13 Days
Duration
Easy, Moderate
Physicality
Ha Noi , Hoa Binh , Mai Chau , Ninh Binh , Tam Coc , Phat Diem , Ninh Binh , Hai Phong , Ha Long , Cat Ba , Hai Phong
Location
Year-round
Dates

Vietnam Northern Cycling Holiday 13days

Itinerary: Ha Noi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau – Ninh Binh – Tam Coc – Phat Diem – Ninh Binh – Hai Phong – Ha Long – Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Ha Noi

biking tour is arranged in the northern Vietnam taking you to such places as Poom Coong village, Lac village, Van village, Mai Chau valley, Tam Coc, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh province. Begin the tour with a car transfer from Hanoi up to Hoa Binh province where you upload your bikes and start cycling up and downhill on paved roads. Enjoy cycling on single dirt trail, back roads, single tracks around Mai Chau as you bike through local Thai hamlets and rice fields. Enjoy also biking on flat roads when you arrive Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. You cycle on countryside, rural roads in the peaceful villages. Spend one night at local homes (homestay) and experience the real life. The 14-day cycling tour is ideal for small group tours, holiday with kids and active adventure travelers seeking a off-the-beaten path biking itinerary in the northern Vietnam
The overnight cruise tour to Halong bay is most beautiful in summer time when it is hot and sunny. The multi activity tour can be extended with other breaks such as spa package, homestay, Tam Coc sampan cruise tour, cooking class, hanoi countryside cycle or rock climbing vacations…

Inclusive:
* English Speaking tour leader (other languages upon requests)
* All accommodations base on twin-share at hotel, guesthouse and Home stay.etc…
* Meals detailed in the itinerary (B = Breakfast , L = Lunches ,D = Dinners)
* A/C transfers and transportation.
* Boat trip mention in itinerary
* Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
* Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
* Spare bike
* Mineral water drinking.
* Seasonal fruits.
* Snacks
Exclusive:
* International airfares
* Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory)
* Items of a personal nature
* Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
* Mineral water beyond that supplied
* Single Supplement
* Optional excursions
* Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
* Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
* Mountain bicycle (Bike Hire US$/per day)
* Visa fees
* Departure taxes
* Tipping for guiding

Additional information

DestinationVietnam
Day 1: Arrival – Ha Noi
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
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
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 Thay Pagoda, in a tranquil setting of lakes and mounts. Overnight in Hoa Binh.
Day 4: Hoa Binh – Mai Chau
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
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 . Overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 6: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh
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
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
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
We continue our journey to Ha Long Bay (70 km). Views of sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands and out crops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay are nothing short of spectacular. Overnight in Ha Long.
Day 10: Ha Long – Cat Ba
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 and a seafood lunch. Overnight in Cat Ba.
Day 11: Cat Ba Island
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. Overnight in Cat Ba.
Day 12: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Ha Noi
In the early morning we take public ferry back to Hai Phong. 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
There is a free time to further explore Ha Noi. The tour ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure.

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