Cycling Central Highland To The Coast – 15 Perfect Days to Discover
Instead of taking a car, taxi, motorbike, train, or plane to go from place to place, why don’t you try your way of experiencing travel – cycling central highland to the coast of Vietnam? This form of travel will help you realize how wonderful the natural surroundings are.
Are you looking forward to getting yourself a brand new exploring chance? If yes, keep scrolling down for more information! This post will introduce you to the full information and itinerary of the 15-day cycling tour.
Cycling Central Highland To The Coast: Cycling Destination
This is a Vietnam cycling tour, starting from Ho Chi Minh City and along the coast, then up to the plateau is a great way to experience the remote and unexplored Central Highlands, which expose you to unspoiled landscapes.
You will get off the beaten track and discover unspoiled lakes, crystal-clear rivers, vast areas of historic jungle, and isolated minority villages.
Here is the itinerary of this Vietnam biking tour!
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh’s Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam!
After you arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, your guide and driver will welcome you to your Hotel.
Here, you can experience luxurious new international hotels, classy restaurants, trendy bars, and casual things like roadside noodle shops, street kids, and stylish cyclists.
Bustling, booming, crowded, and diverse are all you will experience when coming to this city.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Da Lat Mountain Bike Tours Vietnam
After breakfast, we will start cycling within 3 hours of traveling to Di Linh town for lunch.
After lunch, we will start driving from Dai Ninh Lake to Da Lat. The route is expected to last 27km. Along the way, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and green pine forests.
Day 3: Dalat Bike Tour
You will spend the 3rd day exploring this beautiful land of thousands of flowers – Dalat city.
Take pleasure in the feeling of cycling along Xuan Huong Lake and stop to admire the sunset behind the shadow of Langbian mountain.
The bicycle trip will take you past flower farms and vegetable gardens, smaller villages, picturesque churches, ornate cemeteries, up-cobbled streets, and historic buildings.
Day 4: Da Lat – Lak Lake Cycle Tour
The biking trip starts on a 10 km long flat country road, and then 7 km climbs up the hill to reach the top of Phu Son Pass.
The next 20km is biking down Phu Son Pass to Phi village. Here, you can explore the breathtaking mountain views that are perfect for taking pictures along the way.
After lunch, the ride becomes comfortable and flat for the next 40 km to Lak Lake. When coming to the resort, you will have time to check in and relax by the lake.
Day 5: Lak Lake – Draysap fall – Ban Me Thuot Biking
After breakfast, we will head out to visit one of Emperor Bao Dai’s palaces and experience a boat ride to a remote village on the far side of Lak Lake.
Visitors can enjoy light forest walks from this village and elephant rides. After that, we will continue the cycling Vietnam tour. The highlight of this route is the lush landscape and rustic hill tribe village.
When we arrive at Dray Sap Waterfall, we will take you to visit the largest and most majestic waterfall in the Central Highlands. You will then have lunch at the center of Ecoforest, and after that, we will travel to depart for Ban Me Thuot city. You will spend your night at a 4-star hotel here.
Day 6: Draysap Fall – Yokdon National Park – Buon Me Thuot Cycle Trip
From the Hotel to Yok Don National Park, we will cycle through pepper plantations and cashew farms to Don Village.
After lunch, you will come to the suspension bridge and the home of an elephant hunter, which is a total of 60 km of cycling for today.
Then, we will go to the Museum of Cultures of Ethnic Minorities – a former residence of the French Consulate, dating from 1927.
In the afternoon, you will get back to Buon Ma Thuot market to see the daily activities of the local people and have a free night to explore the city.
Day 7: Buon Me Thuot – Ninh Hoa – Doc Let Bicycle Tour
After breakfast, let’s begin our beautiful day with a bike ride from the Hotel and onward to the coast. From Krong Pac, we will pedal down to the coast.
There is a classic 10km downhill trail with views stretching from the plain to the sea.
On the main road, we will then travel a few kilometers to Wild Beach Resort, a beautiful 28-kilometer eco-friendly island resort surrounded by crystal clear waters and colorful marine life.
