Bicycle Cruise Vietnam

Bicycle Cruise Vietnam (15 Days/14 Nights, approx. 190 km )


Vietnam is a country full of originality, overwhelming nature and mysterious monuments of times gone by. It is a country full of contrasts, with bustling, vibrant cities and rural districts where time seems to have stood still.

Experience two weeks of far eastern flair and discover this fascinating country on the other side of the world by bike and boat.

Explore the rocky fairytale world of the famous Hạ Long Bay sailing on a traditional junk and get in close touch with this unique landscape by bike and kayak. Admire the lush green rice fields and meet the friendly water buffaloes, visit colorful temples and pagodas and let the emerald-green waters of the South China Sea and the incredible cave formations enchant you.

Explore in Central Vietnam the impressive monuments of the Vietnamese emperors as well as the historical town of Hội An- a World Heritage Site – and in South Vietnam the expansive water labyrinth of the Mekong Delta.

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Highlights of the tour
Culture: The citadel of the ancient emperor city, Huế, testifies the power of Vietnamese emperors
Nature: The fruitful Mekong Delta is the rice paradise of Vietnam
Activity: Kayak tour through the fairytale landscape of the Hạ Long Bay
Culinary: Tropical fruits of all sorts are a delicacy you should not miss out on
Souvenirs: Tailored, silken clothes are a beautiful and also convenient souvenir

Itinerary

1st Day (Sun) Arrival in Hanoi (D)

Arrival at Hanoi Airport. A shuttle bus takes you to your hotel in the heart of the old quarter of Hanoi. Despite the three million inhabitants Hanoi offers a rural and traditional atmosphere. The historic old town district is considered as one of the best preserved in Southeast Asia. The colourful and bustling streets contribute to the Asian flair. We take a walk through the streets and in the afternoon we visit the famous water puppet theatre – a traditional Vietnamese form of art. Today we get to know our fellow travellers when joining the dinner together. Overnight we stay at the hotel.

2nd Day (Mon) Hanoi – Hạ Long Bay (aprx. 12.5 mi/20 km) (B, L, D)

After breakfast our shuttle bus takes us in the direction of Hạ Long Bay. During the transfer we take a short break from driving to enjoy our fist small bike tour. We cycle along the top of a raised dyke along an arm of the Red river. The Dong Trieu region is characterised by its many rice fields and banana plantations. We will then make our way to Halong city. It is here where we will board our Junk, greeted by a lovely midday meal. It is not long after embarkation that we will set off on our first ships passage through the impressive island world of the UNESCO protected Halong Bay with its fascinating rock formations and fairytale mystic. The night is spent in the bay on anchor.

3rd day (Tue) Trà Bản Island (aprx. 16 mi/25 km) (B, L, D)

After an early breakfast we navigate our way to the island of Tra Ban; untouched by modern day tourism. The island offers us an insight into the earlier, traditional life of the island inhabitants; as if time had stood still. A common sight are the Vietnamese water buffaloes grazing as we pass, we may even come into conversation with one of the local farmers tending to their fields who greet us with their kind smiles.  We enjoy a midday meal along the way. Back on board the Junk in the Halong Bay the evening meal is served and we enjoy an evening under the stars with a nice sundowner.  

4th Day (Wed) Ha Long Bay (Kayak-day) (B, L, D)

After breakfast we set out to explore one of the many impressive caves of the Halong Bay, gauged by the elements over the centuries.  Let your imagination run wild in the formations of stalagmites and stalactites as well as the crudely shaped cavern walls where creative thinking will bring the cave to life. Today is devoted exclusively to kayaking. After a crash course on how to manoeuvre your kayak, you are able to take a first paddling meander through the countless boulders and islets of the Halong Bay, experiencing this magical place from a whole new, more personal perspective. The rock formations create lagoons, and with some luck we will be able to observe the monekys who have made these islets to their homes. Decades of visitors have woken a curiosity in the monkeys, who may even make their way down to the shore to greet us. After a midday meal on board and a small siesta, we will continue our endeavor through the Halong Bay by Kayak. We will spend the night on our comfortable junk.

5th Day (Thu) Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay (Kayak-day) (B, L, D)

This morning we disembark the Junk with our baggage and take a transfer boat to Lan Ha Bay. Here we will climb into kayaks and paddle to a magnificent beach where the midday meal awaits us. After lunch and a lengthy relaxing swim break in the emerald green waters our Kayak tour will take us past floating houses, and even complete floating settlements including schools, supermarkets and petrol stations, as we make our way to the island of Cat Ba, our next stop along the way. A short transfer will take us to our hotel where we will have time in the afternoon to unpack, relax at the pool side or at the beach.

