Day 1 – Arrival (Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon) - no cycling - Dinner (D) provided
Airport transfer upon request. On your first day in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, you will meet the Mr. Biker team of guides, mechanics, and drivers who will support you throughout your exciting adventure from Saigon to Hanoi. At this point, you will also receive a bike fitting before meeting up for the tour briefing and the welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 2: Saigon – Cam Ranh – Nha Trang – Flight and Ride 40-60km– B/L/D
We will take an early flight from Saigon to Cam Ranh (approx. 1,3 hour). Our van will transfer you a short distance from Cam Ranh Airport to the meeting point where our bikes are waiting for you. The ride today will be through the green villages of Cam Ranh with thousands of mango farms on both ways. If time permits, we will ride to our hotel or transfer by van if it gets dark.
Dinner will be at a local restaurant in Nha Trang.
Day 3 - Nha Trang - Phu Yen - 80km cycling - B/L/D
In the morning, you will start from the hotel cycling to the Po Nagar Cham Towers built in AD 781 to honor the goddess Yan Po Nagar, (known as Thiên Y Thánh Mâu in Vietnamese). The site erected during
the 10-century reign of the Cham Kingdom in Vietnam is reminiscent of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. After the visit, you will ride towards Vietnam’s Highway No. 1 where we will transfer
(approx. 80 km) to the Hon Gom peninsula. For the second part of the day, you will cycle along the peninsula past the shrimp farms, largest rice paddies of central Vietnam to Phu Yen.
Day 4 - Phu Yen - Quy Nhon - 65km cycling - B/L/D
After breakfast, we will cycle from the hotel to start the day’s cycle (65km) along the coast to Quy Nhon, the capital city of the province. Throughout the day, you will see the province’s main economic activity: fishing. In particular, you will get a chance to see the unusual conical (round) fishing boats as you enter Quy Nhon where you will spend the night.
Day 5 - free and easy in Quy Nhon beach - no cycling (B)
A rest day: allowing you to kick back and relax on the beach. Breakfast is provided at your hotel
Day 6- Quy Nhon - Quang Ngai - 80km cycling - B/L/D
After breakfast, you will transfer outside of the city avoiding its busy traffic. Day 6 will be a 80km ride offering a view of coastlines as well as the local countryside. You will be able to observe the local shrimp and salt farms and meet friendly farmers along the way. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will take a scenic drive (transfer) to your hotel in Quang Ngai.
Day 7 - Quang Ngai - My Son massacre - Hoi An - 60km cycling - B/L/D
Starting in the morning, the first stop will be at My Lai for a guided tour of the historical site where one of the most shocking episodes of the Vietnam War took place when hundreds of civilians were massacred. Continuing with the journey, you will cycle along quiet village roads past rice paddies, and through small unspoilt fishing villages filled with colorful boats. After lunch, you will transfer to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its preserved architecture from its time as a trading port (15th-19th centuries). In addition to its unique atmosphere and distinctive buildings, today Hoi An is famous for its colorful lanterns illuminating the Old Town at night. The evening will be yours to start to explore this amazing town. Dinner on your own.
Day 8 - Rest day in Hoi An – no cycling- B
A rest day allows you to relax and see more of Hoi An at your own pace - enjoy the history, the local markets, or simply take it easy on the beach. Do not hesitate to ask your guide for recommendations for things to do, and places to eat.
Day 9 - Hoi An - Hai Van Pass - Hue - 100km cycling - B/L/D
Day 9 will be challenging, but the most rewarding day of the entire trip. The day will start with a short transfer out of the town before a ride along the coast to Da Nang before starting the climb to the renowned Hai Van Pass. The road climbs gradually up to 480 meters with many switchbacks and offers stunning views of the countryside overlooking the South China Sea. This tough climb is followed by a long smooth descent to your reward: lunch. In the afternoon, our team will take you the remaining 44km to Hue, the ancient capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last emperors.
Day 10 - Hue City Ride - 30km cycling - B/L/Farewell Dinner
You will learn about Hue’s history cycling around its not to be missed sites: Vong Canh hill offering stunning panoramic views of the Huong (Perfume) River, and the tombs of Khai Dinh (the 12th Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty). Of course, we will also visit the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda, the most important religious building in Vietnam and the symbol of the Hue. To finish the day, you will enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Perfume River back to the hotel in the afternoon and dress-up for our farewell dinner!
Day 11 – Hue departure – B
Breakfast is provided, but you will have a chance to make new culinary, cultural discoveries on your own for Hue the old capital city or take a city tour with a local guide. If you need to extend your holiday (e.g. to visit Hanoi or Ha Long Bay), we are happy to assist.