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12 DAYS SOUTH CENTRAL TO COAST CYCLE TOURS

Enjoy 12 day Vietnam Cycle tour from South Central to Coast  to explore fascinating country by your own way. Without a doubt,  cycling is definitely one of the brilliant way to explore the alluring country, experiencing  excited activities, and enjoy outstanding natural scenery.

Admire picturesque outcrops limestone mountains in the south central Vietnam or swimming in emerald water on  crystal sand beach. Tasting fresh seafood in oriental architecture restaurant.  In addition , the cyclist have unique experience in exploring the Cu Chi Tunnel – the steel triangle area, contemplating stunning scenic beauty.  On the way to Da lat, admire magnificent rugged limestone mountains and lush flower farm to Nha Trang, cycling along the coastline to admire breathtaking scenery, meet and talk with fiendly people on the way.Finally, the cyclist have good opportunity in exploring Scenic route Nha Trang - Ninh Chu - Phan Thiet - Vung Tau.

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Day 1:  Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon) 
Snail Adventure tours’ teamwill pick you up at the airport and transfer you to hotel for check in. The rest of day is free at leisure. Meet you at dinertime for all plant to cycle. You’ll stay overnight in Sai Gon.
Summary:
Activity: Transfer from Airport to Hotel
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: The Northern Hotel ****
 
Day 2: Sai Gon to Dong Xoai
We will pick you up early in the morning and transfer to Buu Long Mountain where we'll reaching our bicycles and start to cycle along Dong Nai River and through Rubber tree plantations, Paddy field. you will arrive in Tri An lake and have short break for lunch. After that, continue to cycle along countryside road then reach to War Victory Monument where you can learn many interesting stoties about Vietnam history. We ‘ll spent a few minutes to sightseeing and then our support vehicle will take you to Dong Xoai Town. you will stay overnight in Dong Xoai.
Summary:
Activity: Transfer 145 km
Cycling distance: 77 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: AnLoc Hotel and Spa**
 
Day 3: Dong Xoai to Lak Lake
Today is long distance to transfer and the biginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail from the south to the north. We leave Dong Xoai Town early in the morning to Ho Chi Minh Trail where we start to cycle to Dak Mil village. You will bike to along Ho Chi Minh Trail and enjoy ít magnificent scenery. Stop at Soc Bom Bo village to kown about S’tieng ethnic minority people culture and traditions. Lunch is served on the way by local foods. After lunch, you will cycle to Dak Mil village(near Vietnam and Cambodia border). Then our support vehicle will transfer you to Lak Lake. We will stay overnight in Lak Lake.
Summary:
Activity: Transfer no km
Cycling distance: 97 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent Camp Resort
 
Day 4: Lak Lake Exploring
The space of Gong culture in Vietnam Central Highlands covers seventeen minority ethnicities belonging to the Austro-Asian and Austronesian linguistic groups. Their most popular beliefs come from the cult of ancestors, shamanism and animism. Closely linked to daily life and cycle of the seasons, these beliefs form a mystical world where the gongs intervene as a privileged language between men, divinities and the supernatural world. Behind every gong hides a god or goddess who is all the more powerful as the gong is older. The gong is present in all the rituals of community life and is the main ceremonial instrument. The performance of Gong cannot be separated from ritual ceremony, men and women in ethnic pattern clothes, jar of rice wine and traditional long house.
From Lak Tented Camp, you will pedal about 30 minutes (6km) on a slightly sporty track to reach YangTao village. Going along the lake will offer you splendid scenery over surrounding mountains, the eco-lodge and local crops such as rice, corn, coffee, cassava and more. You will certainly cross farmers leading their buffaloes, cows or goats to the pastures or their tractors with various loads.
Once in YangTao, you’ll continue the track toward Buon D’rung and Buon Cuor: preserved hamlets for meeting local people. There you may see a family of potters and basket makers, a long house where the traditional jar wine (ruou can) is prepared, and you can take participate in playing a piece of Gong music. After these visits, you may cycle back or return to the eco-lodge by boat.
Summary:
Activity: Transfer no km
Cycling distance: 35 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tent Camp Resort
 
Day 5: Lak lake to Da Lat, 165km distance & 100km cycling
After breakfast, you will visit one of the old summer retreats of Emperor Bao Dai and take a boat to a remote village on the far side of Lak Lake. Some light trekking is possible from this village. Elephant riding is available here (extra pay). we have short transfer  to Phi Lieng Village where the ride begins on the  flat countryside road for 10 kilometers, and then 12 km climb up hill on the top of Phu Son Pass then 20km section of downhill riding to Lam Ha Town. The spectacular mountain views are perfect for pictures along the way. Lunch is served in this town. After lunch, you will cycle to Elephant Waterfall about 30km through vegetable farms, flower farms and silk farms on the way. Arriving Elephant Waterfall (really pretty), you’ll visit the Linh An Pagoda & Happy Buddha, then continue to cycle to Ta Nung Hamlet about 20km. A stop at coffee plantations & weasel coffee farms to understand about ways of making weasel coffee in the Central Highlands. You will take your time to enjoy weasel coffee before heading to Ta Nung Hamlet. Our support vehicle will bring you to Da Lat before dark. This day offers 100 km worth of mountain biking. We’ll spent overnight in Da Lat.
Summary:
Activity: Transfer 165 km
Cycling distance: 100 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: La Sapinette Hotel ****
 
