Cycle from Hoi An to An Bang Beach and back again via Tra Que Vegetable Village and lovely rice fields. See the route map here.
Map of Hoi An to An Bang Beach Cycle Route
Hoi An to An Bang Beach Cycling Route (13 km)
Renting a Bicycle in Hoi An
It’s easiest to stay at a hotel that rents bikes. We stayed at Hoi An Odyssey Hotel*, a lovely place that had free bicycle rental available. It’s always best to email the place you’re staying in advance to check with them if they hire bicycles, and reserve them if possible. Make sure to specify you would like a bicycle that you cycle yourself, rather than a scooter or motorbike.
Cycling out of Town
Start at the Japanese Covered Bridge. Cycle away from it on the eastern side (nearest the main part of town) and take the first left. Cycle out of the pedestrianised area and continue onwards, following the road as it bends first left then right.
Soon the road leaves town and you’ll be cycling through the countryside, with rice fields on your right-hand side. After about 1 km you’ll come to a bridge across the water.
Tra Que Vegetable Village
On the other side is Tra Que Vegetable Village. Head off the main road to the left just after the bridge. Cycle a loop through the little village and vegetable fields on this side before heading across the main road and over to the other side. You’ll see more vegetables being grown in the fields here. Even though the little plots look very cute, don’t imagine they’re organic. We saw a lot of pesticides being sprayed on the vegetables.
An Bang Beach
Continue cycling along the main road to leave the island and in about 1 km you’ll reach An Bang Beach. There’s a parking lot here and you can leave your bikes. You’ll have to pay a small fee when you return. The beach itself is fairly clean, with lovely warm water. It’s popular with tourists and locals alike, and you can see the typical circular boats along the beach. In the distance to the right you can just make out the tall towers of Da Nang city.
Cycling back from An Bang Beach to Hoi An
When you’re ready to leave, start by leaving the way you came. Pass through Tra Que Vegetable Village and over the bridge. But now, instead of continuing straight back to town, take the small paved track to your left in the middle of the rice fields. Cycle along by the irrigation ditch and after about 1 km, take the path to your right.
After cycling through more rice fields, you’ll reach the outskirts of Hoi An. Turn right when you come out on the road, and then almost immediately left. Head straight along the road to a stream and T-junction where you turn right. This road leads you back into the Old Town and after just over 1.5 km you’ll reach the Japanese Covered Bridge where you started this cycle.
End of Hoi An to An Bang Beach Cycle
This completes the Hoi An to An Bang Beach Cycling Route. For a longer cycle ride through the country, see our Cam Kim Island Cycle Tour, or explore our route around the Royal Tombs of Hue. If you’re heading further north, check out our Ninh Binh Top Highlights Cycling Tour. If you enjoy cycling, explore our cycle rides in Bali or around Angkor Wat.
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Useful things for a holiday in Vietnam
- Travel Insurance: we use SafetyWing*, it’s simple to buy online and they have a downloadable letter proving you have travel insurance which includes Covid-related issues
- Travel Debit Card: we have Wise Cards* which allow you to cheaply convert most currencies into Vietnamese Dong. You can then pay by card within the country for no extra fees, or withdraw cash from an ATM.
- We booked train travel in Vietnam through 12GoAsia*. They charge a few extra dollars in commission, but to book directly on the official website you must have a Vietnamese credit card.