On the coastal roads from Hue to Hoi An, Vietnam |  <i>Richard I'Anson </i> Cycling to Moon Hill in Yangshou Province, China Enjoying the ride on through rural Vietnam |  <i>Richard I'Anson</i> Cycling a backroad through rural Vietnam |  <i>Richard I'Anson</i>

Asia Cycling Tours

Discover the best of Asia by bike and e-bike

You don’t have to be a keen cyclist to enjoy a cycling trip in Asia. All that you need is reasonable fitness and a love for exploring the world under your own steam.

For active travellers there is perhaps no finer way to explore the sights and delights of Asia than by bike. Asia is synonymous with cycling as a form of travel. The ability to absorb the landscapes from two wheels, explore the backroads that few travellers ever see and the flexibility to hop off your bike when you want to take a picture or to share a laugh or smile with the local people, all combine to ensure that a cycling trip in Asia is one of the most authentic ways to experience the region.

Vietnam is one of the most popular Asian cycling destinations on offer. However, the various islands of Japan, the rarely travelled rural roads of Cambodia, Laos, ChinaMyanmar and even the steppes of Mongolia also provide spectacular two wheeled experiences. The proximity of countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam allow for amazing cross border itineraries.

Our quality Asia cycling trips provide you with everything you will need from well maintained bikes, support vehicles, bike mechanics and comfortable accommodations to most meals. If you're a little nervous about your fitness, ask us about hiring an electric bike on our many China, Vietnam and Japan cycling tours. See below for more details on our e-bike options.

Wherever you choose to cycle in Asia you can be assured that it will be led by a passionate local guide who wants to provide you with a memorable insight into their country. Check out some of the most popular cycling destinations in Asia below.

Popular Asia cycling trip destinations

VIETNAM

World Expeditions was the first adventure travel company to offer a cycle trip in Vietnam back in 1990 and since then we have refined our itineraries to encompass the very best cycling experience.

Our Vietnam by Bike trip is the most popular cycling trip we offer in Vietnam, however it is hotly contested by cross border rides from Ho Chi Minh City to Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the epic Hanoi to Luang Prabang ride that truly takes cyclists off the well worn paths.



Cycling in Vietnam |  <i>Richard I'Anson</i>
CHINA

Our very first cycling trip in China set off back in 1978 and since then we have pioneered an exciting suite of bike rides that keep growing in popularity.

Our China by Bike, which takes in Beijing and Xian before heading south to Yangshuo, is a traveller's favourite. As is the multi activity Hike & Bike China trip, which includes a trek along the Great Wall of China, a visit to Xian followed by superb cycling in the south. You can also get off the beaten path with our Cycle Remote South China adventure.



Cycling China on the Backroads to Yangshou
CAMBODIA & LAOS

Cycling provides active travellers a chance to discover the real Cambodia and Laos, away from the well trodden busier tourist trails. It's also a great way to experience must-see sites, like Angkor Wat.

Choose from an extensive collection of fully supported cycling trips that will take you to the rural heart of both Laos and Cambodia. Pedal past lush rice paddies and local temples to remote villages where the locals rarely encounter Westerners. 


Cycling between Laos' minority villages |  <i>Kate Baker</i>
JAPAN

Japan is fast becoming one of the great cycling destinations of Asia with scenic and challenging bike opportunities for adventure seekers. Our road cycling journeys in Japan explore idyllic backroads at handlebar level that follow cycle-friendly rural roads and cycling paths.

Ride along the spectacular coastline of the Noto Peninsula, pedal through the Japanese Alps, and marvel at the dramatic landscapes of Japan's northern island, Hokkaido. You'll travel past a contrast of landscapes – from farm lands and mountains to caldera lakes and volcanoes – and experience all the cultural attractions you'd expect of Japan.



Cycling along the coast of Izo, Japan


Get inspired: watch our Asia cycling videos

Cycle the backroads of Vietnam from Hanoi to Dalat. Visit Halong Bay, Hue, the stunning south coast of Hoi An and the Central Highlands.   Footage courtesy of Treadlie Magazine - treadlie.com.au Discover at handle bar level the tapestry of river life along the mighty Mekong River in Laos and Cambodia, where exceptional hospitality is guaranteed. Get ready for a mix of ancient cultural landscapes, exotic charms and endless smiles that cannot fail to captivate.   Greg Packer has cycled Vietnam from North to South, pedalled through the Yunnan region in China, ridden from Thailand to Laos and around Cambodia's Angkor Wat and biked across the misty highlands of Sri Lanka. To try these two wheeled adventures for yourself, visit worldexpeditions.com Filip Bartkowiak travels with World Expeditions on Bike, Hike & Kayak Northern Vietnam - read all about his adventure in the Jan/Feb 2014 edition of Australian Geographic Outdoor magazine, on sale now. The compact 11 day itinerary provides a real opportunity to interact with the White Thai people in the valleys of Mai Chau and Muong people at Khanh Village, bike and hike through Cuc Phuong National Park and kayak in the dramatic Halong Bay on a well appointed junk.
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