Ultimate Vietnam North to South by Bicycle

Hanoi -> Halong -> Cat ba -> Ninh Binh ->Hue -> Hoi An ->Quang Ngai ->Quy Nhon ->Tuy Hoa ->Nha Trang -> Da Lat -> HCM -> Mekong

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Overview

Start in Hanoi and end in Phong Dien! With the Bicycle tour Ultimate Vietnam North to South Bike Tour, you have a 17 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 21 other destinations in Vietnam. Ultimate Vietnam North to South Bike Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

 

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi - Cycling to Countryside
Day 2 Hanoi - Halong City Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island – Boat & Island Loop Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Cat Ba - Ninh Binh Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Ninh Binh – Trang An – Hoa Lu – Overnight on Train to Hue Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Hue City Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Hue - Hoi An Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Hoi An Breakfast
Day 9 Hoi An - Quang Ngai Breakfast
Day 10 Quang Ngai - Quy Nhon Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Quy Nhon - Tuy Hoa Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Nha Trang Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Nha Trang - Da Lat Breakfast
Day 14 Da Lat – Fly to Ho Chi Minh Breakfast
Day 15 Sai Gon – Tra Vinh Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16 Tra Vinh - Can Tho Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17 Can Tho - Sai Gon Breakfast, Lunch

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Hanoi - Cycling to Countryside

Welcome to your holiday with Your Vietnam Travel

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, either Domestic or International arrival, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to exit gate and look for your guide who will be waiting at the lobby, holding the Your Vietnam Travel's signboard with your name on it. Transferred to hotel for check in. 

Afternoon, you are welcomed by the tour guide at the hotel lobby and depart for the half day trip exploring the hidden part of Hanoi.

Beginning with the Train Street, an extremely attractive place for tourists when coming to Hanoi. Where they can experience a narrow, crowded but very interesting Hanoi with the life style of the people here. Having a cup of coffee while you can enjoy the typical atmosphere of Hanoi.

Embark on an exciting cycling journey to Middle Island of the Red River for a getaway. You will see the lush vegetation and quiet atmosphere which is opposite to the city’s hustle and bustle.

You will reach to Long Bien Bridge, the one of the first bridges built by the French in Vietnam, and become the symbol of Hanoi today.

After exploring surroundings of the island by bike, you will do Kayaking, Sunbathing and Swimming on Red River.

The guide will take you to see a small Floating Village on the island. Here, you can talk, learn more about their life and have a visit their house.

Having a light meal at the floating village served by local people

17:30: Finish the half day sightseeing. You are dropped off at the hotel doorstep.

Meals:

Day 2

Hanoi - Halong City

Ride past the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta before taking a shuttle to Halong City. The river rises in Yunnan province, and flows across the Tonkin region, through Hanoi, and enters into the Gulf of Tonkin. We criss-cross the rivers and ride over a multitude of bridges.

 

Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island – Boat & Island Loop

A quick ferry journey amidst spectacular limestone mountain scenery brings us to Cat Ba Island. After lunch, get on the bike for a loop around the island. Enjoy the stunning sunset over the limestone mountains.

 

Cycling Distance: 30km / 18mi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Cat Ba - Ninh Binh

After hearty breakfast, get on board a smaller boat and take a journey to the more remote and secluded parts of the Lan Ha Bay waters and islands. Trade your boat with a kayak and explore the lagoons, the coral reef, beaches, and limestone peaks.

Ferry back at Hai Phong and shuttle to Ninh Binh. If time permits, we may get a chance to bike for a short duration towards Ninh Binh.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Ninh Binh – Trang An – Hoa Lu – Overnight on Train to Hue

A short cycling ride along the river brings us to Trang An, known as Halong Bay on land. The landscape is largely dominated by limestone mountains, rivers, caves, and pagodas. Here we take a boat ride and get to experience the magical scenery dotted with natural and cultural wonders.

We take a break at the ancient city of Hoa Lu for a quick temple tour and then loop back to your hotel. Later take an overnight train to Hue.

Cycling Distance: 30km / 18mi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Hue City Tour

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué is your gateway to Vietnam. Our guide meets at the station and then transfers to your hotel for early check-in. Post-lunch, 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.

Cycling Distance: 25km / 15mi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Hue - Hoi An

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.

Cycling Distance: 80km / 64mi*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Hoi An

The architectural beauty of Hoi An will captivate you as this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a melange of Vietnamese, European, Chinese, Japanese monuments in an unhurried, timeless setting.

