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This trip is Guided allowing you to explore the area with the benefit of a knowledgeable ride leader and support.
This trip is ideal for Cycling Breaks with Friends and Seasoned Cyclists.
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We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.

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This north to south trip has it all. Cycle across beautiful scenery, explore white sandy beaches and observe the simplicities of Vietnamese village life. We visit the former imperial capital of Hue, the beautiful old trading town of Hoi An and then to Danang. We jet off to the stunning beaches of Nha Trang before pedalling to Dalat and finishing in Ho Chi Minh City.  

Departure Dates: 

1 July 2018 - 17 July 2018
7 October 2018 - 23 October 2018
4 November 2018 - 20 November 2018
16 December 2018 - 1 January 2019
6 January 2019 - 22 January 2019
24 February 2019 - 12 March 2019
17 March 2019 - 2 April 2019
5 May 2019 - 21 May 2019
30 June 2019 - 16 July 2019
6 October 2019 - 22 October 2019 
3 November 2019 - 19 November 2019
15 December 2019 - 31 December 2019
DAY 1Arrival

You will meet your fellow cyclists and tour guide in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), where you can bond over dinner at the Temple Club Restaurant.

DAY 2Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh

After a short transfer you'll cycle to the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels, a network of underground tunnels and a core part of the Vietnam's army military and operations base. Additionally, the tunnels were used a communication strategy, and to store food weapons and medical equipment.

Today's cycling is approximately 25km.

DAY 3Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat

Today will start early so you can catch the short flight to Dalat, a former French summer resort and now popular honeymoon destination. After checking into your hotel, cycle along rural lanes, past Xuan Huong Laketo and bold flower fields to the Old French Railway Station. You'll have views of the majestic Mount Langbian and even have time to explore Dalat in the evening.

Today's cycling is approximately 35km.

DAY 4Dalat - Nha Trang

Fill up at breakfast as a big day lies ahead. You'll conquer some challenging climbs en route to the province of Nha Trang. The tranquil scenery of mountains make these climbs enjoyable, whilst a stop off at at a community house, home to a mountain tribe gives you an insight into another life. Enjoy a lively evening in Nha Trang.   

Today's cycling is approximately 100km.

DAY 5Nha Trang

Take a break from cycling and enjoy a boat trip to beautiful islands, perfect swimming and snorkelling. Today's culture will come in the form of the Pa Na Gar Cham towers, built between 7th - 12th century. Half of the original towers are still in use as places of worship. If you fancy a day off from exploring, you will have the option of staying on the beach.

DAY 6Nha Trang - Tuy Hoa

Once out of Nha Trang and after a transfer, you'll be on the coastline passing though fishing villages to Dai Lanh Beach. After lunch and a swim on the beach it's time for to start the afternoon ride. Touching the base of Da Bia Mountain there will be a few soft climbs then flat land, ending on country lanes amongst rice paddies and local villages.   

Today's cycling is approximately 85km.

DAY 7Tuy Hoa - Quinhon

Today's riding transports you to another land, with a route parallel to a railway, on an isolated area with spectacular views. You'll ride through the hills and tribal villages with children playing and animals all the way to Quinhon.    

Today's cycling is approximately 70km.

DAY 8Quinhon - Quang Hgai

Experience the ocean breeze and serene Vietnamese villages covering the coastline en route to Tra O Lagoon, the largest wetland in the province of Binh Dinh. You'll ride along Highway 1 to finish the day in Quang Ngai, where you'll stay for the evening. 

Today's cycling is approximately 70km.

DAY 9Quang Ngai - My Lai - Hoi An

The first point of call this morning is the Thien An pagoda before riding to My Lai, sight of one of the worst massacres in the Vietnam War. This afternoon you're free to explore historic Hoi An. Soak up the atmosphere and vibrant streets and make sure you stay out late enough to see the town light up with lanterns lining the river at night, a truly beautiful sight.  

Today's cycling is approximately 50km.

