At a glance

Vietnam is touted as the "hidden gem" of Asia, but it’s been unveiling its intriguing sites and stories to a growing number of visitors over the past decade.

From its scenic landscapes to its bustling cities, visitors are enchanted by this beautiful country. Hanoi, the capital, is a fabulous destination, with ancient architectural wonders including temples and pagodas. It's been the capital of Vietnam for more than a thousand years and its centuries-old cultural relics are remarkably well preserved.

Along with its vibrant cities, visitors are amazed by Vietnam's wide range of landscapes, including mountains, beaches, forests, and rivers. Vietnam has a significant national parks system that offers visitors biking and hiking opportunities, and rural areas are also filled with architectural relics from ancient dynasties waiting to be explored.

Why cyclists love it

  • It's a bicycle culture, where it's been the main mode of transportation for the last century
  • Stunning landscapes from the beautiful bays to the watery Mekong Delta and beautiful coastlines
  • Colorful markets, verdant green rice paddies, remote villages and emerald water beaches
  • Delicious foreign-friendly food
  • Friendly and welcome locals
  • Tropical climate year-round, perfect for a winter escape for northern hemisphere denizens 
  • Routes and tours for all ability and interest levels

Top tours

Vietnam by Bike and Boat
Vietnam is a country full of originality, overwhelming nature and mysterious monuments of times gone by. Experience 2 weeks of Oriental flair and discover fascinating Vietnam by bike and boat.
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Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Experience an insider's view of Vietnam. Discover Hanoi's Old Quarter with a history that spans 2,000 years and visit the Lake of Restored Sword, The Long Bien bridge, Ha Long Bay, the coast of the South China Sea, and more. Tour concludes in Ho Chi Minh city, formerly Saigon.
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Hoi An to Nha Trang: Coastline and Countryside in Vietnam
This 5 day adventure takes you by bike from the World Heritage site of Hoi An to Nha Trang Beach. This unique journey is a fantastic way to see the Vietnamese coastline by bike and experience the countryside up close and personal. 
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Vietnam stories

On our blog:

  • Cycling in Vietnam: Summary & Advice repeat client Paul and his wife Cheryl went on tour in Vietnam in 2016 and share their review and tips on how to travel and cycle smart in Vietnam.

On YouTube:


Fast facts

Language: Vietnamese 
Currency: Vietnamese dong 
Population: 85,846,997 
Size: 128,565 square miles (331,698 square kilometers) - roughly the size of New Mexico
Border countries: China, Laos, Cambodia
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