Red River Cycling Tours Exploration – 9 Days

Our unique mountain biking trip in northern Vietnam takes place against a backdrop of endless lush green paddy fields and irregular tree-covered limestone mountains. Providing a fleeting insight into the traditional lives, friendly tribes and exotic landscapes of north-west and north-east Vietnam, our trip also delivers surprisingly good riding across the mountainous area of northern Vietnam. There are technical sections, easy hills, huge flowing descents and some glorious single tracks.

Day 1 : Ha Noi-Mai Chau  (L/D) (75 km)

Pick up from your hotel at 7:30 am for Mai Chau. Drive past Hoa Binh and drive southwest to Mai Chau, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. See picturesque scenery with stunning mountain views along the way. Starting cycling  from Xuan Mai to Bai Chao and transfer to Au Lac for lunch , transfer to Thong Khe pass to  cycling to Mai Chau  in a village of the Thai ethnic minority. Walking to another Thai ethnic group village. Stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house (home-stay) of a Thai family
Summary
Biking:   75km
Meals:   Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 2 : Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong National Park (B/L/D) (trekking and cycling)
Breakfast in the home-stay stilt-house, start cycling or trekking on a beautiful country road through scenic Thai villages and visit a local family  in the morning. Enjoy local meal at lunchtime in Thai family before a transfer to Cuc Phuong Park in the late afternoon. Trekking to Mac lake in Cuc Phuong park . Over night in the park.

Summary
Biking:   80 km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Cuc Phuong National Guest House

Day 3: Cuc Phuong Park – Tam Coc  (B/L/D) (70 km)
A visit Endangered Primate Rescue Center then cycling along the forest road, riding through the jungle to gate of the national park, continue biking to Tam Co via Hoa Lu pagoda,  Overnight in Tam Coc.

Summary
Biking:   70km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Anh Dzung hotel

Day 4: Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Ninh Binh (B/L/D) (20 km)
Start cycling to Bich Dong .Bich Dong is a pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac mountain dating to 1428, comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order . Guided tours generally cover historical points and end with a pleasant view from the top and cycle to visit Thai Vi temple …After lunch enjoy rowing boat trip through rice fields and limestone mountains to visit 3 caves in Tam Coc. continue your bike ride on hilly rural roads through countryside villages to Hoa Lu. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Summary
Biking:   20km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Anh Dzung Hotel

Day 5: Ninh Binh – Hai Phong: (B/L/D) (60 km)
Start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Hai Phong. You will have the opportunity to experience farming works by local farmers. In the afternoon, we will spend a short time to drive to Hai Phong. Overnight in Hai Phong

Summary
Biking:   60km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hai Phong hotel

.Day 6: Hai Phong – Ha Long: (B/L/D) (30 km)
Have breakfast at the hotel, then start pedal to Ha Long Bay by bike in the morning . On the way will stop to visit some local market and rice fields  . Arrival Halong bay free for swimming and beach relaxing , dinner with seafood in local restaurant  . Overnight in Ha Long.

Summary
Biking:   70km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Halong bay hotel

Day 7: Ha Long cruise – Cat Ba: (B/L ) ( 25 km )
A short drive to the boat station for cruising, get on board, discover the World Heritage Site, visit the beautiful grottos , fishing villages and admire the scenery of the Bay from your boat. Drop anchor for swimming, and continue cruising until the afternoon, disembark from your boat and cycling from Gia Luan to Cat Ba town and stay a night on Cat Ba island.

Summary
Biking:   25 km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch
Accommodation: Sun and Sea hotel

Day 8: Cat Ba Island: (B ) (20 km)
Explore Cat Ba by bicycle in the morning: cycle to the National Park for 1 hour hiking to the top of Cat Ba summit  and cycling to visit central market, and fishing port. Relax on beach in afternoon, explore dinner by yourself , stay one more night in Cat Ba.

Summary
Biking:   20km
Meals:   Breakfast
Accommodation: Sun and Sea hotel

Day 9: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Ha Noi (B/L/) ( 30 km)
Breakfast and In the morning starting cycling from your hotel to Cat Hai island and then we take public ferry back to Hai Phong, then continue our bike ride until last ferry Then, drive back to Ha Noi, with a stop at special Manh Hoach chicken restaurant for lunch on our way back.  Overnight in Ha Noi.

Summary
Biking:   30km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch
Accommodation: None

Red River Cycling Tours Exploration – 9 Days

For Solo traveler   = 1.755 usd

From 2 to 6 riders = 1.305 usd / pax

from 7 to 12 riders  = 1.215 usd / pax

Single room surcharged = 185 usd / pax

Services included:
♦ Transport by A/C mini van, bus and truck carry bikes
♦ Trek bicycle  speeds, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits
♦ Entrance fees, boat trips , cruising in Halong Bay
♦ B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary
♦ For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels
♦  7 nights in hotels and 1 night in home-stay, double occupancy, twin share
♦ Experienced English speaking bike guides
♦ Pick up/ drop off at  hotels

Not included:
♦ Travel insurance
♦ Other personal expenses
♦ International flights to/ from Vietnam
♦ Accommodation in Hanoi
♦ Tip for guide and driver

 

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