Hue and Hoi An, not like any other cities of Vietnam, perhaps in Asia, still remain calm, quiet and poetry places despite the flow of rush development as often seen in the country nowadays.
Once the centre of the culture, politic, religion and trading in Vietnam, tales of the two cities are rich with imperial palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and ancient town which luckily and amazingly survived after long and painful history of wars.
Peaceful might be the best word to describe the places. Pedaling on quiet streets, along the river, crossing the hundred year old bridges, on the rice field, in contact with soft, calm and friendly locals, all make the unique experience, perhaps of the life time.
The trip nevertheless, is a real adventure by nature that requires considerable efforts especially when biking up to the Hai Van (Ocean Cloud) Pass which is renowned for its scenic beauty. Presenter Jeremy Clarkson, host of the BBC Top Gear featured the pass during the show’s 2008, Vietnam Special calling the road “a deserted ribbon of perfection-one of the best coast roads in the world.
Day1: Hue – Da Nang (60km+ cycling) (L) Pick up from your hotel in Hue, transfer out of Hue city. The bike ride starts from Thuan An beach to Cau Hai lagoon where you can se many fishermen on their boat and stilt houses. Lunch as a picnic on the way at local restaurant. Keep riding to Lang Co beach before cycle up to the scenic Pass in Vietnam Hai Van with a beautiful view from the tophill. Cycling along the coast to the hotel and overnight in Da Nang. Day2: Da Nang – Hoi An (45km+ cycling) (B,L) Morning visit the Cham museum in the city, cycling out of Da Nang city to Marble Mountain where to visit Stone sculpture factory (products from marble and sandsone). Keep biking to Hoi An ancient town. Lunch in Hoi An. Afternoon, riding to Thanh Ha pottery village and from village to village through green rice fields. Overnight in Hoi An. Day3: Hoi An – My Son (30km+ cyling) (B,L) Morning ride to My Son world heritage where we can admire the peak culture of Cham people during 4th to 13th century. Visit the sites and cycle backroads to reach highway 1, transfer to Hoi An. Whole afternoon at leisure on beach and explore Hoi An ancient town. Time for silks and other shopping. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day4: Depart Hoi An (no cycling) (B) Having breakfast at the hotel. Joining the cooking class in half day(option). Free at leisure until transfer to Da Nang airport for your next flight.
The end of tour.
- Air conditioned bus/van
- Truck to carry bikes
- English speaking biking tour guide
- Entrance fees and boat
- Airport transfer in/out
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel
- Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic/Doctor(10 travelers)
- Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
Departure dates: Daily Group size is minimum 2 and maximum 10 travelers.
TOUR PRICE: Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.