Northern Vietnam Cycling

Northern Vietnam Cycling

Northern Vietnam And Halong Bay Bike Tours -13 Days

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Northern Vietnam Mountain Bike Adventure Tour:The scenic route  with some steep uphill and downhill cycling is a real challenge  but many villages dot the hillsides and the undulating terrain make for an interesting journey. The evening in Mai Chau we see a performance of traditional dance followed by local rice liquor…

Day 1: Arrival – Ha Noi ( D )
On arrival at Noi Bai Airport , you are met and transferred to hotel. Ha Noi , Vietnam ‘s capital, is one thousand year old City with green lakes, French styled buildings, old quarter streets, brightly painted temples and pagodas .The evening is welcome drinks followed by the tour briefing. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 2:  Ha Noi  City Tour  ( B,L,D) – 25 km cycling
A half day sightseeing tour of Ha Noi includeds Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum , the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature,the Ethnology Museum, the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem , the Fine Art Museum. The afternoon we cycle to Co Loa Old Citadel (25 km). The performance of Ha Noi’s water puppet is not to be missed this evening. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 3:  Ha Noi – Hoa Binh : ( B,L,D) – 50 km cycling
Upon leaving Ha Noi’s bustling streets, we start pedaling through the spectacular countryside to Hoa Binh (90 km). On the way we make stop to visit Tram Gian Pagoda, in a tranquil setting of lakes and mounts and Muong village. Overnight in Hoa Binh.

Day 4: Hoa Binh – Mai Chau : ( B,L,D) – 80 km cycling
After breakfast, we continue our biking trip to Mai Chau (80 km).The scenic route of today with some steep uphill and downhill cycling is a real challenge  but many villages dot the hillsides and the undulating terrain make for an interesting journey. The evening we see a performance of traditional dance followed by local rice liquor. Overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 5: Mai Chau explorer  ( B,L,D) – 30 km cycling
The stunning mountainous scenery and simple lifestyle of the Thai hill tribe people are a highlight of Mai Chau although conditions are very basic. We spend a full day cycling around Mai Chau valley, Cycling to Cun Pheo 28 km from Mai Chau, Lunch at the local restaurant . Transfer by Van back to Mai Chau . Overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 6: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh : ( B,L,D) – 70 km cycling
A few hour drive takes us to Man Duc before we set off on a half day cycling through the breathtaking mountainous region to Ninh Binh Town (70 km). On our journey there are some opportunities to see ethnic minority people, all friendly and welcoming. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 7: Ninh Binh – Tam Coc – Phat Diem – Ninh Binh : ( B,L,D) – 40 km cycling
Heading out of Ninh Binh Town we embark on a boat trip in Tam Coc, passing through the picturesque landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations to the three magnificent caves. The afternoon we pedal south to visit Phat Diem church complex (40 km). Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 8: Ninh Binh – Hai Phong : ( B,L,D) – 70 km cycling
An early morning start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Hai Phong. The journey is long but road considtions ameliorated will allow you have more time at every stop to is a long day visit farmers at work and local homes. Overnight in Hai Phong.

Day 9: Hai Phong – Ha Long  : ( B,L,D) – 70 km cycling
We continue our journey to Ha Long Bay (70 km). Cycle along the river and through Viet villages .Arrival in Halong bay ,free for swimming on Bai Chay beach ,of the clear and emerald water of the bay are nothing short of spectacular. seafood dinner in local restaurant . Overnight in Ha Long.

Day 10: Ha Long cruising – Cat Ba : ( B,L,D) – 25 km cycling
Ha Long Bay boasts one of Vietnam ‘s most impressive scenic sights. After a short transfer from the town, we embark on a cruise out to explore the world natural heritage dotted with some thousands of rock formations. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove , visit Thien Cung cave , floating villages and a seafood lunch on boat .Transfer by van to Tuan Chau island ferry and cycling to Cat Ba island hotel . Overnight in Cat Ba .

Day 11: Cat Ba Island : ( B,L) – 25 km cycling
The primeval forest and the tranquil town make Cat Ba Island one of Vietnam ‘s delightful places. We spend a halfday cycling in Cat Ba, visting the national park, the central market and the fishing port. The reminder of today is free to relax on a beach. Explore dinner at the many local restaurant by yourself .Overnight in Cat Ba. ( optional to visit monkey island and Kayaking around Lan Ha bay – Contact us )

Day 12: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Ha Noi : ( B,L) – 25 km cycling
In the morning we take public ferry back to Hai Phong. Cycling 25 km in Cat Hai village . Upon landing we continue our bike trip back to Ha Noi (100 km),stopping at Bat Trang Pottery village. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 13: Ha Noi – Departure : ( B )
There is a free time to further explore Ha Noi. The tour ends and transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure

Tour price :  1.485 Usd / Persons

Departure Date : Weekly

Group Size : Min from 2 to Max 10 Travelers

Tour Package Includes

  •  Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy at hotel and home-stay
  •  Meals as indicated in program, B=Breakfast , L=Lunches ,D=Dinner
  •  Professional English speaking guide
  •  Support A/C van or bus for group
  •  Boat trip mention in itinerary
  •  Mountain bicycle 24 -27Speed (  Trek bike. etc…) and helmet
  •  Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
  •  Spare bike
  •  Cold water box, small fresh towel,fruits and snacks
  •  All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
  •  Service charges, rooms tax and handling fees

Tour Package Excludes

  •  Visa stamping fee
  •  Travel assurance
  •  Mineral water beyond that supplied
  •  Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  •  Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  •  Tips and gratuitous
  •  Personal expenses and other services which are not mentioned in the program.
  •  International air tickets and airport departure taxes
  •  Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
  •  Optional excursions


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