Hanoi Cycling To Saigon via Halong bay , Central Vietnam Hue , Hoian and Mekong delta is the most spectacular along the beautiful coast and Mekong delta is for cyclists seeking a biking easy, enjoy beach and mixing it up with some trails. Starting in Hanoi, We cycle to the World heritage of Halong Bay , Cat Ba island and ride the amazing Ho Chi Minh mountain trails to Hue , Hoian untill Mui Ne beach. This tour goes to a part of Vietnam where amazed beach s as you ride through sandy road ..

Day 1: Ha noi – But Thap Pagoda – Ha Long Bay
Pick up from your hotel at 8 AM and transfer out of the city off the main busy roads to a peaceful land of Duong river dyke . Today we will cycling to visit But Thap pagoda beside the banks of Duong river and then cycling to Ho village , ( Painting village ) and then cycling along Duong river banks to Pha Lai town . Unload the bike to the historical Tonkin sea. Lunch on the way to Ha Long Bay. Enjoin local seafood dinner . Overnight in Ha Long.

Biking distance : 40 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Ha Long White Hotel

Day 2: Ha Long Bay Cruise Tour – Cat Ba Island
Breakfast, boating to visit Thien Cung cave , Fishing villages and cruising around the island . Enjoy the cruise facility and scenery of the Bay. Transfer to Tuan Chau ferry to Cat Ba island and cycling from Gia Luan whart to Cat Ba town .Overnight in Cat Ba Island.

Biking distance : 20 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Cat Ba Sea Pearl Hotel

Day 3: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Ninh Binh (45km cycling)
Sunrise welcome , swimming and leave hotel for biking day around the island and other landscape surroundings. Cycling to Cat Hai island and take ferry to Hai Phong port city for lunch before transfer to Tam Coc – Ninh Binh and cycling to visit Bich Dong pagoda and Thai Vi temple back to hotel for check in and overnight in Tam Coc .

Biking distance : 45 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Anh Dzung hotel

Day 4 : Ninh Binh  – Cuc Phuong National Park
Following breakfast we start cycle from hotel to the the gate of Cuc Phuong Park via Hoa Lu and Bai Dinh pagodas to Cuc Phuong park to recharge your energy for 10km cycling to the centre of the park. We will start again and make a couple of stops along the way to visit the Cave of Ancient Man. Transfer back to Cuc Phuong gate to visit the rescue central before check in Cuc Phuong National guesthouse .

Biking:   70 km
Meals:   Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation: Cuc Phuong National Park Guest house.

Day 5 : Cuc Phuong -Mai Chau
Breakfast and start cycling to Mai Chau a picturesque landscapes. To VuBan villages for lunch at local restaurant.cycling to Cho Lo market and Man Duc villages and transfer to Mai Chau villages . Arrive Mai Chau villages and overnight in the home stay of  white Thai ethnic.

Accommodation : Home – Stay

Meals : Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 90 Km

Day 6 : Mai Chau – Ngoc Lac

Breakfast in Thai village house before setting off along a spectacularly beautiful river valley towards Hoi Xuan along an undulating tarmac road. The road follows the flow of River Song Ma. This is an old supply route of the HCM Trail that fed the main trail with ammunitions during the American War with Vietnam.just passing scenes of local village life and rice paddies .Dinner at the local restaurant .

Accommodation : Gold Time Hotel

Meals : Breakfast ,Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance: 90 Km

Day 7 : Ngoc Lac – Thai Hoa
An early morning start to beat the heat of the day. The route takes us away from the river and appears to contour through the same range of mountains that stretch from Ngoc Lac to Thai Hoa on Ho Chi Minh trails . The road gets more beautiful the closer you ride to Ngoc Lac with looming karst limestone cliffs and lush vegetation. The route is tarmac all the way, but quite hard riding due to the undulating terrain. We ride for the first time on the newly built two lane Ho Chi Minh Highway. It hardly warrants two lanes as there is no traffic! The road makes for smooth fast riding, and for those who prefer there is always the old highway dirt and gravel – that weaves around the new highway allowing for plenty of exploring possibilities along the way. Ride to Muc Son, on the banks of River Song Chu. On the outskirts of this small town are the famous Kan Linh historical relics – a pagoda where the first king of the Ly dynasty, Le Thai To, ruled, in 1428. Continue riding on the trail to Yen Cat. The distance covered today is quite long and there will be the chance to transfer some sections by the back-up vehicle to rest weary legs.There are fewer villages today as the route cuts through forests and jungle. Picnic lunch en route. Overnight Thai Hoa Hotel . 90+ km.