6th day (Fri) Cát Bà Insel – Việt Hải Village (aprx. 12.5 mi./20 km) (B, L, D)

Early in the morning a transfer will bring us to a small dock. A one hour crossing will bring us to yet another small jetty. From here we will start a cycling tour to a small tribal village of the Việt Hải minority. Parking the bikes here, a guided walk will take us through the protected old-growth forest where not only the untouched flora but also the large and colourful butterflies which inhabit it will leave us astounded. The aim is to reach the highest peak of the island which, on a good day, offers breath-taking views of the Hạ Long Bay and the rest of the island. After the walk a bike tour will take us back to the boat. Here the evening can be enjoyed on the hotel’s very own sandy beach or at the pool.

7th day (Sat) Cát Bà Island – Hải Phòng– Hội An (aprx. 22 mi./35 km) (B, L)

After breakfast we will depart the hotel for a further bike tour on Cát Bà. Our tour takes us in a loop around the island, leading us at first along the coastline and later in land, where dense rain forrest characterises the landscape. After lunch at the hotel a taxi boat will take us to Hải Phòng where a bus waits, to take us to the nearby airport. In the late afternoon our flight to Đà Nẵng departs, from where we have only a short transfer with the shuttle bus until we reach our Hotel Resort in Hội An.

8th day (Sun) Hội An (aprx. 11 mi/17 km) (B, L)

Today we have the possibility to observe the daily life of the local farmers. In the morning we cycle to Tra Que – a small village in the suburban area of Hoi An. The name of the place originates from a sweet vegetable often used by the locals to spice their meals: a totally new and special kind of speciality! Our host prepares the meal together with us and explains the special ingredient. The afternoon can be spent individually: A stroll through the picturesque old town or a relaxing afternoon bathing at the white beach of Cua Dai.

9th Day (Mon) Hội An – Huế (B, L)

After a late breakfast we will check out of the hotel and will make our way, on board the transfer bus, to the former imperial city of Hue. En route we make a brief stop (incl. lunch) at the Cloud Pass, the weather line between North and South Vietnam. Afterwards we make a short stopover on Lăng Cô Beach. If weather conditions allow we can stay for a refreshing swim, before we continue back to Huế. On our way we have the chance to visit one of the UNESCO protected kings tombs of the former Nguyen dynasty, located on the outskirts of Hue. After checking into the hotel the evening offers us some leisure time to explore the city for ourselves.

10th day (Tue) Huế (aprx. 13 mi/21 km) (B, L)

This day is dedicated to the old imperial city of Huế, situated between rolling hills and rice fields along a bend in the Perfume River. The spiritual heart of Vietnam beats here, with more than 300 temples and pagodas. In the Morning we visit the rambling citadel, which once was reserved for the emperors of the Nguyen-Dynasty as well as the Thien Mu-Pagoda, the cradle of Buddhism in Vietnam. After lunch in one of the regionally typical restaurants we head back to the hotel to prepare ourselves for the afternoon’s cycle tour. It is time to leave city life behind and to explore the rural surroundings of the city Hue. Following the narrow water runways and rice fields we embark on a round tour which will give us an insight into the life of the rural folk living outside of the city. After a day of cultural impressions, we are free to enjoy our evening as we please.

11th day (Wed) Huế – Hồ Chí Minh City– Mekong Delta (aprx. 12 mi/20 km) (B, L, D)

After breakfast we have a flight to Hồ Chí Minh City with a subsequent transfer to Mỹ Tho, the entrance of the delta, where check-in on board the ship takes place. The ship takes us along the Mekong in the direction of Cái Bè. During the short trip we cruise along the Mekong and can enjoy the flourishing nature of the delta as well as the river related life of the inhabitants. In the afternoon we take part on our first bike tour along the river mouth, exploring the surroundings of a number of the Mekong river arms and channels and the scattered islands therein. Take the opportunity to try exotic fruits while being astonished by different local handcrafts. In turn your Junk will take you for a sunset sail towards Cai Be, where you will spend the night on anchor.

12th day (Thu) Mekong Delta: Cái Bè – Islands of Vĩnh Long und Traon (aprx. 19mi/30 km) (B, L, D)

In the morning we cross over to Vingh, Long Island, where we cycle under palm-shaded paths around the island. We continue by boat to Traon Island where we again have the opportunity to explore the surroundings by bike. Later on we can enjoy the excellent cuisine on board and the wonderful evening atmosphere in the water labyrinth of the Mekong Delta.

