11 days exploring the Red River Delta by cycling

11 days exploring the Red River Delta by cycling

Cycling route: Hanoi – Bat Trang – Khoai Chau – Phu ly – Van long – Cuc Phuong – Trang An – Nam Dinh – Thai Binh –  Hai Phong – Ha Long – Cat Ba – Hai Duong.

Trip overview

11 days cycling in Red River Delta is unique and authentic cycling adventure tour in the North Vietnam. This cycling trip offers for those who want to explore and experience indept both physical and cultural activities.

Hoanhx is honor to share experience and cultural values with active travellers and adventurous people this tour. Joining this trip. You will have opportunity in getting contact with hospitable people, enjoying stunning scenery.

Study about the cradle of Red River delta civilization, discovering cultural and natural heritage sites. meet and chat with great artesian in Traditional villages. Enjoy delicious foods in the North Vietnam. You also have amazing chance to capture some memorable pictures in this trip

exploring the Red River Delta

exploring the Red River Delta

Tour Code VN041415-2 Group size 02 minimum for departure
Tour duration: 11 days Suitability Easy – Moderate
when Best time for cycling from mid September – April. Total cycling distance 635 km
Start in Hanoi Terrain Flat paved road, and dirt paths, some Hill  in Cat Ba
Finish in Hanoi Tour level Adventure cycling
Health  request Good health, fitness Tour cost Contact with us to get the best price.
Bike hire Include in tour cost Road condition Good road, mixed  off and Paved road,tarmac road, dirt road, single track , off

the beaten track

Departure Upon request Arrive in Upon request
Support Fully supported by vehicle Staff 01 guide for group less 10 people

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival.(L/D)

Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia.

After the checking-in,Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi: Flower Hotel

Day 2: Hanoi cycling Bat Trang ceramic – Van Giang – Khoai Chau – Phu Ly.(B/L/D)
Cycling distance: 70km

After hearty breakfast in hotel, our shuttle bus take us to left bank of Red River Detla, in Long Bien, Arriving cycling point, we spend few minute to master how control the bike and the rule of the road. for cycling days in Vietnam. making sure everything is going on smoothly, we start pedalling on the trail, unsealed road, along the bank of Red River, You  have first different sight and vision about  Hanoi city, you are also impressive on stunning banana farm, bon sai gardens or guava fruits garden, Our ride continue to Bat Trang Ceramic village, place has been well known high quality ceramic produces for 11 centuries.

You have time to explore skillful productions or take some amazing pictures of this villages. After visiting Bat Trang Ceramic village, we keep riding to Kim Lan and Van Giang villages,  through traditional vegetable villages, bonical and kumquat  trees. Meeting friendly people working on their farm, or school kids on the way back their home.  We stop for cake break  and water. We continue to  paddle to Khoai Chau,  Hung  Yen for  delicious lunch, after lunch  we cross bridge and turn back to Phu Ly city, Ha Nam provice. Arriving in Phu Ly, check in and relax. Dinner in local restaurant, stay overnight in Ron hotel

Day 3: Phu Ly – Van Long – Cuc Phuong national park (B/L/D)
Cycling distance: 78km

We have breakfast in Hotel, clearing the bill and checking out. We start pedaling from Hotel to Van Long wet land  reserver, on the way you are rewarded by extraordinary kark mountain ranges and staggering ride paddies. Arriving Van Long Wet Land Reserve, you definitively excited at outstanding limestone mountains, picturesque scenery. We have lunch in Van long Restaurant.

After lunch, we continue to ride along corridor of Wet land Reserve to Cuc Phuong National Park,  through villages and rice paddy dotted with  marvelous lotus lakes. Arriving  Cuc phuong in Late afternoon, we  do check in  and  have cold beer break. Dinner and stay in Cuc Phuong Eco Resort or Guest house in National Park.

Day 4: Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc – Trang An – Ninh Binh(B/L/D)
Cycling distance: 65km

Today is great and amazing day with many highlights in our schedule such as cycling  through National park, spending the time for visiting Endangered primates rescued Center, exploring Trang An – newly classified culural and natural world heritages complex and admire outstanding landscapes of “halong on land”, take two hours boat trip to explore incredible caves and sightseeing in Trang An natural heritage. Following to breakfast in Hotel, the shuttle bus take to bottom of National Park, you will enjoy peaceful atmosphere and discover the biodiversity values of national park. We starting new cycling day by paddling back road to Central Gate where you leave the bike and visit  the Endangered primates Rescued Center.

