Cycling Vietnam's Central Coast
Vietnam’s intriguing Central Coast is packed with cultural points of interest and scenic rides. From the historic monuments of Hoi An and Hue to the relaxing beaches of Whale Island, this adventure is a delight for everyone wishing to explore the heart of Vietnam. The starting point for this adventure is the old capital of the Ngu Yen Dynasty, Hue. The cycling begins with a ride through the Vietnamese countryside with a challenging climb over Hai Van pass where you’ll have a stunning view of the bays. Passing rural villages on quiet back roads, the peacefulness of the surroundings are in sharp contrast to our destination of My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War. This trip is packed with history, culture, some superb cycling and ending at an island beach resort, this trip has it all!
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|Tour Cost||US$1,825 (US$1,890 after 1 Oct 16)||Single Supplement||US$400|
|Bike Hire||US$170||Total Cycling Distance||470 Kilometres|
|Tour Grade||out of 5||Number of Days||10 days / 9 nights|
|Number of Cycling Days||4 full days, 4 half days.||Tour Meets||Hue|
|Tour Ends||Nha Trang||Countries Visited||Vietnam|
|Group Size||Minimum 2. Maximum 16.||Minimum age on scheduled departures||18 years old|
- Day 1
- Meet in Hue, the old capital of the Ngu Yen Dynasty, for a city tour by bicycle.
- Day 2
- From Hue we follow the coast as we ride on roads shaded by coconut palms, and dunes scattered with mini mausoleums, pagodas and war memorials. Overnight at resort on Lang Co Beach.
- Day 3
- Climb Hai Van Pass for superb views of the bay and ride downhill to Danang for lunch. Cycle to China Beach and then on country roads to UNESCO Heritage Site Hoi An.
- Day 4
- From Hoi An we ride on country back roads past paddy fields to visit My Son, the ancient centre of the Cham Civilization and return to Hoi An early in the afternoon.
- Day 5
- In the morning we transfer from Hoi An to Quang Ngai where we ride to My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the American War, and then through the Vietnamese countryside.
- Day 6
- Today we leave early for the journey to Qui Nhon and cycle a loop to Ba To Town, riding on quiet back roads where people are unaccustomed to the sight of western cyclists.
- Day 7
- Ride from Dieu Tri along a remote but well surfaced road. The terrain is gently rolling, with beautiful views of the foothills of the highlands. Transfer to avoid the highway to our hotel in Tuy Hoa.
- Day 8
- On our last cycling we ride from our hotel and soon have the encroaching mountains on both sides as we ride through a network of lush rice fields in the valley. We ride to the Hon Gom peninsula and take a boat to Whale Island.
- Day 9
- Today is free on Whale Island to relax on the beach, do some snorkeling or scuba diving.
- Day 10
- We transfer back to the mainland and then onto Nha Trang for any onward connections.
Day 2 – Hue – Lang Co Ride 65 km. +190 m/ -194 m.
Day 3 – Lang Co - Hoi An Ride 55 km. +791m/ -788 m.
Day 4 – Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An Ride 60-80 km. +432 m/ -428 m.
Day 5 – Hoi An - Quang Ngai Ride 46 km. +207 m/ -208 m.
Day 6 – Quang Ngai – Qui Nhon Ride 73 km. +766 m/ -764 m.
Day 7 – Dieu Tri – Tuy Hoa Ride 80 km. +415 m/ -412 m.
Day 8 – Tuy Hoa – Whale Island Ride 58 km. +636 m/ -643 m.
|Date||Availability||Price||Single Supplement||Bike Hire||Book|
|July 3, 2016||Available||USD 1,825.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|September 18, 2016||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 1,825.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|October 16, 2016||Available||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|December 18, 2016||Available||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|January 1, 2017||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|February 5, 2017||Available||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|March 19, 2017||Available||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|April 9, 2017||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|May 14, 2017||Available||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|July 2, 2017||Available||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|September 17, 2017||Available||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|October 15, 2017||Available||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
|December 17, 2017||Available||USD 1,890.00||USD 400.00||USD 170.00|
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This was my forth tour with SpiceRoads and every one has been a great experience.
William John McGillivray - January 2016
How the trip is finished, and we are safe and full of new experience, New friends and some wonderful memories.
The trip was a blessing from my first question and booking to the end. You guys did a great job, and Your response time on mail is fast and highly professional.
Our guide Anh Co was very good, fun, cleaver and safe, greate knowlege about the history and we felt that we learned alot. The staff did a great job and we was very well taken care of.
The hotel was as good as we could hope for. The person Linh at the travelagencies, worked her butt of just to please us, even if it was her New year hollyday. She was very up to the mark.
Thanks again for a greate tour, we will deffinatly sign up for a New one, hopefully the one from Ho chi Minh to Bankok, but not before 2018.
Paal Albro - January 2016
The trip was very well organized, from the ordering of the shirt size to travel arrangements when had to change our flight plans on the way home. Mr Co is one of the most engaging, entertaining and organized travel guides I have ever travelled with.
Robert Hall - January 2016
Only way to really see a country is by bike Passing by the villages, seeing the people in their homes, experiencing life. Anh Co made the trip! He is excellent in all respects.
Paige Brodie - January 2016
A great way to be active, see and learn.
Paal Albro - January 2016
I am following up with you after our Spice Roads adventure Oct. 18 - 28th, the Vietnam South Central Coast. I most say, myself and the three woman I traveled with, all agreed that it was the most amazing adventure we have taken in our very well traveled lives. All four or us, Rikki, Wendy, Amy and myself have traveled extensively all over the world in all sorts of exotic manners. We were all 4 surprised and happy to know that we each agreed the Spice Roads excursion was the best trip any of us had taken.
The country and its cultures was amazing and I will surely try and squeeze another Vietnam trip in into my travels in the near future. However, I am specifically writing to you to comment on the guides of our tour. Leah and Trung were fantastic and for sure made the difference in a good trip to an amazing adventure that topped all. They were both extremely knowledgeable and passionate about history, the individual areas and small towns that we passed through. It was apparent that Spice roads was highly respected as we were very well treated, receiving top service with smiling faces in all the accommodations and restaurants. They both worked hard to gain and maintain that respect.
We felt very safe with not an inkling of stress of any danger. Although, I am pretty sure that most of the areas we traveled through were safe with not any large threats of danger, there was never a time that i felt that either of the guides let there guard down. They were both extremely attentive and protective.
Thank you again and I hope to plan another Spice Roads trip soon.
Tracy L Clemens - October 2015
The most excellent trip of a lifetime!!!! The guides are excellent- Hai and Lee Trung made the trip- So knowledgable and informative and patient!!!
Linda Erica Dunsmore - October 2015
Fabulous trip! Guides were outstanding. Cycling best way to see a country.
Tracey Krausa - October 2015