Trails of Dalat

Day 1 Dalat

We'll meet you at Dalat airport and transfer you to your hotel. Once checked in and rested, it's time to start a great day of biking. We start with a 45-minute vehicle transfer from Dalat into the hills to the north-west of the city. This is where we start riding and it offers the best sampling of single track downhill riding in the Dalat area. The total ride distance is about 22 kilometres with outstanding landscape views throughout. Imagine beautiful pine-forested hills, Dankia Lake and picturesque valleys dotted with small farms. Once we hit the trail we descend 325 m over 7 thrilling kilometres. The trail flattens out in a valley at the base of Langbian Mountain which we cross on a short section of sealed road before breaking off onto more single track. This section of trail involves rolling hills and goes through beautiful farmland and ends with a gradual uphill climb. After a short break, there are a couple of steep climbs up to 1,570 m before we take another plunge on single track and dirt roads through pine forest to the lake below. Those still with energy can ride back to Dalat (12 km) or if you have had enough riding for the day, a vehicle awaits to transport us back.

Muong Thanh Resort
Lunch, Dinner
Ride 22km

Day 2 Northern Dalat

We depart the hotel early and head to the north of Dalat to ride along picturesque scenic roads to the forest paths where we start our off-road journey. The first section of trail is near Victory Lake is wide and inviting, but hold onto your helmets because the trail narrows, becomes somewhat technical with roots and other fun obstructions abound. Be ready to ride the roller coaster that is in front of you. Minority farmers usually get a kick out of seeing you trying to navigate through the area. Get ready to wave as they smile and stare at you! After lunch, we continue to ride through forest paths, and you will have nice views of the surrounding mountains along the way, including the highest mountain in the area, Langbian (2169 m). After a long ride, we will have a chance to visit the most romantic site of the city called Valley of Love. We stop to visit a local village where they are known for their embroidery work before we head back to the hotel.

Muong Thanh Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 22km

Day 3 East Dalat

Another Dalat classic. The ride starts out easy enough but finishes with some daunting hills. Save some energy for the end on this one. Fantastic views throughout the ride and a great sampling of the terrain with lakes, pine forest, small country farms and a remote Chil minority village (Sieng). From Dalat, we head out to the east past Xuan Huong Lake and up through an area of flower farms. The road turns to dirt after 6 km and into a great, flat singletrack section around Victory Lake. After this single track section, we connect into a pine forested valley area where the hills start to rise up. The trail varies between a wider dirt trail and technical single track. This section of the ride has great rolling sections, some very tough hills, and steep descents. After the 20 km mark, we arrive at Sieng Village, which is fairly remote and beautifully situated on a ridgeline. Near this village, we stop for lunch. Dalat is known as the vegetable garden of Vietnam and lunch offers you a chance to try some of the local tasty produce. Sated from lunch we head out of the forest and back into a beautiful farmland area On the way back, we stop for a visit at the Dalat Railway Station with an exhibit on steam locomotives. We then drop by at local attraction, Crazy House, where art, architecture, imagination, and feelings are combined. Our last visit of the day is Bao Daoi Summer Palace which was used as a retreat by the family of the last king of Vietnam.

Muong Thanh Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 38km

Day 4 Dalat

We will transfer you to Dalat airport for your onwards journey.

Breakfast