21 Day Epic Ha Giang Loop – Vietnam Central Coast Bicycle Tours with cycling route: Hanoi – Ha Giang - Yen Minh – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Du Gia – Ha gIang – Flight to Hue city cycling to Da Nang – Hoi An – Quang Ngai – Quy Nhon – Tuy Hoa – Nha Trang – Cam Ranh – Ninh Chua – Ca Na – Mui Ne – Phan Thiet - Vung Tau – Hanoi.
The 21-Day Far North Vietnam and Central Coast Bicycle Expedition starts in Hanoi, departs to the northeastern region of Vietnam, Ha Giang - the global geological plateau.
This is really a perfect and harmonious combination of physical strength, cycling experience, amazing scenery, cultural Activities, festively colorful hilltribes markets conquer the zigzag passes, winding between the towering mountains like fortresses, or cross the peaceful valleys among the cat ears rock formations where the owners of the highland tribes have been livedand developed for hundreds of years.
A life isolated from the outside world has preserved extremely unique and rich cultures, beliefs and customs.
The first land of the country where living on rocks and dying on rocks is still difficult and hard, but in return possesses an extremely unique and majestic landscape.
Cycling tour around Ha Giang - discover Dong Van rocky Plateau - Happiness Road, Lung Cu Flagpole, colorful festivals and markets will bring visitors extremely interesting and unique experiences. .
Right after ending the journey to conquer Ha Giang, we continue the journey in the central coast Vietnam. The place owns endless long crystal white sand beaches, mixed with emerald blue seawater.
Interspersed with that are rows of Bungalows, resorts, hotels, hidden behind casuarina groves or coconut trees laden with fruit, adorning the richness and luxury of the central coast.
What is more enjoyable after a day of long-distance cycling, soaking in the clear blue water of the sea, or the private swimming pools in front of the resort rooms, sipping cocktails or cold beer cans before going out to enjoy the diverse and unique cuisine of the places you go through.
The cycling journey has a total distance of 1,245 Km, conquering the most dangerous, adventurous and unique mountain passes in northern Vietnam, and leisurely cycling on the flat paved road along the central coast which is actually amazing and enjoyable in our trip.
In the program are also supported cars, trucks, electric bicycles, guides, cooking on the road and other services.
Bringing visitors special emotions and lots of fun.
Is this trip for you?
To complete this trip, it is important that you have confidence and competence in cycling.
Although the cycling distance in this trip is relatively long and the terrain is mixture with flat ,undulating, ascending and descending road.
the climate is warm and damp so you will need a reasonable level to enjoy the trip but keep in mind that we There will always be a support car if you need to rest for an hour or a day.
Because of condition of road is done on a mixture of sealed roads and gravel roads, we do not require technical cycling skills. However, we recommend that you practice off-road so that you feel comfortable commencing your trip.
There may be some glitches along the way - maybe a puncture here and maybe - but this is no doubt an incredible adventure.
Weather in this area may vary depending on the season. Be prepared to get sweaty and for frequent rain storms, which may require a change of plan
Day 01; Hanoi Arrival'
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, Snail Adventure Tour 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
Activities: Transfer and briefing itinerary
Accommodation: The Light Hotel ****
Cycling distance: No
Day 02: Hanoi Transfer Tuyen Quang and Cycle to Ha Giang
Having hearty breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, our shuttle bus take two hours to cycling point. Upon cycling point, we kick off our bikes and cycle on scenic road, passing cozy villages and stunning farmlands to Son Duong town for lunch.
Following to lunch meals, we hop up our bike on tarmac road and marvelous scenery to Tuyen Quang then turn off on Nartional road No 2 to Vi Xuyen Town. Transferrring the rest distance to Ha Giang for check in .Chek in hotel and have dinner in local restaurant.
Activity: Transferring from Hanoi – Ha giang
Accommodation: Phoenix hotel****
Transfer distance: 200 Km . Cycling 56 Km
Day 03: Ha Giang – Yen Minh
Setting off this morning we head out of town cycling for the first 25km on relatively flat road through the landscape of terraced rice paddy fields. Passing through minority villages we cycle the next 25km up winding roads into the vast limestone mountain range with its perpendicular walls of rock, climbing 800m towards the mountain road pass “Heaven gate 1”. As we pass through mountain villages sometimes covered by cloud, we will receive a friendly greeting from the local communities. From the pass we can look down at amazing views, including the famous vista of the Tam Son valley with the ‘Twin Hills and can spy Quan Ba town, Have lunch on summit and enjoy picturesque scenery. After lunch meal we set off our bike to descend to river and ride along to Gam river until we meet another pass again. We cycle uphill for the first few km before a descent of around 10km and then relatively flat terrain for the next 10km. It’s a challenging up and down terrain to an altitude of 1.025m before we make a final descent for the last 15km into Yenh Minh. We will have the chance to see the traditional homes of the local hill tribes.
