Guaranteed to depart on 14th Dec. To my surprise many people mentioned 'Van The Man', as the best of man to provide cycle tours!
Guaranteed to depart on 3rd Dec. Overall, your support team took great care of us
I want to say that I had a most excellent trip and it went far beyond my expectations
I would strongly state that our fantastic experience came about through our excellent guide Dat
How to rock and roll from Hanoi to Luang Prabang by bike
I cannot enough express how happy we are with our biking with Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours
Everything was very well organized and our guide took us to parts of the country that we would never have seen otherwise
The one thing that would have made the trip even better is if we were provided some kind of detailed map to follow along with!
See Mekong Delta with Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours
The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Palaeozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the park’s karst landscape is extremely complex with many geomorphic features of considerable significance. The vast area, extending to the border of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, contains spectacular formations including 65 km of caves and underground rivers.
Phong Nha National Park have numerous caves but the most beautiful caves are Paradise, Dark and Phong Nha caves. We tailored made trips bike enable you to see the World Heritage sites in Vietnam, The Purple city of Hue, Hoi An ancient town, Phong Nha Caves and Ha Long Bay.
|Tour code||VBA: 14B-SGN-HAN||Bike hire||
trails, hilly paths, back roads
|Days of cycling||
Mi: 02 - Max: 12
600 km +
|Ages to ride||
From 14 years old
|Tour Inclusive of||Tour Exclusive of|
- Transport by A/C vans, minibus
- Travel insurance
|Services for daily cycling|
Day 01: Saigon - Dalat (B/L/) (30 km)
An early morning flight takes you Lien Khuong airport for first day of cycling. Rock on bikes along back roads through rural villages, ride past real countryside of the highlands, pepper and rubber plantations, pine forest.
Day 02: Dalat - Nha Trang (B/L/) (80-100 km)
The back roads through Hon Giao Pass, lush green of pine forest made beautiful landcape amongst valley on the ways. Ride rolling hills through Hon Giao Pass and enjoy 29 km down hills before lunch serving by waterways. In the afternoon, we ride on the back roads, cycle past sugar cane fields, rice-paddy and end up today at highway 1A.
Day 03: Nha Trang city tour (B/L/)
Nha Trang is knew with warm weather all year rounds and also with sandy beaches in central provinces. A full day boat trip for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on beach cannot be missed. You will be equipped with swimming tales, snorkeling gear before our boat taking you coral Island. Then boat riding to mini beach for lunch. After lunch you can relax on beach as long as you wish. Return to hotel and free to explore city of Nha Trang by your own.
Day 04: Nha Trang – Qui Nhon (B/L/D) (30 -80 km)
The distance between Nha Trang to Quy Nho is very far and you have not enough time ride all the ways. Our bike guide will cut off some and choose the best for your riding. A 30 km bicycling on paths of rice fields and salt fish farms before you have seafood lunch served by the beach. A short transfer you to starting point of cycling in rural of Tuy Hoa town for the afternoon biking. A moderate riding on hilly back roads amongst sweet potato, tapioca fields before you cycle on trails through fishing villages. You will have an hour transfer you to city of Quy Nhon by vehicle in late afternoon
Day 05: Qui Nhon – Quang Ngai (B/L/D) (80 km)
A 30 minutes transfer by vehicle to back roads near fishing village as to avoid traffic heavily in town. Ride on hilly back roads by huge lack and sand dunes. Stop for lunch at seafood restaurant at small town on the way. An hour and half transfer as to avoid getting hot after lunch then we continue cycling on hilly beautiful oceanic country roads along 40 km blue sandy local beaches. Our support vehicles will take to city of Quang Ngai in late afternoon.
Day 06: Quang Ngai – Hoi An (B/L/) (80 km)
Stopping at memorial of My Lai before we ride 30 km in the morning. After we have chicken rice served, we get back on bike to explore traditional villages on paths, see buffaloes on rice paddy, ride past bamboo monkey bridges and stopping at handmade wooden boat before we share space with locals on small ferry boat to Hoi An town.
Day 07: Hoi An - My Son (B/L) (40 km)
Take a pleasure cycling on paths to My Son Site. Share the paths with kids cycle to school, See activities of local markets on bike and experience ancient architecture of My Son and its history before return to Hoi An by vehicle
Day 08: Hoi An - Hue (B/L/D) (80 km)
An opportunity for you to challenges the Hai Van Pas after an hour driving from Hoi An. Take a little time to warm up your body before we bike uphill to the peak of Hai Van Pass. Right here you could see the big difference of condition of weather. You are also can see many old American bunkers on the peak of Hai Van Pass. Then cycle down hills to restaurant by the Lang Co beach for lunch. Then travel by off roads to the oceanic country roads. Keep riding onward through fishing villages, traditional residential architecture of houses and the ancient burial-ground of Hue (ghost city is called by locals) to Hue city.
