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Experience The Real Vietnam

10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM

Price from
US$ 2100
Duration
10 Days
Distance
563 KM
Difficulty
Moderate Cycling Holiday
Tour Code
Trip start in
Hue City
Trip Ends in
Nha Trang City
Trip type
Cycling Holiday
Group size
Min:02 -Max:12

OVERVIEW

Briefing Activities:

Day 1:  Flight to Hue:  1/2  Ride : 30Km

Day 2: Hue – Lang Co Beach. Ride: 67Km

Day 3: Lang Co  – Hoian. Ride:67Km

Day 4: My Son Holly Land. Ride: 42Km

Day 5: Hoi an – Quang Ngai . Ride: 119Km

Day 6: Quang Ngai – Qui Nhon. Ride: 95Km

Day 7: Qui Nhon – Tuy Hoa. Ride: 93Km

Day 8: Tuy Hoa – Whale Island. Ride: 50Km

Day 9: Island Rest Day.

Day 10:  Whale Island – Nha Trang for the next destination.


 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Riding the back roads of Hue to visit ancient town, garden house, and the Imperial Citadel.
  • Riding along the Tam Giang Lagoon and stop en-route to experience the daily life of the locals.
  • Riding around Lap An lagoon and conquer Hai Van Pass with a spectacular view from the top.
  • Witness daily life along with the coastal areas between Hue and Nha Trang
  • Appreciate natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes; rustic rural villages and tranquil beaches
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM
10 -DAY CYCLING ADVENTURES ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF VIETNAM

Day 1 Meet in Hue

Exploring the central coast of Vietnam starting in Hue City (you can fly to Hue from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi – Countryside Adventures can arrange these internal flights). Hue is the old capital of the Nguyen Dynasty. It is worth arriving in the morning, so you have time to explore this wonderfully historic city. If you arrive in time, then we will have a quick test our bikes and enjoy a half day riding around Hue city and its peaceful countryside with a visit to the Old Citadel, Thien Mu Temple and Royal tombs. Overnight in Hue.

Cycling distance: 32 Km


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & Snacks
Meals: B - L - D
Entrance Fees
Accommodation

Day 2 Hue - Lang Co

An early start riding out of Hue head to Thuan An Beach, then riding along quiet fishing villages we pass roads shaded by coconut palms, and dunes scattered.   We have lunch at local coastal restaurant.

Afternoon, you can choose to ride directly to Lang Co Beach resort or a short transfer to Lang Co Beach. Check in the resort, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the resort and beach. Overnight in Lang Co Beach Resort.

Cycling distance:  67.4 km +321 m -324 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & Snacks
Meals: B -L -D
Accommodation

Day 3 Lang Co - Hoi An

Today is a tough start as we have Hai Van Pass to climb today, which is a 10-km climb and ascends 550 m. It is a gradual climb with many switchbacks, and once at the top, you get superb views, well worth the ride. The reward is a downhill to Danang, our destination for lunch. After lunch. we have a flat and very scenic ride to Hoi An. It is just a short distance to the Marble Mountains, an outcrop of five rocks said to represent the five elements, (Wood, Water, Metal, Fire, and Earth). We then visit Da Nang beach, formerly named China Beach, made famous by the American TV series “China Beach”.

After a brief stop at the beach, we continue down this country road to Hoi An. The town was known as Faifo to early western traders and was one of Southeast Asia’s major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was an important point of call for Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese traders, and the architecture reflects its cosmopolitan past. More than anywhere in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feel of the past with over 844 structures of historical significance, and most people spend the day wandering around and enjoying the sights and atmosphere.

Cycling distance: 67.0 km +773 m  -769 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & Snacks
Meals: B-L-D
Entrance fees
Accommodation

Day 4 Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An

Morning, we cycle out on small village roads on our way to visit My Son, holly land the ancient centre of the Cham civilization We cycle along scenic country backroads past paddy fields, passing through secluded villages tucked away in this beautiful area. Eventually, we arrive at My Son, which was once Champa’s greatest city. Although many of the temples were destroyed by American bombs, there is still enough of the archaeological site to impress most visitors. We take lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the site.

In the afternoon, we transfer by bus back to Hoi An. Dinner is on your own tonight so get adventurous and try the delicious Vietnamese food Hoi An’s markets have to offer. Overnight in Hoi An.

