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

One of the most popular cycling route in Vietnam interspersed with coastal and mountain trails. Here lush countrysides, forests 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. Welcome to Coastal Vietnam!

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    10 days / 9 nights

  • Start

    Hué | 13:00hrs

  • Finish

    Nha Trang | 16:00hrs

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

  • Average Distance Cycled

    50km or 30mi

  • Total Distance Cycled

    ~ 500km or 300mi

  • Bicycle

    Included

  • Support Vehicle

    Included

  • Group Size

    Min 2, Max 12

ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HuéThe Scarlett125km / 15mi
2Lang CoLang Co Beach Resort170km / 42mi
3 – 4Hoi AnHoi An Travel Lodge270km / 42mi
40km / 24mi
5Tam KyLe Dung Hotel150km / 30mi
6Quang NgaiSa Huynh Beach Resort180km / 48mi*
7Quy NhonSeagull165km / 39mi*
8Tuy HoaSala Beach170km / 42mi*
9Nha TrangTTC Michelia170km / 42mi
10Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hué – Hue Loop

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué is your gateway to Coastal Vietnam.

Our guide meets you at your hotel about 13:00hrs. 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: Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 2: Lang Co Beach 

After a hearty breakfast, we head 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, ride over some low hills to the Phuoc Tuong Pass offering panoramic views of tranquil lagoon and coastline. We break for lunch by the gorgeous lagoon and continue riding towards Lang Co Beach.

Enjoy some good leisure beach time here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi*

Day 3: Hoi An – Hai Van Pass

Today get ready to conquer the highest pass of ride. Cycle along the Lang Co Bay and through winding paths with spectacular views of wooden fishing boats, waterfalls, mountains and pine forests. Conquer 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, enjoy the breathtaking descent to the base and ride through the commercial heartland of Central Vietnam, Danang, to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi*

Day 4: 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.

You can also take this as a rest day and enjoy the enchanting Hoi An town at leisure. A paradise for shoppers, a walk through the town gives a feel of an open air museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 5: Tam Ky 

An extremely rural ride today through small villages, rice fields 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 6: Quang Ngai 

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: 80km / 48mi*

Day 7: Qui Nhon

Today bike in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green mountains. The ride is largely flat with mountains looming in the backdrop all throughout. 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. Later take a short transfer to Qui Nhon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance Cycled: 65km / 39mi*

Day 8: Tuy Hoa

Today is a beautiful rolling route. 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: 70km / 42mi

Day 9: Nha Trang 

Another good day at saddle. 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, 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 a long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest.

Before arriving at Nha Trang, visit the famous Po Ngar Cham Towers, built between the 7th and 12th centuries and still actively used for worship.

We aim to reach Nha Trang by 16:00hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance Cycled: 70km / 42mi



Day 10: Departure

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

Meals: Breakfast

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Enthralling Coastal Vietnam Bike Tour
Average rating:  
 2 reviews
by Jim Wilkie on Enthralling Coastal Vietnam Bike Tour
Coastal Vietnam

We had an absolutely fabulous week. Our tour guide Vu couldn't have been more friendly and informative and quickly assessed our cycling capabilities and acted accordingly. We loved each day as it came and went stopping for coffee and local lunch along the way. Hoinan was a particular highlight and 2 nights here was ideal. Huge variety of scenery from paddy fields and subsistence farming to huge swathes of new development right on pristine beaches- go now before they develop too much more !

by Amanda Barclay on Enthralling Coastal Vietnam Bike Tour
Coastal Vietnam

Our favourite city was Hoi An, picturesque and lovely at night. Least liked was the garbage everywhere. Pace and distances cycled were comfortable. Vien took us to meet his sister in a small farming village oneof the days. The ride was challenging but one of the most beautiful of the trip, and spending a lunchtime with his family was truly special. Appreciated that Vien brought us to mostly local restaurants with examples of real Vietnamese food, not just touristy food. The breakfasts at the hotels were excellent.