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Hue to Hoi An on Bikes 3 Days

Promotions: 5% discount for all bookings between May 1 - Sept 30, 2014
Grade: Moderate
Destination: Hue-Hoi An
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
You'll cycle from the ancient Citadel of Hue to the ancient town of Hoi An, from the history links to the past. Conquer Hai Van Pass, the most spectacular pass in Central Vietnam. Get ready! 
Exchange Rate:US$1=VND22,750
Group size2-3 persons4-6 persons7-9 personsSingle supplement
Prices/per personVND 8,212,523
(~US$ 361)
VND 5,847,660
(~US$ 257)
VND 5,351,648
(~US$ 235)
VND 1,074,937
(~US$ 47)
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Above prices are valid till Oct 31, 2014

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Cycling the Ancient Citadel
After trip briefing at your hotel, you’ll start with a ride along Le Loi Boulevard where the French architecture still remained, crossing the Truong Tien Bridge built in 1899 which has become a Hue’s Symbol.

Visit the vivid daily live life of the locals at Dong Ba Market, not far from the Hue Citadel. A visit to a food corner is always an interesting experience for curios travelers where you can see what people eat on a daily basis. In Vietnamese markets you will also find stalls that sell different local dishes. You’ll then cycle along Dong Ba River – a branch of the romantic Perfume River. You might be able to stop for a morning coffee with the locals in an ancient house if you wish to. En-route, you can see the waterway where the Kings travelled out their Citadel. Keep cycling to Bao Vinh ancient town which used to be the bustling trading port for hundred years under Nguyen’s reign.

Crossing the green fields, lotus pond, you pedal to the Hue Citadel to visit: Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, The Mieu Temple…. The Imperial City in Hue is a walled fortress and palace in the former capital of Vietnam of the last Feudal Dynasty in Vietnam – Nguyen Dynasty. Leave the Imperial Citadel, you cycle to King Tu Duc’s tomb to learn more about Royal life. Visit the Incense stick & conical hat making village nearby the tomb.

Next, you cycle along the Perfume River to An Hien Garden house – a typical of Hue ancient’s architecture house. You are welcomed with fruits and tea from the host upon arrival. Soak your soul in the sound of bell from Thien Mu Pagoda - one of the best known religious sites, with a 21 meters high octagonal tower, has become a symbol of Hue. Here we can see the octagonal tower, a symbol of Hue and an old Austin car which transported the bonze Thich Quang Duc to Saigon in 1963 for his self-immolation.

Do not miss the sunset scene on the river, you then cruise the Dragon boat on Perfume River to return the city.

Meals:
-/L/-
Biking distance:
35km on back roads
Overnight in Hue
 

Day 2: Hue to Lang Co Beach
The first ride will be 5km ride to Thanh Toan covered bridge on an interesting village road winding through green paddy fields. Stop for a look at one of the numerous village communal houses on the way. Leaving the ornate bridge, you’ll ride toward Truong Ha Bridge that spans the scenic Tam Giang lagoon, stop en route at a village specializing in mushroom growing. This part of our today’s ride is known to offer the most spectacular rural landscape of the whole Vietnam.

Crossing Truong Ha bridge to the other side of Tam Giang lagoon, you ride on through fishing villages to An Bang village for a visit to its well-known fantastic huge cemetery, so called the City of Ghosts. Here different symbols of different religions, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Catholicism, etc exist hand in hand in an incredible great ensemble of tombs.

Keep riding on for 10km to Tu Hien estuary and cross Tu Hien Bridge on a scenic road winding between hills on one side and Cau Hai lagoon on the other. At the intersection of this village road and Highway, shuttle to Lang Co beach for lunch. You’ll check in one of the beach front resort to enjoy beach break and swimming at Lang Co – listed as one World’s most beautiful bays in 2009. Enjoy seafood for refueling your energy.

Meals: B/L/D
Biking distance:
75km on back roads and coastal road
Overnight in Lang Co


Day 3: Lang Co to Lap An Lagoon to Hai Van Pass to Red Beach to Hoi An
Start your day by a warming-up around Lap An lagoon – famed as Venice of Vietnam. Ready for the most challenging part of the trip which is most unforgettable moment by climbing uphill the Pass of Clouds (Hai Van Pass). At the top of the pass, stop for a panoramic view over Danang far below. This is one of the rarest site where you can see vestiges of the most significant contemporary eras of the Vietnamese history, vestiges of a fortification built by the Nguyen dynasty, military bunkers left from the war with the French and bunkers from the Vietnam War. From this height, enjoy thrilling views of the surrounding sea and mountains. Now you face the challenge of the downhill ride. On arriving at the foot of the pass, shuttle to Hoi An for an walking tour in the peaceful town.

After visits to the vibrant cities in Vietnam such as Saigon or Hanoi, Hoi An would be a pleasant change with its tranquil,quiet atmosphere. 

Meals: B/L/-
Biking distance:
75km on back roads

Inclusions:
1 night stay in Hue and 1 night at Lang Co beach
Transfers & supported by private air-conditioned minibus with experienced driver
Experienced English speaking biking guide
Use of new Trek or Giant bikes with 24 speeds, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits
All meals as mentioned in the detailed itinerary 
All entrance fees
Bottled water, snacks, fresh fruits and wet towels for cycling days.

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