Cycling distance: .42.7 kilometers · +182 m -156 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & Snacks
Meals: B-L-D
Accommodation

Day 5 Hoi An - Quang Ngai

In the morning, we have a pleasant ride from Hoi An along the peaceful coast to Tam Thanh to enjoy the beach and lunch. We then transfer and spend the afternoon at My Lai Massacre, where we have a climb to an old temple to visit the memorial and museum. Here we have a guided tour learn about this site of one of the worst massacres of the American War in Vietnam. You can choose to cycle to hotel or a 30 minutes transfer to our hotel. Overnight in Quang Ngai City.

Cycling distance: Ride: 119.8 kilometers · +663 m / -662 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & snacks
Meals:B-L-D
Accommodation

Day 6 Quang Ngai - Qui Nhon

An early start for the journey to Qui Nhon, the capital city of Binh Dinh province, an American port and supply center during the Vietnam War. After an hours of transfer, we hop on our bikes continue riding toward Quy Nhon. Today’s ride is a treat and is one of the most scenic, through rolling coastal line, rice paddy fields, salt making flats, fishing villages, and mountainous areas. We end the day with a short transfer to your hotel in Quy Nhon.

Cycling distance: 95.3 km +1082 m  -1074 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Meals: B-L-D
Water & Snack
Accommodation

Day 7 Qui Nhon - Tuy Hoa

In the morning, We transfer out of town to avoid the main highway and start riding at Dieu Tri Railway station along a remote but well surfaced road running alongside the railway. The terrain is gently rolling, with beautiful views of the highland foothills. We pass a mix of tribal and Viet villages. Ubiquitous potbellied pigs and barefoot children trot across your trail. Soon, we loop back to the main highway with a small climb and descent to finish the ride. We then transfer about one hour to Tuy Hoa for the night.

Cycling distance: 93.9 km +947 m  -953 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Meals: B-L-D
Water & Snacks
Accommodation

Day 8 Tuy Hoa - Whale Island

Today is the last cycling day and is perhaps the most memorable. We ride from our hotel, and after the first 20 km the scenery becomes very beautiful with looming mountains and a network of lush rice paddies across the valley. We are rewarded with jungle and bay views from the top of Ca Pass. We make our last kilometers descent to Dai Lanh Beach for refreshment and swim. Its great time co congratulate for 08 cycling journey. After seafood lunch, we will have a short transfer to a Pier where we will take a boat trip to Whale island. The boat journey will take about 10 minutes and we stay at the secluded Whale Island resort for two nights.

Cycling distance: 50.6 km +603 m  -593 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Meals: B-L-D
Water & Snacks
Accommodation

Day 9 Whale Island Rest Day

Today is a free day on Whale Island. You can take the opportunity to relax by the beach or perhaps do some snorkeling or scuba diving. We will all meet in the evening for a farewell dinner.


 

Accommodation

Day 10 Whale Island – Nha Trang

We transfer back to the mainland and then onto Nha Trang for any onward connections. We can assist those looking to stay longer or Whale Island or around Nha Trang with hotel and travel arrangements. Alternatively, for those who want to bike more in Vietnam, we have a four-day mountain bike trip in Dalat City or a five-day trip to the Mekong Delta. Please contact Countryside Adventures for further information.


Countryside Adventures.

Minivan Transfer
Countryside Guide

Day 1 Meet in Hue

Exploring the central coast of Vietnam starting in Hue City (you can fly to Hue from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi – Countryside Adventures can arrange these internal flights). Hue is the old capital of the Nguyen Dynasty. It is worth arriving in the morning, so you have time to explore this wonderfully historic city. If you arrive in time, then we will have a quick test our bikes and enjoy a half day riding around Hue city and its peaceful countryside with a visit to the Old Citadel, Thien Mu Temple and Royal tombs. Overnight in Hue.

Cycling distance: 32 Km


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & Snacks
Meals: B - L - D
Entrance Fees
Accommodation

Day 2 Hue - Lang Co

An early start riding out of Hue head to Thuan An Beach, then riding along quiet fishing villages we pass roads shaded by coconut palms, and dunes scattered.   We have lunch at local coastal restaurant.

