From Coast to Saigon Bike Tour

  • Discover why Hoi An is considered to be an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bike through coastal trails of Central Vietnam and mountainous trails of Da Lat
  • 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 Hue, Hoi An, temples, pagodas and imperial citadels, some of the world’s best warm water beaches and mountains of Da Lat.

A best way to reach Saigon from Hue, offering multitude of experiences.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    12 days / 11 nights

  • Start

    Hue | 13:00hrs

  • Finish

    Saigon

  • Hotels

    Premiere 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
DayPlaceHotelsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HuéLa Residence125km / 15mi
2 – 3Hoi AnAnantara285km / 52mi*
40km / 24mi
4Tam KyLe Domaine de Tam Hai160km / 36mi
5Quang NgaiCocoland River Beach Resort180km / 48mi*
6Quy NhonAvani Quy Nhon Resort & Spa165km / 39mi*
7Tuy HoaStelia Beach Resort170km / 42mi
8 – 9Nha TrangAna Mandara260km / 36mi
10Da LatDalat Palace190km / 54mi
11SaigonHotel Des Arts Saigon1
12Departure

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 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: 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: ~ 85km / 52mi*

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 

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: ~ 60km / 36mi

Day 5: 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 Resort for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance Cycled: 80km / 48mi*

Day 6: Quy Nhon 

Today bike in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green fields and paddies. Along the way, visit 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance Cycled: 65km / 39mi*

Day 7: 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 8: 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.

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

Day 9: Nha Trang

Enjoy the day at leisure. Nha Trang is a beautiful beach town to walk around,

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Da Lat

A long mountainous ride today takes us to Da Lat, jewel of the central highlands. The region is dotted with lakes, waterfalls, pine trees and infinite flowers, making for a picturesque cycling adventure. Take in some spectacular views as we ride along Da Lat’s pine-forested hills and picturesque flower farms.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 90km / 54mi*

Day 11: Saigon

Get up early today for a short flight to Saigon.

The morning is free for you to explore the city. Post-lunch 13:00hrs, our guide meets you at your hotel for a walking tour to explore some of the most popular sites (Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Opera House, Continental Hotel, The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office, The War Remnants Museum). This walking tour gives an excellent introduction to the city’s history and provide you with plenty of opportunities to soak up the unique mix of chaos and tranquility that is modern-day Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Saigon

Travel further as per your onward plans.

Meals: Breakfast

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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