Welcome to Hue. Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel. Hue is the former capital of Nguyen Dynasty and was deemed a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1993. Should you arrive in time, you will learn more about this charming and historic city with an easy cycling tour of the main sites.
Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight in Hue
This morning the cycling adventure begins with a ride sound along the coast from Hue to Lang Co fishing village. The road is flanked by sand dunes and palm trees with occasional mausoleums, pagodas and warmemorials scattered about. Stop for lunch at a local café before continuing the ride along small back roads through fishing villages and alongside Cauhai lagoon to Lang Co Beach.
Overnight in Lang Co.
Today is one of the most intense rides of the trip as you conquer Hai Van Pass, the highest pass in central Vietnam. Warm up with a short, flat ride from the hotel to the base of the pass before the 10kilometer ride up the pass, gaining an elevation of 550 meters. The views of the coast is spectacular from the top and make a great reward for your hard work.
Cruise downhill to Danang City, a further 9 kilometers, for lunch. Continue towards Marbel Mountain and China Beach where you can refresh with a swim in the ocean. Finally reach Hoi An late this afternoon and relax with a stroll through the quiet streets of this historic town.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Today’s journey is a fabulous ride out to My Son, the ancient centre of Cham civilization. Transfer a bit out of town to avoid the highway before cycling along scenic country back roads, past rice paddy fields, through a eucalyptus forest and passing many picturesque villages. The meandering road eventually leads us to My Son, once Champa’s greatest city and now an impressive archaeological site.
Enjoy lunch near the temples and an afternoon spent touring around the crumbling temples before transferring back to Hoi An by bus.
Overnight in Hoi An.
This morning, transfer from Hoi An toward Quang Ngai for the start of today’s ride. The road is shaded by arching palm trees and surrounded by tended rice paddies as you cruise toward My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War. After lunch, take a sobering guided tour of the site and museum and then continue your ride through the Vietnamese countryside to visit a traditional pagoda. Return to My Lai early this evening for a chance to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Overnight in My Lai.
Depart early today for the 157 kilometer journey to Qui Nhon, an American port and supply centre during the Vietnam War and refuge for thousands of Vietnamese fleeing the vicious bombing of the countryside. Ride southwest toward the town of Ba To and pedal along tranquil roads rarely visited by tourists. After looping back toward Highway 1 at Duc Pho, the remainder of the transfer will be by bus to Quy Nhon. Enjoy time on the beach this afternoon to relax tired muscles.
Overnight in Quy Nhon
Quy Nhon- Tuy Hoa (B/L/D)
After a short shuttle out of town to avoid the main highway, begin today’s ride at Dieu Tri. Pedal along a remote but well surfaced road running alongside the railway through rolling terrain. Pass many Vietnamese and ethnic minority villages on the way for a glimpse of traditional countryside life as you make your way southwards. Loop back toward the main highway where you will have the option of cycling or transferring by vehicle the final hour to Tuy Hoa.
Overnight in Tuy Hoa
Today is the last cycling day and perhaps the most memorable. Depart from the hotel for a 20 kilometer ride past a network of lush rice fields which blanket the valley. Ride 3.4 kilometers up over a pass and descend down to stunning Dai Lanh Beach where you will stop for a swim and some snacks.
Continue pedaling along the coast for 3 kilometers and then turn on to the Hon Gom peninsular road for the final 20 kilometers. Walk a short distance through a local fishing village to the awaiting a speedboat which will transfer you to tranquil Whale Island for two nights of relaxation.
Overnight In Nha Trang
Today is free to explore the Nha Trang Island, relax on the beach, or take advantage of the snorkeling and Scuba diving opportunities.
Overnight on Overnight In Nha Trang
Transfer back to the mainland this morning and on to the airport or train station for your onward connection. Or book additional nights Nha Trang for a few more days on the beach