Best of Coastal Vietnam Bike Tour

  • Discover why Hoi An is considered to be an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Energize you mind, body and soul in the serene hills, springs, beaches and islands of Vietnam

Dive into the thick of things in Vietnam where old school meets the new and lush countrysides and pristine beaches go hand in hand with bustling wet markets, charming old towns and and trendy young cities. There is something for everyone who ventures here.

Explore temples, pagodas and imperial citadels, visit fine old merchant houses or seek out some some of the world’s best warm water beaches. Welcome to Central Vietnam!

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    6 days / 5 nights

  • Start / End

    Hué / Nha Trang

  • Price

    As per your size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Casual or Premiere Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

  • Local Specialist

    Ms Ly from Saigon, Vietnam

Group Departures

PRIVATE TRAVEL

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlacePremiere InnsCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HuéPilgrimage VillageThe Scarlet125km / 15mi
2 – 3Hoi AnAnantaraHoi An Chic270km / 42mi
40km / 24mi
4Quang NgaiCentralCentral170km / 42mi
5Quy NhonAvani Quy Nhon Resort & SpaSeagull180km / 48mi
6Nha TrangTrain to Nha Trang

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hué

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué will be your gateway to Vietnam. On arrival, check in to your hotel and rest after which your Trip Leader will meet you and brief you. Today you get to take your bicycle out for a leisurely ride around the imperial town of Hué. The ride will take you past the Citadel and the merchant’s houses through quiet lanes with lush gardens. This is your first tryst with Vietnamese way of life. So shed your inhibitions and do as the locals do as Hué offers plenty of opportunities for those who wish to explore this town’s culinary, cultural and historic treats.

Meals: Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 2: Hoi An

After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to the coast. Begin riding off the beaten track for 40km along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road from Thuan An Beach to Vinh Loc. Hop on a local ferry to cross the estuary of the Perfume River before joining Highway 1. From here, challenge yourself by cycling up the Phuoc Tuong Pass then take a short transfer to Lang Co Fishing Village to continue your biking trip with a leisure 10km ride along the Lang Co Bay with spectacular views of winding paths, wooden fishing boats, waterfalls, mountains and forests.

We head towards the coast of Lang Co where fishing villages are nestled along the beach that is spread out over forested hills with gurgling streams. We break here for lunch.

Later we bike on over gradual hills in the laidback coastal countryside to climb Hai Van pass for views of this splendid bay. This rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. With a new tunnel through the mountain diverting highway traffic, the 11km of this leg will be through quiet roads. From the pass, we go downhill to Da Nang for lunch and then continue cycle along the coast then on country roads to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi*

Day 3: Hoi An

The architectural beauty of Hoi An will captivate you as this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a melange of Vietnamese, European, Chinese, Japanese monuments in an unhurried, timeless setting. There, we ride to My Son, world heritage site where we admire the peak and culture of Cham people, a perfect place to catch a traditional folk song, dance or art performance.

Meals: Breakfast

Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 4: Quang Ngai

We depart early as we follow the coast road past rural, rice-farming villages. One of the historic site we ride past is Chu Lai. While now built up and industrial, Chu Lai was home to a US Marine Corps base during the war, and all that remains now are some concrete structures and a runway. Later in afternoon, we visit My Lai Massacre Memorial along the way. During the Vietnam War, a company of American soldiers brutally killed the majority of population of My Lai. We take a transfer from here and end our day at Quang Ngai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance Cycled: 70km / 42mi*

Day 5: Quy Nhon

We keep following the coastal road, riding south. After making good inroads in the morning, we’ll stop for lunch at Sa Huynh, a popular beach side dining spot, and also a good spot for a cooling dip in the ocean. You’ll spot the distinctive salt evaporation pools and might get a whiff of the pungent local fish sauce known as nuoc mam. Sa Huynh is also the name of an ancient culture which inhabited this area and much of southern Vietnam over a thousand years ago, and there is a famous archeological site nearby.

