5 Days
Easy, Moderate
Hanoi , Xuan Mai , Tuy Lai Lake , Hop Tien , Perfume Pagoda , Ngu Dong Thi Son, Chine , Me ,Tam Coc Tam Diep, Dong Giao , Cuc Phuong , Bai Dinh pagoda Tour, Trang An cave

Northern Vietnam Countryside Cycling Tour 5Days

Itinerary:Hanoi – Xuan Mai – Tuy Lai Lake – Hop Tien – Perfume Pagoda – Ngu Dong Thi Son – Chine – Me – Tam Coc – Tam Diep- Dong Giao – Cuc Phuong – Bai Dinh pagoda Tour- Trang An cave- Hanoi

Culture aspect of Red River Delta: Traditional Samban Boat, Water Buffalo Cart, religions, famous traditional Architectures, Ancient houses, village structure, spiritual life, cuisines. – Daily life aspect: rice agriculture, handicraft villages, country life, home life style, agriculture, markets. – Nature beauty and landscape: different landscapes of surrounding Red River and other rivers, rice fields, limestone mountain areas, bird island, lakes, remote untouched villages, gardens, farms.

Day 1: arrival Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi –Xuan Mai – Tuy Lai Lake – Hop Tien – Perfume Pagoda.
Day 3: Perfume Pagoda – Ngu Dong Thi Son – Chine – Me – Tam Coc.
Day 4: Tam Coc – Tam Diep- Dong Giao – Cuc Phuong National Park.
Day 5: Cuc Phuong – Bai Dinh pagoda Tour- Trang An cave- Hanoi
-Air conditioned bus/van
-Truck to carry bikes
-English speaking biking tour guide
-Entrance fees
-Boat trip & ferries
-Airport transfer in/out
-Pick up & drop off at your hotel
-Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
-Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic/Doctor(10 travelers)
-Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
-Pre/post trip arrangement
-Others meals & drinks
-Admission fees during free time
-Mountain Bike Hire: USD10/per day
-Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
-Tips and gratuities
-All other service is not made on the written form.
What to bring :
– Roads in Vietnam can be rough in sections, and more minor roads are often dirt tracks. However, for most of the main routes, the surface is good enough for almost any type of bike, except perhaps for the lightest of road bikes. Even the paved roads can be a bit muddy so don’t forget your mudguards.
– Bike repair shops are around in nearly every town, but they often do not have the tools for western bikes. Local bikes are usually poor quality and are not recommended for touring. Bring a basic toolkit or multitool and some spare spokes, along with a cracker/chain whip for repairing driveside spokes. Regular touring or road tyres are sufficient for most of the country.

Additional information

Day1: arrival Hanoi
Arrival and transfer to your hotel. (Check in time is 14:00) If time permits, we will spend the afternoon at the Ethnology museum which will give you an overview of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam including the Thai people who you will meet along the way. Overnight in Hanoi. (D)
Day2: Hanoi –Xuan Mai – Tuy Lai Lake – Hop Tien – Perfume Pagoda.
(cycling around 60km) (B, L, D)
Today, after breakfast, we drive out of Hanoi then gear up for our first day of riding. We will also meet our additional cycling crew. One vehicle is our bus, which will act as a support vehicle and carry our luggage. The other is a truck for carrying the bikes. We are also introduced to our bicycles, each designated bike then being adjusted and fitted with our own equipment as required. We will receive a briefing on how to ride the bikes and how to handle the traffic in Vietnam. We will then set out for our first ride in Vietnam through the valley of sugarcane and rice fields along Highway 6 until we reach the biggest hydropower station in Vietnam. After lunch we keep riding cycle is on an excellent road through many Muong and Viet villages with rice fields and children who will no doubt try to do hi-fives with you. Stay in guesthouse.
Day3: Perfume Pagoda – Ngu Dong Thi Son – Chine – Me – Tam Coc.
(cycling around 60km) (B, L, D)
Early morning visit Perfume Pagoda. Start cycle to Que town visit Ngu Dong Thi Son cave. Lunch break. Continue cycle through Chi Ne town, the beautiful mountain landscape area, turn to Me town and then to Tam Coc (50km). Overnight inTam Coc.
Day4: Tam Coc – Tam Diep- Dong Giao – Cuc Phuong National Park.
(cycling around 40km) (B, L, D)
After early breakfast we transfer to Dong Dao plantation, where we start cycling. Today we cycle about 30 km on the panoramic road to Cuc Phuong National Park. We will go through the pineapple plantations, valleys, villages, and meet friendly locals along the way. We arrive at Cuc Phuong National Park at around noon, and enjoy our packed lunch here. Afterwards, we cycle about 2 hours through the National Park and make a couple of stops to visit the Cave of Ancient Men, and take a walk before heading to Cuc Phuong national Park.
Day5: Cuc Phuong – Bai Dinh pagoda Tour- Trang An cave- Hanoi
(cycling around 40km) (B, L)
Bai Dinh is also famous for its record-breaking works, such as the three statues of Buddha in the past, present and future weighing 50 tons per statue in Tam The temple, a Buddha statue weighing 100 tons in Phap Chu temple and two bells weighing 36 tons and 27 tons. The pagoda, which is only five kilometers away from two popular tourism destinations of Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam from 968 to 1010 and the Trang An cave area, could become the center for tourism of Ninh Binh Province when it is completed. Lunch and return Hanoi by van . Finsish your wonderous trip

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