This 4 day cycling tour takes us to Cuc Phuong, Mai Chau and Tam Coc, 3 beautiful destinations close to Hanoi. The first is a picturesque valley and the latter a spectacular waterscape. We will cycle through the light traffic on back roads, to get into closer contact with local people and explore places that few tourists venture to.
Cycle to explore the ethnic villages in the northeastern hill region of Vietnam See mountainous landscape and enjoy the fresh and pure atmosphere.
Situated on the bank of Red River, Hanoi is considered a pearl of Southeast Asia. With historic temples and pagodas, well-preserved colonial structures and exquisite cuisine, Hanoi offers its guests a unique and charming experience to be found nowhere else.
Mai Chau is a westernmost district of Hoa Binh Province, around 135km from Hanoi.
About 100km from Hanoi, Ninh Binh is an increasingly popular destination in the North of Vietnam. Ninh Binh’s appeal is a blend of endearing history and fairy-tale nature. It is blissfully created with spectacular mountains, rivers, grottos and primitive forests. Ninh Binh is also proudly to be the first imperial capital of Vietnam.
- Day 01: Hanoi – Mai Chau.
- Day 02: Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong.
- Day 03: Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc.
- Day 04: Tam Coc – Hanoi.
- Accommodation based on two persons/room including daily breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Transfer by the private car as mentioned in the program
- Support vehicles
- The private English local guideEntrance & Sightseeing fees
- Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic
- Water, snacks, cool towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling days
- Services excluded (applied for this tour, subject to change)
- International & Domestic airfares
- Personal travel insurance
- Check in early & check out late
- Visa to Vietnam
- Personal expenses & tips
Things not mentioned in the “Included” part.
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley.
Drive to Hoa Binh, where we start our bicycle ride to Mai Chau. This is a fantastic ride with stops at numerous hill-tribe villages on the way. The scenery is spectacular, a verdant valley surrounded by karst mountains and tropical forest. We will pass coffee and tea plantations before arriving in Mai Chau in the late afternoon to spend the night with and ethnic Thai family. Overnight at a beautiful eco-lodge.
Day 2: Mai Chau - Cuc Phuong National Park.
After breakfast you will be taken to Man Duc, for a full day cycling from Man Duc to Bo on local roads. Take time to admire the picturesque mountain scenery of Hoa Binh. Overnight at the guest-house in Cuc Phuong National Park.
Day 3: Cuc Phuong - Ninh Binh.
After breakfast, we will visit the Cuc Phuong Endangered Primate Rescue Center and meet the enthusiastic German who has sacrificed his life to primate conservation in Vietnam. We then cycle along the forest trails across lush jungle to the park gate and continue to Ria. Relax on a boat trip in Tam Coc, transfer to Ninh Binh. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 4: Ninh Binh - Hanoi Capital.
Depart from Ninh Binh to visit Kenh Ga floating village with its unique scenery and eco-system. Take a boat trip to visit the fishing village. Lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Hanoi.
|Total Cycling Distance||190 km|
|Avg Distance/Day||50 km|
|Avg Climbing/Day||8 m|
|location_on||Destinations||North West Vietnam|
|flight_land||Fly In To||HAN Airport.|
|flight_takeoff||Fly Out Of||HAN Airport.|
|group||Group Size||2-10 Riders|