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Rhiannon "I really enjoyed this tour. Cycling really gave me the chance to see the real Vietnam, not just the parts designed for tourists. my only complaint about the trip is that we didnt get enough time at some destinations due to getting in so late. it would have been great to have an extra day in Hue, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh to allow us to explore the city's at a more relaxed rate. i..."
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31 reviews
Starts
Hanoi
Destinations
+7
Ends
Ho Chi Minh City
Age Range
15 to 70 year olds
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Highlights

  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Admire the lush panorama of the Mai Chau valley
  • Take a stroll through fields of rice
  • Discover the wacky architecture of Hang Nga Crazy House
Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the bicycle tour Cycle Vietnam, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and through Hanoi, Vietnam and 8 other destinations in Vietnam. Cycle Vietnam is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • BI
    Written on June 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    incredible variety of different sceneries, landscapes and vistas. Our tour guide and the support crew were very helpful and approachable - they ensured that the bikes were in excellent condition and provided us with the necessary supplies at each "pit stop". However, the emphasis is clearly on cycling, so there is not an awful lot of time for sight seeing along the way. There were a couple of places where we would have loved to stay a bit longer. Physical rating of the tour was a bit on the low side - it was doable, but demanding, so not really suitable for non-cyclists. Having said that, there's always the option to sit out a stretch and take a ride on the support bus.
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  • T
    Written on February 5, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    I am reluctant to give an excellent award as I think it is overused by reviewers. However, in this case I have no hesitation. What makes it excellent is the level of organisation that goes on beforehand and during the tour. On a cycling tour much depends on the back-up team of the truck driver (for the bikes) the bus driver (for the riders) the mechanic who rides behind and most of all the tour guide who leads. I have met many tour guides in my time but none have come close to Dahn. Needless to say he lectures in tourism and has won an award for his tour guiding. It was his ability to deal with everything from tired bikers to chefs and waiters in local restaurants that make him special. But most of all it was his ability to bind a number of strangers into a cohesive group with his personality and sense of humour that made the tour wonderful. The standard of the bikes was very good as was the level of comfort of the hotels and the overall quality of the food. What is best of all is the backroads taken through rural landscapes, villages and small towns where most tourists do not get to see. There have been discussions about the level of fitness to enjoy the tour; the average pace was about 20-22k and if you can keep that up for an hour or two you will be fine. We were told emphatically that we had to bring our own helmets which we did at some inconvenience and loss – we donated them at the end. Others on the tour did not and they were supplied.
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  • Cycle Vietnam reviewer 3
    Written on January 20, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour well led by our leader Tiet. Disappointing to miss out on the rainforest section advertised. Program changed after booking. Highlights were home stay, Hoi An, Dalat. Food and hotel in Nimbinh were below the otherwise high standard. Tiet made the trip for us all. His personal approach, sense of humour and attention to detail was excellent. The support crew were always on hand and did an excellent job of looking after us. Biggest reccomendation cut out Nimbinh and reinstate the rainforest. A couple of rest days are a good idea especially in places like HoiAn. Loved it!
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  • Cycle Vietnam reviewer 4
    Written on March 5, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    I really enjoyed this tour. Cycling really gave me the chance to see the real Vietnam, not just the parts designed for tourists. my only complaint about the trip is that we didnt get enough time at some destinations due to getting in so late. it would have been great to have an extra day in Hue, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh to allow us to explore the city's at a more relaxed rate. it would also breaak up the riding allowing us to recover a bit more before hitting the saddle again making the riding that bit more enjoyable.
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  • A
    Written on February 10, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    Was a great trip, had a fantastic time.

  • A
    Written on January 5, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    My trip was 2 weeks of \'Cycle vietnam\'. Our guide was Vu and he was great

  • A
    Written on December 26, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an amazing holiday. I would go again in the morning if i had the chance.

  • A
    Written on December 24, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    I loved the trip. Vietnam is a beautiful resilient country and Huy went to a great deal of effort to ensure we got to see it at its best.

  • A
    Written on December 16, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Overall had a great time. Trip exceeded my expectations. Leader made the trip for me though. I don`t where Vu gets his energy, but he has lots of it and made the trip a lot of fun.

  • A
    Written on December 14, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    10/10 trip Exceeded all my expectations.

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  • Day 1: Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi
  • Day 3: Mai Chau
  • Day 4: Ninh Binh
  • Day 5: Ninh Binh - Overnight train
  • Day 6: Hue
  • Day 7: Hoi An
  • Day 8: Hoi An
  • Day 9: Quy Nhon
  • Day 10: Nha Trang
  • Day 11: Nha Trang
  • Day 12: Dalat
  • Day 13: Ke Ga
  • Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City

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    • January 1, 2017

      Would it be possible to join the tour on day 6?

      Yes you would be able to join the tour late however there wouldn't be an alteration in price for this as it is a fixed dated tour.

    • September 1, 2016

      Will bike hires be provided?

      Bike hire is not included in the trip cost. You may choose to bring your own bike or hire one in Hanoi.

    • August 1, 2016

      Do you supply the bikes?

      HIRING YOUR BIKE IN HANOI:
      Bike Hire is available from our local operator in Hanoi. Please advise your agent at the time of booking your height so that an appropriate sized frame can be organised for you. The cost will be for the whole trip and this includes the relocation of the bike back to Hanoi at the end of the trip. This is to be paid to your Group Leader.
      The bikes available for hire from our local operator are either TREK 4500, Giant Revel or Giant Rincon (for Days 2-5) and then Giant Rincon Disc (Days 6-14). Bikes have aluminum frames, 64cm wheels and off road tyres. If you wish you can bring your own seat, clips and accessories, based on fitting the above models. Alternatively, your leader can assist if you would like to purchase any accessories locally (extras are not available for hire).

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      Typhoid
      Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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      Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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      Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 3 months before travel.
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      Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 months before travel.
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      Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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      Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Vietnam. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      Japanese B encephalitis
      Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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      Location
      Hanoi is the starting point and Ho Chi Minh City is the endpoint.
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      TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 October 2017 the full payment of $2,155 is necessary.
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      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2155 for Cycle Vietnam, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 1,496 km.
      • Hanoi (Vietnam)
      • 88 km
      • Mai Chau (Vietnam)
      • 102 km
      • Ninh Binh City (Vietnam)
      • 455 km
      • Hue (Vietnam)
      • 104 km
      • Hoi An (Vietnam)
      • 252 km
      • Quy Nhon (Vietnam)
      • 172 km
      • Nha Trang (Vietnam)
      • 87 km
      • Dalat (Vietnam)
      • 237 km
      • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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