Bike Tours in Vietnam
Vietnam is probably the most popular country in Asia for bike tours with hundreds available. It is very much a developing country although is further ahead than neighbouring Laos and Cambodia. If you haven't been before, the legacy of the Vietnam War may be foremost in your mind. And while this is still a hugely important factor particularly in Saigon, there is so much more to this country that has moved on considerably in the last three decades.
November to April is the best time of year to tour to avoid the wettest weather and the summer heat - however winter can get quite cold in northern locations. Food is amazing year round across the country and is traditionally one of the world's healthiest cuisines. The national dish is Pho, a (usually beef) noodle soup, and fresh vegetables abound. Coffee and baguettes are also very good with the latter having been held onto from the French colonial era. A little known fact is that Vietnam is the world's second biggest coffee producer after Brazil.
Ride the classic length of the country from Hanoi to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), or any region such as Hanoi-Halong Bay, the Central Coast (Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Dalat) or the Mekong Delta in the south. Look out for the traffic and the often poor road confitions though. Fortunately there are plenty of bike tour operators here who will take you on the safest and most interesting routes. Prefer mountain biking? No problem, the mountains in the North-West offer some of the best trails in South-East Asia.
Vietnam - Northeast
Tiers of rice terraces fading seemingly to infinity as they drop away through a vast valley, karst pinnacles like those from a Chinese water painting, minority people whose way of life and dress is little touched by the outside influences of the glob ...
Mekong Delta Region
This is a fascinating ride through the labyrinthine network of waterways and accompanying tracks, trails, and paths that cover an area from Cambodia to the South China Sea, offering fine relaxed cycling and an insight into lives not normally seen.
Tri Nations: Vietnam - Laos - Thailand
Three neighbouring nations, three written scripts, two and a half languages, two political systems, one major religion.
Not only is this tour a cycling odyssey through fascinating regions along a path less trodden, it is a journey of d ...
Ho Chi Minh Trail
Extending south of Hanoi is the Annamite Mountain Range, known in Vietnamese as Truong Son. During the Vietnam War a series of supply routes through the dense jungle of these mountains were used to move troops and supplies to support the North Vietna ...
Vietnam - Untouched
This one really fits the bill in terms of getting you off the beaten track as we head up to the remote region of Ha Giang in the north-eastern corner of Vietnam. Sharing a border with China this region gives you a glimpse of Vietnam from a bygone age ...
Cycle the Mekong
Join our small group Vietnam cycling tour from Saigon to Phnom Penh and enjoy the best of this incredibly diverse region of Asia. This 7 night/8 day cycling adventure is suitable for recreational cyclists with cycling distances of around 50kms ...
Vietnam to Cambodia
A 14 day cycling tour Vietnam to Cambodia – Saigon to Siem Reap – covering the major highlights of this fascinating region. Traveling by bike is the ultimate way to discover the real south east Asia, and both Vietnam and Cambodia ...
Northwest Vietnam by Bike
Bike tour the north of Vietnam over 5 days, cycling the scenic region west of Hanoi, on an unforgettable adventure cycle tour of Vietnam's rich cultural heartland and stunningly scenic countryside. ...
Hilltribes of Ha Giang Plateau
A challenging, yet highly rewarding, compact expedition by bike into the remote lands of Ha Giang. Here the geography, people and food provide a unique learning experience. ...
Mekong Delta in Style
This adventurous bicycle tour combines delicious food, stunning scenery and the gentle bike paths of the Mekong Delta. Join a guided cycle trip through the wonders and sights of the Mekong Delta with two luxury overnight stays on a food and riding ex ...