Best Vietnam Heritage Bike Tour

Overview

Price
USD $1050.00 1050.00
Tour code
VBR: HAN - 6B - VCT -1
Duration
Number Of cycling days
5 days
Single supplement
195.00$
Average distance per day
40km
Bike Hire
50
Total cycling distance
295km
Introduction

Explore Tam Coc holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. It is famous for its scenic ocean karts landscapes and pristine natural beauty. Enjoy peaceful countryside,  panorama views along rivers. Tam Coc, the mystical scenic area that is the perfect place for a boat trip. Discover the best attractions in Cuc Phuong National Park including Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Turtle Conservation Center. Ha Long Bay situated in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.

Full Itinerary

Biking map Hanoi to Tam Coc to Ninh Binh to Ha Long bay
Day
1
Hanoi – Cuc Phuong Park

You will be picked up at 7:30am after your hearty breakfast in hotel. Our private vehicle with the team transfers you to Xuan Mai, southwest of Hanoi. Unload all bikes and adjusting saddles before today' ride starts. Ride on back road, passing many peaceful villages, local market, temples and pagodas, rice paddy fields, beautiful countryside of Huong Son. After lunch, we continue riding on back road cross the bridge and cycle on paved road, passing rice paddy and countryside village to Van Long Wet land Nature Reserve. Enjoy beautiful limestone mountainous scenery and quaint villages before a transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park in late afternoon

Cuc Phuong Resort
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 65km
easy/moderate
Day
2
Cuc Phuong National Park – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh

A great day ride and amazing scenery along the ways with many highlights; Cuc Phuong national park, pineapple plantations and a loop ride to explore scenic beauty of Tam Coc, visit many caves, Bich Dong Temple. Enjoy one hour and half on small rowing boat (as usual – many stop for photos could take 2 hours) to admire beautiful through rice fields and limestone karsts, caves of Tam Coc.
After breakfast, we ride through rainforest to heart of national park so we will discover the nature life, an amazing variety of wildlife. Stopping at Endangered primates Resued Center; many species of animals. Then we continue cycling on back road to Tam Diep and will have a transfer to Tam Coc for lunch. After lunch we will explore mountainous villages to admire the magnificent limestone of Tam Coc before one hour and half relaxing on rowing boat. Then we carry on our cycling adventure on back road to Ninh Binh city. 

Hidden Charm hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 65km
Flat, easy, moderate
Day
3
Ninh Binh – Phat Diem - Thai Binh

Phat Dien Cathedral, Keo pagoda and the Red River Delta region are the highlights of your ride of today. After a short transfer takes you to outskirts of Ninh Binh town and all will get back to bicycle again. Nice paths and single through country villages allow us to take time enjoying green ride paddy fields, and beautiful landscapes along the way. There will be many stops at some pagodas, local markets. The architecture of Phat Diem church, built in stone in 1892 is a blend of Vietnamese and European architectural styles called the "eclectic architectural style". Although a church, it was built with pagoda type roofs in traditional Vietnamese temple architecture. The delta has the smallest area but highest population and population density of all regions. The region measuring some 15,000 square km is well protected by a network of dikes. It is an agriculturally rich area and densely populated. Most of the land is devoted to rice cultivation. Stay a night in Thai Binh, the capital of Red River Delta.

Thai Binh Dream hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
4
Thai Binh – Vinh Bao - Hai Phong

Check out of hotel after breakfast for another day exploring the Red River Delta of two provinces; Thai Binh and Hai Phong. The Red River Delta region is small region in comparison with Mekong Delta in South Vietnam. Soils are so fertile so most people here are farmers. We take village roads and ride through delta, enjoy scenery which different from what you had seen on previous days. On the way, we visit the oldest water Pupet Theatre in Vinh Bao before we continue biking to Hai Phong city.

