Ho Chi Minh on Arrival
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. It used to be the "Pearl of the Far East" in the last centuries as it was an important trading center for Asian traders and Western merchants. Meet your guide and driver at the Tan Son Nhat Airport and transfer you to Saigon downtown to check in at the hotel. Take a rest of the day until welcome dinner at one of the famous restaurants in town with a trip briefing.
Ho Chi Minh - fly - Dalat - bike ride
You will be picked up and taken to Tan Son Nhat Airport for a domestic flight to Dalat. On arrival, be met by the team for a 30-minute transfer to Dalat. Check-in, the hotel, has a rest until lunch in the town. Then pick up the bike, make saddle adjustments, handlebar etc. Enjoy a half-day bike ride in the countryside of Dalat. The ride allows you to double-check your bikes for the following days. Finally, we return to the hotel, explore Dalat City on foot in the evening, and be prepared for the next amazing days.
Dalat – Nha Trang
Commence with an hour vehicle transfer to Bidoup National Park, northeast of Dalat, for a whole day of cycling adventure. You cycle on a new road, rolling hills, pine forests, green farmlands, and on the winding road through the tropical rainforest. The ride lets you undulate through lush farmlands and admire the romantic landscape and comfortable climate. Some hills are real challenges for you, with beautiful valleys surrounding and numerous tropical forests. One of the most interesting for mountain challenge lovers is the last hills to the top as you conquer the mountain top of Khanh Le (called Hon Giao) its not a long way. It's just a few km, a short distance but a little bit vertical. No worry because the support vehicles are always on standby and near you.
Khanh Le mountain top is about 1500m above sea level, where you enjoy central Vietnam's most spectacular mountain scenery. This is your limitless opportunity for stoppings, to admire valleys and waterfalls with lush rainforest. Enjoy more snacks, cold drinks, and fresh fruits before riding downhill for 29 km. It's a fabulous ride of the day, and you have a delicious lunch at the local restaurant by the River, right at the foot of the pass.
The ride in the afternoon is entirely different from the morning's adventures. We take an easy ride to explore hamlets, meet locals in sugar cane and rice paddy farmlands, enjoy the beautiful countryside of Khanh Vinh, and stop at the local market for coffee, snacks, and fresh fruits. Then we continue biking to the ancient Dien Khanh citadel before you have a short transfer to the city of Nha Trang in the late afternoon.
Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa – Quy Nhon
Leave Nha Trang at 7:30 am, and enjoy an hour of vehicle drives to Van Ninh township- a small fishing port. The ride will start at Van Gia township, follow the cost route through the quiet little town, enjoy ocean freeze, and look over many small color fishing boats alongside. Ride past the tiny fishing port with a small bridge where local fishing boats, tourist boats come back from the sea, and fishing islands. Then escape the small town and ride into rural villages, past small markets along the pathways, rice fields stretching to mountain's foot, waving kids when cycling past primary schools. Stop to visit a vibrant market to experience the life of locals. It's a small market with little lined-shop holders selling fresh fish, fruits, and varied commodities. Here is the way you taste and smell the real life of locals.
Afterward, the ride takes you deeper into the rural area, through fish farms, and fruit orchards, on dirt tracks to Co Ma Mountain. It's an excellent way to challenge your body, mind, and physical strength after the morning on flat routes. Co Ma Mountain is small, a couple of km to the top, and it is an excellent place to view Dai Lanh Beach and Vung Ro Bay. The vehicle tunnels emptied the Co Ma Pass. Enjoy a seafood lunch at Dai Lanh and a 15-minute transfer to Vung Ro Bay to explore the stunning coast and rustic countryside for the rest of the day.
Continue undulating on the coast route of Tuy Hoa's most accessible and spectacular coastal scenery. After more than 10 km on the coast, turn left and roll into the beautiful countryside, experience local culture, pass by schools, and small markets, cross the railways, and stay on quiet country lanes to the outskirts of Tuy Hoa's Airport. Rest on vehicle transfer 2.5 hours to Quy Nhon in the late afternoon.
Quy Nhon – Sa Quynh
We start the day ride with a vehicle transfer out of the city—just a 20-minute drive over Thi Ngai, the longest sea bridge to in Vietnam. Pick up the bike and be ready to explore beautiful lagoons and sand dunes along the peninsula for a long day. The scenery along the routes is so beautiful, with tiny villages in the lowland as you gaze down from the ways and colorful temples and pagodas. Then, ride past dunes, and undulating concrete roads, most on narrow pathways through agricultural lands running alongside the river to Cat Tien. Take the right turn on the coast, where you can see the giant Buddha statue on the mountain, next to the Viet Cong cemetery. It's a nice place to have a water stop with plenty of photos.
