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 / End

    Hué / Nha Trang

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HuéThe Scarlett125km / 15mi
2Lang CoLang Co Beach Resort160km / 36mi
3 – 4Hoi AnHoi An Travel Lodge260km / 36mi
40km / 24mi
5Tam KyLe Dung Hotel150km / 30mi
6Quang NgaiSa Huynh Beach Resort170km / 42mi*
7Quy NhonSeagull170km / 42mi*
8Tuy HoaCen Deluxe150km / 30mi*
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. Post-lunch, our guide meets you at your hotel. 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 – Lagoon trail

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: ~ 60km / 36mi*

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: ~ 60km / 36mi*

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 – Hinterland trail

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 – 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 7: Qui Nhon – Tropical trail

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: 70km / 42mi*

Day 8: Tuy Hoa – Mountain views trail

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: 50km / 30mi

Day 9: Nha Trang – Delightful coastal trail

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance Cycled: 70km / 42mi

Day 10: Departure

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

Meals: Breakfast

REVIEWS

from our friends

Tony was our Tour Guide and Hiro was our driver. We could not have had better people to travel with, they were so caring, considerate and super informative but also (very important to us) great fun! Our trip was unique as it was just my husband and I on tour and so we were able to tailor our journey day by day based on how we felt with the heat but I feel that the Art of Bicycle Trips would look after anyone and everyone as best they could. The accommodation was amazing (close to 5 star), and far superior to anything we expected for a cycling tour (but very gratefully received at the end of a long, hot day). We would recommend the Art of Bicycle Trips to anyone.

Leonie M.

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

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