15 Day Hanoi - Hoi An Bicycle Tour through the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail is a skillful and flexible combination of cultural enjoyment and physical activity, enjoying the breathtaking landscape of northern Vietnam with World ‘s Cultural and Natural Heritage sites which has been recognized and honored by UNESCO.
Joining in our 15 Day Hanoi – Hoi An Bicycle Tours, The Travelers will not able to ride bicycles on peaceful and rustic village roads through vast green rice fields, villages bustling with children's voices but also immerse yourself in endless emotions when contemplating and admiring the wonderful natural picture on Ha Long Bay. lost in the mysterious beauty of Cat Ba National Forest.
Our trip continues through the Red River Delta - the cradle of Vietnam's Rice Culture. still preserve the ancient cultural features, the quintessence of the Northern culture.
The next destination makes us flutter before the rustic and idyllic beauty of the limestone mountains left after millions of years of geological tectonics. Surrounded by mountain ranges, or rising in the middle of fields interspersed with rivers, lagoons, and lakes, creating an interesting natural picture for Tam Coc - Trang An.
Temporarily leaving the lyrical scenes behind, we continue the journey on the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail where this is a shining symbol of the will and determination of the Vietnamese generations in the twentieth century. determined to liberate the nation and reunify the country.
More than 40 years of war have passed, but the pain is still etched in the hearts of Vietnamese people. War vestiges are still engraved on the stone stele, the monuments, the national cemeteries are the resting place of thousands of outstanding children of the nation following the call of the mountains and rivers to defend the country.
Today, we can ride bicycles on those legendary roads, watching the peaceful scenery of the Vietnamese countryside. We are really deeply grateful to the generation who sacrificed their blood to have a peaceful life today.The next destination in the journey is the connection of the central heritages to create the most unique and attractive heritage road in Vietnam.
Starting from the World Natural Heritage site Phong Nha Ke Bang to the Citadel and the ancient capital of Hue, Hoi An Ancient Trade Port and My Son Sanctuary are destinations not to be missed in the journey of cultural discovery and exploration. Vietnamese beauty.
Day 01: Hanoi Arrival & fitting bike & city tours
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, Snail Adventure tours guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in,Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi :
Accommodations: Minasy premium Hotel****
Cycling distance: No
Day 02: Hanoi – Bike Tours to Ha Long Bay
Warmly greeting to join 15 Day Hanoi – Hoi An Bicycle Tour with Snail Adventure Tours. Our supported Vehicle takes us to Halong Bay via Hai Duong, on the way you have good chance to explore and admire the vast rice paddies in Northern Vietnam.
Upon arrival in cycling point, fix your bike and check the gear, learn the safety codes on the road of Vietnam. We kick off our pedal to start Hanoi – Halong Bay Bicycle tours cycling through countryside, passing many peaceful villages, along the bank of River, meeting school kid on the way with big sound Hello you. Or you can stop in local market to meet friendly people and learn about their daily life, local productions.
We cycle to Phu Lang Traditional Ceramic Village where you can capture skillful hand made paitings, pottery, vase.. especially, you are captivated by ceramic painting with different motifs and subjects.. Our Ha Long – Cat Ba cycling tour continue to ride along the bank of the river and turn off to village road to break point. We meet again bus and transfer to Halong Bay. Upon arriving at checking point, we meet our cruise team to check in. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us with a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3, 000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Activities: Transfer 2 hours, Cycling and Boat Trip
Accommodation: on Night Cruise
Cycling distance: 45 km
Day 03: Halong bay - Gia Luan – Cat Ba National park
07.30 – 08.00 : Enjoy fresh air & gentle breeze of the bay in morning. Have breakfast on board.
08.30 – 09.30 : Free time for swimming & relaxing.
10.00: Check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served. We change day boat trip to Gia Luan wharf. . Our bike is already for you once you arrive. We start amazing second day Ha Long - Cat Ba cycling from Gia Luan wharf through Cat Ba National Park back to the Town, on the way we conquer some steep passes. However, you are rewarded by captivating scenic beauty and thrilling soaring mountain. Arrivin in Cat Ba town, you are free to explore the town or go to swim on beach. Have dinner and stayover night in Cat Ba Island.
