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Join our Coupe de Huê’ Gran Fondo Ride on 22nd September 2019 !

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Welcome to the official page of the Coupe de Huế Gran Fondo Sportive cycling event, Come and join in the fun! The Coupe de Huế Gran Fondo Sportive is an exciting, new and unique mass participation cycling event now going into its second year after a successful event in August 2018, intended to promote cycling in Vietnam on an international stage. This event is fully supported by Vietnam’s national Cycling Federation. Never before achieved, it will be the first Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – registered Gran Fondo Sportive event in Vietnam in 2019 on their Cycling for All Calendar and only one of a limited number on the list in Southeast Asia.

Event Options

There will be a slight change in format for our 2019 event, take part in our challenging Gran Fondo Sportive on the Sunday 22nd. On Saturday the 21st there will be a Family Fondo, a Kids Challenge Dash and a SUP paddle race on the Perfume River along with a community River Clean

“Ride with the spirit of Hue”

Gran Fondo Sportive Ride

Our main event! Centered around the historical Citadel, the Gran Fondo Sportive riders are treated to the popular mass start with spectacular views along the Perfume River and the outlying coastal areas including the largest lagoon in Southeast Asia. Riders can enjoy all that Hue has to offer and have the full support of an experienced, professional and experienced team.

Kids Challenge Dash

The Kids Challenge dash gives children a chance to stretch their legs, burn some energy and experience the thrills of a race. The dash will consist of three components, a cycle, a run, and an obstacle course. This event will take place near the entrance of the Imperial Citadel. We encourage local families to bring their children to compete,  there will be a podium, medals and prizes on offer to the winners.

Saturday Family Fondo 

This event is open to all and is a great way to get your family involved in the event, come along for the morning and participate in a fun ride for all generations. This ride will follow the same route as the first stage of the Gran Fondo and end at Thanh Toan Village. it includes the boat ride and river crossing and start at the imperial Citadel. Remember you don’t have to be with a family!

Program of Events


7:00 am onwards       Kit bag registration, Expo, food and a range of music (from 8am) throughout the day to allow people to register.

7:30 am                           Official opening ceremony all welcome

8:00 am – 11:00 am   Family Fondo Cycle ride (approx. 15 – 20 KM). (Route either to Thanh Toan Bridge and back or around the Citadel – to be confirmed)

11: 00 am – 12:00pm    Kids Challenge Dash – different distances depending on age. All Children welcome (3-10 years old),  prizes for winners

12:00 pm                           Medal presentation ceremony

13:00 pm                          Timing chip collection for Gran Fondo opens

13:00 pm – 16:00 pm    SUP Paddle board race on the Perfume River

13:30 pm – 15:30 pm     Perfume River Clean up in partnership with Vietnam Green and Clean

14:00 pm – 17:00 pm     Afternoon Harley and Vespa drive by/parade via La Residence Hotel to arrive to Phu Van lau Park  just before 5pm. To remain until 7pm

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm         Briefing by the main stage for all riders (Vietnamese and English)

18:00 pm – onwards      Carb load dinner available at the expo for all registered riders in the main stage area, live music and DJ to play in the park. Open to the public and participants.


5:30 am                     Riders assemble and Welcome by MC and thanks to Sponsors – riders to get in Pens. Music and Coffee available

6:00 am                      Start for the Coupe de HuếGran Fondo Sportive and the Half Fondo will be by the Citadel in Phu Van Lau Park. Active race  timing will be in place. Mass start for all in small intervals depending on racing category

14:30 pm                    Awards & Podium – Expo entertainment with food and drink throughout the afternoon

15:00 pm                      Close

17:00 pm onwards  Extended Happy hours and socials held at partner Bars / Restaurants in town into the evening

Partner hotels included in the packages will likely offer early breakfast options for registered riders (check with your hotel).

Hue Sports Bar (10 Phạm Ngũ Lão) is the official Bar for the event and hopefully will be streaming the cycling live, pop along to watch and enjoy great food and drink – Enjoy a free Huda beer or soft drink with each meal purchased


Transport and travel information to help you plan your stay in HUE

Contact us at info@coupedehuecyclerace.com for assistance with your trip

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