Accommodation : Thai Hoa Riverside Hotel

Meals : Breakfast ,Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 90 Km

Day 8 : Thai Hoa-Nghe An  – Vinh
Continue riding the incredible Ho Chi Minh Trails. Have lunch in Lat town. In Kim Lean visit the famous museum and birthplace of Ho Chi Minh in 1890. This province has a reputation for producing charismatic revolutionary leaders; not only Ho Chi Minh but also Phan Boi Chau – another fervent anti colonialist -was born here. Overnight in Nghe An Town. 100 km.

Accommodation : Bijing Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance : 90 Km

Day 9 : Nghe An- Phong Nha National Park
From Nghe An to Huong Khe the mountains rise and the road winds up, down and along the hillsides. The scenery is spectacular, the road tranquil. Ride up to 80km then transfer the last few km to Phong Nha National Park. The park contains one of the most spectacular caves in Vietnam, It is a true speleological wonder. Visit the cave by boat then wander through the cavern, past the foundations of ancient Cham ruins. Pause to admire the incredible formation of stalactites and stalagmites. Formed approximately 250 million years ago Phong Nha was used as a hospital and ammunition depot during the war, the entrance still showing evidence of fighter aircraft attacks. There are community projects underway with Flora and Fauna International and it may be possible to visit village initiatives and learn more about the forests of the National Park. Overnight at the National Park. 70 km.

Accommodation : Saigon Phong Nha Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Break , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance: 80 Km

Day 10 : Phong Nha National Park-Hue
Explore Phong Nha Cave in the early morning. Continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh Trail across the DMZ  (better known as the 17th Parallel,) to Cam Lo. The road is now quite flat and makes for good cruising! Stop en route to visit Truong Son Cemetary, a memorial to the tens of thousands of North Vietnamese soldiers who were killed in the Truong Son Mountains along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.  Fourteen miles further on is the town of Cam Lo – the Trail here intersects a strategic feeder road (H9) from Dong Ha and at this junction part of  the Ho Chi Minh Trail heads across country into Laos. We finish our exploration of the Ho Chi Minh trail here. This is where we end the cycling section of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Transfer to Hue visiting war relics en route. Overnight Hotel in Hue. 70 km.

Accommodation : Asia Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Break , Lunch

Cycling distance : 70 Km

Day 11 : Hue – Hoi An (135 km)
Hue was the capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty of emperors from 1802 till 1945. In the morning cycle to the elaborate mausoleums of Emperor Tu Duc and Thien Mu pagodas along the banks of the Perfume River . Leave Hue in the afternoon for the ancient trading port of Hoi An 120km to the south via the spectacular Pass of Ocean Clouds .Cycling from Thuan An beach to Phuoc Tuong pass . Arrive in Hoi An late afternoon and transfer to hotel. Visit Hoi An’s historic town centre or perhaps cycle to Cua Dai Beach 5km away. Explore dinner by your own . Overnight in Hoi An.

Accommodation : Venus Hotel

Meals : Breakfast ,Break , Lunch

Cycling distance : 70 Km

Day 12 : Hoi An - Rest Day
Breakfast and all day free to explore Hoian , swimming on beach , poor or shopping .

Accommodation : Venus Hotel

Meals : Breakfast

Cycling distance : None

Day 13 : Hoi An – Qui Nhon (280 km)
Leave Hoi An after breakfast and cycle to Tam Ky along the beautiful beach - Chicken lunch in Tam Ky town before down Highway One to Qui Nhon. Travel by bus as the scenic highway follows the coast southwards. Transfer to hotel on arrival in Qui Nhon . Overnight in Qui Nhon.

Accommodation : Quy Nhon - Sao Viet Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Break , Lunch

Cycling distance: 60 Km

Day 14 : Qui Nhon – Nha Trang (220 km)
Continue down Highway one by bus and bike to Vietnam ‘s premier beach destination, Nha Trang.,Cycling from Ong Cop bridge to Tuy Hoa along the coastline , Local lunch and continue cycling to Ca pass and loading bike to Nha Trang beach . It’s time for swimming on beach . Overnight in Nha Trang.

