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Cycle Tour from Hochiminh city to Hanoi

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17 Days / 16 Nights
Hochiminh city - Dalat - NhaTrang - Dai Lanh - Quang Ngai - Hoian - Hue - Hanoi - Halong bay - CatBa island - Fulong - Cuc Phuong - HoaBinh - Hanoi ( Code - BT 02 )

** B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

TOUR SUMMARY

This classic cycle exploration of Vietnam, starts in modern Ho Chi Minh City and ends in the old northern capital of Hanoi. Along the way we pause to visit the main sites in Dalat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay and finally Hanoi. What makes this tour special is our route hardly touches the frenetic Highway One, as we ride along quiet or little used roads to discover the real Vietnam. Taking time out of the saddle we have excursions by boat in Nha Trang, Hue and on Halong Bay, as well as interesting rides to Cu Chi Tunnels and My Son. We spend a night aboard the Reunification Express Train before cycling through the incredible limestone karst scenery of Ninh Binh and Cat Ba Island in Halong bay. One time arrival KimBoi in HoaBinh you will discover Fruit and Vegetable Farmland spreading over thousands of hectares in the heart of Hoa Binh breathtaking Green Mountains and Hot Spring. On reaching Hanoi, we have time to appreciate the architecture and ambiance of the most French of all the Indochine cities.

Day 01 : Ho Chi Minh

Pick up from the airport or meet at hotel in l Ho Chi Minh City. Day is free to explore the city. Dinner at the Floating Restaurant on Saigon river.

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Day 02 : Ho Chi Minh 40 km [B,L]

Ride to the Cu Chi tunnels. Return to Ho Chi Minh City by bus in time to visit the museum of war crimes. Dinner is choice of guest.

Day 03 : Ho Chi Minh - Dalat 50 km [B, L]

Early morning transfer to Dalat in the central highlands. In the afternoon we ride quiet back roads along the Langbian Plateau, passing along side the Xuan Huong Lake in the shadow of Langbian Mountain. Short visit of Love valley and HoaBinh market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Dalat - Nha Trang 109 km [ B,L]

Ride along quiet roads out of Dalat. Crossing TraiMat andDraDran pass. Take short climbs followed by some descents to take us to Cham towers of Po Klong Garai. Those arriving early may have time to explore Hindu temples. Drive to Nha Trang, the resort town to enjoy the evening

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Day 05 : Day 5 Nha Trang boat trip [B, L ]

8:00am starting boat trip to Hon Mun Island and fishing village in NhaTrang, visit coral island and TriNguyen Aquarium. Return to hotel. Free time for dinner . Overnight in NhaTrang.

Day 06: Nha Trang - Dai Lanh - QuyNhon 90 km [B,L]

Ride to the fishing village of Dinh Lanh along Highway One. Spend the rest of the day swimming and relaxing or ride the last 45 km into town. Arrive QuyNhon Town. Cylcing about 15 km to the most beautiful beach of QuyNhon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : QuyNhon - Quang Ngai 90km [B,L]

Transfer out BinhDinh Town to avoid the main highway. Ride a remote road running along the railway passing a mix of tribal and Viet villages. Loop back to the main highway and transfer to Quang Ngai. Overnight at hotel in SongTra.

Day 08: Quang Ngai - Hoi An 50 km [B,L]

Ride to My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the War, and take a guided tour of the site and museum. Continue cycling into Vietnamese countryside and visit pagoda. Loop back through quiet, rural roads to the main highway. Transfer to Hoi An. The afternoon is free to explore Hoi An.

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Day 09 : Hoi An - Myson 60 km [B,L]

Visit My Son, the ancient centre of Cham civilization. Transfer out of town to avoid the highway before cycling along country back roads along the Song Tranh River to Mai Son. Take lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the site. Transfer back to Hoi An in the afternoon. Dinner is choice of the guest

Day 10 : Hoi An - Hue 100 km [B,L]

Transfer beyond Danang to take on High Van Pass and climb 500 metres over 10 kms. After lunch, turn off the main highway and take a coastal side road for 44 km almost all the way to our destination. Energetic riders will make it all the way into Hue.

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Day 11 : Hue - Hanoi [B] Night train.