Activities: Cycing and Boat Trip
Accommodation: Cat Ba Sun Spa Resort
Cycling distance: 45 km.
Day 04: Cat Ba – Cai Vieng – Hai Phong – Tam Coc.
After refueling energy for new day cycling adventure tour in Northern Vietnam, we hop on our bikes to challenge few kilomete ascent out of the town, we continue cycling on same road for 16 Kmn on Island. Upon arriving section, we turn left and follow seashore wind its way along the mountain and ocean to Cai Vieng Commune and Viet Hai fishsauce villages. We take public ferries before landing on Hai Phong city. Arriving in Dinh Vu international sea Port, Have lunch in seafoods restaurant. After lunch time, we take short transfer to avoid busy traffic to Tam Coc. After two hour transfer by supported vehicle. We arrive in Hotel. Do check and Our journey continue through rural villages, picturesque ranges of limestone mountain dotted with rice paddies. Take a three-hour boat trip to explore Trang An Natural beauty complex – newly designated Natural World heritage site. cycle gently on village road and single track trail rice paddy fields. Back to hotel.
Activities: Cycing and Transferring
Accommodation: Tam Coc Rice Field Resort
Cycling distance: 55 km
Day 05: Tam Coc Cycling tours – Kim Tan – Ben Sung
Our cycling trip will start from hotel after having hearty breakfast. leaving tranquil settings and scenic beauty behind. we hop back in the saddle to begin your exploration to cycle and ascent Tam Diep mountain ranges, setting on way to cycle on Ho Chi minh trail for 25 km to highest point.
Today is really long and fascinating day in our trip when we cycle through lush scenery and rustic village life. you will be draged your feet behind by the scenic beauty of wild and majestic nature. Our trip continues on Ho Chi Minh trail with undulating terrains from Vinh Loc to Tho Xuan for lunch. After recharging fully energy, we get back on bike to cycle on village roads and rice paddy fields to Ben Sung.
Activities: Cycing from hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Nhu Xuan Hotel
Cycling distance: 114 km
Day 06: Ben Sung Bike Tour Tan Ky
Today is great day, when we ride on undulating tarmac road via Ben En National park lead to Thai Hoa. The bike path today was relatively easily with a length of 105 km on a flat road through the fields, we will have a dip witnessed the scene of people cultivating wet rice, a traditional culture of Vietnam. Of course, we can stop by a bit to get beautiful pictures of the countryside and people of Vietnam. After rewarding ourselves, we continues on saddle to cycle on tarmac road lead to Thai Hoa for lunch meal. After Lunch, we continue to new paved road to Tan ky. Tan ky is the starting point of the historical Hochiminh trial in the war time .it used to be the main junction of the supply line during the war. American aircraft heavily bombarded the area in repeated efforts to destroy the junction. Upon arriving Hotel late afternoon. Have dinner and stay overnight in Tan Ky.
Activities: Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: KM0 Hotel
Cycling distance: 110 Km
Transfer distance: no
Day 07: Cycling route Tan Ky – Pho Chau – Huong Khe
We start our amazing cycling day from Hotel, cycle along Hieu River to immerse yourself stunning rice paddy field. Then we turn off on single track connects from village to village to witness the changing of local people before reaching the Zezo Km on Hochiminh trail in Tan Ky..
