Enthralling Coastal Vietnam Bike Tour

  • A classic coastal route combined with spectacular hinterland trails
  • 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
  • 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 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

    9 days / 8 nights

  • Start / End

    Hué / Nha Trang

  • Price

    Casual Inns: From $1,795 pp dbl. occ.
    The price is indicative and may vary due to size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

  • Local Specialist

    Ms Ly from Saigon, Vietnam

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HuéThe Scarlett125km / 15mi
2 – 3Hoi AnHoi An Travel Lodge250km / 30mi
40km / 24mi
4Tam KyLe Dung Hotel150km / 30mi
5Quang NgaiSa Huynh Beach Resort170km / 42mi*
6Quy NhonSeagull170km / 42mi*
7Tuy HoaCen Deluxe150km / 30mi*
8Nha TrangTTC Michelia150km / 30mi
9Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hué – Hue Loop

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué is your gateway to Vietnam. Our guide meets you at your hotel at 08:30am. 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. This is your first tryst with Vietnamese way of life.

Meals: Lunch or Dinner (depending on arrival time)

Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: Tam Ky – Hinterland trail

An extremely rural ride today through small villages and narrow paths. After reaching Tam Ky, explore the nearby sights 1000 years old Chien Dan Cham Tower or beautiful fishing village and stunning murals of Bich Hoa Tam Thanh Village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi

Day 5: Quang Ngai – My Lai and rural trail

A shuttle transfer for about 1hr brings us to our starting point of cycling. Follow the village road and ride past rural, rice-farming villages. Along the way, 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. From Quang Ngai, continue riding through the forests and mountains ending at Highway 1 and then shuttle to Sa Huynh Resort for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance Cycled: 70km / 42mi*

Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 lunch.

After lunch, take a shuttle transfer and 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi

Day 9: Departure

Extend and enjoy days at leisure or travel as per your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

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

INSPIRATION FROM THE ROAD