Today you can plan your own day, and enjoy the enchanting Hoi An town at leisure. A paradise for shoppers, a walk through the town gives a feel of an open-air museum.

 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Hoi An - Quang Ngai

Ride past a network of lush rice fields and narrow interior rural backroads. Break for lunch at Tam Ky and then transfer for about 1hr. Ride from here through corn and vegetable plantations with our first true view of cowherds. 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 the 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, was most likely the predecessors of the Cham.

 

Cycling Distance: 65km / 40mi*

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

Quang Ngai - Quy Nhon

Today bike in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green mountains. The ride is largely flat with mountains looming in the backdrop all throughout. Stop off at a Cham tower – built by the Champa civilization who ruled the southern Vietnamese area for over a millennium up until the early 1800s. Later take a short transfer to Qui Nhon.

 

Cycling Distance: 65km / 39mi*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Quy Nhon - Tuy Hoa

Today is a beautiful rolling route. 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.

 

Cycling Distance: 70km / 42mi*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

Nha Trang

Another good day at the saddle. 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 the natural border between the provinces. Descend down to stunning Dai Lanh beach and take a break for a swim and lunch.

After lunch, 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 the Vietnamese coast and it’s a long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest

Before arriving at Nha Trang, visit the famous Po Ngar Cham Towers, built between the 7th and 12th centuries and still actively used for worship.

Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner is on your own today. We recommend digging into Hải san, a medley of seafood.

Cycling Distance: 60km / 36mi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13

Nha Trang - Da Lat

A long mountainous ride today takes us to Da Lat, the 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.

 

Cycling Distance: 90km / 54mi*

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14

Da Lat – Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Get up early today for a short flight to Saigon.

The morning is free for you to explore the city. Post-lunch, 2:00 pm, 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 provides you with plenty of opportunities to soak up the unique mix of chaos and tranquility that is modern-day Saigon.

 

 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15

Sai Gon – Tra Vinh

A short shuttle transfer brings us to Ben Tre province, outskirts of Saigon.

Ride past the pristine hamlets nestled in the orchards and coconut plantations to the culturally diverse Tra Vinh, most pretty town in Mekong. Along the way, see farmers working in nursery fruit tree gardens.

 

Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16

Tra Vinh - Can Tho

We go deeper into the delta. We ride past numerous rice fields, rivers and canals, and over a multitude of bridges that may offer views of floating villages. Apart from rice fields, the region is dotted with many plantations of banana, coconut, and citrus trees. It’s a long ride today through the interior trails of Mekong Delta to Can Tho. Set on the southern bank of the Hau River, Can Tho is known for its network of canals and nearby floating markets.

Cycling Distance: 60km / 36mi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17

Can Tho - Sai Gon

Experience early morning Cai Rang floating market on a boat ride and then cycle to Phong Dien floating market. Weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront. Absorb the sights of the endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconuts shredders, small dock loading/unloading rice, and tiny vibrant markets. Continue by bike on the narrow lane and loop round to the main road.

Later shuttle to Saigon for an extension here or for your onward flight.

We aim to reach HCM (Saigon) by 16:00hrs and will drop you at your hotel in Saigon or airport.

Cycling Distance: 25km / 15mi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • All transfer and quality air-conditioned limousine vehicle
  • Accommodation at 5 star Hotel selected including daily breakfast with double/twin room 
  • Tours with local English Speaking Guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B ; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D). Halal food is available on your request
  • Airport transfer at destination
  • Boat trip/ Kayaking
  • Cooking Class
  • Cycling 
  • Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated
  • Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)

Exclusions

  • Domestic & International airfare 
  • Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single Supplement
  • Early check in & late check out
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

 

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Hanoi

La Passion Hotel

Tirant Hotel

Melia Hotel

Halong Bay

Swan Cruise

Aclass Stella Cruise

Athena Cruise

Hue

Rosaleen Hotel

EMM Hotel Hue

La Residence Hue

Can Tho

Anh Dao Mekong 2 Hotel

West Hotel

Vicroria Can Tho Resort

Ninh Binh

Ngoc Anh Hotel

Tam Coc Garden Resort

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort

Da Lat

Iris Hotel Dalat

TTC Hotel Premum Da Lat

Ana Mandara Villas Dalat

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