Cycling Through Red River Delta – 6 Days

Cycling Through Red River Delta – 6 Days

The Red River begins in China’s Yunnan province in the mountains south of Dali. It flows generally southeastward, passing through Dai ethnic minority areas before leaving China through Yunnan’s Honghe Autonomous Prefecture. It enters Vietnam at Lào Cai …

Day 01: Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau  
7:30AM pick up at your hotel, check out and drive to Mai Chau through Hoa Binh province. Starting pedal from Luong Son to V- resort and Bai Chao and Cycling to Thong Khe Pass Have lunch on the way then riding on single track through Thai minority villages. Ride past terraced fields and beautiful valleys. Overnight in a stilt-house of Thai-tribe village.
Total Distance : 150 km – 80 km cycling
Meals : Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Home-Stay in Poom Coong Village .

Day 2 : Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong national park ( Ninh Binh)
Breakfast before Up –hill to the Thong Ke pass and  pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Cuc Phuong National Park.On our journey there are some opportunities to see ethnic minority people, all friendly and welcoming. Overnight in Cuc Phuong Guest house .
Total Distance : 140 km – 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Cuc Phuong National Park Guest house

Day 3 : Cuc Phuong park – Dinh Le Temple  – Ninh Binh
Following breakfast , 7:30 Am  start cycle from the gate of Cuc Phuong Park to recharge your energy for 19km cycling to the centre of the park.make a couple of stops along the way to visit the Cave of Ancient Man. We continue cycle to Dinh Le temple via Bai Dinh pagoda and stop for lunch before we reach Hoa Lu .We then start cycling to visit the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. (12km), just passing scenes of local village life and rice paddies. We continues with a 1 hour cycle to Tam Coc . O / N in Tam Coc Villiage.
Total Distance : 80 km – 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : The Long hotel – 2 *

Day 4 : Tam Coc Cave – Keo pagoda – Thai Binh
Breakfast and 7:30 we embark on a boat trip in Tam Coc passing through the picturesque landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations with magnificent caves for 2 hours. Transfer by van to Tan De Bridge  and turn right and start cycling along the banks of the North Delta of the Red River to the most beautiful Keo pagoda complex from 11th century .After visiting we continue cycling to Thai Binh City and transfer by van to another banks of Tra Ly river and cycling 15 km off-road to Thai Hong Village for home-stay . Dinner with family .
Total Distance : 150 km – 80 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Home-Stay

Day 5 : Thai Binh – Hai Phong – Haloing Bay
Breakfast and pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Vinh Bao village , stop to visit Diem Dien fish market and cycling through the local villages to Hai Phong and then transfer by van about 90 km to Halong city for check in hotel near-by the beach.Evening free for shopping at night market and swimming , dinner by your own .
Total Distance : 160 km – 70 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch
Accommodation : Halong Bay Hotel 3 *

Day 6 : Ha Long cruise tour – Hanoi
Buffet breafast at hotel . Ha Long Bay is one of Vietnam ‘s most impressive scenic sights. After a short transfer from hotel, 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, visit Thien Cung and Dau Go cave, fish villages and a seafood lunch on boat . Transfer to back to Hanoi by van and check in your hotel ( your own account ). End The Tour .
Total Distance : No
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch
Accommodation : None


Tour Price : 788 usd / pax –  Single room 55 usd / pax

Departure : Every Wednesday

Group Size : Min from 2 to Max 10 persons

Total Distance 390  km
Number of cycling days 5 full days and  half days cruising in Halong bay.
Road surface 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.
Support Minivan or bus to take care bikes and bikers ( group from 6 persons will support 1 truck  for bikes and luggages .
Group Minimum 2. Maximum 10.
Food all meals are included from Breakfast ( B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner )

Accommodation offering in this trip:

Mai Chau Home-Stay 0 Star
Ninh Binh The Long Hotel 2 stars
Thai Binh Home-Stay 0 Star
Ha Long City Ha Long Bay Hotel 3 stars

 Tour Cost includes: 

* Bike ( Trek 4,300 or Gaint ) and helmet
• All accommodation (twin share  ) and meals specified
• Support by a/c vehicles or bus , truck for group
• Home-stay permission
• Cruise in Halong bay with fresh seafood lunch
• All water and snacks,fruits whilst riding
• All entrances fee and sites mentioned ( Boat to visit Tam Coc cave )
• Vietnamese English speaking guide
• All meals mentioned B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner.

Tour Cost excludes:
• Accommodation in Hanoi
• International Flights ,Departure Tax
• Visa Fees
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides and driver .
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerary

Things to be prepared:
1. Hat
2. Small backpack
3. Shoes and shorts for cylcing
4. Sunglasses
5. Gloves
6. Professtional Pedal

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