Day 6: Da Lat – Nha Trang
After breakfast at your hotel. Bus  transfer to the northeast Da Lat on the new road and through the newest National Park in Vietnam  (Bidoup Nui Ba).  Beautiful views of farms, countryside and Nui Ba mountain. The ride  begins on the flat countryside road for 18km down hill and up hill on the top of Bidoup National Park. Then 32km, uninterrupted downhill section is the longest of downhill. The spectacular mountain views are perfect for pictures along the way. After reaching at the bottom of the pass, you will have short break for lunch. After that, Our team  will provide a short instructional briefing about Rafting and then you will float down on Khanh Le River for 3 hours at around 17km on the river. You will passing some sections of rapids and the mountain scenery is imposing.  Arriving Khanh Nam village, where our raft is finish and then we will continue to Nha Trang Beach by our vehicle. You will spent overnight in Beaches of Nha Trang, where  is possibly Vietnam’s most famous beach destination. Nha Trang itself is one of the larger cities in Vietnam, and Nha Trang Beach is a massive, miles-long stretch of white sand and clear turquoise waters. The beach is stunning. That, combined with Nha Trang’s popular nightlife scene, makes it a prime destination for both Vietnamese and international travelers. This also makes the beach rather crowded in high season though, so if you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing beach, Nha Trang probably isn’t your thing.        
Summary:
Activity: Rafting 17 km
Cycling distance:  80 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Light Hotel & Spa ****
 
Day 7: Nha Trang Beach – B.                               
Today is free day to relaxing on the beach.
Summary:
Activity: No
Cycling distance:  0 km
Meals:   Breakfast,
Accommodation: The Light Hotel & Spa ****
 
Day 8: Nha Trang to Ninh Chu Bay
After breakfast, We will short transfer you to the south of Nha Trang City to the pretty little fishing harbours, where you will start to cycle on the more scenic and quieter airport road out of the city. Keep to cycle on this road for 20km until it crosses a bridge at the small fishing village of My Ca. After the brigde, you continue to bike on the quiet road until it meets Highway 1 after 10km. You will have short break for lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, we will short transfer you to Nui Chua National Park, where you will cycle again on Nui Chua coastal road to the Vinh Hy Bay at around 25km. At Vinh Hy Bay, you will bear right into the village for refreshments and then bear left to continue to bike on the Nui Chua coastal road as it climbs up behind Vinh Hy Bay. The mountain pass is 10km long with spectacular views. You continue straight on to bike on the Nui Chua coastal road until it meets a new bridge connecting the Nui Chua coastal road with the Ninh Chu Beach  after 10km. You will arrive in Ninh Chu Beach at around 5:00pm. You will stay overnight at the Ninh Chu Beach.
Summary:
Activity: Total distance 110 km
Cycling distance:  80 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Annise Resort****
 
Day 9: Ninh Chu Bay to Mui Ne Phan Thiet.
After breakfast, you will bike from your hotel to Ca Na Habour  at about 40km through Hai Chu Commune heading to Son Hai town. The ocean road is very quiet, with little traffic and even less amenities.  The coast is really exposed and there are some epic views along the way. It's a pleasure to ride this section. You will stop at Mui Dinh Lighthouse to see the immense sand running alongside the blue sea. Mui Dinh lighthouse, constructed by the French in 1904 at a height of 177 meters above the sea level, is still an integral part of the community serving vessels at sea.
This section of the road lasts for another 20 km before arriving in a flat salt-farm complex. Arriving in Ca Na Beach, where you will have short break for lunch. The scenery in Ca Na is magnificent with the clean, blue sea, covered by the white sandbank and the mountains at the back. The atmosphere in Ca Na is also fresh and cool that makes you feel comfortable and refreshed. Furthermore, the night-time on this beach is awesome, especially when there is moonlight. The sound of the wind and waves are mixed to become a harmonic song that cannot be forgotten.  You will cycle on ocean road through white and red sand dunes. Arriving in Mui Ne Beach in the late afternoon. You will spent overnight in Mui Ne Beach.
Summary:
Activity: Total distance 130 km
Cycling distance:  90 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Sailing Bay Beach and Resort****
 
