Biking in Vietnam
What cycling route suites you the most?
When you think of biking in Vietnam, what beauties you will expect to see along the adventure? What experience you should consider making your biking in Vietnam the best?
Biking in Vietnam – Biking around Hanoi
Hanoi is a really crowded city. The main transportation of this city is motorbike. The roads are full of motorbikes then it’s not wise to make a cycling in Hanoi. If some are so keen one cycling here, we recommend to do it very early and the great destination is the flower market by the dyke of Red river.
- Make one day biking at villages near Hanoi to But Thap and Dau pagodas: the lush green village trails, the adorable architectures of the pagodas.
- Cycle one day in Ninh Binh among beautiful rice farms and moutains, local villages and amazing canals. This is often combined with Cuc Phuong National park and Mai Chau. Mai Chau is of different taste with mountains, rice terraced farms and hill tribal people cultures.
- Cycle to ancient Bat Trang ceramic and pottery village one day. More time can be for visiting handicraft villages reflecting ancient techniques of paper, capenter, and arting of Vietnam people.
- Have one day cycle to Duong Lam ancient village to enjoy the peaceful paths at rice farms and ambience of authentic Vietnam community culture.
- Take a week of more to cycle to mountainous routes of North of Hanoi where we enjoy hills, spectacular view of mountains and valleys, amazing terraced rice farms, teas and other plantations, colorful cultures of hill tribes, love market and distinctive food of this untouched land.
Biking in Vietnam – Biking central Vietnam
Central Vietnam, including Hue and Hoian are the gems for Vietnam tarvel experience, then also the beaitiful places for cycling adventure. The towns are not busy and full of relics and cultural monuments. The villages are so close with rice farm and athentic farmer life. And the daily life there are so colorful that we need time to stop and picture more than cycling.
- Make one day cycling in DMZ Vietnam at quiet villages with fierce stories of war and loss.
- Enjoy one day cycling in Hue with visit to imperial city, getting the feeling of Zen at a local Buddhism pagoda, receiving zephyr on the cruise along the river across city.
- Cycle up to the hills at Westside of the Hue city to visit King’s mausoleum for their different philosophy of life as well as their preparation for life after death.
- Make one day cycling to countryside of Hue to the green fice farms, to beautiful lagoons with fishing villages, to the peaceful villages around Hue with their distinctive life style.
- Explore Hoian on bicycles to discover peaceful villages, fishing villages, pottery villages, carpenter village and many other authentic villages exposing a Vietnam deep culture.
- Go beyond Hoian to Myson holliland to experience the so green trails to the amazing Hinduism temples in the middle of the mountains with their magic stories of a lost Kingdom.
- In Nha Trang, make a halfday cycling to villages behind the beach town for some different feeling of countryside and rice farms in addition to the beautiful boat trip to coral reefs.
Biking in Vietnam – Biking in Highland Vietnam
Highland Vietnam is a land of myths where local hill tribes well preserve their distinctive culture. Their house structures, their music that acknowledged by UNESO as World Heritage, their etiquettes are the endless source of exploration for cyclists. The height of 700m – 1600m above sea level might be a great cause for cool temperatures for cycling. This experience od cycling is the very one following Hochiminh Trails. A very different biking in Vietnam awaits you.
- Cycling one or two days in Dalat to beautiful Buddhism monastery, to terraced vegetable farms, rose and otehr flowers farms, to coffee plantations with their magic processing way of weasel coffee, to tea plantation and heaps of water falls.
- Run a four day cycling from Dalak to Pleiku then Kontum to the hill tribal villages, elephant lands, water falls, spectacular volcano lakes, etc. Make visit into their stilt houses, communal houses, amazing dancing festival night, and even their horible cemetery with a so different belief in life and death.
Biking in Vietnam – Biking around Saigon
Saigon, like Hanoi, is a busy city with a lot and alot of motorbikes. The streetlife is so beautiful, but cycling around the chaos of motorbikes, and the traffic jams are not really good choices. We have better ideas for recommendation.
- Enjoy one day cycling to Cuchi tunnel with stories of gearrilla fightings. cycling in the middle of rubber plantations, local farm of vegetable and the village scenery.
- Have two or three days cycling in the Nam Cat Tien National Park where we enjoy cool trails in the midle of the great ambiance of premitive forest. That’s a great opportunities to meet wild lives, butterfly and local hill tribal people.
- Make one day cycling in Can Gio mangrove forest.
- Have a two or three days cycling to Phan Thiet beach for someone who want to strech legs at the quiet long roads. This is often combined with Nam Cat Tien national park cycling trip.
Biking in Vietnam – Biking in Mekong
Mekong is an ideal place for immediate cyclist as you will cycle only at flat roads. The small trails are everywhere and often lead yu to endless rice farms, canals, local villages and the amazing treasures of Mekong like floating markets. The trips can be made one day upto 8 days and international routes are often done with exit to Cambodia via great trails among rice farms. Homestay are often chosen for overnight, but 5 star hotels looking over endless rice farms are also great options.
Your experience of biking in Vietnam can just one or two days at some of your most favorite places listed above. Else, you can combine many and tailor a long trip from North to South or vice versa. In between the cities, we can cycle at villages along your main route (national highway or Hochiminh Trails) as much as possible to avoid the issue of the crowded highways. Our buses and trucks for carrying bikes are always around so cycling is never too much out of our plan.
So, where will you choose to do your biking in Vietnam?