Day 1: Hue - Hoi An 100km cycling (L, D)
On the first day, we’ll drive by bus 18km out of Hue to the coast. There, we’ll begin riding off the beaten track for 40km along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road from Thuan An Beach to Vinh Loc. We’ll hop on a local ferry to cross an estuary of the Perfume River before re-mounting our bikes on Highway 1. Here, we will cycle the first of the day’s three hill climbs. In the evening, we’ll check into the hotel in Hoi An, enjoy dinner, and settle down for the night.
Day 2: Hoi An 50km cycling (B, L)
After a leisurely breakfast in this old trading port, we’ll take to the bikes for a ride around the city and into the villages of the surrounding countryside. We’ll briefly cycle to the quaint village of Thuan Tinh, set among rice fields and coconut groves. We’ll also stop to check out a strawberry garden and meet local villagers. The rest of the afternoon is yours to relax at the beach.
Day 3: Hoi An - Quang Ngai - Qui Nhon 50km cycling (B, L)
We’ll depart from Hoi An early in the morning and transfer to Quang Ngai. There, we’ll unload the bikes for a leisurely ride to Qui Nhon, the capital city of Binh Dinh Province. During the Vietnam War, Qui Nhon was a US-held port, supply center, and refuge for thousands fleeing heavy bombing in the countryside. We’ll stay overnight in this city.
Day 4: Qui Nhon - Nha Trang 100km cycling (B, L)
The fourth day’s ride is along on a unique little road that follows the Reunification Express Railway. Again, we’ll transfer out of town to avoid the main highway. Vietnam Bike Tours’ll start riding along a remote, but well-maintained road running alongside the tracks. Along the way, we’ll stop at Dai Lanh beach for refreshments and a dip in the sea before continuing to Nha Trang for our overnight stay.
Day 5: Nha Trang(B, L)
Following breakfast, we’ll drive to Nha Trang Pier for an authentic seacoast experience. We’ll take a morning boat trip; first, to the wondrous aquarium and then to Hon Mun Island.