Ho Chi Minh Road Bike Tour – 15 Amazing Days Across Vietnam
Traveling to Vietnam has been on top of many people’s wishlist, and they crave a trip to learn more about the people and culture in this country. Besides other ways to explore this country, such as by car, train, or plane, there is a way that a vast majority of people will never have the slightest clue that we can.
The method of traveling we mentioned above is by bicycle, and the Ho Chi Minh road bike tour is a Vietnam cycling trip you should consider when exploring this Asian country.
Ho Chi Minh Road Bike Tour: Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Vietnam
After arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, we were picked up by a down-to-earth tour guide – Mr. Vu, and had a whole relaxing day at Flower Garden hotel, located at the center of Hanoi, before starting the journey. Then, Mr. Vu introduced us to the next few days’ activities.
We also enjoyed a cyclo tour through the ancient and crowded streets to explore Hanoi more and savor street food like fried fish balls and drink Sau juice (a special fruit in the North of Vietnam). The food stalls by the street were way better than in the restaurant where we had dinner after that, maybe because of the hospitality of the people there.
Day 2: Hanoi – Xuan Mai – Mieu Mon – Cam Thuy – Ngoc Lac – Yen Cat Bike Trip: 145 km
We started cycling across Vietnam at 7h30 and headed to Mieu Mon Town. On the way, we took in the astounding beauty of the mountainous area in the North of VietNam.
When we arrived at Mieu Mon, we pedaled to Yen Cat on the wobbling tarmac road and gazed at the sugarcane farm, village, rice fields, valleys, and mountains. Along the way, we stopped at a rest station to get food and drink.
The night was a tight sleep at Dai Lam Hotel in Yen Cat after we finished the cycling distance of the first day.
Day 3: Yen Cat – Tan Ky – Thai Hoa – Pho Chau Bike Tour: 181 km
On the third day, after recharging with a delectable breakfast, we continued our biking tour to Tan Ky through the Ben En National Park and peaceful village. There, we met and befriended the locals, immersing ourselves in the breathtaking scenery such as sugarcane and verdant tea farms.
After lunch, we cycled toward Tan ky, the starting location for the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam War. The trail played an important role in the independence of the Vietnamese.
Continue cycling on the gravel road until we set foot on Dien Lam at dusk. Then we arrived at the hotel, enjoyed dinner, and spent the night at Hai Thuong Lan Ong Resort.
Day 4: Pho Chau – Huong Khe – Phong Nha Dong Hoi Biking Trip: 187 km
In the early morning, we departed from the hotel at dawn, kept moving along the Ho Chi Minh trail, and passed quaint villages, historical relics, and scenic areas on the way. We were so fortunate to meet some schooling kids standing on the side of the road, waving their hands and saying “Hello,” warming our hearts and chasing away our tiredness.
After hours of moving, we arrived at Phong Nha Town, stayed at Phong Nha Lake House Resort, and prepared for our next bicycle tour.
Day 5: Phong Nha – Khe Sanh Bike Ride: 97 km
On the fifth day, our cycling tour began after breakfast, as usual. However, it was a bit different because we were transferred to the cycling section from the hotel.
Today, we headed to Khe Sanh from Phong Nha. While cycling to our destination, you saw Tai Con airport, which used to belong to the US during the war.
In addition, the charm of Phong Nha national park and the greatness of the Truong Son mountain range took us by surprise and bewitched us that we had to pull over many times to take photos. We stopped at noon to have lunch and then continued until we finished our Khe Sanh bike tour around early evening and stayed a night at the Thai Ninh Hotel.
Day 6: Khe Sanh- Aluoi – Hue Bike Trip: 174 km
On day six, we had time to visit the US Airbase before descending the Dakrong bridge. This time, the scenery on our riding trip was the serene river and hill tribes. We had lunch at Tarut township before continuing to Aluoi Town.
On our Hue bicycle tour, our crew rested at Binh Dien for food and water. We continued biking along the Perfume River. The route was dotted with several temples and tombs, and we admired the lovely riverbank and quiet towns.
When getting to Hue, it was time to check in and wander around the city on our own. We also ate supper and spent the night in the Imperial Hotel.
Day 7: Hue – Hai Van Pass – Danang – Hoi An Bike Tour: 134 km
Today is a Thanh Toan bridge biking trip after a delicious breakfast, and the view of the imperial city and rural villages made us jaw-dropped.
Right after we arrived at Thanh Toan Village, our team took pictures and visited Thanh Toan’s tiled-roofed bridge. After that, we pedaled through the serene villages with various museums and lagoons before reaching Thuan An beach and having a break.
