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Guided Vietnam & Cambodia Easy Bike Tour

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Get on a bike and explore the beauty of North and Central Vietnam from cities to countryside. The journey starts in Hanoi, the 1000 year old capital of Vietnam, then continues in the Hanoi countryside, where the mountains and the rice fields form splendid trekking and cycling routes. Next stop is the famous Halong Bay, where some 1900 islands and islets create a spectacular marine landscape of limestone pillars, an idyllic place to enjoy sessions of kayaking and swimming. Then fly to the Centre of Vietnam, home to Hue, the former imperial capital of the country, and Hoi An, the charming UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avoiding the hustle of touristy sites, you will cycle in serene countryside to discover remote sanctuaries and gorgeous beaches. A journey with plenty of cultural and natural explorations awaits you. The last three days of the trip are spent in and around Siem Reap in Cambodia, the equally beautiful and historic neighbor to Vietnam.

Arrival & Departure Locations

Fly into Hanoi and out of Siem Reap; airport transfers are included.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability) 
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • All local boat and bike rentals as mentioned in the program
  • Cruise on Night 1 on a non-private junk in Ha Long Bay
  • Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C
  • Tour transportation by private vehicle with A/C
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. 
  • Local English speaking guide(s) as mentioned 
  • All tips for bellboys, drivers, mechanics, vendors, boat rowers
  • Unlimited snacks, mineral waters and soft drinks throughout the cycling days 

Not Included:

  • Meals and drinks which are not mentioned in the program 
  • Airport taxes and visa fees upon arrival in Vietnam and Cambodia 
  • Guide tips & personal expenses

Lodging

  • Ha Noi: Church Boutique – 95 Hang Gai ***
  • Ninh Binh: Hidden Charm Hotel ****
  • Ha Long Bay: Pelican Cruise ****
  • Hue: EMM Hotel Hue ***
  • Hoi An: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort ****
  • Siem Reap: Silk d’Angkor Boutique Hotel ****

Optional Add-Ons

Guides & Local Support

Local Expert: One of our local Vietnamese guides will accompany all rides and help with transfers throughout this trip. Kien is just one of our locals who may take your trip: “Xin Chao”, my name is Kien. I have been guiding tourists in Vietnam since 2005 even though I started my career as an English teacher. Guiding job has offered me a lot of opportunities to meet different people and to broaden my mind. I love my country, especially her spectacular nature and rich cultural features.” 

Tour Highlights
  • Rural cycling with local markets, farms, pagodas and temples
  • Incredible historic sites that date back to the Fourth Century 
  • Tiny villages connected by dirt paths and country roads
  • Local experiences around culture, food and day to day living
  • Cruise tour and overnight in Halong Bay, with seafood & fishing
  • Numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites that tick all of the boxes!

Need to Know: 

  • Short and longer riding options available, moderate level cycling is on paved surface.
  • All rides are supported by a local specialist to help navigate and show highlights.
  • This trip is supported/guided, but functions similarly to a self guided trip.
  • Minimum 2 persons for any date, rates decrease with more participants.
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Itinerary

Day 1Hanoi Arrival

Upon your arrival in French colonial Hanoi, your guide will welcome you at the airport and then transfer to your hotel for check in. After settling into your hotel room, you will have a bike fitting and logistics talk before going through the Old Quarter on foot. Discover the bustling streets of the “Quarter of the 36 Guilds’’ – a place of unique charm and endless activity: artisans, stalls, tinsmiths, jewelers, calligraphers, carpenters, mobile stalls, leather or rattan goods, people selling fans, votive objects, lacquer ware, silk, mats, paper, pipes and so much more. Then, take a stroll around Sword Lake and stop to visit the beautiful Ngoc Son Temple on an island in the middle of the lake, accessed via a small, red wooden bridge. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a nice local restaurant where you will begin your exploration of the culinary delicacies of Vietnam, and have a trip orientation with your guide.

