Bicycle Tours in Vietnam
Immerse yourself in the life of Vietnam on our unique cycling tours across Vietnam. Across the water from Angkor in Cambodia lays the mysterious land of Saigon. Steeped in essence from times gone by, here in Vietnam you will bike alongside soaked rice paddies in the lap of tropical forests. Other worldly charm is within reach here. Reach out and grab it. Along the bay, rugged outcrops hug the coast as clouds curl over the serene waters. Learn from the traditions of these wizened people – be it through their subtle cuisine or their diverse heritage. Watch as the people of these eternal river deltas embrace the future with a zest and vibrancy that’s all of their own. We beckon you to Vietnam by bike!
When to go cycling in Vietnam
Like most tropical regions, Vietnam has hot summers, mild pleasant winters, and an extremely wet rainy season. Being located in the northern hemisphere, the best season for cycling Vietnam is generally from September to May, with regional variations as described below:
Northern Mountains – Sapa, Ha Giang: The cycling season in the northwestern mountains of Vietnam runs from late August to May. December and January are cold with light showers, and travellers need to prepare accordingly.
North Vietnam – Hanoi and Halong Bay: The cycling tour season in this region runs from October to May. December and January can be cold with occasional rainfall. May to October is hot, with heavy rainfall in the months of August and September.
Central Vietnam – Hue to Nha Trang: Central Vietnam is a narrow crescent-like coastal strip that is at times only 60 kms wide. As a result it experiences coastal weather phenomena such as high rainfall and occasional typhoons during the wet season that runs from September to December. Travellers during this season should be prepared for last minute changes to itinerary. The Best season to visit this region is from January to September with average temperature hovering around 30°C.
South Vietnam – Saigon and Mekong Delta: South Vietnam is a year-round cycling destination on account of its pleasant tropical climate. April and May can be hot, but for the rest of the year, the temperature hovers around 30°C. There is moderate rainfall from May to early November but it settles soon, leaving the weather cool and the countryside looking lush. November to February are the best time for cycling in South Vietnam with warm weather, clear blue skies, and a light ocean breeze blowing in from the Pacific.
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Reviews from our friends
Mary Beth C from US5.0
we'll return again
We had a private tour for 4, premium hotels biking through Vietnam and Cambodia. Hotels were excellent (loved the two Raffles); we had some food restrictions and guides were meticulous in ensuring our dietary needs were satisfied; the meals were good, and countryside beautiful. A highlight was the "homestay" in Cambodia...the family was delightful. Be sure to send your height in advance of arrival so they have the right size bike for you....the bikes were in great condition and the drivers carried sufficient equipment to make any necessary repairs along the way. This was our second trip with Art of Bicycle, and we'll return again.
Paul Leventhal from US5.0
We were very excited to ride for two weeks in Vietnam for my 60th birthday. Art of Bicycle Trips seems to have planned a great trip. Then this global health crisis hit and our trip was in limbo. The representative from the company , Shruti was responsive and always working to satisfy my concerns. Initially I wanted them to hold the spot and use the funds for a future trip a few months down the road but as the crisis worsened it became clear that this wasn’t virus going to be so easy to shake. I asked for the balance to be returned. She agreed and without any delay started credit process of about $5400. With other companies, returning funds could have been more of a battle. You never know what or who you are dealing with when you book remotely across oceans. Not in this case.... and that is why I am detailing this transaction. They are more interested in preserving their reputation and doing the right thing. The sigh of a good organization is when things go sideways how do they handle themselves. These guys get an “A” 5 star grade When I rebook , I will use them and will bring along other couples for the trip. I have no doubt they will exceed my expectations. Maybe they will apply part of my non refundable deposit to the next trip ..... who knows. highly recommend.
Jim Wilkie from AU5.0
We had an absolutely fabulous week
We had an absolutely fabulous week. Our tour guide Vu couldn't have been more friendly and informative and quickly assessed our cycling capabilities and acted accordingly. We loved each day as it came and went stopping for coffee and local lunch along the way. Hoinan was a particular highlight and 2 nights here was ideal. Huge variety of scenery from paddy fields and subsistence farming to huge swathes of new development right on pristine beaches- go now before they develop too much more !