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Ho Chi Minh Trail Legend Biking Tour 12Days

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Ho Chi Minh Trail Legend Biking Tour 12Days The Ho Chi Minh Trail was an elaborate system of mountain and jungle trails linking North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos during the Vietnam War against the United States. Today, the many paths of the Ho Chi Minh trail criss-cross the newly built Ho Chi Minh Highway. On this tour we explore the northern section of the Ho Chi Minh trail, which was previously inaccessible, from Ngoc Lac to the Hai Van Pass in Danang. This wide, smooth undulating highway is a bikers dream as there is little traffic on the road. And it conveniently will take us through farms, orchards, tribal villages and offers us easy access to some of the country’s top attractions — one of Vietnam’s most spectacular caves, the ancient royal seat of Hue, the picturesque trading port of Hoi An

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Mountain Cycling, Road Cycling
    • Activity Level Tough
      6/8
    • Group Size Medium Group
      16
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    Ho Chi Minh Trail Legend Biking Tour 12Days

    The Ho Chi Minh Trail was an elaborate system of mountain and jungle trails linking North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos during the Vietnam War against the United States. Today, the many paths of the Ho Chi Minh trail criss-cross the newly built Ho Chi Minh Highway. On this tour we explore the northern section of the Ho Chi Minh trail, which was previously inaccessible, from Ngoc Lac to the Hai Van Pass in Danang. This wide, smooth undulating highway is a bikers dream as there is little traffic on the road. And it conveniently will take us through farms, orchards, tribal villages and offers us easy access to some of the country’s top attractions — one of Vietnam’s most spectacular caves, the ancient royal seat of Hue, the picturesque trading port of Hoi An and beaches.
    Cycle in the beautiful, quiet Vietnamese countryside, through lush fields, down jungle paths and past stunning limestone cliffs along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail; which was once used to carry supplies during the war. Enjoy real local, cultural and natural experiences along the way.
    Tour busy city streets on a cyclo (a pedal-powered trishaw). Ride along a route which was used to carry ammunition and supplies during the war. Spend the night at a Thai Village home stay, a great way to experience the nature and culture of the area. Cycle through a mountain range passing stunning limestone cliffs and lush fields. Roll along on the smooth tarmac of the Ho Chi Minh highway, stopping off at the birthplace of Ho Chi Minh. Go through scenic villages with limestone karst formations.
    See Phong Nha National Park, an area of tunnels and underground rivers formed 250 million years ago. Cycle across the 17th Parallel and end the day in the former US Marine base of Khe Sahn. Explore the back roads of Hue and the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled 1200 years ago. Complete a challenging climb to the top of Hai Van pass then cruise down to the beach for a cooling swim. Pedal through eucalyptus forest, paddy fields and small villages to the ancient centre of Cham civilization.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    -Air conditioned bus/van
    -Truck to carry bikes
    -English speaking biking tour guide
    -Entrance fees/motobike supports
    -Boat trip & ferries
    -Airport transfer in/out
    -Pick up & drop off at your hotel
    -Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
    -Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic/Doctor(10 travelers)
    -Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
    -Accommodation
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    -Pre/post trip arrangement
    -Others meals & drinks
    -Admission fees during free time
    -Mountain Bike Hire: USD10/per day
    -Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
    -Tips and gratuities
    -All other service is not made on the written form.
    1. Day 1 Hanoi – Mai Chau – Puluong (25km cycling) (B,L)

      Head to Mai Chau before taking a ride on an old supply route of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, along a spectacular and undulating river valley towards Hoi Xuan and Pu Luong. Overnight in Pu Luong Nature Reserve homestay.

    2. Day 2 Cycling Puluong – Ngoc Lac (70km cycling) (B,L)

      Leave Pu Luong behind and ride on a more undulating terrain route, with tarmac all the way, to Ngoc Lac. Overnight in Ngoc Lac.

    3. Day 3 Cycling Ngoc Lac – Kim Lien – Vinh (60km cycling) (B,L)

      Ride on the newly built two- lane Ho Chi Minh Highway to Kim Lien the birthplace of president Ho Chi Minh, before driving out of the mountains to Vinh. Overnight in Vinh- close to the beach.