Meals: dinner
Highlights: Hanoi sightseeing
Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2Hanoi - Ninh Binh: 25 km / 16 mi

This morning, you will depart Hanoi by transfer to Ninh Binh. Your first stop is visiting Hoa Lu, the temples of King Dinh, and King Le deep in the forest. After the visit, transfer for a short distance to the cycling point (near Du Dong) where you will cycle to some local villages. Have a traditional lunch in a local’s house in the village. In the afternoon, continue cycling on the dam levee along Boi River, admiring the peaceful countryside and meeting more of the people that live here. Upon arrival at the Van Long Nature Reserve, you will take a small row-boat for a 1 hour and 30 minute journey through rice fields, rocky peaks and lush vegetation. From here, you will travel to the hotel where you will spend the night.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Distance: 25 km / 16 miHighlights: Hoa Lu, Temples of King Ding & Le, local experiences, boat tour
Overnight: Ninh Binh

Day 3Ninh Binh - Halong Bay

In the morning you will travel to Halong and arrive around noon. There, you will embark on a cruise in the world-famous, must-see Halong Bay. This world-famous bay is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam, with its giant rock islets covered in lush vegetation overlooking the deep waters. Halong Bay includes some 1,900 islands and islets of rocky peaks, often uninhabited and unvisited. This scene creates a spectacular marine landscape, which earned it UNESCO World Heritage status in 1994. You will be served lunch and dinner aboard, with delicious and freshly caught seafood from the bay. At the end of the day, you will have the chance to enjoy a night fishing session on the boat.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Highlights: Halong Bay cruise – UNESCO Site, seafood & fishing
Overnight: Halong Bay

Day 4Halong - Hanoi - Hue

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the aquamarine waters of the bay at its best! After breakfast and an early swim (if weather permits), we continue cruising to visit an isolated beach and floating village. Meet up with the junk again for lunch while cruising back to the harbor. Disembark and head back to Hanoi airport for an evening flight to Hue City, a former capital of Vietnam and also known as a UNESCO Heritage Site of Centre Vietnam. Welcome by local guide on arrival and transferred to your hotel for check in. 

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Highilghts: floating village, lunch cruise, Hue City
Overnight: Hue City

Day 5Cycling Day in Hue: 45 km / 28 mi

In the morning your guide will meet you and you will start cycling to the Imperial Citadel, where you will have a tour. Then you will bike to Phu Mong, an ancient Mandarin village with beautiful architecture. Continuing on in cool shade towards an ancient garden house called Xuan Vien Tieu Cung, you will be welcomed by a local family and share a cup of green tea, fresh fruits from the garden. Next we visit Thien Mu pagoda. After our visit, you will cross the river by ferry and cycle to Thuy Bieu village, which has a quiet and stunning landscape of Hue: rice fields, fruit trees and vegetable gardens. You will then arrive at a very nice house for lunch. In the afternoon you will follow the peaceful Perfume River, stopping at a village where you will learn more about making incense and traditional hats. Moving on, you will pedal to Tu Duc Tomb. After the visit of the Tomb, you will cycle to the Lagoon to enjoy a tour of the fishing village, see the fishing farm, and enjoying a beautiful sunset at a local restaurant. After, you are transferred back to the hotel.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Distance: 45 km / 28 mi
Highlights: Imperial Citadel tour, tea & garden with local family, Thuy Beiu, Perfume River, learn about traditional crafts, Tu Duc Tomb
Overnight: Hue

Day 6Hue - Laguna Lang Co - Hoi An: 60-70 km / 37-43 mi

Today you begin cycling from the hotel along a village road from Ngoc Anh to the village of Vinh Ve, and to Chuon Llagoon, part of the famous Tam Giang Lagoon. The ancient village attracts visitors with its traditional architecture: pavilions, familial temples, sophisticated patterns, and intricate carvings of dragons. Rural paths along the river take visitors through golden paddy fields, which extend to the Chuon Lgoon. Stop for a coffee and enjoy the picturesque views, then continue to Tu Hien Beach, passing by large roads and peaceful village paths. After lunch, your last ride is to Phuoc Tuong Pass and from here, you will be transferred by car to Hoi An via the scenic road and Hai Van Pass.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Distance: 60-70 km / 37-43 mi
Highlights: cycling to Vinh Ve ancient village, Chuon Lagoon
Overnight: Hoi An

