Cycling experience in red river delta Viet Nam 14days
Vietnam is a country with captivating scenery and majestic monuments of time gone by. Viet nam country fully reflects the contrasts with bustling, vibrant cities. Whereas, peaceful and quaint rural villages where time seems to have stood still. Enjoy two weeks Vietnam adventure tours to explore fascinating country by your own way.
Tour routes: Hanoi – Chua Huong Pagoda – Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong – Phat Diem – Nam Dinh – Hai phong – Halong – Cat Ba National Park – Hai Phong – Hanoi.
Highlight: Viet Nam is a country with captivating scenery and majestic monuments of time gone by. Viet Nam country fully reflects the contrasts with bustling, vibrant cities. Whereas, peaceful and quaint rural villages where time seems to have stood still. Enjoy two weeks Vietnam adventure tours to explore fascinating country by your own way. Without a doubt, cycling is definitely one of the brilliant way to explore the alluring country, experiencing excited activities, and enjoy outstanding natural scenery. Admire picturesque cliff limestone mountains in the north Vietnam or swimming in emerald water on crystal sand beach. Tasting fresh seafood in oriental architecture restaurant. in addition to, the cyclist have unique experience in exploring the Red River Delta Civilization in – depth as cycling in and around the quaint villages, meet and talk with local people on the way or spend the time visit mysterious temples passby. Cycling, kayaking and trekking in Halong Bay and Cat Ba National Park is another excited activities in our trip.
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, TLV Bike tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL
Welcome to Viet Nam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, TLV Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in,Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cycle ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi :
DAY 2: HANOI OF THE BEATEN TRACK
After hearty breakfast in hotel, our shuttle bus take us to left bank of Red River Detla, In Long Bien, Arriving cycling point , we spend few minute to master how control the bike and the rude of the road.for cycling days in Vietnam. making sure everything is going on smoothly, we start pedalling on the trail, unsealed road, along the bank of Red River, You have first different sight and vision about Hanoi city , you are also impressive on stunning banana farm, bonsai gardens or guava fruits garden, Our ride continue to Bat Trang Ceramic village, place has been well known high quality ceramic produces since11 centuries. You have time to explore skillful productions or take some amazing pictures of this villages. After visiting BatTrang Ceramic village, we keep riding to Kim Lan and Van Giang villages, through traditional vegetable villages, botanical and kumquat trees. Meeting friendly people working on their farm, or school kids on the way back their home. We have lunch en route, After Lunch , we continue to ride in Khoai Chau where you can explore the botanical garden and skillful shaped bonsai. We keep riding to Chu Dong Tu and Tien Dung Temple. This temple is woshiped and praised about the loyal love and hospitality between father, son, daughter in law( following the code of cofucianism). We finish cycling today, the shuttle bus take us back Hanoi city for taking shower and relax . have dinner in local restaurant. Stay over night in hotel.
DAY 3: HANOI – CHUA HUONG PAGODA COMPLEX.
After hearty breakfast in hotel. Our cycling guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at 7:30 a.m in hotel. Leaving the hustle and bustle of city behind. The shuttle bus transfer us to Xuan Mai, southwest of Hanoi.
Upon arriving in Cycling point. We learn how to control the bike and gear, the rule on the road and safety ride in this trip. We commence to ride on tarmac road, passing many peaceful villages, local market, temples and pagodas, vast green rice paddies . When we arrive Wharf then you will have a wonderful boat trip on the Yen stream to Perfume mountain, with a break to visit the Trinh temple. The rowing boat journey takes more than 1 hour through the amazing landscape of mountains, water and rice fields. Upon arrival, you will take a more a 1.5 hour walk up the steps to the top of the Perfume mountain to visit the Huong Tich pagoda. After visiting the cave, acknowledged as one of the most beautiful lime stone caves – the Vietnam’s most beautiful one you will descent back to the whalf and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, our Perfume cycling tour continue to visit Thien Tru pagoda, the biggest and the most worth seeing Pagoda in the northern Vietnam, before coming to the wharf for the boat trip to the Duc Wharf, where your bike is waiting. You will ride on sealed road passing peaceful villages rice paddy to Hotel . Have dinner in local restaurant. Stay overnight in Hoanam hotel.
