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Ride Overview

Ultimate Vietnam

  • Arrival
  • 1/8/2022
  • Departure
  • 1/25/2022
  • Ride Coordinator
  • Warner Griswold
  • Tour Company
  • Spice Roads
  • Starting Location
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finishing Location
  • Saigon, Vietnam
  • Estimated Cost †
  • $5250
  • Deposit
  • $2000
  • Number of Riders
  • 2 (min. 17 /max. 24)
  • Space Available
  • 20
  • No. of Pending Riders
  • 2

Ride Rating

3B  Warning - Read the Description Carefully

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† Explanation of BAC Ride Fee – This fee is not included in the Estimated Cost and is non-refundable once submitted. The Ride Fee for US and Canada is $50 and $100 for all other countries, both are per participant.

and you can request to participate in this ride.

Ride Coordinator Comments

a) “All participants must be fully vaccinated including booster shots if applicable and be prepared to present vaccination documentation for viewing by Ride Leader if requested”; "Spice Roads will provide a 15% discount on bike rental costs if renting bikes for both the Bangkok to Phuket ride and this ride."

Ride Description

The Ride: One of the most popular destinations in Asia, Vietnam abounds with natural and cultural splendours that are second to none in the region. Bold, bustling, and vibrant. Vietnam offers an adventure of all kinds, from within its cities to its scenic and ever-changing countryside, engaging and inviting locals, surprisingly sophisticated cuisine, and beautiful views around nearly every bend that make Vietnam one of the most rewarding cycling destinations in Southeast Asia.

This epic bicycle tour showcases all aspects of Vietnam; from the poignant aspects of its war-torn history to its fragrant and unforgettable cuisine! Cycle through beautiful wetlands, backed by jagged peaks, capture an unforgettable snapshot of Vietnam’s shoreline and explore a side of Vietnam unseen by most.

Our Vietnam adventure kicks off in the charming and culturally rich Hanoi.  We begin our adventure on Saturday January 8th, 2022 with transfers from the airport (HAN) to the Chi Boutique Hotel (https://www.thechihotel.com/).  To recover from our 20+ hour journey, January 9th is a free day to put your bikes together and visit the city followed by our first Happy Hour and welcome dinner, which is in a charming heritage restaurant in the city.

Riding starts the next morning (January 10th) after a transfer out of Hanoi, on our way to Mai Chau. Enjoy the spectacular backdrop of mountains as we come into Mai Chau valley, the perfect place to experience Vietnam's village life. We also explore the Cuc Phuong national park, rich with native flora and fauna.

We have a rest from our bikes as we head to the Gulf of Tonkin and we cruise through the fantastic limestone scenery of Lan Ha Bay. We'll overnight aboard our boat in the calm waters of the bay, surrounded by thousands of limestone islands – this makes for magical evenings on-board.

After our few nights on-board, it is back to dry land and we head down to Hue by plane from Hanoi. Hue has a fascinating history as a former capital and home to the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty and we check out all the major sites by bike and boat.

We then head to Hoi An, a charming, very well preserved, fishing port dating back to the 15th century and also the gateway to some of Vietnam’s best beaches. Along this central part of Vietnam, we will visit Myson, the centre of the Cham civilisation. Riding along the coast we will visit many white sandy beaches including the famous Nha Trang. We end our tour of Vietnam with a ride to the Cu Chi tunnels, the supply lines for the North Vietnamese army that played a pivotal part in the Vietnam War. We have a farewell dinner in the centre of this engaging and energetic city.

Our journey ends on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 in Saigon with a transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN).

See the daily itinerary below at the end of the ride description.

Ride Rating - 3B: We'll cycle 859 km/535 miles in 13 cycling days. The longest day is approximately 100 km/62.5 miles, the shortest is 28 km/17 miles (Day 6 and 16). The total ascent is approximately 19,654 ft. or an average of 1,512 feet (Day 3 & 14 exceed the “3” rating with 4,340 ft & 3,264 ft respectively), and mileage averages 41 miles per day.  The support vehicle(s) are always available to assist if needed.

