Coastal Vietnam Luxury Bike Tour
One of the most popular cycling routes in Vietnam is interspersed with coastal and mountain trails. Here lush countrysides, forests, and pristine beaches go hand in hand with bustling wet markets, charming old towns, and trendy young cities.
Explore temples, pagodas, and imperial citadels, visit fine old merchant houses or seek out some of the world’s best warm water beaches. Welcome to Coastal Vietnam!
We ensure that you get a bite of royalty by staying in some of the most spectacular hotels in the region.
Hué | 13:00hrs
Nha Trang | 16:00hrs
easy to moderate
60km or 36mi
Coastal routeA classic coastal route combined with spectacular hinterland trails
|DAY 1||Hué||La Residence||D||25km / 15mi||cycling|
|DAY 2||Hué||La Residence||B,L||40km / 24mi||cycling|
|DAY 3||Hoi An||Anantara||B,L,D||80km / 48mi||cycling|
|DAY 4||Hoi An||Anantara||B,L||40km / 24mi (optional)|
|DAY 5||Tam Ky||Tui Blue||B,L||60km / 36mi||cycling|
|DAY 6||Quang Ngai||Cocoland River Beach Resort||B,L,D||80km / 48mi||cycling|
|DAY 7||Quy Nhon||Avani Quy Nhon Resort & Spa||B,L||65km / 39mi||cycling|
|DAY 8||Tuy Hoa||Stelia Beach Resort||B,L,D||70km / 42mi||cycling|
|DAY 9||Nha Trang||B,L||70km / 42mi||cycling|
Day 1: Hué
The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué is your gateway to Vietnam. Our guide meets you at your hotel at 13:00hrs.
Today take your bicycle out for a leisurely loop around the imperial town of Hué. Ride past the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Mausoleums, and the merchant’s houses along the banks of the Perfume River and through quiet lanes with lush gardens. This is your first tryst with the Vietnamese way of life.
Day 2: Hué
Explore the ‘purple city’ on a short countryside loop on a bike, swerving to unthreaded nooks and corners through the beautiful rural countryside and absorbing this historic capital city of Vietnam at your own pace.
After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to visit the Thanh Toan Bridge, an ancient architectural monument extremely valuable in terms of its history and culture. This is one of two bridges remaining in Vietnam today that retains its unique architectural style. We then cycle on to Dam Chuon Lagoon, a part of the Tam Giang Lagoon system. This is a must-see spot for all those who are lovers of beautiful scenery and keen photographers.
We continue riding to Thuan An beach, an ideal place for relaxation. On the way to the beach, there will be many houses, temples, pagodas, rice fields, and beautiful gardens to see and explore. Upon arrival at the beach, enjoy a swim and then jump back on the bikes and head to Con Te Islet.
Loopback to Hue, and stop at Sinh Village – an ancient village well known for its artists and beautiful, traditional, craft woodblock paintings.
Day 3: Hoi An
After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to the coast. Begin riding off the beaten track along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road. Cross the estuary of the Perfume River and from here, challenge yourself by cycling up the Phuoc Tuong Pass then take a short transfer to Lang Co and have lunch by the gorgeous lagoon.
Later, ride along the Lang Co Bay with spectacular views of winding paths, wooden fishing boats, waterfalls, mountains, and forests and bike on over gradual hills to climb Hai Van pass for views of this splendid bay. This rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. From the pass, go downhill to the base and shuttle to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 4: Hoi An
The architectural beauty of Hoi An will captivate you as this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a melange of Vietnamese, European, Chinese, and Japanese monuments in an unhurried, timeless setting.
Today you can take it as a rest day or opt to ride to My Son, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. Regarded as one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. The initial ride is through the hinterland and the last leg has a bit of traffic, so ride carefully.
Day 5: Tam Ky
An extremely rural ride today through small villages, rice fields, and narrow paths. After reaching Tam Ky, explore the nearby sights 1000 years old Chien Dan Cham Tower or a beautiful fishing village and stunning murals of Bich Hoa Tam Thanh Village.
Day 6: Quang Ngai
Follow the village road and ride past rural, rice-farming villages. Along the way, visit My Lai Massacre Memorial along the way. During the Vietnam War, a company of American soldiers brutally killed the majority of the population of My Lai. From Quang Ngai, continue riding through the forests and mountains ending at Highway 1 and then shuttle to your Resort for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Quy Nhon
Today bike in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green fields and paddies. Along the way, visit Cham tower – built by the Champa civilization who ruled the southern Vietnamese area for over a millennium up until the early 1800s. Descendents of this culture, the Cham people, still live in Vietnam and neighboring Cambodia as well as Thailand.
Day 8: Tuy Hoa
Today is a beautiful rolling route. A short transfer takes us off the highway and to the remote area where we start biking with the view of gorgeous forests and hills. The biking is through undulating terrain past beautiful villages and mountain views. After lunch, continue riding towards the main highway and then transfer to Tuy Hoa.
