Cycle iconic sandy-white beaches framed by coconut palms, with the sails of junks and sampans floating on the emerald green horizon of the South China Sea. The narrowest section of this unconditionally friendly country holds an incredible number of sights to feast your eyes on, making the ride worth all the effort involved.
Tackle the twists and turns of the Hai Van Pass and reward yourself with a view of the Marble Mountains, a haunting spot created by a cluster of 5 elemental rocks. Bike past the paddy fields of Hoi An to encounter scenes of Vietnamese rural life. Planting and harvesting techniques passed down through generations that are nearly as old as the Truong Son peaks of the area flowing down into the sea.
Remote, scenic backroads snake us through tribal and Viet villages before throwing us out onto the Hon Gom peninsular road. Here, the dazzling shore is broken up by wild sand dunes and beautiful rocky promontories jutting out into the water. And get away from it all to unwind and enjoy the seclusion of Whale Island for a well-deserved rest at journey’s end.
Meet in Hue, the old capital of the Ngu Yen Dynasty.
From Hue, we follow the coast as we ride on roads shaded by coconut palms and dunes scattered with mini mausoleums, pagodas, and war memorials. Overnight at resort on Lang Co Beach.
Climb Hai Van Pass for superb views of the bay and ride downhill to Danang for lunch. Cycle to China Beach and then on country roads to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An.
From Hoi An, we ride on country backroads past paddy fields to visit My Son, the ancient centre of the Cham civilisation, returning to Hoi An early in the afternoon.
We transfer from Hoi An to Quang Ngai where we ride to My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the American War, and then through the Vietnamese countryside.
We journey to Qui Nhon and cycle a loop to Ba To Town, riding on quiet backroads where people are unaccustomed to the sight of western cyclists.
Ride from Dieu Tri along a remote but well surfaced road. The terrain is gently rolling, with beautiful views of the highland foothills. Transfer to avoid the highway to our hotel in Tuy Hoa.
On our last cycle, we soon have mountains on both sides as we ride through a network of lush rice fields in the valley. We ride to the Hon Gom Peninsula and take a boat to Whale Island.
Today is free to relax on the beach, snorkel, or scuba dive.
We transfer back to the mainland and then onto Nha Trang for onward connections.