Bike between two of Vietnam’s most impressive and internationally recognized World Heritage sites. This beautiful ride takes you along China Coast, over the spectacular Hai Van pass, and meanders through small fishing villages, lagoons, rice paddies and forests. There are both 1 and 2 day options available.
Day 1 (50 km biking)
Our vehicle picks you up at your hotel in Hoi An for a short 30 minute transfer to Thuan Phuoc bridge, where we start our ride. The initial section is flat for 15 kilometers and gives you a chance to warm up before the 10 kilometer climb to the top of Hai Van pass. This pass is 500 meters high and its name translates as “Pass of the Ocean Clouds”. The pass is part of the Annamite Mountain Range and is considered one of the most beautiful in the country.
After a brief rest at the top our hard work is rewarded by a fantastic 10 kilometer section of downhill riding to Lang Co beach. Ride at a moderate pace so you can enjoy the fantastic views of the lagoon from above.
At the base of the pass we stop for a pic nic lunch of sandwhiches, fresh fruits, veggies and baked goods. After lunch the ride is pleasant and flat for 15 kilometers as we skirt the rim of Lang Co Lagoon on our way into town. After we check into the hotel the remainder of the afternoon is free to rest and enjoy a swim in the Ocean.
Day 2 (62 km biking)
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel. A short 20 minute transfer takes us from Lang Co to the bottom of Phuoc Tuong pass where we start riding. This section of riding rolls through small hills, villages, and cajuput forest for about 10 kilometers.
We continue riding through small beach villages with the road totally covered by bamboo and casuarina forest, sheltering our ride from the heat.
We stop briefly at the Ghost City where traditional customs of the local people of Central Vietnam are played out. We continue riding for about 5km to Truong Ha Bridge where we turn onto a backcountry road that passes through rural villages, rice paddy fields, rivers and bamboo forests. We stop at Thanh Toan Coverded Bridge where you can take a break to take pictures, meet local people, see temples, schools and a local market. And finally we complete the last 7 km biking portion of our trip with a ride across a huge rice paddy to Hue. We also offer an optional additional day biking around Hue to some of the major sites of interest. Inquire for details.
On this ride, after a vehicle pick up at your hotel, we transfer to about 2 kilometers from the start of Hai Van pass. This gives you a brief warm up before the climb. It also allows us to add some spectacular kilometers of biking after the pass by shortening the start from the 2 day ride.
After summiting the pass and riding down the other side we take a brief vehicle transfer (30 minutes) to Phuoc Tuong pass. From here we head off on backroads by bike through small villages to Tu Hien bridge where we stop for lunch.
After lunch we continue biking on mostly flat terrain through beach villages and bamboo forest.
The final section of the ride takes us along the coast through villages to Thanh Toan Covered Bridge and through scenic paddy fields. We end the ride near Hue or at your hotel in Hue.
Because this ride is quite long, we make sure that it is also customizable in distance. We know the best sections to ride, and if you let us know your fitness level, we make sure that no matter how far you are able to bike, you will be exposed to only the best sections of biking on this fabulous route.
|Depart From:||Hoi An/Danang or Hue|
|End At:||Hue or Hoi An/Da Nang|
|Start Time:||7:30 am from Hoi An and 8:30 am from Hue|
|Finish Time:||Typically 3:30pm or 4:00pm depending on the riders|
|Duration:||at least 5 hours long per day|
|Activities:||Mountain Biking, local sights and temple visit|
|Activity Grade:||5 - Easy but long if the whole distance is biked|
|Transportation:||High-end Mountain Bike, A/C vehicle|
Picnic lunch, purified drinking water. Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements.
|What to Bring:||
Sunscreen, camera, sport shoes. Sandals are not recommended.
|What is included:||
English speaking guide, entrance tickets, first aid kit, helmet, high-end mountain bike and gloves, picnic lunch and drinking water.
|What is not included:||
Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended.
(1 Day trip)
(2 Day trip)