Cycling through the busy Vietnamese traffic may not seem recommended at first glance. And yet a bike ride during your trip can not be missed. Because on the bike you can really experience the country, absorbing all colors, smells and everyday life. With a good dose of cold-bloodedness you can easily beat the traffic in cities like Hanoi and Hue, but cycling in Vietnam is the most relaxed in the beautiful countryside, like the Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Ninh Binh and Mai Chau. There are also longer biking tours avaiable, like from Dalat downhill to Nha Trang, the operator take care of bringing the bikes back to Dalat and brings you luggage to Nha Trang.
The bicycle is a common way of transport for a large part of the urban population. In the big cities or places where many tourists come, bicycles can be rented. Cycling is a good way to explore the cities, but unfortunately many bicycles are in questionable condition. In any case, check that the brakes are working. Bicycles can be rented at hotels or private individuals, by the hour or by day.