If someday you will be in Da Nang, Vietnam, do not think that your only options for getting around are foots and public transport. You always can rent a bicycle from some of the local suppliers and enjoy this great place by yourself. Bicycle is an eco-friendly type of transport, which provide you with more impressions. Da Nang is one of our favourite places for cycling in Vietnam. You can easily do the main sites by bicycle.
How much rent a bicycle Da Nang
When you arrive in da Nang, you will see bicycles everywhere. Cycling is a popular mode of transport for tourists wanting to explore the Hue and for locals to get around. There are two main hire options: fixed gear town bikes and mountain bikes.
The majority of hostels and hotels will have bikes that can be rented either free or for a very small fee—usually less than 25,000 VND (1 USD) a day. They can also be hired from countless places around town.
These bikes are great if you are planning on cycling ảound Danang Old Town or to the beach. However, because they don’t have any gears or suspension, they are not so good if you’re going further afield. If you’re planning on cycling into the countryside or anywhere outside of the city of Hue, then we definitely recommend getting a mountain bike.
The best quality, range, and best-maintained mountain bikes in da Nang can be found at Grasshopper Adventures. All their bikes are meticulously cleaned and looked after – you can rely on them to work . They have a good range of sizes and also have kids bikes and child seats. Bike hire for the day is 150,000 VND (7.50 USD) and they also require a passport or 5,000,000 VND (250 USD) for a deposit.
The Help Expat Services have a small range of mountain bikes for hire, starting at 60,000 VND (3 USD) a day or 300,000 VND (15 USD) a week. They are well maintained and the owner is very friendly, also offering motorbike hire and a range of other useful services.
Where to rent a bicycle in Da Nang
Many hotels and Homestays offer complimentary bicycles for their patrons. But should this not be the case for you, below is a list of places for bicycle and electric bike hire and costs per day. You can sometimes negotiate cheaper prices for weekly or monthly rentals. Booking vehicles through your hotel or Homestay is convenient but it will most likely be more expensive.
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Bicycle helmets are not compulsory in Vietnam but you need to wear some form of helmet if you are riding an electric bike.
The roads really are dangerous and traffic rules here are very different.
We also recommend that you check the bicycle or electric bike over thoroughly before renting. Look particularly at whether brakes are working and the state of tires. In our experience, rental bikes are sometimes plain dangerous to ride. Don’t worry about pointing out issues, they will give you another bike or fix it.
There are some places bicycle rental in Da Nang City. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of bicycles are quite good and easy to find:
Bicycle rental Da nang
ADD: 338 Le Van Hien str, Ngu Hanh Son, Da nang. Vietnam.
Tel: 05113 958 950 – 0915 958 950
Dânline bicycles tour
ADD: 7 Vo Van Tan, Thanh Khe, Da Nang.
ADD: 42 Dang Thai Mai, Thac Gian, Da Nang.
Everythings you need to know befor renting Bicycle Da Nang
When you rent a bicycle, you will put down a deposit, and you can purchase optional insurance, which will cover the cost of the bike if it is stolen and you follow a certain procedure. Most bicycle shops require that if the bike is stolen, you have filed a police report, and you must return the keys to the lock to prove you actually locked it up. If you do not have insurance and/or do not return the keys, you will have to pay the cost of the bicycle. Given the high rates of bicycle thefts each year.
Always lock your bicycle! Bikes get stolen all the time, so be sure to lock it up in a designated area. Rental bikes come with a lock that is permanently attached. Besides the bike lock, you might want to rent a bicycle from one of the shops that specifically rent out inconspicuous bikes.
Mine was bright orange, which would surely mean “rental bike” to any potential thief. Luckily I didn’t have any problems, but I have heard that getting a bike that is black, blue, or red is a good idea. Look around before you park your bike. If there are no other bikes in the area, it may be an illegal or unsafe place to lock up, and your bike may not be there when you return.
