Aside from the Citadel, Imperial City, pagodas and royal tombs that Hue is famous for, the city is also open to more adventurous travelers. Hue is probably the best city in Vietnam for cycling, as it is less traffic than other major cities and the people of Hue are in less of a hurry.
Cycle to the 200-year-old Citadel of Hue, where you can see the entrance to the royal Imperial City and pass by many old aircrafts and tanks from the American War. Enjoy the quiet backroads of the walled city where life carries on in family-owned businesses, clothes shops and food outlets. Also venture further to see the ponds where women wearing conical hats on a fishing boat, harvesting the green morning glory.
Continue on to cycle along the banks of the slow moving Perfume River that crosses the city, get on the iconic Truong Tien Bridge to head to the other side of the river. Here there are many green garden houses, and it is great to slowly cycle by to admire the intrinsic nature of these properties. Then slowly walk with your bike through the Dong Ba market, explore the city’s most well-known market and perhaps sample the best local food.
Head to the countryside of Hue to take in the fresh air, to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and hear nothing but the fluttering of dragonfly wings. Cycle across Hue’s rice paddy fields, vegetable and flower farms - each with a separate village at its core. Visit Sinh and Thanh Tien traditional handicraft villages and learn about their paper arts before returning to your hotel.