- NinhBinh - CucPhuong - Haiphong - Halong
Bay - Catba island
is a real cycle tour in the Red river
delta and northern part of Vietnam . Starting
in Hanoi, we takethe minbus
to NinhNinh and discover the rocks
mountain, Tamcoc that called Halong bay
in Land. You have also a chance to discover
the Halong bay Worl Heritage and taking
boat cruise to Catba island
This is a We ride just over 350 kilometres on a mixture of trails that range form dirt tracks to asphalt. This is a mountain tour with some tough climbs and participants should be fit and experienced riders. The reward for riding in remote areas is empty roads and incomparable views. For those that enjoy riding in the mountains, this tour is the ultimate cycling adventure and highly recommended. Accommodation is in standard tourist class hotels and the riders are supported by sturdy passenger vans.
1: Hanoi - Xuan Mai - Ninh Binh CucPhuong national park ( L, D) (
70 km )
7h00 Am : Pick up at hotel or we may pick up from
the airport port. A few hour drive takes us to Xuan
Mai 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 CucPhuong national park.
Day 1: Hanoi - Xuan Mai - Ninh Binh CucPhuong national park ( L, D) ( 70 km )
7h00 Am : Pick up at hotel or we may pick up from the airport port. A few hour drive takes us to Xuan Mai 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 CucPhuong national park. Day 2: CucPhuong - Trang An - Ninh Binh ( B,L ) ( 90Km )
An early morning take a short biking in the park to Nguoi Xua cave in CucPhuong national park (15 km) then heading out of Ninh Binh Town we embark on a boat trip in Trang An, passing through the picturesque landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations with magnificent caves. The afternoon we pedal south to visit. Overnight in NinhBinh. Day 3: Ninh Binh - Hai Phong - Halong (B,L ) ( 70km )
. Then pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Hai Phong. Stop at PhoMinh pagoda and Tran Temple in Nam Dinh. The journey is long but road conditions ameliorated will allow you have more time at every stops. Today is a long day visit farmers at work and local homes. We continue our journey to Ha Long Bay (70 km) by minbus . 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 hotel Ha Long. Day 4: Ha Long - Cat Ba ( B,L )
Am : Breakfast at hotel . Ha Long Bay is 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 5: Cat Ba Island ( B,L ) ( 40km )
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, visiting 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 6: Cat Ba - Hai Phong - Ha Noi (B,L ) ( 50km )
In the early morning we take public ferry back to Hai Phong. You can ride 15km on CatHai island before landing. Then we continue your bike trip more 30km then take a bus back to Ha Noi ), stopping at Bat Trang Pottery village. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 7: Ha Noi - Departure ( B ) – No guide
There is a free time to further explore Ha Noi. The tour ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure.
Number of cycling days
Three full days and 2 half days
This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, broken roads, vehicle-width dirt roads, and rough tracks, so some off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills.
Minibus of 16 seaters take care bikes and bikers
Minimum 2. Maximum 12.
Groups of 8 or more a cycling leader plus a Vietnamese cycling guide and drivers and assistants.
All meals are included from Breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 7, except for dinner on day 2.
Rate in USD per person - Valid to 30 April 2017 (Except Chirstmas – New Year – Lunar new year from 25 January to 02 February 2017)
Tour Cost includes:
* Sport bikes with 21or 18 speeds for the journey.
• All hotels (twin share or dorm ) and meals specified
• Cycle support by a/c vehicles
• Boat ticket back from Catba island to Haiphong
• Private junk from Halong bay - Catba island.
• Water and fruits whilst riding
• All entrances to museums and sites mentioned
• Vietnamese English speaking guide
• Full meals as mentioned
Tour Cost excludes:
• Visa Fees
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides.
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerary
Things to be prepared:
Shoes and shorts for cylcing