Down Under In Vietnam


Down Under In Vietnam  – Bike Tour

Since my first trip to Vietnam in 2011, I fell in love with this magical country. The delightful people, the culture and the wonderful food is what has taken me back to this great place and to offer fellow cyclists a unique trip into a magical place.

Come join me on a bike as we discover what I saw in the majestic country. Together we will explore the people, the culture and the great food this place has to offer. Meet some wonderful locals and visit some truly mystical places. Our journey will take us through some of the small communities and on back roads. Vietnam is all about the bike and is one of the main modes of transport in this country.

At Rail Trail Bike Tours and Down Under in Vietnam, we are all about the journey and the adventure, discovering new places and meeting new people. I know you will fall in love with this magical place as I did.

With our unique tour options, you get to partake in just one of our journeys or join both tours together back to back to make your own great journey.

Option 1:  Available All Year Round

Vietnam 5 day 4 night Coastal Classic Hoi An return

Hoi An – P’Rao – A’Luoi – Hue – Lang Co – Hoi An

Rest Day in Hoi An

Option 2:  Available All Year Round

Vietnam 7 day 6 night Coastal Odyssey Hoi An to Nha Trang

Hoi An – Tam Ky – Quang Ngai – Tam Quan – Phu My – Qui Nhon – Tuy Hoa – Nha Trang


New Tour

5 Days in Hoi An

Come and join me as we explore this beautiful Unesco World Heritage Listed town. Hoi An on the central coast of Vietnam is fformerly an important trading port in Indochina during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Hoi An now still retains much of its Asian authentic architecture as well as its nostalgic ambiance. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, stand still various constructions of different Asian cultures, among which Japanese Pagoda Bridge and Chinese Phuc Kien Assembly Hall are the most outstanding. Hoi An’s handcrafts and tailor-ship are renowned worldwide. Aside from all of these sightseeing and shopping experience, the rural area surrounding Hoi An is ideal for cycling. As a cyclist, I love what this town and region has to offer, which is why I have decided to base myself here. Let me show you Hoi An through my eyes, meet the locals and experience the culture and the life of this beautiful vibrant town.

This is a unique tour where we keep our overnight accommodation in Hoi An and indulge in daily rides returning to our accommodation each night. This allows you to take in the most of what this town and region has to offer.

Arrive the night before at our accommodation: Included. Dinner free time.

Day 1:            Today we start with breakfast at one of the local street café’s. Vietnam is famous for it’s street food and in particular it’s Pho, before we head to the Old Town and the markets. We then check out one of the many Pergoda’s and the Japanese Pergoda Bridge before lunch on the water front. Afternoon free time. Dinner in town B, L, D

Day 2:            Today we have an early morning rise and head up to My Son. My Son consists of 70 architectural works ranging from small to great size. It used to be holly land of Cham people from the 4th to 13th century. In the 4th century, in the King Bhadravarman’s time, after the construction of Tra Kieu, the religious center of Cham kingdom was set in My Son to welcome royal members, aristocrats and host important religious rituals. Continually developing through nearly nine centuries, My Son witnessed the glorious, prosperous as well as declining time of Champa kingdom. A personally guided tour of these ruins is followed by breakfast. We then hit the road on our bikes for a ride back into town. Afternoon free time. Dinner in town B, L, D

Day 3:            Cooking Class Time. This morning following breakfast at our accommodation, we hit the road for a country ride eventually finding our way to one of the local community market garden and to join in a cooking class to learn how to cook some of this beautiful Vietnamese food. We finishing totally satisfied with a short ride back to town. Afternoon free time. Free night. B, L

Day 4:            Beach Ride today. Following breakfast at our accommodation we head out of town towards the beach. Enjoy a rest break on the beach at the mouth of the river, followed by a leisurely ride up the beach to our lunch spot on the water. We then gently ride back into town through rice fields to our accommodation. Afternoon free time. Dinner in town. B, L, D

Day 5:            Today we visit the beautiful monastery atop Marble Mountain. Following breakfast we head transit to this majestic place to explore some ancient history. Marble Mountain is a group of five marble and limestone mountains, named after the five elements of the ancient oriental philosophy: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Among the five, Thuy Son, the mountain of water, is the highest one and also the main attraction. Almost all tourists come to Marble Mountains to climb Thuy Son. This mountain has many caves and Buddhist temples, many dating back to the 17th century. Climbing up about 150 stone steps from the foot of Thuy Son, one will reach the most beautiful observatory spot: the Riverview Tower or Vong Giang Tower in Vietnamese. The tower was built in the 18th century by Emperor Minh Mang, offering a breathtaking view to Kim Son or the mountain of metal, Truong Giang and Cam Le rivers and beautiful coastal ahead This amazing pergoda and something of caves is steeped in history. Our guide will take us on a journey into a forgotten world and share the ancient history of this amazing place. We then head off on our bikes for a ride back into town and lunch. Afternoon free time. We then head out for our final dinner in town in town tonight. B, L, D

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, Bike hire, transfers, all entry fees to attractions and guides, Fully Supported, all meals as indicated, Australian Guides and local guides and the all important local knowledge.

Price: $920 USD       single supplement: $95 USD


Tour Dates:

14th September 2015

21st September 2015

Other groups times of 4 or more are available. Please give us a call or email to discuss