Afternoon, you can choose to ride directly to Lang Co Beach resort or a short transfer to Lang Co Beach. Check in the resort, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the resort and beach. Overnight in Lang Co Beach Resort.

Cycling distance:  67.4 km +321 m -324 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & Snacks
Meals: B -L -D
Accommodation

Day 3 Lang Co - Hoi An

Today is a tough start as we have Hai Van Pass to climb today, which is a 10-km climb and ascends 550 m. It is a gradual climb with many switchbacks, and once at the top, you get superb views, well worth the ride. The reward is a downhill to Danang, our destination for lunch. After lunch. we have a flat and very scenic ride to Hoi An. It is just a short distance to the Marble Mountains, an outcrop of five rocks said to represent the five elements, (Wood, Water, Metal, Fire, and Earth). We then visit Da Nang beach, formerly named China Beach, made famous by the American TV series “China Beach”.

After a brief stop at the beach, we continue down this country road to Hoi An. The town was known as Faifo to early western traders and was one of Southeast Asia’s major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was an important point of call for Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese traders, and the architecture reflects its cosmopolitan past. More than anywhere in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feel of the past with over 844 structures of historical significance, and most people spend the day wandering around and enjoying the sights and atmosphere.

Cycling distance: 67.0 km +773 m  -769 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & Snacks
Meals: B-L-D
Entrance fees
Accommodation

Day 4 Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An

Morning, we cycle out on small village roads on our way to visit My Son, holly land the ancient centre of the Cham civilization We cycle along scenic country backroads past paddy fields, passing through secluded villages tucked away in this beautiful area. Eventually, we arrive at My Son, which was once Champa’s greatest city. Although many of the temples were destroyed by American bombs, there is still enough of the archaeological site to impress most visitors. We take lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the site.

In the afternoon, we transfer by bus back to Hoi An. Dinner is on your own tonight so get adventurous and try the delicious Vietnamese food Hoi An’s markets have to offer. Overnight in Hoi An.

Cycling distance: .42.7 kilometers · +182 m -156 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & Snacks
Meals: B-L-D
Accommodation

Day 5 Hoi An - Quang Ngai

In the morning, we have a pleasant ride from Hoi An along the peaceful coast to Tam Thanh to enjoy the beach and lunch. We then transfer and spend the afternoon at My Lai Massacre, where we have a climb to an old temple to visit the memorial and museum. Here we have a guided tour learn about this site of one of the worst massacres of the American War in Vietnam. You can choose to cycle to hotel or a 30 minutes transfer to our hotel. Overnight in Quang Ngai City.

Cycling distance: Ride: 119.8 kilometers · +663 m / -662 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Water & snacks
Meals:B-L-D
Accommodation

Day 6 Quang Ngai - Qui Nhon

An early start for the journey to Qui Nhon, the capital city of Binh Dinh province, an American port and supply center during the Vietnam War. After an hours of transfer, we hop on our bikes continue riding toward Quy Nhon. Today’s ride is a treat and is one of the most scenic, through rolling coastal line, rice paddy fields, salt making flats, fishing villages, and mountainous areas. We end the day with a short transfer to your hotel in Quy Nhon.

Cycling distance: 95.3 km +1082 m  -1074 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Meals: B-L-D
Water & Snack
Accommodation

Day 7 Qui Nhon - Tuy Hoa

In the morning, We transfer out of town to avoid the main highway and start riding at Dieu Tri Railway station along a remote but well surfaced road running alongside the railway. The terrain is gently rolling, with beautiful views of the highland foothills. We pass a mix of tribal and Viet villages. Ubiquitous potbellied pigs and barefoot children trot across your trail. Soon, we loop back to the main highway with a small climb and descent to finish the ride. We then transfer about one hour to Tuy Hoa for the night.

Cycling distance: 93.9 km +947 m  -953 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Meals: B-L-D
Water & Snacks
Accommodation

Day 8 Tuy Hoa - Whale Island

Today is the last cycling day and is perhaps the most memorable. We ride from our hotel, and after the first 20 km the scenery becomes very beautiful with looming mountains and a network of lush rice paddies across the valley. We are rewarded with jungle and bay views from the top of Ca Pass. We make our last kilometers descent to Dai Lanh Beach for refreshment and swim. Its great time co congratulate for 08 cycling journey. After seafood lunch, we will have a short transfer to a Pier where we will take a boat trip to Whale island. The boat journey will take about 10 minutes and we stay at the secluded Whale Island resort for two nights.

Cycling distance: 50.6 km +603 m  -593 m


 

Minivan Support
Countryside Guide
Bikes
Meals: B-L-D
Water & Snacks
Accommodation

Day 9 Whale Island Rest Day

Today is a free day on Whale Island. You can take the opportunity to relax by the beach or perhaps do some snorkeling or scuba diving. We will all meet in the evening for a farewell dinner.


 

Accommodation

Day 10 Whale Island – Nha Trang

We transfer back to the mainland and then onto Nha Trang for any onward connections. We can assist those looking to stay longer or Whale Island or around Nha Trang with hotel and travel arrangements. Alternatively, for those who want to bike more in Vietnam, we have a four-day mountain bike trip in Dalat City or a five-day trip to the Mekong Delta. Please contact Countryside Adventures for further information.


Countryside Adventures.

Minivan Transfer
Countryside Guide

Inclusive of:

Support air-con Van/Bus(carry bikes, bikers)
Truck(s) for carrying bikes for group
English speaking cycling guide(s)
Entrance fees for sightseeing
Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic
Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks, and fresh fruits
Accommodation : 03 stars hotels with Twin/Double sharing room.

Domestic Flight from Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi City to Hue.


Exclusive of:

Personal expenses and what is not mentioned,

Travel insurance,

Tips for Guide and Driver.
Accommodation Nha Trang .

Road or E-bikes are surcharged 30USD per day.


 

Departure: on your request.

Package Cost for group size as below:

From 02 – 04: US$ 2100 per rider

From 05 – 12: US$ 2250 per rider

TRIP PROFILE

Road conditions: Most of the roads from Hue to Hoian, Qui Nhon, Nha Trang are quiet paved roads, village roads, and coastline with some passes, but not a big challenge. The total cycling distance for 08 days is around 518 km, as a group size of 02 -05 riders, we will arrange 01 experienced cycle guides setting an even pace and stop often to visit points of interest and sample some of the local food. Our support vehicle follows close behind with plenty of refreshments. For a group size from 06 -12 riders, we will arrange 02 Cycling guides or 01 mechanics.


BIKING GRADE
Moderate Grade means these tours involve active, physically required activities up to 03 – 06 hours per day.

Who suits: Recommended for moderate fitness travelers

Activity: 3-5 hours most days

Distances per day: cycle 20 – 55 miles (or 32 – 88km) most days

Pass: Hai Van located between Hue – Danang which has 21Km long ( 496 meters = 1627fts above the sea level)


Bikes

The bikes you will be riding are well-known such as Trek/ Giant or Cannondale makes of hybrid or mountain bikes (depending on the tour) with lightweight alloy frames, 27- 29 speed gearing, Disc-brakes, and Shimano components, and front suspension.

Optional Road and E-bikes are available at our bike store with surcharge per day is US $ 30. Please send us a requirement.


Bike Repairs

Basic spares and tools are carried by the guide and on the support vehicle, though we cannot guarantee to have spares for every conceivable problem. Carrying a basic tool kit, a spare tube, and a pump while riding is recommended.


Safety

Wearing a helmet is required on all our biking adventures and is nonnegotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you will not be allowed to cycle. Your tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue, but to a large degree, you must be responsible for your own safety while riding. It is therefore compulsory that you take out travel insurance that will cover you for a mountain biking tour.


Guides

You will be led by a local English-speaking guide and if the group is 9 people or more we will add another guide to the tour. All our guides are well informed in the history, culture, and religions of the area where you are biking and are skilled at passing that knowledge on to you. Your guide is also medically trained and an experienced cyclist, able to handle most minor repairs en route.


THE BIKING DAYS
A typical biking day starts at about 7.30 am after breakfast. Lunchtimes can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 or 5:00 pm. During the biking, we will have short breaks for rest, snack, and photographing.
Depending on the distance and the terrain the biking day can be part-drive part-ride or riding the whole way.


WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING WITH?

