*Day 1:Sai Gon- Da Lat (L, D) Cycling 40 km:
The biking guide will pick you up at your hotel and then take a morning transfer for a couple of hours to Bao Loc Town, the town of central highland's (1,000m high above sea level, so the temperature is cooler) well known for coffee and tea plantations as well as silk production facilities. We will have a lunch and coffee in here.
In the afternoon ride up hills and pass on the back roads in the coffee plantation. Overnight in Da Lat city, it's certainly one of the most beautiful cities in Viet Nam and locates in plateau at 1,500m high. Da Lat was founded by Frenchman Andre Yersin, who convinced the French government to establish a hill station here in the late 1890s. During colonial times, the Frenchman of Sai Gon used DaLat as a summer resort to escape the intense heat of Sai Gon. Much of architecture is French.
*Day 2: Da Lat- Nha Trang (B,L,D) Cycling 80km:
We have got a short tranfer out of Đà Lạt City. We will start the ride on the trails in the pine forest with the natural landscape of beautiful jungle on the both side of the roads, the ride today is combination of up and down hills to the top of the Hon Giao pass and then 29 km down hill section of the pass. Stop for lunch at the local restaurant on the bottom of the pass. After lunch keep cycling through villages and farms until we meet up our support vehicle and have a short transfer to Nha Trang for overnight.
*Day 3: Nha Trang (B,L) (No cycling):
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel to the boat station for a boat ride to Tri Nguyen where you will see different fish to be collected from the Ocean and keep riding the boat to the Nun Island for swimming, snorkeling to see colourful corals or enjoy water sports (optional). After that take the boat to floating fish farm where the locals keep different kind of fish in the cage under the floating houses and you will have lunch at the local restaurant before heading back to Nha Trang for on your own discover in the afternoon.
*Day 4: Nha Trang- Tuy Hoa (B, L, D) Cycling 75km:
In this morning, we start the bike ride (about 3km) from your hotel to Ponagar Cham Tower for a visit and the keep biking along the beach until meet up our support vehicle and then a short transfer on busy roads to lunch stop on Dai Lanh beach( one of the most beautiful beaches on the ways, you may have time for swimming and relaxing!)
In the afternoon bike ride is along the coast, We have got some up hills and down hills with peaceful sandy beaches, floating fishing village, light tower... keep biking straight to your hotel in Tuy Hoa Town for overnight
*Day 5: Tuy Hoa- Qui Nhon (B, L, D) Cycling 65km:
In this morning ride, after breakfast we will have a short ride in Tuy Hoa Town from your hotel to the beach and keep biking through in fishing villages along the coast and stop at (Ganh Da Dia) literally means (The Sea Cliff of Stone Plates) is the seashore area of uniformly interlocking basalt rock columns located along the coast. The rocks are dark lava columns with roughly flat surfaces of different shapes-round, pentagon, hexagon, polygon...They were created from volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.
Afternoon ride along the coast to Qui Nhon City for overnight at the Hotel by the beach.
*Day 6: Qui Nhơn- Quảng Ngãi ( B,L,D) Cycling 70 km:
In this morning We have a short transfer out of Qui Nhon City for starting the bike ride into villages, We may have a chance to visit the salt-marsh, study how to make salt by traditional way in Vietnam and their daily life. keep biking on quiet roads along the coast with the view of beautiful beaches, shrimp farms on the both sides. We will stop for lunch before we cycle to the end and then take the bus to Quang Ngai City for check in the hotel.
*Day 7: Quang Ngai- Hoi An ( B, L, D) Cycling 60km
The bike ride will start at your hotel (about 12km) to My Lai massacre for a guided visit, this is the site of one of the greatest atrocities during the Viet Nam War, and perhaps the most heinous military action ever staged by the American, where 504 people were killed in 1968. And then keep cycling in countryside roads with many friendly locals say" Hello!" to you.
After the ride we go straight to Hoi An ancient town, where you can discover one of the oldest towns in Vietnam. From the late 16th until the early 19th century, Hoi An was one of the biggest trading ports in Asia.
*Day 8: Hoi An ( B,L) Cycling:
Hoi an is a beautiful, ancient Vietnamese town, about 30 km to the south of Danang. It located on the banks of Thu Bon river near the South Sea, it retrains its centuries old Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and European architecture. From the 2nd- 10th centuries, Hoi An was one of the principal cities in the Champa Kingdom. Archeologists have discovered the bases of numerous Cham towers in the region,
*Day 9: Hoi An- Hue ( B, L, D ) Cycling 95km:
You will be picked up at your hotel for a short drive to the beach where we start the ride along Da Nang beach to Hai Van Pass (35km) (or the Pass of the Ocean Clouds), one of the huge passes in Vietnam. The weather changes dramatically, truely separating the South from the North. We cycle on the snaky stretch of roadway through 20km of spectacular jungle mountains that connected Da Nang and Lang Co beach and reaches a height of 500m. Here are perhaps the most majestic views in Vietnam!
In the afternoon ride in the forest and villages to Hue Imperial City where we stay for over night.
*Day 10: Hue City tour (B,L,D) Cycling 35 km:
Taking a morning( 45') dragon boat trip on quiet perfume river to Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest pagoda in Hue City. Behind pagoda you can see a British car, the same car that brought the buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc to Sai Gon. There he became the subject of Malcolm Browne's famous photo. It shows the monk immolating himself in 1963. And we cycling on the back roads in the remote area to Khai Dinh Tom ( the most beautiful and expensive toms of Nguyen Dynasty) and to Citadel.
Transfer to the air port for a flight to Ha Noi.
*Day 11: Ha Noi full day City tour (B,L,D) No Cycling:
Leave the hotel to visit the Temple of Literature, or Quoc Tu Giam. Built in 1076, The Temple of Literature was Vietnam's first university and was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty
Next visit Hanoi’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel. The Citadel was constructed on a Chinese fortress dating back from the 7th century and re-built in the 11th century by the Ly Viet Dynasty.
We also visit The One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure is one of the oldest temple in Viet Nam. Close by is the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, and the former presidents house on stilts where he lived from 1958 to 1969. His former home illustrates the modesty of this Vietnamese revolutionary (Viewed from the outside; closed Mondays & Fridays and from Oct.-Nov.)
Afterwards we continue to Hanoi’s picturesque West Lake area and the 6th century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. From here transfer (or stroll along the lakeside) 700 meters to the nearby Taoist temple of Quan Thanh dedicated to Tran Vu, one of the principal deities in Taoism.
Visit Hanoi’s Old Quarter, also known as the ‘36 streets’ area. Take a walking tour through charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around.
Overnight in Hanoi
*Day 12: Ha Noi- Ha Long Bay (B,L,D) No Cycling:
After breakfast leave Hanoi for about 3,5-hour drive to Halong Bay (150km). Arrive at the boat station in Halong City and proceed with check-in formalities. After your welcome onboard, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.
Overnight on Halong Bay.
*Day 13: Ha Long Bay- Ha Noi (B,L,D) No Cycling:
Enjoy your fresh morning in the middle of the bay, the sun rises on Halong in the morning and breakfast is served (brunch on some boats) while the vessels cruises slowly through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port and transfer back to Hanoi (150km)
Note : This tour may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
*Day 14: Ha Noi (B)
Free at leisure and transfer to the airport for your flight.