Activity; Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Phuong Dong Hotel***
Cycling distance: 97 Km
Day 04: Yen Minh – Dong Van
Today is great and incredible day with us whilst cycling in the core of world listed Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
Have hearty breakfast in hotel and take a quick visit colourful hill tribe market nearby hotel and then commence cycling on the way of Happiness road to Dong Van. You are rewarded by pristine nature and magnificent karsk Plateau scenery while cycling ascending to summit. Stop to visit and explore Hmong King Palace ( Vuong Chi Sinh Palace) and then we continue cycling to Lung Cu Pole Flag Tower. Have lunch enroute. After lunch we keep riding on back road to Dong Van Town. Upon arriving, do check in and have relax by your own.
Activity: cycling and Visiting
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Dong Van Hotel***
Cycling distance: 76 Km
Day 05: Dong Van – Lung Cu Plag Tower - Meo Vac
Following to hearty breakfast in hotel, our support vehicle take transfer to Lung Cu Pole Plag tower for one hour. Upon arriving of Lung Cu, take electric car to visit and explore the flag pole, take overview picturesque scenery and sublime mountain ranges. After visiting Lung Cu Landmark, we descent to cycling point where our bikes available for cycling day.
We kick off our bike on gravel road, challenge some steep passes with winding route and sharp bends to Ma Le Valley then Dong Van Town.
Upon arriving of Dong Van town, regroup for recharging energy. We continue our trip to Ma Pi Leng Pass. Enjoy 2 km on flat road before conquering incredible pass – Ma Phi Leng – Link between in two towns Dong Van and Meo Vac. It is terrific and amazing scenery when we cycle on slope of mountain to admire extraordinerary sightseeing, reflecting crystal water from Nho Que River
we challenge 7 km ascendingly ride on winding road with sharp turn to the top. Cycling descendingly 16 Km along the hillside and winding route to Meo Vac Town. Upon arriving Meo Vac do check in and relax by yourself.
Activity: cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Meo Vac Hotel
Cycling distance: 54 Km
Day 06: Meo Vac – Mau Due - Du Gia
After refueling energy for cycling day. setting off our way from hotel, we kick off our bike on tarmac road, cycle on scenic route and sublime rocky mountain scenery to Mau Due section.
We will be rewarded by outstanding sightseeing and breathtaking scenery of Dong Van Geolory park, while cycling through the core of Dong Van district. Regroup for refreshment before challenging incredible pass to Mau Due – Lung Ho summit where our picnic lunch will be available. Following to healthy meal, we hop off our bike to cycle descendingly to Du Gia village.
Activity: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Du Gia Ecohomestay
Cycling distance: 72 Km
Day 07: Du Gia – Minh Ngoc – Ha Giang
Enjoy delicious pancake and hot coffee for breakfast in homestay. Contemplating sunrise over the mysterious valley and dreamlike landscapes in villages.
Saying good bye our host, we commence our excited cycling day from village, setting our way to ride ascendingly to summit for 10 km then rolling down to Minh Son and Minh Ngoc Commune for picnic lunch. After filling up our energy, we commence our cycling on scenic route to admire peaceful hill tribes village on way to Minh Ngoc town.
Challenging steep pass with winding route and sharp bends to summit, refreshment with cold water and snack before descenting to Ha Giang city. Upon arriving of hotel do check in and discover city by yourself, have dinner and stay in in luxury hotel in Ha Giang.
Activity: Cycling from Hotel – Hotel.
Accommodation. Phoenix hotel****
Cycling distance: 77 Km
Day 08: Ha Giang – Hanoi – Flight to Hue
Breakfast in hotel, you will be free at leisure until departure time. Our team will meet you again and transfer back to Hanoi city via Thai Nguyen. Stop on way for lunch. After lunch meals. We continues oour trip to Hanoi on new highway. Catch evening flight from Hanoi – Hue at 15h45 . o
Enjoy tranquil ambience in imperial Hue city, we stroll around or walk along Perfume River to admire poetic sights.
