Quang Tri offers off the beaten track road cycling trips in central Vietnam. Cycling from Hanoi to Dong Ha, bike ride Hue to Quang Tri, bike tour, hire, rent a bike to discover the province…These are what we arrange at Vietnam Cycling.
Quang Tri Map
Quang Tri is located on North Central Vietnam sharing its border with Quang Binh Province on the north, Thua Thien-Hue Province on the south, Savanakhet (Laos)on the west, East Sea on the east with 75km seaside.
The highlands, characterized by steep slopes, sharp crests, and narrow valleys, are covered mainly by a dense broadleaf evergreen forest. Most of the peaks are from 4,000 feet (1,200 m) to 7,000 feet (2,100 m) feet high, but some rise above 8,000 feet (2,400 m).
The narrow coastal plains flanking the highlands on the east have rocky headlands and consist of belts of sand dunes and, in areas where the soil is suitable, rice fields. From the crests that mark the drainage divide in the highlands, streams flow either east towards the East Sea or west into Laos or Cambodia. Those flowing eastward follow short courses through deep narrow valleys over rocky bottoms until they reach the coastal plains, where they slow down and disperse. The westward flowing streams follow longer traces, sometimes through deep canyons which are subject to seasonal flooding.
What to see
Quang Tri preserves many remains from the war such as the ancient citadel of Quang Tri, Khe Sanh Combat Base, Truong Son Cemetery, Vinh Moc Tunnels, Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River. These are potential resources for making the province a destination for DMZ, veteran tours.
Coming to Quang Tri, you should plan a beach break in Cua Tung Beach. The beach has sparkling clean water, silky sand and soft breeze. It is pleasant to take a boat trip which gores downstream on the Ben Hai River. This offers the chance to admire the beautiful landscapes.
Quang Tri Weather
The weather features a wide range of temperatures and rainfall, with hot and dry south-west winds during the Southwest Monsoon (May through September), and much cooler wet weather during the rainy season (November to mid-March). Annual average temperature is 24 °C (75 °F), but temperatures can drop as low as 7 °C (45 °F) during the rainy season.