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Cycle Saigon to Hanoi CVIE

Visiting: Vietnam
Trip Duration 14 Days

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Cycle Saigon to HanoiScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
(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.

(8 out of 10)


This was my first time travelling alone and I was slightly apprehensive joining a group of people I did not know. However I would do it again in a heart beat as I met fabulous people some of which I am sure will be lifelong friends. With regards to the actual trip, it was amazing and interesting and I loved the cycling especially achieving the big ascents and the thrill of the descents. For this trip I would recommend people must have moderate or more fitness as its very hot and humid and on two days there are big climbs. I loved the Vietnamese people as they were very welcoming and our team leader was good fun and excellent and ensured we ate local food and experienced Vietnamese cuisine. My only negative comments would be that the itinerary needs to explain that the trip includes very long bus journeys on some days and also the overnight train journey is very basic and rough.
Confirmed traveller: 21 November 2015
Published on: 24 November 2015
(10 out of 10)


Great experience, seen a lot of the real Vietnam, enjoyed the local food and shared with like minded people with an enthusiasm for travel. Tip for others, sleeping tablets help to get used to the time zone difference.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 21 November 2015
Published on: 24 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

This was my first cycling holiday and I am really hooked. It is a great way to see a country. We were so well looked after. it was very hot, and some of the cycling quite a challenge, but a great feeling of achievement when we made it to the top. Vietnam is a fascinating place. The war still hangs over it but the people are welcoming and the food is lovely. One of the highlights was Hoi-an, a pretty place with great restaurants and you can have some clothes run up in no time. Another was seeing the farmland and waterways of the Mekong Delta. The cruise around Ha Long was short but beautiful and the boat excellent. Sadly we didn't see Hanoi in the sunshine and there wasn't much time to explore the city. But you can't do it all.Thai was amazing. He is such a cycling enthusiast which was very motivating. Nothing was too much trouble and he made sure everything on the tour fitted together. He was also willing to alter the route if conditions required it. He came up with some amazing picnics! His crew were there to sort out the bikes or just provide transport if anyone needed a rest. Great stuff.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 21 April 2015
Published on: 12 March 2016
(6 out of 10)


On this trip pretty good my illness excepted. Overall in my previous trips very good.
Confirmed traveller: 06 March 2015
Published on: 30 September 2015