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Biking along the Coastline Tour 13D/12N



Tour Route: Hue – Danang – Hoi An – My Son – Danang – Nha Trang – Dalat – Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh city

Tour Duration: 13 days / 12 nights

Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.

Starts/Ends: Hue / Ho Chi Minh

Tour Type: Adventure

Activity Level: Regular itinerary

Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 01: Hue (20km biking)

In the morning, meet at the hotel for a briefing and route instructions for the entire trip. Try out bikes before driving along the riverbank route to Thien Mu pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious monument standing on the riverbank with its seven-storey tower. Return to town by a local dragon boat and lunch at Ancient Hue restaurant, a complex of 5 traditional ancient houses. In the afternoon, pedal around Kim Long village and a 15km loop to visit the Forbidden City, from where the Nguyen Emperors used to rule the country. These first few rides will allow you to get used to biking in Vietnam. There is a home-hosted dinner tonight at Tha Om restored royal home. This family is a descendent of a Royal family. Interact with the family to see how they bring the quintessence of Royal culture into their culinary art.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 02: Biking around Hue (60km biking)

In the morning we start biking around Hue along Perfume river, with the first stop at the Royal Tombs of Minh Mang, Tu Duc, and Khai Dinh to admire these great, elaborate structures built centuries ago. The biking roads leading to the tombs take us into scenic areas with tall trees, green paddy fields and very little traffic. Lunch is at the Pilgrimage Village. Drive back to the hotel and relax. Dinner tonight is at an ancient home of a well-known historian of Hue. Having experienced the ups and downs of the former Royal capital, the historian has expertise in tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the city.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 03: Biking Hue to Danang (40km biking)

After breakfast check out depart Hue for 12 km trip towards the beach. Photo opportunities abound en route at various splendid communal houses of villages. Crossing the Thuan An bridge, head to visit the Catholic church of Ha Uc village dating back to the 18th century and still retains its age-old steeple with beautiful intricate detail, the incredible vast ensemble of tombs nicknamed the “City of Ghosts” at the An Bang village. Make a stop at the communal house via another road leading to Highway 1 by Truong Ha Bridge running through fantastic pastoral countryside. You now have the option to return to your support van or continue cycling up three hills. While the first two climbs are moderate (2 to 3km), cruise down to the stunning Lang Co Beach for a rest, swim and lunch before tackling the final hill of the day – the Hai Van Pass or Pass of Ocean Clouds. Arrive in Hoi An. Check in hotel. Dinner at Brother Café restaurant.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 04: Walking around Hoi An (10km biking)

Between 17th and 19th centuries, Hoi An was a prosperous trading port. Today, this World Heritage listed ancient town boasts well-preserved buildings, pedestrian-friendly streets and unique cuisine, allowing visitors a glimpse of its illustrious past. The narrow lanes are ideal for a walking tour to visit the old merchant’s house with influences from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture; the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge; the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with outstanding wood carvings; and the colorful market with stalls brimming with tropical specialties including silk, which can be turned into fashionable garments within a day. An optional stop, subject to availability, is the private home of Diep Dong Nguyen with a stunning collection of artifacts ranging from pottery and seals to paintings, painting, money and old Hoi An photos. Lunch is at Nam Long restaurant. The afternoon is free and easy, or there is an option for a 10km easy ride through the countryside. Dinner is at Full Moon restaurant.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 05: Hoi An – My Son (50km biking)

Cyclo from Hoi An to My Son, the site of the most important Cham intellectual and religious center, dating back to the late 4th century. My Son has only 20 monuments left standing today and is considered the Champa counterpart to the grand cities of South East Asia’s other Indian-influenced civilizations. We pedal in the quiet sections before having a packed lunch. Back to Hoi An and remainder of the day is free at leisure. Independent dinner.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 06: Danang – Nha Trang (Air) (60 km biking)

Transfer to airport for the flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival in Nha Trang, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Lunch at local Ngoc Suong Seafood restaurant. In the afternoon, we cycle to Dong Bo around the peaceful country roads. Dinner is at local Gia restaurant.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 07: Nha Trang (70-90km biking)

After breakfast, travel out of the town to the Old Citadel of Diem Khanh circa 18th century and start riding along the country road passing paddy fields and homes making rice paper. After 35km, we stop at a church for a break and enjoy our packed lunch before continuing onto National Highway 1 to ride back to Nha Trang with a stop to visit the Cham Towers and fishing harbor. Return to the hotel and you are free for the reminder of the day.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 08: Nha Trang – Dalat (Elevation from 500m to 1.500m) (60-80km biking)

Morning shuttle from the hotel to Highway 1 towards Phan Rang and begin a challenging ride climbing the mountain passes to get to the southern highlands. The first section is an easy ride on flat, paved roads for 60km through fields and gardens full of grapes, tobacco and cotton. After lunch at local restaurant en route, you can opt to climb the Ngoan Muc Pass (Spectacular View Pass) or hop into the van to get to Don Duong town. After a break for those who climb the first pass, we start the second climb, the Don Duong Pass to Da Lat. After 25km along the winding road through tea and coffee farms, we reach Dalat. The final stretch of road takes us along a pine tree-lined road past old French villas and views of the town below. Dinner at Dalat House restaurant.

Overnight in Dalat.

Day 09: Biking to Lat Village (30-60km biking)

A highland haven dotted with lakes, waterfalls, pine forests and gardens, Dalat is Vietnam’s premier honeymoon spot. Established as a hill station at the beginning of the century, Dalat, located on the Lang Biang Plateau with its French chalets, varieties of orchids and fresh vegetables, is reminiscent of an alpine town. Today, we cycle up and down the hills to visit the Lat Village and organize permits with the local authority to talk to the locals about their history, Dalat and the area of Lang Biang Mountain. Packed lunch. Afternoon is free at your leisure in preparation for the following day. Dinner at Moulin Rouge restaurant.

Overnight in Dalat

Day 10: Dalat – Phan Thiet (80-100km biking)

We leave Dalat early in the morning on our bikes to travel down to the coast. Ride down to Don Duong via the Prenn Pass. After the first 50km, we stop at the top of Ngoan Muc Pass for a view of the valley of Da Nhim River far beyond before continuing downhill for a lunch stop. From here, we can take the van or cycle for another hour before driving to Phan Thiet and hotel check-in. Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Phan Thiet.

Day 11: Phan Thiet (30km biking)

As a charming fishing village with archaeological remnants of the Cham Empire, Phan Thiet beach is backed by desert-like sand dunes that are home to rare flora and fauna. We can start the day later, as the bike ride is just 20km to the Mui Ne sand dunes. Pedal along the beach through coconut palm trees with stops at the local market and the fishing village. Return to your hotel for lunch. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure. Dinner is at local restaurant.

Overnight in Phan Thiet.

Day 12: Phan Thiet – Saigon (80-100km biking)

It would be a challenging trip today. Get up early for an hour to Tan Phong intersection, from where the group will cycle through the rubber plantations for an easy ride on the well-paved road. After 80km, we finish our ride in Ba Ria town. Lunch en route at local restaurant. On arrival in Saigon, check into your hotel. Dinner is at An Vien restaurant.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 13: Departure

Free and easy until transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of service.