Vietnam Central Coast by Bike

Day 1: Hue cycling back roads (cycle 30km)(B,D)
 Our team will meet you at your hotel , let's take a city tour to the Imperail citadel by bicycle.
Enjoy a special lunch at a locla restaurant near citadel,sample special Hue pancakes and more.
In the afternoon, cycle along the banks of the perfume river to Hue’s best known religious site-Thien Mu pagoda.
Continue on along country lanes accompanied only be light local traffic, hondas,bicycles,buffalos..
The ride will bring you to the tomb of Khai Dinh with some sections of off roads through lush country side eventually looping back to hotel.
Hue is one of the main cultural, religious and educational centres of Vietnam.Hue beca,e the nation’s capital under the Nguyen Dynasty when Emperor Gia Long, the first danasty of the Nguyen emperors, chose the location for the imperial city in 1802. The city remained Vietnam’s capital until 1945 when Bao Dai abdicated.Many of of Hue’s attractions are found along the banks of the river named Perfume such as: Thien Mu pagoda, Dong Ba Market, mausoleums of the Nguyen emperors, Imperial citadel..
 
 
Day2:Hue-Hoi An(70km cycling)(B,L,D)
Riding as much or little as desire, drive by bus beyond the city limits of Hue 18km out to the coast( 20minutes only),begin riding along a track for 40kms along a pictures , very narrow penisular road from Thuan An beach to Vinh Loc. Stopping to explore the hundred of ancestral tombs scattered in the large sand dunes. At the end of the penisular, ride further 11km along this spectacular trail to loop to H1.
You will come back to the road after lunch in Lang Co beach, this time you will climb the famous hill-Hai Van or Pass of Ocean and Clouds. The new tunnel through the mountain is completed, so your 11km of hill will be less traffic, but when you get to the top , you will be reward a breaktaking view !
At the end of the hill , transfer to HoI An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage site.
Over night in Ancient House resort in HoiAn.
 
overnight in Ho iAn.

Day3: Hoi An at leisure.(B)
The day is at leisure. alternatively take a bike ride to My Son Cham Tower located 70km from Hoi An or charter a local boat tour to the beautiful Cham island set in sprit time  seas and with a gorgeous deserted beach..few tourists have yet visited this gem!
Hoi An is a living museum, once known as Faifo,Hoi An was one of the orient’s major trading ports in the 16th-17thcenturies.After the Thu Bon river linking Hoi An to the sea silted up,ocean going ships were no longer able to sail into town and trade moved 30km up the coast to Tourane(Da nang today).Despite the pass 200 years and the ravages of weather and war,the centre of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday.A walking tour is the best way to see the wooden –fronted houses that onece belonged to the town’sprosperous merchants,the Japanese-covered Bridge and the wonderful market.Hoi An is one of the best places in Vietnam to shop for souvenirs at bargain prices including silk,handicrafts,antiques and paintings.
Five kilometers from the centre of the town is Cua Dai beach,popular with both locals and visitors alike for its sandy beach,warm sea seafood stalls.Hoi An isknown throughout Vietnam for its excellent seafood and it also boasts its own unique dishes such as Cao Lau,a delicious combination of noodles,port bean sprouts,mint and croutons.
 
Optional: Our guide is always free to take you on a bike ride to Cham holy land (45km bike ride)
 
 
Day 4: HoiAn-Quang Ngai(cycle 45km)(B,L,D)
After breakfast drive a couple of hours to Chau O-Quang Ngai province, along Vietnam’s only coastal road, cycling back roads to Sa Ky port, My Khe beach, a beach with only locals, a chance to swim and relax. Stopping to visit the site of the My Lai massacre ,now a shrine and memorial museum dedicated to the families who lost their lives.
Continue the ride to Quang Ngai city-a city of Vietnam petroleum, there is 2 km climb to the top of Thien An mountain where we enjoy the panaromic view of the surrounding cityand visit an ancient pagoda. The last 2km ride will take you to the best hotel of the town.
Over night in Quang Ngai city with very special dinner on the river bank opposite of the hotel.
 
