6 days cycling trip
This 6 day adventure takes you by bicycle from the central highland hill station of Dalat to the World Heritage site of Hoi An. This unique journey is a fantastic way to the see country by bike in an ideal climate for biking. The itinerary can be done in reverse as well, for those starting in Hoi An and venturing down from the north.
(Dalat - Lak Lake - Buon Me Thuot - Pleiku - Ngoc Hoi (Ho Chi Minh Trail) - Phuoc Son - Hoi An)
Day 1 - DALAT TO LAK LAKE (150 kilometers)
•7:00 am pick up at your hotel and departure to start off the ride (20 minutes outside of Dalat).
•Fantastic riding section of about 17 kilometers downhill to Tanung. Flat to rolling hills after this and you will see coffee and vegetable farms, cricket and weasel farms, rice wine and mushroom making, a traditional silk center, Elephant falls and Linh An pagoda with “a big happy buddha” on your bike.
•Transfer by vehicle (or ride part ways) to the top ofPhuSonPassfor lunch time.
•Bike down PhuSon Pass to Lak Lake with jungle forest, minority village, local farms and panoramic view of Lak lake in the distance on your way. We stay overnight in hotel near Lak lake.
Day 2 - LAK LAKE TO BUON MA THUAT (50 kilometers)
•After breakfast head out to visit one of the old summer retreats of Emperor Bao Dai and lak lake scenery.
.Some light trekking is possible from Jun minority village, Elephant riding and take boat trip remotely to the village on the far side of Lak lake are avaiable here.
•And then we bike to Buon Me Thuot about 50km (mostly flat) for lunch. After lunch and rest, you continue biking to DraySap and Gia Long waterfalls. One of the most beautiful falls in the central highland of Viet Nam, swimming is available here.
•Arrive back to Buon Me Thuot around 5 pm. Evening free to explore the city.
Day 3 - BUON MA THUAT TO BLEIYKU (200 kilometers)
•Short transfer (about 30 minutes) out of Buon Me Thuot before biking.
•This day is particularly long with 110 km of biking through a fairly flat terrain of coffee and rubber tree plantations, transport vehicle available for those wishing to bike a shorter distance.
•The road wanders over rolling hills through fantastic sections of pine forest. A superb biking day.
•Picnic style lunch will be taken on the way.
•Stay overnight in hotel in heart of Pleiku town.
Day 4 - PLEIKU TO NGOC HOI (130 kilometers)
•Leisurely breakfast at the hotel and a later start to the day.
•Departure by bike from the hotel at around 8:00 or 8:30 am.
•Visit a "SeaLake" on the way.
•Visit a local minority village (Ba Na), a scenic suspension bridge (290m) and a traditional wooden church. Then, continue visiting Russian Tanks and Charlie Hill.
•Lunch in Kontum.
•In the afternoon, keep biking about 69 km thru rolling hills to hotel in Ngoc Hoi.
•The evening is free to explore the town.
Day 5 - NGOC HOI TO PHUOC SON (120 kilometers)
•Breakfast at the hotel and an early departure at 7:00 am.
•This is the best riding day of the trip with a fantastic 80 kilometer section of deep jungle forest on both sides of the road. The ride is also very hilly and runs along the border of Ngoc Linh National Park and Ngoc Linh Mtn. (2400 meters) through the Truong Son mountain range.
•This is also the day that we travel along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail.
•The Ba Na and Sedang minorities reside in this jungle area.
•Lunch along the way at a local restaurant.
•Vehicle transfer in the afternoon the rest of the way to Phuoc Son with an estimated arrival at 5:00 pm.
•Dinner will be organized in Phuoc Son with an overnight stay in a comfortable local guest house.
Day 6 - PHUOC SON TO HOI AN (130 kilometres)
•7:00 am breakfast at the hotel.
•8:00 am departure with 60 km biking through more great sections of jungle, nice landscapes and waterfalls.
•Picnic style lunch on the way.
•After lunch, continue by vehicle to Hoi An World Heritage Site (approx. 70 km) with an estimated arrival at 3:00 pm.
Note: We also organize the trip start from Hoi An to Dalat or drop you somewhere at central highland.
Price: $ 520
At a Glance
|Depart From:||45 Truong Cong Dinh.
|End At:||Hoi An World Heritage Site.|
|Start Time:||7:30 am|
|Finish Time:||Depends on you - How fast do you ride?|
|Duration:||6 days (4 to 6 hours biking each day).|
|Activities:||Biking, trekking, sight seeing and swimming.|
|Biking Grade:||5 - Easy to Moderate|
|Transportation:||Front suspension mountain bike and A/C vehicle.|
|Meals:||Fruit snack, purified drinking water, picnic lunch, hot meals in local restaurants with mostly Vietnamese food (rice, vegetables, meat). Simple but good. Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements.|
|What to Bring:||Hat, sunscreen, repellent, swimsuit (if desired), camera, toiletries|
|What is Included:||English speaking guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, mountain bike, helmet and gloves, vehicle and driver, all activities lited above, hotel accomodation for 5 nights, drinking water throughout the trip and all meals except for 2 free nights in Buon Me Thuot and Ngoc Hoi.|
|What is not Included:||Soft drinks, hard alcohol and beer. Individual international medical insurance (should be purchased before arrival in Vietnam).|