(BY BICYCLE OR EASYRIDER)
From Da Lat to Hoi An
This 5 day adventure takes you by bike from the central highland hill station of Dalat to the World Heritage site of Hoi An through the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail. This unique journey is a fantastic way to see the country by bike in an ideal climate for biking. The itinerary can be done in reverse as well, for those starting in Hoi An and venturing down from the north.
( Dalat - Lak Lake - Buon Me Thuot- Kontum- Kham Duc - Hoi An)
Day 1 Lak Lake
We start riding right from the hotel and head southwest of Dalat. After 15 minutes to get outof the city and get your legs warmed up we’ll connect into the backroads through vegetable farms and coffee plantations with a fantastic 12km downhill to Tanung village. We make a stop at the Elephant waterfalls for a visit and a chance to look at the Silk throwing factory nearby. We’ll get into more rolling hills, some great downhills through gorgeous tropical rain forest, farms and tribal villages along the way from here with a couple vehicle transfer sections in between before ending up in Lak Lake – a nice and tranquil spot in the highlands.Ride approx. 80 or more (depending on your choice)
Day 2 Buon Ma Thuot
We set off the ride after breakfast and cycle along the lake to Jun village of the Ede ethnic tribe. There are some optional activities here that you can do such as elephant riding or a canoe ride on the lake. Your guide will give you advice and help you to arrange it. After having some time at the village we get back on the bike and head towards Buon Ma Thuot. You still have a few hours left in the afternoon for a rest from the bikes, have a walk to explore the city or take an optional bus trip to the famous Draysap waterfalls in the highlands. Ride approx. 50km
Day 3 Kontum
Today is an easy ride to Kontum with a stop at The Sea Lake, a famous attraction in the highlands out of Pleiku. The ride rolls up and down through small towns and forests till we hit a nice quiet town located by the Dakla river. The rest of the afternoon is to explore some famous sights of Kontum, where mainly inhabited by the ethnic tribe of Banah. Ride approx. 45km
Day 4: Kham Duc
You will spend a little time to visit some places in Kon Tum such as a wooden Church, suspension bridge and then you cross to Ngoc Hoi District to Kham Duc Town (100km) along the Ho Chi Minh trails. This is really paradise of central highland with mountains, rivers, and jungles. Be overnight in Kham Duc town.
Day 5: HoiAn
Leave Kham Duc town for Ha Tan town about 80km in the morning. You still discover the mystery of the Ho Chi Minh trails with the rangers of Eastern Truong Son and Western Truong Son Mountains. We start to roll down to Hoi An from the Ha Tan town. Arriving in Hoi An before dark.
IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU?
This trip is classified road and graded moderate.
Average daily distance: 60km (38 miles)
No. of days cycling: 5
Vehicle support: 90%.
Terrain and route: surfaces are nearly all good tarmac. The route is fairly flat with uphill climbs sometimes. Vietnam can be hot and humid, but rests and water are on hand. You should be comfortable riding in traffic on occasions. This is a busy trip but anyone not wanting to cycle all day can use the support vehicle.
Trip Length: 5 days
Activities: Culture (Moderate), Cycling (Moderate), Easy riders tour
Minimum Passengers: 2 people, 1 people for easy riders
Maximum Passengers: 15 people
Start City: Da Lat
End City: Hoi An
• The services of expert English-speaking local tour leader throughout the tour.
• 5 days cycling including sightseeing along the way (where relevant).
• Mountain bike, spare parts and bike helmet.
• Use of a private back-up vehicle.
• Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable)
For bicycle: 75$/day/person.
For easyrider: 70$/day/person (without meals).