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Cycle Vietnam’s Back Roads

Cycle Vietnam’s Back Roads


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Vietnam

Tour Itinerary

Cycle the bustling streets of Huế, follow the path of the famous Reunification Express by bike, take on the challenge of the Hai Van Pass, weave through rice paddies and villages on the back roads of Vietnam, relax on the beach at Nha Trang.

Are you bored of spin classes and biking the same old trails at home? The cure is Vietnam. This 14-day trip is one of Asia's classic cycling journeys, riding from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, giving you a unique viewpoint of the countryside. With thousands of kilometres of stunning beaches and beautiful coastal roads, as well as some of the freshest seafood around, this ride is an indulgent experience whether in or out of the saddle. Prepare to have your cycling legs challenged.

Day 1: Hanoi
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Accommodation: La Dolce Vita Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Hanoi/Huế
Tour Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum and explore Hanoi with some free time before boarding the Reunification Express for an overnight train journey.
Activity: Take a guided tour of the mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh's embalmed body is housed in a glass case. Continue to the Presidential Palace and visit the museum to learn about Ho Chi Minh's life and political history. Opt to visit the palace gardens. Note: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open until 11:00am and closed on Monday and Friday. Entry is dependent on what time the group arrives in Hanoi.
Free Time: Free time in the city to explore the winding streets and alleyways of this fascinating city.
Transport: Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3: Huế
Cycle through Hue and to landmarks like the Citadel and Tu Duc's tomb.
Activity: Cycle through Hue and to landmarks like the Citadel and Tu Duc's tomb.
Accommodation: Emm Hotel Hue (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Huế/Lăng Cô
Take a full day exploring the countryside to the south of Hue before continuing along the coast following the route of the Reunification Express.
Activity: Travel out of Hue and ride south along the coast past small bays on this first full day on the bikes. Cycle alongside the famous Reunification Express and enjoy a ride that is mostly flat and easy, although there are a couple of short climbs late in day. Spend the night in the beachside town of Lang Co. Relax on the beach, and enjoy a pleasant seaside afternoon. Cycling grading - moderate Terrain - mostly paved roads
Accommodation: Lang Co Beach Resort (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5: Lăng Cô/Hoi An
Cycle up and over the famous Hai Van Pass - the geographic north-south divider of Vietnam. Cycling this stretch is a great adventure. Travel to the picturesque Hoi An and enjoy the historic town.
Activity: Begin the morning with a challenging 10km (6.2 mi) uphill ride to the top of Hai Van Pass, the geographic divider of the north and south. Tackle a test of endurance on this scenic pass - the road sits ominously overlooking the ocean and the scenery is great motivation to keep going up the climb. Arrive at the top before a thrilling downhill stretch. Ride through busy Danang and on to the beautiful town of Hoi An. Hoi An was once a major trading port, and now the World Heritage-protected old town is a wonderfully preserved area. Cycling grading - challenging Terrain - many ascents and descents, paved roads, good downhill riding
Accommodation: Hoi An Silk Boutique Hotel Villa & Spa (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6: Hoi An
Take a day to relax and rest in Hoi An after a challenging day of cycling. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.
Activity: Try some of the oodles of noodles (more than 26 types!) available in the city in this tasty cooking class. Run by our G for Good partners, STREETS International, this class was developed exclusively for G Adventures. Former street youth that are part of this hospitality training program, will help you prepare and cook a number of different types of noodles. This program helps these youth practice their English, increasing their skill-set and opportunities available to them in the tourism industry. Enjoy your yummy creations while learning more about the local cuisine and this initiative which empowers street youth through skills and employment training.
Accommodation: Hoi An Silk Boutique Hotel Villa & Spa (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 7: Hoi An/Tam Kỳ
Cross the Thi Bon River by boat and continue cycling along the stunning Vietnamese coastline. The route to Tam Ky is filled with picturesque views and tall sand dunes. Overnight in Tam Ky.
Transport: Come aboard and cross the Thi Bon River by boat.
Activity: Start the day with a boat trip to cross the Thi Bon River. Continue cycling along a lovely quiet road with the coast on one side, fish farms on the other, and a sparse sandy landscape in the middle. Overnight in Tam Ky, a town that gets few visitors, but is great for getting away from the tourist regions of Vietnam. Cycling grading - easy/moderate Terrain - mostly paved roads, flat, easy cycling
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8: Tam Kỳ/Quảng Ngãi
Follow the backroads of Vietnam, passing paddy fields and villages to My Lai and the sobering Massacre Monument. Continue by bus to Quang Ngai and unwind by the coast.
Activity: Return to the coastal route and travel along mostly paved, coastal roads. Follow a back road that goes to the site of one of the many dark moments of the Vietnam War; arrive at the My Lai Massacre Memorial. The monument stands as a great anti-war statement. Then travel to Quang Ngai, another town well off the tourist route, so expect something of an oddity. Cycling grading - moderate Terrain - mostly paved, coastal roads
Accommodation: Sa Huynh Beach Resort (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9: Quảng Ngãi/Quy Nhon
Cycle south along the coast. Stop at Eo Gio beach before continuing by bus to Quy Nhon for the night.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Cycle small back roads, passing rice fields, villages, sites for salt farming, and a set of beautiful deserted beaches. Enjoy lunch at a small local restaurant before continuing on to Quy Nhon. Cycling grading: Easy. Terrain: Back roads, country paths.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Seagull Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 10: Quy Nhon/Tuy Hòa
Pedal from Quy Nhon to Tuy Hoa - the longest cycle of the trip. Follow the coastline over undulating hills all the way to the beach.
Activity: Get ready for the longest day of the ride. Time to test those legs! (Don't worry - the support vehicle will always be on hand for those who want to take a break.) Follow the stunning coastline on undulating roads that sometimes turns into a real climb. The biggest uphill of the day is at 3.5km (2 mi), but it comes early in the day. The cycle route is close to the beach - so if there is time, enjoy a swim in the afternoon. Cycling grading - challenging Terrain - mostly ascents and descents on paved roads - some tough climbs
Accommodation: Kaya Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 11: Tuy Hòa/Nha Trang
Cycle the coastal route to Vung Ro. Pass beautiful beaches, friendly villages, and thousands of waving children. Stop at Đại Lãnh beach for lunch, before hopping back in a vehicle for the drive to Nha Trang.
Activity: Enjoy a last final stretch with a beautiful day of undulating coastline riding. Take in the surrounding mountain scenery, while climbing a couple of hills - the longest being a 3.5km (2 mi) slog. Be rewarded for all the hard work with a visit to the coastal town of Nha Trang. Boasting beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, and lots of fun activities, it is the perfect place for a well-earned rest and a celebration of the end of the cycling component of the trip. Cycling grading - moderate Terrain - mostly flat, paved roads - some tough climbing
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: The Art Nest Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 12: Nha Trang
In Nha Trang, enjoy a free day to relax by the crystal-clear water and celebrate the end of the cycling journey.
Free Time: Enjoy free time by the beach to relax and take the sun, sea, and sand.
Accommodation: Diamond Nha Trang Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 13: Nha Trang/Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, where there is some time to explore Vietnam's biggest and busiest city.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Accommodation: Liberty Park View Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City
Depart at any time.
Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Meal(s): Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals Included
13 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport
Bicycle, bus, plane, train.