13th Day (Fri) Cần Thơ – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)

During breakfast the ship takes us to Cần Thơ, where we will be transferred to a small boat taking us to Cái Răng, the most famous floating market of the Delta. Make sure to have your camera ready before getting caught up in the unique atmosphere of the merchants on their vibrantly painted boats. The following cruise through the small tributaries of the Delta completes our visit in the south. After lunch on board of the Conchinchine we check out and are transferred back to Ho Chi Minh City.

14th Day (Sat) Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)

Ho Chi Minh City, former Saigon, is the boomtown and the modern centre of Vietnam. On a guided city tour we learn about the growing megacity, the town hall, the cathedral Notre Dame, main post office and other important sights which characterize the city’s history. In the afternoon we have the possibility to buy some souvenirs and dive into the madding crowd of the Benh Thanh Market. A farewell-dinner with your fellow passengers and all travel guides. Overnight stay in the hotel.

15th Day (Sun) Departure (B)

Departure after breakfast or prolongation in Ho Chi Minh City or Siem Reap.

Ships

Vietnamese Junk Garden Bay 2 (Ha Long Bay)

It is easy to feel at home on the charming junks. For each meal the tables are lovingly set and the folded cloth napkins are a piece of art. The boat provides 11 elegant furnished guest cabins. All cabins have individually regulated air conditioning. The cabins are located between decks. The large cabin windows guarantee a good view at all times. Each cabin has its own bathroom with shower and WC. On the large sundeck you can avail yourself of deckchairs with comfortable padded matting. Here you can relax while the boat cruises through the fascinating island world and Vietnam’s red flag with the yellow star flutters above your head.

Le Cochinchine

In the Mekong Delta you sail on the “Cochinchine”, one of the largest and most modern ships in the region. Its shape is reminiscent of the traveling barques of the famous river delta in southern Vietnam. The journey of the 27 m long and 6.5 m wide, comfortable wooden boat is protected by the watchful dark eyes on red ground painted on the prow. Three times a day the generously proportioned saloon turns into a dining room with beautifully set tables. The ship has 10 completely wood-paneled double cabins with double or two single beds. Each cabin has a tiled bath with shower and WC. There is, of course, also a large sundeck with padded deckchairs – probably the best place to experience first hand the lively activities in the many tributaries of the Mekong Delta.

Rental bikes

Bikes in Vietnam

Due to the fact that specific destinations of the journey are connected by domestoc flights, you’ll get four different bikes.

In the Ha Long Bay as well as in the Mekong area you’ll bike the Trek 4300 MTB with anti-lock disc brakes.

In central Vietnam, where we won’t have long biking distances, the bikes are rather basic.

If you don’t want to give up your own usual saddle (without seat post) or your own clipless pedals, we ask you to bring them. The tourguides can mount them on the rental bikes.

Since the bikes are usually without a carrier and it’s important to drink enough on the bike rides, we recommend you to bring a backpack hydration. Small bottles can also be transported in the provided handlebar bags. In most cases the tour guide also carry smaller water supplies for refilling.

Journey

Journey and Arrival

A trip to Vietnam and a holiday spent there requires a certain amount of preparation in regard to formalities.

In order to avoid time pressure while going through the formalities, you should have booked your trip to Vietnam at least two months before commencement of the tour.


How to get to Vietnam - Flights

It is recommended that you book your flight through your travel agent. Please note that you have to book your outward flight to Hanoi and the return flight from Ho Chi Minh City. If at all possible, the outward flight should arrive before noon on the arrival day.

The earlier a flight is booked the better the chances to find a reasonably priced ticket. Please let your travel agent inform you what is best in your specific case.

In case you book the additional days in Siem Reap you may book the flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap with Islandhopping- and may fly home directly from Siem Reap. If you need a return flight from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City Islandhopping is pleased to help you with this as well. Please check the arrival time in Ho Chi Minh City before booking the connecting flight to your onward destination. Vietnam Airlines often offers cheap fares for connecting flights – in this case it would be profitable to book the whole package; considering an early flight to Siem Reap.