DAY 10Hoi An

This mornings ride will take you to My Son, a 4th century centre of Cham civilization. The journey to My Son will be scenic and although multiple temples were destroyed during the war the remaining ones are still sure to impress. You will take a transfer back to Hoi An.  

Today's cycling is approximately 54km. 

DAY 11Hoi An - Hue

Prepare yourself for the toughest day of the trip but we promise it will be worth it! Beginning with a steady climb up Hai Van Pass, the road Jeremy Clarkson called a 'deserted river of perfection'. The road offers  spectacular views before a long and smooth descent. The 44km road to Hue, Vietnam's former capital is along the coast. 

Today's cycling is approximately 100km.

DAY 12Hue - Ninh Binh

Its history day today! Starting with the tombs of Khai Dinh and you'll then cycle onto the Thien Mu Pagoda. Built in 1601 one of it's the tallest religious building in Vietnam with a famous marble turtle. Enjoy a cruise along the Perfume River then it's time to cycle to the Ming Mang Mausoleum. You will sleep on an overnight train to Ninh Binh.                                                          

Today's cycling is approximately 30km.

DAY 13Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong National Park

Leave Ninh Binh and head for an early lunch, then cycle through magnificent karst mountains, surrounded by rice paddies. After exploring temples you'll move onto Cuc Phuong National Park where you'll stay the night.   

Today's cycling is approximately 60km.

DAY 14Cuc Phuong National Park - Hai Phong

In the morning you'll go on another cycle around the park to further appreciate its charm and tranquillity. Next you'll cycle east crossing pineapple plantations, before heading to Haipong. Today you will see the contrast between north and south Vietnam.   
Today's cycling is approximately 60km.

DAY 15Hai Phong - Cat Ba Island

To reach Fulong on Cat Ba island, you'll take a ferry. Located within the famous Ha Long Bay this heavenly island prides itself on its luscious green hills green, crystal clear sea and soft sand. Once off the boat, you'll immediately start today's cycling. After lunch you'll be free to explore this paradise island.

Today's cycling is approximately 26km.

DAY 16Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

After a short ride it will be time for one of the trip's highlights, a cruise around Ha Long Bay. Legend has it this majestic series of towering limestone islands, iced with mini rain forests and surrounded by turquoise ocean was created by a dragon who swept down to the sea from mountains. You will then get a transfer back to Hanoi where you will have your final dinner together.  

Today's cycling is approximately 22km.

DAY 17Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel.


Exploring the length of Vietnam gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in different and varying regions. From century old Hanoi, you will visit Hue, Vietnam's old capital city, the ancient town of Hoi An and roads and passes to take your breath away.
From the battle scarred landscapes of central Vietnam to the glistening beaches of the south, this is a trip that showcases all Vietnam has to offer.


Vietnam’s vertical geography gives it a number of weather patterns. The north is best cycled in the cool dry months of November to April or during the summer between May to July. Central Vietnam is hot and dry between January to late August making it the ideal time to explore the area by bicycle, whilst  South Vietnam has relatively constant year round temperatures. The south’s dry season begins in November and ends in May with late February to May being slightly hotter and with higher humidity. The wet season lasts from May to early November with June to August receiving the highest rainfall of the year. 


Your accommodation will be in a mixture of hotels, homestays, resorts and boutique residences.  
You will be met and collected at Ho Chi Minh City airport before being whisked away to the hotel in the city. On the final day of the holiday, you can join the transfer from the hotel to Noi Bai International Airport, just outside Hanoi or make separate arrangements to stay in Asia.  
Your trip will include all meals. Fresh, local cuisine will be served for breakfast and lunch and bottled mineral water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days. Please let our cycling experience team know if you have any dietary requirements that we need to be aware of.  
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit. Alternatively, if you would like to do this tour privately, this can be arranged, just ask our cycling experts.     
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team.  
The bike you will hire will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through south east Asia and it is equipped with  water bottle holders and an area to keep a small day bag. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know.  
The air conditioned support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools.  
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to Vietnam is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.