Cycling Vietnam

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5.0 Based on 77 Reviews
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ends Hanoi, Vietnam
  • +8
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  • Take a cycling holiday through Vietnam’s most scenic landscapesSavour mouthwatering cuisineCrawl through the Cu Chi war tunnelsRelax in charming Hoi AnCruise among the limestone formations of Halong BayOvernight on a tropical island
Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi, the "Cycling Vietnam" trip is a guided bicycle trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Mui Ne, Hoi An, Whale Island and 7 other destinations in Vietnam. "Cycling Vietnam" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

We ride from vibrant Saigon in the south to the thrilling capital of Hanoi in the north on this two week cycling tour, travelling on tarmac roads through colourful fishing villages, folding rice terraces and mountains cloaked in jungle. The vast shoreline of white sandy beaches is ours to discover along the way, with time to swim in the sea on a tropical island retreat. Stopping off at the ancient trading port of Hoi An, home to temples and wooden merchant houses, we delve into the peacefulness of rural Vietnam before ascending the Hai Van Pass, riding along twisting coastal roads that lead to remarkable views of the misty forest below.
5 - Excellent
Based on 77 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 03 2020
4 - Very Good
Fantastic Trip
“I am a little late in posting a review. We returned from this trip in early March, right when everything started to close down due to Covid-19. I can tell you that the memories of this trip have kept me going while sheltering in place. If you are thinking this might be the trip for you, please know that it is very fast paced with moving from place to place almost every night was quite challenging. The cycling itself was challenging based on ones fitness level. My husband completed every kilometer, while I did about three-quarters of the cycling. A lot of it depends on the heat, but for a female in my early 50s, I found it very doable. We had the most fabulous guide and crew. I cannot say enough of about our guide Son - he was absolutely amazing - taking care of all the details while we enjoyed ourselves. There are plenty of water/snack stops with fresh fruit and amazing snacks (ginger/nuts/cookies). They take very good care of you.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 19 2020
5 - Excellent
A Brilliant Trip
“We have been on a couple of cycling trips before and this one was probably the best. Tri our guide was outstanding and all our fellow cyclists were a great bunch of people. We got a real flavour of life in Vietnam. Lots of interesting food.The meals were good and plentiful. Thought we would lose weight but didn't! Good Hotels. Many highlights but a couple or so to point out,Whale Island and Hoi An, the 30km exhilarating downhill ride and cycling in city centre traffic...... great fun but leaves your heart racing. It is quite full on which leaves you wanting to spend more time in some of the places visited. The usual pattern is arrive at 5 - 6 pm, leave at 7.15 next morning. However we did find time to swim in the hotel pools. Overnight train was great fun ....all part of the adventure. To cover the length of the country there are some longish times in the bus but the bus was comfortable but great chance to talk with your fellow travellers. This also gives you time to see more of the country and people watch. Staggered us how much could be piled on a scooter!The bikes were ideal for the road conditions as well as being clean and very well maintained. At the frequent refreshment/rest stops there was lots of juice, water, fruit, nuts and biscuits. The driver and bike mechanic were very friendly and very competent. Great organization, things happened when Tri said they would.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 22 2020
5 - Excellent
Excellent, probably the best yet.
“This was an amazing trip. Totally fell in love with Vietnam, We did so much in such in two weeks. The cycling, somehow. only felt like a small part of the experience as there were so many other things that we did. Each day was full on, exceptionally well organised, great food, etc Been on a few cycle trips, and I think this was the best one so far.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 08 2019
4 - Very Good
Wonderful experience
“This was our first organized cycling trip, and it was very enjoyable. The group was larger than I expected (18, whereas I had thought we would be about 12), but everyone got along well and our tour leader, Tung, was very efficient and attentive, friendly, patient and entertaining.There was also more city riding than I expected, through some rather hairy motorbike traffic and roundabouts. Tung and Lee, our tail gunner, shepherded us through them, but it took some guts at first to weave through the scooters and cars and buses. Note that red lights apparently don't apply to motorbikes; they just sail on through. We got used to it after a couple of times and in the end it was rather exhilarating. Some riding on main city streets and bridges, too, and through towns and suburbs. All in all the tour was a bit more urban than I'd hoped. But I suppose if you want to see all aspects of Vietnam... Riding through the rice paddies and the countryside and along back lanes, on the other hand, was quite enchanting. Little children ran out to call "Hello!" everywhere.I see this tour is rated as 3/9 for activity level. I would say more 5/9, and that's without the (very enjoyable, if you're up for it) 10-km uphill ride one day. On the other hand, the bus is always available and there was no shame in taking a day off.We missed the Whale Island tour because of a typhoon, but Tung and Exodus rearranged everything seamlessly. The Halong Bay overnight boat tour was a real delight, as was the overnight train to Hanoi. And Hoi An and Hanoi were wonderful, particularly the pedestrian streets (no motorbikes!) on the weekend in Hanoi.We could easily have skipped the boat trip to the overcrowded beach and hike up to the viewpoint on Halong Bay, however, and the kayaks were uncomfortable, at least for the person in the stern with no back support.The meals were good, even for us vegetarians, the bikes were clean and very well maintained, and there was lots of juice and water and fruit provided at the frequent rest stops. Nice that they didn't insist on handing out plastic bottles of water! The bus was comfortable and the driver and bike mechanic were friendly and very competent. Definitely a 10/10 for organization.”
  • Day 1: Start Saigon
  • Day 2: Transfer out of the city; cycle to the Cu Chi tunnels
  • Day 3: Cycle towards the coast and drive to Mui Ne
  • Day 4: Cycle to Dalat in the Central Highlands
  • Day 5: Cycle through Bidoup N.P.; to the coast and boat transfer to Whale Island
  • Day 6: Cruise around islands with seafood lunch and snorkelling
  • Day 7: Coastal ride to Quy Nhon
  • Day 8: Further coastal ride stopping en route at sand dunes; then transfer to Hoi An
  • Day 9: Sightseeing in Hoi An; free afternoon
  • Day 10: Ride over the spectacular Hai Van Pass; cycle and drive on to Hue
  • Day 11: Explore Hue and surroundings by bike and boat; overnight train to Hanoi
  • Day 12: Arrive Hanoi; drive to Halong Bay; board boat and cruise/kayak among spectacular limestone formations
  • Day 13: Further cruising in Halong Bay; return to Hanoi
  • Day 14: End Hanoi
  • 11 nights comfortable hotels, 1 night boat, 1 night sleeper train,All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 1 dinner
  • 9 days cycling (including 1 optional ride) with 90% vehicle support
  • MOV departures)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Group normally 5 to 18, plus local leaders,Tour leader throughout
  • Roads nearly all good tarmac
  • The route is generally flat with some undulation and the exception of
  • Dalat and the
  • Hai
  • Van
  • Pass
  • XOV-
  • Angkor
  • Wat
  • Extension (from
  • Siem
  • Reap) available to book pre tour
  • XOM-
  • Phnom
  • Penh to
  • Saigon
  • River
  • Cruise
  • Extension available to book pre tour (selected
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to Ho Chi Minh City and from Hanoi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling Vietnam tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling Vietnam tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycling Vietnam tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cycling Vietnam tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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