Continue your adventurous ride on the coast, climb up some minor hills, enjoy mountainous scenery, and ride down to lush farmlands. Keep cycling past many fishing villages and sandy beaches, stop at the town for a coffee break, have fruits and snacks, and get more water for the next stop. Follow a small concrete road, ride through many rustic villages and farms where you stop off some, learn more about rural life, and experience fish farming. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant at the small fishing village.
Afterward, you continue the authentic way on the coastal route, crossing through salt fields and crouching markets that sell fresh fish directly from the sea. Carry on the ride to another colorful fishing village with hundreds of fishing sampans and circular boats. It is perfect for walking around for photos taken and meeting villagers. Then continue cycling or biking on the coast route, passing many shrimp farms and fish before following the small concrete paths leading to a beautiful lagoon. Enjoy cycling on the lakeside and views the peaceful landscape, with mountains around. Leave the lagoon behind and continue onwards to Tam Quan. Ride through the countryside and magnificent mountain views, and climb up small hills before exploring the homeland of coconut plantations. The last part allows you to get more pictures, meet friendly locals, and cross through rustic villages on the way to Tam Quan.
Then, rest on vehicle transfer 20 minutes to Sa Huynh beach resort.
Sa Quynh – Quang Ngai – Binh Dong
Sa Huynh is a small village with a long sandy beach, an extensive salt field in its surroundings, and gorgeous lagoons open to the sea. It's an ideal location to relax for a couple of days. Get up early, take a walk to the beach, and enjoy the most peaceful time of the day. Back to the hotel for breakfast and prepare for today's adventurous ride.
There is a short transfer from the hotel, and take a quick stop at the salt fields for the photo taken before the ride. You follow the small concrete road and ride into the picturesque rural villages of Duc Pho. The seaside countryside is quiet, with some smaller towns and lush farms having stunning scenery. Take a nice stop at the beautiful shallow lake home to fresh fish. The villagers do a lot of fishing on this lake by fish strap and net in the rainy season but more rice and vegetable crops in the dry season. Continue crossing the rivers to coastal villages that offer an incredible diversity of farmlands and stunning scenery along the towns.—lunch en route.
After lunch, continue the pleasure ride toward Quang Ngai, and explore the backwaters that make your adventures striking and more enjoyable. The area offers incredible views through the river network and stunning scenery along old villages with lined bamboo trees. The varied bike routes also take you through nostalgic villages, ancient temples, and pagodas. We end up today's ride and visited My Son Memorial of My Lai massacre in 1968. Have a Transfer to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Binh Dong – Hoi An
The next destination is an ancient town- Hoi An, the first central Southeast Asian trading post in the 16th and 17th centuries, where many Chinese and Japanese immigrants settled. Hoi An is one of the fantastic places to stay and learn Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cham's old-age culture and spend your own as pleasure time. The town where your trip will end up, and you can keep staying there a couple of days before your travel schedule continues onwards.
Enjoy breakfast, and you commence your last day of cycling adventure from the hotel. We follow the narrow street running along the River to the sea, cross the River on Tra Bong bridge, take a left-right turn on a short route to the coast of Dung Quat, and continue riding on a 9 km stunning ocean road before we off the main road. Then you undulate on the narrow road, past lush agricultural lands to a small town by the sea. Enjoy two ferry boats crossing the river mounts with short cycling through the Tam Hai tiny island. See numerous colorful fishing boats when you are on a ferry crossing river. Most locals here live mainly on fishing and seafood farming.
Then you continue the ride, and enjoy the dirt road biking along the Truong Giang River. The River and its branches offer terrific views of bamboo boats, wooden boats, and small fishing villages. The family members are very busy when fishing boats come back. Fishermen's wives help them hang the fish to dry some, primarily fresh, are for sale. We have lunch in Tam Thanh- a local beach. We spend more time exploring the lush farmland rice paddies and less time on coastal fishing routes, enjoying the idyllic scenery of rustic villages along the Truong Giang River. In the late afternoon, you explore the backwaters of Thu Bon River, particularly the Cam Kim island that the iconic carpentry and traditional woodcarving. The island is famous for old villages, old-fashioned agricultural irrigation canals, and small fishing villages with colorful fishing sampans amongst water palms. It's a terrific chance to explore the hidden charm villages, thatch houses, buffaloes on rice fields, bamboo bridges and removed villages. Finally, we cross Thu Bon River on Cam Kim Bridge to Hoi An. Your hotel is Ann Retreat Resort & Spa, about 250m from the bridge.
Hoian - Departure
It depends on your scheduled travel! Where is your next destination, and the ways to travel? Please inform us of this information, and we will arrange a transfer you to Da Nang to connect your onwards. Biking Ho Chi Minh to Hoian