Cycling Backroad of Vietnam – 14 Days

Tour Overview

Enjoy the wonders filled with culture, history, and traditional values throughout Vietnam on an unforgettable biking journey of a 2-week itinerary. Pedal from Hanoi of old quarters along with ancient villages, see World Heritage sites in Halong Bay and Hue. Then venture the charming architecture of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary together with exploring the natural beauty as well as experience the friendliness of Vietnamese people in Nha Trang and Quy Nhon. Cycle through the majestic sand dunes in Mui Ne and stop at Ho Chi Minh City of vibrant streets.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Lang Co – Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary – Quy Nhon – Nha Trang – Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 14 days/13 nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/End: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Customizable: Definitely! Tell us about your specific requirements.
Tour Categories: Vietnam Cycling Tours
Number of Cycling Days: 9 Days

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi’s Village
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight Cruise
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Hue
Day 5: Cycling in Hue
Day 6: Phuoc Tich Ancient Village
Day 7: Hue – Lang Co – Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary
Day 9: Hoi An – My Lai
Day 10: My Lai – Quy Nhon
Day 11: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang
Day 12: Nha Trang – Mui Ne
Day 13: Mui Ne Sand Dunes & Quad Bike
Day 14: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh City Departure

North Vietnam Cycling Itinerary 4 Days

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)

Warmly welcome to our beautiful country! After arriving, our tour guide will pick you up at Noi Bai International Aiport and transfer to the hotel to check-in. Take a short rest to prepare to explore the bustling Old Quarter by cyclo. The Old Quarter is a maze of shopping streets and restaurants with various architecture buildings. In the evening, let immerse in the North’s rural culture by enjoying a performance of Water Puppetry. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Water puppet show, Cozy Vietnam Travel

Day 2: Hanoi Village Cycling Tour (B, L)

After breakfast, we will move to Bat Trang pottery village. In here, you can observe or experience the creation of ceramic products. Next, we will ride along the riverside, sightseeing many ancient villages surrounding Hanoi. Continue riding to Kieu Ky village which is very famous for making a gold leaf to decorate for pagodas and temples. The next destinations are Dau Keo and But Thap Pagoda. Finally, ride to Dong Ho village, well-known for its traditional paintings. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Dong Ho village, Cozy Vietnam Travel

 

Cycling Distance: approx. 30 km

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight Cruise (B, L, D)

After an early breakfast, we transfer to Halong Bay – one of the most spectacular UNESCO’s Nature Wonders. There are lots of things you can enjoy in here like swimming, fishing, climbing to get a hill for a panoramic view of the Bay’s remarkable seascape, or venturing into some of the sea level caves in a small sampan. All your meals will be provided on board, usually based on fresh seafood. Overnight on cruise.

 

Kayaking in Halong Bay, Cozy Vietnam Travel, Halong Bay Tours

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Hue (B, L)

The morning is spent on you cruising Halong and join in some interesting activities. Come back to Hanoi after lunch and preparing for the flight to Hue. Our guide will welcome you when you arrive. Overnight in Hue.

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Day 5: Hue Cycling Tour (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will get on your bicycles and ride through Hue’s rural villages towards the Thanh Toan Bridge. Nearby, a local market will provide you with views of daily life and local products. The next destination is the Ngoc Son Princess – one of the traditional garden-house in Hue built in 1921 under Khai Dinh King period.

 

hue-cycling-tour

 

After lunch, we will visit some of the garden houses in Phu Mong Kim Long village, followed by a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Next, crossing the river by boat to ride along a country lane to a handicraft village with special products – ‘Huong Tram’ (incense sticks).

 

Thien Mu pagoda, Hue City Tours, Vietnam Travel

 

In the evening, you’ll enjoy dinner with traditional Hue cuisine in the pleasant surroundings of the garden houses. Overnight in Hue.

Cycling Distance: approx. 40 Km

Day 6: Hue – Cycle to Phuoc Tich Ancient Village (B, L)

After breakfast at hotel, you will on the way come to visit the Phuoc Tich Village. The village is situated beside the O Lau River, one of the biggest rivers in Hue, it’s known for its ancient houses built more than a century ago.

 

Phuoc Tich Village, Cozy Vietnam Travel

 

Arrival, we will explore ancient houses which reflect the architectural and cultural characteristics of the region. You’ll then cycle along the river to experience the rural scenery and daily life of the villagers. Overnight in Hue.

Cycling Distance: approx. 50 Km

Day 7: Hue – Lang Co Beach – Hoi An (B, L)

A classic cycling trail for people with average fitness, driving to the coast, about 18km beyond Hue’s city limits. Immersing in nature with a picturesque lane shaded by coconut palms running alongside a peninsula from Thuan An beach to Vinh Loc. Reach the end of the peninsula, a local ferry will take you across the Perfume River’s estuary, after reaching dry land, the route takes you a further 11km arrive at Highway 1. At this point, you have two options – brave the traffic on Vietnam’s busiest road or be transferred to the start of today’s three hill climbs.