Day 10: Mui Ne Beach to  Binh Chau   
After breakfast, we will short transfer you to out of Phan Thiet City at around 40 minutes to the Phu Thuy Village, where the riders will start to cycle on coastal road - it’s a smooth ride, through the biggest abundance of dragon fruit trees. Riding through field after field of these long gangly-armed green monsters is quite an experience and you will stop to enjoy the dragon fruit in a local farms and  have some short rests  for ice teas, cane-sugar juice and coffees - there are plenty of options to rest in a hammock and refresh with a cold beverage along this stretch. You will arrive in La Gi Town for lunch. Its a fishing town with some fantastic beaches in its surroundings. After lunch, Cycling on new paved road though rustic village life the join in National way 55 lead to Binh Chau.
Summary:
Activity: Total distance 100 km
Cycling distance:  82 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Saigon Binh Chau Resort****
 
Day 11: Binh Chau – Vung Tau
Starting new beautiful day by pedaling along the coastline,  capture  incredible moment of sunrise and Pristine nature . meet and chat with local fishmen in  market village . discover the capital of “ Vietnam Resort”  along  emerald sand beach. Have lunch en route. After lunch we continue to ride along the coast to Binh Chau -  Long Hai where we stay overnight. Have farewell dinner with our team and support in local restaurant. Stay overnight in Grand Hotel Vung Tau – Deluxe  Sea View,
Summary:
Activity: Total distance 100 km
Cycling distance:  100 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Seaside Resort ****
 
Day 12: Vung Tau Beach to Ho Chi Minh City,
Today is free on the beach or a little walking around Black Gold City on your own untill 11:30am we will check out hotel and then go to have lunch. After that, our support vehicle and guides will take you to Ho Chi Minh City about one and a hafl hours. Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at aroundabout. The aventures cycling is finished.
Summary:
Activity: Total distance 150 km
transfer distance:  150 km
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Northern Hotel****
 
Important Notes:
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
 
The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so. If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.

Would you like to customize this tour? Aren’t you trained enough, and would prefer shorter legs? Would you like a different starting or arriving point, or a break day before, after or during the tour?    we will do our best to suit your needs! 
 

Tour included in:
  • English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
  • Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy with 4 stars and in good Location
  • Meals details in itineraries ( 11 breakfast, 11 lunches, 11 dinners)
  • A/C transfer/ and transportation
  • Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
  • Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
  • Trek mountain bikes – 4300  with disc brake and  helmets
  • Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
  • Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
  • First aid kit
  • Cold water box, small fresh towel.
  • Mineral water for drinking
  • Fruit and snack for cycling days
Tour excluded in:
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Optional excursions
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
  • Visa fee
  • Departure  tax
  • Tip for team and guide
Note: Hotels  are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose aquivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
 

Tour infor
Bikes: we use the new 4300/4500 trek  and Cannondale Trail 5 and tango 5 mountain bikes for all most cycling trip with different size from 13.5’’  - 23,5’’.We generally use 2012 /2013 models of TREK  mountain bikes because they are high quality, durable pieces of equipment. Besides,
 
We like the versatility and durability of the mountain bike as it has been designed to cope with different types of terrain and riding. Our trips can be on asphalt and can often be broken or potholed, and there are usually unsurfaced sections included, so mountain bikes are the most suitable. They also have the range of gears to cope with the hills.
 
