Hue to Hoi An Bike Tour
A classic bike tour from Hue to Hoi An, taking in the coastal route of Vietnam. Pristine and untouched sceneries on earth, coastal Vietnam is sure to leave you wonderstruck. Here lush countrysides, forests, and pristine beaches go hand in hand with bustling wet markets, charming old towns, and trendy young cities.
The cycling is mainly through the countryside and along beaches. One day of cycling involves a long and arduous climb of about 10km to the Hai Van pass, followed by a downhill. This tour is perfectly suitable for families with young children.
Hue | 13:00hrs
easy to moderate
40km or 24mi
Coastal rideA classic coast route combined with spectacular hinterland trails
Accommodation - Casual Inns
Small luxury and boutique hotels that are true to their heritage and character and reflect local ethos are listed here as Casual Inns. They hold within them an unassuming charm and regional character that is an extension of the destination itself. Most of them fall under the 3-star or 4-star category with a possible mix of homestays.
We have chosen them carefully so that you are well-rested; get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah. The above brief itinerary gives you a clickable list of hotels for your perusal.
Day 1: Hué
The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué is your gateway to Coastal Vietnam. Post-lunch: 13:00hrs, our guide meets at your hotel.
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. It 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, the most ancient bridge in Vietnam. It is one of two bridges remaining in Vietnam today that retains its unique architectural style. We then cycle to Dam Chuon Lagoon, a part of the Tam Giang Lagoon system. It 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, 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: Lang Co
After a hearty breakfast, we head 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, ride over some low hills to the Phuoc Tuong Pass, offering panoramic views of tranquil lagoon and coastline. We break for lunch by the gorgeous lagoon and then shuttle to Lang Co Beach.
Enjoy some good leisure beach time here.
Day 4: Hoi An
Today get ready to conquer the highest pass of the ride. The children may want to jump into a shuttle for the climbing section. Cycle along the Lang Co Bay and through winding paths with spectacular views of wooden fishing boats, waterfalls, mountains, and pine forests. Conquer Hai Van pass for the views of this splendid bay. This rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. From the Hai Van pass, enjoy the breathtaking descent to the base and ride through the commercial heartland of Central Vietnam, Danang, to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 5: Hoi An
Ride along the Thu Bon River through shrimp and coconut farms where the VC lived during American War towards Cua Dai beach. Get on a local ferry for a short ride to Duy Hai Fishing Village (island). A short distance away is the lovely town of Thuan Tinh, set among rice fields and coconut groves. Visit a strawberry garden, sample strawberry tea, and perhaps buy homemade strawberry wine. Also, witness live silkworms in various stages of maturity. Later check out Thanh Ha ceramic village and then take an hour boat journey back to Hoi An for lunch here. Spend the rest of the day as you wish – beach, shopping, exploring – whatever! or experience more of Hoi An by kayak.
Day 6: Hoi An
Your leaders will help with your onward travel.
Dates and Prices
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We offer private departures on almost all our itineraries, and for groups of four or more, they cost the same as our standard trips!
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 that 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.
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.
GT Avalanche Sport
Included in your trip price
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.
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