Next, we traveled to Tu Hien Lagoon, went over a passing bridge, climbed a short pass, got transferred to Lang Co, and enjoyed lunch. After lunch, we rode the spectacular Hai Van Pass for 13 kilometers to the peak.
Day 8: Hoi An – Quang Ngai Bike Trip: 124 km
On the eighth day, breakfast was served at the hotel, and then we hit the road. We started pedaling to the town from the hotel and took a ferry ride down to Duy Nghia. Once arriving, we cycled to Tam Ky on the coastal road.
Mr. Vu introduced us to a Mi Quang food store, which served noodles with chicken, quail eggs, veggies, and herbs – a specialty in Quang Nam. We then biked and traveled by ferry to Chu Lai, where Dung Quat turned right onto the asphalt road that led to one of the most notorious historical sites, the My Lai Massacre.
When we finished sightseeing on this site, we were transferred back to our hotel. After checking into the hotel, it was the me-time for a shower, a cool drink break, and supper.
Day 9: Quang Ngai – Quy Nhon Bike Ride: 182 km
We pedaled and explored numerous sights on the seashore, capturing the new virgin environment and stunning hillside. We stopped for lunch while going and continued on the road via rural communities. Meeting kind folks and greeting schoolchildren on the road was one of our greatest memories.
We arrived at Quy Nhon when the sun was about to go down. We checked in and chilled at the beachfront resort.
Day 10: Quy Nhon – Tuy Hoa Biking Tour: 125 km
Today’s main star was the road close to the coastline and green sea water. We pedaled on this road and enjoyed the cool breeze and pristine nature. We biked to Xuan Cau and were transferred to Tuy An before restarting our tour and heading to Tuy Hoa on the coastline.
When we arrived at Tuy Hoa, we relaxed with a refreshing beer in the swimming pool and slept at the Cendeluxe hotel.
Day 11: Tuy Hoa – Nha Trang Bike Ride: 141 km
Begin riding from the Cendeluxe hotel, we passed the bridge, followed the coast, and went across some lagoons and challenging passes before hitting Vung Ro bay.
Then we had lunch at Dai Lanh beach and continued riding down the coast to Nha Trang.
Day 12: Nha Trang – Dalat Bike Tour: 137 km
There was no easy tarmac road or the pass. This time, we had to cycle upwards to Dalat, over the hill. We biked on the narrow tarmac road through the beautiful pine forest, passed Hon Giao, and a few more passes until reaching Dalat.
There was a great place for coffee, a virgin forest environment, majestic hill tribal settlements, virtuous flower and vegetable fields, and alluring lakes.
Day 13: Dalat – Phan Thiet – Mui Ne Bicycle Trip: 175 km
After breakfast, we had time to ride around the lake to feel the peacefulness and serenity of this city before turning off to establish our course towards Phan Thiet.
Next was to cycle past vegetable farms and flower gardens, through pipe forest, down Da Nhim, and along a winding path to Phan Thiet. Then, we were transferred to Mui Ne due to the traffic on the route to get there.
Day 14: Phan Thiet – Ke Ga – Binh Chau – Vung Tau Bike Tour: 174 km
When we were in Mui Ne, our crew pedaled around to explore this place as it had fantastic beaches and spectacular dunes. After a full breakfast, we rode along the coastline to Phan Thiet, a city with many fish sauce manufacturers and resorts.
The road to Ke Ga brought us goosebumps thanks to the picturesque landscape. While riding along the shore, we could capture stunning dawn and beautiful nature and meet, talk with residents in the market. We had lunch on the way and carried on with the bike trip to Vung Tau to stay at the resort.
Day 15: Vung Tau – Ho Chi Minh Bicycle Trip: 95 km
Have breakfast at the hotel and then relax, soaking in the sunshine and the breeze while admiring the crystal-clear beach in Vung Tau. Mother Nature has bestowed this country with so many magnificent landscapes, from mountains to beaches.
After that, we left Vung Tau for Ho Chi Minh. You may consider staying in Ho Chi Minh City, taking a trip to the Mekong Delta, or flying back to Hanoi. But we chose to return to the capital due to the restricted time budget.
Our Vietnam bike tours came to an end, and we had a farewell party with our crew. Kiss goodbye to beautiful Vietnam!
That’s everything you need to know about the Ho Chi Minh Road bike tour. We believe that this tour will bring you unique memories, adventures, and wonderful joy. Therefore, be the first to register for this Vietnam bike tour and get the most out of this.
Still, you should train yourself well enough to have sufficient strength and endurance to cycle about 100km per day under cold weather conditions.
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