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Biking from hanoi to hoian 13 days

  1. 1. Biking from Hanoi to Hoian 13DaysAs you follow the route once used by North Vietnamese soldiers on their way to war, you will travelthrough remote areas where Westerners are still a rarity. You will take in the beautiful limestonemountains of the Truong Son Mountain Range. Visit historical sites dating back to the 15th, thebirthplace of Ho Chi Minh and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Phong Nha National Park. For warbuffs, it will be possible to visit the site of the US combat base at Khe Sanh, where one of the mostfamous battles of the war took place. This is a challenging adventure with basic accommodation, butproviding a unique insight into remote Vietnam.Day 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)Arrive/ meet in Hanoi, afternoon full trip briefing and bike fitting, including some time to explore the city(optional guided tour by cyclo). Overnight in Hanoi.Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Puluong (25km cycling) (B,L,D)Head to Mai Chau before taking a ride on an old supply route of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, along aspectacular and undulating river valley towards Hoi Xuan and Pu Luong. Overnight in Pu Luong NatureReserve homestayDay 3 : Puluong – Ngoc Lac (70km cycling) (B,L,D)Leave Pu Luong behind and ride on a more undulating terrain route, with tarmac all the way, to NgocLac. Overnight in Ngoc LacDay 4: Ngoc Lac – Kim Lien – Vinh (60km cycling) (B,L,D)Ride on the newly built two- lane Ho Chi Minh Highway to Kim Lien the birthplace of president Ho ChiMinh, before driving out of the mountains to Vinh. Overnight in Vinh- close to the beach.Day 5: Vinh – Huong Khe (80km cycling) (B,L,D)Drive back up onto the Ho Chi Minh Highway and cycle along the increasingly mountainous highways toHuong Khe. Overnight in Huong Khe.Day 6: Huong Khe – Phong Nha (80km cycling) (B,L,D)Ride from Huong Khe to Phong Nha, on the tranquil Ho Chi Minh Trail, with mountains rising and roadswinding up, down and along the hillsides. Overnight in Phong NhaDay 7: Phong Nha – Camlo – Khe Sanh (80km cycling) (B,L,D)Take a smoother cycling on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Cam Lo before transferring to Khe Sanh near theLaos border. Overnight in Khe Sanh.Day 8: Khe Sanh – Aluoi (65km cycling) (B,L,D)Ride through spectacular scenery to Khe Sanh combat base, and head to Aluoi along the traffic- free butmore undulating terrain of the southern part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Overnight in AluoiDay 9: Aluoi – Hue (60km cycling) (B,L,D)Ride cut across the trail to Hue, due to the bad roads south of Aluoi. Overnight in Hue
  2. 2. Day 10: Hue (no cycling) (B)Rest day with a sightseeing trip within Hue: Forbidden Purple City/ Boat ride along the Perfume River.Overnight in Hue.Day 11: Hue – Hoi An (100km cycling) (B,L)Ride for climbing uphill to the Hai Van Pass (pass of the mountain clouds), before taking an epic ridecoast down to Danang followed by a ride to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi AnDay 12: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (100km cycling) (B,L,D)Ride out of Hoi An town to My Son, on scenic country back roads passing paddy fields, villages andthrough eucalyptus forest and lush jungle along the Song Tranh River. Overnight in Hoi AnDay 13: Hoi An – Danang (Departure) (B)Free until transfer to Danang for onward flight.Tour Cost USD1,755 Per Person based on 2 people insharing roomDeparture Dates Guaranteed departures everyday with aminimum group of 2 adults.Total Distance 720+ kilometersNumber of cycling days 9 full-days and 1 half-dayBike Rental USD130 (Trek or Giant) extra chargeRoad Surface Mix of highway routes, roads in countryside,through jungles, hillside and valleys, undulate andmountainous terrains, riverbanks.Support All buses with A/C and experienced Driver, one16 seats regarding group size of less 6; one 25seats of less 12 or two 16 seats regarding groupsize of less 12; and one 25 seats plus a luggagevan for group size of up to 24.Group Size Minimum 2. Maximum 15.Biking guide Experienced English speaking-biking guides withenthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.Biking guides are first aid qualified and canmaintain bikes. Their role is to deliver a safe andenjoyable tour to the clients, they manage thegroup, co-ordinate the driver and supportvehicle, buy snacks and fruit along the way, lookout for clients needs. They are cultural guides aswell as pure biking…Accommodation Hotels range from standard to superior classes,including simple guesthouse and local Thai home-stay (big room with partition off) in some remoteareas.Food Included (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).Entrance fees IncludedBoat Included at Perfume River in HueSnacks, fresh fruits, water Provided (daily)
  3. 3. Safety Our people take the best cares & safety for yourtrip.The first aid kits are provided, one doctor forgroup size of 16 paxes up.Photo taking You can stop wherever you want for ‘Kodakmoment’!Cycling pace Are you a beginner or professional biker? we allcare with our best efforts to make your tripsuperb. Enjoy your riding speed from 10km perhour up to as many more as you can.Climate Biking all year-roundWhat is not included Travel insurance, personal expenses, alcoholicNotice: We can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match yourexpectations.AVAILABLE DEPARTURE DATES21 Jun, 2013Seats available…20 July, 2013Seats available…17 Aug, 2013Seats available…30 Sep, 2013Seats available…13 Oct, 2013Seats available…12 Nov, 2013Guaranteed departure22 Dec 2013Seats available…07 Jan, 2014Seats available…22 Feb, 2014Seats available…15 Mar, 2014Seats available…25 Apr, 2014Seats available…
  4. 4. 07 May, 2014Seats available…09 Jun, 2014Seats available…24 Jul, 2014Seats available…27 Aug, 2014Seats available…07 Sep, 2014Seats available…17 Oct, 2014Seats available…07 Nov, 2014Seats available…09 Dec, 2014Seats available…Contact: tours@greentrailtours.asiaMore:...