Tu Duc Tomb in Hue
Tu Duc Tomb in Hue

Cycling The Central Region of Vietnam - 10 Days

Visited places: Hanoi, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang
Tour Activity/Theme: Adventure, Cycling, Train, National Park, Ecotourism, Old village/Culture, Bucolic countryside, Off the beaten track

Cycling Holiday in Vietnam's Central Region is a bicycle tour through the Central Region of Vietnam for 10 days, 9 nights.

Our biking adventure starts in Dong Hoi and Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. The tour concludes in Hoi An Old Town. On the tour, we cycle through 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam which are Phong Nhe – Ke Bang National Park, Hue Imperial Citadel and Hoi An Old Town.Khe Sanh Combat Base

All cycling on the tour is on country back roads with fresh atmosphere and spectacular scenery. You will definitely be charmed cycling on the former legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, in the idyllic villages around Hue, and the scenic coastal road between Hue and Hoi An. The best time to do the trip is from January through April. All hotels are clean with basic facilities. Luxury accommodations are available only in major towns. Most meals are included on the trip.

Day-to-day Itinerary
Day1    Hanoi/Nigh Train for Dong Hoi (no meal included)
Day2    Arrive at Dong Hoi/Dong Hoi – Ho Chi Minh Trail (Dong Truong Son) – Phong Nha Ke Bang (Cycling 50km)/Visit the National Park (B/L/D)
Day3    Phong Nha Ke Bang – Khe Sanh  (220km, Tay Truong Son: Cycling 100km) (B/L/D)
Day4    Visit Khe Sanh Combat Base/Ho Chi Minh Trail: Khe Sanh – Dakrong Bridge - A Luoi (Cycling: 105km) (B/L/D)
Day5    Visit A Luoi/ A Luoi – Hue (Cycling 70km) (B/L/D)
Day6    Hue Full Day Cycling (40km) (B/L/D)
Day7    Hue – Coastal Back Road – Da Nang – Hoi An (130km, cycling 100km) (B/L/D)
Day8    Hoi An – My Son (50km Cycling/Visit My Son Cham Ruins/Car Trip to Hoi An (B/L/D)
Day9    Hoi An free time (B)
Day10    Depart Hoi An (B)

Accommodations
Guest houses with basic facilities throughout the adventure.

The tour price includes

  • English-speaking guide;
  • Bike as indicated on the tour itinerary;
  • Accommodations in twin-shared rooms as indicated on the tour itinerary;
  • Meals as indicated as indicated on the tour itinerary: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner;
  • All admission fees as indicated on the tour itinerary;

The tour price doesn’t include

  • Insurance of any type;
  • Drinks or personal expenses;
  • Others not specified in the inclusions;

Detailed Itinerary

Day1 Hanoi/Nigh Train for Dong Hoi (no meal included)
You take the overnight train journey from Hanoi for Dong Hoi. It is a great experience and you may want to get some sleep for more interesting experiences to come.
Overnight on board the train.

Day2 Arrive at Dong Hoi/Dong Hoi – Ho Chi Minh Trail (Dong Truong Son) – Phong Nha Ke Bang (Cycling 50km)/Visit the National Park (B/L/D)
The train arrives at Dong Hoi in the morning. Have time for refreshment and breakfast after arrival.

Then, our bikes are ready for you to take on the challenge. We ride along the scenic mountains on the former Ho Chi Minh Trail to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Arriving at the park, have time to take a boat trip and visit the caves.
Overnight at Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

Day3 Phong Nha Ke Bang – Khe Sanh (220km, Tay Truong Son: Cycling 100km) (B/L/D)Dakrong Bridge on Ho Chi Minh Trail
Breakfast at the hotel.
We cycle amid forested mountains on the Tay Truong Son Road (western legs of Ho Chi Minh Trail). The road is in good condition and almost traffic free, the atmosphere is just fresh. Our destination is Khe Sanh, located on the historical Route 9, famous with the battles in 1968 between People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and US Troops.
Overnight at Khe Sanh.

Day4 Visit Khe Sanh Combat Base/Ho Chi Minh Trail: Khe Sanh – Dakrong Bridge - A Luoi (Cycling: 105km) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We have a visit to Khe Sanh Combat Base in the morning. Then, cycle our way to Dakrong Bridge and back on Ho Chi Minh Trail. Dakrong was an important point of transferring ammunition on Ho Chi Minh Trail earlier. Our destination is A Luoi, in Ashau Valley which was famous with the battles on Hamburger Hill in 1969.
Overnight at A Luoi.

Day5 Visit A Luoi/ A Luoi – Hue (Cycling 70km) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
More visits of A Luoi, then cycle downhill towards Hue which was the capital city of Vietnam in 1802-1945. Hue is known with the ancient Imperial Citadel, the Royal Tombs, the idyllic countryside, and the Royal Cuisine.
Overnight at Hue.Lang Co Beach

Day6 Hue Full Day Cycling (40km) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We have full day exploring Hue by bicycle. Sites to be visited today include: the Imperial Citadel, the Thien Mu Pagoda, the Royal Tombs.
Overnight at Hue.

Day7 Hue – Coastal Back Road – Da Nang – Hoi An (130km, cycling 100km) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We cycle through the scenic countryside of Hue towards to coast, then turn into the spectacular ocean road for further cycling towards Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Pass (the Pass of Sea Clouds).

Our support vehicle is ready to transfer us to the top of the pass while the bikes are transferred to Da Nang. Descending Hai Van Pass, we take our bicycle again on another great ocean road for further ride towards Hoi An.Da Nang Non Nuoc Beach
Overnight at Hoi An.

Day8 Hoi An – My Son (50km Cycling/Visit My Son Cham Ruins/Car Trip to Hoi An (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We cycle through the peaceful countryside outside of Hoi An to My Son Cham Ruins, the Holy-land of the former Champa Kingdom. The terrain is flat and the scene includes idyllic villages and rice fields. Our cycling concludes at My Son. We visits My Son Cham Ruins in the afternoon and road trip back to Hoi An by car in late afternoon.
Overnight at Hoi An.

Day9 Hoi An free time (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
You have full day at your own pace soaking in the quaint atmosphere of Hoi An Old Town.
Overnight at Hoi An.

Day10 Depart Hoi An (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We see you off to Da Nang airport for your departure. Your great cycling holiday in the Central Region of Vietnam with AdventureGreen concludes for now.