Tan ky is junction of the supply line during the war. American aircraft heavily bombarded the area in repeated efforts to destroy the junction. After learning history about Hochiminh legend road, we hold on our pedal to cycle through the Native of Hochiminh , and Dong Loc T junction where used to main target of American aircraft dropped bombarded . they want to destroyed and cut off supply lines of Viet nam communist force in 1967 –1972. However, you will forget bad memmory the war soon, while cycling through peaceful villages, virdant rice paddies, meet with friendly people. Or chat withschool kid on the way to from school
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Duc Tai Hotel****
Cycling distance:133 Km
Day 08: Huong Khe Bike ride Phong Nha
Having breakfast with Vietnamese style, we start new cycling adventure day from hotel, hop on bike and cycle on Ho Chi Minh Trail through rustic village and lush rice paddy fields to rugged tropical forest along Truong Son Mountain Range. The route is still a dream to ride on and you’ll appreciate the smooth tarmac as the mountains rise and the road winds up, down and along the hillsides. The scenery is spectacular and the road is tranquil.. After cycling around 65 km, our journey to Phong Nha National Park. The park contains one of the most spectacular caves in Vietnam – a true natural wonder with 65 kilometers of tunnels and underground rivers. Formed approximately 250 million years ago Phong Nha was used as a hospital and ammunition depot during the war, and the entrance still shows evidence of attacks from fighter aircraft. There are also 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 before the end of today. Overnight in Phong Nha.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Sai Gon – Phong Nha Hotel
Cycling distance: 133 Km
Day 09; Phong Nha – Bike and boat
Experience cycling through local villages along the Son river to Phong Nha with an English speaking guide to let you know about the culture and history of the area as you cycle quality mountain bikes on paved and unpaved roads.Take in the wonders of Phong Nha cave as you are rowed through this fabulous river cave on a traditional dragon boat. The journey is enhanced by the opportunity to see local life on the river during the 40 minute ride from the boat dock to the cave.
After a hearty lunch in Phong Nha, getting back on the bikes to head back to the Resort through the rice paddies and local villages. If you feel like some fresh air and some light exercise, but still to have a relaxing but interesting day out, jump onto one of our bike tours back road to Paradise Cave. You are rewarded by stunning scenery and maverlous stalagmilte and stalagtile in side the cave.
Activities: Bike and Boat
Accommodations: Sai Gon – Phong Nha hotel
Cycling distance: 47 Km
Day 10: Phong Nha – DMZ – Vinh Moc Tunnels – Cua Tung
Refueling ergery for new adventure day, we kick off our bike from hotel to historically significant sites, starting from the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, constructed by the Viet Cong beginning in 1959 and used to transport soldiers and supplies from the north to the south. Ride alongside rubber plantations and through the region that was demilitarized between 1954 and 1972. The DMZ – the De –militarized Zone lay along the 17th parallel, which marked the divide between the North and the South Vietnam. Situated along the DMZ were a string of combate base, observing posts and air fields, remnant of which we can still see as we ride around. Keep heading down the paved roads and make a stop at the Vinh Moc tunnels, also known as the “Underground City,” named as such because locals spent nearly 2,000 days underground during the Vietnam War to escape potential danger. Enjoy a seaside meal,
Refueling ergery for new adventure day, we kick off our bike from hotel, cycle on Ho Chi Following lunch meal, we get back on bike to ride along coast, immerse yourself in tranquil embience and rustic village life until you reach to Hotel.
Activities: cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Cua Tung Hotel
Cycling distance: 145 km
Day 11: Cua Tung – Cua Viet - Tam Giang Lagoon – Hue Cycling Tours
Having breakfast in Hotel or start early to cycle along the coast to Cua Tung for having breakfast.. After recharging fully energy, we kick off our bike on new asphalt road, look south on flatter roads again, passing more towns and villages .We stop to visit Ai Tu airfield and Quang Tri; the 1972 ‘Battle of 81 Days and Nights’ for the Citadel here is famous for the huge amount of ordnance dropped by the US. We also visit Long Hung Church, a Catholic Church in which American troops sought refuge as part of the battle, to no avail. It has been left as it stood after the battle, with scars from grenades and bullet-holes, and is a poignant place to hold our ceremony. Continuing south, we cycle on concrete roads and paved roads, links between villages and villages, where we admire some incredible and color ancestor temples along the way. We also cycle through Tam Giang Lagoon and Dam Chuon Dam where panoramic view is worthy capture at dusk.
Activities: cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Romance hotel/ Parkview
Cycling distance: 92 Km
Day 12: Hue Back Road
Our cycling trip will start from hotel after having hearty breakfast. we hop back in the saddle to begin your exploration of the former imperial capital of Vietnam.
Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam’s royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings. Today you will ride (approximately 55 kilometres) through the fields to visit many of Hue’s remarkable sites, including temples, bunkers, tombs, ruins, pagodas and spectacular scenery. On your cycle you will visit the Imperial Citadel, including the Forbidden Purple City. The latter was almost totally destroyed during the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, but the foliage-covered ruins are still atmospheric and the gaping holes left by bombs give an idea of the destruction wreaked upon the country during the war.