Visa Requirements

In order to enter Vietnam, foreigners need a passport valid for at least 6 months and a valid visa to be obtained from the Vietnamese embassy

The following documents must be submitted either in person or by mail:

– passport (original document, not a copy!)
– completed application form
– current passport photograph (1.5 x 2.3 inch/ 4 x 6 cm)
– visa fee as a non-negotiable check or in cash
– a sufficiently prepaid envelope for registered mail

Please take into account that the processing takes aprx. 2 weeks. Please contact the Vietnamese embassy or foreign office in your home country for exact information.

Extended stay

Extend your stay! Additional programme in Hanoi - Additional nights in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City - Additional programme in Siem Reap

Use the opportunity to arrive one day earlier in Hanoi. Enjoy the sightseeing in a bustling city with tree lined boulevards, French Colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples.

Please keep in mind that the first day of the additional modul covers some time for your journey to Vietnam as well as some spare time to enjoy the town on your own. On the 2nd day (which is as well the 1st day of your Boat & Bike Tour Vietnam) is made to show you the beauty of the Vietnamese capital on a guided tour.

1st Day (Sat) Arrival in Hanoi

Arrival at Hanoi Airport. A shuttle bus takes you to your hotel in the heart of the old quarter of Hanoi. Despite the three million inhabitants Hanoi offers a rural and traditional atmosphere. The historic old town district is considered as one of the best preserved in Southeast Asia. The colourful and bustling streets contribute to the Asian flair. The choice is yours today. Treat yourself to some fine food. You will find everything close to your hotel: from Vietnamese and French haute cuisine to plain but delicious meals out of little cook shops. Overnight stay in your hotel.

2nd Day (Sun) Guided tour through Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast your guide and your shuttle bus are ready to show you the best sights of the Vietnamese capital. On your excursion you follow the tracks of the most famous Vietnamese person: Hồ Chí Minh. Even decades after his dead he is still fondly called Uncle Hồ. We visit Hồ Chí Minh Museum dedicated to Hồ Chí Minh and the very modest cottage he used to live and work in. The afterwards visited monumental marble and granite mausoleum, where Uncle Hồ has found its final resting place is in a total contrast to his life and contrary to his last wishes.

We continue with the One Pillar Pagoda, one of the best known religious Vietnamese buildings and the Temple of Literature, known to be the first National University of Vietnam. Your guide takes you to the Museum of Ethnology after an invigorating lunch. Here you can learn about the various demographic groups, their way of living and the different types of houses used by Vietnam’s 52 ethnic groups.

After you have visited Ngoc Son and Ba Kieu temple a guided walk through the bustling Old Quarter and sprawling Dong Xuan Market completes the sightseeing tour. Back at the hotel you meet your fellow-travellers at 5:30 pm for a short talk followed by dinner.

Hotel
You stay at a hotel which is only a couple of minutes away from Hoan Kiem Lake in the middle of the old part of Hanoi. This hotel will be the same like the first hotel of the regular tour.

Catering
Breakfast and lunch (during sightseeing tour) are included within the tour price. Dinner on Sunday is already part of the regular Vietnam tour.

Services:
• Overnight stay (incl. breakfast) in a double room at a hotel in center of Hanoi
• Guided tour through Hanoi
• Lunch as described in itinerary
• Support vehicle with air-condition
• Bottled water
• Entrance fee to museum
• English speaking tour guide

Not included in the tour price:
• Surcharge for a single room (on request)
• Drinks at the restaurant
• Meals not described in itinerary
• Visa
• Personal costs
• Tips

Base package price
120 euro per person in a double room

Additional nights in Vietnam

Should you wish to spend a day or more in Hanoi prior to our tour, we gladly help in booking additional nights for you.

As well as in Hanoi as in Ho Chi Minh City we like to recommend the hotels of our regular tour.

The Golden Silk Boutique Hotel in Hanoi

Rising over the heart of Hanoi‘s central old quarter and famous Silk Road, with a 3-minute walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, Water Puppet Theatre, St Josephs Cathedral, Night Market, Hanoi Post Office, Trang Tien Plaza shopping center etc.

The luxury and impressive designed Golden Silk Boutique Hotel features stunning views and gracious style – a remarkable luxury experience, even by Western standards with graceful Asian style. (prices on request)

In case the Golden Silk boutique hotel is fully booked we will accommodate you in an equivalent hotel in the same quarter.

The Grand Hotel in Hồ Chí Minh City

One of the oldest hotels In Hồ Chí Minh City since 1930 and completely restored in 1997, nestled in Saigon‘s scenic riverside area and within walking distance to major commercial and entertainment addresses.