Day5:Quang Ngai-Qui Nhon (28miles cycling)(B,L,D)
A new day in the central of Vietnam,in a town without tourists return to the main road and drive southwards a short distance to a void the main traffic, cycle back roads to the coastal town of QuiNhon, meeting friendly people along the journey. And stop at a minority ethnic group of Bana village, this is time to give out your unnessary things( cloths, pens books..) some things that you may don’t need, but people will like them.
The view and the road to day is just amazing, it seem like to be built for your cycling trip, mountain , hill,forest,cows, children yelling and waving all along the way..
Our guide will arrange a BBQ luch for you if weather is good is enough.
 
Overnight in QuiNhon.
 
Day6: QuiNhon-Whale Island(40miles cycling)B,L,)
Avoiding cycling on H1 we drive in the morning to the HON GOM penisular,some 80km north of Nha Trang.Unloading the bikes we ride a short way past shrimp farms out along the penisular.Board a 15minutes boat to Whale island,an eco resort owned by a Frenchman and his Vietnamese wife.The island is small but there are plenty of optional activities to do such as catamaran sailing,snorkeling.relaxing,hiking the short nature trail around the island,and diving.The food is a fusion of French and Viet cuisine.Overnight in simple but very comfortable bungalows of Whale island.
 
Day7:Whale island-Nha Trang(12miles cycling)(B,L,D)
The boat trip will bring you back to your Van, heading to Nha Trang, turning off the H1, and ride the rest 12 miles along the new road coastal line to one of the most beautiful beach city Nha Trang.
Basket fishing boats, the most blue sea will be seen. The road is wide and quite, enjoy your ride with your pace, stop to take lots of photos you like.
Over night in Nha Trang Lodge hotel
 
Day8: Nha trang-Da Lat(50miles cycling)(B,L,D)
Today’s the ride is predominantly uphill through pine forests ,villages and tea plantations as we go go nearly 1500m up to Dalat.
We are really ready to do this climb, we cycle with our biggest gears, we hit hill after hill..but our Van is always ready to support you or even give you a hitch hike if you surrender !
Or you can take half way up by Van and ride the rest to Da Lat. Remember that, the view today is amazing, gorgous, breaktaking, unbelievable..! when you get close to Da Lat, the weather is cooler and cooler, like a small town somewhere in Europe!
 
Day9:DA LAT-Ho Chi Minh city(25 miles biking)(B,L,D)

An early morning departure is necessary to get the riding of the trip completed. Dalat was established as a hill resort at the beginning of th last century by homesick French colonials who were attracted to its cool, spring- like weather, pine forests,water falls and lakes. Many reminders of Dalat’scolonial past can be seen in the hundreds of European style villas,chalets and other buildings still standing around town.One fine example is the cream-colored art deco villa that was onec the summer home of vietnam’s last emperor,BAO DAI.Another slightly grander example of Dalat’s colonial architecture is the superbly restored Dalat Palace Hotel overlooking the central Xuan Huong lake.On the opposite side of Xuan Huong Lake is Vietnam first golf course,originally built for Emperor Bao Dai and recently restored,it is nowone of the top coursesin the region.Aprt from its colonial heritage Dalat is known in Vietnam for it market gardens growing,everthing from carrots and cauliflowers to avacados and bananas as well as many varieties of flowers.For Vietnamese Dalat means romance,and with attractions like the valley of love it is the destination for choice for local honeymooners.A few kms from Dalat,at the base of Mount Langbian is the village of the Lat ethnic minority from whon Dalat takes its name.The Rugged country around MountLang offers some great off road and on road biking opportunities.From Dalat the fertile plateau of the Central High land stretches northwards for hundreds of kilometers.
The ride will be mostly downhill today,enjoy your cycling until lunch time, meet your Van, go for lunch and transfer to Ho Chi Minh city, and don’t forget to try the famous Vietnamese coffee in Bao Loc town.
Gala dinner at Indochine restaurant or Indochine cruise on Saigon river.
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