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Gravel Cycling Edition: Vietnam Central Highlands - Pleiku To Kontum Cultural Adventure
OVERVIEW
ITINERARY
DETAILS
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
Overview
Our signature tour now has the new version for gravelists. On these special editions, we push harder, explore further, and experience even more. The route is redesigned to accommodate more miles and proper speed of gravel riding. Bring your favorite ride or enjoy our new gravel fleet of Trek Checkpoint ALR 4. This tour combines highly technical cycling with authentic cultural immersion experiences. Pleiku and Kon Tum are hotbeds of Vietnamese tradition, with minority tribes dotting the rugged landscape. The intense rides will have you climbing single-track dirt roads up mountains to meet locals who've been living at the summit for many generations, and you'll then barrel down a gravel path into the green valley below to participate in more local traditions
Destination
Central Vietnam
Cycling Distance
50 - 60km/day
Level
Challenging
Trip Duration
4 Days
Cycling Days
4 Days
Group Size
2 to 16 riders
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Itinerary
1
PLEIKU EXPLORATION
Cycling distance: 60km
Elevation gain: 500m
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Meals provided: Lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Hoang Anh Gia Lai - Pleiku


After a 7:00 breakfast and a bike fitting in Pleiku, we’ll pass through several suburban villages where we will have several opportunities to meet with local farmers and village elders for a meaningful and authentic cultural exchange. The cycle tracks on this segment of the journey are an equal mix of single track dirt, mud and gravel, with a handful of wider gravel and paved lanes.

We will conclude the day's cycling adventure at a hidden waterfall, where we have planned a hearty late lunch with adult beverages and a dip in the cool and clear waters.

Finally, we’ll take a 75-minute van transfer back to the center of Pleiku, where you’ll have the rest of the day free for exploration.
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PLEIKU - KONTUM 
Cycling distance: 60km
Elevation gain: 1000m
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Meals provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Indochine Hotel Kon Tum

After breakfast, we’ll take a 1-hour van transfer outside Pleiku and begin an intense day of riding. The day will be full of steep ascents and rough terrain over gravel tracks and dual tracks. Although the adventure will be intense, though, it will also be filled with immersive experiences in the local culture – whizzing by row upon row of fresh coffee growing on the bush, cruising under the shade of rubber trees, and passing smiling locals.
Depending on the group's average pace, we will either have a picnic lunch or a stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

We will take a short transfer to our highlight destination, where you’ll meet the Bahnar Culture Keeper and village elder. He will take us on a guided tour of his residence and will show off several traditional instruments and pieces of weaponry of his people to those interested.
After this refreshing cultural experience, we will continue to Kon Tum, where we will have individual time to explore the city center and dinner with adult beverages to celebrate the day.
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KON TUM - MANG DEN 
Cycling distance: 60km
Elevation gain: 1350m
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Meals provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Bach Duong Homestay - Homestay Mang Den

Those who choose to depart with our guide early in the morning will be treated to the most intense, but arguably the most spectacular, part of the excursion: a single-track ride along the top of a mountain range. Those who choose to can skip this section and meet the riders in a local village an hour after they depart. We’ll then head off together, weaving through local tarmac roads for the next hour.

After lunch, we’ll explore the communal houses of the Ede ethnic minority made of traditional bamboo construction that serve as a self-supporting mini village for those residing in the area.

As we trek across the villages of the local ethnic people toward our final daily destination of Mang Den, the route will become hillier. Secluded mountain passes will slowly make way to a majestic view of the majestic range we will climb to reach Mang Den.

On this final ascent of nearly 15km in distance, we will find challenging paths and switchbacks as we ascend from 600 meters of altitude to our adventure's highest point - 1200 meters of altitude.

We’ll wrap the day with a BBQ dinner on top of the mountain.
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MANG DEN - PLEIKU
Cycling distance: 80km
Elevation gain: 600m
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Meals provided: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Hoang Anh Gia Lai - Pleiku

Today, we cycle the Legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail System, which boasts smooth tarmac and steep descents from the summit at Mang Den. There will be ample opportunities for breathtaking photos to document our adventure together on the way down.

At the bottom of the mountain, we’ll ride along a stretch of trail known as "The Loneliest Route", a 30km section of the Ho Chi Minh Trail system where we will seldom encounter another human being. During this solitary part of our journey, we will break for a picnic lunch to admire the serenity of rural Vietnam.
Arriving at our destination about 15:00, we will embark on a transport back to Pleiku.
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Includes
Accommodations
3-star hotels/homestay (twin/double sharing)
English speaking cycling guide
Insightful, fun-loving, and cyclist at heart
Private transportation
With professional driver and equipment
Entrance fees
For museums, etc.
Support vehicle + mechanic
From 6 riders
Snacks & soft drinks, fresh fruit
On biking days
Meals as mentioned
3 x B = Breakfast
4 x L = Lunches
3 x D = Dinners
Excludes
Bicycle rental
Travel Insurance
Other personal expenses
Tips
Airport transfer
Domestic flight
Guide & Bikes
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Your Guide
Our cycling guide is a trustworthy expert who speaks fluent English. They prioritize your safety and ensure you have all the necessary information throughout the tour, providing a reliable and enjoyable experience.
Your Bikes
Trek Checkpoint ALR 4
Himo Electric Bike
If you have a beloved gravel bike and enjoy riding it, we highly recommend you bring it for this trip. Our mechanic team will happy to help assembling it. If you do not want to fly with a bike, rent one from our fantastic fleet of Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 . Besides you could also rent an electric peddal-assisted MTB if you feel need for some support on the road.

Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 Specs:

- Lightweight aluminum frame
- GRX groupset from Shimano
- Bontrager GR1 Comp tires, wire bead, 700x40c
- Hydraulic disk brakes
Accommodation
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Hoang Anh Gia Lai Hotel
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Free Wifi
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Air condition
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Parking lot
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Breakfast included
Indochine Hotel Kon Tum
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Free Wifi
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Air condition
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Breakfast included
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Restaurant
Optional Cost
Disclaimer
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Our Gravel Cycling Edition: Vietnam Central Highlands - Pleiku To Kontum Cultural Adventure tour offers you the flexibility to book at any time that suits your schedule.

Term & Conditions
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Deposit and Payment Terms

Deposit of 30% of the total tour price is required upon confirmation of booking or contract signing day.

Full Payment is required 45 days before departure for all services via money transfer or credit card with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be charged as follow:

45 or more days before departure: No cancellation charge after reducing admin fees.

From 44 to 30 days before departure: 50% cancellation charge for full package

Within 29 days prior to departure: 70% cancellation charge for full package

Within 07 days prior to departure: 100% cancellation charge for full package

No – show or unused services

No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.

Liability

Mr. Biker Saigon is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance. Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Mr. Biker Saigon will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved.

Passport and Entry Visa

Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destination.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport and visa and all travel documents are valid for travel.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger’s responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.

Mr. Biker Saigon strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, loss of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.

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