Day 9: Nha Trang
Another good day at the saddle. Ride past network of lush rice fields which blanket the valley. Admire the ocean view around the Vung Ro bay before meeting the pass which is a natural border between the provinces. Descend down to stunning Dai Lanh beach and take a break for a swim and lunch.
After lunch, continue riding along the coast and then turn on to the Hon Gom peninsular road for the final leg. This is our last day of riding along the Vietnamese coast and it’s a long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest.
Before arriving at Nha Trang, visit the famous Po Ngar Cham Towers, built between the 7th and 12th centuries and still actively used for worship.
Later take a transfer to Nha Trang and settle into your chosen Nha Trang hotel. Spend days at leisure in Nha Trang’s popular beachside cafes, restaurants, and bars where the fresh seafood is definitely worth a try, or take a boat trip to nearby coral islands.
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Each hotel has been thoughtfully selected to ensure an exceptional and memorable experience for guests.
La ResidenceSet on a two-and-a-half-hectare site with 200 meters of frontage on the fabled Perfume River, Azerai La Residence. The colonial mansion at the heart of the resort was built in 1930s as part of the residence of the French Resident Superieure. The mansion’s distinctive façade, its long horizonal lines, and nautical flourishes are hallmarks of the streamlined modern school of art deco architecture.
Dates and Prices
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All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).
Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.
Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.
A Van support follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.
Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.
Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.
Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.
E-bikes are available on this trip at a surcharge. Please send a note to your tour consultant to book one.
Airport pickup and drop
We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.
Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.
Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.
Arrival & Departure Details
Fly In: Phu Bai International Airport
Fly Out: Cam Ranh International Airport
When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Our fleet majorly consist of the below bikes as a part of this tour. However, sometimes due to height or availability constraints, we may provide a different but similar quality bike.
Trek Marlin 5
Included in your trip price
Giant Explore E+
Available at a surcharge
Available at a surcharge
Coastal Vietnam is a narrow crescent-like coastal strip that is at times only 60 km wide. As a result, it experiences coastal weather phenomena such as high rainfall and occasional typhoons during the wet season that runs from September to December. Travelers during this season should be prepared for last-minute changes to the itinerary. The Best season to visit this region is from January to September with the average temperature hovering around 30°C.
Residents from a number of countries have visa exemption status for tourist visits to Vietnam. For a full list of up-to-date visa-exempt countries, see the Vietnam Foreign Affairs website.
Starting August 15, 2023, the Vietnam government will start offering an e-visa valid for up to 90 days with multiple entries, replacing the current 30-day, single-entry option. Furthermore, passport holders from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom will benefit from an extended visa exemption period of 45 days, up from the current 15 days. Eligible foreign nationals will either benefit from a longer duration of stay and greater flexibility with the extended e-visa validity of up to 90 days and multiple entries, or enjoy an extended visa exemption period of 45 days.
e-Visa – You can apply for an e-visa through the government website, then, once approved, simply print it out and present it upon arrival in Vietnam. The additional benefit of the e-visa is that it's valid at land borders, not just airports. The processing time ranges from 2 to 7 working days. We recommend applying 2 weeks in advance to avoid unexpected delays. Read more about tourist e-visas for Vietnam at the Vietnam Immigration portal and apply there.
While applying online for an approval letter, please ensure that you have the following documents:
- Passport scanned copy: A scanned copy of your passport - front (main) page. It shouldn't be a mobile photo or a photo taken from a laptop. Strictly scanned copy done through a computer scanner.
- Passport size photo: portrait photo (4*6 size, colored photo, white background, straight looking without glasses). A photo taken from a mobile or laptop may or may not work, so I would strictly advise getting one made through a nearby photo studio (retail shop) that specializes in taking photos for visas.
Here is an excellent resource on Vietnam visas that may be worth looking at.
Reviews from our friends
Matt M. from US5.0
Like many travelers, I was worried about the reputation of "Art of Bicycles" before booking the trip because I had never used them before and I perused online reviews wherever I could find them... They were OVERWHELMINGLY positive and I was worried that it was too good to be true. Let me reassure you, they are absolutely EXCEPTIONAL! The forethought they put into our needs on the trip and the quick adjustments, kindness, and sense of urgency when anything additional was needed was just incredible. All of the accommodations were top notch and our guides were just AMAZING. I don't think we would have had even a fraction of the cultural experiences we enjoyed had we tried to do this trip ourselves. Art of Bicycles, you have won over a lifetime customer and I cannot wait for my next outing on the bike with you all at the helm. Thank you for taking such great care of us, and for the unforgettable experience!
James D. from US5.0
We had a wonderful trip
We had a wonderful trip. The itinerary took us to places we didn't know we wanted to see and the pace was perfect. Our guide, Ky, was enjoyable to travel with, knowledgeable, and resourceful. The hotels and meals were amazing. I look forward to another Art of Bicycle Trips tour.
Walter W. from US5.0
Great trip! This was my first time with any kind of cycle touring, and this experience proved to be a very interesting and intimate way to visit a country. Also, shout out to our guide and crew who put in a tremendous effort to ensure we had a smooth and comfortable experience. Thanks Art of Bicycle Trips!
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