1. Overview

Mountain bike Vietnam is a great way to explore the country’s beautiful scenery and get some exercise. With diverse terrain, from majestic mountains to lush rice fields, Vietnam has routes suitable for all ages. Cycling through the mountains gives you the opportunity to enjoy majestic, pristine nature with bumpy and challenging roads, guaranteed to be enjoyed by anyone who is passionate about conquering.

Traveling by motorbike or car is very familiar to you, but now traveling by bicycle is a form of travel that is both good for your health, convenient for transportation,  and can go anywhere. Cycling trips can be the best way to really see the beauty of nature up close. If you cannot participate in long journeys, you can participate in short cycling trips and go to new lands to learn about the roads, beautiful scenes, and lives of local people. The great routes below will help you have the most exciting mountain bike Vietnam travel experience.

2. Why you should experience a Vietnam mountain bike trip

Vietnam is a country with diverse natural landscapes, from majestic mountains in the north to pristine beaches in the south. Mountain biking is a great way to explore these beautiful scenes and experience the natural beauty of Vietnam.

Mountain biking is a challenging sport, requiring endurance and strength. If you are looking for a challenge, mountain biking in Vietnam is a great option.

Vietnam is a country with a rich and diverse culture. Mountain biking is a great way to meet locals and learn about their culture. Vietnamese people are very friendly and hospitable. You will always be warmly welcomed when traveling by mountain bike in Vietnam.

3. The Top 6 Most Interesting Routes For Mountain Bike Vietnam

3.1. Hanoi – Sapa route

Experiencing the mountain biking route from Hanoi to Sapa is definitely a challenge for cyclists. The total distance of this trip is 360 km. Travel route from Hanoi – Vinh Phuc – Viet Tri – Phong Chau – Doan Hung – Yen Bai – City Lao Cai – Sapa. As a reward for such a long journey, you will be satisfied with the beautiful landscape of Sapa.

Sapa is like a miniature tourist paradise, full of scenery. From ancient to modern, from streets to nature. Most importantly, if cyclists come to Sapa, they must conquer Fansipan Peak – the roof of Indochina. You must spend at least a few days here to explore the beauty of the cultural life of the people. The rustic appearance of small villages surrounded by flowers will make your heart flutter

  • The most ideal time to explore the Hanoi – Sapa route: from February to April and from September to November.
  • Suggested tour experience time: 5 – 7 days
  • Bicycle tour price from Hanoi to Sapa for reference: from 61.21 USD – 612.12 USD depending on the following factors: Length of tour, Level of difficulty of tour, Type of accommodation, Travel company , etc.

3.2. Ha Noi – Ha Giang Route

If you have tried your hand at the bicycle route from Hanoi to Sapa, continue to Ha Giang. The country’s top spot will never disappoint you. In this palace, we will experience terrain with many limestone mountains, bumpy roads up and down at an altitude of about 1,025m above sea level.

You will travel on more difficult routes with higher altitudes and pass through roads with many layers of black rocks. You will meet ethnic minorities living on barren land, with colorful costumes. Especially going through many giant canyons.

You will experience the most beautiful 10km road in Northern Vietnam. You stop to check in at Ma Pi Leng Pass. This is one of the four great passes of Vietnam. In exchange for the roughness and dangers, you will enjoy the full beauty of terraced fields and majestic nature. Your youth will certainly be unforgettable when experiencing such impressive cycling routes.

Then continue down to Meo Vac. You will visit the most interesting market in Vietnam, only open on Sunday mornings in Meo Vac town. Then we will visit the peaceful villages here.

  • Suggested time to experience the Hanoi Ha Giang bike tour: 7 – 10 days
  • Hanoi – Ha Giang bicycle tour price for reference: from 285.66 USD – 816.16 USD, depending on tour time, included services and bike quality, travel company, etc.

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3.3. Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong route

You will cycle through the Muong villages located along the Da River reservoir, admire the countryside with lush hillsides to Mai Chau valley, visit the beautiful small stilt houses of the Thai people to learn about their unique cultural features, visit brocade stalls, learn how to weave Thai brocade, and buy souvenirs here.

After that, you continue to move to Pu Luong Nature reserve – Thanh Hoa, a place with rich natural flora and fauna associated with Cuc Phuong National Park. You can cycle on dirt roads through Thai and Muong villages, admiring the beautiful mountain scenery.

You continue towards the Ma River, passing through large corn fields with many large wheels that people use to carry water for irrigation, enjoy the peaceful scene and then return to Hanoi.

  • Suggested tour experience time: 2 – 5 days
  • Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong bike tour price for reference: from 122.42 USD – 408.08 USD.

