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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 4 days
Maximum number of people: 1
Location: Hanoi
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Avoid the busy streets in Hanoi, head to the village of Bat Trang and into the heart of the Delta where traditional villages can be found. Take lunch in a pagoda and visit a number of revered temples as you spend 4 days crossing small rivers and pedaling toward the sea. Explore dramatic limestone karst formations, traverse dens forests and ride through ancient capitals from former dynasties.

Tour's Program

This morning you will start with a short transfer out of the city to avoid the busy streets. Once out of the city, start cycling on a dyke road along the Red River toward the ceramic making village of Bat Trang. After a brief tour, continue heading south into the heart of the Delta; passing through many traditional villages, rice fields, pagoda, and temples. Enjoy lunch at a local pagoda and continue cycling to the town of Thai Binh to visit one of the most revered temples in the Red River Delta. From here, transfer a 45 minutes to Ninh Binh.
Overnight in Tam Coc.

Distance and journey time:
Transfer: 2 hours
Cycling distance: up to 60km
Difficulty: Easy
After breakfast, depart for a full day of cycling. Once out of the town, the route follows numerous all rivers as they finger out toward the coast. You will pass very rural communities as you pedal toward the sea. After a local lunch of traditional seafood, loop back to Ninh Binh with a stop to visit Phat Diem Church and Mai An Tiem Temple. You will notice the scenery changes as you pedal from the flat plains of the delta to the Limestone Mountains of Tam Coc, also known as Ha Long Bay on Land.
Overnight in Tam Coc

Distance and journey time:
Cycling distance up to: 70km
Difficulty: Medium
After breakfast, board a sampan for a leisurely cruise to explore the dramatic limestone-karst mountains that dominate the region. As the boat gently slices through the water, you will explore caves cut from the mountains and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields - giving rise to Hoa Lu’s other name, ‘Ha Long on Land’. Should you feel adventurous, climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order.

After lunch, hop back on the bikes and ride to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties. From here continue cycling to the temple complex of Bai Dinh, soon to be the largest temple in Vietnam. Following a short visit it’s on to Cuc Phuong National Park and a chance to experience a thick tropical rain forest.
Overnight in Cuc Phuong

Distance and journey time:
Cycling distance up to: 60km
Difficulty: Easy
This morning you will have the opportunity to ride into the center of the park and take some short treks into the forest. Visit the animal rescue center when a wide variety of native monkeys and gibbons are being rehabilitated to return to the wild. Continue cycling from the park to Chi Ne and small town on the banks of the Boi River. After lunch, transfer one and a half hours back to Hanoi.

Distance and journey time:
Transfer: 1.5 hour
Cycling distance up to: 60km
Difficulty: Easy
Private tours with Adventure Certified English Speaking Guide.
Accommodation as mentioned
A/C transport throughout the tours
Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
Meals as indicated
Bike, helmet, 1 biking water bottle per person.
Snacks and local fruits.
1 assistant guide for 8-16 cyclist, 2 assistant guides for 16+ cyclists.
1 first aid kit per guide.
Each guide will have a full set of travel bike tools.
Main support vehicle will have spare parts.
Visa arrangement
International flight ticket
Visa stamps upon arrival
Other meals not mentioned
Tips & personal expenses
Laundry
Other not stated above
Travel insurance

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