Cycling Vietnam - Premium Adventure

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Awaken your senses as you ride from lively Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, in the south to the alluring capital of Hanoi in the north. Cycle on paved roads through colourful fishing villages, folding rice terraces and jungle-cloaked mountains on this expertly guided two-week premium cycling adventure. White sandy beaches also await, with time to unwind and...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level


    • Two nights to relax and indulge at an island paradise at MerPerle Hon Tam Resort
    • Cycle through the most epic landscapes in Vietnam, including the exhilarating Hai Van Pass
    • Explore the trading town of Hoi An
    • Spend one night aboard a Syrena Cruise in Ha Long Bay; enjoy sunset drinks on deck
    • Taste the much-venerated cuisine of Vietnam from north to south; many meals are included

What's this trip about?

    Awaken your senses as you ride from lively Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, in the south to the alluring capital of Hanoi in the north. Cycle on paved roads through colourful fishing villages, folding rice terraces and jungle-cloaked mountains on this expertly guided two-week premium cycling adventure. White sandy beaches also await, with time to unwind and recharge on a tropical island at the tranquil MerPerle Hon Tam Resort. Continue to the ancient trading port of Hoi An, home to temples and unique architecture, and delve into the peacefulness of rural Vietnam before ascending the thrilling Hai Van Pass, riding along twisting coastal roads that lead to remarkable views before finally experiencing the limestone cliffs of Ha Long Bay as you enjoy sunset drinks on a traditional yet luxurious boat.Discover Vietnam from south to north by bike, while staying in handpicked premium accommodation


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityHo Chi Minh City
End CityHanoi

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Asia
  • Vietnam


  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Hoi An
  • Hue
  • Saigon


  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts, nine lunches and seven dinners
    • All accommodation
    • Tips for local staff
    • Named tour leader, chosen for their experience and great customer feedback
    • All transport and listed activities
    • Free arrival and departure transfers for everyone
    • Local bike hire

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Travel Map

Day 1 Start Ho Chi Minh City; welcome dinner in the evening

Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting, absorbing destination, where bicycles battle with lorries and temples stand alongside modern developments. Devastated by the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh City is now a bustling free-market city where anything goes. The Ben Thanh market and...

Day 2 Transfer out of the city; cycle to the Cu Chi tunnels

This morning we drive out of the city, before riding to the Cu Chi tunnels. This offers a great introduction to cycling in Vietnam and a chance to tune the bikes. The tunnels were Viet Cong sanctuaries, used by the guerrillas as living quarters and escape routes. The ...

Day 3 Cycle towards the coast and drive to Mui Ne

After an early breakfast, we head out of Ho Chi Minh City by bus and then cycle towards the coast. We hit the backroads and head through tropical fruit and rubber plantations, passing fishing villages as we make our way closer to the coast, finishing our ride in time ...

Day 4 Cycle to Dalat in the Central Highlands

We cycle towards Dalat; the route is undulating with occasional climbs. Along the way, we pass coffee and tea plantations, flower gardens and pine forests as we reach higher altitude. We rejoin the bus before the road climbs steeply to the mountain town of Dalat. We s...

Day 5 Cycle through Bidoup Ba National Park to the coast and a short boat transfer to MerPerle Hon Tam Resort

Today's ride is predominantly undulating and approximately 18.5mi (30km) downhill through pine forests and paddy fields as we descend nearly 4,920ft (1,500m) travelling through the Bidoup Ba National Park. This area is home to rare pine forests plus villages inhabited...

