Best Vietnam Heritage Bike Tour

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 the peaceful countryside, panorama views along rivers. Tam Coc, a 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. Its great biological interest complements the site's outstanding scenic beauty.

Tour details

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
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 room/ twin room
1 night on cruise, double room/ twin room
Pick up/ drop off at hotels
Bicycle mechanic
English speaking guide throughout the tour
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Single supplement
Visa to Vietnam
International Flight
Drinks are not included with any meal

Full Itinerary

Day
1
Hanoi – Cuc Phuong Park

Be ready to go at 7:30 am after breakfast in the hotel. The vehicle transfers us to Xuan Mai, southwest of Hanoi. Unload all bikes and adjusting saddles before today' ride starts. Ride on the back road, passing many peaceful villages, local markets, temples and pagodas, rice paddy fields, beautiful countryside of Huong Son. After lunch, we continue riding across the bridge and cycle on paved road, passing rice paddy and countryside village to Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve. Enjoy beautiful limestone mountainous scenery and quaint villages before transferring to Cuc Phuong National Park in the 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 fantastic scenery along with the ways with many highlights; Cuc Phuong national park, pineapple plantations and a loop ride to explore the scenic beauty of Tam Coc, visit many caves, Bich Dong Temple. Enjoy one hour and a half on a small rowing boat (as usual – many stops for photos could take 2 hours) to admire beautiful through rice fields and limestone karsts, caves of Tam Coc. After breakfast, we ride through the rainforest to the heart of the national park so we will discover nature life, a fantastic variety of wildlife. We are stopping at Endangered primates Resued Center, many species of animals. Then we continue cycling on the paths to Tam Diep and 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 a half of relaxing on a rowing boat. Then we carry on our cycling adventure on tracks 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 the outskirts of Ninh Binh town and all will get back to bicycle again. Lovely paths and single trails through beautuful villages allow us to enjoy 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 made with pagoda type roofs in traditional Vietnamese temple architecture. The delta has the smallest area but the highest population and population density of all regions. A network of dikes well protects the part measuring some 15,000 square km. 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 the Red River Delta.

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

The Red River Delta region is small in comparison with Mekong Delta in South Vietnam. Soils are very fertile, so most countryside we ride through are farmlands. First, we ride through rice paddies, vegetable fields, ferry crossings the river, and then follow the country road along the river. We ride across through the rich fertile soil farmlands, tobacco fields to Vinh Bao. We'll visit the oldest water Pupet Theatre and enjoy lunch in town before cycling to Tien Lang. We'll finally get on the vehicle to transfer to Hai Phong.

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 the hotel, our private vehicle takes us to the riverside. A publish ferry takes us to further side to enjoy a leisurely ride on country back roads and villages, passing vegetable fields. It depends on our cycling ability and how fast we are! The tour leader will figure out a transfer to Ha Long, on arrival at the harbour at noon.
12.30: Arrive at Paloma office in Halong City. Get on the boat and check in cabin
13.30: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay. We start sailing among the famous Islets of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.15 - 15.40: Visit and explore the Thien Canh Son Cave and do Kayaking.
18.00: Sunset party 
19.00: Having dinner and overnight on the boat.
20.30: Join Squid fishing with the crew or relax or enjoy some drinks on Sundeck with Happy Hour.
Overnight on Paloma Cruise.

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

06.00: Starting your day with Tai Chi while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00: Enjoy the breakfast
07.45 - 09.00: Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village to discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour). Short visit to the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown. 
10.00: Check out the cabin, then return to the dining room for Vietnamese cooking class. 
10.30: Have lunch.
11.45: Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Get on the bus or private car to get back to Hanoi.
16.30: You will arrive at your hotel. The trip ends.. Tour End!

Breakfast/ Lunch

More Info

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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 the A/C 16 seater van. Two people sit on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seats will be folded up, so all bikes will be uploaded here.



A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people


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



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...Iceboxes




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


We provide two vans and one 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.


27.5 Giant MTB bikes & Trek Hybrid Touring Bikes

1. There are 60 pro MTB bikes and hybrid MTB bikes and available in store and they are ready for all cycling tours


MTB Bikes for kids: wheel size 20", 24" with  suspension seatpost. Kid heights: 120cm, 130cm, 145cm


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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