17 days / 16 nights
Rolling to Hillier Terrain
A wholesome Vietnamese experience covering Hanoi & Halong Bay, Vietnam's Coastline, Central Highlands, Saigon and Mekong Delta.
Immerse yourself in the life of Vietnam on our unique bike 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 discover 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!
From cycling point of view, we can divide the country into four main sub-regions: Northern Mountains, North, Central & South Vietnam with distinct weather conditions. The Central and South Vietnam features Tropical climate.
Northern Mountains – Sapa, Ha Giang: best months for cycling in Northwest mountains are between Late August & Early December, and from Late February to May. It can get a bit cold in December & January with light showers.
North Vietnam – Hanoi & Halong Bay: has a distinct winter and summer season. The cool but mostly dry winter runs from November to April. May to October is a bit hot and humid and the region experiences its highest rainfall with July to September being the wettest. Oct to May is a good season to go here with coldest months being Dec-Jan.
Central Vietnam – Hue to Nha Trang: features Tropical monsoon climate and is at its wettest from September to December. Traditionally this period sees monsoon rains and occasional typhoons which can cause flooding in the area. Whilst this is rarely of such a level as to seriously affect an itinerary, we do advise people travelling during this period that there may be last minute changes to itineraries to accommodate for the weather conditions. Good season runs from January to September for warm water beaches, with average temperature of around 30°C.
South Vietnam – Saigon & Mekong Delta: features Tropical climate and is an almost year-round cycling destination. April and May are touted as hottest months. During remaining time of year, the temperature hovers around 30°C and the days are sunny & a bit humid. Though it may be a bit warm, South Vietnam is still a good destination for biking as countryside is amazingly green with many water bodies. From May to early November, it rains moderately for a short period and then settles down which makes the condition much cooler and perfect for biking. November to February is the best time of year for biking – warm days with light breeze and clear skies.
“a fantastic experience from start to finish. Our guide was superb, very good while we were cycling and very knowledgeable when we were visiting cultural sites. He was also very funny and keen to make sure nothing got in the way of a good time. Our itinerary worked very well, with manageable amounts of riding each day. It was a very hot time of year and we were fairly exhausted at the end of the day. But, there was always a cold beer ready in the van when we finished riding. Accommodation was great, loved the boutique hotels. And the cuisine was always good and mostly excellent. We loved the whole experience, and made some new friends in the process.”
~ Peter F, Saigon to Hanoi Bike Tour