|Type of tour:||Guided|
|Distance:||50 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Daily upon request for parties of 2 or more. *Guaranteed departure now available on Nov 8, from Dalat.|
|Start city:||Dalat or Hoi An, Vietnam|
|End city:||Hoi An or Dalat, Vietnam|
This 6 day adventure takes you by bike from the Central highland hill station of Dalat to the World Heritage site of Hoi An. This unique journey is a fantastic way to see the country by bike in climate ideal for biking and can also be done in reverse, for those starting in Hoi An and venturing south.
You will bike on the fairly flat terrain of coffee and rubber tree plantations, or on rolling hills through fantastic sections of pine forest and sections of dense jungle past picturesque landscapes and waterfalls.
This ride has very hilly portions and runs through the Truong Son mountain range along the border of Ngoc Linh National Park and Ngoc Linh Mountain. It's a great chance to ride along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. You will also take a boat to a remote village on the far side of Lak Lake where you could do some light trekking from the village. Your tour also includes a visit to Sea Lake, Ba Na, which is a local minority village, a scenic suspension bridge, a traditional wooden church, Russian tanks and Charlie Hill. The final destination, Hoi An, is a World Heritage Site.
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Extra nights are recommended to give clients an arrival and departure day.
Day 1: Dalat - Lak Lake (68 miles /110 km ride)
Your guide will meet you early at your hotel and transfer you to start of the ride (20 minutes outside of Dalat). You be riding a fantastic section downhill to Tanung, followed by flat to rolling hills. Then, transfer by vehicle or ride part of the way to the top of Phu Son Pass for an early lunch. Bike down Phu Son Pass to Lak Lake, arriving in the late afternoon. Check into your hotel and relax, then enjoy dinner in the restaurant of the resort.
Overnight in Lak Lake
Day 2: Lak Lake - Buon Me Thuot (31 miles /50 km ride)
After breakfast, head out to visit one of the old summer retreats of Emperor Bao Dai. Then take a boat to a remote village on the far side of Lak Lake. Some light trekking is possible from this village. Return to Lak Lake for lunch and a rest before the ride to Buon Me Thuot, which is mostly flat. Arrive in Buon Me Thuot in the late afternoon, check into your hotel, then relax before finding dinner on your own as you explore Buon Me Thuot.
Overnight in Buon Me Thuot
Day 3: Buon Me Thuot - Pleiku (68 miles /110 km ride)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before a short 30 minute transfer out of Buon Me Thuot. This day's ride is particularly long with 68 miles / 110 km of biking through fairly flat terrain of coffee and rubber tree plantations. A transport vehicle is available for those who wish to bike a shorter distance. The road wanders over rolling hills through fantastic sections of pine forest, making it a superb biking day. A picnic lunch will be taken on the way. Arrive in Pleiku that afternoon and check into your hotel before having dinner in town.
Overnight in Pleiku
Day 4: Pleiku - Ngoc Hoi (47 miles / 75 km ride)
After breakfast, depart by bike from the hotel. Today you'll see a "Sea Lake", a local minority village (Ba Na), a scenic suspension bridge, a traditional wooden church, Russian Tanks and Charlie Hill. Have lunch in Kontum. In the afternoon, keep biking through rolling hills to your hotel in Ngoc Hoi. After checking into your hotel, feel free to explore the town as you find dinner on your own.
Overnight in Ngoc Hoi
Day 5: Ngoc Hoi - Phuoc Son (50 miles / 80 km ride)
After breakfast, depart on your bike for the best riding day of the trip with a fantastic 50 miles / 80 kilometer section of deep jungle forest on either side of the road. The ride is also very hilly and runs through the Truong Son mountain range along the border of Ngoc Linh National Park and Ngoc Linh Mountain, elevation 7,874 ft/ 2,400 m. This is also the day that you'll travel along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Ba Na and Sedang minorities reside in this jungle area. Have lunch along the way at a local restaurant, then transfer by vehicle the rest of the distance to Phuoc Son. Savor dinner in Phuoc Son with an overnight in a comfortable local guest house.
Overnight in Phuoc Son
Day 6: Phuoc Son - Hoi An (37 miles / 60 km ride)
Departure from the hotel after breakfast and begin biking through more great sections of jungle with beautiful landscapes and waterfalls. There will be a picnic lunch on the way before you continue by vehicle to the Hoi An World Heritage Site before you transfer to your hotel, which marks the end of your tour.
Overnight in Hoi An (not included)
Daily upon request for parties of 2 or more. *Guaranteed departure now available on Nov 8, from Dalat.
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Blue Moon Resort
Dam San Hotel
Tre Xanh Hotel
BMC Ngoc Hoi Hotel
Be Chau Giang Hotel
Vinh Hung Riverside Resort
Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.
This biking is on paved road, through flat and rolling hills. Generally rolling or hilly terrain with average daily distances up to 70 km per day for cyclists in good physical condition.
Nearest airport: Dalat or Hoi An, Vietnam
Nearest airport: Hoi An or Dalat, Vietnam
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Phat Tire Ventures (PTV) Vietnam was created with the goal of providing challenging adventures deep into the unexplored and remote areas of the mountains and coast of Central Vietnam. They understand how difficult it is to get off of the established tourist track, and are constantly exploring new routes and new places to mountain bike, trek, kayak, raft, climb, rappel and explore.
They are located in Dalat and HoiAn, Vietnam, and have been in business for 11 years. They can handle groups as small as 2, and are very geared towards handling customized trips and family groups that have special requests.
PTV welcomes you to Vietnam: "We look forward to having you on our trip and giving you the chance to 'peak behind the curtain' and see the real countryside."
- The quoted price is subject to change due to changes in the program, number of participants and/or unforeseen increases in Hotel rates.
- 7 days before the event, Phat Tire Ventures will retain 50% of the Total Cost.
- Less than 7 Days of the event no refund.