As with most BAC tours, this is a tour for independent experienced cyclists.  For those riders who have not experienced a Commercially Assisted Tour (CAT) with Spice Roads, we do not ride together but we do ride within a “Bubble”, which amounts to all the riders plus 2-3 Spice Roads riders riding along with their support vans following and leading the group.  The vans are primarily luggage transport vehicles but will be available, as needed, for those with injuries or illnesses.  Riders should arrive for the tour in sufficient physical condition to ride the distance and elevation set for each day. 

Spice Roads provides GPS tracks for all routes, but it is up to you to know how to use your GPS device before the trip begins.  Ride with GPS links will also be provided for all routes, which can be downloaded to smartphones and bike computers.

Bringing your bike:  For riders bringing their bicycles, your bikes boxes will be transferred to the last hotel. If you bring your bike, equip it with 28cc tires or larger and please make sure your bike is in good mechanical order with all parts necessary to maintain it throughout the ride. Hybrid bikes work well, and tandems are welcome. The cycle guides are trained in basic bike mechanics and first aid. 

Rental Bikes: Spice Roads Cycling offers Trek X Caliber Mountain bike or similar available for $ 295 rental charge. Trek Domane Road bike rentals in the south and Giant Any road in the north, available for $ 450 rental charge. E-Bike upon request at $590.  E-Bikes are pedal assist and the assist can be adjusted on the fly; the speed is limited to a max of 20 mph. You should also consider bringing your clipless pedals, shoes, cleats and helmet.

You will deal directly with Spice Roads for your bike rental by emailing Spice Roads at suwalee@spiceroads.com. For bikes see -https://www.spiceroads.com/tour_info/bikes

Weather:  Temperatures in Hanoi are cooler, averaging 68° for highs to 57° for lows with humidity of 73%. Saigon’s temperatures are 89° for highs and 72° for lows with 66% humidity.

Lodging and meals: The tour provides for 17 nights lodging, with accommodation ranging from traditional and charming hotels to deluxe properties. Accommodations are included from arrival on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 until departure on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022.

The tour also provides for 16 breakfasts, 15 dinners, and 15 lunches. For dinners on your own, you are free to eat at the hotel, or if convenient, at a nearby restaurant. Drinks and snacks will be provided during the riding day. We will have 14 happy hours (Each Happy Hour based on ½ bottle of wine or 2 bottles of beer, or 2 premium fruit juice, or 1 cocktail per person). Any additional drinks with dinner are on your own.  Happy hour will include information provided by our guides about the next day’s route, historical and cultural information, and points of interest along the route, in addition to socializing opportunities.

LOGISTICS:  Use an airline search engine to find the flights, which would lead you to Hanoi (HAN Airport code) (Noi Bai) International airport with an arrival date of January 8, 2022.  Those of you living on the East coast may want to fly east to Hanoi.  You will be picked up and transported to the hotel. No worries about arriving early because the next day is a free day to relax and put your bikes together and see the city followed by our first Happy Hour and group dinner. Our tour ends after breakfast on January 25. Spice Roads will provide transportation to the Saigon (SGN) airport the last day of the tour.  If you wish to spend an extra night in Hanoi or Saigon, the hotel costs are $100 or $125 respectively.

COST & ADMINSTRATION:  The tour cost is $5,250.  The budget in the Ride Leader Docs outlines the following per-person expenses: (1) $4,950 for the tour company; (2) $50 for tips, which provides a base amount allowing you to augment this to recognize good service and support at the end of the tour; (3) $87 for contingencies; (4) $6 administrative fees; (5) $157.50 for credit card fees; (6) ride leadership fees are included in the $4,950 ride fee.

At the end of the tour, riders will receive a refund of any remaining unexpended money in the budget.  The price does not include airfare, bike or helmet, alcoholic drinks except with Happy Hour, other beverages during meals, tips for hotel porters or boat crew, visa fees, or travel insurance.

REGISTRATION: The estimated cost of this bike tour is $5,250 plus the $100 BAC registration fee.  Register by clicking on the Sign Up link above the Ride Description.  After the Ride Director has accepted your application, you will be moved from the Wait List to the Pending List.  At this time you will receive an email notification to login to the BAC website to sign the release of liability form and pay the non-refundable BAC ride registration fee of $100 and the initial tour deposit of $2,000.00 by credit card.  As soon as your deposit has been processed, your name(s) will be added to the Participant List.  To contact the Ride Leader, "click" the name at the top of this Ride Description. Warner’s phone number is 775-843-3960.  The second payment of $1,625 is due July 1, 2021, and the final payment of $1,625 is due October 1, 2021.