Note: The Perfume Pagoda’s festival begins from the middle of the second lunar month and lasts until the end of the third lunar month (March and April), attaching a great numbers of Buddhist pilgrims. In case you prefer to visit the Pagoda in quiet atmosphere, you would avoid coming there during its festival.
DAY 4: PERFUME PAGODA – VAN LONG – NINH BINH
Get up early to obsever the daily life of local people and enjoy pristine nature of the Red River Delta. Following to breakfast in hotel, we set off our pedal to Ninh binh on tarmac road . we cycle through village to admire endless rice paddy and magnificent limestone mountain range. Stop in local market to chat with local people and try some typical tropical fruits. We hold on cycling on scenic route, passing many villages, hidden charm scenery to Van Long – Wet Land Reserve. Enjoy picturesque karsk mountain and rural area. Have lunch en route. After lunch, we continue cycling on tarmac road and single track trail lead to Trang An Scenic Beauty – newly world Nature Heritage Site. Admire outstanding nature scenery and stunning limestone mountains on the way to hotel. Check in and relax in swimming pool. Dinner and stay over night in legend Hotel.
DAY 5: NINH BINH – CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK.
Spend full day to explore fascinating scenery of Ninh Binh -nick name “ Halong on Land” with many highlights enroute : visiting Dinh and Le temple to learn about the great contributions of two great kings who had laid initially ground for independence and self – control goverment from China after thousand years domination. Cycling on scenic route to admire the beauty of limestone mountain mixed with rice paddy. Spending two hour boat trip to explore the mysterious caves in Trang An Scenic beauty complex. Keep riding through rice paddy and villages to Cuc Phuong National Park. Have lunch in Cuc Phuong restaurant. After lunch, we spending one hour to visit Endanger Rescured center and Turtle Conservation . take short transfer through national park to the bottom of Forest admire extraordinary scenic beauty of Park. Cycling on scenic route back to the gate. On the way, you are rewarded by stunning nature and fresh air. Upon arriving on gate. We finish cycling day. Enjoy delicious food in local restaurant. Stayover night in guesthouse.
DAY 6: CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK – PIPEAPPLE PLANTATION – PHAT DIEM CATHEDRAL CHURCH – NAM DINH
Start cycling from national Park to admire spectacular scenery in the morning. We head forward to Pipeapple plantation, enjoy brilliant scenery as we pass the vast of farms. Call at in local store to try fresh fruits.
we cycle on the small road and single track through village and village to Phat Diem Cathedral. On the way you are fascinating by lush green rice paddy, colourful sedge mats and meet the most hospitable people. Arriving Phat Diem , you will explore the value of architechure that was mixed between Vietnam traditional and Europe motif in 20 century. Our cycling trip continue to Nam Dinh , the capital of Red River delta,where has been preserving many wellknown historical relics and beautiful landscapes as well. We spend time to visit and admire long standing pagoda – Keo Pagoda. Arriving in Nam Dinh city late afternoon. Have dinner and stay in Nam Dinh City. Phat Diem Cathedral – the Center of Catholicism in North Vietnam was built in 1891 with four roofs and six sets of iron wooden pillars. On both sides of the church are four smaller churches of different styles. Keo Pagoda is a home to a wealth of ancient relics which ranges from intricately engraved wooden dragons to a collection of over 100 statues. Here is also preserved many valuable antiques, such as a pair of candlesticks from the Mac Dynasty, some pottery ware and altars from the Le Dynasty, imperial boats, etc. It is surprising that all of them are kept intact as they were during the time of the Le Trung Hung Dynasty in 16th century.
DAY 7: THAI BINH – VINH BAO – HAI PHONG
Another beautiful cycling day is highlight of Thai Binh and Vinh Bao rural village. You will explore and experience the different images of city and countryside while cycling through small alleys and villages. We also spend the time to visit one of the oldest water Puppet Theatre in Vinh Bao, Communal house where pay tribute to founder of Water Puppet before riding to Hai phong city.Have dinner and stay over night in Hai phong city.
