Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Cycle Vietnam’s Backroads tour
Hanoi Ho Chi Minh Cycle Vietnam’s Backroads Trip

Cycle Vietnam’s Backroads

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
14 days
From: $ 2,099 $ 150 / day
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Overview

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

Short Description

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.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Hanoi
End City Ho Chi Minh City

Destinations

Vietnam

Cities & Attractions

Hanoi Ho Chi Minh Hoi An

Activities

Cycling

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

No Single Supplement
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Trip Includes

  • Your G for Good Moment: 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)

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Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Hanoi/Huế (1B)

Opt to attend a performance at the famous Water Puppet Theatre with some free time before heading south. Included Activities: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum Guided Tour Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00-14.00 hours)

Day 3 Huế (1B)

Cycle through Hue and to landmarks like the Citadel and Tu Duc's tomb. Included Activities: Hue Cycling Tour

Day 4 Huế/Lăng Cô (1B)

Take a full day exploring the countryside to the south of Hue before continuing along the coast following the route of the Reunification Express. Included Activities: Cycling Hué to Lăng Cô

Day 5 Lăng Cô/Hoi An (1B)

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. Included Activities: Cycling Lăng Cô to Hội An

Day 6 Hoi An (1B, 1L)

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. Included Activities: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch

Day 7 Hoi An/Tam Kỳ (1B)

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. Included Activities: Cycling Hội An to Tam Kỳ Transport: Thi Bon RIver Boat

Day 8 Tam Kỳ/Quảng Ngãi (1B)

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. Included Activities: Cycling Tam Kỳ to Quảng Ngãi

Day 9 Quảng Ngãi/Quy Nhon (1B)

Cycle south along the coast. Stop at Eo Gio beach before continuing by bus to Quy Nhon for the night. Included Activities: Cycling Quảng Ngãi to Quy Nhon Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 50km) Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours, 25km)

Day 10 Quy Nhon/Tuy Hòa (1B)

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. Included Activities: Cycling Quy Ngon to Tuy Hòa

Day 11 Tuy Hòa/Nha Trang (1B)

Cycle the coastal route to Vung Ro. Pass beautiful beaches, friendly villages, and thousands of waving children. Stop at Đại Lãnh beach for lunch, before hopping back in a vehicle for the drive to Nha Trang. Included Activities: Cycling Tuy Hòa to Vung Ro Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 83km)

Day 12 Nha Trang (1B)

Spend the day on the beach soaking up the sun, explore the local shops and markets, or visit nearby historical towns.

Day 13 Nha Trang/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, where there is some time to explore Vietnam's biggest and busiest city. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))

Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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I was really enjoying this cycling trip

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I was really enjoying this cycling trip. All was organised great. The support time was the best. Thank you for all the effort and help that they did. Have to say that one of the picks of this trip for me was also a half day trip with scouters that Huyen organised and visiting Cu Chi tunnels. I was really surprised how much Huyen knows and thank you for sharing with us so much interesting stories and information about Vietnam. But unfortunately we also had two accidents on this trip and two of our group members were seriously injured. Therefore they had to leave the trip. I was on several trip with G adventures and luckily with no accidents. But in this situations on this trip I expected more support from G adventures. Since we had to book all the flights for the girl from London (Harriet). It was not a problem for me to help her but I expected faster support and more help from G adventures or CEO since you h
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This trip was a fun experience with good level of activity

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This trip was a fun experience with good level of activity.

Excellent service, beautiful country

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Excellent service, beautiful country

Great trip

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This was my first trip in Asia and Vietnam

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This was my first trip in Asia and Vietnam. The cycle tour was the perfect way to get aquatinted with the country and really see what it's like. G Adventures and their CEO Son were the right choice for this first timer. It has been an unforgettable trip and one I will cherish for the rest of my life. I can't wait for the next one!
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Absolutely amazing, a holiday of a lifetime experiencing the contrasts of Vietnam

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Absolutely amazing, a holiday of a lifetime experiencing the contrasts of Vietnam. The cycling was tough but so worthwhile and lots of fun. Each location and hotel was great, local knowledge was fantastic and our rep was the best ever!
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Details

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Bicycle, bus, plane, train.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 15

Max 15, Avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Hotel (12 nts), overnight train (1 nt).

Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

Days cycling: 8 Distance cycled Approx 567km Difficulty Moderate - this trip involves some riding uphill and longer days over 80km. Riders should be of reasonable cycling fitness but feel free to hop in the support vehicle if any of the riding is too hard. Cycling conditions Road conditions in Vietnam are good. Apart from some short sections on dirt the entire ride is on sealed roads. We will be spending time on Highway One so be prepared for traffic that can (and probably will) include trucks, buses, motorbikes, bicycles, pedestrians, children, dogs, chickens, and other fun things. You will need to stay alert at all times. Helmets For safe cycling we highly recommend wearing a helmet whilst cycling on our trips. We highly recommend that you bring your own helmet with you. You can hire helmets locally or purchase in Hanoi at the start of the trip (approx cost $30 US), but please note that the quality of helmet may not be as good as what we are accustomed too. Support vehicle For the cycling days we will have the backup support of a small bus that will carry our luggage, snacks, water, and anybody not cycling.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your group leader will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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Meals Included:

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch

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