    4. Day 4 Cycling Vinh – Huong Khe (80km cycling) (B,L)

      Drive back up onto the Ho Chi Minh Highway and cycle along the increasingly mountainous highways to Huong Khe. Overnight in Huong Khe

    5. Day 5 CyclingHuong Khe – Phong Nha (80km cycling) (B,L)

      Ride from Huong Khe to Phong Nha, on the tranquil Ho Chi Minh Trail, with mountains rising and roads winding up, down and along the hillsides. Overnight in Phong Nha.

    6. Day 6 Cycling Phong Nha – Camlo – Khe Sanh (80km cycling) (B,L)

      Take a smoother cycling on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Cam Lo before transferring to Khe Sanh near the Laos border. Overnight in Khe Sanh.

    7. Day 7 Cycling Khe Sanh – Aluoi (65km cycling) (B,L)

      Ride through spectacular scenery to Khe Sanh combat base, and head to Aluoi along the traffic- free but more undulating terrain of the southern part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Overnight in Aluoi.

    8. Day 8 Cycling Aluoi – Hue (60km cycling) (B,L)

      Ride cut across the trail to Hue, due to the bad roads south of Aluoi. Overnight in Hue.

    9. Day 9 Hue (no cycling) (B)

      Rest day with a sightseeing trip within Hue: Forbidden Purple City/ Boat ride along the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue.

    10. Day 10 Hue – Hoi An (100km cycling) (B,L)

      Ride for climbing uphill to the Hai Van Pass (pass of the mountain clouds), before taking an epic ride (by motorbike) coast down to Danang followed by a ride to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

    11. Day 11 Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (100km cycling) (B,L)

      Ride out of Hoi An town to My Son, on scenic country back roads passing paddy fields, villages and through eucalyptus forest and lush jungle along the Song Tranh River. Overnight in Hoi An.

    12. Day 12 Hoi An – Da Nang (Departure) (B)

      Free at leisure until transfer to Danang for onward flight. End of trip and welcome back.

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    Our Accommodations

    Our Accommodations:

    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 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.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Our Accommodations

    Our Homestays

    Bicycle Advice

    Suitable Bicycle. MTB, Touring Bike, Cyclocross/Gravel bike.

    At JET we hold firmly to the opinion that using your own bike, the bike on which you feel at home and comfortable is the finest way to enjoy a cycling adventure.

    Most kinds of bicycle, except light-weight racing bikes are suitable for this tour: touring bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids or cyclocross bikes are all fine. Road conditions vary from asphalt to gravel and some hard packed dirt tracks. Tyre’s from 35mm in width upwards will be fine but we recommend 40mm on 700c and 2” on 26” wheels as a minimum.

    South East Asia is generally a warm place so the ability to carry one or two water bottles is essential (either on your bike or in a backpack). Our back-up vehicle carries water and tools although for those competent with tools bringing your own pump, puncture kit, and multi took is recommended as it would speed up repairs and minor adjustments. If bringing your own bike please bring along a few spare spokes that fit your wheels (please note that different wheels have different size spokes). If your bike has disk brakes or hub gears please bring any components that you feel may be necessary. We carry some spares for our hire bikes but we cannot guarantee that we will have any tubes other than 26” car type valves. Tyres and tubes other than 26” can be difficult to come by in many parts of the world so please make sure you have spares. If in doubt please ask at your local bike shop. A means of carrying your camera, sunblock etc is also useful – either an on-bike bag, handlebar or saddlebag for example, or a lightweight day-pack.

    Recommendation: Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

    ESSENTIAL! Please be sure that your bicycle is in perfect condition before you leave home. Again, if in doubt please consult your local bike shop.

    Rental Bicycles

    If you wish to hire a bicycle for the duration of your holiday with us we can arrange for the hire of good quality cycles from our in-country agent. Typically these bikes are mountain bikes, often Trek 4 series or similar. Please request a hire bike at the time of booking, fields to do so are on the booking form. Payment for hire bikes can be made with the balance of the tour payment or in cash on arrival.

    Rental Bicycle Recommendation. Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

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