Day 7Cycle surrounding Hoi An and Hoi An Town: 35 km / 22 mi

Begin cycling from the hotel to an old town that is not accessible by car. Wander through small alleys, exploring the culture and lifestyle of Hoi An that no tourist ever sees. Continue biking to a small village surrounded by giant areca trees, that shoot straight up into the sky. Stop here to visit with some friendly locals in their home and try their delicious grilled seafood in coconut rice paper. On the other side of the Thu Bon River, visit the mat weaving village of Dong Binh, surrounded by peaceful Hoian countryside. Continue to the carpenter’s village, where you will find beautiful wooden, handcrafted furniture. Ferry to reach Tra Que Village, a charming little village that is famous for many kinds of vegetables. Visiting a local host in Tra Que, relax with a foot massage and enjoy a delicious, traditional meal. Return to the city after lunch, resting at the hotel before sightseeing in old town Hoi An.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Distance: : 35 km / 22 mi
Highlights: Hoi An, home visits, traditional meals, mat weaving & crafts
Overnight: Hoi An

Day 8Hoi An - My Son - Danang Departure to Siem Reap: 40 km / 25 mi

Today, set out on Hoi An’s characteristically narrow streets to the pier, where you’ll take a ferry across the river. At your first stop, visit with a local craftsman and get a closer look at the beautiful wooden furniture. After some more cycling, you can stop and visit with a local, trying your hand at rice paper making; an authentic experience that seems simple, but requires skill! After you make and eat your delicious snack, continue on the main road and into the rural countryside. After the lunch break, you will visit the UNESCO Site: My Son Sanctuary: the most important Cham archaeological site in central Vietnam. Dating back to the 4th up to the 13th centuries, My Son is historically comparable to sites like Angkor in Cambodia, Borobudur in Indonesia, and Bagan in Myanmar. After exploring the sanctuary, ride back in the van to Hoi An and your hotel. Room is at disposal and included until your departure to the airport. The guide and driver will meet you at the hotel, transfer to Danang Airport for flight to Siem Reap (suggested flight: VN3829 (direct flight), departs Danang at 18:45 and arrives Siem Reap at 20:05). Arrival in Siem Reap, where you will meet your new guide and driver, and transfer to the hotel for the night.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Distance: 40 km / 25 mi
Highlights: local craftsmen visit, rice paper making, UNESCO Site: My Son Sanctuary
Overnight: Siem Reap

Day 9Siem Reap - Angkor Complex - Short Bike Tour: 27 km / 17 mi

This tour is designed to give you access to the most famous temples of Angkor. You will start your trip by biking along the riverside, then passing through a village and a forested area. When you arrive at Angkor Thom South Gate, you head up the wall for one of the most charming rides within the Angkor complex. Afterwards, you will visit a succession of historical sites located within Angkor Thom, including the Elephant Terrace, Royal Palace, Baphuon, and the unique architectural wonder of the Bayon Temple. You will finish your bike tour by visiting the impressive and beautiful Angkor Wat: the largest religious monument in the world, capital of the Khmer empire, and now an iconic symbol of Cambodia. Return to your hotel for the evening.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Distance: 27 km / 17 mi
Highlights: Angkor Complex temples
Overnight: Siem Reap

Day 10West Baray and Secret Temples by Bike: 43 km / 27 mi

This full-day tour is one of the most amazing cycling experiences you could have in Cambodia. Depart from Siem Reap in the direction of the temples and leave the road to join a tiny trail. From here you begin a beautiful ride, passing small houses, green fields, and herds of water buffalo. Along the way, you will explore the countryside and observe local life. The landscapes changes a lot, from rice fields, forests, to wide open spaces, before arriving at West Baray. It is the largest baray at Angkor, rectangular in shape and measuring approximately 7.8 by 2.1 kilometers. Then, you will visit a succession of small and secret temples, where it is unlikely that you see any other tourists visiting. Ride until Angkor Thom Gate and go up the wall for one amazing ride. Watch the sunset at Prasat Chrung tower temple, located at one of the corners of the wall, and return to Siem Reap.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Distance: 43 km / 27 mi
Highlights: countryside riding, West Baray, visit secluded temples
Overnight: Siem Reap

Day 11Departure Day

Today is at leisure until your transfer to Siem Reap Airport for your departure flight.