Accommodation : Hanoi golden Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Break , Lunch

Cycling distance: 70 Km

Day 15 : Nha Trang – Phan Thiet – Mui Be beach (250 km)
Leave after breakfast by bus and bike for Phan Thiet breaking the 250km journey at Phan Rang and cycling along the beach. The landscape between Phan Rang and Phan Thiet changes to an arid semi-desert with sandy soil and prickly pear cactus. In Phan Thiet turn off to the Mui Ne Peninsula with its sandy white beaches and swaying coconut palms. Overnight in Mui Ne Beach .

Accommodation : Hon Rom 1 Resort

Meals : Breakfast , Break , Lunch

Cycling distance : 75 Km

Day 16 : Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh City (200 km)
Early swimming and breakfast , check out hotel and today we will cycling from hotel and passing through dense rubber plantations and  beautiful Phan Thiec beach before reaching Bien Hoa and the outer suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City . Transfer to hotel on arrival. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City .

Accommodation : Saigon Liberty hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling distance: 65 km

Day 17 : Ho Chi Minh City – Cau Ke – Tra Vinh ( Biking 60 – 80 km) ( B , L , D )

8:00 Am pick up from your hotel drive to Vinh Long with a stop at the Bonsai garden to have a coffee. After lunch at Phuong Thuy restaurant, we bike out of the town on HW53 to Cau Vi (or Bung Truong bridge) with the distance of 27 km. Off the bridge, veer right to go straight to Cau Ke and reach Ta Thieu pagoda (Khmer’s), another 29 km. After visiting the pagoda, shuttle to Tra Vinh. Overnight in Home-Stay .

Day 18 : Tra Vinh – Vinh Long – Can Tho ( Biking 50 – 70km) ( B , L , D )
After breakfast, ride & shuttle to visit the Ba Om pond and some Khmer pagodas before leaving Tra Vinh for Vinh Long. On arrival, have lunch and head onto the village of Ba Ke where we turn into the country road and enjoy the cool air and breeze along the road; there are a lot of photo moments of the smiles of Mekong people and working farmers at the velvet green rice fields and fruit tree garden, the peaceful scenery of the rivers and villages. At about 3 pm, we get back to the busy road and shuttle to our hotel for a cool drink at the poolside. Tonight dinner is at the hotel. Overnight in Ninh Kieu Hotel .

Day 19 : Can Tho ( Biking 60 km) ( B , L , D )
Shuttle out of Can Tho to the village of Tam Vu , start the loop of 140Km. Biking today along the paved road toward Vi Thanh. Turn off the road and keep riding on a dirt road along the Rach Ngoi canal. After riding through the busy market, Khmer community, get back to the pavement at Vi Thanh at lunch time, followed by a shuttle back to Can Tho. Stay overnight in Can Tho.

Day 20 : Can Tho – Thot Not – Chau Doc (50 Km Biking) ( B , L , D )

Morning take a 2 hour boat cruise (bikes are left in our shuttle) along the lower part of the Mekong River (Hau Giang) visiting the busy floating markets of Cai Rang and one fruit garden. Leave the boat and pedal from this garden taking the Vong Cung well-paved countryside road with Arch-shape (My Khanh area) for about 30 km. The road is really shady with banana and green bamboo trees growing all the way long on 2 sides of the road, especially the Mekong River is blending its way on the left hand side along with this road until we reach the National Highway 91. From here, shuttle to Chau Doc with a short hike of 25 minutes into the Bang Lang Stock sanctuary to watch the lively activities of stocks coming back home for the night. After that, drive directly to Chau Doc and enjoy the sunset on the top of Sam Mountain . Overnight in Chau Pho hotel .

Day 21 : Chau Doc – Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh City (50 Km Biking) ( B , L )
Shuttle and bike the loop of 50 to 60 km around Nui Sam and from there to Tri Ton Ba Chuc with visit to the Cavern Pagoda en route. The main views are hills, mountains, rivers and Cambodian pagodas along the way. Then from Ba Chuc, shuttle and bike to Sadec via Vam Cong ferry, visiting Rose Garden en route. Lunch in Vinh Long before driving back to Ho Chi Minh City . On arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight in the City. END THE TOUR.

 Accommodation : Saigon Liberty hotel 3*

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