Vietnam - Top Country For Biking Tours In The World

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Vietnam was the only Asian country listed among the top nine destinations in the world with the most beautiful and must-see landscapes by Ride Apart, a website site for motorcycle enthusiasts.

With diverse weather and landscapes across the country, Vietnam is a place for those who love exploring, according to the site. Vietnam also has various destinations easy to travel to by bike, it added.

Other countries named in the list include Australia, Italy, the US, and Norway.

8 amazing two-wheeled adventures from around Vietnam

Cycling is a brilliant way to travel. Moving at a slower pace, you can engage more deeply with your destination. Whether you want a challenge or to mosey along the flat, here are our top cycling trips...

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1. Cycle through watercolour landscapes in Ninh Binh

Cycle through the karst limestone landscapes that have inspired Vietnamese painters and poets for centuries on this hiking and biking adventure through Ninh Binh.

After exploring the country’s most famous attractions, including the Hoa Lu capital ancient, Mua cave and the Tam Coc, you’ll hike the Bai Dinh pagoda (largest pagoda in Vietnam) and Trang An tourists complex.

The best, however, is saved until last, when you cycle through the rural landscape of Ninh Binh, weaving your way through towers of limestone, come closer to the daily lives of the locals.

Photo: Vuong Tri Binh

2. Biking to Bat Trang ceramic village

Cycling from the city to the outskirt of Hanoi, you will witness the interesting change in the sceneries, from the buildings and the bustling vehicles to the peaceful rice fields, cornfields, vegetable farms and fruit farms, where local farmers grow their crops and earn money.

On your way, you will cycle along the Red River – an astonishing water landscapes where holds the most remarkable historical value of Vietnam. The peaceful environment here can help you relax and forget all the tiredness from daily life. Don’t forget the legendary Long Bien Bridge – one of the oldest structures of the capital of Vietnam. These wonderful highlights of Hanoi shall give you the best memory ever.

And then, you will reach Bat Trang ceramic village, where you can experience numerous splendid activities as mentioned above. The products here represent the cultural tradition of Vietnam, so through them, you can have a much clearer vision about the customs of Vietnamese ancestors. You also get a chance to shop at the largest ceramic markets in Hanoi, then visit the local oldest craftsman’s house to learn about the history of this handicraft village and steps of making a handicraft pottery product.

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3. Cycling to Co Loa Citadel

Co Loa is located on Co Loa commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi. It was the capital of Au Lac, at the third century before Christian and the Van Xuan state under Ngo Quyen reign after Christian. In 1962, Co Loa was ranked as historical national culture.Co Loa was the first ancient citadel of Vietnam. Lying to the north of Hanoi, the area offers beautiful rice paddy fields, old villages, and many pagodas & temples. This is one of the closest places where you can see the real countryside of Northern Vietnam.

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4. Biking in Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

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. 

5. Mountain bike the Sapa, Lao Cai

Sapa's natural scenery offers a perfect ground for mountain bikng 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.

Participate in the adventure experience by bike in Sapa with Sapa Biking Tours

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6. Explore Hue Countryside By Bicycle

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?

Photo: François Guerraz

7. Hoi An

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.

8. Mekong Delta

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.

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 TOUR that suit your style: from a leisurely ride through the countryside to a long adventure trip along the country. Or contact us via email:

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