The endangered Primates Rescued Centre is a perfect place to see many kinds of rare primates such as Langur, Gibbon and Loris all over Vietnam, many of them are under threat of extinction. After visiting, we continue to ride out of national Park on corridor path lead to pineapple farms. Arriving in Tam Diep Town , take short transfer to Tam Coc for lunch in local restaurant.We continue to cycle  from Local Restaurant to Thai Vi Temple, Bich Dong pagoda where you admire one of the most extraordinerary natural beauty.keep going  on pumpy road and village trail to Trang An. Arriving Trang An, you will spend two hours boat trip to explore marvelous grotto and pristine fresh nature. Our last activities is going to ride back to Ninh Binh city, we stay and have dinner in hotel

Day 5: Ninh Binh – Phat Diem – Keo Pagoda – Thai Binh (B/L/D)
Cycling distance: 80km

We start our cycling day by short transfer to village, upon arriving, we cycle on the small road and single track through village and village to Phat Diem Cathedral. On the way you are fascinating by lush green rice paddy, colourful sedge mats and meet the most hospitable people. Arriving Phat Diem, you will explore the value of architechure that was mixed between Vietnam traditional and Europe motif in 20 century.

Our cycling trip continue to Nam Dinh and Thai Binh province, the capital of Red River delta,where has been preserving many wellknown historical relics and beautiful landscapes as well. We spend time to visit and admire long standing pagoda – Keo Pagoda. Arriving in Thai Binh city late afternoon. Have dinner and stay in Thai binh City.

Day 6: Thai Binh – Vinh Bao – Hai Phong(B/L/B)
Cycling distance: 76km

Another beautiful cycling day is highlight of Thai Binh and Vinh Bao rural village. You will explore and experience the different images of city and countryside while cycling through small alleys and villages. We also spend the time to visit one of the oldest water Puppet Theatre in Vinh Bao, Communal house where pay tribute to founder of Water Puppet before riding to Hai phong city. Have dinner and stay overnight in Draco thang long

Day 7: Hai Phong – Ha Long(B/L/D)
Cycling distance: 56km

Have delicious breakfast in hotel, we start cycling from hotel through City to Northeast direction, cross over bridge and then cycling on pumpy road, through countryside, vegetable garden, peaceful villages to public ferry where tributaries of Red river separate HaiPhong and Quang Ninh Province. We go to the land of Quang Ninh Province, keep going to Bieu Nghi T junction with High way 18 and tranfer to Halong Bay. Arriving in Halong Bay, you will check in and take cruise to explore Halong Bay. Overnight on cruise

Day 8: Ha Long – Cat Ba (B/L/D)
Cycling distance: 34km

After breakfast, you will  follow the local guide to visit the Sung Sot Cave and do kayaking in Luon grotto, Back to cruise for checking out and having early lunch while our cruise is going back to harbour. Arriving in Harbour, you will be transfered by small boat to Gia Luan dock.

Our bike is already for you once you arrive. We start riding from Gia Luan through Cat Ba National Park back to the Town, on the way we conquer some stiff passes. However, you are rewarded by captivating scenic beauty and thrilling soaring mountain. Arrivin in Cat Ba town, you are free to explore the town or go to swim on beach. Have dinner and stayover night in Cat Ba (Hung Long Hotel)

Day 9: Cat Ba cycling, trekking (D/L/B)
Cycling distance: 25km

After breakfast in Hotel, we starting riding  from Hotel to Cat Ba National Park, on the way we conquere three passes before rolling to Cat Ba National park. Upon arriving in Park, we leave the bikes and trekking inside jungle to discover the biodiversity values of national park and climb on the peak to take overview of Cat Ba and Halong Bay also. Riding bike back Town by another hilly road. Have lunch enroute, have free time in afternoon. Dinner and stay overnight in Cat Ba town.(Hung Long Hotel)

Day 10: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Hai Duong – Hanoi(B/L/D)
Cycling distance: 54km

Today is the last day of cycling in Red River Delta, you have time to explore the daily life of local fishmen and  experience interesting activities  on the way back to Hanoi. We start cycling from Hotel follow the coast and hilly road lead to Cai Vieng Commune and Viet Hai fishsauce villges. We take two public ferries before landing on Hai Phong city. Arriving in Dinh Vu international sea Port, Have lunch in seafoods restaurant. After lunch time, we take short transfer out of bustling city and then cycle back to Hanoi via Hai Duong Province. Ariving in  Hanoi late afternoon, do check in and have relax by yourself. Farewell dinner is arranged for your group. Stay in Hanoi (Flower Hotel)

Day 11: Hanoi End

Have breakfast in hotel and free shopping until departure time to airport. We finish our service and thank you very much for joining cycling tour with us.

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Tour included
English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries ( 10 breakfast, 10 lunches, 10 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
Trek mountain bikes – 4300  with disc brake and  helmets
Sightseeing  excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Fruit and snack for cycling days

Tour excluded
International airfare
Travel insurance
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Optional excursions
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Visa fee
Departure  tax
Tip for team and guide

Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation

Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Hoanhx can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.

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