Exploring the Vietnamese Central Coast (10 days)

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Duration
10 day(s) / 9Night(s)
Total distance
477 Km
Tour Code
centralcoast

All About this Tour

Highlights:

Even though 10 days are not enough to discover an entire country, our team has come up with the “all in one” perfect combination of destinations and trails giving you an overview of Vietnam and enabling you to get a deeper understanding of our charming culture. The tour includes all the highlights of Vietnam for you to experience the Real Vietnam by bicycle. On this journey from Hue to Nha Trang combining three types of transportation (bicycle, bus and boat), you will experience history in Hue, Cham culture in My Son, remembrance from the Vietnam War in My Lai, stunning white-sand beaches in Dai Lanh Beach, wilderness on the Hòn Gốm peninsular road as well as local farmland and ethnic minority villages along the way. Additionally, our, sometimes challenging but generally suitable for all, mix of dirt tracks and smooth roads will take you to stunning mountainous sceneries across the Hai Van Pass or even through the famous Marble Mountains. The tour will end on a relaxing note with a well-earned day on the Whale Island Resort.

 

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1 Hue 20 km (Dinner)

Our team will meet you in Hue (easily accessible by flying from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi) where you will spend this first day discovering the old capital of the Nguyen Dynasty and its historical and social impacts over the Vietnamese society on a city bike tour offered by our knowledgeable guides.

Day 2 Hue - Lang Co 65 km (B,L,D)

 

Your cycling adventure will really start as you leave the city and meet coconut trees, dunes containing mausoleums, pagodas, and war memorials along the way. You will ride until Phuoc Thuong Hill before getting on a van for a transfer (40km) to Lang Co Beach where you will have lunch. After these 65km cycled, the afternoon will be all about relaxing at the beach and enjoying the resort.

Day 3 Lang Co - Hoi An 55 km (B,L)

Hoping that you are well-rested from the previous day, you will climb the Hai Van Pass (10-km climb, 550 m ascend). The climb is gradual with many switchbacks and offers a stunning view on nature overlooking Danang City and the South China Sea. Your reward, lunch, will be served downhill in Danang. The afternoon ride will be more relax on a flat but scenic terrain towards Hoi An, offering you an impressive view of Marble Mountains, five hills representing the five elements with tunnels, cave entrances and Buddhist sanctuaries within the mountains. Our team will then take you to China Beach, made famous by an American TV series of the same name. After the break at the beach, you will continue cycling to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its preserved architecture reminding its time as a trading port between the 15th and 19th century. In addition to its unique atmosphere and inimitable buildings, the city is nowadays famous for its colorful lanterns enlightening the Old Town at night.

Day 4 Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An 80 km (B,L)

My Son, ancient center of the Cham civilization destroyed by American bombs, will be visited on this fourth day. Thus, you will cycle on small village roads, it will not be the easiest part of the journey but one of the best as it offers a stunning picture of rice paddies and charming authentic villages. Lunch will be taken in My Son and the archaeological site will be visited in the afternoon. You will then be given the choice to cycle back to Hoi An or be transferred by bus.

Day 5 Hoi An - Quang Ngai 46 km (B,L,D)

The day will start by a rather long transfer (2.5hours) to Quang Ngai where you will check-in in your new accommodation. Then, you will be ready to take the road and will start cycling to My Lai, where "the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War" took place with hundreds of civilians massacred. Before the guided visit of the historical site and museum, there will be a small climb up leading to a temple. The end of the day will mainly be on smooth roads in rural areas before being transferred to our hotel.

Day 6 Quang Ngai - Qui Nhon 73 km (B,L,D)

 

This day will be marked by an early 30km transfer outside of the city before going for a loop to Ba To Town. You will not find any other tourists on the way, just enjoy the quiet atmosphere! At the end of the loop, in Duc Pho, our driver will meet you for a transfer to Qui Nhon where you will be able to enjoy the rest of the day at the beach. 

Day 7 Dieu Tri - Tuy Hoa 80 km (B,L,D)

You will start the day with a small transfer to Dieu Tri in a way to avoid the main highway. You will start riding beside the railway on a remote road offering a beautiful hilly scenery and giving you the opportunity to go experience villages from the main Vietnamese ethnic group, Kinh, as well as from many ethnic minority groups, also known as ‘Montagnards’. Enjoy witnessing the locals’ way of living from their fire-cooked cuisine to the children flying handmade kites. The day will finish with a small climb and descent back on the main road before transferring for about one hour to Tuy Hoa, one of Vietnam’s most rural area where you will spend the night.

Day 8 Tuy Hoa - Whale Island 58 km (B,L,D)

This last day of cycling is not so much about difficult trails but rather about breathtaking landscapes. You will start the journey by riding directly from the hotel. After about 20km, you will be amazed with the scenery beautifully combining mountains and rice fields in the valley. Then, 4 km over a pass and down will bring you to Dai Lanh Beach where our team will provide you with refreshments. It is hard not to want to swim in this strikingly beautiful spot, we hope that you do not mind getting your biking shorts wet! After the break, you will continue for another 3km to get to the Hòn Gốm peninsular road. You will cycle there your last 20 kilometers across the unique wilderness of the area. It will then be time to board a boat (10 minutes) to the isolated Whale Island for some rest and recreation. Two nights will be spent at the resort.

Day 9 Whale Island Rest Day (B,D)

Enjoy this last rest day on the island where you will not get bored! Between going for a swim on the beach, doing some snorkeling or even scuba-driving, many activities are available! In the evening, you will be invited by our team for a farewell dinner.

Day 10 Whale Island – Nha Trang (B)

Goodbyes can be tough sometimes, but on this 10th day, our team will transfer you back to Nha Trang and wish you all the best for your travels. If you wish to stay longer on Whale Island or Nha Trang, let us know, we can arrange it for you with the best agent rates!

Included:
- Accommodation with breakfast (3 star on average)
- Meals as the itinerary mentioned
- Experienced English cycling tour guide
- High quality mountain bike available in all sizes (Cannondale, Trek...) + helmet
- Local guides
- Transport by private car with AC
- Truck to carry bikes and mechanic from group of 5pax +
- All entrance fees, performances , boat tours
& excursions.
- Water, drinks and snacks

Excludes:
- Tips for the local team
- Travel insurance
- Domestic and International flights
- Vietnam Visa stamp fee
- Alcohol & other personal expenses.
- Others not mentioned above

 

Please note that this is our standard tour offering 3-star hotels or similar establishments. Budget as well as luxury options are available as well, do not hesitate to contact us directly by email for more information.