Bold, bustling, and vibrant. Vietnam offers adventure of all kinds, from within its cities to its majestic countryside. Engaging and inviting locals. Surprisingly sophisticated cuisine. And beautiful views around nearly every bend make Vietnam one of the most rewarding cycling destinations in Southeast Asia.
Even at its thinnest point, just 50 kilometers across, Vietnam dazzles with one breathtaking view after another. Sprawling rice terraces and limestone peaks dominate the North, while mist-shrouded mountains give way to picturesque white sand beaches in the South. From bottom to top, Vietnam packs in more fantastic scenery than any other country in the region.
Vietnam today is indescribable without mention of the brutal conflict that took place half a century ago. Never one to be defined by the outside, Vietnam sees itself as anything but “war torn.” Bold, but friendly. Eager, but sincere. As you encounter the locals, you’ll find a proud people, ready for a chance to show you their culture on their own terms.
We really felt like we got a taste of how the locals live on the Mekong Delta.