Huu Nghi hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
5
Hai Phong - Ha Long Bay

There is only a half-day ride in the morning. After your breakfast at hotel, our private vehicle takes us you river side where a publish ferry takes you to further side to enjoy an easy ride on country back roads along villages; passing vegetable fields. Depends on your cycling ability and how fast you are! Your guide will figure out for a transfer to Ha Long to board on cruise at 12:00
Halong Bay is one of the most amazing natural wonders and its natural beauty with thousands of islands including; beaches, caves, fishing villages on the bay. Your guide will make a cruise briefing before we check in cabin then the cruise will start it journey by this time you having a delicious Vietnamese lunch. The cruise will sail to Bai Tu Long Bay, passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and Teapot Islets and Thien Canh Son Cave.  you will visit and explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as  Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can  hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous  sparkling  stalactites  appear  like 'hanging  lamps’  inside  the  Cave. After you explore of the cave, you return to the boat and enjoy sunset party on board. The cruise will drop an anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets in Cong Dam. Your diner will be served shortly. There are many activities on boat, entertainments, live music and dancing bar that you can join with another travelers. Overnight on cruise.

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Kiwi standing on oval
Paloma Cruise
Day
6
Ha Long - Ha Noi

Enjoy sunrise with tea, coffee before a breakfast serving. A visit floating villages by bamboo boat, stop at some Pearl Farm before returning to the cruise. Your lunch is on board while the cruise move slowly back to Hon Gai dock. The cruise trip will finish it journey 11:45 am. You will relax on shuttle bus driving back to Hanoi city around 4:30pm. Tour End!

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Tour details

Destination
Ages to ride
14 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
04
Large Group
14
What's included
Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists, luggage
Truck to carry all bikes
New Giant MTBs, wheel size 27.5, hydraulic brake
Helmets, bottles of water, tools kit
All entrance fees, boat rides in countryside
B= 5 Breakfasts, L= 6 Lunches, D= 5 Dinners
Daily snack, cold water, soft drinks, facial tissues
4 nights, double cabin/ twin cabin
1 night on cruise, double room/ twin room
English speaking guide throughout the tour
Pick up/ drop off at hotels
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Tips to bike guide and driver
Road Condition
Weather
Vehicles

Private Support Vehicles

2 to 4 riders in a group

There is only one A/C 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases and bikes. There are four rows of seating for passengers on A/C 16 seater van.Two people seat on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seat will be fold up so all bikes will be uploaded here.


 


 


A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people

There will be 2 vehicles to support riders on entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, ice box to keep cold drinks....


 


 



A large group tour: 8 to 14 people

One minibus to take up all riders including luggage & suitcases and one truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, water, cold drinks and snacks...Ice box


 


 


Truck to carry bicycles



A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people

We provide 2 vans and 1 minibus and one truck to escort large groups of riders and help ensure their safety. Our pro guide will motivate a team with support vehicles to bring the best services to riders.


 

truck to carry bicycle on tour

 

minibus to support bicycle trip

27.5 Giant MTB bikes & Trek Hybrid Touring Bikes

1. There are 45 mtb bikes available in store and they are ready for all cycling tours

Pro Giant Mountain Bike - 650B/ 27.5" wheel size

27.5" Pro mountain bikes are use for off-road cycling; on dirt track and hilly single track narrow paths and also country back roads.

27.5" wheel size and MTB tires 27.5" x 1.95 is the best choice and suitable and good for challenge and technical mountain biking. 

1 - Good quality and lightweight Alloy MTB 27.5" frames 

2 - 27.5" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout

3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable for riding

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake

6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes

7 - 27.5" Alexrims disc brake rims - 32 holes

8 - Maxxis Cross Mark 27.5 x 1.95 - Good quality and suitable for both on road and off-road riding

9 - Soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team








2. There are 25 Trek hybrid mountain bikes available in our store.  Hybrid bike tires 700 x 38- Good choice for a long trip: Saigon to Hanoi and Hanoi to Saigon

Hybrid bikes are use for an off-road cycling through countryside, dirt track and but working on muddy road. Its really good for touring a long trip, it moves faster and easier. Hybrid bike gives you an easy to pedal uphills, smooth bicycle riding on quiet concrete paths and country back roads. The best choice to challenge mountain and serious hills

1 - Good quality and lightweight alloy hybrid frame

2 - 29" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout

3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable saddle

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake

6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes

7 - 29" Alexrims touring rims, disc brake - 32 holes

8 - Schwalbe CX Comp 700 x 38 - Good quality and suitable for both off-road cycling and touring a long trip

9 - Soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team



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