Day 8: GM Doc Let Resort Stopover
After breakfast, you will be free to participate in relaxing activities and leisurely cycling along the coast to visit Ninh Van Fishing Village. We recommend you experience scuba diving to explore corals and catch fish here.
With those fish you catch, it’s up to you to grill or do anything with them to make a delectable meal.
The locals are also hostile and willing to help and instruct you how to catch fish correctly and where to have the most of them.
Day 9: GM Doc Let Resort – Phu Yen Bikes Tour
Today, we will cycle on the reverse road through the rustic countryside and beautiful coastline to Doc Let. You will be delighted by the unspoiled nature and glorious views on the way up.
After a stop at Van Phong Bay for refreshment, we will continue down to Vung Ro – a historical site with an astonishing view of the local fishing farm.
We will stop on the way to take pictures and learn about the daily activities of people here, then head to the Hotel and have dinner in Phu Yen.
Day 10: Phu Yen – Quy Nhon Cycling Trip
Starting from Phu Yen, we will set off to the Northeast. You will have a chance to visit the market and meet the locals. After that, continue to the area of Da Dia Reef.
From a distance, the disc rock rapids look like a giant honeycomb about 50 meters wide and 200 meters long, with adjacent prismatic rock formations stretching out to the sea.
After visiting the sights, we return to cruise through the rustic fishing villages to Song Cau Lagoon, one of the great places to take pictures and admire the panorama. Have lunch here and then ride back to Quy Nhon.
Day 11: Quy Nhon – Tam Quan – Sa Huynh Cycle
On arrival at the cycling point, we set off on the wonderful route leading to Tam Quan town and Sa Huynh Beach.
We will walk along the coast, passing many beautiful rice fields and grassland farms, through rustic villages, visit schools along the way, and give gifts to them.
After lunch, we then rode on the runway along the beach to reach Sa Huynh, then have dinner and overnight at Sa Huynh Resort.
Day 12: Sa Huynh – My Lai – Tam Ky Biking Tours
Visit Son Tinh Town, where we travel together through villages to one of the darkest pages in the war against America’s Invasion of Vietnam in 1968 – My Lai Massacre.
Here, you can take the time to visit and pay tribute to 504 civilians and learn about the history of the Vietnamese nation.
After visiting this memorial, we carry on with our cycle tour through Son My craft villages to Dung Quat industrial park.
Day 13: Tam Ky – Hoi An Cycle Trip
On this day of our Vietnam bike tours, we will head north to the ancient town of Hoi An. Along the way, try your best to take in the fresh and unpolluted air.
In Hoi An, you can experience walking on the paved road, through quaint villages, off the trail to the Duy Hai district, and take a boat ride along the Thu Bon River to the city.
This is the best chance to take photos about this ancient and tranquil old town. It will take you by surprise how well this town and its people preserve their tradition and customs through those old buildings.
Day 14: Back To Hoi An Biking Tour
Our trip starts from the hotel by taking a single, paved road through peaceful villages, nipa groves, and alleys to the vibrant Hoi An Town.
Take the time to capture remarkable images of Japanese-covered bridges and communal houses, then go to Thanh Ha traditional ceramic village, Tra Que herb village, and Thuy Linh light bulb factory.
In the afternoon, it’s time to come back to your hotel to take a cool bath and enjoy a hearty dinner.
Day 15: Hoi An Departure
After having breakfast at the Hotel, you have some free time to travel around the town until departure to Ho Chi Minh City.
Hoi An, a world heritage site in Vietnam, has long become a cultural crossroads. Its buildings and street planning reflect indigenous and foreign influences that have combined to create this unique heritage site.
It’s time to say goodbye to this peaceful town and come back to your hometown after 15 days cycling across central Vietnam.
This 15-day tour cycling central highland to the coast of Vietnam is sure to be an exciting vacation you should try once in your life! What are you waiting for? Let’s book a ticket for this wonderful trip right now. Stay tuned for our next interesting Vietnam bike tours in the near future!
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