  • Original passport – compulsory
  • Suitable, familiar shoes/ a pair of string back sandals or slippers. *
  • A small backpack with rain cover. *
  • Cycling shoes *
  • Regular cycling gloves *
  • Helmet best fitting your head size – often give more comfort
  • Personal knee and elbow protections *
  • Clothes:
  • Base-layers, short sleeve cycling jerseys *
  • Long-sleeved Cycling jerseys *
  • Padded cycling shorts x 2, incl. 1 pair of baggies
  • Cycling tights or tricksters
  • 100% cotton, comfortable underwear (top/bottom).
  • A light sweater or jacket.
  • Sleeping clothes (top/bottom).
  • Several pairs of socks.
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. 
  • Light raincoats.
  • Toiletries – woman’s sanitary products.
  • Anti-insect repellent.
  • Common medicines in your personal first-aid kits.
  • GoPro Camera – optional – to record details of your journey.
  • GPS mobile phone with multi sockets – optional – to entertain and keep contact with your family or fellow passengers.

THE NITTY GRITTY


Health

We recommend that you visit a travel medical doctor and ask about the following vaccinations: typhoid, polio, tetanus, and hepatitis A. A certificate for Yellow Fever is required when arriving from an infected area within six days.


Weather

The weather in Vietnam is split into two distinct weather patterns Tropical and temperate zone.  The average temperature ranges from 22 to 27 degrees all year round but in the South, temperatures can stay almost the same.  The Southern part of Vietnam has 2 distinct seasons.  The cold season is from November to April and the hot season from May to October. Whilst in the North there are 4 seasons with distinct differences between them.  It can get cool in the winter but very warm in the summer.


Food

Most meals are included in your trip price apart from non-cycling days and some other exclusions. Please check the itinerary for full details. If you have a special dietary request, please advise us at the time of booking. Most diets can be catered for, but it is always important to advise us in advance.

Rice is the staple food in Vietnam. Soup with rice noodles is a national dish. Recipes for main meals make use of vegetables, meat and fish. Herbs and spices used in food preparation include basil, coriander, lemon grass, mint and black pepper. Other ingredients are garlic, onions, ginger and lime juice. There are a numerous types of noodles eaten at all times of the day and noodle and rice based snacks wrapped in rice paper or leaves are available.  Desserts include a variety of cakes and fresh fruit (bananas, durians, guavas, jackfruit, mangoes, oranges, persimmons and pineapples).  Popular drinks are tea, coffee and beer. The local spirit is rice wine.


Drink

Keeping you completely hydrated is a job we take very seriously. Coldwater, some energy-restoring local fruit, and soft drinks are included in the tour price while riding. Soft drinks and other beverages during meals are not included. Beer is freely available everywhere but is NOT included in the price.


Solo Travelers

Countryside Adventures does not require you to pay a surcharge for traveling alone. We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveler of the same gender and if we can not match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room. The cost of the single supplement is listed above.


 HOTELS AND HOMESTAY
In big towns, we use the finest 3-star with the center location. Please contact us if you prefer a higher hotel category. In remote areas, we use the best hotels or guest houses available.
Homestay in villages is basic in term of bedding condition and amenities. We will sleep on bed or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.


GENERAL BOOKING INFO


Booking

If this is the tour for you here’s what you need to do to confirm your place: Read our Booking Conditions.


Deposit

When booking your tour, you’ll be required to pay a deposit to guarantee your place. For tours less than 7 days, the deposit amount is 100% of the tour price, per rider. For tours 7 days or longer, the deposit amount is 30% of the tour price, per rider.


Balance

Day tours and tours shorter than 7 days require full payment at the time of booking. For tours 7 days or longer, full payment must be paid 45 days before the departure date with fees for any bicycle rental(s), single supplement(s) and extra hotel nights. Our confirmation will include personal details you provided us (including your flight information), visa application advice, a packing suggestion list, and a detailed tour itinerary. It will also include a checklist to ensure you get everything ready for your holiday.


Cancellation Policy

On the rare occasions when we, Countryside Adventures, must cancel a trip, all payments received to date will be 100% refunded, which constitutes full settlement. There will be absolutely no deductions. If you, the client, must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to when you cancel. For full details, please read our cancellation policy.


Countryside Adventures Team