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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Explore Vietnam on a Road Bike; SpiceRoads Launches New Tour

SpiceRoads has launched a new tour which rides along the former supply route used by the Vietnamese during the American/Vietnam War.

The Road Biking the Ho Chi Minh Highway tour starts in the bustling city of Hanoi and heads into the lush countryside along the Song Ma River, between awe-inspiring limestone karst peaks surrounded by paddy fields, mountain passes and into national parks.

The route passes many significant sites from the war including Khe Sanh, the location of the longest and most controversial battle, and a cave which was used as a hospital and ammunition depot. The tour ends with a downhill ride into the imperial city of Hue.

The 11-day tour includes 9 days of cycling from 50 to 150km per day clocking up a total of 922 km. Though the distances may not be that long, some of the climbs will be tough and challenging. The roads are 100% tarmac, in good condition and motor traffic should be light.

The trip is fully supported with knowledgeable guides, ensuring riders always know what is coming up in terms of distance, terrain and sights. There will also be an air-conditioned bus with a constant supply of cold drinks and fresh fruit ready for when riders are in need of a break.

Road Biking the Ho Chi Minh Highway Departures in 2016

10 January - 20 January
6 March - 16 March
3 April - 13 April
4 September 14 September
13 November 23 November
4 December 14 December

The tour cost is US$2,200 (US$250 single supplement) with an additional US$200 for standard bike rental. Included are accommodation, all meals and drinks and snacks while riding.

SpiceRoads is offering a 10% discount on the inaugural January 10 departure.

SpiceRoads, Bikes, Cycling, Vietnam

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