BAC and Spice Roads strongly recommend that members have trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage or insurance. BAC provides insurance for accidents and illness, which you should carefully read to determine its coverage and limitations. 

SINGLES & SOLOS POLICY:  We welcome singles and will make every effort to help them find a roommate. If space allows, a limited number of solo rooms may be available. It is recommended that singles that want a roommate try to find their own.  A single who desires their own room must pay the single supplement of $1,150, which is payable directly to BAC by check with the ride name noted on the check. The BAC office address is: P.O. Box 23998, San Diego, CA 92193.  If a single pays the supplement, they may continue to seek a roommate, but must plan to participate without a roommate if necessary.  The Ride Leader will assist by attempting to match singles who apply for the ride.

Cancellation policy:  The BAC ride registration and payment processing fees are not refundable unless the entire tour is cancelled due to participation below stated minimum requirements. Refunds of tour payments will depend upon whether a replacement rider signs up, and on costs that can be recouped. The amount refunded will be based on the principle that the tour's remaining participants will not incur any additional cost as a result of cancellations.  If the cancelling participant is replaced, a refund will be made at that time. If the cancelling participant can't be replaced, any refund will be determined after the ride and final expense report are completed. If a single participant cancels and another roommate cannot be found, in addition to other costs that cannot be recouped the cancelling roommate may also be liable for the single supplement fee of the roommate remaining on the tour.   In addition, the following cancellation policy of Spice Roads, which outlines the time period and the percentages which is non-refundable, applies:  (1) February 28, 2021 – October 9, 2021 - administrative expenses*; October 10, 2021 - November 23, 2021 – 30% of tour costs ($1,485): November 24, 2021 – December 23, 2021 – 70% of tour costs ($3,465); After December 24, 2021 100% of tour costs ($4,950). The tour cost is the charge per participant by Spice Roads, which is $4950.  These percentages will be applied to the Spice Roads tour costs, not the total cost of $5,250.  

*Bank fees and any tour costs incurred by the company a result of the cancellation.                     

RIDE PARTICIPATION RESPONSIBILITY: If you’re new to BAC bike tours, you should know that we expect our participants to be competent cyclists who can provide much of their own support while on the tour.  Participants are expected to come to the ride well trained, in good health and ready to accomplish the required daily riding using well-maintained bicycles.  All participants should accept responsibility for a safe and enjoyable tour.  Please be sure to read the ride description carefully, respond promptly to calls for payments and emails from the ride leader.   Please remember Ride Leaders are volunteers, and we ask that participants respect their decisions.  Please keep the Ride Leader informed of any special request you might have and respect the Ride Leader's decisions.

Before participating in any BAC tour, members should review their medical coverage and assess whether what you have is sufficient. If it isn’t, you should purchase additional travel medical coverage. BAC maintains a policy that provides coverage for expenses related to medical emergencies and repatriation when members are on tours outside the US and their home country. The policy ceases to be applicable if a member makes a personal deviation (e.g., makes a side trip not related to the planned BAC tour), has limits on expenses covered for family members and only applies for 45 days following departure from home. The policy maintained by BAC DOES NOT COVER costs associated with self-quarantines that may be government mandated. Members should also ensure that vaccinations are up to date (e.g., annual influenza, tetanus, etc.). If travelling outside your home country you may wish to consult with a travel physician or nurse to ensure that the appropriate vaccinations are up to date.

Passport and visas:  All nationalities require a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry. Please make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the duration of stay in Vietnam.

All participants will require a VISA and for many, an E-visa can be obtained in advance.  For Australians, Canadians and Americans - an E-visa can be obtained. This must be applied for and received before departure to Vietnam. To check for the E-visa and tourist fee for single entry and multiple entries please check the Visa fee. You must scan a copy of your photo and passport when applying and get the approval letter of your visa on arrival at the international airport of Vietnam. To learn more click the Visa process. The processing time is 1-3 working days (not include Saturday, Sunday and Vietnamese holiday.