DAY 8: HAI PHONG – TIEN LANG – BIRD PARK – HAI PHONG
One more day we will experience Hai Phong city another side, take short transfer out of bustling city to Do Son Beach. Upon arriving on cycling point. We set off our pedal and cycle on village road to admire lush scenery of suburban of Hai Phong city. We ride through fishing farms and rice paddy to Tien lang where we spend our lunch time. Following to lunch meal we continue riding to Thanh Mien distric and Bird park. You have special opportunity in watching thousands stocks in parks. Take transfer back to Hotel.
DAY 9: HAI PHONG – HALONG
Have delicious breakfast in hotel, we start cycling from hotel through City to Northeast direction, cross over bridge and then cycling on pumpy road, through countryside, vegetable garden, peaceful villages to public ferry where tributaries of Red river separate HaiPhong and Quang Ninh Province. We go to the land of Quang Ninh Province,keep going to Bieu Nghi T junction with High way 18 and tranfer to Halong Bay.Arriving in Halong Bay, you will check in and take cruise to explore Halong Bay. Over night on cruise.
DAY 10: HALONG – CAT BA
After breakfast, you will follow the local guide to visit the Sung Sot Cave and do kayaking in Luon grotto, Back to cruise for checking out and having early lunch while our cruise is going back to harbour. Arriving in Harbour, you will be transfered by small boat to Gia Luan dock. Our bike is already for you once you arrive. We start riding from Gia Luan through Cat Ba National Park back to the Town, on the way we conquer some stiff passes. However, you are rewarded by captivating scenic beauty and thrilling soaring mountain. Arrivin in Cat Ba town, you are free to explore the town or go to swim on beach. Have dinner and stayover night in Cat Ba.
DAY 11: CAT BA – CYCLING – TREKKING
After breakfast in Hotel, we starting riding from Hotel to Cat ba National Park, on the way we conquere three passes before rolling to Cat Ba National park. Upon arriving in Park, we leave the bikes and trekking inside jungle to discover the biodiversity values of national park and climb on the peak to take overview of Cat Ba and Halong Bay also. Riding bike back Town by another hilly road. Have lunch enroute, have free time in afternoon. Dinner and stay overnight in Cat Ba town.
DAY 12: CATBA – HAI PHONG -HAI DUONG – HN
Today is the last day of cycling in Red River Delta, you have time to explore the daily life of local fishmen and experience interesting activities on the way back to Hanoi.We start cycling from Hotel follow the coast and hilly road lead to Cai Vieng Commune and Viet Hai fishsauce villges. We take two public ferries before landing on Hai Phong city.Arriving in Dinh Vu international sea Port, Have lunch in seafoods restaurant. After lunch time, we take short transfer out of bustling city and then cycle back to Hanoi via Hai Duong Province.Ariving in Hanoi late afternoon, do check in and have relax by yourself.Farewell dinner is arranged for your group. Stay in Hanoi.
Day 13: HANOI – CITY TOUR
We depart to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. The Ho Chi Minh Museum is the preserver of everything memorable related to Ho Chi Minh. The Museum consists of five extensive floors and was inaugurated on 2nd September, 1990, celebrating the 100th birthday occasion of the beloved President. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. Built by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoian. After that, we will continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam – Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
When you finish your lunch at a local restaurant, we will proceed to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This is the most recent yet probable the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting museums in Hanoi and Vietnam. This is worth a thorough visit, for those who are keen to learn about the multiculturality of Vietnam and for those who would appreciate some green space. Then we will stop at Sword Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. After visiting Sword lake,our shuttle bus take you to Richsaw cycle parking to take one hour tour to discover Hanoi old quarter and daily life of Hanoi people. Our richsaw will drop you off in front of Water Puppet Theater to enjoy water Puppet show for 45 minutes. Our guide will meet you in front of door to pick you up and transfer to Hotel. Finish our services.
DAY 14: HANOI DEPARTURE
Have breakfast in hotel and free shopping until departure time to airport. We finish our service and thank you very much for joining cycling tour with us.
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