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Vietnam Bike Tours

Vietnam Explorer 16 Day Inn Trip

Visit the Imperial City of Hue, historic Hoi An, the beach resort of Nha Trang, Dalat - an old French spa resort, and cosmopolitan Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).

Pedaltours offers you the chance to see this captivating country alongside the friendly locals, as you pedal past rice fields, visit local ethnic villages and explore imperial cities.

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The Vietnam Bike Tours comprise of two short tours:

Take our pre tour extension to visit beautiful Halong Bay, or our post tour extension to explore the Mekong Delta in four leisurely days.  We can also arrange a side trip to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Vietnam Grand Tour

Accommodation 3* and 4* French colonial hotels and beachfront resorts, with two nights in 2* hotels (the best available in those locations).  More>


Most roads are paved but the road surface is sometimes rough.  We use Trek 7.5 hybrid bikes - available in a wide range of sizes and fitted with 700 x 32 tyres.

NOTE: All nationalities require a visa. Your travel agent can assist. You should allow 3 weeks for processing.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 HANOI. You will be met at the airport and taken on a short sightseeing tour of Hanoi.  We recommend you add a few extra days in Hanoi and the World Heritage Park of Halong Bay before the tour. 

Day 2 Hue.  This morning we fly to Hue to commence the cycling tour (flight included in tour price).  We will fit you to your bikes before a welcome dinner featuring traditional music.  The city is built on the banks of the Perfume River and steeped in 3,000 years of history.

Day 3 + 4: HOI AN. We cycle from town on a flat coastal road, then tackle the Hai Van Pass.  The view from the top of the pass is outstanding and well worth the effort.  We have a free day to explore this delightful town with its street side cafes, artists and markets.

Day 5: SA HUYNH.  Cycle on a delightful little road into the countryside.  Take an optional side trip to the My Lai Massacre site.

Day 6: QUI NHON. We drive from town to commence cycling on an attractive minor road.  Few tourists stop on this stretch of road, so you can enjoy the contact with friendly local Vietnamese people.

Day 7: TUY HOA. Cycle through cassava and sugar plantations, along a quite rural road. We stop for lunch at Me Trang Cafe.

8+9: NHA TRANG. Enjoy jungle and bay views as you cycle to Vung Ro Bay and up to the top of Ca Pass. Nha Trang is the coastal capital of Khanh Hoa province. On our rest day we take a boat trip to the outer islands and lunch at a fishing village with time to swim and snorkel.

Day 10: BUON MA THUOT. Enjoy cycling in the mountainous Central Highlands. We also stop at an ethnic village with long houses.

Day 11 + 12: DALAT. A pleasant but uphill ride to this temperate region dotted with lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. At 1,475m above sea level, Dalat was once known as Little Paris.

Day 13: PHAN THIET. Ride through desert-like scenery with sand dunes and coastal views.

Day 14: LOC AN. More coastal riding, then relax at our water-front resort.

Day 15 + 16: SAIGON.  Finish biking on quiet roads past rubber, cashewnut and black pepper plantations. A farewell group dinner will be held to celebrate your achievements.

 

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View our latest Vietnam blog entries here.  Carol Sisco will tempt you with Vietnamese food, and Butch Kolar muses on the changes he saw since he was last in Vietnam 42 years ago.

 

Departure Dates

2014

VN01 2014 (11 Nov. - 26 Nov.)
VN02 2014 (02 Dec. - 17 Dec.)

2015

VN03 2015 (06 Jan. - 21 Jan.)
VN04 2015 (01 Feb. - 16 Feb.)

Price: US$3,395
(Includes 15 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners, and flight Hanoi to Hue)
Single Surcharge: US$750
If willing to share there will be no surcharge
Bike Rental: US$375
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Route Rating: Moderate with 2 challenging days
Meet: 2pm, Hanoi
Trip End: After breakfast in Ho Chi Minh City

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Nhan was excellent – likely the best guide we have ever had, covering maybe a dozen tours on 4 continents.  He was knowledgeable, tireless, good-humoured and well organized for the entire trip.  This was a highlight!

I liked the bicycle better than my one at home!

We would not hesitate to recommend you.

Richard, Canada
Feb 2012


The food was fabulous!  Lots of fresh seafood and choices of courses and the out of the way, village locations for lunch were very enjoyable.

Angkor Wat was very good – a must see.  Our guide was very knowledgeable.

Amy and Todd, USA
Feb 2012

 
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