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7 Days / 6 Nights Cycle Tour of Northen Vietnam

Hanoi - NinhBinh - PhatDiem - Haiphong - Halong Bay - Catba island (code BT 06 )

TOUR SUMMARY

This is a real cycle tour in the Red river delta and northern part of Vietnam . Starting in Hanoi, we take the minbus to NinhNinh and discover the rocks mountain, Tamcoc that called Halong bay in Land. You have also a chance to discover the Halong bay Worl Heritage and taking boat cruise to Catba island

RIDING PROFILE

This is a We ride just over 350 kilometres on a mixture of trails that range form dirt tracks to asphalt. This is a mountain tour with some tough climbs and participants should be fit and experienced riders. The reward for riding in remote areas is empty roads and incomparable views. For those that enjoy riding in the mountains, this tour is the ultimate cycling adventure and highly recommended. Accommodation is in standard tourist class hotels and the riders are supported by sturdy passenger vans.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi - Xuan Mai - Ninh Binh ( L,D) ( 70 km )
7h00 Am : Pick up at hotel or we may pick up from the airport port. A few hour drive takes us to Xuan Mai before we set off on a half day cycling through the breathtaking mountainous region to Ninh Binh Town (70 km). On our journey there are some opportunities to see ethnic minority people, all friendly and welcoming. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 2: Ninh Binh - Trang An - PhatDiem - Ninh Binh ( B,L,D) ( 90Km )
Heading out of Ninh Binh Town we embark on a boat trip in Trang An, passing through the picturesque landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations with magnificent caves. The afternoon we pedal south to visit Phat Diem church complex (40 km). Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 3: Ninh Binh - Hai Phong - Halong (B,L,D) ( 70km )
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 (70 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.

Day 4: Ha Long - Cat Ba ( B,L,D)
Am : 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. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and a seafood lunch. Overnight in Cat Ba.

Day 5: Cat Ba Island ( B,L,D ) ( 40km )
The primeval forest and the tranquil town make Cat Ba Island one of Vietnam 's delightful places. We spend a halfday cycling in Cat Ba, visiting the national park, the central market and the fishing port. The reminder of today is free to relax on a beach. Overnight in Cat Ba.

Day 6: Cat Ba - Hai Phong - Ha Noi (B,L,D) ( 50km )
In the early morning we take public ferry back to Hai Phong. You can ride 15km on CatHai island before landing. Then we continue your bike trip more 30km then take a bus back to Ha Noi ), stopping at Bat Trang Pottery village. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 7: 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.

** B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

 

TOUR INFORMATION

Total Distance 320  km
Number of cycling days Three 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 Minibus of 16 seaters take care bikes and bikers
Group Minimum 2. Maximum 12.
Staff Groups of 8 or more a cycling leader plus a Vietnamese cycling guide and drivers and assistants.
Food All meals are included from Breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 7
Rate in USD per person - Valid until 30 April 2013
Hotel category
Number of Persons
2
3-5
6-8
9-12
Single Sup
 
785 USD
648 USD
610 USD
530 USD
135 USD
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Accommodation offering in this trip:

CITY
HOTEL
STANDARD
NinhBinh
2 Star
Halong city
3 Star
CucPhuong national park.
CucPhuong national park Guest  house
2 stars
CatBa island
3 Star
Hanoi
3 Star

Tour Cost includes:
* Sport bikes with 21or 18 speeds for the journey.
• All hotels (twin share or dorm ) and meals specified
• Cycle support by a/c vehicles
• Boat ticket back from Catba island to Haiphong
• Private junk from Halong bay - Catba island.
• Water and fruits whilst riding
• All entrances to museums and sites mentioned
• Vietnamese English speaking guide
• Full meals as mentioned

Tour Cost excludes:
• Visa Fees
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides.
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerar

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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