Bike and Raft, One & two day cycling
Dalat - Bidoup National Park - Nha Trang
One day bike and raft from Dalat to Nha Trang
This journey to Nha Trang starts with a 50 minute transfer 40 kilometers to the north east of Dalat on a new road and through the newest national park in Vietnam (Bidoup Nui Ba Park). It offers fantastic cycling in the highlands as well as down a 30 kilometer pass to the lowlands. This downhill section is continuous ~ no joke.
The first section of the ride starts in pine forest and rolls through the hills with beautiful views of farms, countryside and Bidoup Mountain. There is one final 2 kilometer climb to the top of the pass before some serious downhill. The 30 kilometer, uninterrupted downhill section is the longest section of downhill we offer. And the longest we have been able to find.
After reaching the bottom of the pass we meet Shamrock Rafting (our partners in this trip) and climb off the bikes and into the inflatable 2 man kayaks, purpose made for the kinds of rapids we encounter on the Cai River. This river forms from the many tributaries flowing out of the mountains we have just ridden down. We float down the river for a half an hour or so before stopping off at a small farm for a barbecue lunch and rest.
After lunch we jump back into the boats and tackle a couple more sections of rapids, enjoy the fantastic scenery, and float our way closer to Nha Trang. At the end of the rafting we climb out of the river and into our vehicle for a short 40 minute ride to the city center. The total riding distance is customizable with about 60 km being the norm. The rafting section is about 10 kilometers.
One day cycling Dalat ~ Nha Trang
This ride to Nha Trang starts with a 45 minute transfer to the northeast of Dalat on a new road and through the newest national park in Vietnam (Bidoup Nui Ba). It offers fantastic cycling in the highlands as well as down a 28 kilometer pass to the coast.
The first section of the ride starts in pine forest and rolls through the hills with beautiful views of farms, countryside and Nui Ba Mountain. There is one final 2 kilometer climb to the top of the pass before some serious downhill. The 28 kilometer, uninterrupted downhill section is the longest section of downhill we offer.
After reaching the bottom of the pass we have a picnic style lunch by the side of the river. The section of riding after lunch offers a beautiful sampling of country living in Vietnam, passing through small villages and farms. This section of riding, although pleasant, can be challenging as the hills roll continuously. Average riding distance is 80 kilometers with an option to ride more, or less. The support vehicle can be used at any time by tired riders and is used to transport luggage and provisions along the way.
Cycle from Dalat to Bidoup National Park and Nhatrang
Day 1 Cycle from Da Lat to Bidoup national park
Meet up with your cycling guides/leaders at 6:00pm at the hotel the night before for briefings. Start your ride right from the hotel.The first section of the ride starts in pine forest and rolls through the hills with beautiful views of farms, countryside and Nui Ba Mountain.This area is home to rare pine forests as well as small villages inhabited by the ethnic minority people of the central highlands. Arrive at Bidoup national park around noontime. This afternoon we’ll set off for a hike to a famous Thien Thai waterfall in the area. Overnight at basic guesthouse or tent. Ride approx. 50km
Day 2 Cycle to the beach town of Nhatrang
We get back on the saddle after breakfast in the park and head towards Nhatrang. You’ve got some hills to climb in the morning today before enjoying a stunning 30km downhill to the coast line, a longest downhill section in Vietnam so far. After lunch break at the bottom we’ll continue to cycle this rolling & flat section till you meet our support vehicle for a short transfer into Nhatrang. Ride approx. 70km
The Nitty Gritty Details
|Depart From||We’ll start at 72B Truong Cong Dinh St|
|End At||Nha Trang|
|Start Time||7:30 am|
|Finish Time||Typically between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm|
|Duration||One and two days - At least 5 hours riding time|
|Activities||Biking (sealed road) Hiking and Rafting|
|Biking Grade||5 - Easy to Moderate (for both rides)|
|Transportation||Front suspension, aluminum frame mountain bike, ( 2 man raft) minibus|
|Meals||Fruit snack, purified drinking water, picnic lunch( L,D,B,L on 2 days). Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements.|
|What to Bring||Biking clothes, sunscreen, repellent, camera, sport shoes. Sandals are not recommended.|
|English speaking guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, meal as listed above, helmet, high-end mountain bike and gloves.|
|What’s Not||Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended. Tips for our guides are always appreciated|
Price ~ $115/person (1 Day bike and raft to Nhatrang)
Price ~ $75/person (1 Day Dalat to Nhatrang)
Price ~ $162/person - (2 Day Dalat to Nhatrang) Tent or guest house