Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Hotel & Bike 16 nights

VISITING: Vietnam

Why we love this tour

"Travel the length of Vietnam from South to North to see first hand the variety this incredible country has to offer. Daily distances are up to 100km, so it's one for keener cyclists or E-bikers. The grand finale is a boat ride on Halong Bay, an unforgettable experience."

Fascinating cities of Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An and Hanoi

Swim and snorkel off the tropical islands at Nha Trang

Cruise and cycle around the islands of Halong Bay

Ride at your own pace with a support vehicle, and travel by boat, airplane, train and bus

Guiding
Guided
Distance
489miles/787km
Level
Moderate to Challenging
Standard
Superior
Departs
Sun
Runs
Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec
Code
VN003
Fly to
Ho Chi Minh
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Riverside Routes, Solo
Return
Hanoi

Journey south to north through Vietnam, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and Halong Bay. Travelling more than 1000 miles by bike, plane, boat, train and bus, you’ll cycle for around 500 miles either side of Vietnam’s north-south highway. A hugely varied tour, you’ll also have the chance to snorkel around the coral islands at Nha Trang, and meet primates in Cuc Phuong National Park.

You’ll experience more than 4000 years of Vietnamese history, from war tunnels to colonial villas. Pedalling past the central highlands, you’ll visit Hoi An’s old town, the ruins of My Son and the imperial city of Hue. The jungle-topped islands of Halong Bay are an astounding place to spend your last few days, and you’ll cycle through Cat Ba National Park before finishing-up in the country’s capital.

Although some of the days are quite long, the cycling is not too arduous and is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness, especially as you have an air-conditioned bus travelling behind for support. 

Accommodation

3* & 4* Hotels

We use a good mix of 3* & 4* hotels (and an overnight train). The accommodation will mostly be the best of what is available while maintaining a lovely local charm. Sometimes in isolated areas the accommodation may be more ‘authentic’, but it will always be clean and comfortable.

 

Example hotels:
Northern Hotel Ho Chi Minh
The Light Hotel Nha Trang
Pho Hoi Riverside Hoi An

3* & 4* hotels with one overnight train

Full board (apart from 5 meals)

Air conditioned support vehicle

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

16 nights accommodation (15 hotels & 1 overnight train)

Board basis: Full board (apart from five meals)

​Domestic flight

​Bus and train transfers during the tour

Boat trips as per the itinerary

Service of a local English-speaking guide

Air-conditioned support vehicle available for assistance

Luggage transportation

Water, fruit and soft drinks while cycling

Price excludes

International flights and arrival & departure transfers

Bike hire

Visas

Cycle helmets

Drinks during meals

Tips

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Basic spares and tools are carried by the guide and on the support vehicle. A water bottle is provided. 

Hybrid or mountain bike

24-27 gear hybrid or mountain bike with a lightweight alloy frame, front suspension, v-brakes and Shimano components

£175

E-Bike

Giant Explorer E+

£528

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Ho Chi Minh.

How do I get back?

Fly from Hanoi.

What is a ‘Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Moderate cycling holidays are ideal for regular cyclists as the bike routes require a moderate degree of fitness, which you should have acquired by regular cycling.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

 

What will the group size be?

This tour will run with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 16 guests. If the group is 9 people or more you will have two guides. 

Will I have a local guide?

Yes, your guides in each country will be English speaking and local. The local guides will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture. 

Can I take a break from the cycling?

Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.    

Is there a single supplement?

No, there is no extra charge for single travellers if you share a room with another same sex single guest. If you want your own room you can pay a supplement. 

Can you arrange my flights?

Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive experience of travel in Asia.

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