Read more: Buying motorbike in Danang
The most wonderful things to do in Da Nang, Vietnam
The modern and vibrant Da Nang is one of the fastest developing cities in Vietnam. It hasn’t always been that way and for many years it was considered as a provincial town without many attractions. That’s probably the reason why it is very often missed by visitors coming to Vietnam. It’s a great shame as there are a lot of very interesting and wonderful things to do in Da Nang and one day might not be enough to see everything.
I spent 3 months there. I worked online while discovering some off the beaten path places as well as those more known. I was never bored and there was always something fascinating to see and new to do. After those few months, I had a feeling that I could stay there a bit longer and I would never run out of places to visit. To me Da Nang is a mix of modern with traditinal. It’s a great city to explore and to live in as well.
If you’re looking for an ‘off the beaten path’ destination, Da Nang should be on your list. It offers quite a few activities, places to see and things to do. Here is a list of those that you simply can’t miss when you’re in the area.
Sunbathe on one of the beaches
In my opinion lying on the beach is one of the best things to do in Da Nang. It is surrounded by beaches. They are not as breathtaking as the ones you will see in Thailand, but they are very clean. In fact, they are the cleanest I’ve seen so far in South East Asia. During the day, until around 3pm, they are mostly deserted and quiet, so you can really enjoy your time here.
Just be aware that the beaches here don’t have any shade and the heat can be unbearable sometimes. Therefore, you can either buy a parasol or rent a deck chair with one on the beach. A whole day will cost you 40,000 VND.
I used to go to the beach on the southern side as it was the closest to my place of living. For me the best time to go to there was from 12 until 3. It was when it was the quietest. After 3 hordes of tourists would come and the quiet time was over.
However, if you had to the northern side or the beaches on Son Tra Peninsula, you will have much more space and won’t have to worry about sharing your parasol with anyone else.
Go on a road trip
There are plenty of places to explore around Da Nang. If you are brave enough to drive a scooter, a round trip outside of town is a great idea. You can explore Hai Van Pass, or admire the views from Son Tra Peninsula. If you go there outside of the high season, you won’t see any other tourists on the road and the ride will be very pleasant. That’s why a road trips are easily one of the best things you can do in Da Nang. However, remember that the Hai Van Pass gets quite busy in certain times of the year, so be careful and drive slowly!
If you are a little scared of the traffic in Vietnam, you can always hire a taxi, or go on an organised tour, which will take you to all of the most important places. Alternatively, take a train from Da Nang to Hue and enjoy the views of Hai Van Pass from the safety of your seat. I recommend staying in Hue for a couple of days as it’s a very nice town with lots of places to see.
Snorkel in Cham Islands
This was my favorite thing to do in Da Nang. If you want to see coral reefs and some colorful fish, take a trip to Cham Islands – a really beautiful spot, located only an hour by boat from the shores of Da Nang. It makes a great day trip, or you can camp there for a couple of days.
It’s quite hard to organize a trip to Cham Islands by yourself. You have to go to the marina early in the morning and hope for a place on a boat. There is also no information about when the boats go back.
In my opinion, it’s best to book a trip. We did it through the Da Nang Visitor Centre, which helped us to book a snorkeling tour. We had to spend a night in Hoi An as the pick up was only from there, but that was a nice getaway from the city and I highly recommend doing it.
See the Dragon Bridge
Da Nang is spread across River Han and divided into western and eastern parts by a set of amazing and colourful bridges. During the day they are used by people rushing to and from work, carrying all kinds of things on their motorcycles. In the evening the constructions turn into a beautiful spectacle, flashing with lights and reflecting in the water. Among them is the bridge, which is featured in all guidebooks, post cards and on every single website with the information about the city – the Cau Rong Dragon Bridge.
Wondering what to do in Da Nang at the weekend? Don’t fret! The weekend nights here are the best. One of the biggest attractions in the city centre is the Dragon Bridge, which not only is beautifully lit during the night, but also spits fire every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm. You simply need to see this spectacular show!
We used to go there almost every weekend. I really liked the festive atmosphere and the colourful show. It was alsmost like the New Year’s Eve. After it is finished, head downstairs to the bars. Sometimes they have a free ladyboy cabaret and there’s always cheap beer on offer.
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