3.4. Lao Cai – O Quy Ho – Lai Chau route

This road is one of the most majestic passes in the Northwest region, connecting the two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. In addition, the top of the pass is also the boundary between the two provinces. O Quy Ho Pass is also known as Heaven Pass because it is covered with clouds all year round. It is a pass that almost holds the record, with a length of nearly 50 km. The height, danger, and length of O Quy Ho make the pass known as the King of Northwest Passes.

During the nearly 50 km pass, you will admire the majestic beauty of Hoang Lien Valley, Silver Falls, or Heaven’s Gate. At the end of the top of O Quy Ho Pass is O Quy Ho Heaven Gate. This Sapa tourist destination is famous for its altitude exceeding 2,035m. Here, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy wonderful scenery, watching the entire vast and majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range.

In addition, Sapa Heaven Gate is also a place to test your courage because, to get here, you have to overcome a winding and dangerous pass. However, all challenges will be rewarded when you arrive. You will immediately be immersed in the endless space of heaven and earth, feeling the wildness of nature in the truest way.

Suggested tour experience time: 2 – 4 days

Lao Cai – O Quy Ho – Lai Chau bike tour price for reference: from 122.42 USD – 285.66 USD.

3.5. Mu Cang Chai – Khau Pha route

The terraced fields will leave you mesmerized. The terraced fields here are especially beautiful in the winter months, when the sun does not appear much in this area, destination not to be missed when coming to Mu Cang Chai. The time that people choose to come to this place is sunset, when the golden rays of sunlight shine down on the ripe rice fields. Small villages nestled around golden terraced hills, both peaceful and poetic, will definitely make you move.

Khau Pha is most beautiful during the rice season, around September and October, when the rice at the foot of the terraced fields is yellow-brown. This is also the time when many adventurous tourists conquer the pass to enjoy the scenery. The old forests in Khau Pha still preserve many rare flora and fauna species, such as pine oil, coriander, and other rare birds and animals. In recent years, the pass has become the starting point for paragliding in Mu Cang Chai, part of the annual Mu Cang Chai terraced rice festival.

  • Suggested tour experience time: 2 – 4 days
  • Mu Cang Chai – Khau Pha bike tour price for reference: from 61.21 USD – 123.23 USD

3.6. Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An route

The Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An tourist route, considered the golden triangle, is on the list of the top 10 most attractive destinations in Vietnam. These three cities are connected together on a bicycle road about 130 km long. Starting the journey from the inner city of Hue and heading to Da Nang through Hai Van Pass, you will experience the magic of being lost in the beautiful natural scenery. Here, nature, mountains, forests and sea blend together without boundaries, creating a majestic scene with endless mountains.

When traveling to Hue, you have the opportunity to visit famous historical sites such as the ancient capital, Khai Dinh mausoleum, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, and many other tourist attractions. From Hue to Hoi An, you will experience one of the most majestic passes in Vietnam, Hai Van Pass. The road to conquer Hai Van Pass is not easy, with winding and winding roads along the mountainside. Hai Van Pass stands out among the vast mountains, like a strip of silk across the clouds, like a fairyland.

  • The most ideal time to explore the Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue backpacking route is from February to September every year.
  • Suggested tour experience time: 2 – 5 days
  • Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue bike tour price for reference: from 73.45 USD – 204.04 USD depending on tour duration, service quality and number of participants.

4. Tips for mountain biking in Vietnam

You should know who will ensure the safety of the group’s journey. If your group leader is new and inexperienced, consider joining the trip.

If you have never cycled more than 100 km and longer than 3 hours, please reconsider participating. Cycling long distances always requires you to ensure good health and high endurance.

In some cases, the leader will not remind you. Therefore, self-inspection and maintenance of the entire vehicle, including changing tires and brakes, must be guaranteed. Your protective gear should be of good quality, including elbow pads, gloves, and a helmet. All of this will limit the level of danger from even the smallest things.

Read the entire trip itinerary carefully, if on all days you have to travel more than 200km a day, think again. Traveling 200 km by bicycle seems simple but is extremely difficult, especially with Vietnam’s terrain, and must be suitable for your health.

You should also remember the types of danger signs because these signs are extremely important and will help you a lot when you need to handle situations on the road.

Don’t organize a trip if you don’t have enough experience handling arising situations. In many cases, you will be fully responsible for the safety of all members of your group.

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Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong Natural Reserve

Hanoi – Ninh Binh Cycling – Galaxy Cave

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5. Conclusion

This is the list of The Top 6 Most Interesting Routes For Mountain Bike Vietnam that Metta Voyage shared. We hope this information will be useful for you on your upcoming trip. Don’t forget to visit our blog to discover more fascinating travel experiences.

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