Classic Hue 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

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

    11 days / 10 nights

  • Start / End

    Hue / Saigon

  • Price

    From $2,195 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 Lodge270km / 42mi
4Quang NgaiSa Huynh Beach Resort170km / 42mi
5Quy NhonSeagull180km / 48mi
6Tuy HoaCen Deluxe160km / 42mi
7Nha TrangTTC Michelia150km / 30mi
8 – 9Da LatDu Park Hotel260km / 36mi
10SaigonCinnamon Boutique
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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 – Rest Day

Enjoy the day at leisure and plan the day as per your own interest. Provides ample of shopping opportunities.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Quang Ngai – My Lai and rural trail

Ride past network of lush rice fields and narrow interior rural trails. Break for lunch at Tam Ky and then transfer for about 1hr. Ride from here through corn and vegetables plantations with our first true view of cow herds. We end the ride 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. Transfer from here and end the day at Sa Huynh. The Sa Huỳnh culture, flourished between 1000 BC and 200 AD, were most likely the predecessors of the Cham.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 65km / 40mi*

Day 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Da Lat – Mountain trail

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: 30km / 18mi*

Day 9: Da Lat

Enjoy the day at leisure. Da Lat is a beautiful town to walk around.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Saigon

Get up early today for a short flight to Saigon.

The morning is free for you to explore the city. Post-lunch, 2:00pm, 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 11: Departure

Please make arrangements 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