Alternatively, you can obtain a visa to Vietnam from the embassy worldwide. Here is the list of locations. You must specify your arrival date when applying for a visa and it is from this date that the 30 days will be calculated. When picking up your visa check to be sure the dates match your travel plans and that it is stamped directly into your passport as it will not be accepted if it is stapled in.

Health:  Recommended vaccinations are typhoid, polio, tetanus and hepatitis A. A certificate for Yellow Fever is required when arriving from an infected area within six days. Vietnam is a malarial area and it is advised to take precautions against bites by applying an effective mosquito repellent and taking anti-malarial tablets. Please speak to your doctor for the most up to date information, however, we recommend Malarone as it is very well tolerated and side effects are rare.

Money:  The official national currency is the Vietnam Dong (d), but the US dollar is widely accepted in tourist centres. The dong is relatively stable against the dollar, with US$1 worth roughly 23,000 Dong. ATMs are available in all major tourist destinations and big cities. Vietcombank has the best network with a single withdrawal limit of 2,000,000 Dong (about US$125). Most major currencies can be exchanged at leading banks in Vietnam, but the US dollar is preferred away from the tourist centres. Changing US$100 will make you an instant millionaire! Traveller’s cheques can be exchanged at major banks, though some charge a commission of up to 2.5 per cent. In large cities, it is possible to pay for most luxury items with a credit card.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

B=Breakfast   L=Lunch    D =Dinner

DAY 1(Sat 8th Jan)  HANOI ARRIVAL Upon your arrival at Hanoi (Noi Bai) International Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore or just relax at the hotel and get adjusted to your new time zone.

Lodging:The Chi Boutique Hotel (Superior Room)

Meals:(-/-/-)

DAY 2(Sun 9th Jan)            HANOI Free day to explore Hanoi. As your hotel is in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, you are in an ideal spot to head out and explore on your own. The Old Quarter is a great place to walk and around and soak up Hanoi of old. A guide will be on hand for a bike fitting session (for those who have rented bikes) and bike assembly (for those bringing their own bikes), please allow time for this. We will meet again in the evening for a trip briefing, happy hour, and a welcome dinner. 

Ride: No ride.

Lodging:The Chi Boutique Hotel (Superior Room)

Meals:(-/-/D)

DAY 3(Mon 10th Jan)         HANOI - MAI CHAU We leave the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and transfer just outside the city to start our riding. We cycle along small roads passing many H'mong, Dao and Thai villages many with spectacular views of lush vegetation and green rice paddies. We start easy. There will be some rolling climbs, but nothing too steep. Depending on how your legs feel, we can have a short transfer to Mai Chau.

Ride: 80.5 km or 50 miles+1323m/-1175 m or +4,340 ft /-3856ft

Transfer: 2 hours/way

Lodging:Mai Chau Ecolodge (Deluxe Room)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 4(Tue 11th Jan)          Mai CHAU- CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK - NINH BINH

After breakfast, we will transfer to Ninh Binh province, passing several local villages cycling the peaceful back roads on the way to Cuc Phuong National Park. We will explore the park by bike, enjoying the various flora and fauna, before breaking for lunch. In the afternoon we visit the park museum, the botanical gardens, and stroll around the endangered primate rescue centre. Afterwards, we have a short transfer followed by a walk to the Bong ranger station. From here, we continue to trek along the shorter loop trail to see the 1000-year-old Oaktree. On the way, we may be also to hear and see a variety of birds including the Eared Pitta, Silver Pheasant, and Red-collared Woodpecker. Then we transfer to Ninh Binh.

Ride: 83 km or 51 miles +657m/-722 m or +2155 ft /-2369 ft

Transfer: 1.5 hours

Lodging:Emeralda Resort (Superior Room)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 5(Wed 12th Jan)         NINH BINH - LAN HA BAY

At 08:00, we will transfer to Hai Phong to discover Lan Ha - Ha Long Bay from Hai Phong. Arrival in Hai Phong at noontime. 12h15: Transfer by tender to your cruise boat.12h30: We welcome our guests onboard for check-in, and to enjoy a welcome drink, and receive a cruise briefing and safety instructions.13h00: Cruise to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Buffet Lunch will be available while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. These amazing limestone karst formations are impressive as they rise out of the sea.14h15: Arrive Gia Luan, then onto Trung Trang cave by Cruise bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave.

