Saigon to Hue Bike Tour

  • 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 along the way
  • Swim in the azure blue sea in Vietnam’s top beach destination

Across the water from Angkor in Cambodia lays the mysterious land of Saigon. Steeped in essence from times gone by, here you will discover soaked rice paddies in the lap of tropical forests.

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.

Explore temples, pagodas and imperial citadels, visit fine old merchant houses or seek out some some of the world’s best warm water beaches. Other worldly charm is within reach here. Reach out and grab it.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    8 days / 7 nights

  • Start / End

    Saigon / Hue

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1Saigon to Da LatDu Park Hotel130km / 18mi*
2Nha TrangTTC Michelia180km / 48mi*
3Tuy HoaCen Deluxe160km / 36mi*
4Quy NhonSeagull150km / 30mi*
5Quang NgaiSa Huynh Beach Resort170km / 42mi*
6 – 7Hoi AnHoi An Travel Lodge265km / 39mi*
8Hue50km / 30mi*

Detailed Itinerary

Pre-tour Plan: Visit Mekong region for couple of days on a bike.

Day 1: Saigon to Da Lat – Fly and mountain trail

Get up early today for a short flight 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. Here we take a classic ride around Da Lat. Take in some spectacular views as we ride along Da Lat’s pine-forested hills, picturesque flower farms past Xuan Huong Lake and Mount Langbian.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 30km / 18mi*

Day 2: Nha Trang – Mountain and village trails combined with beautiful downhill stretch

An awesome day on a bike today. Ride through lush mountain range and conquer Hon Giao 1,600m mountain pass before arriving at Nha Trang, a classic beach resort town. Initial stretch is undulating past pine forests and then it’s a sheer drop of 1,500m to the low lands. Break for lunch at local restaurant by the river and continue riding on flat terrain through some gorgeous village trails. Hop into a shuttle for last section to avoid busy road.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 80km / 48mi*

Day 3: Tuy Hoa – Delightful coastal trail

After a visit to nearby Cham temple, ride a spectacular coastal trail to nearby village. A shuttle transfer from here brings us to our lunch point by the ocean. Today, we have an early lunch. Continue riding along the sea and admire the delightful ocean views around the Dai Lanh beach before meeting the pass which is natural border between the provinces. Descend down to stunning Vung Ro bay and take a break for swim and some snacks.

This is our first day of riding along Vietnamese coast and it’s a long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest.

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

Day 4: Quy Nhon – Mountain views trail

A transfer of about 1hr today 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. Avoid the last leg of 10km as traffic picks up and transfer to Quy Nhon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi*

Day 5: Quang Ngai – Tropical trail

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. Later bike in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green fields and paddies. Arrive at Sa Huỳnh and spend a night at a beach resort. 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: 70km / 42mi*

Day 6: Hoi An – My Lai & spectacular hinterland trail

A transfer of about 1hr brings us to our start of the day 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. Ride from here through corn and vegetables plantations with our first true view of cow herds. After a ride of about 30km, take a shuttle again to Tam Ky for lunch and then ride past network of lush rice fields and narrow interior rural trails. We end our day at Hoi An with a short transfer.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Cycled: 65km / 39mi*

Day 7: Hoi An – At leisure

Enjoy the day at leisure today.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Hue – Hai Van pass

We avoid riding in Da Nang busy roads and transfer straight away to the point, 5km before the climb. Bike on over gradual hills in the coastal ride to climb Hai Van pass for views of this splendid bay. Ride the downhill with utmost care and stop for lunch by delightful lagoon. A short transfer brings us to Phuoc Tuong where we ride the undulating mountain terrain and cross the gorgeous estuary of the Perfume River. Recharged, ride through the backroads and beaches of this region towards Hue, a must-visit in Vietnam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Make arrangements as per your onward travel plans. You can also extend your vacation here.

*with shuttle – short transfers

REVIEWS

from our friends

Our 14 day tour from Saigon to Hanoi in our group of 6 people was a great experience with the best tour leader, Phuc, a most wonderful, caring and very, very knowledgable young man, plus a great bus driver. We could not have asked for a better team (or family) as Phuc called us.
The tour consisted of a good mix of cycling and bus, most on flat back roads and through some superb scenery in the mountainous areas with some strenuous uphill roads and one with the most exhilarating 30km descent.
We were Phuc’s first group of over 60yo’s. Though we were all capable cyclists, we are not cycling junkies. It was sad to say goodbye to our ‘family’.

Charlotte

We are a Norwegian couple at age 60 years+ and have today come home from a great adventure in Vietnam. We tok part in a tour from Saigon to Hanoi. The bike tour lasted 8 days and gave us a varied insight of different regions in South and Central Vietnam. Our bike-guide Phuc was extraordinary both in guiding us in the biking, but he also had great knowledge of past and present Vietnam and was a great storyteller. We visited the rainforest, Dailat, Hoi Anh and Hue and spent the last 3 days on a cruise in Halong Bay. Vietnamese people are very friendly and Vietnam is a beautiful country!

Gabrielle

My husband and I booked this trip based on length of riding days/distances and cycling south to north (we were heading north on business). We were able to customize the options to suit and decided to open the trip to anyone else that wanted to join our dates and destinations.

I cannot speak highly enough of Phuc (Happiness) our guide and Mr Hien our driver. Nothing was too much trouble. Phuc came from a rice farming family and could give us great insight into the country through which we passed. Combined with having studied, lived in a big city and speaking English, he was well able to give us current information about the country and it’s customs both old and new.

Our route took us on the back roads and tracks used only by locals. We were able to experience the local way of life first hand. There were days our faces ached from smiling and saying hello to everyone. The genuine warmth and friendliness will not be quickly forgotten.

Our accommodation surpassed expectations and just got better as the days progressed. In summary, a 5 Star experience at a very reasonable price.

Susan

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