We’ll do some afternoon cycling in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green fields and paddies. We’ll stop off at a Cham tower – built by the Champa civilisation who ruled the southern Vietnamese area for over a millennium up until the early 1800s. Descendents of this culture, the Cham people, still live in Vietnam and neighbouring Cambodia as well as Thailand. Champa towers are known for their architecture and quite few have survived. Later we take a transfer to Qui Nhon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance Cycled: 80km / 48mi*

Day 6: Train to Nha Trang

Experience a coastal train journey from Quy Nhon to Nha Trang and settle into your chosen Nha Trang hotel. Spend days at leisure in Nha Trang’s popular beachside cafes, restaurants and bars where the fresh seafood is definitely worth a try or take a boat trip to nearby coral islands.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS & MORE

we go the extra mile

Beautiful Hotels

On this Casual Inn tour, experience the best of small boutique hotels at each destination. They are chosen carefully so that you are well rested, get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah! Under circumstances of non-availability of hotel, we will put in equivalent or a better hotel. Any extras at hotel are at your expense.

Quality Bikes

When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Most of our tours in Vietnam run on some of the best mountain/hybrid bikes in the cycling tour industry. Upright position, good traction and optimal balance between performance and comfort are some of the characteristics.

Outstanding Food

Local food plays an integral part in experiencing the culture of region and we make sure that you get plenty of this. The inclusion of daily meals is highlighted in detailed itinerary. Drinking water and soft drinks such as juice, tea/coffee is included while riding. Plenty of fresh fruits, cookies and water is provided while cycling.

Charming Guides

Our most visible and perhaps most important role is played by a Trip Leader, the folks who make a trip exciting, comfortable, knowledgeable and who are able to steer you towards the real experience! In most of the trips, we have two guides riding with you. One is leading the group of riders and other is closing at the back.

Comfortable Support Van

A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to. It also provides you refreshments along the way and sometimes a chilled beer.

Guaranteed to Depart Tours

We run most of our tours with minimum 2 people traveling and sometimes even with 1 person, without any extra fee. Rest assured, your trip is always guaranteed to depart. If for some reasons you don’t wish to join a tour then you can always transfer to another trip or we’ll give you a credit which you can settle against any future trip.

Entrance Fees & Transportation

Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, temples & other exclusive events and transportation from rendezvous to final drop-off is always included in your tour price. Our tour designers give as much focus on non-cycling activity as on cycling.

Deep Local Knowledge & Presence

Presence of operations in Cambodia, local associations at Vietnam and ad-hoc field network allows us to leverage local know-how and deliver on what is promised to you without any culture and communications barrier.

Singles Friendly

It is applicable in cases where you want to opt for a room alone or we don’t find a room partner. In other cases, we will try to club you with another person, preferably of same sex.

MEET THE LOCAL SPECIALIST

Ms Ly

Ms Ly

From Saigon, Vietnam

I have always had an interest in travel and discovering new places, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. The experience offered on a bike cannot be matched by touring in a car or bus. By seeing the countryside on two wheels, we are able to immerse ourselves in the culture, feel the wind in our face and see what village life is like as we ride through it.

REVIEWS

from our friends

An amazing trip, an amazing guide, and an amazing country!

The company allowed us to customize the trip because we were four people traveling together. The bike routes took us on roads that only a local could discover, through villages, fertile farmland, mountain climbs, and breathtaking coastal vistas. We felt that we really saw the country and the people close up, and Phuc was very informative in addition to being a calm and competent bike guide. He handled small mishaps, such as a minor collision between one of the bike tour participants and a local on a bicycle, with grace and a steady hand. He was always well organized and worked very well with the driver, who I must say, handled the busy and sometimes arduous roads with great skill. I cannot speak highly enough about Phuc, our driver, and the company.

Sue L

We really enjoyed the Hue to Nha Trang cycle trip. I found the company online, and they were quick to respond to my emails, and incredibly helpful. Our guide Tony was superb throughout the trip, giving us interesting information, cycling at just the right speed, making sure the trip was tailored to us in terms of the distance, and making sure we always had enough water 🙂 Our driver Chot was also super smiley and helpful. The cycle routes were great, we got out into the countryside which was beautiful and cycling up the Hai Van pass gives you awesome views.

Georgie