Activities: Transferring and Flight from Hanoi – Hue By VN 1543 @ 15h45 Hn – Hue – 16h45
Accommodation: Romance Hotel****
Cycling distance: 56 Km
Day 09: Hue –City Tours
Following to breakfast, you will fix the bike and cycle leizurely to explore Hue city and citadel and royal to Imperial Citadel and & tomb Architecture
Hue is one of the main cultural, religious and educational centers of Vietnam. So far, Hue remains to be the only originally historical vestiged city in Vietnam. Many of Hue’s attractions are found along the banks of the romantically named Perfume River with 11km length. This valuable construction includes more than 100 architectural works, which are the reflection of the life of Emperors and mandarins under Nguyen’s reign. We also ride to visit to the tombs of ancient Kings. Situated in the middle of the hills on the Southern bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings. Among these tombs are the four famous ones with the name and the arrangements of the tomb reflecting each Emperor’s points of view, personality, and tastes. This is majestic Gia Long tomb, imposing Minh Mang tomb, poetic Tu Duc tomb and magnificent Khai Dinh tomb. No architects who would like to discover ancient architecture of Vietnam could ignore Hue’s old citadel vestiges. We cycle back to hotel in late afternoon, free until dinner time Have dinner in Local restaurant ,overnight in Imperial Hotel.
Activities: Cycling tour Hue City
Accommodation: Romance Hotel****
Cycling distance: 56 Km
Day 10: Hue – Lang Co Beach
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we start new day by cycling to Thanh Toan covered roof bridge, on the way you will be impressive on different view in rural villages and imperial city. You will be interesting in typical image of Vietnam traditional houses, communal houses and local markets. You have good chance to interact with friendly people. Arriving Thanh Toan Village, you spend the time to visit and take picture one of incredible covered roof bridge that built in 1776 by kind – hearted woman. Our cycling tours continue to ride through peaceful village and villages,lagoon to Thuan An Beach. Have short break for cold water and tropical fruits. We also ride through fascinating village, where you can admire hundred magnificent mauseums. We ride on tarmac road to Tu Hien Lagoon, crossing brigde and climb short pass before descending to T junction high way no1. Transfer to local restaurant for lunch. After lunch we ride on newly paved road lead to Lang Co Beach.Arriving Lang Co beach check in front beach resort , relax with cold beer in swimming pool. Have dinner and sty in front beach resort.
Activities: Cycling tour from hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Lang Co Beach Resort****
Cycling distance:78 Km
Day 11: Lang Co Beach – Hai Van Pass – Da Nang – Hoi An
Today is great and amazing day with us, we fill up full energy and water before challenging incredible Hai Van Pass. Start cycling from Hotel, turn left on high way No1 and escend to summit with 13 km long climb. On the way you will rewarded by breathtaking scenery, cloud and ocean. You enjoy picturesque panoramas on summit in bothside Lang Co and Da Nang city. Upon arriving summit. Snack, cold water and tropical fruit are available for you. Taking picture and refreshing before descending 12 km to Da Nang City, cycling along the coast , passing resorts complex alluring sand beaches to Hoi An Town. Arriving Hoi An late afternoon, do check in and cold beer break. Have dinner and stayovernight in Hoi an Riverside Resort.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - hotel
Accommodation: Hoi An Boutique Resort
Cycling distance: 75 Km
Day 12: Hoi An Back road
Hoi An, which is a world heritage of Vietnam, has long been a cultural crossroad and remains such a ancient beauty after nearly 300 circles of the four seasons. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.Cycling both in ancient town and rural villages, offer for you interesting challenging. Our trip start in Hotel ride single track, paved road through peaceful villages, water coconut falm trees, cannals to vibrant Hoi An Town.take the time to capture remarkable image of Japanese covered roof bridge, Communal houses. then commence to Thanh Ha traditional Ceramic villages, Tra Que herb village and Thuy Linh Lattern lamp shades workshops, back Hoi An for lunch/ After lunch . we ride to Cua Dai for swimming in imposing sand beach. Have dinner and stay in Hoi An Riverside Resort.
Activities: Cycling from hotel – Hotel
Accommodation: Hoi An central Boutique Resort
Cycling distance: 45 Km
Day 13: Hoi An – Tam Ky –Quang Ngai
Leaving the charming town behind, we will take a short boat trip to cross the Thu Bon River to Duy Hai village where we start the cycling through many fishing villages on the way along the coast to Ha Lam town that we keep take our bus to Tam Ky town for lunch. After lunch we drive to Chi ThanhTown and cycle to My Lai massacre which is now a museum of The War Remnants in Quang Ngai province. Tonight we spent the night in the hotel.
Activities: Cycling and Transferring to Hotel
Accommodation: COCO land Resort****
Cycling distance: 85 Km
Day 14: Quang Ngai - Sa Huynh – Quy Nhon
After hearty breakfast in hotel, take short transfer back to the coast. Upon arriving cycling point, we commence to ride along the coast, through picturesque scenery. Discover imposing villages, lagoons and fishing farms. Have lunch enroute. we ride and discover many highlights on the seaside, capture pristine fresh nature and remarkable hillside. Having lunch en route.after lunch, we keep going on paved road through rural villages. Meeting hospitable people and Hello -school kids on the way. Arriving Quy Nhon Late afternoon. Check in and relax by yourself. Stay in front beach resort.
