Cycling Vietnam

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4.9 Based on 79 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7740
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ends Hanoi, Vietnam
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Take a cycling holiday through Vietnam’s most scenic landscapes
  • Savour mouthwatering cuisine
  • Crawl through the Cu Chi war tunnels
  • Relax in charming Hoi An
  • Cruise among the limestone formations of Halong Bay
  • Overnight on a tropical island
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Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi, the "Cycling Vietnam" tour is a guided bicycle trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and 7 other destinations in Vietnam. "Cycling Vietnam" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, meals and others.

We ride from vibrant Ho Chi Minh City in the south to the thrilling capital of Hanoi in the north on this two-week cycling tour, travelling on paved roads through colourful fishing villages, folding rice terraces and jungle-cloaked mountains. 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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Ho Chi Minh City
  • 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 National Park; 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 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, nine lunches and one dinner
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Free arrival and departure transfers for everyone
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
Others
  • Local bike hire
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request – hotel nights only)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • E-bike hire
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 79 reviews
  • Jerri-Ann Meyer
  • From USA
  • On Mar 20 2023
4 - Very Good
Expose to much of Vietnam.
Wonderful exposure to much of Vietnam. Would have preferred more bicycling on non busy roads and more exposure to culture. Logistics were handled excellently and guide was fantastic.
  • Steve Goldberg
  • From Canada
  • On Oct 17 2022
4 - Very Good
Full and Fulfilling Trip
We saw and did a lot. Good group cohesion. Our guide Lam was excellent. Expect mix of quiet rural country side rides with some noisy and busy traffic days. Good spacing btwn hard riding days and breaks doing non bike activities.
  • 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... Read more
  • 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... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling Vietnam tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 08 June 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 June 2023, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 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.

Visa

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 traveling 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.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • What is the best month to visit Vietnam?

    The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C. You can find more information here.

  • Is English spoken in Vietnam?

    In Vietnam’s major tourist hubs, including the Ha Long Bay and Sa Pa, you will find plenty of people who speak English. Those working and operating hotels and tours will have decent English-language skills. English is primarily spoken by younger generations, with grandparents tending to speak French because of France’s colonial history in the country. In more far-flung destinations, such as the hill villages of the north, you may find locals speak nothing but Vietnamese, which is where a guide really comes in handy!

  • Is anything considered rude in Vietnam?

    Visitors to Vietnam need to be careful with gestures and physical contact. For instance, Vietnamese women do not usually shake hands. Hugging should also be avoided, along with patting people on the back – a sign of disrespect in the country. Also avoid the temptation to ruffle the hair of kids, since the head is sacred to the Vietnamese. When it comes to gesturing, pointing at objects or people should not be done with the index finger – use your thumb or pinky instead.  Have your palm facing down when you are calling someone since an open, upward-facing palm is meant for dogs only. 

  • What is the best time to travel to Vietnam?

    The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C.

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