Experience an 8-day adventure in Vietnam! Cycle through serene countryside, explore Ba Na Hills, and discover Ninh Binh’s stunning landscapes. Immerse yourself in Mai Chau’s village life.

Paddle gently through Pu Luong on a bamboo raft, hike to Hieu waterfall, and explore Cuc Phuong National Park. Our friendly guides share Vietnam’s history and landscapes.

Enjoy authentic meals, meet locals, and explore traditions. This tour is more than sightseeing – it’s a chance to connect with Vietnam and its people.

Pedal-assist electric bikes are available for an additional $230 fee on this tour.

Highlights of the Trip

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Detailed itinerary ideas

If you prefer to book the trip starting from Saigon, please let me know.

  • Day 1

    Once you’ve met your guide and completed a safety briefing and bike fitting, it’s time to kick off your multi-active adventure! Our journey begins with a visit to the renowned Ba Na Hills. We’ll cycle through tranquil Vietnamese countryside, navigating paved and trail roads bordered by rice paddies and picturesque villages. No need to worry about traffic – we’ll be following peaceful scenic routes, offering ample opportunities for stunning landscape photography at every turn.
    Our cycling route takes us past local markets and vegetable farms, providing insights into everyday life in Vietnam. Along the way, we’ll pause to interact with farmers, discover religious traditions, and immerse ourselves in authentic local culture.
    Upon reaching the magnificent Ba Na Hills, replenish your energy with a buffet lunch featuring the diverse flavors of Vietnamese cuisine, renowned worldwide.
    After lunch, our adventure continues with a visit to the iconic Golden Bridge, an architectural wonder supported by colossal moss-covered hands, offering sweeping views of the hills. Explore an enchanting old French village nestled in the Vietnamese mountains, blending the allure of two distinct worlds.
    To conclude our day of exploration, we’ll return to the hotel via transfer, where a delicious Vietnamese dinner awaits – the first of many culinary delights to come.

  • Day 2

    If your tour is between February and August, enjoy a sunny day with us on Cham Island! Gear up to explore colorful fish and coral. After a quick break with coffee, tea, and snacks, we’ll sail to Bai Chong Tropical Beach for a tasty lunch of meats, seafood, and vegetarian options. Relax on the beach with free hammocks and swimming. We’ll head back to the mainland in the afternoon, admiring the views.

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    For tours from September to January, join us in Hoi An for a flavorful experience! Start with herbal tea made from local herbs. Explore an organic herb farm and enjoy a herb-infused lunch with vegetarian and meat options. Dive into Vietnamese martial arts with a local master, learning ancient techniques firsthand. Finish the day with a delicious dinner, ready for more adventures ahead!

  • Day 3

    Off to Hanoi airport for your flight, then cycling to Ninh Binh. Known as “Halong Bay on Land” for its stunning landscapes. Pedal through picturesque countryside, passing charming villages. Enjoy lunch en route and transfer to Ninh Binh in the afternoon. Check into the hotel to unwind after a day of exploration.

  • Day 4
  • Day 5

    We’ll start our day visiting the Bear Sanctuary at Four Paws, a place that helps bears. Then, we’ll hike in Cuc Phuong National Park, a big forest with old trees and animals. After lunch, we’ll drive to Pu Luong Natural Reserve, where different groups of people live. We’ll stay there for two nights.

  • Day 6

    As the sun rises in Pu Luong, we’ll start with a peaceful morning walk to Ban Cong, a lovely village surrounded by greenery. Then, we’ll go bamboo rafting on the sparkling waters, enjoying the lush scenery.

    We’ll have a tasty local lunch to experience Pu Luong’s authentic flavors. In the afternoon, we’ll trek to Hieu waterfall, navigating winding trails and lush forests. After enjoying the stunning waterfall, we’ll head back for a hearty dinner at our retreat.

  • Day 7

    After breakfast, we’ll start a morning trek through local villages, passing rice fields and maybe some water buffalo.

    By late morning, we’ll reach Bao La village for our community project. We’ll join a cooking class, share a meal, and learn about village life.

    Afterward, we’ll return to Lac Village for a break before heading to Pu Luong.

    In Mai Chau, we’ll swap our hiking gear for kayaks and explore the river. Then, we’ll check into our eco-lodge, nestled in the heart of Mai Chau. We’ll end the day with dinner at the lodge, enjoying the flavors of the region.

  • Day 8

    You can enjoy a calm morning at your own pace or add more activities if you like. Our van will then take us back to busy Hanoi, marking the end of our adventure. The driver can drop you at your hotel or take you to the airport for your next trip.

Accommodation options

The price of the itinerary includes the suggested accommodation, but Amazing Bike Tours are fully customizable. A specialist can assist you in choosing the best option that fits your preferences and budget.

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17 January 2024 ★★★★★

Absolute Asia tours gave us a wonderful tour of Southeast Asia (working with sister-agency My Way Travel based in Vietnam). For our Siem Reap/Angkor Wat journey, our party of two had a private driver and guide named Jak, who was a cheerful and knowledgeable companion, explaining the history, culture, architecture and religious significance of the sites while keeping it always fun. We moved efficiently from site to site, and finished with a boat tour of the fishing village on stilts at Kampong Pluk on the Tonle Sap Lake. During most of our trip we stayed at top-notch locally-owned hotels, but in Siem Reap we were at the excellent local Hyatt hotel. Absolute Asia and My Way Travel our outstanding local providers, less expensive than name-brand group tours, and customized to our interests and schedule.

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2 January 2024 ★★★★★

We had an awesome time on cycling tour with AAT! It was incredible, filled with good vibes, laughs & a fantastic way to explore Vietnam & Cambodia. Tony our guide made it special by introducing us to locals and showing us the real charm of these countries. The whole tour was well-organized & the way they took care of us awesome. It's an unforgettable trip and I'll definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the beauty of Southeast Asia.

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1 January 2024 ★★★★★

My group of six completed a 30 day cycling tour in Asia with AAT. We traveled form Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Saigon to Siem Reap. Every day we pedaled through stunning countryside views, passing villages, fields & limestone karsts. Our guide Tony was fantastic-interesting, friendly & personable. This experience stood out as the highlight of our Asia trip.

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