Get Inspired / Vietnam Mountain Biking in North Vietnam Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Vietnam Mountain Biking in North Vietnam story by: Jo Wedlock Because of the mountainous nature of the Northern region, it’s an amazing place to visit and bring your mountain bike (or hire one in Hanoi) and explore off the beaten track. You can either do this yourself, or join in a cycle tour for a few days before heading off on your own, to get your bearings. One example is a 3-day mountain biking that can be customized for small group tours, family travel or holidays with kids. An example could be to start and end your cycle trip in Lao Cai province. To get here you either take the overnight train from Hanoi or hire a private vehicle to get to Laocai. Most of the journey is on paved roads with lots of uphill and downhill rides. You have also the opportunity to pedal on single tracks, off-road biking trails to visit remote ethnic villages. Northern Vietnam is one of the three regions within Vietnam (the other two regions are Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam). Of the three regions, the Northern Vietnam region is the oldest and is where the Vietnamese culture originated over 2000 years ago in the Red River Delta. The largest city in the North is Hanoi, the nation's capital; other major cities include Hải Phòng, Nam Định City. Click here for Cheap Flights to Asia or HOT Vietnam Holiday Deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders Guide to Vietnam Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.