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Cycle Saigon to Hanoi CVIE

Visiting: Vietnam
Trip Duration 14 Days

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Cycle Saigon to HanoiScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
(9 out of 10)


A great trip with lots of variety. Highlights were cycling down the high pass in the rain and fog, overnight train to Hanoi and the cruise in spectacular Halong Bay.

I was definitely a step down fitness wise from the rest of the group, but I was never made to feel like I was holding the trip up as I was pottering along at the back way behind everyone else - I got lots of coaching and general cycling assistance of my own due to being the slow poke at the back and now feel a much stronger cyclist and at last properly confident with my gears as a result!

Great reactions and first aid from the tour guides when I inevitably took a tumble at one point!
Confirmed traveller: 30 December 2016
Published on: 03 January 2017
(8 out of 10)


Found day of five hours on bus to hoi Ann very long, cut out son moy museum, most people would have seen war museum in Ho chi minn city and that was enough, roads were bad due to rain this time, so another reason why drive was long.
Nice small group of six was great
Hung was great guide
Confirmed traveller: 30 December 2016
Published on: 03 January 2017
(8 out of 10)


There was a tremendous amount of variety and different experiences packed into two weeks. The tour leader luong Gia was excellent and kept us entertained and organised! Highlights were history: the cu chi tunnels and my lai , cycling: going through the rural back roads and cycling down hill fast, the Mekong area, and Halong bay boat trip. Overall a great trip.
Some things not so good: there is a lot of coastal development between north and south and we spent a lot of time peddling on dual carriageways (albeit pretty empty) going on forever it felt. We also stopped at tourist supermarkets a lot where we could be doing something else. The advert should warn people that there is a lot of coach riding which might not suit those who might get car sick. The halong bay cave trip had maybe 200 people queuing to get in- it wasn't worth it.
Confirmed traveller: 19 November 2016
Published on: 29 November 2016
(10 out of 10)


Fabulous holiday with the best tour leader.
Cycling over the pass with the most amazing views was my highlight. Cycling with a great group of people made it extra special.
Confirmed traveller: 19 November 2016
Published on: 27 November 2016
(9 out of 10)


Asking $100 from each member on day one to cover water fruit and ice for the cycling stops over the two weeks, then our guide blatantly asking for his tip On the last day leaves us with a sour taste, for what other than that was a well orgised trip that all went according to plan.
Confirmed traveller: 06 February 2016
Published on: 11 February 2016

Thank you for your feedback in regards to the above trip, we’re sorry that you were unhappy with the tips kitty process. We’re working with our Local Partners and Explore Leaders to ensure that kitty payments in smaller groups are better managed in the future, We’re glad that you enjoyed the trip overall and thank you for bringing this to our attention

(9 out of 10)


There were so many highlights from wandering around the bustling cities, sampling the food, cycling through the beautiful countryside and villages that no one experience stands out and the whole 2 weeks were just one massive exciting adventure.
Confirmed traveller: 02 January 2016
Published on: 05 January 2016
(8 out of 10)


Two hill climbs; riding past desolate beaches after Nha Trang; high-fiving kids whilst cycling past; Christmas Eve dinner with the group including the Guide + Support Team, visiting Hoi An plus Quang Ngai (My Lai massacre).

Tips: Make sure you ask about expected contributions for the tips and snacks kitty. Bring thick padded cycling shorts, padded seat cover + chamois cream to protect your derriere + lots of sunblock and insect repellent!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 01 January 2016
Published on: 18 January 2016
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

What an amazing experience, the Vietnamese people were so friendly and welcoming, the landscape breath-taking and the traffic was organised chaos. The highlights for me were Hoi An, where the markets and shopping are the best and Halong Bay...wished we had more time to explore this wonderful place. The cycling was a lot easier than expected with plenty of rest stops along the way. Riding in the rain was a truly exhilarating as it was like riding in a warm shower. The accommodation was fantastic, better than expected with great breakfasts.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 09 December 2015
Published on: 15 April 2016
(3 out of 10)


This trip is a lengthy coach trip with cycling thrown in. I believe we spent a total of 30 hours on a coach and an over night trip on a filthy train with its very own prostitute/thief. There were cockroaches in the cabin. The other guests on the trip were great and good fun. The cycling is largely through industrial wastelands, long arterial roads, along bays with endless highrise skyscrapers being built. There are brief moments, perhaps 3 days in total when one felt one was cycling in Vietnam as opposed to a tourist trap/resort/building site.
Confirmed traveller: 21 November 2015
Published on: 25 November 2015

Thank you for your feedback.

We’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed with aspects of your trip, especially as the feedback we have received from the rest of your group has been very positive, including the scenery on the cycling routes. In our trip notes, we do outline the distance you will be cycling every day, but we are currently looking into updating the itinerary accordingly to also mention journey times.