Famous Destinations to Make Cycling Tours in Vietnam
January 19, 2017
Looking for somewhere to bike and contemplate the most scenic views of fields, forests, and mountains in Vietnam? Then this article will show you the most favorable destinations for cycling tours in Vietnam where you can let yourself flow and immerse with nature.
Ninh Binh has always been an aesthetic symbol of Vietnam nature. This place offers many cycling routes for tourists to select. Some well-known spots in Ninh Binh are Trang An, Tam Coc-Bich Dong, Hoa Lu and Bai Dinh temple. Among which, Trang An and Tam Coc - Bich Dong are most suitable for those yearning for the quintessential limestone sceneries. Especially, Trang An is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which claims its prestige of natural beauty. As you may know, Vietnam has always been noticed with the iconic Ha Long Bay – one of the new 7 wonders of nature. With a stunning landcape likewise, the locals here call Trang An "Ha Long Bay on land". Tourists are always recommended to have at least one full day for cycling around this spectacularly scenic area.
Besides boat cave tours, Ninh Binh is full of iconic paddle fields and limestone mountains. Cycling along the roads to Trang An, Tam Coc- Bich Dong and Hoa Lu will expose you to the seemingly endless stretching green rice paddies, tranquil villages and breathtaking mountains.
Hanoi – the proud capital of Vietnam, has always been known for its dynamic lifestyle. Yet, beyond the hectic and sometimes chaotic atmosphere, you still can wander around the suburb of Hanoi, where the truly traditional lifestyle locates, where you can both take in a full lung of fresh air and a full view of the vintage landscape.
Among many traditional villages, there are 2 most prominent ones: Bat Trang Pottery Village and Dong Ho Painting Village. These two places are perfect choices for the wanderlust escapists. And that’s why riding a bicycle best suits visiting these spots. Ride slowly on the roads to relish the views of the quaint old villages. And when you feel like you are tired of riding, walk your bike around to the markets or to the local homes to join the activities of making pottery and painting products.
The Mekong Delta - Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Can Tho
The locals say this delta is as flat as a pancake. Thus, with its smooth terrain, Mekong Delta contains favorable routes for all levels of cyclists. Whether you want to ride your bike at high speed as an intense exercise or just leisurely ride on the roads as a mean of sustainable tourism, this place remains a highly recommended destination. However, please note that you may need at least 4 nights to cover all the 3 mentioned provinces.
Ben Tre is known as the gateway to Mekong Delta. It gives you the very first impression of what the delta looks like. Following the narrow lanes across the province, you will see the vivid views of banana plantations; sugar cane fields and lush green landscapes. Instead, in Tra Vinh, you can explore the Khmer lifestyle of the locals while immersing yourself with the picturesque Delta villages and the exotic regional architecture. Then you can finish your cycling tour in Can Tho – the home of Cai Rang floating market. Along the way, you can absorb the sights of coconut shredders, timber merchants, and numerous cottage industries.
Tips for cycling holidays in Vietnam
• Not to mention the tropical weather in Vietnam, whenever you ride, remember to stay hydrated. Equip yourself with the amount of water respective to the time and distance of riding.
• Make sure you have enough gears and the first-aid kit for the tour.
• Following the map is more recommended than asking the locals.
• Headphones should not be used while cycling. Instead, pay attention to the traffic signs.
This article offers the top favored cycling destinations in Vietnam that are compatible with all levels and all types of cyclists. Strongly hope that these suggestions may be included in your upcoming cycling routes in Vietnam. Have fun and contemplate the Vietnam charm with your bike.
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