Explore Vietnam’s Ocean Road on a self-guided bike tour

This cycling route takes you through the cultural, scenic, and culinary wonders of coastal Vietnam. Starting in historic Hue, you’ll ride along the coast to Cau Hai Lagoon, then head to Hoi An for countryside exploration or a visit to the My Son ruins. Enjoy cycling through seaside villages and fishing ports, with minimal traffic and friendly locals along the way. Using our app and navigation system, you can make the adventure your own while following our tips. It’s a scenic and memorable exploration of Vietnam’s coast.

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Highlights

  • Pedal quiet, palm shaded trails along Asia’s most famous river, the Mekong
  • Kayak among the rare and inquisitive, freshwater, Irrawaddy Dolphins
  • Explore the flooded forests of the Mekong near Laos
  • Hike the ancient staircase to the clifftop ruins of Preah Vihear temple overlooking Thailand & Cambodia
  • Dine in a family home where three generations share a proud collection of recipes
  • Feel free to join the cooking or help around the farm before your family dinner.
  • Bike the enchanting forest trails through the imposing remnants of Angkor Wat and its ancient city

Whats Included:

  • 7x Breakfasts, 8x Lunches, 6x Dinners
  • 7 nights in comfortable accommodation
  • Healthy snacks, local treats, fruit, and water while riding
  • Quality well-maintained bike and helmet for riding
  • Knowledgable and charming local guide
  • Full vehicle support
  • All ticket and entry costs included in the itinerary
  • Custom country-themed jersey and water bottle as mementos

Itinerary idea in detail

This tour can be conducted by motorcycle or by car. Please contact us for more details.

  • 1

    You will begin your tour in the historic city of Hue, which was the last seat of Imperial power in Vietnam. A representative from ABT Self-guided will meet you at your hotel to give you your equipment and explain the road conditions in Vietnam. They will also show you how to use the provided technology. You will then go on a loop ride to explore Hue, including its old citadel walls, the Perfume River, and beautiful French-style buildings.

  • 2

    Once you leave the city, you’ll ride on quiet country roads with only a few cars passing by. The scenery will change from rice fields to sandy dunes, and you’ll see farmers’ homes turning into fishing cottages as you get closer to the ocean. You’ll pedal through some hills along the coastline, enjoying tasty Vietnamese food to keep you going. When you reach the vast Cau Hai Lagoon with a backdrop of mountains and a view of the ocean, you’ll find peaceful surroundings with mainly local Vietnamese families. Be sure to try our recommended local eateries for a satisfying meal on your journey.

  • 3

    oday, you’ll start cycling on small hills to get ready for the challenging but beautiful climb up the Hai Van Pass. The road up the mountain offers great views of the ocean and lagoon. Since most traffic uses a tunnel, you’ll enjoy a quiet ride with a gradual slope. The descent on the other side takes you along the coast into Da Nang, a busy city. After passing through some suburban areas, you’ll see Da Nang’s famous bridges and visit the Lady Buddha monument.

    Finally, our representative will meet you and take you to Hoi An, an ancient town that has survived floods and wars, maintaining its charm and character.

  • 4

    Taking a day to rest will get you ready for the upcoming cycling and give you time to discover the deep history and varied architecture of this old town. You can explore the modern and traditional food options and even head to the nearby beach with a short ride. Follow our app for recommendations or go for a stroll on your own. If you’re eager to cycle more, you can also try our specially planned 28km ride around the city and countryside.

  • 5

    Today, you’ll ride from Hoi An to the ancient My Son ruins, where you’ll find Hindu temples in a jungle valley. My Son was once a significant center for the Champa kingdom and is now a UNESCO site.

    Your cycling route will take you through picturesque countryside, on quiet back roads that are only accessible by bike. You’ll pass villages and rice fields, meeting friendly locals along the way. After a day full of smiles and history, you’ll return to Hoi An in the evening.

  • 6

    Leaving Hoi An, you’ll see local vendors bringing fresh produce to the market from nearby farms. The ride today goes through small fishing villages on a peninsula where fish are farmed and homes line the windy shoreline. Pedal south towards Tam Ky, the capital of Quang Nam Province. After visiting its main sights, head back to the ocean and take a ferry to Tam Hai Island, where your Vietnamese hosts at a lovely resort are waiting for you.

  • 7

    Today, you’ll ride on a busy main road, but it’s well-paved for a smooth journey. After passing through industrial areas, you’ll return to quiet coastal roads and villages for a seafood lunch.

    Next, you’ll cycle to Quang Ngai, a university town. Along the way, you’ll see the Son My Memorial, which remembers the tragic My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War.

    In Quang Ngai, our team will meet you for a transfer back to Hoi An. If you plan to stay or continue south, we can help with the equipment. If you’re heading to major airports, there are daily flights from Da Nang or Chu Lai airport.

    If you need help with accommodation or transport, just let us know. We can take you to a hotel to freshen up before your flight or train journey.

Accommodation options

The price in the itinerary includes the suggested accommodation, but Amazing Bike Tours can be customized to fit your preferences and budget. A specialist can help you choose the best accommodation option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All breakfasts
  • 6 nights in comfortable and charming accommodation
  • Daily luggage transfers and on-call support
  • Self-guided app and navigation equipment Cannondale bikes
  • Memento cycling jersey and water bottle

TOURING

Experience classic cycle touring style through both well-paved roads and occasional gravel paths, from vibrant cities to the remote areas. Enjoy hotel accommodations each night with conveniences and amenities readily accessible.

ADVENTURE

Get ready for an adventure exploring new cultures by cycling through remote rural areas and bustling cities. Accommodations mostly in hotels with some camping nights. Expect varied terrain with challenging climbs and different road conditions.

EXPEDITION

Embark on a transformative journey. Dive into the challenges of different terrains and lengthy cycling routes while embracing new cultures and languages in less-traveled locations. Roads range from smooth pavement to rough, damaged tracks.

It is easy to customize your Vietnam Tours with us

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