Explore Hue and visit the citadel. Take a boat ride along the Perfume River and visit tombs of the Nguyen emperors. Transfer to the train station and take the Reunification Express to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Day 12 : Hanoi - Halong - Catba island. [B,L]

Arrive Hanoi early morning. Have breafast at the restaurant and transfer toHalong bay. Take a boat trip direct to Catba island with stop at SungSot cave and swimming at Titop beach. Continue to Catba island that crosing LanHa bay and many other small islets. Overnight at hotel in Catba island.

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Day 13 :Catba island -Fulong 60km [B,L]

Am : Cycle to harbour and take a private boat to Fulong on Cat Ba Island. Disembark at Fulong and cycle 35 kilometres taking the islands only road. Stop on the way for lunch at the national park headquarters. Short trekking in Catba National Park. Cycling return to hotel. Free time at Catco beach. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 14 : Cat Ba - Hai Phong - CucPhuong (B,L) ( 50km )

In the early morning we take public ferry back to Hai Phong. You can ride 15km on CatHai island before landing. Then we continue your bike trip more 30km then take a bus back to CucPhuong NinhBinh , stopping at PhoMinh pagoda and Tran temple. Overnight in CucPhuong national park.

Day 15 : Cuc Phuong - KimBoi ( Hoabinh ) 80km [B,L]

Head east, riding some back roads through North Vietnam passing rice fields and follow country back roads past poor but friendly villages. Transfer to V Resort in HoaBinh for relax. V-Resort � Natural Farmland and Hot Spring is located in an unspoiled valley in Kim Boi, Hoa Binh. Overnihght at hotel that offer free service at hot spring at 37 degrees centigrade.

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Day 16 : KimBoi - Hanoi Capial 40 km [B,L]

Am : Relax at resort. Free time to discover Fruit and Vegetable Farmland spreading over thousands of hectares in the heart of Hoa Binh breathtaking Green Mountains and Hot Spring Pm : After lunch. Biking down hill to ChiNe town and transfer by bus to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi. Diner is your choice. Overnihght at hotel.

Day 17 : Hanoi [B]

The morning is free for last minute shopping or sightseeing. In the afternoon there is an airport transfer for anyone who needs it.

Total Distance 770 km
Number of cycling days Seven full days and four half-day
Road Surface This tour follows a mix of good asphalt roads and vehicle-width dirt roads, which may be smooth, gritty, stony, rocky, rutted, loose or hard-packed.
Support One or two 16 seaters air-conditioned buses converted to take bikes and bikers.
Group Minimum 2. Maximum 16.
Staff Groups of 8 or more a cycling leader plus a Vietnamese cycling guide plus drivers and assistants for all groups. Groups of 2-6 will be led by our local guide and support team.
Food All meals are included as mentioned B= breakfast,L=lunch, D=Diner
Children Children under sixteen-years-old are not allowed to join this tour.

Rate in USD per person - validity 30 Dec 2016

Number of Persons
Group size
2 - 3
4 - 6
8 - 10
10 - 12
Single Sup
3 stars
2036
1735
1372
1262
373
4 stars
2257
1956
1594
1484
545
5 stars
2711
2411
2048
1938
962

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Accommodation applying in this trip ( click to see ):

Cities 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Hanoi Medallion Sunway Sofitel Plaza
Catba island Sea Pearl Sunrise resort Sunrise resort
Hue Asia Eldora Indochine Palace
Hoian Thuy Duong 3 Thanh Binh Riverside Palm Garden
VinhLong Homestay Homestay Homestay
HoaBinh V resort V resort V resort
Saigon Sonnet Eden Legend
Dalat Best Western Plaza Ngoc lan Da Lat Palace Luxury
Nha Trang Majestic Liberty Central Sheraton
Quang Ngai Central Central Central
Quy Nhon Seagull Royal hotel resort Avani resort
CucPhuong Guest house Guest house Guest house

Includes:

  • Our Bike for the journey as tour program
  • All hotels (twin share or dorm ) and meals specified
  • Cycle support by a/c vehicles
  • All water and snacks whilst riding
  • All entrances to museums and sites mentioned
  • Vietnamese English speaking guide

Excludes:

  • International Flights
  • Departure Tax
  • Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Tips for guides.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any services not mentioned in itinerary

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