Christmas ride: Nha Trang-Dalat


It’s becoming a tradition for Vietnambiketours to organise a long Christmas ride and enjoy these special days where we have more fun: on the bike. As we did last year, we’ll enjoy a little chilly weather and enjoy some time in Dalat (although Saigon’s mornings are already quite cool in the last few days). The difference is unlike last year, this time we will be going up from the beach in Nha Trang to the mountain in Dalat. From hot to cold (but you won’t feel the cold as you push the pedals).

Where?
Nha Trang to Dalat. Nhas Trang is one of the main coantal cities in Vietnam, known for its beautiful beaches, pristine waters and busy nightlife. Vietnambiketours has been there for over a year, organiseing weekly Sunday Bike Rides to show it’s also a great place for cyclists. Dalat is known for its nature, its cool weather, its fresh and delicious vegetables and its quietness. It’s one of the highest cities in Vietnam, at 1,500 meters, which explains the weather. Great place to relax and to feel that it’s actually Christmas and you have to wear a jacket sometimes.

When?
December 25th to 27th. We will leave on Christmas day, December 25th, at 7:00 pm from Ho Chi Minh City. The meeting point where the van will pick us up is our partner’s bike shop, Xe Dap Vietnam, at number 126 Dinh Bo Linh street, in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. We will arrive in Nha Trang the next day at 6:00 AM.
On December 26 we will have breakfast in Nha Trang and start pedaling, mostly uphill, as we go from the coast to the mountains. The biggest challenge will be the Khanh Le Pass, 30 km climb before we reach Dalat. Those who are not as fit or feel a bit under the weather can be assisted by the van that will be following us the whole time. Anyway, you know our philosophy: it’s not about going fast, it’s about getting there, make friends and have fun. Exercise, yes, but not only that.

After such a ride we will probably be tired the next day, but probably we will still have enough energy to do a city tour by bike (yes, there are small climbs, Dalat is anything but flat) before riding the van back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Who?
Whoever wants to join. You can bring your own bike or we can provide one for a cheap price (100,000VND).

How much?
This will depend on how many people join. The van and truck that we need to hire is 12,1 million VND if it’s 16 seats and 14,7 million if it’s 29 seats. We’ll divide that by the number of participants. As for the stay, we will go to Hotel Dalat (but you’re free to go somewhere else).

If you want to know more, contact Mr Bao (01214514250).

 

 

 

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