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Old 09-14-09, 09:46 PM
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cycling in Vietnam

hi everyone,

cycling tour in Vietnam is great suggestion for holiday. do anyone has experience about cycling in this country?
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Old 09-14-09, 11:57 PM
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I haven't cycled Vietnam but it is one of my dreams. I visited on holiday two years ago and it's one of my favourite countries. The best time to go would be December - February, as March - June is the monsoon season.
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Check out the CrazyGuyonaBike website.
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Old 09-15-09, 10:13 AM
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Hi Dave Cyclist, Welcome to Vietnam. if you need any advice from a local cyclist to tour in Vietnam don't hesitate to contact me. victorphungphoto@gmail.com.
You also can visit here https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/l...geoname_id=233 to see journals of alot of cyclists who used to tour in VN.
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Old 09-18-09, 04:04 AM
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Have a look at this website and fire some questions at Joe.

I haven't been on a tour with him, but I have been to his shop in Hanoi to buy second hand parts and stuff for my bike. He seems like a sound guy.

https://bikingvietnam.com/
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Here are 3 links to information about bike touring in Vietnam that you might find useful.

Two of them are about planning a ride from Ho Chi Minh city to Hanoi. One of them is an overview of the country from people who toured there.

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some vietnam biking photo on chinese website
https://www.ynbike.net/bbs/viewthread...t=%D4%BD%C4%CF
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As you can read from blogs, there are some great places to bike and others that are terrible - like anywhere. The route from Hue to Nha Trang is some of the most picturesque coast and then up to Dalat if you like climbing. There will be some traffic, but the coastline here is some of the prettiest. A lot of people think if they get away from the busy roads inland, the trip will be better - it is not, you do not want to miss the coastline from central to the south. Kayaking on Halong Bay is also a highlight. See the routes common in our tours for what are the better places to bike: www.veloasia.com.
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I ben cycling in Asia Thailand,Laos Cambodia and Vietnam,and I didn t like Vietnam too much the roades are very busy and very loud

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Originally Posted by gdlerner View Post
I ben cycling in Asia Thailand,Laos Cambodia and Vietnam,and I didn t like Vietnam too much the roades are very busy and very loud
I've biked in Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia, but not in Vietnam. A cyclist I rode with in Laos had toured in Vietnam and he said the same thing. He also said that the Mekong delta was more pleasant for biking than other parts of Vietnam because it was much calmer and there's little motor vehicle traffic. You have to frequently cross the branches of the river on small boats. Another cyclist I met told me the same thing about Vietnam, and added that people were more aggressive than in other SE Asian countries.
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I just toured from Hanoi to Kunming in Yunnan. I would recommend my route to anyone considering a tour in Vietnam. Highway 32 cuts through some spectacula mountains and has just been rebuilt so the surface was very good most of the way. Also there was hardly any traffic.
I loved it, Way way way better than the last half of the trip through southern Yunnan which was pretty horrible in comparison.

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