Cycling in Tra Que village

Cycle Hue And Hoi An - 4 days

Discover the highlights of Hue and Hoi An on two wheels, passing by terraced rice paddy fields, charming villages, beautiful coastline and fish farms en route. Cycling is one of the most common forms of transportation in Vietnam, so taking to the saddle yourself is definitely wonderful and authentic way to experience this fascinating country. Our Cycle Hue & Hoi An bolt-on can be added to any group tour that visits Vietnam, and will simply come into play the four days you are in Hue and Hoi An, with the rest of the tour continuing as usual.

day 1 - Upon arrival to Hue we will make our way to the hotel for check-in and a hearty breakfast in preparation for the day ahead. Gearing up we will hop on our bikes for a cycle out to the old Imperial Citadel where we’ll discover the Imperial Purple Palace, an exact copy of the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its impressive ramparts, formal moats and imperial palaces, some of which lay in ruin. We will then continue our bike ride 12 kilometres into the countryside to the eccentric Royal Tombs of the Nguyen kings. Here we’ll view the elaborate mausoleums of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. If time permits we will also cycle to Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most iconic landmarks in Hue.

Cycling details
Distance: 30 kilometres
Duration: 4 hours
Grade: Easy
Transportation: Cycling - Mountain Bike
Road: Flat dirt and paved roads

day 2 - Hue - Road of the Ocean Clouds - Hoi An. Setting out in the early morning we will take to the back roads on our bikes, cycling past rice fields, small villages, colourful markets and fish farms en route to Thuan An Beach. Here we will cycle along the coastal road, taking in Cemetery City and a village famous for its fish sauce. After three hours of cycling we will arrive at Phuoc Tuong Pass where transport will be waiting to take us to Lang Co beach for lunch and some well-earned relaxation. After lunch we will continue on to Hai Van Pass by transfer, taking in amazing views with time for a photo stop. If you’d like to continue cycling we can hop back on our bikes and follow a coastal road into Hoi An.

The charming, old-world trading port of Hoi An with it cobbled streets, traditional homes and tiny shop houses is a perfect place to lose yourself in a bygone era. Boutique restaurants, hip cafes along the waterfront, delightful craft shops and artisans including some of Asia’s best bespoke tailors (whose services come at a nominal price), all can be found here. Upon arrival we will enjoy a short walking tour through its streets and in the evening will enjoy the ambience of the town.

Cycling details
Distance: 30 kilometres (with an optional extra 40 kilometres)
Duration: 4 hours
Grade: Easy
Transportation: Cycling - Mountain Bike and transfers
Road: Flat dirt and paved roads

day 3 - A bicycle ride into the countryside, will take us to a local farm in Tra Que village. Here, we discover age old farming practices and learn about traditional medicine. It’s a hands on experience today where we’ll assist with tending the fields and gardens by raking, sowing and watering greens. Later we will cook a lunch made up of local delicacies and will enjoy our culinary masterpiece while soaking up the clean air and country views. Cycling back to Hoi An in the afternoon we will make a stop at Nhat tomb and Ba Le well. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Cycling details
Distance: 8 kilometres
Duration: 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace with photo stops
Grade: Easy
Transportation: Cycling - Road Bike
Road: Flat dirt and paved roads

day 4 - Today we will venture off the beaten track on our bikes to discover the day-to-day life of the local people here. Passing through fishing villages, shrimp farms and rice paddy fields we will make our way to Bach Dang river pier, where we’ll board a cruise of the stunning Thu Bon River. Disembarking at Duyen Hai we will continue our journey by bike on back roads through Binh Minh, Binh Dao and Binh Trieu to Tam ky town where we will stop for lunch.

Later we will take a short bus ride to the Dung Quat Oil Refinery Area, travelling over dirt tracks and paved roads through the countryside passing through charming villages en route. We will continue on to Sa Ky Fishing Port My Khe Beach and My Lai, where we’ll pay our respects at a memorial dedicated to the villagers who lost their lives here during the Vietnam War. After visiting the memorial and a museum we will head back to Hoi An by bus.

Cycling details
Distance: 30-60 kilometres (can be customised)
Duration: 4 hours
Grade: Moderate
Transportation: Cycling - Mountain Bike and transfers
Road: Flat dirt and paved roads

Additional Information

  • starts/ends: Vietnam
  • This bolt-on can be added to any of the following departure dates. By adding this bolt-on you are not forgoing any of the arrangements already included in your chosen tour, but simply travelling by bicycle during the Hue and Hoi An segment of the journey.
  • Very Vietnam & Journey to Angkor Wat: 17 October 2014, 13 December 2014, 10 January 2015, 07 February 2015 and 07 March 2015
  • Land of the Lotus Flower: 17 October 2014, 12 December 2014, 09 January 2015, 06 February 2015 and 06 March 2015
  • Inside Indochina & Vientiane to Vietnam: 06 December 2014, 03 January 2015, 31 January 2015, 28 February 2015
  • Bangkok to Angkor Wat & Bangkok to Saigon: 03 December 2014, 28 January 2015 and 25 February 2015
  • This bolt-on departs subject to a minimum of 4 persons.

What's Included

  • Accommodation, meals and sightseeing as per your chosen tour
  • 2 additional lunches
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in air-conditioned vehicle (minivan for clients and bikes for group of 1-2, or vehicle for clients and one luggage truck for groups over 3)
  • Mountain bikes for days 1, 2 and 4. Locally made road bike for leisurely riding on day 3.
  • Tour guide riding with you, Support vehicle and driver/mechanic accompanying all rides
  • Bicycle Helmet, though you may wish to bring your own
  • Spare bikes - 1-2 for use if required
  • Snacks, fruits, 2 mineral waters and towels per person per day

Applicable Prices

Dates Price/Person Single Supp.
Cycle Hue And Hoi An - 4 days All Dates USD $560 -

Available Dates

Please note that this bolt-on is only available during the following periods.

  17th Oct 2014 - 19th Oct 2014
  12th Dec 2014 - 14th Dec 2014
  9th Jan 2015 - 11th Jan 2015
  6th Feb 2015 - 8th Feb 2015
  6th Mar 2015 - 8th Mar 2015

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