Trung Trang Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors. 17h00: Arrive in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will have time to enjoy a swim in the cool green emerald water. 17h45: Catch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. After you will have the chance to join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes.  Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu) 19h30: Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner with a set menu is served. 21h30: Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck.

Ride: N/A

Transfer:4 hours

Lodging:Orchid Cruise/Azalea Cruise (Suite Balcony)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 6(Thu 13th Jan)          LAN HA BAY -  HANOI 

06h15: Rise early to witness the bay at its very best, Tai Chi session also available on the sundeck. 07h45: Enjoy kayking at Frog lake to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay. 09h30: Time for checking out. 10h00: While cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch on deck. 10h30: Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese culture at this ceremony.  11h35: Return to the quayside and disembark. 14h30: Back to Hanoi and drop off at the hotel. Afternoon free to enjoy Hanoi. 

Ride: N/A

Transfer: 4 hours

Lodging:The Chi Boutique (Superior Room)

Meals:(Brucnh/-/D)

DAY 7(Fri 14th Jan)            HANOI - HUE                                     

After breakfast, we will take a short flight to Hue. After landing in Hue, the former capital, we visit the Citadel, which encompasses the Imperial and Forbidden Purple City. Today we explore by bicycle and boat the rich history left behind by the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. We start by cycling directly from our hotel along the An Cuu (Perfume) River and head up to the tombs of Khai Dinh, the 12th king of the Nguyen dynasty, which was built from 1920-1931. After our visit, we continue to bike on a quiet route to Vong Canh hill, which is just 43 m high but is the best place to catch a panoramic view of the Perfume River. We finish the ride today at the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda, the tallest religious building in Vietnam. Built in 1601, it has become the symbol of the city, and be sure to get a photo with the marble turtle! We then walk to the boat pier near the pagoda to take a cruise on the Perfume River back to Hue.

Ride: 28 km or 17 miles +154 m /-134 m or +506 ft/-440 ft

Transfer:1 hour

Lodging:Pilgrimage Village (Superior Room)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 8(Sat 15th Jan)           HUE - HOI AN 

Today marks one of the most intense rides of the trip, with the grand Hai Van Pass, Vietnam's highest mountain road.  Starting just outside of Hue, follow the picturesque and very narrow peninsular road from Thuan An beach to Vinh Loc, continuing to Lang Co beach - one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam. Reward the morning's hard work with a swim at Lang Co Beach and lunch. We then transfer to to Hoi An to avoid the (big) climb over - Hai Van Pass. We can see the breathtaking views as we drive over the pass and have a chance to stop at the view point at the top. It is then a short way to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Ride: 77 km or 48 miles +402m /-410 m or +1319 ft/-1344 ft

Transfer:1.5 hours

Lodging:Hoi An Silk Village (Villa Suite Garden View Room)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 9(Sun 16th Jan)          MYSON -HOLYLAND

This morning we have a short transfer to avoid the highway and start riding to My Son, the ancient centre of the Cham Civilization dating back to the 4th century. We then cycle along scenic country back roads flanked by rice paddies, eucalyptus plantations and relaxing villages. Later the road stretches away from the coast, offering stunning views of the ocean as we head to My Son, Champa's most important city. After lunch, we spend the afternoon visiting the site, and although many of the temples were destroyed from heavy bombing, enough has survived the war to impress most visitors. After the historical tour, we take the bus back to Hoi An. Dinner is your choice.

Ride: 47 km or 29 miles +133m/-105m or +437 ft/-346 ft

Transfer:2 hours (1 hour each way)

Lodging:Hoi An Silk Village (Villa Suite Garden View Room)

Meals:(B/L/-)

DAY 10(Mon 17th Jan)       HOI AN - QUANG NGAI

In the morning, we have a pleasant ride from Hoi An until reaching Tam Thanh. Enjoy the beautiful beach there and then have lunch. In the afternoon, we transfer to My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the American War, as it is known in Vietnam. We have a small climb up to an old temple before we will visit the memorial and have a guided tour of the site and museum and then transfer to hotel.

