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.
The Vietnam Tour is comprised of two short tours:
Vietnam Grand Tour
Accommodation mostly 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.
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: QUANG NGAI. 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 + 8: NHA TRANG. 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 9: BUON MA THUOT. Enjoy cycling in the mountainous Central Highlands. We also stop at an ethnic village with long houses.
Day 10 + 11: 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 12: PHAN THIET. Ride through desert-like scenery with sand dunes and coastal views.
Day 13: LOC AN. More coastal riding, then relax at our water-front resort.
Day 14 + 15: SAIGON. Finish biking on quiet roads past rubber, cashewnut and black pepper plantations. A farewell group dinner will be held to celebrate your achievements.
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.