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Cycling Tours in Vietnam
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14 Days from USD 2,542
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14 Days from USD 3,742
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Cycle through 3 countries from Thailand to Vietnam

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14 Days from USD 4,798
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Multi-country Asian cycling adventure – Extra meals and hand-picked leaders

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Top 5 Vietnam Cycling Destinations

1.Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the economic and cultural heart of  Vietnam. Cycling in Ho Chi Minh City is a thrilling immersion into the pulse of Vietnamese urban life. Navigating through a bustling maze of motorbikes, street vendors, and vibrant neighborhoods, you’ll experience the city’s energy firsthand. From historic landmarks like the Notre-Dame Cathedral to hidden alleyways teeming with local life, each pedal reveals the culture and chaos unique to this vibrant metropolis.

2.Hai Van Pass
Also known as the Pass of the Ocean Clouds, this stunning coastal mountain pass is famous for its incredible views. As you ascend, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the rugged coastline, lush greenery, and sparkling blue waters of the South China Sea. The challenging inclines are rewarded with exhilarating descents, offering a perfect balance of adrenaline and awe-inspiring beauty.

3.Hanoi
Pedaling into Hanoi feels like entering a living museum, where past and present coexist in harmonious chaos. Historical sites like the Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo Prison offer insights into Vietnam’s rich history, while colonial-era buildings, ancient temples, and communist monuments stand side by side. As the sun sets, Hanoi transforms into a culinary paradise with lively street food vendors.

4.Ha Long Bay
Halong Bay is a mesmerizing natural wonder of towering limestone karsts jutting out of emerald waters, creating a surreal seascape that captivates all who visit. This UNESCO-designated haven is home to enchanting caves, rainforest-topped islands, and gorgeous scenery. Whether cruising amidst the incredible karsts or exploring by sea kayak, the mesmerizing seascape of Ha Long Bay promises to captivate your imagination.

5.Hue
Hue, the ancient imperial capital of Vietnam, is a city steeped in history and culture, perfect for exploring on two wheels. From the majestic Citadel, with its ornate palaces and ancient gates, to the tranquil Perfume River winding through the city, Hue exudes an aura of timeless elegance. Explore the city’s vibrant markets, sample delicious local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the rich traditions of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Good points about my trip:
The local organisation was very good. Our guide ‘G’ and the support staff provided an excellent service.
With the exception of Whale Island and the overnight trail, the trip accommodation was excellent.
Varied landscapes with a good mix of beaches, rice paddies and mountains.
The equipment provided was of a good quality and well maintained, with very few mechanical issues for the group.

Bad points about my trip:
The trip notes did warn that ‘The weather will be hot and humid throughout’, but the heat and humidity was of another level, with 35-40 degrees c each day. Do not go on this trip unless you can tolerate cycling in extreme heat.
90% of the roads used were busy, with significant traffic. Drivers in Vietnam are very considerate, but you need to be confident riding in busy traffic to go on this trip. The lack of quiet back roads was a real disappointment.
I have travelled in Thailand, Malaysia and Laos and in comparison the food in Vietnam was rather disappointing, being generally bland and reparative. As a vegetarian option were limited and I would strongly challenge the guidance from Exodus that ‘Vegetarians are well catered for’. If you are a vegetarian or vegan I do not recommend this trip.
Overall the service from Malaysia Airlines was very poor, with an 11 hour delay to the group flight from Kuala Lumpur to London. Service on both flights from KUL to LHR was also poor. I recommend that you arrange your own flights to avoid Malaysia Airlines.

Overall: An interesting time to visit Vietnam considering the rapid pace of change. However I cannot recommend this cycling holiday due to the extreme heat and busy roads. If you want to visit Vietnam with Exodus I recommend you book onto ‘Vietnam Adventure’ or ‘Trails of Vietnam’.

Anthony Turner Cycling Vietnam

So well organised from booking to every aspect of our time in Jordan. Bike ride was sometimes a little hard (some steep hills; for me anyway), but followed by more downhills. We had a crew following us, so no worries about bike equipment. In a small way (as much as you can in a week) we saw and heard about the Jordan culture from our excellent local guide. We saw wonderful sites and heard about their history; experienced the Dead and Red Seas. Highly recommend this trip. Even if you think the cycling is too hard there is help and transport for bits you would rather sit out.

Rinaldo Besate Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

How do I plan a Vietnam biking trip?

Take advantage of Exodus’ over 50 years of experience in active travel by embarking on one of our small group guided cycling tours, and we’ll do all the planning for you! Our travel specialists have designed incredible itineraries throughout Vietnam and beyond, so all you need to do is book one and we’ll take care of all of the logistics. From route planning and accommodations to support vehicles and luggage transfers, our tours include it all.

How do I prepare for a cycling trip to Vietnam?

Leading up to your bike tour in Vietnam, training on a bike is essential! You’ll want to increase your endurance and comfort level while getting your body used to the physical demands of long rides. Pay attention to the activity level rating of your trip for guidance on the intensity of the rides, and check our fitness guides for more advice on how to prepare physically for your adventure.

FAQs on Vietnam Cycling Tours

What should I expect on Vietnam biking tours?

On a small group cycling tour of Vietnam, you can expect a personalized and immersive experience as you explore this beautiful country on two wheels. You’ll ride alongside like-minded travelers, led by knowledgeable local guides who provide insights into the culture, history, and landscapes you encounter. Each day brings a new adventure, from cycling through scenic countryside and bustling cities to visiting cultural landmarks and sampling delicious Vietnamese cuisine. With small group sizes, you’ll enjoy a sense of camaraderie and flexibility, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferences while forging unforgettable memories together.

Are e-bikes available on cycling tours of Vietnam?

We offer the option to upgrade to an e-bike on many of our cycling vacations in Vietnam for an added fee. These electric bikes offer added assistance, making cycling more accessible while allowing for longer distances with less physical effort, making tougher routes more enjoyable. For those traveling with partners or friends with different fitness or cycling experience, it can be a great option to even the playing field and make a specific trip more suitable.

What should I bring on a Vietnam cycling tour?

Check your tour’s trip notes for a complete packing list specific to your biking Vietnam tours, but some basics include padded cycling shorts, cycling gloves, sturdy cycling shoes, and a compact close-fitting bag or fanny pack. Feel free to also pack your own gear, such as SPD or clipless pedals, your preferred saddle (excluding the seat post), or a gel saddle cover.

High-quality, locally rented bikes are provided on all Exodus cycling trips, with only a few exceptions. The bike type (hybrid or mountain) is tailored to the trip’s nature, and you can find detailed information about your ride in each trip’s essential info.

How safe is cycling in Vietnam?

Cycling in Vietnam can be safe and enjoyable, with many incredible destinations to explore. While traffic in cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City can be chaotic, there are designated bike lanes in many areas and a growing awareness of cyclists on the road. In rural areas and along scenic routes, cycling can be particularly rewarding, with less traffic and stunning landscapes to enjoy. It’s important to wear a helmet, follow traffic rules, and stay vigilant while cycling, especially in urban areas where motorbikes and other vehicles may be abundant. Your safety is our top priority, and our travel specialists work hard to enhance your safety by providing support vehicles, route planning, and local guides along the way.

Do you have to wear a bicycle helmet in Vietnam?

Helmets are mandatory for everyone on a guided Exodus cycling trip. You must bring your own as, following best safety practice, they are not available to rent.