Meals: breakfast

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Rates

Tour Rates: Per person, based on 2 participants, double occupancy

Superior Three & Four Star Hotels:

  • May-September: $2560 USD
  • October-December:  $2587 USD
  • Jan 10 – April 30:  $2550 USD
  • Rates go down with larger groups of 4-8
  • Single Supplements (when 2 or more travel but want single occupancy rooms): ask us for rates

Upgraded Four & Five Star Hotels:

  • May-September: $2989 USD
  • October-December 20: $3240 USD
  • Jan 10 – April 30:  $2969 USD
  • Rates go down with larger groups of 4-8
  • Single Supplements (when 2 or more travel but want single occupancy rooms): ask us for rates

Applicable rate is the month in which your tour finishes. Rates go as low as $1520USD for groups of 8 in low season.

Hybrid/Mountain Bike Rental Included: Bike Rental Details Page

Other Costs:

  • Internal Flights: Estimated at $128 Hanoi-Hui; Danang-Siem Reap at $246, subject to change and not included above.
  • Visa Services available in advance for a small fee, for expedited arrival.

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Couple Traveller

The trip was amazing and exceeded all expectations! All of the guides and drivers were great, but the ones in Cambodia were exceptional. Thank you, Pure Adventures – this really blew us out of the water!

October 16, 2018

Anonymous Reviewer

Couple Traveller

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Vietnam/Cambodia! Highlights: – biking in rural areas, going through villages and fields/paddies was very interesting and just what we were hoping to see. – we were very well supported during the biking. Having a guide was, of course, essential, but there was also a mechanic/assistant riding with us and this came in handy with the occasional flat tire – bikes were in good condition – guides were very thoughtful about our physical condition, especially when we were starting the ride and getting used to the bikes – guides would stop whenever asked so we could look more closely at things or have an explanation – we would particularly comment that our guide, Khai, in Hue and Hoi An was superb. Very informative and knowledgeable. We don’t know how much of the activity is set up by the guide and how much is decided on by the company, but our time with Khai was terrific. If he set up all the activities, then he did a great job! He took us to some unique restaurants and had special treats such as foot massages during a river cruises. At one of the restaurants, we had a cooking lesson, and this was a lot of fun. – In Siem Reap/ Ankor Wat, Rida was very accommodating about what we wanted to see. On the second day there, we felt we had seen lots of temples and didn’t necessarily need to finish the whole “Grand Tour”. Rida adjusted the schedule and picked out the top places to visit rather than seeing everything. This was much appreciated. – the Hotel in Siem Reap (Viroth’s hotel) was exceptional. Probably one of the best hotels we have every stayed at in terms of service. – although not part of the tour, we took a motorcycle “street food” tour in Ho Chi Minh City with Saigon Adventures. It was superb. In a 4 hour tour, we visited many small food stalls and markets, cooked some of our own food, and had a great time. I’m sure there are practical and insurance considerations with including something like this with your tour package, but it really was terrific In HCMC, seeing the Cu Chi tunnels and the War Remnants museum was very worthwhile Could be better/leave it out: HCMC Post office wasn’t very thrilling. The cathedral was under construction and so we didn’t see inside it. Eldora Hotel in Hue was a little odd. Superficially it tried to be a grand hotel, but showed a lot of wear. In Siem Reap, we went up the mountain to see the sunset. This turned out to be a disappointing experience. Not really much to see on the way up and not much to see at the top. Overall, this was a terrific tour. Very well organized. We felt we were very well looked after by Pure Adventures.

April 10, 2018