Saigon to Hanoi Bike Tour

  • Indulge in the history, culture and cuisine of Vietnam at Saigon where your leisurely Vietnam bike tour begins
  • 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 along the way
  • Bike through Nha Trang’s waterfront promenade and swim in the azure blue sea in Vietnam’s top beach destination

Across the water from Angkor in Cambodia lays the mysterious land of Saigon. Steeped in essence from times gone by, here you will discover soaked rice paddies in the lap of tropical forests.

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.

Explore temples, pagodas and imperial citadels, visit fine old merchant houses or seek out some some of the world’s best warm water beaches. Other worldly charm is within reach here. Reach out and grab it.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    14 days / 13 nights

  • Start / End

    Saigon / Hanoi

  • Price

    From $4,900 pp dbl. occ.

  • Hotels

    Premiere Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy to Active Rider

  • Local Specialist

    Ms Ly from Saigon, Vietnam

Group Departures

PRIVATE TRAVEL

Request us to open a group tour date, make it a private tour, further customize or send a general inquiry:

ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceHotelDuration~ Cycling Distance
1SaigonPark Hyatt1
2Da LatAna Mandara Villas Dalat130km / 18mi*
3 – 4Nha TrangEvason Ana Mandara280km / 48mi*
4Tuy HoaCen Deluxe180km / 48mi
6Quang NgaiCentral180km / 48mi *
7 – 8Hoi AnAnantara Resort260km / 36mi*
35km / 21mi*
9 – 10HuePilgrimage Village280km / 48mi*
Train to Hanoi
11HanoiSofitel Metropole1
12 – 13Halong BayPaloma2Kayaking
14Hanoi & Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon

Arrive in Saigon and settle into your hotel. Spend the day with your local host visiting some of the classic highlights of Saigon. We convene tonight to celebrate the start of our awesome journey on a bike.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Da Lat

Today bike the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels. A local guide will walk us through the tunnels and share anecdotes along the way. The riding is through country backroads after a short transfer in a boat to starting point. Though boat journey is short but it is an exciting way to see morning activities around Saigon river.

Later in the evening we take a short flight to Da Lat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Cycled: 30km / 18mi*

Day 3 & 4: Nha Trang

An awesome day on a bike today. Ride through lush mountain range and conquer 2000m mountain pass before arriving at Nha Trang, a classic beach resort town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 80km / 48mi*

Day 5: Tuy Hoa

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

This is our first day of riding along Vietnamese coast and it’s long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 80km / 48mi

Day 6: Quang Ngai

We begin to pick up the pace at this point of your Vietnam bike tour, that means you will get to cycle more today. Bid adieu to Qui Nhon and head towards the coast where fishing villages are nestled along the beach that is spread out over forested hills with gurgling streams. Later we take a transfer to Quang Ngai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 80km / 48mi*

Day 7: Hoi An

Start the day 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. We continue biking and end our day at Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 60km / 36mi*

Day 8: 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. Then, we ride to My Son, the perfect place to catch a traditional folk song, dance or art performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 35km / 21mi*

Day 9: Hue

We bike on over gradual hills in the laid back coastal countryside to climb Hai Van pass for views of this splendid bay. Recharged, we ride through the backroads and beaches of this region towards Hue, a must-visit in Vietnam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 80km / 48mi*

Day 10: Hue

Today is a rest day. You can also 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. Later we take a night train to Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Hanoi

On arrival, walk the busy streets of Hanoi at leisure. In the afternoon explore Hanoi on a cyclo ride, and later watch a traditional water puppet show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Halong Bay

Take a shuttle from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay past the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta. Arrive in Ha Long city, aboard traditional wooden junk boat, and begin your cruise through the bay. Enjoy the stunning sunset over the limestone mountains. After delightful dinner, go for cuttle fishing at night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Halong Bay

Early risers can join a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Admire the spectacular sunrise over the bay and enjoy early morning swim.

After hearty breakfast, shift from the cruise to 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. After lunch, we visit Ho Ba Ham Islet in Lan Ha Bay which borders the Gulf of Tonkin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Hanoi

Today we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave. Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Arrive back at Ha Long city and take a shuttle to Hanoi. Our leaders will make arrangements for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

*with shuttle – short transfers

INCLUSIONS & MORE

we go the extra mile

Beautiful Hotels

On this Premiere Inn tour, experience the best of 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 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 in your price. Alcohol is at your expense.

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

Our 14 day tour from Saigon to Hanoi in our group of 6 people was a great experience with the best tour leader, Phuc, a most wonderful, caring and very, very knowledgable young man, plus a great bus driver. We could not have asked for a better team (or family) as Phuc called us.
The tour consisted of a good mix of cycling and bus, most on flat back roads and through some superb scenery in the mountainous areas with some strenuous uphill roads and one with the most exhilarating 30km descent.
We were Phuc’s first group of over 60yo’s. Though we were all capable cyclists, we are not cycling junkies. It was sad to say goodbye to our ‘family’.

Charlotte

We are a Norwegian couple at age 60 years+ and have today come home from a great adventure in Vietnam. We tok part in a tour from Saigon to Hanoi. The bike tour lasted 8 days and gave us a varied insight of different regions in South and Central Vietnam. Our bike-guide Phuc was extraordinary both in guiding us in the biking, but he also had great knowledge of past and present Vietnam and was a great storyteller. We visited the rainforest, Dailat, Hoi Anh and Hue and spent the last 3 days on a cruise in Halong Bay. Vietnamese people are very friendly and Vietnam is a beautiful country!

Gabrielle

My husband and I booked this trip based on length of riding days/distances and cycling south to north (we were heading north on business). We were able to customize the options to suit and decided to open the trip to anyone else that wanted to join our dates and destinations.

I cannot speak highly enough of Phuc (Happiness) our guide and Mr Hien our driver. Nothing was too much trouble. Phuc came from a rice farming family and could give us great insight into the country through which we passed. Combined with having studied, lived in a big city and speaking English, he was well able to give us current information about the country and it’s customs both old and new.

Our route took us on the back roads and tracks used only by locals. We were able to experience the local way of life first hand. There were days our faces ached from smiling and saying hello to everyone. The genuine warmth and friendliness will not be quickly forgotten.

Our accommodation surpassed expectations and just got better as the days progressed. In summary, a 5 Star experience at a very reasonable price.

Susan