The Highlands to The Coastal Biking Tour
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Destinations: Vietnam’s intriguing Central Coast is packed with cultural points of interest and scenic rides. From The historic monuments of Hoi An and Hue to The relaxing beaches of Whale Island, this adventure is a delight for everyone wishing to explore The heart of Vietnam. The starting point for this adventure is The old capital of The Ngu Yen Dynasty, Hue. The cycling begins with a ride through The Vietnamese countryside with a challenging climb over Hai Van pass where you’ll have a stunning view of The bays. Passing rural villages on quiet back roads, The peacefulness of The surroundings are in sharp contrast to our destination of My Lai, The site of one of The worst massacres of The American/Vietnam War. This trip is packed with history, culture, some superb cycling and ending at an island beach resort, this trip has it all!
Day 1: Saigon -Da lat hill station
Pick you up at Hotel and transfer to Tansonnhat airport for your flight to Dalat mountain , on arrival , you will be met our guide and learn some cycling techniques and safety procedures, next will be fitting bikes and recuperating from The flight. A welcome dinner in The restaurant at downtown for tonight. overnight in Da lat
Day 2: Dalat city and outskirts
There are plenty of back roads to explore by bike. Ride alongside The Xuan Huong Lake before turning off to pedal in The shadow of Langbian Mountain. The ride takes you past flower farms and vegetable gardens, through smaller villages and past picturesque churches and ornate cemeteries, up cobbled streets and past old colonial buildings. The terrain is undulating. stop to visit a flower farm en route and have The chance to examine coffee plantations. The trail can lead out to The area where The founder of Dalat Alexander Yersin first wanted to build Dalat, overlooking a magnificent lake surrounded by pine forests. Stay one more night in dalat. (35km cycling)
Day 3: Dalat-Jun village
Transfer The first 70km from Dalat. Start riding at The top of a mountain. The road is extremely quiet and begins to wind down through jungle with superb views of Langbian into The distance. Overnight in a long house in The middle of a lakeside village. There are many longhouses set next to The lakes all with their respective puppy dogs and collection of baby pot bellied pigs trotting around. . The longhouse is very comfortable. There are blankets and mattress and mosquito netting. There are outdoor western toilets and cold showers available. Homestay for tonight, dinner at The same house. (80km cycling)
Day 4: Jun village-Yok don national park
Heading for Buon me thuot this morning and will be reached The city at lunch time. after lunch , continue our riding to Yok don national park . The route is mainly downhill. Yok Don is a 58, 000ha wildlife reserve and is thought to be The home of several rare white elephants. Ride to Ban Don Village a harmonious multiracial village home to The Ede, Mnong, Lao, Thai and Khmer ethnic minorities. The village has a long tradition of taming The forest's elephants. One more night of homestay in a village family. (60km cycling)
Day 5:Yok don-whale island
After breakfast, we take an elephant ride through The Park, then back up to Buon Ma Thuot and onwards to The coast, start riding when The roads are traffic free and The hills loom closer. From Krong Pac ride down to The coast, The most fascinating section of The ride is experiencing The contrast between The jungle forests of The past days compared with The deforested mountains' a direct effect of The American war with Vietnam. There is a classic 10km downhill with views stretching across The plains The to The sea. At The main road, transfer a few km to Whale Island a 7km long beautiful eco friendly island resort surrounded by crystal clear seas and colourful sea life. Overnight Whale Island. (70km cycling)
Day 6:Whale island
after breakfast. today is free on your own to join activities of relaxing , snorkel swimming , go windsurfing or stroll along The nature trail circumnavigating The island. The Second night on whale island for tonight.
Day 7:Whale island-nha trang
This morning , we check out The hotel and will take a local boat for transferring back to The mainland , from here to cycle for 15 km along a beautiful peninsular road to The main highway. Cycle 60km to Nha Trang from Dai Lanh Beach. The route is picturesque as it winds along The coast for much of The way, but can be busy in parts. At very late afternoon will arrive nha trang city. check in hotel for a well earned rest and recuperation! In The evening explore Nha Trang and dine at a local restaurant. (80km cycling)
Day 8:Nha Trang-Ho Chi Minh city
Transfer to The airport for The morning flight to Saigon. Check into hotel and freshen up before a city Tour to visit The American War museum, The Presidential Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. In The evening enjoy a farewell dinner at one of Saigon's top restaurants. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Transfer to tan son nhat international airport for onward flight. end of services.
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