Inclusions
Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Cycling equipment including bicycle. All cycling routes and excursions as detailed in the itinerary. Guided tour of Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for G Adventures Tours

Travel with Confidence

Your safety, as well as the safety of employees and partners, has always been G Adventures top priority, which is why new physical distancing and cleaning measures have been put in place on all of the tours. New Travel with Confidence policy features new health and safety procedures from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, without taking away from having the time of your life. The policy will evolve as time goes on and as G Adventures continues to monitor local public health recommendations, but what won't change is the commitment to keeping you safe as you explore big, beautiful world.


Before you join us

Global Connection Officers

GCOs (the people who answer when you call us) are available 24/7 to help with any questions you have prior to your trip, so you can feel confident and safe before leaving. No matter what time of day, they're there to respond to you — even at 3AM. They'll be up to date on local regulations and restrictions and can guide you through your travel process as smoothly as possible. And if you don't feel well before travelling, there's the Book with Confidence policy that helps you reschedule your trip for when you do, which they can help you with too (terms & conditions apply). If you book flights with us and there are any changes, rest assured that the team will support you by making new arrangements on your behalf.

Smaller groups

Groups have always been small. This offers security, access, camaraderie, and a connection with your destination you won't get by travelling on bus tours or on your own. The average group size is 12, ensuring travellers can engage with each other without being squeezed together like sardines — and that was before physical distancing became a reality. Plus, if you have 8 or more friends you'd like to adventure with, you can reserve the entire trip!

My own room

If you're joining one of the small group tours on your own, good on ya! If you are a solo traveller sharing a room with someone, G Adventures will do their best to ensure they will be your roommate for the entire journey to support distancing efforts. G Adventures has 'My Own Rooms' available as an extra option for tours (pending availability), and they'll be offering more of these at more affordable prices to make it even easier to have a bit more space.


