3 Day Bike From Hoi An To Hue
This unique 3 day cycling adventure highlights 2 of the World Heritage Sites in Vietnam, and goes into remote areas of the countryside where the cycling route wanders through rivers, mountains, rice paddies, ethnic minority villages and forests. Note that this itinerary can also be run in reverse from Hue to Hoi An and that cycling days can be added to both the front and end of the trip to take in other culturally important areas such as My Son and the Imperial City of Hue.
(Hoi An - P’Rao - A’Luoi - Hue)
(Route can also be run in reverse)
Day 1: Hoi An – P’Rao (70km biking - L,D)
Vehicle picks up at your hotel and transfers for an hour to the trail head. Be prepared for a day of rolling climbing into the mountains and on to the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. This afternoon, you will be in the heart of the mountainous region bordering Laos, home to the remote hill tribe, the Co Tu ethnic minority, a small community of isolated villages where tradition and culture have not been affected. We will continue on to Bho Hoong, a traditional Co Tu Village where we will stay for the night. Relax and enjoy the beauty of Central Viet Nam. If time permits, we can take a light trek through the village and into the surrounding jungles and riverside.
Dinner will be served at the village with the Traditional dishes of local people.
** Overnight in Bungalows in Bho Hoong Village **
A’Luoi is known as the site of many battles during the war between America and Viet Nam.
Today we continue the ride along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail, climbing more mountain passes and winding along roads fringed by rainforest. Amid this stunning remote mountain scenery live the ethnic minority hill tribes of the Co Tu.
A stop at A Shau Airbase (US Marines) to learn how the local people still experience hardship caused by the aftermath of the war.
Picnic lunch is taken along the way. After lunch we continue our ride along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to A’Luoi town.
** Overnight in Do Thanh Guest House in A’Luoi **
Day 3: A’ Luoi – Hue (70km biking - B,L)
Today we descend down to Hue. We enjoy the fantastic mountain views along the road, the rolling green hills and the crystal-clear streams running in between magnificent hillsides. We pass a bridge perched among the rugged banks of a small brook winding through scattered big rocks. A stop at Binh Dien Village to discover the life of local people on a rubber tree and coffee farm. Drop off at your hotel in Hue.
|At a Glance||Overview|
|Depart From:||Da Nang/Hoi An|
|Start Time:||7:30am at hotel in Hoi An|
|Finish Time:||Typically 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm depending on the riders|
|Duration:||At least 5 hours long/day|
|Activities:||Cycling, Local Sights|
|Adventure Grade:||6 - Moderate but long if the whole distance is biked|
|Transportation:||High-end Mountain Bike, A/C Vehicle|
|Meals:||Fruit snack, picnic lunch (Lunch,Dinner + Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner + Breakfast,Lunch on 3 day trip), purified drinking water. Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements.|
|What to Bring:||Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, comfortable (Sport) shoes, swimsuits, comfortable clothes, warm clothes for morning and night time, mosquito repellent, toiletries, rain poncho, flip-flop/sandals|
|What's Included:||English speaking guide, all tourist permits, first aid kit, entrance fees, accommodation, meals and transportation.|
|What's Not:||Soft drink, beer, alcohol, personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended|