When is the best month to visit Vietnam?
Trekking and cycling both depend on good weather, so if you want to visit Vietnam, we recommend November-February, which is the dry season in Vietnam and the weather is relatively cool.
At the same time, this is also the time when Vietnamese festivals gather, such as the Dalat Flower Festival in January and the Chinese New Year in February, which makes it easy for tourists to feel the local Vietnamese culture during the activities.
Are there many bicyclists in Vietnam?
Motorcycles are an indispensable means of transportation in Vietnam, and people on motorcycles often travel through the streets and alleys of Vietnam. However, there are few bicycles and not many cars in Vietnam. It is rare to see bicycles in Vietnam, and the most common is a special tricycle which passengers sit in the front of the vehicle in some tourist destination. This has contributed to the prosperity of the motorcycle industry. But there are also some route for foreign visitors to visit the country by bike.
What are the best Vietnamese cities to visit by bike?
Hanoi. Instead of rushing around on a motorcycle, relaxing on a Vietnamese tricycle around Hoan Kiem Lake, or taking a double-decker bus through the streets, getting on a bike and slowly exploring every street in Hanoi is just far enough to visit and enjoy, and close enough to experience the somewhat nostalgic and familiar beauty of the city.
A dedicated bike, fully equipped with everything from water bottles to helmets, is what each participant needs to explore Hanoi along the approximately 45 kilometer route. Not the "alleys and streets" of the city center, the Hanoi bike tour crosses the Long Bien Bridge, the Red River for a green experience, follows the causeway to the Dong Ngac village, and ends with a relaxing moment at sunset on West Lake. Just a bike tour in the center of the city, but fresh for cyclists.
Where can I rent a bicycle?
Renting a bike to visit the city is definitely the most fun, which is a great way to get to know a new city. Bicycle rentals are about US$1/day and motorcycle rentals are about US$6/day, and rentals may vary depending on the area and time of year. However, Vietnamese locals ride fast, so be sure to be safe.
Also long bike rides are becoming a popular way to see Vietnam. With mostly flat or hilly terrain with little gradient, and the lax border control in Southeast Asian countries, more and more people are planning to travel around Southeast Asia in this way. The best routes for cycling in Vietnam are the northern mountains and the central highlands, although there are some steep slopes in the hilly areas to overcome.
What are the best Vietnam trekking routes?
Ta Nang - Phan Dung: Ta Nang - Phan Dung is by far the most attractive trekking route for trekkers in Southern Vietnam. The trail crosses three provincial forest areas: Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan.
The almost 60 km trek takes three days, crossing many streams, hills and forests, moving from an altitude of 500m to 1,100m. The path passes through huge green fields, stunning natural landscapes and pine forests.
Phan Thiet: Considered as the roof of Indochina, this 3.143 peak is the goal of many Vietnamese and foreign trekkers.
There are 3 different ways to conquer the summit, depending on the trekker's physical ability and trekking experience.
Hang En (Swallow Cave): En Cave is suitable for Vietnamese and international trekkers. There are various unusual cave formations, including huge cave pearls, towering stalagmites and plant karst.
At the same time, it has a rich and diverse ecosystem.