Since 2012: Inside this French colonial style hotel, you will find 230 luxurious guestrooms and suites with panoramic views of Saigon River and HCMC, recreation area, Western & Asian restaurants, Rooftop Grand Cafe, Bars etc, as well as friendly and professional staff.

Each of the spacious rooms offers AC, hairdryer, snack bar, TV, coffeemaker and electric kettle, safe and WiFi. Noble bathroom are made of marble. A well-spaced wellness & spa area with outdoor pool, whirlpool and in-house coiffeur offers everything to relax.

– Double room incl. breakfast: from 55 euro per person/night
– Surcharge single room: from 40 euro/night

If you like to book one of the above mentioned hotels, please send an e-mail to: info@islandhopping.com.

Additional Module Siem Reap and Angkor Wat - 115 km/72 mi. by bicycle (4 days / 3 nights)

The extensive establishments of Angkor Wat are certainly part of the world wonders and are perfect for an extension of your Vietnam holiday. The programme consists of less difficult cycle tours; some distances covered by foot and of course mostly of sight seeing of the impressing establishment. Use the opportunity and do not miss out on Angkor Wat.

1st Day (Sun) Flight Hồ Chí Minh City – Siem Reap and bicycle tour countryside (Cycle route aprx. 30 km/18 mi.) (L, D)

Meet at Siem Reap airport in the morning, and transfer to your hotel in Siem Reap for check in. Go for a 10 km cycle tour from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat, stopping to explore the temple complex and to enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, cycle an additional 17 to 24 km on the Small Circuit between Angkor Wat and Phnom Bakeng, with stops at the Death Gate, Victory Gate, Terraces of Elephants and Leper King, and Srah Srang. Watch the sunset from Phnom Bakeng. In the evening, enjoy welcome dinner with traditional Apsara dance. Overnight in Siem Reap.

2nd Day (Mon) Siem Reap – Phnomh Kulen (Cycle route aprx. 35 km/22 mi. and 2 hours by foot) (B, L)

After breakfast a cycle tour leads us to Phomh Kulen. Along a calm dust-road we will pass different temples and monasteries before parking our bicycles on the Rattanak Tey pagoda.

From here we discover the hill Phnomh Kulen by foot. It is known as the cradle of Angkors culture. We move all the way up the hill – partly climbing stairs. On the way we places many picturesque places for breaks. Up there we enjoy a picnic close to a waterfall where we might as well take a refreshing swim. Afterwards we hike back to our bicycles and a transfer vehicle will bring us back to Siem Reap.

3rd Day (Tue) Angkor Wat by bicycle (Cycle route aprx. 50 km/31 mi.) (B, L)

Following breakfast, we start a full day of cycling to explore the temples in Siem Reap and the surrounding area. We’ll take a newly paved road 25 km to Banteay Srei and you will notice a distinct change in the scenery as you cycle through the verdant countryside. The trails today offer not only an excellent ride, but also many points of interest, and our guide will stop often to point out local temples, pagodas and villages. We will visit Kbal Spean (River of 1,000 Lingas) and a hike to the top gives a great view of the riverbed carving its way through the plains. We stop for a picnic lunch in the shade before continuing to Banteay Samre Temple. On the way back to town, a must-see is the Landmine Museum. The owner, Mr. Ra, is dedicated to clearing the Cambodian countryside of landmines and relies entirely on visitors’ donation to fund his work. Return to Siem Reap in the afternoon and overnight in town.

4th Day (Wed) Farewell (B)

Breakfast and afterwards free time until airport transfer.

lterations
On account of unpredictable weather conditions as well as organisational requirements we reserve the right to change routes.

Requirements (Level 2 – 3)
The extensive establishments of Angkor Wat are surely part of the world wonders and are perfect for an extension of your Vietnam holiday. The programme consists of less difficult cycle tours; some distances covered by foot and of course mostly of sight seeing of the impressing establishment. Use the opportunity and do not miss out on Angkor Wat.

Catering
The price includes catering as specified in the itinerary which at all stages of the journey comprises of local and regional cuisine (B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = dinner).

Prices and services for the Siem Reap package

Base tour price
640 euro per person in a double room

Included services 
• 4-day trip/ 3 overnight stays in a very good (at least 3 star) Hotel in Siem Reap
• Support vehicle with air-condition
• Catering as described in tour programme
• Guided cycle tours and hikes as described in programme
• All local conducted tours, city tours and entry fees for national park and museums
• German and english speaking tour guides
• Water and snacks/fruits during excursions
• Rental bikes
• Experienced english speaking tour guide

Not included in the base tour price
• Flight Hồ Chí Minh City – Siem Reap (one way = 190 Euro)
• Drinks
• Visa to Cambodia (30 $ at entry)
• Personal costs
• Single room / single room surcharge (300 Euro)
• Tips
• Service charge: 2% of the total invoice value. This service charge is excluded for payments via IBAN bank transfers.