The itinerary is flexible and you have ample time for stops along the way to admire the sites. Later, kick back in a cafe or restaurant.
Hue’s cuisine is considered by many Vietnamese as the best in the country, and is influenced both by its imperial heritage (small dishes and a focus on aesthetic presentation) as well as its strong Buddhist heritage, reflected in the high proportion of vegetarian restaurants in the region. The bustling Dong Ba Market offers a wealth of goods and foods to see and snack on. It’s a good place to try some of the local specialities that graced the Nguyen emperors’ banquet tables, such as the ‘banh khoai’, Hue’s answer to the pancake.
Activities: Cycling and visiting
Accommodations: Romance Hotel/ Parkview
Cycling distance: 54 Km
Day 13: Hue – Cau ngoi Cycle tour Lang Co
After recharging energy from hotel, you will set out directly from the hotel and ride towards some small villages with ornate and fantastic architecture near the Tam Giang Lagoon that you visited yesterday. In the late morning, visit the Vinh Ve Museum, which offers insight into the local traditions and culture. Continue riding through the countryside of greenery and rice fields, then take a short ferry to reach your lunch spot at Tu Hien Beach. Once you have digested, continue pedaling along an easy flat route to reach the support vehicle where you can choose to continue riding on your own or take a ride. Settle into the hotel in Lang Co for a well-earned sleep.
Activities: Cycling From Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Lang Co Beach Resort
Cycling distance: 90 Km
Day 14: Lang Co – Hai Van Pass – Hoi An Bicycle Holiday
Today is one of incredible and worthywaiting day in our trip while we cycle and challlenge one of the most famous mountain roads in southeast Asia, Hai Van Pass connects Hue to Hoi An, and today you will ride over it! Make sure you get a hearty breakfast—today’s route will be challenging. As you start the ascent to the highest point, you will see why this mountain pass is thought to be one of the most beautiful coastal mountain roads in the world. Winding and hugging cliffs on one side, sweeping beach views on the other, you will pass by waterfalls, jungles, and the weather will likely be a little bit misty, which just adds to the area’s magic. At the summit, take a break and sip a well-deserved ca phe as you admire the stunning vistas. From the highest point, you can either take a ride in the support vehicle or continue to human-power your way to Hoi An. The enchanting Hoi An awaits!
Activities: Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Mulberry Collection Silk Eco
Cycling distance:72 Km
Day 15; Hoi An Cycling Loop My Son - Hoi An
Set out for a challenging ride from the outskirts of Hoi An on a quiet back road to the famous Cham Towers of My Son. My Son Holy land-a unique beautiful sanctuary world of the ancient Cham religion, was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty.
We will depart from your hotel. Start cycling to Kim Bong Carpentry village, where the local people live mainly on buiding boat and makingthe ingenious wooden products. After visiting the village, we continue cycling through lush contryside and river coconut palm. Stop seeing the local family make rice paper then cycling on the back road to My Son world heritage to admire the peak culture of the Cham people. Lunch time at a local restaurant in My Son. After lunch, our guide will take some time to explore My Son World Heritage -a visit to My Son Sanctuary, an archaeological site with ruins built between the 4th and 13th centuries. It’s an impressive complex with 70 buildings reminding visitors of the Champa civilization that once lived there. Meander through lush jungle paths connecting each site and soak in the sanctuary’s palpable spiritual magic. At the end of the visit, you can choose to cycle to the hotel taking the same road or hop in the support vehicle to give your legs a break. You have the entire afternoon at leisure to relax at hotel or explore Hoi An. You’ll stay overnight in Hoi An.
Activities:Cycling and Visiting
Accommodations: Mulberry Collection Silk Eco
Cycling distance: 35 km
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Tour included in:
English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries ( 14 breakfast, 14 lunches, 14 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake and helmets
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Fruit and snack for cycling days
1 Night on Cruise in Ha Long Bay
Boat Transfer to Gia Luan whart
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Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
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