Northern Vietnam Cycling Tours – 16 days

Northern Vietnam Cycling Tours – 16 days

Northern Vietnam are general regions within Vietnam. Of the mountain regions, the older is Northern Vietnam, where the Vietnamese culture , Real mountain of Vietnam ,Visit minority people from mountain area , they are very friendly …

TOUR INFORMATION

Total Distance 850 km
Number of cycling days 10 full days and 2 half days
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 and bus for group ( rider can stop any time you want )
Group Minimum 2. Maximum 8
Staff Groups of 8 plus a Vietnamese leader cycling guide and truck and assistants, doctor
Food all meals are included ( B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner )

Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival

Day 2 : Hanoi cycle to Yen Bai ( B ,L ,D )

Day 3 : Yen Bai cycle to Sapa ( B ,L ,D )

Day 4 : Sapa Cycling and Trekking to Village ( B )

Day 5 : Sapa Cycle to Lai Chau ( B ,L ,D )

Day 6 : Lai Chau Cycle to Muong Lay ( Old Lai Chau ) ( B,L ,D )

Day 7 : Muong Lay Cycle to Dien Bien Phu ( B, L , D )

Day 8 : Dien Bien Phu Cycle to Son La ( B ,L ,D )

Day 9: Son La – Mai Chau ( B , L , D )

Day 10 : Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong Park ( B, L, D) ( 160 km )

Day 11 : Cuc Phuong – Ninh Binh ( B,L,D) ( 60Km )

Day 12 : Ninh Binh – Hai Phong – Halong (B,L,D ) ( 170km )

Day 13 : Ha Long cruise ( B,L )

Day 14 : Ha Long – Hanoi ( 40 km) ( B,L)

Day 15. Hanoi city tour ( B ,L )

Day 16 : Ha Noi – Departure (B)

Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival

Upon arrival at NoiBai airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure and overnight stay at Hotel.

Accommodation : AST Hotel 3 *

Day 2 : Hanoi cycle to Yen Bai ( B ,L ,D )

Pick up at your hotel at 7;00 and transfer by vehicle to Trung Ha and start cycling to Yen Bai on the bank of Red River . Arrive late afternoon. Stay 1 night.

Accommodation : Yen Bai Hotel ( 2 stars )

Cycling distance : 90 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Yen Bai cycle to Sapa ( B ,L ,D )

After breakfast. A demanding, hilly, day along the mountain and river range culminating with the ascent of the spectacular , visiting the Vietnam & China border gate if time permitting. Stay 2 nights.

Accommodation : Holiday Hotel -3*

Cycling distance : 80 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Sapa Cycling and Trekking to Village ( B )

Start from your hotel at 8 Am , bikes to explore Sa Pa an old French hill-station, in a spectacular location close to the Chinese border. This morning we will cycling to Village , Lao Chai and Ta Van village ( Red Dzao and H’mong people ) . car pick you back to Sapa ,lunch and dinner by your self.

Accommodation : Holiday Hotel -3*

Meals : Breakfast

Biking Distance: 20 km

Meals : Breakfast

Day 5 : Sapa Cycle to Lai Chau ( B ,L ,D )

Retrace our route back over the Tram Ton pass to Binh Lu junction and follow the road 4D north west to Tam Duong and to Lai Chau . O / N in Muong Thanh hotel .

Distance: 90 km

Ride: 90 km on good quality asphalt road

Meals: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner

Accommodation: Muong Thanh Hotel -3 *

Day 6 : Lai Chau Cycle to Muong Lay ( Old Lai Chau ) ( B,L ,D )

Cycle to old Lai Chau via the Hang Tom suspension bridge, following the Nam Na through spectacular gorges and Black Dao villages. A long day with some climbs. Stay 1 night. Hoang Long Hotel ,

Distance: 110 km

Ride: 70 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 40 km.

Meals: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner

Accommodation: Hoang Long Hotel

Day 7 : Muong Lay Cycle to Dien Bien Phu ( B, L , D )

Our full day in Vietnam. Cycle to Dien Bien Phu – 104 kms. Dien Bien Phu was the scene of the historic French defeat in 1954. Stay 1 night. O / N in Muong Thanh Hotel .

Distance: 150 km

Ride: 80 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 70 km.