Day 6 Half-day cruise around islands with seafood lunch and snorkelling; unwind at MerPerle Hon Tam Resort

Having a rest from the bikes today, we can relax and unwind. We will join a boat trip in the morning for snorkelling and swimming in the turquoise sea before a seafood lunch. Returning to the resort, the afternoon and evening is then free for you to relax and enjoy the world-class service and facilities at the resort. Premium accommodation: MerPerle Hon Tam Resort, Hon Tam Island (five-star)

Day 7 Coastal ride to Quy Nhon

We set off early, taking a short boat transfer from Hon Tam Island back to the mainland. We then transfer through Dai Lanh and Ca Pass before setting off on our bikes at Vung Ro Bay, where we ride along the coast to Tuy Hoa and O Loan Lagoon to Chi Thanh. In Chi Thanh...

Day 8 Further coastal ride stopping en route at dunes; then transfer to Hoi An

Leaving Quy Nhon, we travel through a new economic zone over the Thi Nai Peninsula and Nhon Hoi Bridge, the longest sea bridge in Vietnam. The coastline features secluded bays, dunes and beaches with colourful fishing boats bobbing on the Eastern Sea. We cycle to Phu ...

Day 9 Sightseeing in Hoi An; free afternoon

This morning we take a guided walking tour of Hoi An to explore some of the structures of historical significance in the Old Town, including bridges, temples, wells and houses. Alternatively, you can cycle the 3mi (5km) to the lovely Cua Dai beach or Marble Mountains,...

Day 10 Ride over the exhilarating Hai Van Pass; cycle and drive on to Hue

Today we turn north again for the drive/cycle to Hue. The route traverses the spectacular Hai Van Pass – the Pass of the Ocean Clouds. The views are stunning. Those who prefer to avoid the 1,900ft (580m) climb can always take a lift in the support vehicle. It will all...

Day 11 Explore Hue and surroundings by bike and boat; overnight train to Hanoi

Hue is often named the cultural and historic centre of Vietnam. We take a guided tour of the city and surrounding tombs – the most memorable site is the citadel, which has 6mi (9.5km) long walls: inside are the palaces and halls of the Mandarins, and the remains of th...

Day 12 Arrive Hanoi; drive to Ha Long Bay; cruise followed by sundowners on deck; overnight on a Syrena Cruise

We usually arrive in Hanoi in the early morning and stop for a local breakfast of pho and a chance to taste delicious Hanoi coffee (while also stretching our legs) before we are met by our bus for an approximate four-hour drive to Ha Long Bay. This is one of the most ...

Day 13 Continue cruise; visit Ha Long Women's Association then return to Hanoi for a farewell dinner

We continue our Ha Long Bay cruise this morning before returning to port. Your leader will then introduce the group to the Ha Long Women's Association in the Hon Gai township, a local sustainable initiative committed to cleaning waste in Ha Long Bay and upcycling usab...

Day 14 End Hanoi

The tour ends this morning in Hanoi after breakfast. If you'd like to extend your stay and discover more of this charming city, please enquire with your sales representative about additional accommodation after your tour.

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.

Exodus started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries. That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – so no-one is better placed to create tours that appeal to a wide range of specialist interests.

Their care in putting all the details in place really shines through too. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are a sign of our commitment to providing a holiday where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why we remain one of the leading worldwide adventure tour companies. It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2013, 93% of our clients stated that their leader exceeded their expectations. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.

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What's excluded

    • Tip for the tour leader
    • Travel insurance
    • Single accommodation (available on request – hotel nights only)
    • Visa or vaccinations
    • E-bike hire


