Hanoi to Nha Trang or Saigon Bike Tour

  • Indulge in the history, culture and cuisine of Vietnam at Hanoi where your leisurely Vietnam bike tour begins
  • Energize you mind, body and soul in the serene limestone mountains, springs, beaches and islands of Halong Bay
  • Discover why Hoi An is considered to be an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bike through coastal Vietnam’s trails and swim in the azure blue sea in Vietnam’s top beach destination

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 Halong Bay, temples, pagodas and imperial citadels, visit fine old merchant houses or seek out some some of the world’s best warm water beaches.

Bike and Kayak through the best of Halong Bay and central Vietnam, ending at Nha Trang. Extend your vacation here or wrap up with a trip to Saigon.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    14 days / 13 nights

  • Start / End

    Hanoi / Nha Trang or Saigon

  • Price

    From $2,795 pp dbl. occ.

  • Hotels

    Casual 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
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HanoiSilk Path Boutique Hotel1
2Halong CityHalong Park Hotel150km / 30mi*
3Cat Ba IslandLittle Cat Ba130km / 18mi
4Overnight train to Hué1Kayaking
5 – 6HuéThe Scarlett, Moonlight Hotel225km / 15mi
7 – 8Hoi AnHoi An Chic250km / 30mi
40km / 24mi
9Quang NgaiSa Huynh Beach Resort165km / 45mi
10Quy NhonSeagull170km / 42mi*
11Tuy HoaCen Deluxe150km / 30mi*
12 – 13Nha TrangTTC Michelia250km / 30mi
14DepartureExtend at Nha Trang or fly to Saigon

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

On arrival, walk the busy streets of Hanoi at leisure. In the evening, our guide meets you at your hotel and brief you about your adventure over dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Halong City – Red river delta trail

Ride past the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta before taking a shuttle to Halong City. Enjoy the stunning sunset over the limestone mountains.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: 50km / 30mi*

Day 3: Halong Bay: Cat Ba Island – boat & Island loop

A classic boat journey amidst spectacular limestone mountain scenery brings us to Cat Ba Island. After lunch, get on the bike for a loop around the island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: 30km / 18mi

Day 4: Hanoi – Kayak and overnight train to Hue

After hearty breakfast, get onboard a smaller boat and take a journey to the more remote and secluded parts of the Lan Ha Bay waters and islands. Trade your boat with a kayak and explore the lagoons, the coral reef, beaches and limestone peaks.

Cruise back at Hai Phong and shuttle to Hanoi. Later take an overnight train to Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: 30km / 18mi

Day 5: Hué – At leisure

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué is your gateway to Vietnam. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and spend the day at leisure.

Day 6: Hué – Hue Loop

Today take your bicycle out for a leisurely loop around the imperial town of Hué. Ride past the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Mausoleums and the merchant’s houses along the banks of the Perfume River and through quiet lanes with lush gardens.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 7: Hoi An – Hai Van Pass

After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to the coast. Begin riding off the beaten track along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road. Cross the estuary of the Perfume River and from here, challenge yourself by cycling up the Phuoc Tuong Pass then take a short transfer to Lang Co and have lunch by the gorgeous lagoon.

Later, ride along the Lang Co Bay with spectacular views of winding paths, wooden fishing boats, waterfalls, mountains and forests and bike on over gradual hills 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. From the pass, go downhill to the base and shuttle to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 8: Hoi An – My Son

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. Here, we ride to My Son, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. Regarded as one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. The initial riding is through hinterland and last leg has a bit of traffic, so ride carefully.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 9: Quang Ngai – My Lai and rural trail

Ride past network of lush rice fields and narrow interior rural trails. Break for lunch at Tam Ky and then transfer for about 1hr. Ride from here through corn and vegetables plantations with our first true view of cow herds. We end the ride with a visit to My Lai Massacre Memorial. During the Vietnam War, a company of American soldiers brutally killed the majority of population of My Lai. Transfer from here and end the day at Sa Huynh. The Sa Huỳnh culture, flourished between 1000 BC and 200 AD, were most likely the predecessors of the Cham.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 65km / 39mi*

Day 10: Quy Nhon – Tropical trail

Today bike in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green fields and paddies. 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 take a transfer to Qui Nhon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 70km / 42mi*

Day 11: Tuy Hoa – Mountain views trail

A short transfer takes us off the highway and to the remote area where we start biking with the view of gorgeous forests and hills. The biking is through undulating terrain past beautiful villages and mountain views. After lunch, continue riding towards the main highway and then transfer to Tuy Hoa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi

Day 12: Nha Trang – Delightful coastal trail

Ride past network of lush rice fields which blanket the valley. Admire the ocean view around the Vung Ro bay before meeting the pass which is natural border between the provinces. Descend down to stunning Dai Lanh beach and take a break for swim and some snacks.

Continue riding along the coast and then turn on to the Hon Gom peninsular road for the final leg. This is our last day of riding along Vietnamese coast and it’s long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest.

Later take transfer 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, Lunch
Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi

Day 13: Nha Trang – At leisure

You are free to spend the day 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

Day 14: Departure

Extend your stay here or fly to Saigon for your onward journey.

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