When you arrive

Chief Experience Officers

CEOs are responsible for ensuring you have the time of your life while keeping you as safe as possible. Here's how they're ready to do that:

  • They're trained in First Aid, CPR, and other safety protocols
  • They're supported 24/7 by the field staff in offices around the world who are well-equipped to handle emergencies
  • They can help you find local clinics if you're feeling sick
  • They'll receive new training to ensure they are up to date on all health and safety policies during these evolving times
  • They have extensive local knowledge to proactively help you navigate wherever you're travelling
  • Their local knowledge allows for greater flexibility when it comes to knowing the best time to visit certain highlights to avoid crowds whenever possible and suggesting the restaurants with the strictest hygiene practices or those where you can reserve your own table or room in advance
  • They'll wear face masks when necessary based on local guidelines and recommendations

You & your fellow travellers

Travellers' safety and wellbeing is G Adventures biggest concern. If you're not feeling well before your departure, G Adventures has a Book with Confidence policy that provides you with flexibility and freedom to delay leaving until you're back to 100% healthy (terms & conditions apply). If you have a fever or any other symptoms on tour, you may be required to have a doctor clear you before rejoining us. All travellers are requested to bring face coverings, whether they're buffs, face masks or bandanas (extra style points encouraged). G Adventures makes every effort to have hand sanitizer available, but recommend bringing your own.


While on tour

Planes, trains, automobiles and more

Small private transport vehicles

  • Every surface in G Adventures well-kept fleet of private vehicles will get at least one daily deep cleaning
  • Each traveller will have a daily assigned seat
  • Hand-sanitizer will be required every time you board the vehicle
  • Facial coverings will be recommended while on-board
Boats
  • Every surface will get at least one daily deep cleaning
  • High-traffic areas will receive more frequent cleaning
  • Hand-sanitizer or hand washing will be required every time you board the boat, as well as before and after meals
  • To support physical distancing, meals may have assigned seating and there will be assigned slots for activities and rooming
  • Facial coverings will be recommended and welcomed on-board
  • Your crew is trained in health and safety measures (including food handling) and all cooking staff will follow up-to-date advice from health authorities
Local transportation
  • Use of local transportation will be limited wherever possible. Please reference the Trip Details for each individual tour for specifics
  • If local transportation is used, precautions will be followed in adherence to local health and safety regulations to keep travellers safe and sound.

Where you'll be staying safe

G Adventures has always carefully selected accommodation partners for high standards and local roots. Travelling in small groups means that the stay is in smaller hotels too, with fewer guests — which means less daily contact with others outside your group in public spaces. Now G Adventures is working with accommodation partners to optimize their health, safety and cleanliness procedures, as well as creating additional measures for physical distancing. Here are some of the things G Adventures is working on to help keep you safe:

  • Daily deep cleaning and disinfecting of all surface areas inside your room with extra cleaning on light switches, door handles, TV remotes, and thermostats
  • No hotel staff will enter your room after it has been cleaned
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public restrooms and all surfaces in public areas. This might include the closure of public spaces such as gyms, bars, restaurants, and meeting rooms for periods throughout the day
  • Wherever possible, groups will stay on the lower floors to limit elevator use
  • Hotels will implement social distancing protocols in line with local regulations
This is just the beginning of commitments to keeping you sleeping safe and sound. G Adventures will continue to evolve and roll-out these and additional policies as needed.

A good & safe place to eat

G Adventures has always carefully selected food service partners and worked closely with them to ensure they are meeting health, safety, and cleanliness standards with their facilities, staff training, and food preparation and delivery. Wherever possible, G Adventures will reserve separate tables or private rooms at the restaurants visited on the trip, opt for more "al fresco" opportunities when it is possible (gotta love that fresh air!), and ensure breakfasts can be "grab and go" boxes, while avoiding family style or self-serve buffets for meals. G Adventures wants you to feel comfortable and safe as you savour every last bite.

Activities

You've always had freedom and flexibility to do your own thing on tours with optional activities and experiences. Now, you'll still have those options with added measures to keep you healthy and safe. All equipment for activities on tour, including hiking poles, camping supplies, life jackets, snorkels, etc., will be cleaned thoroughly at least once a day and disinfected between use. When travellers are responsible for putting up their own tents on camping itineraries, you will be given the supplies required to disinfect your gear. G Adventures will also do their best to make activities and highlights stops happen during non-peak hours, so you can have fun and feel safe no matter what you're doing.


Before you leave

A healthy goodbye

If you're not feeling well at the end of your tour for any reason, let your CEO know and they can help get you access to medical care and support. Because we want you to head home after a life-changing experience feeling just as good (let's be honest, way better) than when you left.

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Accommodations

Hotel (12 nts), overnight train (1 nt).

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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