Meals: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner

Accommodation: Muong Thanh Hotel – 4 *

Day 8 : Dien Bien Phu Cycle to Son La ( B ,L ,D )

Cycle to Son La 150 km , along the mountain and river range culminating with the ascent of the spectacular , visiting the Son La prison . O / N in Son La .

Distance: 150 km

Ride: 80 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 70 km.

Meals: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner

Accommodation: Cong Doan Hotel.1*

Day 9: Son La – Mai Chau ( B , L , D )

Cycle to Mai Chau village around 120 km , along the mountain range culminating , Arrival in Mai Chau village . Homestay in Thai house . O / N in Mai Chau .

Accommodation : Homestay

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Biking :80 Km

Day 10 : Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong Park ( B, L, D)
Transfer to Man Duc and start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta and cycling through the breathtaking mountainous region and starting of Ho Chi Minh trails to Cuc Phuong national Park ( 80 km). On our journey there are some opportunities to see ethnic minority people, all friendly and welcoming. Overnight in Cuc Phuong National Park -Guest House .

Accommodation : Cuc Phuong National Park -Guest House .

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Biking :90 Km

Day 11 : Cuc Phuong – Ninh Binh ( B,L,D) ( 60Km )
Following breakfast , We start cycle from the gate of Cuc Phuong Park to recharge your energy for 19km cycling to the centre of the park. We will start again around 9am and make a couple of stops along the way to visit the Cave of Ancient Man. We continue another 10km cycle to Nho Quan, 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. At midday enjoy a long lunch break near Hoa Luu . We continues with a 1 hour cycle to Tam Coc . O / N in Tam Coc Villiage.The Long Hotel 2 *

Accommodation : The Long hotel 2 *

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Biking :60 Km

Day 12 : Ninh Binh – Hai Phong – Halong (B,L,D ) ( 170km )
An early morning start to 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 (80 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 Ha Long.

Accommodation : Ha Long Bay hotel 3 * ( 2 mins walk to the beach )

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Biking :90 Km

Day 13 : Ha Long cruise ( B,L )
Breafast 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 and visit Thien Cung and dau Go cave. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and a seafood lunch. Transfer to back hotel and all afternoon free for beach relaxing. .Overnight in Ha Long Bay .

Accommodation : Ha Long Bay hotel 3 * ( 2 mins walk to the beach )

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Biking :None

Day 14 : Ha Long – Hanoi ( 40 km) ( B,L)
Breakfast at hotel . 7:00 Am Cycling from hotel to Hai Duong Province, On the way we will turn right cycling along Duong river bank to visit But Thap Pagoda and Dong Ho paiting villages ,.afternoon going back Hanoi we will have lunch at the local restaurant then take a bus back to Ha Noi and finish cycling trip), Overnight in Ha Noi.

Accommodation : ATS Hotel 3 *

Biking :40 Km

Day 15. Hanoi city tour ( B ,L )

A day tour of Vietnam’s capital city, including Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and traditional stilt house, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, and the revered One-Pillar Pagoda. Pay visits to typical Vietnamese places of worship, the Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda, along the shore of West Lake. Just before lunch, tour Vietnam’s first university, the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature. In the afternoon visit the Ethnology Museum, and end the day at the beautiful Ngoc Son Temple on an island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. climb into a traditional cyclo (pedicab) for a 60 minute tour of the colonial city’s traditional “36 streets of 36 wares” in the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake vicinity.. Free walking around Hanoi old quarter for shopping and short visit Dong Xuan market.

Accomodation : ATS Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Day 16 : Ha Noi – Departure (B)
There is a free time to further explore Ha Noi. The tour ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure.

(End of Tour Program)

Tour price : Contact Us
Tour Cost includes:
* Bike ( Trek 4,300 or Giant ) and helmet
• All hotels (twin share ) and meals specified
• Cycle support by a/c vehicles ( to take care bike & rider and luggages)

• Permit tickets to villages and home stay
• Cruise in Halong bay
• All water and snacks whilst riding
• All entrances fee and sites mentioned
• Vietnamese English speaking guide
• All meals mentioned ( B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner )

Tour Cost excludes:
• International Flights
• Departure Tax
• 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:
1. Hat
2. Small backpack
3. Shoes and shorts for cylcing
4. Sunglasses
5. Gloves

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