Offroad Dalat Day Tour is on of the most challenging day ride we offer in Da Lat area. The off road section is 20 kilometers of single track with fantastic downhill sections and truly brutal uphill climbs This one is not for the weak hearted. Bikers need to be in good shape and of intermediate mountain biking ability at least.
Offroad Dalat Day Trip starts right from Dalat and heads out to the East on a sealed road through town and old French villas for about 6 kilometers. The views are spectacular.
Before we hit the main trail we divert around a great section of pine forested trail that skirts the eastern side of Victory Lake.
After pushing through a pine forested area and then a small valley of flower and vegetable farms we hit the first hill, which tests a rider’s ability to cope with the nuclear bombs that will be going off in your legs.
The trail is a mix of wider dirt road and single track that runs through pine forests and a couple of small, remote minority villages. The trail eventually becomes exclusively single track and is the best we’ve come across in Vietnam so far. This is a great test piece for those looking to challenge themselves.
There are shaded hill tops with great views throughout this ride, and depending on how fast you are, we pick the one that most conveniently appears around lunch time. Lunch consists of fresh veggies and fruits, baguettes with cheese, meats fresh tomatoes and cucumbers and a pastry to satisfy your sweet tooth. Dalat is known as the vegetable garden of Vietnam and lunch offers you a chance to try some of the local produce.
After lunch we push on towards Tiger Falls and the great single track persists right through to the end. You are either going up or down the entire ride. There is very little flat riding. From Tiger Falls a vehicle transfers us 15 kilometers back to Dalat.
The total ride covers about 31 kilometers. A great ride for those looking to see a spectacular side of the country nobody else ventures into. Trip ends.