Day 09: Hue city tour – cycling to Dong Hoi (B/L/D) ( 60 km)
Visit the Purple city then we ride on paths to Quang Tri. Stopping at the ancient citadel of Quang Tri before a transfer to Dog Hoi city.
Day 10: Dong Hoi – Phong Nha (B/L/D) (60 km)
In the morning we explore fishing villages of local on paths along ocean, and some paths of the jungle near mountain range. In the afternoon, cycling the back roads of countryside of Phong Nha, bike through ride paddy, and following footpaths to Phong Nha.
Day 11: Phonh Nha caves exploration (B/L/D) no cycling
In the morning our team will accompany with you by vehicle to Paradise cave. Spend an hour and half to explore this cave before lunch lunch serving by river. Then jumping off zip lines to enjoy mud bath, return by kayaking for another exploration of Phong Nha cave by boat.
Day 12: Phong Nha - Dong Hoi for flight to Hanoi (B/L/) no cycling
After having breakfast, we depart from Phong Nha by vehicles tp Dong Hoi to take a domestic flight to Hanoi.
Day 13: Ha Noi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
you will be picked up at your hotels for a transfer to Ha Long bay. Arriving at the dock for boarding. Seafood lunch will be served on cruise. Stay a night on cruise.
Day 14: Halong - Ha Noi (B,L)
The cruise will return to the dock at 11:30 am and you will be driven back to Hanoi around 4:30 pm, Tour End!
dirty tracks from Saigon to Dalat
There is not traffic at all
Nice palce to stop
From Quy Nhon to Quang Ngai
A break stop
From Hotel in town of Dong Hoi
From Dong Hoi to Phong Nha
Phong Nha' countryside
The cave can not be missed
Form Hue to Quang Tri
The ancient citatel of Quang Tri
dirty paths to Quang Tri
vegetable fields in Dong Hoi
Traditional villages in Quang Tri
|Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels||Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels|
USD 2575 per person (2 persons)
USD 2740 per person (2 persons)
|Dec 17,2017||Dec 30,2017|
|Nov 05,2017||Nov 18,2017|
|Oct 08,2017||Oct 21,2017|
|Jul 02,2017||Jul 15,2017|
|May 07,2017||May 20,2017|
|Mar 12,2017||Mar 25,2017|
|Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels||Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels|
Overal, I thought this trip was great! Dat was fantastic guide, friendly, helpful, professional – and did a great job of introducing us to Vietnamese culture through some legends, food and explaning about argiculture.. What would have been nice is if we had more days with definite goals (I like cycling from one landmark to another landmark) even though it is difficult to balance with showing us the variety in the country personally. I would have like to learn more about how to say words properly(sh) in Vietnamese and maybe more still about the culture/history but I think that the balance was probably good. 10 - 23 Feb, 2016
The tour was very good – an excellent way to see many parts of the country in a two week period.
Dat was an exceptional guide. It is hard to think that that someone else could be better. He was very helpful in many ways, often doing more to help us than we would expect.
The biggest problem we faced was arriving at the hotel and finding it closed during th Tet holiday. It was nice that things worked out as well as they did.
If we were American, the tour value would be exceptional, but our Canadian dollar has fallen a lot in the last few months so I can only say good. For what we received, it was certainly reasonable. If someone else,asks me, I will recommend your company – especially it Dat is the guide. 10 - 23 Feb, 2016
On behalf of myself and my family I would like to say thank you to you and your crew for making our holiday in Vietnam a success. The itinerary you planned for this trip, both the types of riding that we did and the activities involved, fit our needs perfectly - and Dat was an absolutely excellent guide - friendly, energetic, and both very knowledgeable and very helpful. When things didn't go quite perfectly (like when the hotel we were booked into in Nha Trang was closed) we correctly had complete confidence that things would work out. Overall, your support team took great care of us.
Because of the ages and commitments of our boys, this was the trip of a lifetime - it will very probably be the last time we will ever have to be together on a holiday excursion like this. I am happy to say that we picked the right country, the right company to help us, and the right tour! As I said in my written evaluation, if anyone asks, it will be easy for me to recommend Vietnam as a destination and Vietnam Backroads as a tour company.
I hope that it is alright to add a couple of thoughts.
On your website I see that there are some pictures and videos of various tours. I have many pictures to go through from our trip. If you are interested, after I go through them I can send you five or six of ours that you can add to your collection if you wish.
