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Cycle Vietnam’s Backroads

Are you bored of spin classes and biking the same old trails at home? The cure is Vietnam. This 14-day trip is one of Asia's classic cycling journeys, riding from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, giving you a unique viewpoint of the countryside. With thousands of kilometres of stunning beaches and beautiful coastal roads, as well as some of the freshest seafood around, this ride is an indulgent experience whether in or out of the saddle. Prepare to have your cycling legs challenged.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AVEC/142733
  • Starts: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finishes: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
You will Visit
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City

Itinerary

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Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Hanoi/Huế

Tour Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum and explore Hanoi with some free time before boarding the Reunification Express for an overnight train journey.
Opt to attend a performance at the famous Water Puppet Theatre with some free time before heading south.

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Day 3: Huế

Cycle through Hue and to landmarks like the Citadel and Tu Duc's tomb.

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Day 4: Huế/Lăng Cô

Take a full day exploring the countryside to the south of Hue before continuing along the coast following the route of the Reunification Express.

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Day 5: Lăng Cô/Hoi An

Cycle up and over the famous Hai Van Pass – the geographic north-south divider of Vietnam. Cycling this stretch is a great adventure. Travel to the picturesque Hoi An and enjoy the historic town.

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Day 6: Hoi An

Take a day to relax and rest in Hoi An after a challenging day of cycling. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.

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Day 7: Hoi An/Tam Kỳ

Cross the Thi Bon River by boat and continue cycling along the stunning Vietnamese coastline. The route to Tam Ky is filled with picturesque views and tall sand dunes. Overnight in Tam Ky.

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Day 8: Tam Kỳ/Quảng Ngãi

Follow the backroads of Vietnam, passing paddy fields and villages to My Lai and the sobering Massacre Monument. Continue by bus to Quang Ngai and unwind by the coast.

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Day 9: Quảng Ngãi/Quy Nhon

Cycle south along the coast. Stop at Dai Lanh beach before continuing by bus to Quy Nhon for the night.

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Day 10: Quy Nhon/Tuy Hòa

Pedal from Quy Nhon to Tuy Hoa – the longest cycle of the trip. Follow the coastline over undulating hills all the way to the beach.

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Day 11: Tuy Hòa/Nha Trang

Cycle the coastal route to Nha Trang. Pass beautiful beaches, friendly villages, and thousands of waving children.

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Day 12: Nha Trang

In Nha Trang, enjoy a free day to relax by the crystal-clear water and celebrate the end of the cycling journey.
Spend the day on the beach soaking up the sun, explore the local shops and markets, or visit nearby historical towns.

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Day 13: Nha Trang/Ho Chi Minh City

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, where there is some time to explore Vietnam's biggest and busiest city.

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Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
    • Cycling equipment including bicycle
    • All cycling routes and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
    • Guided tour of Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (Hanoi)
    Accommodation
    • Hotel (12 nts), overnight train (1 nt)
    • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Bicycle, bus, plane, train
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cycle the bustling streets of Hanoi
  • Follow the path of the famous Reunification Express by bike
  • Take on the challenge of the Hai Van Pass
  • Weave through rice paddies and villages on the back roads of Vietnam
  • Relax on the beach at Nha Trang.