Vietnam Bike Tours
A Feast for the Senses
From north to south, Vietnam’s a contrast of distinctly local cultures, and our local guides make sure you don’t miss a beat. In the Hoi An market, exploding with more produce than the mind can process, we wade into the crowds to barter and buy. On the backstreets near the Citadel, we bike with trusted friends. Then, in a private home, we sit down to dinner with royal descendants. And at the Six Senses Hideaway (luxury resort), our every whim is catered to with a smile.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
9 Days / 8 Nights
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Day by Day
Having explored Hanoi by cyclo, we head south for our first ride on the outskirts of Hue, pausing by the Japanese Bridge to have your fortune told.
Board our private riverboat and cruise up the Perfume River to the tomb of Minh Mang. Dine tonight with Royal descendants in a wonderfully intimate setting.
Having visited the Citadel and the Forbidden City, we make our way to Da Nang, cycling past rice paddies and war memorials.
Pedal past local vegetable gardens and fish farms on the outskirts of Hoi An. Browse the markets of this UNESCO recognized town and pick up your new tailor-made clothes!
Fly to Nha Trang and cross the Cai River, past temples, on our way back to the stunning coast. Sip champagne from the privacy of your boat-access-only beach villa as you take in an unforgettable sunset.
Indulge in luxury at the Six Senses Spa (this is a vacation, remember). Take up the offer of a more challenging coastal ride before returning to the hotel for some beach time.
Enjoy lunch today with a local friend of ours in rural Nha Trang, before heading on to the glitz that is Saigon. Dine out this evening in the city that never sleeps.
Take a private speedboat along the Saigon River and explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, a visible reminder of the war. Embark on a stunning ride before heading back for cocktails and a final night party.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel and tam biêt in Ho Chi Minh City. Or continue your exploration of the region with our Cambodia Post-Trip.
The Pilgrimage Village, Hue
The luxurious and relaxing Pilgrimage Village is located in the peaceful countryside just 4 km (2 mi.) from the centre of Hué. You’ll come to appreciate this after learning that the only thing the Vietnamese love more than waking up early is honking the horns on their mopeds! The rooms are simple but comfortable, personal, and stylish, and guests will find every need is cared for. View hotel website »
Anantara Hoi An Resort, Quang Nam Province
Located along the scenic Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort is only a short stroll from the colourful and bustling Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Touches of French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese cultures make up the distinct ambience and atmosphere in the resort and guests are offered luxurious spa treatments and breathtaking tropical gardens. View hotel website »
Six Senses Hideaway, Ninh Van Bay
This remarkable boutique hotel has undoubtedly raised the standard of luxury resorts throughout the country. Accessible only by water, the hotel’s 58 private villas, each with a private plunge pool, sit on dramatic Ninh Van Bay, with its impressive rock formations overlooking the impressive East Vietnam Sea, pristine white sand beach and towering mountains behind. View hotel website »
Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
The luxurious new Park Hyatt Saigon is conveniently located at Lam Son Square near the elegant Opera House in bustling central Ho Chi Minh City. The Hyatt’s luxurious Xuan Spa offers a large outdoor swimming pool nestled in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, relaxing and therapeutic massages with seven private treatment rooms and a well-equipped fitness studio.
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The daily distances for bike rides range from 20 to 50 km (12 to 31 mi.); some days offer longer/shorter option rides. The terrain is moderate on the first two days and then easygoing for the rest of the trip.
You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding customized Cannondales; there are three models to choose from to ensure you'll have the perfect bike. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, eight lunches and six dinners, including wine
- Services of a B&R guide, a local guide and support vehicle with driver
- All special events and private tours, guest experts, entrance fees into historical sights and museums
- Use of a hybrid bicycle and helmet
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including van support, coach transfers, private boats, and flights
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“Memorable moments: Sunset over the bay at Six Senses; biking along the trails of Vietnam and seeing the smiling children call out "hello, hello"; soaking up the feel of the countryside and seeing the people in their everyday lives. Guides are spectacular and make the trip outstanding.”
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