,Unwind at the end of each day in our expertly curated, handpicked accommodation on this Premium Adventure. Each property has been chosen for its location, comfort, style, and unique characteristics. The Odys Boutique Hotel (four-star), Ho Chi Minh City. Two nights. Featuring the Sky Lounge, a rooftop bar offering panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh City Tastefully designed rooms combining Vietnamese and European aesthetics In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, close to many key attractions Enjoy a massage or treatment at the Nu Spa MerPerle Hon Tam Resort (five-star), Hon Tam Island. Two nights. On Hon Tam Island, a 10-minute boat ride from Nha Trang Five-star resort with a private beach, beautiful scenery and gardens Spacious and carefully designed rooms with nature and tranquillity in mind Large outdoor pool and pool bar Relax and indulge at the MerPerle Hon Tam Spa Hoi An Blue Sky Boutique Hotel & Spa (four-star), Hoi An. Two nights. This modern boutique hotel has a rooftop bar Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and day spa Spacious rooms decorated with attention to comfort in mind Syrena Cruises, Ha Long Bay. One night. A 34-cabin ship built with traditional Vietnamese hardwood Featuring deluxe cabins that are well appointed, using light materials and clear windows to ensure cabins are bright and airy Enjoy a delicious meal at the Lotus Restaurant; serving modern and traditional dishes Have a drink at the sundeck bar; a prime spot for sunset and soaking up the bay atmosphere Please note, groups will be joining a Syrena Cruise that may have other guests on board at the same time Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture Hanoi (four-star), Hanoi. One night. A modern, elegant boutique hotel with stylish guestrooms Rooftop pool and bar with panoramic views of Hanoi Conveniently close to the old quarter and West Lake The accommodation shown has been booked and agreed in advance; however, we may need to make changes to a property of similar or higher standard after you have booked. We endeavour to inform you of any changes in advance, which could, on rare occasions, be at late notice. Overnight sleeper train To travel from Hue to Hanoi, we spend the night on a comfortable sleeper train. Despite being first class, it is still quite basic. You will be in a four-berth cabin with bedding provided, although you may prefer to bring your own sleeping sheet. On occasion, passengers of different genders will be required to share a compartment and there will be occasions where you’ll be sharing with people outside your group. Most trains have a dining carriage, but people generally stock up on snacks before the journey. Additional accommodation You can book additional nights before or after the tour, subject to availability – please enquire for details and prices. Single accommodation Single supplements are available (on request) and only available for 11 nights of the trip (hotel nights only – not available for the one night on the boat in Ha Long Bay or the one night on the overnight train from Hue to Hanoi). Please advise your sales representative at the time of booking if you would like a single supplement.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

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Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
Visa requirements
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Meals Included
All breakfasts, nine lunches and seven dinners are included. Thanks to the tropical climate, the long coast and the gigantic range of mountains, Vietnam is blessed with a large variety of culinary offerings – maintaining a reputation as one of the healthiest, most delicious cuisines in the world. Vietnamese food relies on fresh fish, vegetables, rice and a myriad of verdant herbs and spices; lemongrass, ginger, basil and lime all play an important role in the cuisine. The Chinese and French influence is felt throughout the country, where you are just as likely to be offered banh mi (stuffed baguette) as you are a steaming bowl of pho (noodle soup). Each dish is prepared with the Asian principle of Wu Xing (five elements) in mind; meaning the perfect combination of spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet is the aim. Be sure to also seek out the national beverages. Vietnamese coffee is served iced and sweet with condensed milk, a real sugar and caffeine hit, and beer hoi (local beer, brewed daily) is served on most street corners in the north out of large plastic jugs perfect for sharing. Food is cheap and you can generally avoid the spicier dishes if you wish. Western food is readily available almost everywhere. Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in Southeast Asia the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets (eg gluten-free or dairy-free) is minimal or non-existent and we strongly recommend you bring these specialised dietary items from home. You may find it beneficial to bring some cycling snacks with you from home if you have energy bars or gels you like to use during a ride. For those who wish to contribute, a kitty is normally arranged – fresh fruit, nuts, biscuits and local snacks are all provided from the snacking kitty along with homemade lemonade if the season is right.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
11 nights in premium accommodation including one night on a handcrafted boat on Ha Long Bay, one night overnight sleeper train Nine days of cycling (including one optional ride) with 90 percent vehicle support. Roads nearly all well paved A generally flat route with some undulation with the exception of Dalat and the Hai Van Pass Travel by private air-conditioned minibus; one overnight sleeper train Group normally 4 to 16, plus local leader E-bikes available for an additional cost
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