Road Biking the Ho Chi Minh Highway

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US$ 2,650
11 Days / 10 Nights
922 km
Tour Code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days9
Average Distance Per Day: 102
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1023
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance922 kilometres
Bike HireStandard Road Bike: US$ 315
Single SupplementUS$ 315

About this Cycle Tour

On this Ho Chi Minh bicycle tour, your road bike takes you up mountain passes, along glistening rivers, and through jagged valleys. It’s the beauty of Vietnam's landscape that will make you happy to be riding on the newly-built Ho Chi Minh Highway. Of course, other sites on this historic road will make you pause and contemplate the past, but let the scenery wash over you as you explore this remote area of Vietnam.

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Day 1

We meet at the hotel for a trip briefing and a welcome dinner.

Day 2

We leave Hanoi, transferring just outside the city to start our riding.

Day 3

We ride along the undulating valley of the Song Ma River as we head towards Hoi Xuan.

Day 4

Take a short transfer to avoid the main road, then we start to ride on the wide and newly-built Ho Chi Minh Highway, which we’ll have virtually to ourselves.

Day 5

Back on the Ho Chi Minh Highway, we wind through lush jungle and beautiful villages nestled under the Truong Son mountain range.

Day 6

From Pho Chau, the Ho Chi Minh Highway is still a dream to ride on and you’ll appreciate the smooth tarmac as the mountains rise and the road winds up and down along the hillsides.

Day 7

We take a boat to visit part of Phong Nha Cave, then get back on our bikes to cycle a gentle ride on a flat road to the seaside village of Dong Hoi.

Day 8

Today, there will be many reminders of the as our ride today takes us across the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone, also known as the 17th Parallel) to Cam Lo.

Day 9

We visit to the Khe Sanh combat base, where relics of the war are exhibited. Then we enjoy a traffic-free ride undulating along the Dak Rong River.

Day 10

We ride downhill to Hue, Vietnam’s Imperial City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We ride through the middle of Vietnam for 60 km on backroads before hitting Highway 1, just a few kilometres south of Hue.

Day 11

We end the tour, but you can extend your travels.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Hanoi - Mai Chau - Phu Luong Ride 70km. +1,296m / -1,162m.
Day 2 - Hanoi - Mai Chau - Phu Luong Ride 70km. +1,296m / -1,162m.


Absolutely brilliant tour! The route was very well cultivated - amazing cycling profile and amazing scenery - and at every point we were very well supported by the mechanics and guide. The end result was a smooth tour, where all we needed to do was focus on cycling and enjoying the country.

Isaac WensleyNovember 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The guide was fantastic. We learnt so much about the country and loved the local restaurants.

Julia Jane HeidenbergerMarch 2019

Perfect variety of local food in combination with intense cycling.

Ursina KlagesNovember 2018

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