Ride: 71 km or 44 miles +338 m /-334 m or +1110 ft /-1129 ft

Transfer:1.5 hours

Lodging:Coco Land River Beach (Deluxe Room)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 11(Tue 18th Jan)        QUANG NGAI - QUY NHON   

Today we leave early for the journey to Qui Nhon, the capital city of Binh Dinh Province, an American port and supply centre during the Vietnam War and refuge for thousands of Vietnamese fleeing the bombing of the countryside. We first transfer about 2.5 hours to Binh Duong then cycle toward to Quy Nhon. This is one of the best riding days, with rolling coastline through rice paddy fields, salt-making flats, fishing villages and mountainous areas. Later a short transfer to your hotel in Quy Nhon.

Ride: 63 km or 39 miles +367 m /-391 m or +1205 ft /-1283 ft

Transfer: 1.5 hours

Lodging: Avani (Deluxe room)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 12(Wed 19th Jan)      QUY NHON - TUY HOA 

We transfer out of town to avoid the main highway. We start riding at Dieu Tri along a remote but well-surfaced road running alongside the railway. The terrain is gently rolling, with beautiful views of the foothills of the highlands. We pass a mix of tribal and Viet villages. Ubiquitous potbellied pigs and barefoot children trot across your trail. Eventually, we loop back to the main highway with a small climb and descent to finish the ride. We then transfer approx 1 hour to Tuy Hoa.

Ride: 70 km or 43.5 miles +371 m /-359 m or +1216 ft /-1179 ft

Transfer:1 hour

Lodging: Rosa Alba Resort (Studio Room)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 13(Thu 20th Jan)       TUY HOA - NHA TRANG 

This morning, we ride from our hotel and after 20 km the riding is very beautiful, with encroaching mountains on both sides and a network of lush rice fields in the valley. We ride 4 km up over a pass and down to the stunning Dai Lanh Beach where we stop for refreshments and a swim - pack your swimsuit into your day pack. We then transfer the rest of the way to Nha Trang.

Ride: 40 km or 26 miles +289 m /-281 m or +948 ft /- 920 ft

Transfer:2 hours

Lodging:Evason Ana Mandara (Garden View)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 14(Fri 21st Jan)          NHA TRANG - PHAN RANG 

We transfer 1 hour to Cam Ranh town, enjoy breathtaking scenery and pristine nature. Brilliant scenery and emerald water on crystal sand beaches are never far when riding one of the best cycling routes in Vietnam as we ride to Ninh Chu beach.

Ride: 100 km or 62.5 miles +995 m /-996  m or +3264 ft /3267-  ft

Transfer:1 hour

Lodging:TTC Premium Resort (Garden View)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 15(Sat 22nd Jan)        PHAN RANG  - PHAN THIET 

Another amazing day is waiting ahead, and after breakfast, we set our way to the southeast. The scenery today is picturesque and unspoiled to the beach at Phan Thiet. This ride takes us through the Golden Sand dunes with their constantly changing shapes, which makes it a must see stop.

Ride: 87 km or 54 miles +573 m / -580 m or +1881 ft /-1904 ft

Transfer:1.5 hours

Lodging:Victoria Resort (Garden View Bungalow)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 16(Sun 23rd Jan)       PHAN THIET - HO CHI MINH CITY 

Depart after breakfast straight from the hotel. Ride a pleasant coastal road to La Gi then transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. Today's ride is in stark contrast to the previous cycling, with sand dunes and desert-scapes being the distinguishing feature of the day.

Ride: 84 km or 52 miles +293 m /-301 m or +962 ft /-997 ft

Transfer:2.5 hours

Lodging: Sky Gem Boutique (Executive Room)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 17(Mon 24th Jan)       CU CHI TUNNELS 

Today we transfer a short distance out of bustling Saigon and start riding to the haunting Cu Chi Tunnels, which the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) used during the Indochina War as their stronghold and torture site of foreign POWs for decades. 

After witnessing the war's devastating consequences, we return to Saigon by bus just in time for a visit to the notorious Museum of War Crimes. We enjoy a farewell dinner at a restaurant in the city.

Ride: 28 km or 18 miles +95m /-78 m or +311 ft /-255 ft

Transfer:1.5 hours (each way)

Lodging: Sky Gem Boutique (Executive Room)

Meals:(B/L/D)

DAY 18(Tue 25th Jan)        DEPARTURE  

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.   

Ride: - km

Meals:(B/-/-)


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