Red River Cycling Tours Exploration – 9 Days

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Our unique mountain biking trip in northern Vietnam takes place against a backdrop of endless lush green paddy fields and irregular tree-covered limestone mountains. Providing a fleeting insight into the traditional lives, friendly tribes and exotic landscapes of north-west and north-east Vietnam, our trip also delivers surprisingly good riding across the mountainous area of northern Vietnam. There are technical sections, easy hills, huge flowing descents and some glorious single tracks.

Day 1 : Ha Noi-Mai Chau (Buoc Village) (L/D) (55 km)

Pick up from your hotel at 7:30 am for Mai Chau. Drive past Hoa Binh and drive southwest to Mai Chau, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. See picturesque scenery with stunning mountain views along the way. Starting cycling down hill from Thong Khe pass to Mai Chau at noon and have lunch in local house, in a village of the Thai ethnic minority. After lunch, start biking on rural roads to Buoc, another Thai ethnic group village. Stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house (home-stay) of a Thai family
Summary
Biking:   55km
Meals:   Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 2 : Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong National Park (B/L/D)
Breakfast in the home-stay stilt-house, start cycling or trekking on a beautiful country road through scenic Thai villages and visit a local family  in the morning. Enjoy local meal at lunchtime in Thai family before a transfer to Cuc Phuong Park in the late afternoon. Trekking to Mac lake in Cuc Phuong park . Over night in the park.

Summary
Biking:   80km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Cuc Phuong National Guest House

Day 3: Cuc Phuong Park – Tam Coc  (B/L/D) (70 km)
A visit Endangered Primate Rescue Center then cycling along the forest road, riding through the jungle to gate of the national park, continue biking to Tam Co via Hoa Lu pagoda,  Overnight in Tam Coc.

Summary
Biking:   80km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Long hotel

Day 4: Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Ninh Binh (B/L/D) (15 km)
Start cycling to Bich Dong .Bich Dong is a pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac mountain dating to 1428, comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order . Guided tours generally cover historical points and end with a pleasant view from the top and cycle to visit Thai Vi temple …After lunch enjoy rowing boat trip through rice fields and limestone mountains to visit 3 caves in Tam Coc. continue your bike ride on hilly rural roads through countryside villages to Hoa Lu. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Summary
Biking:   15km or walking
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Long Hotel

Day 5: Ninh Binh – Hai Phong: (B/L/D) (70 km)
Start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Hai Phong. You will have the opportunity to experience farming works by local farmers. In the afternoon, we will spend a short time to drive to Hai Phong. Overnight in Hai Phong

Summary
Biking:   70km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bach Dang hotel

.Day 6: Hai Phong – Ha Long: (B/L/D) (40 km)
Have breakfast at the hotel, then start pedal to Ha Long Bay by bike in the morning . On the way will stop to visit some local market and rice fields  . Arrival Halong bay free for swimming and beach relaxing , dinner with seafood in local restaurant  . Overnight in Ha Long.

Summary
Biking:   40km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Halong bay hotel

Day 7: Ha Long cruise – Cat Ba: (B/L ) ( 30 km )
A short drive to the boat station for cruising, get on board, discover the World Heritage Site, visit the beautiful grottos , fishing villages and admire the scenery of the Bay from your boat. Drop anchor for swimming, and enjoy seafood on board. Continue cruising until the afternoon, disembark from your boat and cycling from Gia Luan to Cat Ba town and stay a night on Cat Ba island.

Summary
Biking:   30km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch
Accommodation: Holiday View hotel

Day 8: Cat Ba Island: (B ) (25 km)
Explore Cat Ba by bicycle in the morning: cycle to the National Park, central market, and fishing port. Relax on beach in afternoon, explore dinner by yourself , stay one more night in Cat Ba.

Summary
Biking:   25km
Meals:   Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday View hotel

Day 9: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Ha Noi (B/L/) ( 30 km)
Breakfast and In the morning starting cycling from your hotel to Cat Hai island and then we take public ferry back to Hai Phong, then continue our bike ride until last ferry Then, drive back to Ha Noi, with a stop at special Manh Hoach chicken restaurant for lunch on our way back.  Overnight in Ha Noi.

Summary
Biking:   30km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch
Accommodation: None

Red River Cycling Tours Exploration – 9 Days

Tour prices are in USD per person and based on group size .

US$ 2.105 per person (1 persons)

US$ 1.245 per person (2 persons)

US$ 985 per person (3 persons)

US$ 855 per person (4 persons)

US$ 776 per person (5 persons)

US$ 1.245 per person (6 -12 persons)

US$  145 a single room supplement

Useful information :

1 – Group size for 1- Solo traveler ( Prices slightly higher will use one minivan to carrying travelers and bicycles together )

2 – Group size for 2 traveler ( Will use one minivan to carrying travelers and bicycles together )

3 – Group size from 3 -5 travelers ( will use one minivan to carrying travelers and bicycles together ) You will have a special offer price.

4 – Group size from 6 -12 travelers will include bus and one more truck to carrying travelers and bicycles separately ( One more bike mechanic will be available on the whole trip , more spare bikes , more equipment to be used. Other hands, one more bike guide and servants ) will be fixed as the same as a party of 2 .

5 – Prices may change because we do not promptly update

6 – Accommodation has been verified from companies and travelers ( local guest house , home-stay ,1,2,3,4 star hotel category. Different places we used different accommodation .

7 -Reserves the right to offer alternative accommodations of similar standards in cases where the accommodation operator overbooks their property  for any reasons beyond our control.

8 – If you wish to have a private small group bike tour, such as for your family or a group of friends, this is possible.  Simply tells us the number in your group and the days you would like to travel.

9 -Depending on our booking schedule and numbers of participant, we will tell you if we can accommodate your group.  Private tours are slightly more expensive than  group tours.

10 – A group is defined as 2 travelers or more.  Therefore, a group of 2 or more can choose their own departure date.

Services included:
♦ Transport by A/C mini van, bus and truck carry bikes
♦ Trek bicycle  speeds, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits
♦ Entrance fees, boat trips , cruising in Halong Bay
♦ B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary
♦ For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels
♦  7 nights in hotels and 1 night in home-stay, double occupancy, twin share
♦ Experienced English speaking bike guides
♦ Pick up/ drop off at  hotels

Not included:
♦ Travel insurance
♦ Other personal expenses
♦ International flights to/ from Vietnam
♦ Accommodation in Hanoi
♦ Tip for guide and driver

 

January : 12th – 20th Monthly

February : 12th – 20th

March : 12th – 20th

April : 12th – 20th

May : 12th – 20th ( Reduce 5 % )

June :

July 12th – 20th ( Reduce 5 % )

August : 12th – 20th ( Reduce 5 % )

September : 12th – 20th

October: 12th – 20th

November : 12th – 20th

December 12th – 20th

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