A year and a half ago, Nancy and I did a bike trip in Albania that was advertised as a UN World Heritage Site tour. (also an excellent adventure) In reflecting on your tour, I wonder whether you might wish to consider using a similar title to describe the tour we took. As we visited five UN world heritage sites (more than we saw in Albania), it would be a very accurate description and perhaps would draw more attention to the tour, at least for certain people. 10 - 23 Feb, 2016
Thank you Quang,
We are home now unfortunately, having just spent our first week back at work.
Matt and I thoroughly enjoyed our Vietnam Backroads trip, despite my feedback. Our tour guide Dat and Mr Van were fantastic in immediately recognising my limitations and adjusted the cycling routes and distances accordingly to more closely suit my abilities.
The tour itself was good value for money and extremely well organised with high quality, centrally located hotels and a never ending supply of delicious local food!
We loved our time in Vietnam and agree that cycling Vietnams backroads is definitely the best way to see the country.
We would certainly consider another trip with you (at a shorter distance!) and recommend Vietnam Backroads to friends and family. 16th - 29th Mar 2014
Hi Vietnam Backroads,
Yes - now safely back in the UK. Although there was some snow on the ground when we arrived home last weekend the temperature has just warmed up here and it is now slightly warmer than it was on our first day in Hanoi (17 degrees)!!
We continued to have a great time on our Halong Bay cruise and were looked after well by your guide in Hanoi who also organised a final airport transfer for us.
Mike and I have now reflected on the holiday and both of us were profoundly moved by the whole experience of Vietnam and Cambodia. In particular we found Vietnamese people to be very friendly and welcoming, the food amazing and the scenery spectacular and varied.
We were delighted with the service we received from Vietnam Backroads right from the first contact with you through to the biking trip and the end in Hanoi. It is hard to be critical because we know how much effort you all put in and we feel the trip was really good value for money. Mike and I both think that the trip was even better because Van was with us. As the owner he was able to decide to give us even more out of the trip (e.g food stops) than perhaps Harry could decide on his own on a set budget. The bikes were great, well maintained and the team did everything for us including lending us gloves/sleeves! We went to some wonderful restaurants which we would never have found on our own and were amazed at the quality and quantity of food we were able to order within the package price (and more importantly Van/Harry would order for us which made life really easy and ensured we got to try local specialities). Similarly the drink stops were well organised and much more frequent than we anticipated and the unexpected fruit stops were great. The biking routes were brilliant and we felt we really got a chance to see the 'real' Vietnam. Finally, the team were very flexible in changing itinery/hotels (e.g Hanoi) at short notice.
It is very difficult to find areas for improvement....on a minor point the hotel we moved to in Hanoi, although set in a spectacular location, was a bit run down and unfortunately they had drained the swimming pool for the season. However this had no impact on the trip as the weather continued cloudy until we left! We cant think of anything else we would change!!
All in all a brilliant trip and we hope to come back and do Laos at some time with you. Please give our regards to Van and Harry and show them the attached pictures. We would recommend Vietnam Backroads to anyone travelling to Vietnam and if you are able to send us some of your new cycling shirts we would happily wear them as an advert for thecompany. 1st - 14th April 2013. video clip Cycling with Vietnam Backroads
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We are back in the flatlands, in Holland. We have wonderful memories of our trip in Vietnam, we are very happy about the holiday. This was the first time we were on a biking holiday and we were very impressed by the smooth organisation of Vietnam Backroads. We are very happy about every aspect of the holiday and don't know anything we are not happy - not even when we think very hard on it.
To be specific we are very happy about:
- the information before the trip (website, e-mails, adjustments on standard program).
- the bikes were of high quality and well maintained.
To be honest we were a bit worried about it in advance as it is so important for the quality of the trip. Even when the bike size was not correct for me on the first day it was solved the next day with a larger framesize.
- the mechanical skills of Van and Trang. They continously optimized the bikes for us.
- the routes and the maps by Van - they were really the backroads of Vietnam and we never had to bike on the busy and dangerous highways. The routes were easily adapted to the circumstances (longer or shorter trip). Combined with the mechanical skills this is for us the most unique features of this company.
- the chosen hotels. The only hotel which fell al little out of tune was the one in Hanoi.
- the information Trang gave to us about the history and culture of Vietnam.
- the safe driving of Mr. Huang. In a way we were always happy to see him as we knew that he would have fresh water and fruits for us ready. During transfers we felt always very safe.
One advice for booking the flight tickets: ask for the names as given in the pasports, since a change can cause problems at in checking for the flights. Another thing is that one request for not taking any more pictures of your guests should have been enough, and three requests is too many. We're happy to recommand your company to anyone who wants to cycle in Vietnam. We're certainly to return to your company one day to have another trip in Vietnam or Cambodia
Best regards, 23 May 2012.