This journey to Nha Trang starts with a 45-minute transfer 25 kilometers 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 lowlands. This downhill section is continuous ~ no joke.
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.
The first section of the ride starts in a pine forest and rolls through the hills with beautiful views of farms, countryside, and Nui Ba Mountain. There is one final 3-kilometer climb to the top of the pass before some serious downhill. The 28 kilometers, the uninterrupted downhill section is the longest section of the downhill we offer. And the longest we have been able to find.
After reaching the bottom of the pass we pull over to the side of the river 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 for a picnic lunch break.
At a Glance Overview
Minimum Participants: 2
Depart From: B17 KQH Hoang Van Thu Street, or we will pick you up at your hotel
End At: Nha Trang
Start Time: 7:30 am
Finish Time: Typically between 4:00 and 5:00 pm
Duration: Full day
Departure Days: Daily
Activities: Cycling, Rafting in 2 man inflatables
Adventure Grade: 6 – Easy to Moderate
Transportation: Front suspension, aluminum frame mountain bike, 2 man kayak, minibus
Meals: Fruit snack, purified drinking water.
What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, repellent, swimsuit, camera, good shoes for biking