Hai Van pass, Hoian ancient town, My Lai massacre, Quy Nhon royal beach and Nhatrang world beautiful coastal city.
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We’ll spend the majority of the first day sightseeing in Hue. Hue was the seat of the thirteen Nguyen Emperors from 1802 to 1945. It is one of Vietnam's cultural, religious and educational centers and was recently designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll cycle around this wonderful ancient city and visit some of its famous sites.
On the second day, we’ll drive by bus 18km out of Hue to the coast. There, we’ll begin riding off the beaten track for 40km along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road from Thuan An Beach to Vinh Loc. We’ll hop on a local ferry to cross an estuary of the Perfume River before re-mounting our bikes on Highway 1. Here, we will cycle the first of the day’s three hill climbs. In the evening, we’ll check into the hotel in Hoi An, enjoy dinner, and settle down for the night.
After a leisurely breakfast in this old trading port, we’ll take to the bikes for a ride around the city and into the villages of the surrounding countryside. We’ll briefly cycle to the quaint village of Thuan Tinh, set among rice fields and coconut groves. We’ll also stop to check out a strawberry garden and meet local villagers. The rest of the afternoon is yours to relax at the beach.
We’ll depart from Hoi An early in the morning and transfer to Quang Ngai. There, we’ll unload the bikes for a leisurely ride to Qui Nhon, the capital city of Binh Dinh Province. During the Vietnam War, Qui Nhon was a US-held port, supply center, and refuge for thousands fleeing heavy bombing in the countryside. We’ll stay overnight in this city.
The fifth day’s ride is along on a unique little road that follows the Reunification Express Railway. Again, we’ll transfer out of town to avoid the main highway. Easy Indochina Bike Tours’ll start riding along a remote, but well-maintained road running alongside the tracks. Along the way, we’ll stop at Dai Lanh beach for refreshments and a dip in the sea before continuing to Nha Trang for our overnight stay.
Following breakfast, we’ll drive to Nha Trang Pier for an authentic seacoast experience. We’ll take a morning boat trip; first, to the wondrous aquarium and then to Hon Mun Island. You will also have the option to visit Dam Market. We’ll stay overnight in Nha Trang.
We’ll depart early and drive a short leg south to Cam Ranh (two hours). From here, we’ll cycle on a remote mountain road into the central highlands toward Da Lat. Hundreds of original European-style villas and chalets stand as a reminder of the town’s colonial past. We’ll stay overnight in Da Lat.
After breakfast we’ll say goodbye to Da Lat and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City (7 hours). Residents still call this city Saigon. It is the heart of Vietnam; it is commercially, spiritually, and culturally the soul of the country.
- Air-conditioned bus
- Support vehicle to carry gear, luggage, first aid
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees and boat trip
- Airport transfer in/out
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel
- Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- All biking gear (bike, helmet, tool kit, water cage)
- Water, snacks, soft drinks, and fresh fruit on cycling days
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses