There’s no better way to get up close with Vietnam’s charms than on two wheels. Vietnam offers many great places for cycling. It is possible for you to find suitable places for easy countryside ride or mountainous ride.
Cycling trip has been a well-established leisure activity and is a brilliant way to see a destination like Vietnam. This is not only the budget, but also the way you experience Vietnam. Thus cycling is one of the most popular outdoor activities for travelers in Vietnam. Not only good for environment, cycling – like every other form of exercise – releases endorphins that make you feel good. It is easy for you to find the right biking trail based on your needs.
If you are interested in easy and fun biking tours, here are some destinations we recommend:
It is too easy to fall in love with the gorgeous Sapa where you can conquer the “roof of Indochina” – Fansipan or trek to visit hill tribe villages. The natural scenery offers a perfect ground for mountain biking as well as other outdoor activities. Some parts of the ride can be challenging especially in the off-road areas, but the outstanding scenery and hospitable people will make it all worth. So if you want a one-of-a-kind adventure, then hop on a bike and explore Sapa. You will surely come home with a big smile on your face. Joining a Sapa Biking Tours with us.
The cultural capital of Vietnam as well as its heart and soul, Hanoi has several places to explore. The popular streets for a bike tour include Phan Dinh Phung Street, Hoang Dieu Street, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, West Lake, Sword Lake, Old Quarter, Kim Ma Street. If you want to go with the flow of a city that is determined to make up for the lost time, opt for a biking trip. Bicycling out of Hanoi seems not to be a bad idea when there are a lot more attractions in the suburbs of Hanoi. The most popular options are the half-day or full-day trips to Duong Lam ancient village or Bat Trang ceramic village where tourists have chance to see the peacful countryside.
Ninh Binh is cycling heaven. Here you will have chance to get insights into rural Vietnam on your bikes. The countryside is a living museum that gives you the opportunity to get some good shots of a villager catching fish by net, children swimming in the pond or playing kites near the rice field…
Hue is surrounded by the elaborate and beautiful tombs of its former rulers, making it the perfect place to get out of the city and explore the countryside on two wheels. The green villages, pine hills, beaches, or Tam Giang lagoon system are just 10-15 km away, reachable in less than an hour by biking. Life here is still at a very slow pace, as slow and leisurely as the romantic Perfume River. You can see local people relaxingly move on their bicycles. So why not travel at the locals’ pace to truly absorb the local way of living?
Hoian is a small town that will not take you much time to explore. That’s why nowhere is more suitable for bike tour than Hoian. Bicycle rental service in Hoi An is quite popular and affordable. The Old Town’s streets are closed to motorized traffic most of the day, so you can take the ancient bridges and heritage houses at your leisure. With good quality of roads, routes to Thanh Ha pottery village, Cam Thanh village for “one day live as a farmer” , Tra Que vegetable village or Kim Bong village are perfect choices.
Thanks to huge systems of footpaths, single tracks that criss-cross the flat lands, rice-paddies, fruit orchards, forest and a huge water transport, Mekong Delta is a fantastic location for a family or a group of friends to enjoy the time of their lives whilst touring in an ecologically sustainable way. The Mekong Delta is, as they say, ‘as flat as a pancake’, so cyclists of different levels can join cycling tours without worrying. In fact, the region would have to be one of the most user-friendly biking locations you could ever imagine. Travellers can organize bicycle touring through Mekong Delta from Saigon or Siem Reap, Phnom Penh in Cambodia. With a bicycle, you will have a great day to see the area and local life.
If you are an adventurous person, you may prefer more challenging biking tours. In this case, we suggest mountain biking. The far North of Vietnam, along the border region with China, is the best riding you can do anywhere in Vietnam. The Northern Vietnam cycling adventure will be a journey that can never be forgotten. Here are some places which are quite good for mountain biking:
Ha Giang is Vietnam’s northern-most province and is one of top places for mountain biking in Vietnam although the road is not in good condition, sometimes can be muddy and bumpy. Yap, never was a remote and untouched area easy to reach. The riding can be challenging but highly rewarding if not some of the most amazing in South East Asia. The scenery is enjoyable and the locals are sure to be out cheering you along.
Nestled in an idyllic valley northwest of Hanoi, Mai Chau is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Lush rice paddies surround quaint farming villages, providing spectacular scenes of rural life. With minimal traffic, this is a great area for cycling. Take a guided tour to scope out the trails around Mai Chau, it’s not only a great way to exercise but excellent for sight-seeing.
From a bicycle, of course, with the wind in your hair and tropical breeze on your face, this is an energising and rewarding way to see the beauty and majesty of Vietnam Now it’s easy to get out into the world on two wheels and enjoy a different perspective as you bike through. Just choose one of our cycling tours that suit your style: from a leisurely ride through the countryside to a long adventure trip along the country.
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