(Option 1 - Bike to Mui Ne)
You will get over 900 meters of descent on this 90+ km ride to Mui Ne as you wind through pine and jungle forested valleys into the tropical climate below. Our support vehicle takes you from Dalat to Di Linh (75 km) where we start the ride down to Mui Ne. The ride goes through small minority villages and jungle forested valleys to the beautiful beaches below. The first section of riding is through coffee plantations and forest and includes a 5 kilometer uphill climb to get you warmed up. This is followed by plenty of down hill and rolling sections. A final long downhill pass is completed before the road flattens out with a long cruise to Highway 1, where the ride ends and our vehicle transports us the rest of the way to Mui Ne (usually 30 minutes). The road is mostly paved (sealed) secondary and the support vehicle is used to transport all luggage and provisions for lunch and refreshment. The ride is also customizable in length, as the support vehicle can be used at any time by tired riders.
(Option 2 - Bike to Nha Trang)
This ride to Nha Trang starts with a 45 minute transfer 25 kilometers to the north east of Dalat on a new road and through the newest national park in Vietnam (Bidoup Nui Ba). It offers fantastic cycling in the highlands as well as down a 28 kilometer pass to the coast. The first section of the ride starts in pine forest and rolls through the hills with beautiful views of farms, countryside and Nui Ba Mountain. There is one final 3 kilometer climb to the top of the pass before some serious downhill. The 28 kilometer, uninterrupted downhill section is the longest section of continuous downhill we offer.
After reaching the bottom of the pass we have a picnic style lunch by the side of the river. Faster riders may have lunch at the top of the pass before the downhill. The section of riding after lunch offers a beautiful sampling of country living in Vietnam, passing through small villages and farms. This section of riding, although pleasant, can be challenging as the hills roll continuously. Average riding distance is 70 kilometers with an option to ride more, or less. The support vehicle can be used at any time by tired riders and is used to also transport luggage and provisions.
The 2 day ride to Mui Ne starts right from Dalat and heads east through rose farms with stunning views of Lang Bian Mountain before dropping 400 meters through a jungle forested valley. We stop at Elephant Waterfall for a quick break before continuing the ride through a spectacular section of pine hills, rice paddies and small fruit orchards and vegetable farms. Up to 80 kilometers biking is possible on day 1. Accommodation is arranged in Di Linh in a clean and comfortable, but basic guest house. The second day follows the 1 day to Mui Ne program minus the vehicle transfer. The support vehicle is available the entire trip to transport luggage as well as tired riders.
|Depart From:||109 Nguyen Van Troi Street, or we will pick you up at your hotel|
|End At:||Mui Ne or Nha trang|
|Start Time:||7:30 am|
|Finish Time:||Depends on you - How fast do you ride?|
|Duration:||1 and 2 day option (4 to 6 hours biking each day)|
|Biking Grade:||5 - Easy to Moderate|
|Transportation:||Front suspension mountain bike and A/C vehicle|
|Meals:||Fruit snack, purified drinking water, picnic lunch. (L,D,B,L on 2 day trip). Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements|
|What to Bring:||Hat, sunscreen, repellent, swimsuit (if desired), camera, toiletries|
|What is Included:||
English speaking guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, meal(s), bike, helmet, gloves and vehicle transfer.
|What is not included:||Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended|
(1 Day trip to Mui Ne or Nha Trang)
(2 Day trip to Mui Ne)