Each bike comes with a single water bottle cage, if you prefer more you are welcome to bring your own. Bikes also have gel seat cover slips if you prefer a softer ride. If you have your own saddle that you are comfortable with seat, you are welcome to bring it and we'll fit it. On long tours women specific seats are recommended and we have some available, but we cannot guarantee we will available for every tour.These bikes also are available for rent in case you want to go it alone or just need a bike for a day.
Bikes repairs: basic spaires and tools kid are generally carried by guide and on the support vehicle, although we can not guarantee having spares for every conceivable problem. Carring a basic tool kids, a spare tube and a pump while riding is  recommended.
we can not guarantee having spares for every conceivable problem. Carring a basic tool kids, a spare tube and a pump while riding is  recommended.
Safety: wearing a helmet is compulsory on all our biking adventures. Your tour guide are trained in first aid and emergency rescure, tour guide often carry first aid  box with their bikes while riding
Support: we often used mini bus and bus  with air condition for transfer and back up as itineraries
We use van Support bikes and cyclist
( 1 – 4 pax) we use Van to support and carry out bikes)
( 5 – 8 pax) we use one Van and one truck to supports
Accommodation:When cycling we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Our guides: the tour will be led by one of English - speaking guides. All our guides have great knowledge of history, local culture,  and religions of the area where you are cycling and introduce that experiences for you . our guides have been  trained  in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by Vietnam National Tourism. Our guides are also medically skilled in first Aid by SOS  and they know how to deal  with hard situations.\
Grading definition: To assist you visualise how our trip is difficult, we have graded our adventure tours into three categories, easy, moderate, and challenging, we group many factors into consideration into this grading, including distant covered, terrain, altitude, weather conditions and vehicle support
Easy: suitable for most people in good health. These trips  generally include short days, on good paths and at low attitudes
Moderate: A reasonable level of fitness is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels, hill longer days and altitude.All of our moderate trips have a support vehicle following closely, weary travellers can hitch a ride and take a rest for a while.
Challenging: these trips are physically demanding and best suite for  fit people with high endurancce level. Day can be longer, often at altitude, in remoted regions and sometimes without supports vehicle nearby.. travellers may be required  to carry a backpacks.
Terrain: Distances on full cycling days average around 50 – 80km. Our route is mainly on tarmac roads of varing quality with are some more like hard – packed dirt, Terrain is generally flat or undulating with a few notable climbs..  Distance for second days and  half of third day is around 60- 80 km. Our routes are mainly on single track, dirt road and trail , we cycle around villages and villages, through rice paddy terraces.
Food: All the meals which, are mentioned in itinerary, are included in the price of this tour. Most of meals are Vietnamese local food in Homestays . while in towns, we will enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in delicious restaurants
Meals consist of a variety of banlanced dishes and aim for universal appeal, we avoid highly spiced foods.
Vegetarians are certainly welcome and are always accommodated, please let us know of any dietary concerns at time of booking.  Beverage  and alcoholic drink are not included  at mealtime or in restaurants
Snack/ Water: when we transfer, ride by minibus ( no cycling day),  our bottled waters are always available  for you ( two little for one day for person with wet tissue)
When we have cycling days, we will offer cold water and wet tissue in box plus fresh tropical fruides, soft – drink, energy – drinking, ( five little water for cycling day/ person).
Beer is freely available everywhere in Vietnam, but not include in our trip.
The Homestays: Homestay in the villages is simple interm of  bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep  on beds  or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Weather: Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate. Broadly speaking, the weather in Vietnam is dictated by two seasons - the southwest monsoon from April to September and the Northeast monsoon  from October to late march  or early April.
Due to regional climate differences, there are no right or wrong  seasons to visit Vietnam.the north Vietnam is cool, damp in winters between November and December and February with tempreture in Hanoi falling to around 15oC. The summer months from April to October  are hot and dry.the best time visit Vietnam is spring ( February – April) or Autunm( late September – December) when it is not so humid. The weather turns quite cold and wet in January and this continues to  march. The humidity can prove oppresive from May to the early September.
Money:  the official national currency is the Vietnamese Dong ( VND), but the US dollar is widely accepted in allmost tourist centers. However, small towns and the villages the VND is preferred, ATM are available in all major cities and towns, tourist destinations, Vietcombank, Agriculture banks are the best networks with  a limit a single withdraw limit of 2000,000 d ( 95 USD). Most major currrencies can be exchanged in leading in Vietnam, but th USD is preferred  away from the tourist centers. Changing 100 USD  wil make you to be a millionaire. You can not legally take the dong out of Vietnam but you can reconvert reasonable amounts of it into USD on departure,.
Clothing:  comfortable lightweight clothing  in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. The dress code is fairly casual as it is in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evening against bitting  insects. A light weight raincoat or rain cape  is a good ideal in the raining season. For on the bike you will need to bring a couple of pairs of cycling shorts and short leeve jerseys, a pairs of cycling glove and if you use them, your clip in cycling shoes/ sandals.. when travel in the North Vietnam during winter months ( late November – March) warm clothe is needed.Visitors to Buddhist countries should not to wear shorts, short skirts  or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious centers and shoes should be removed  before entering private homes.
Passport and visa: All visitors  are required to have a valid  visa to enter Vietnam. A one month tourist visa is usually sufficients for most visitors, though it is possible to arrange  three months  or six month – multiple entry visa for regular visitors. The Snail Adventure Tours company  is authorised to issue visa on arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, Danang International Airport in Danang,  and Tan San Nhat in Ho chi Minh city.The same authorisation proceduce  and a minimum mof 5 days working  notice is required. In emergency case they can arrange a visa o arrival if notice of 2  working days is given
Tipping: Tipping for good services is always appreciated in these developing countries. It is customary, though not compulsory, to tip tour guides and drivers at the end of the tour. Hotels and station porters should also be tipped a small amount for . We recommend 5 US Dollar  / person/per day  for cycling tour guides .. 2 USD/ person/ day for driver and 1 USD/ person/ day for door bell when checking in and out.
Responsible tourism: we strongly believe that Responsible Tourism  can support to local  communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural invironment. We recognise that  there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.
Environment : we have been turning invironmently responsible tourism into practices  to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re - usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.
Community:  Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging custommers  to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit  cottage industries  for local handicraft souvenir, generating  income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, moto taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that  the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.
 
 
 

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