Tour de Vietnam- road cycling Hanoi to Saigon
This road cycling adventures starts in the capital city Hanoi in the north, and ends in Ho Chi Minh City in the far south. This trip we use road bikes or cross bike , and daily distance ride from 120-140 km. En-route, you will cover more than 1,500kms as you visit the most spellbinding places the country has to offer.
Having explored Hanoi and its stunning surroundings, you will head south to Hue, the former Imperial Capital. Dominated by majestic temples and ancient tombs, it is a town in which time seems to have stopped.
After Hue you will ride to Hoi An, a charming old trading town situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Your journey continues as you will riding to the white sandy beaches of Nha Trang.
From the beach, head to the cooler temperatures and lush hills of Dalat before reaching down to Mui Ne and final cycling in Ho Chi Minh City.
We think you’ll agree: there is no better way to experience the wonders of Vietnam than by bike!
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.
Day1: Hanoi arrival. Pick up in airport, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HaNoi -Ngoc Lac: Dist 160 km, cycling +-120 km asphalt road
Transfer to Hadong- Xuan Mai , cycling to Ngoc Lac. Overnight in hotel at Ngoc Lac (B,L,D)
Ride on the newly built two lane Ho Chi Minh trails Highway there is very few traffic! The road makes for smooth fast riding, plenty of exploring possibilities along the way.
Ride on the banks of River Song Chu, the distance covered today is quite long and there will be the chance to transfer some sections by the back-up vehicle to rest weary legs. There are fewer villages today as the route cuts through forests and jungle. Arrival Thai Hoa very late. Dinner and overnight in Tan Ky guesthouse. . (B,L,D)
Day4:Tan Ky- Huong Khe ( +- 130km, asphalt road )
The ride is on smooth road and passing peaceful villages and stunning mountain range. Overnight in Huong Khe (B,L,D)
Day5:Huong Khe– Phong Nha (150km, cycling +- 120 km, asphalt road)
After a relaxing breakfast continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The trail is still a dream to ride on. Transfer if tired in the afternoon to Phong Nha cave. Overnight in a local Hotel in Phong Nha (B,L,D)
Day 6: Phong Nha – Dong Hoi- Dong Ha: ( dist 140km asphalt road )
Riding on asphalt road to Dong Hoi. Breakfast in the hotel, today we will cycling in ” DMZ ” area with “Truong Son National Cemetery ” where some hundred of thousand soldiers of North Vietnam who served in army during Vietnam War are resting in peace. Dinner and overnight in Dong Ha. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Dong Ha – Hue ( Cycling +-90km, asphalt road )
Day 8: Hue to Hoi An: Dist 145 km, cycling +- 120, asphalt road
We will begin riding early in the morning in back road , country side of Hue city to Hai van pass . 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, which we will .Skirt by on our way to HoiAn. Overnight in Hoian .(B,L)
Day 9: Hoi An to My Lai/ My Khe – Quang Ngai- Quy Nhon: Dist 255 km, cycling +-115 km, asphalt road.
Depart early along the coast and past scenic rice village. Lunch near a “secret” Cham sight. Via ChuLai, a former American military base, and cycling our way to the MyLai Memorial, riding ahead to city central. Pm continue cycling to Quy Nhon. Overnight in Quy Nhon .(B,L)
Day 10: Quy Nhon – Tuy Hoa – Nha Trang: Dist 213 Km, cycling +- 113, asphalt road.
Our ride from QuyNhon to Tuy Hoa covers some of VietNam’s scenic coastline, featuring deserted blue lagoons and stone promontories. Overlooking the water below. Driving to Vietnamâ€™s finest oceanfront city, Nha Trang. Overnight in Nhatrang
Day 11: Nha Trang relax: no cycling
Morning after breakfast visit city. Pm relax on beach. Fare well dinner in Nha Trang. Dinner and overnight in Nha Trang. (B,D)
This morning we take on a challenging climb up hill to Dalat. We head inland from Nhatrang, this is new route west of Nhatrang to KhanhVinh of approximately 30km of flat road before the mountains begin! This is a beautiful narrow piece of tarmac through the tropical forest to the highland, 30km climb up to HonGiao, and 50km fuelling us over a couple more passes to Dalat for our overnight stay. Overnigh in Da Lat.(B, L)
Day 13: Dalat- Mui Ne : Dist 165km , cycling 110km, asphalt road
We begin today with a twisting six-mile descent from Da Lat through pine forests to the rolling and gradually falling road to Di Linh. We’ll pass by numerous coffee, tea, banana and rubber plantations planted in the rich, red earth that marks the Central Highlands as the place where Vietnam’s finest tea and coffee is grown. We turn off High Way 20 for a small road, rolling through tropical forests to Gia Bac, then down hill to sea level at PhanThiet and Mui Ne Beach where we spend tonight.
Cycling distance: 90 ~ 190km. Overnight in Mui Ne (B,L)
Day 14: Mui Ne- SaiGon: Dist 180km, cycling 90 km, asphalt road
Am Cycling around Mui Ne 40 km and Relax at the beach until lunch time while our staff clean and pack your bike. We check out of the hotel in the afternoon and transfer by van to Saigon.
Overnight in SaiGon (B,L)
Day 15 (No cycling day). Breakfast , transfer to Airport for flight home (B )
Or extension tour in SaiGon to Mekong delta.
|Group Size||2||Group tour|
|Price /person||2,795 USD||2,270 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
From October to May
Group tour : from 6 to 14 people
- English speaking local cycling tour guide
- Accommodations in hotels as 5 nights in 3 star hotel and 9 nights 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 …
- Airport transfers
- Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
- Ground transportation with mini bus ( 100% transportation stand by ).
- Additional guides where necessary .
- Surly cross road bike
- Basic medical
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.).
Surly Cross check, Trek 520, Colnago CX, Cinelli Sepperstar
Number of cycling days
13 full days
Average Daily Distance:
+- 1,500 km
This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, long cycling day . You should be confident of your physical condition .
One or two 16-seat air-conditioned transit vans converted to take bikes and bikers.
Minimum 4. Maximum 10.
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.
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 â€œtop upâ€ 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.