Activities: Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Anya Hotel****
Cycling distance: 87 Km
Day 15: Quy Nhon – Tuy Hoa
Following to breakfast in hotel, escape bustling city by riding on tarmac road up to National way No1 D, turn left and then keep riding on undulated way along the coastline, the emerald sea water and pristine fresh nature is highlight today. Before heading to high way N01, turn left to Xuan Hoa and ride through rual village and enjoy peaceful coastal scenery,crossing over wood bridge back to high way in Xuan Canh, Song Cau. Have lunch enroute, taking short transfer to Tuy An where we commence to Gheng Da Dia and follow the coastline to Tuy Hoa city. Upon arriving in Tuy Hoa, taking relax and cold beer in swimming pool.Stay overnight in Rosal Aba Hotel****
Activities:Cycling from Hotel – Hotel
Accommodation Rosa Alba Resort****
Cycling distance: 76 Km
Day 16; Tuy Hoa - Dam Mon
Start cycling from hotel, crossing the bridge to another side of Tuy Hoa city, following the coast turn off the countryside road where you discover the fascinating seaview,stunning langoons and challenge some passes before going to Vung Ro bay. Climb the last pass to High way 1 before transfering, winding its way along the coast to Dam Mon Island.
Activities: Cycling From Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: The Light Coral Island and resort
Cycling distance: 76 Km
Day 17: Dam Mon Island – Nha Trang
Having hearty breakfast in Resort, we hop off our bike from Dam Mon on asphalt road and go with the wind along the coast to Nha Trang. You will be rewardes by stunning scenery and emerald sea water and tranquil village life on the way. Stop at the middle way for recharging energy. After filling up energy, we kick off our pedal on new asphalt road along the coast to Hotel.
Activities: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodations: Merperle Beach hotel****
Cycling distance: 106 Km
Day 18; Nha Trang – Ninh Chu
Breakfast in hotel, we take over one hour transfer to Cam Ranh town, enjoy breathtaking scenery and pristine nature.upon arriving in cycling point, we commence riding on tarmac road lead to Ninh Chu beach. Immersing brilliant scenery and emerald water on crystal sand beach as riding one one of the best cycling route of Vietnam.Have lunch enroute, after lunch, we continue riding along the coast to Ninh Chu Beach. Have dinner and stay over night in Annise Resort.
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodations: Annise Resort****
Cycling distance: 107 Km
Day 19: Phan Rang – Phan Thiet
Another amazing day is waiting us ahead, enjoy hearty breakfast in resort, we set our way to southeast and riding leisurely on new paved road, less traffic but more hospitable people on the way we meet. Enjoy picturesque scenery and unspoited sand beach to Phan Thiet as we ride through golden sand desert. Meet and talk with local peolpe or try some local fruits on the way. We arrive in resort early for swimming . have dinner and stay over night in Resort.
Activity:Cycling and Transferring
Accommodations: Phan Thiet Victorial Resort view bungalow
Cycling distance:85 Km
Day 20: Phan Thiet – Ke Ga.- Ho Tram
Get up early to admire panoramic view over the beach or you can stroll around the golden sand desert in Doi Hong. Have hearty breakfast in Hotel, we commence riding along the coast to Phan Thiet city- the capital of resort and fish sauce factories. Although the weather is hot around the year, the people life is still hard, the province is endowed with long emerald sand beach for this region. enjoy 35 km cycling on scenic route lead to Ke Ga. Have lunch enroute, after lunch, we keep cycle the last 48 km to Ho Tram Beach Resort.
Activity: Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Sai gon Suoi Nhum
Cycling distance: 105 Km
Day 21: Ho Tram –Vung Tau – Ho Chi Minh
Starting new beautiful day by pedaling along the coastline, capture incredible moment of sunrise and Pristine nature . meet and chat with local fishmen in market village . discover the capital of “ Vietnam Resort” along emerald sand beach. Have lunch en route. After lunch we continue to ride along the coast to Long hai – Vung Tau where we take transfer to Ho Chi Minh city via new highway. you can stay in Hochiminh city or extended tour to Mekong delta, flight to Hanoi.
Accommodations: The Northern Hotel****
Cycling distance: 35 Km
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose aquivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
Tour included in:
- English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
- Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
- Meals details in itineraries ( 20 breakfast, 21 lunches, 20 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
- Domestic flight Hanoi- Hue
Tour excluded in:
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Optional excursions
- Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
- Visa fee
- Departure tax
- Tip for team and guide
Note: Please be aware that flight times, hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered.
All hotels are rated according to local standards.
All itineraries are flexible and can easily be altered to suit your needs and interests.
Please contact one of our travel consultants for more information.