 6: DaLat to NhaTrang ( cycling +- 90 km)
Morning Cycling from Dalat to along the flat to the six-mile climb up NgoanMuc Pass into the beautiful pine forest of the center Highlands around DaLat. Small villages and strawberry, carrot and other crops line the empty road passing into Thap cham bus shuttle past from PhanRang to CamRanh bay location and NhaTrang. Overnight in Nhatrang. (B,L)
Day 7: NhaTrang ( cycling +- 30 km )
Nha Trang is VietNam’s finest oceanfront city, optional tours ( not including in tour price )
- Half-day boat excursion to nearby island and a marine reserve.
- Snorkeling and swimming over flowering coral reefs in warm, clear water,
- followed by sunbathing and lunch.
Cycling tour of NhaTrang in the morning , evening free to walk along the beach. Overnight in Nhatrang. (B)
Day 8: NhaTrang to QuyNhon ( cycling +- 80 )
Leaving at 6:30 Am , driving 100km to Tuy Hoa , back road riding from there to Quy Nhon covers some of VietNam’s scenic coastline, featuring deserted blue lagoons and stone promontories overlooking the water below. Fishing villages dot the coast here.Not many travelers her, so lot of attention can be expected. Overnight in Quy Nhon. (B,L)
Day 9: QuyNhon to QuangNgai ( Cycling +- 55 km)
Early coastal riding followed by back road to Binh Duong – which is also a nice place for a dip in the cooling South China Sea with past rural rice villages canopied by swaying coconut palm. End of cycling in BinhDuong, driving to Quang ngai. Overnight in Quang Ngai. (B,L)
Day 10 : QuangNgai to MyLai- HoiAn / ( cycling +- 45 km)
Depart early along the coast and past scenic rice village. Lunch near a “secret” Cham sight. Regroup at ChuLai, a former American military base, and board our buses for the drive in to the MyLai Memorial. Driving to Hoi An. Overnight in HoiAn. (B,L)
Day 11: HoiAn ( Cycling +- 40 km)
In the morning Vietnamese cooking lessons in town featuring local specialties by one of VietNam’s most talented chefs. PM cycling tour of HoiAn – to CuaDai beach on the south China sea for a clam bake, then take boat trip excursion on the river. Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L)
Day 12: HoiAn to Hue (Cycling +- 80 )
Our group will leave early in the morning for the top of Hai Van Pass by bus shortly after breakfast. Then we riding down to 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, back road cycling to Thuan An beach, which we will skirt by on our way to Hue. Overnight in Hue. (B,L,D)
Day 13: Hue- ( Cycling +- 60km)
Morning driving from Hotel to the ancient Imperial Capital of VietNam set on the romantic Perfume River – arguably VietNam’s most pleasant and picturesque city. After one hour visit in there, we will cycle along the tranquil Perfume River and through the high-walled Imperial Citadel, to the peaceful ThienMu Pagoda, Minh Mang King mausoleum. Boat trip back to the city. Overnight in Hue. (B,L)
Day 14: Hue departure
free time until transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi or Saigon. End of service (B )
|Price /person||2,355 USD||1,920 USD|
Note: Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.
Best time to go: whole year around
Group tour : from 2 to 14 people
- English speaking local cycling tour guide
- Accommodations in hotels as 7 nights in 3 star hotel and 7 night in 2 star hotel.
- Meals as noted : B= breakfast, L= lunch , D=dinner.
- Cold drink: water, tea, coffee, juice, Hammer energy, fruit with banana , mango, apple …
- Flight ticket Hue-Hanoi
- Airport transfers
- Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
- Ground transportation with mini bus ( 100% transportation stand by ).
- Additional guides where necessary .
- Basic medical
- Bike including as Surly Cross road bike
International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; optional tour; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).
Gears checklist Total Distance+- 1,100 km
Number of cycling days 12 full days
Average Daily Distance:68km
Total Distance+- 750 km
Off Road 0%
Max. Altitude 400m
Road Surface This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, long cycling day . You should be confident of your physical condition .
Support One or two 16-seat air-conditioned transit vans converted to take bikes and bikers.
Group SizeMinimum 4. Maximum 10.
Staff Groups of 6 or more a Vietnamese cycling guide and drivers as assistants. Groups of 4-5, an experienced English speaking Vietnamese cycling leader plus guide and support team. Accommodation : Nights in comfortable tourist class hotels. All accommodation has a/c or fan, hot water and private facilities.
Meals are included as mention in itinerary.
During the ” BikingVietnam.com” the main meals are breakfast and the evening meal. Thus, breakfast should be large and substantial (and include cereals). We recommend that all participants should bring a supply of their favorite cereals as many of the hotels where we stay don’t yet have cereal on offer at breakfast.
For lunch (picnic) you will need to make sandwiches in the morning, and take some fruit. We recommend you also bring along some of your favorite energy bars.
The evening meal will be in a restaurant, and precooked by the Organizers. We will make sure there are always plenty of carbohydrates and protein on the menu.
Don’t forget adequate hydration is as important as a good meal and so you should make sure you carry enough water with you. In some stages there is no where to “top up” along the way. Follow your guides instructions for each stage. We recommend you use a hydration pack with at least 2l capacity, rather than water bottles. The water bottles don’t carry as much water, plus it will get warm during the day, they are not as hygienic and the water bottle cage can get in the way when you may have to carry your bike.
NUTRITIONWe recommend you should bring nutrition as details:
* Hammer Gel energy gels are 100% pure complex carbohydrates
* Clif Bar energy bars are a great-tasting, convenient source of energy for any activity. Made with 70% organic ingredientsMix of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber promote steady increase in blood sugar levels followed by a gradual decline for sustained energy
4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein; excellent for post workout recovery ”
Biking Grade Active