 

Hoi An Old Quarter, Hoi An City Tours, Cozy Vietnam Travel

 

After the first two moderate climbs, we will take a break to prepare for the Hai Van Pass. Finally, you’ll then be transferred the rest of the way to Hoi An Ancient Town. Overnight in Hoi An.

Cycling Distance: approx. 80 Km

Day 8: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary (B, L)

A gentle ride westward to the World Heritage My Son Sanctuary, mostly on quiet level roads following the banks of the Thu Bon River. Seven kilometers after setting off, you’ll cross the river to visit a fishing village. After remounting and dropping in at a local market, a further 11km takes you to Bara Bridge for a short break. You’ll need to push your cycles across a couple of major roads, then it’s more back roads until you reach My Son.

 

My Son Sanctuary, Cozy Vietnam Travel, Vietnam Tours

 

Your guide will show you the remains of the remarkable towers constructed by the Cham builders, many centuries ago – their origins and purpose have yet to be fully explained. Overnight in Hoi An.

Cycling Distance: approx. 60 Km

Day 9: Hoi An – My Lai (B, L)

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll drive to Quang Ngai. The first stage is gentle – quiet country lanes leading to the coast and fishing villages. A short 2km ascent to the top of Thien An Mountain provides striking views of the surrounding countryside with time to visit an ancient pagoda dating back to 1650. The gradient is now downhill towards the site of the infamous My Lai massacre, now a shrine dedicated to the unarmed 550 villagers, mainly women and children, slaughtered by the Americans in March 1968.

 

Thien An Mountain Cycling Tour, Cozy Vietnam Travel

 

After a guided tour to reflect on the war, the quiet roads take you to the beach for relaxation. After a picnic lunch, you can loop around through the fishing villages to return to Quang Ngai. Overnight in Quang Ngai.

Cycling Distance: approx. 47 Km

Day 10: My Lai – Quy Nhon (B, L)

After breakfast, cycling begins at 99 KM South of My Lai. The first section meanders alongside the coast from Binh DuongTung Giang and Tuy Phuoc on a small provincial road passing many villages, far from the main highway. There’ll be plenty of time to dismount to experience the warmth and friendliness of Vietnamese people. Eventually, you’ll arrive at Tuy Phuoc, 9km to Quy Nhon City, your destination and accommodation. Overnight in Quy Nhon.

 

Quy Nhon Cycling Tour, Cozy Vietnam Travel

 

Cycling Distance: approx. 73 Km

Day 11: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang (B, L)

After breakfast, we on the way come to beautiful city Nha Trang. The gently rolling terrain and views of the Highland foothills make a splendid backdrop for the potbellied pigs and barefooted children dashing across your trail as you pass ethnic minority and Vietnamese communities’ en-route. Arrival in Nha Trang, Dai Lanh Beach can be an ideal place to relax. Overnight in Nha Trang.

 

nha trang cycling tour

 

Cycling Distance: approx. 67 Km

Day 12: Nha Trang – Mui Ne (B, L)

As usual, you’ll drive to the outskirt of the city to avoid the traffic. Once on your cycles, the route continues southward towards Cam Ranh until you join Highway 1 and dismount.

 

vietnam biking tour

After driving to Ca Na for lunch, you’ll drive to Luong Son, where you re-mount. Continuing move to Mui Ne, check-in the hotel and the rest of the day is spent for relaxation. Overnight in Mui Ne.

Cycling Distance: approx. 80 Km

Day 13: Mui Ne Sand Dunes & Quad Bike (B)

After breakfast, we start our Mui Ne Sand Dune half-day tour by jeep. The first destination is the Fairy Stream where we can’t miss in Mui Ne. After that, we visit the Yellow sand dune. We will discover the daily activities of the fishing farm. Not only visiting white sand dune, but we will also be fulfilled by the beautiful white sand dune.

 

Lotus Lake Mui Ne Tours, Vietnam Cozy Travel, Vietnam Package Tours

 

After that, we will get on our Quad bike (ATV) for a 30-minute ride around the vast dunes from the foot to the top of the dunes. We then drive back to our hotel and have free time at beach. Overnight in Mui Ne.

Day 14: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Your time will be your own until your driver arrives to take you to Ho Chi Minh City in good time for your departure flight. Vietnam Cycling Tour Itinerary 2 weeks ends.

  • Private first-class air-conditioner vehicles (Car or Bus)
  • English speaking guide (Other languages upon request)
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D Dinner)
  • Water during the trip
  • High-quality mountain bikes (Trek bikes)
  • Vehicle support

  • Other airfares and taxes in international flight to Vietnam & out of Vietnam
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa and visa fee to Vietnam
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 3 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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Cycling Backroad of Vietnam – 14 Days