Vietnam Country Roads Cycling
Cycling amid flowers

Vietnam Country Roads Cycling

Overview


Vietnam Country Roads is one of PrivateTourVietnam's cycling tours through Vietnam from the north to the south with leisurely pace. The tour is designed for our travelers to approach Vietnam from an innovative angle. Much of the cycling is done in the countryside of the flat terrain. The tour doesn't involve mountain-biking. The cycling part is done in the countryside back roads where  there's not much traffic.

We cover extensively the must-see attractions and the off-the-well-trodden destinations. The tour provides our travellers with the full image of Vietnam and the Vietnamese culture: the natural beauty, the culinary delights and the warmth of the local people.

Most of the accommodation chosen are of 3-4 star standards except for the locations such as Mai Chau, Tam Coc and Mekong Delta where we'd like to engage you in the authentic local life.

Most meals are included into the trip for your convenience and for you to sample to finest cuisine of each region. Some meals are not included for you to seek various independent culinary experiences.

Vietnam Country Roads is a soft adventure tour and would not require much physical strength. Good-shaped is definitely needed though. Still if you look for physical challenges, please contact Private Tour Vietnam for our other hard biking adventure tours which involves a lot of mountain biking and challenging routes.

Vietnam Country Roads is an innovative way to see Vietnam. We'll explore the areas not accessible by tour buses and we'll meet the locals who are curious at encountering a foreigner. All the back roads are carefully researched by our experienced experts. You'll visit a different Vietnam then. Good biking!

"Vietnam Country Roads is a leisurely cycling adventure to enjoy authentic Vietnam...slowly"


Day1    Arrive in Ha Noi (D)
Day2    Ha Noi – Mai Chau (B/L/D)
Day3    Mai Chau – Tam Coc (B/L/D)
Day4    Tam Coc – Hai Phong (B/L)
Day5    Hai Phong – Cat Ba – Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L)
Day6    Ha Noi – Red River Biking – Ha Noi (B/L)
Day7    Ha Noi free at leisure. Night Train for Hue (B)
Day8    Arrive in Hue. Hue Biking & Hue Music Cruise (B/L/D)
Day9    Hue Biking (B/L/D)
Day10    Hue – Hoi An Walking and Biking (B/L)
Day11    Hoi An Cooking Demonstration (B/L)
Day12    Hoi An – Da Nang – Sai Gon (VN 321: 0800 – 0910) (B/L)
Day13    Sai Gon – Mekong Delta Biking and Homestay (B/L/D)
Day14    Mekong Delta – Sai Gon (B/L)
Day15    Sai Gon – Cu Chi – Sai Gon (morning) (B/D)
Day16    Depart Sai Gon (B)


The tour price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport in Vietnam by private car/van/bus as per itinerary
  • Airline ticket for Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City as indicated on the tour program
  • Bicycle for your biking along with support vehicle when needed as per itinerary
  • Air-con soft-sleeper train tickets for Ha Noi – Hue
  • Ticket for the speed boat from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island
  • Private boat cruise on Ha Long Bay and on the Mekong River
  • Music boat cruise in Hue
  • Accommodation on twin-shared basis and homestay as indicated on the tour program;
  • Meals as indicated on the tour program: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner;
  • Drinking water during your cycling
  • All admission fees during the guided times as indicated on the tour program;
 
The tour price doesn't include

  • Insurance of any types;
  • International airfares and airport taxes;
  • Drinks or personal expenses;
  • Others not clearly specified in the inclusions.

Itinerary

Day1 Arrive in Ha Noi (D)
Arriving in Ha Noi, you'll be welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to the city. Our group meeting is at 18:30 at your hotel and our welcome dinner is at a local restaurant. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day2 Ha Noi – Mai Chau (B/L/D) (25km cycling)
Breakfast at your hotel.
Enjoy a drive through the scenic countryside of northern Vietnam to Mai Chau Valley inhabited by the Thai minority. Arriving at the village, we'll enjoy lunch on a house on stilt with a local Thai family. After lunch we'll get our bike and drive through the mountain villages of the Thai People (25km).  Our homestay accommodation tonight is of simple and basic facilities.

