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8 Must-do Cycling trips from Vietnam

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8 Must-do Cycling trips from Vietnam

JinBy Jin   Posted 4th Dec 2019

Bike tours for great outdoor weekends away from Hanoi and Saigon. In 2020, these are the three Vietnamese public holidays creating long weekends. Take a look at this list to see when you have the time for a cycling adventure.

  1. Tet Holiday - 7 days

24 - 30 January 2020
Friday - Thursday

If you take Friday 31 January as a leave day, then you can extend the Tet Holiday by 3 more days for a total of 10 days from 24 January - 2 February. 

  1. Hung Kings Commemoration Day  - 4 days

This weekend will require 1 leave day on 3 April: 2 - 5 April 2020
Thursday to Sunday

  1. Reunification Day/Labour Day  - 4 days

30 April - 3 May 2020
Thursday - Sunday

The Must-do Cycling Destinations

Enjoy the long holidays and escape the bustling cities on one of these cycling trips in Vietnam and 4 more amazing destinations a short flight away from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. 

Cambodia -  the home of Angkor Wat

Direct flights to Siem Reap on Cambodia Angkor Air and Vietnam Airlines from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are about 1 hour. The same airlines also have direct service from Phnom Penh, if you choose to return from Phnom Penh. 

Angkor & The Villages 2 days cycling

Spend two days exploring the temples of Angkor Wat and the surrounding countryside

West Tonle Sap Trail: Angkor to Phnom Penh 3 days cycling

On this tour go farther afield cycling the countryside between Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh. 

Myanmar - experience the mystique of Asia

Flying from Vietnam to Mandalay or Bagan you will need transit either Bangkok or Yangon. You can find connections on AirAsia to Mandalay. For connections to Bagan via Yangon check Vietnam Airlines or VietJet

Bagan to Salay - Off The Beaten Path 2 days cycling

Cycle the ancient ruins of Bagan and then go off the beaten path to discover seldom-seen countryside near Bagan. 

Cycle Mandalay to Bagan 3 days cycling

Starting in Mandalay, cycle across the plains of the Irrawaddy visiting Mount Popa before finishing off in the ancient ruins of Bagan.

Thailand - the Land of Siam

For direct flights to Bangkok from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi check Jetstar and Thai

Bridge Over the River Kwai 3 days cycling

Spend three days cycling along the River Kwai. Visit Hell Fire Pass and take a ride on the historic railway. This tour starts and ends in Bangkok. 

Taiwan - the Isle of Formosa

Its a quick 2.5-hour flight to Kaohsiung on Vietnam Airlines or VietJet before you’re on the bike.

Ride Kaohsiung to Kenting 5 days cycling

This is a tour of tropical southern Taiwan. Taiwan’s deep south is a land of banana palms, pineapple fields, and fringing coral reefs. A stunningly diverse tour through Taiwan’s indigenous heartlands, from highland hot springs to the beautiful beaches of Kenting.

Vietnam - The Land of Blue Dragon

 

Mekong delta bike tour

Mekong Delta in Style 3 days cycling

This unforgettable bicycle tour combines delicious food, lively local scenery and the gentle bike paths in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. This tour starts and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Let us know where you are staying in Saigon and we can come to pick you up. If you do not see exactly the tour would like, let us know and we can design a custom tour for you.

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