If you would like to book the Siem Reap module, please make a request in your Vietnam online-booking-form.

Visa requirements
Please contact the Cambodian embassy or foreign office in your home country for exact information.

Prices & Accomplishments

Base tour price per person (in a double cabin/double room)

2,690 euro

Included services

• 15 day trip/14 nights of which 5 overnight stays on comfortable ships in air conditioned double cabins and 9 overnight stays in very good hotels (at least 3 stars ranking)
• Catering as specified in the itinerary
• Domestic flights (see description)
• Guided bicycle tours, walks and kayak tours
• All city tours and entrance charges to National Parks, museums, etc.
• English speaking guides
• Rental bikes (the bikes vary from destination to destination)
• Airport transfers on official arrival and departure day

Additional bookable services

• Single room or single room charge: 700 euro (single rooms are only guaranteed for overnight stays at the hotels, not on the boats)
• Insurance for rental bike against theft and damage: 20 euro for the whole trip (not insured: crossly negligent damages)
• Sightseeing package Hanoi incl. 1 overnight stay at a hotel incl. breakfast: 120 euro/person in a double room (itinerary & accomplishments below “extended stay”)
• Sightseeing package Siem Ream and Angkor Wat incl. 3 overnight stays at a *** hotel incl. half board: 640 euro/person (itinerary & accomplishments below “extended stay”)
• Individual airport transfers (if not on arrival and departure day): price on request

Not included in the base tour price

• Inbound flight to Hanoi and outbound flight from Ho Chi Minh City
• Drinks on board and in hotels
• Meals not described in itinerary
• Please bring a beach towel, if needed
• Valid Visa for Vietnam
• Service charge: 2% of the total invoice value. This service charge is excluded for payments via IBAN bank transfers.

Things to note

Inoculations

There are no absolutely required vaccinations for Vietnam. The institutes for tropical diseases, however, recommend a vaccination against hepatitis A and under certain circumstances also against typhoid. Since some of these vaccinations have to be boosted, you should plan enough time to get vaccinated.

A sufficient tetanus protection as well as anvaccination against polio and diphtheria (single vaccination, so-called three-way combination) should also be guaranteed.

A prophylactic malaria treatment is not absolutely necessary.

We recommend you to see your family doctor or a doctor for tropical diseases at least two months before the trip in order to get the necessary advice.

Language

Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Itinerary Changes

On account of unpredictable wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to change routes.

Requirements (Level 1 - 2)

We have rated the physical demands of the cycling as grade 1 – 2. This is based mainly on the topography which is, compared to our Mediterranean tours, rather less demanding. The hilliest stretches are the first one on Trà Bản and the bike tours on Cát Bà. All other tours are without appreciable inclines. The difficulty of cycling in Vietnam lies mainly in the climatic conditions. However, by taking your time, using sufficient sun protection and drinking enough water you can easily adjust to this conditions.
After a rainfall some routes, especially on the first cycle trip, are difficult to cycle. An alternative route may have to be used.

Helmet Use

Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet.

Children

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and with previous cycle tour experience are able to master the cycle-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.50 m (5 ft.).

Hotels

In Hanoi, on Cát Bà Island, in Huế and Hội An (Central Vietnam) and in Hồ Chí Minh City you spend the night in very good 3 – 4 star hotels.

Participants

Minimum: 10
Maximum: 20

Children

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and with previous cycle tour experience are able to master the cycle-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.50 m (5 ft.).

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
October 2017
Date Name of the trip Ship Start City End City Status Base price
 29.10-12.11VietnamVietnam Dschunken/Junks HanoiHo Chi Minh City2690
November 2017
Date Name of the trip Ship Start City End City Status Base price
 05.11-19.11VietnamVietnam Dschunken/Junks HanoiHo Chi Minh City2690
 12.11-26.11VietnamVietnam Dschunken/Junks HanoiHo Chi Minh City2690 book
 19.11-03.12VietnamVietnam Dschunken/Junks HanoiHo Chi Minh City2690 book
 26.11-10.12VietnamVietnam Dschunken/Junks HanoiHo Chi Minh City2690 book

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