Day3 Mai Chau – Tam Coc (B/L/D) (12km cycling)
Breakfast at the house.
Travel by car/van to Tam Coc and check into our hotel. After lunch, start riding to visit the countryside with rice fields and towering mountains. Overnight in Tam Coc Town.

Day4 Tam Coc – Hai Phong (20km) (B/L)
Breakfast at the guest house.
Enjoy a scenic rowing boat trip in the Valley of Thung Nang. After lunch travel by car/van to Hai Phong. We'll enjoy a biking trip in the countryside of Thai Binh to the famous Keo Buddhist Pagoda en route. Arriving at Hai Phong, we'll enjoy a cycling tour to the surrounding countryside. Overnight in Hai Phong.

Day5 Hai Phong – Cat Ba – Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Take the morning speedboat for Cat Ba Island where we boat our own boat for cruising through the most spectacular area of Ha Long Bay. Lunch is served on board with local seafood. We arrive at Ha Long City and rejoin our car for the road trip back to Ha Noi. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day6 Ha Noi – Red River Biking – Ha Noi (B/L) (40km cycling)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transferred out of town and get our bike for the cycling trip through the heart of the Red River Delta. Lunch is at a local restaurant in the countryside. After lunch we'll explore further the village roads and rejoin our car/van for the transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day7 Ha Noi free at leisure/Night Train for Hue (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure for self-exploring Ha Noi. In the evening, we'll board the night train bound for Hue. Overnight on board the train. (shared sleepers compartment with air-conditioning)

Day8 Arrive in Hue. Hue Biking & Hue Music Cruise (B/L/D) (15km cycling)
Arriving in Hue, we'll be transferred to the city. After breakfast, we'll start our cycling trip to visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue. Our lunch is at a local restaurant. After lunch we'll get our room and have the remainder of the day for refreshment. In the evening, we'll board our boat for sampling the traditional music of Hue. Our dinner is hosted at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hue.

Day9 Hue Biking (B/L/D) (25km cycling)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have full day cycling to explore Hue Royal Tombs and Hue's countryside. Lunch and dinner are at local restaurants. Overnight in Hue.

Day10 Hue – Hoi An Walking and Biking (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Travel by bus/car to Hoi An Old Town via Hai Van Pass. Upon arriving, we'll have lunch at a local restaurant and check into our room. In the afternoon, we'll have an oriented walking tour of Hoi An Old Town and enjoy a cycling trip through the fresh countryside which surrounds the town. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day11 Hoi An Cooking Demonstration (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a trip to the market of Hoi and and cooking demonstration by a local culinary expert. Lunch is with the food cooked by yourself. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day12 Hoi An – Da Nang – Sai Gon (VN 321: 0800 – 0910) (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Take the early morning flight for Ho Chi Minh City (still called Sai Gon). Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, we'll meet our local tour guide and drive to the city. We'll have an oriented walking tour of Sai Gon followed by lunch at a local restaurant. After checking into our room, we'll have free time at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sai Gon.

Day13 Sai Gon – Mekong Delta Biking and Homestay (5 km) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Travel by car/van to the verdant Mekong Delta, then enjoy a boat trip to explore the exotic lifestyle on the Mekong River. In the afternoon, we'll have further exploration by bicycle. Tonight we'll stay at the home of a local family on one of the islands. (homestay, simple facilities)

Day14 Mekong Delta – Sai Gon (B/L)
After breakfast with the family, we'll enjoy more of the Mekong River by boat. Then we'll rejoin our car and travel back to Ho Chi Minh City. Our lunch is at a local restaurant. Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, we'll get our room and enjoy free time at leisure.

Day15 Sai Gon – Cu Chi – Sai Gon (morning) (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have a morning trip by car/van to Cu Chi Tunnel which was famous in the war. After checking these claustrophobic tunnels, we'll travel back to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy free time at leisure for the rest of the day. Our farewell dinner is at a local restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day16 Depart Sai Gon (B)
We have free time until we transfer you back to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure flight. We trust you had a wonderful cycling holiday in Vietnam with Private Tour Vietnam.