Cycling Tour in Vietnam 2012 Programme
Starting in Saigon and finishing in Hanoi 11days/10nights
On our tour you can choose your daily distance, short or long and that's possible every morning, according to your mood, weather, last night out ect.
It is classic Vietnam Bike trip. This fascinating country and experience the epic biking trip as you ever. During this biking trip in Vietnam, you will cycle back roads through some of the country's most beautiful scenery and natural surroundings while breathing the cool fresh air from beaches and countryside of Vietnam. The cycling is moderate and there is full support by our prepared vehicle, allowing tired cyclists to take a rest during the trip.
DAY1 : SAIGON - CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK(L,D) (30 or 55 KM CYCLING)
Transfer out of the city about 1.5 hours to get out the busy traffic and head on to Vinh Cuu district - Dong Nai province. Start cycling on quiet countryside road to Nam Cat Tien park. This forest area used to be the head quarter of Vietnamese army during the war. We arrive at the ranger post, meeting our Cat Tien park ranger, check in the guest house, a short trekking in the forest to see many old trees in the park. Overnight in Nam Cat Tien national park and take a jeep to see the wild animals in the evening. Overnight in the park.
DAY 2/ CAT TIEN - DA LAT CITY (B,L,D) (35 or 60KM CYCLING)
Breakfast at the park. Start cycling through forest in the park to Madagui area. Madagui, in its ethnic minority language, means "The Gui river of the Mạ people". Mạ people are an ethnic minority of the linguistics family of Mon - Khmer. Their current living area is at the central upstream Dong Nai river on a strip of successive land along the Đạ Đơng river valley, bordering the Bảo Lộc plateau, the Di Linh plateau and the red-soil southeastern area. In Vietnam, there are approximately 30,000 Mạ people, mostly living in Lâm Đồng province with over 20,000 people.
Transfer to Dalat. Biking around Xuan Huong Lake, visit Crazy House. Continue biking to Ta Nung area and visiting vegetable and flower fields and forests, coffee plants, etc. Visit mushroom farm (depends on season), the rural market of Nam Ban, silk farm and factory. Vehicle pick up and transfer back to Da Lat for overnight.
DAY 3/ DA LAT TO NHA TRANG (B,L,D) (50 or 100KM CYCLING)
Cycle downhill to Cham temples Ponagar in Nhatrang. This can be called the highlight of this trip, in which you will get an epic road biking experience: long hill climbs and descents, winding forest roads, wild scenery, coastal plains, pine forest vegetation, rugged countryside. Transfer the rest way to Nhatrang. Ovenight in Nhatrang.
DAY 4/ NHA TRANG TO TUY HOA OF PHU YEN (B,L,D) (50 or 120KM CYCLING)
Morning with a drive from Nhatrang about 50km. Ride on a well surfaced road that runs alongside the reunification express railroad. You will find the terrain gently rolling with beautiful views of the foothills of the highlands, tribal and rural Viet villages. Downhill en route stop at Dai Lanh Beach for lunch.
Afternoon ride the rest way to the hotel in Tuy Hoa town, Phu Yen province. Overnight in the local hotel.
DAY 5/ PHU YEN TO QUANG NGAI (B,L,D) (35 or 70KM CYCLING)
After breakfast at the hotel, we transfer about 30km, Cycle through back roads with countryside vilalge to Qui Nhon, we have lunch at a local restaurant; transfer the rest way to Quang Ngai. Overnight in Quang Ngai city.
DAY 6/ QUANG NGAI TO HOI AN (B,L,D) (30 or 50KM CYCLING)
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.
DAY 7/ HOI AN (B) (50KM CYCLING OR FREE AT LEISURE)
Visit My Son, the ancient center 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. Or a day free in Hoi An town.
DAY 8/HOI AN TO HUE (B,L,D) (50 or 100KM CYCLING)
Transfer beyond Danang to take on Hai 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. Climb the Hai Van Pass, ride along the peninsular to Hue.
DAY 9/ TRAIN FROM HUE TO HA NOI CAPITAL(B,L,D) (25KM CYCLING)
Explore Hue and visit the citadel. Take a boat ride along the Perfume River and visit tombs of the Nguyen emperors: Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Transfer to the train station. Take the overnight on the Reunification Express Train to Ha Noi at 5:00Am.
DAY 10/ HANOI CITY TOUR (B,L,D) (NO CYCLING)
Arrive in Hanoi at 5:00am. Transfer to the hotel. Have a breakfast at Pho24 in Ly thai to street near Ho Guom Lake. Doing city tour to visit Ho chi minh Mausoleum complex and One pillar pagoda. Free in the afternoon. Last dinner at Season restaurant in Ha noi.
DAY 11/ HANOI (B) (NO CYCLING)
This is free day on your own. Our guide will be at your hotel to transfer to Ha Noi airport for your departure flight.
End of tour.