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Dragon’s Tail Cycling Tour from Hoi An to Dalat
(6D5N)

Pick up from Hoi An

Tour Code: DAD-44 Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Embark on an ultimate 6-day cycling adventure from Hoi An to Dalat through the picturesque mountain ranges of Ho Chi Minh Trail!

Highlights:

  • Cycle Through the Scenic Highland from Hoi An to Da Lat on a 400-Km Journey
  • Conquer the Famous Ho Chi Minh Trail by Riding on its Hilly Road Amidst the Mountain Ranges
  • Immerse in the Local Culture by Visiting Ba Na Ethnic Minority Village
  • Explore the Charming Countryside and Jungles of Central Vietnam

Tour Description:

Get your ducks in a row and embark on this exciting 6-day cycling adventure! You will experience the ride of your life as we cycle from the historic city of Hoi An to the Central Highlands’ hill station of Dalat over a distance of 400 kilometres. This journey will allow you to explore the charming scenery of the countryside while enjoying the pleasant highland climate on a bike ride. Gear up and carry on!

Day 1 – Hoi An / Phuoc Son (60 km)

Our journey begins as we pick you up from your hotel in Hoi An and board our van to head out of the city. After driving for around 70 kilometres, we will start cycling towards the countryside. We will pedal pass the scenic landscape of rural Vietnam with lush forests and waterfalls streaming down the hillsides. Along the way, we will take a break and enjoy our picnic lunch. As we are going to complete the 60-kilometre-ride for today, we resume our cycling right after lunch. We will cycle towards Phuoc Son with an estimated arrival at 3 pm. Once we arrive, you may relax at our guesthouse before having our dinner and retreating for the night.

Day 2 – Phuoc Son / Ngoc Hoi (80 km)

After having our breakfast at the hotel, we will depart and begin the best cycling route of our trip. Today, we will challenge the 80 kilometre track along the unspoiled deep forest. We will ride on a hilly terrain through the Truong Son mountain range along the border of Ngoc Linh National Park and Ngoc Linh Mountain. Known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail, this mountain road is famous for being the military supply route during the war. This trail cuts through the rugged mountains and dense jungle area resided by the minority groups of Ba Na and Se Dang. Once we have our lunch at the local restaurant, we will cycle towards Ngoc Hoi and check in to our hotel.    

Day 3 – Ngoc Hoi / Pleiku (70 km)

Rise and shine! We will begin our bike ride from the hotel and head towards the Ba Na ethnic minority village to learn more about the local culture. After that, we will pass by a scenic suspension bridge and a traditional wooden church which you might want to capture on a photograph. Next, we will visit the historical sites of Charlie Hill and Russian Tanks which were significant during the Vietnam War. Along the way, we will stop to have our lunch before riding towards the Sea Lake (Bien Ho). Regarded as a pearl in the Pleiku Plateau, the lake boasts serene and clear turquoise water surrounded by green pine trees. Once we complete our activities here, we will ride into Pleiku and stay the night here.

Day 4 – Pleiku / Buon Me Thuot (70 km)

We will leave Pleiku and board our van towards the starting point of our cycling route for the day. We are going to explore the countryside through a pleasant and relaxing ride. For the first 30 kilometres, we will cycle through the rolling hills and pass by small villages as well as coffee plantations. As we turn into a back road, we will enter the 25-kilometre-stretch of an impressive rubber tree plantation. The narrow yet charming country road eventually widens and brings us through small farms and villages for about 15 kilometres on flat terrain. Along the way, we will take a break and have our picnic lunch. Once we complete the route for today, our van will transfer us to our hotel in Buon Me Thuot.

Day 5 – Buon Me Thuot / Lak Lake (50 km)

Once we have our breakfast, we will set off on our bike to the largest natural body of water in Central Highlands, Lak Lake. Surrounded by the rural scenery, we will cycle on flat terrain for around 50 kilometres to reach the lake. We will try to reach Lak Lake before lunch and check in to the Lak Resort for our stay tonight. After we have our lunch at a local restaurant, we will take a rest and gather back in the afternoon. We will then head out to one of the old summer retreats of Emperor Bao Dai and wander around the area. Next up, we will board a boat to the remote village on the far side of Lak Lake and partake in some light trekking around the village. You are free to explore for the rest of the evening.

Day 6 – Lak Lake / Dalat (70 km)

As our cycling adventure is coming to an end, we will depart from our hotel early in the morning after our breakfast. We will try to cycle for as long as possible before riding on the van to reach the top of Phu Son Pass. While indulging in our picnic lunch, we will get to admire the picturesque landscape of the highland from the summit of the pass. After that, we will bike down the Phu Son Pass and cycle through the rolling hills to Tanung. As we pass by Tanung, make sure you pay attention to the extensive coffee farms which produce the local signature weasel coffee. Next, we will have the final 17-kilometre-uphill-push to Van Thanh village and our van will transfer us for the remaining distance to Dalat. Our amazing cycling adventure concludes as we drop you off at your hotel.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Within 24 hours of departure, 50% of trip payment being charged
  • More than 24 hours of departure, no surcharge
  • Exceptions may be made in case of extreme weather conditions on day trips only
  • Any deposits being paid in advance may or may not be refundable, depending on the trip and time of cancellation

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:00 am - 7:30 am

What's Included:

  • English-speaking Guide
  • High-end Mountain Bikes and Gloves
  • Helmets
  • Transfer Vehicle
  • Entrance Fees
  • All Tourist Permits
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (as indicated)
  • Water and Snack
  • First Aid Kit

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Tips for Guide

Additional Information:

  • The riding distance is approximately 400 kilometres
  • The trip will begin in Hoi An and end at Dalat
  • Please advise your fitness level in order to customize the riding distance
  • Transfer vehicle is always on standby for your usage
  • Prices shown are subject to a minimum of 2 pax. For solo customer, please check with Adventoro Concierge
  • Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) for availability of sessions
  • It is advised to wear comfortable clothes and sport shoes; sandals are not recommended
  • It is advised to bring hat and sunscreen
  • The tour is not recommended for those who have back problems and pregnant women
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

Pick-Up Location(s)

Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up location(s) that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Hoi An. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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