VIETNAM 6 DAY 5 NIGHT BICYCLE TOURS
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This is a 6-day/5-night cycling tour in Vietnam, with a price of USD $1050. The tour meets in HaNoi and ends in the same location. The tour is designed for a small group of 2 people, but can accommodate a large group of up to 14 people.
The tour includes private A/C vehicle transportation for all cyclists and their luggage, as well as a truck to carry all bikes. New Giant MTBs are provided for the tour, with a wheel size of 27.5 and hydraulic brakes. Helmets, water bottles, and a tools kit are also provided. The tour includes all entrance fees, as well as boat rides in the countryside.
Meals are provided throughout the tour, with 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners. Accommodations for 4 nights are in double or twin rooms, and 1 night is spent on a cruise in a double or twin room. Daily supplies of cold water, snacks, fresh fruits, and facial tissues are provided, as well as pick up and drop off at hotels. The tour also includes a bike mechanic and an English-speaking guide throughout.
Not included in the tour are personal travel insurance, personal expenses, single supplement fees, drinks with meals, international flights, and visa fees to enter Vietnam. The tour is open to individuals who are at least 14 years old and can ride a bike. The tour covers a total cycling distance of 295 km, with an average distance of 40 km per day.
– Day 1: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong Park
On Day 1 of the tour, we will depart from Hanoi after breakfast and head to Xuan Mai, southwest of the city. Once we arrive, we will unload the bikes and adjust the saddles before beginning our ride. We will cycle along back roads, passing through peaceful villages, local markets, temples and pagodas, rice paddy fields, and the beautiful countryside of Huong Son. After lunch, we will continue our ride across a bridge and cycle on a paved road, passing more rice paddies and countryside villages until we reach Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve. Here, we will enjoy the stunning limestone mountain scenery and quaint villages before transferring to Cuc Phuong National Park in the late afternoon.
– Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Tam Coc
Day 2 will take us on a great day ride through some fantastic scenery, including Cuc Phuong National Park, pineapple plantations, and a loop ride to explore the scenic beauty of Tam Coc. We will visit many caves and the Bich Dong Temple and enjoy an hour and a half on a small rowing boat to admire the beautiful scenery through rice fields and limestone karsts. After breakfast, we will ride through the rainforest to the heart of the national park to discover the fantastic variety of wildlife and visit the Endangered Primates Rescued Center. After lunch, we will explore mountainous villages to admire the magnificent limestone of Tam Coc before another hour and a half of relaxing on a rowing boat. We will then continue our cycling adventure on tracks to Ninh Binh city.
– Day 3: Tam Coc – Thai Binh
On Day 3, we will visit Phat Dien Cathedral, Keo pagoda, and the Red River Delta region. We will begin with a short transfer to the outskirts of Ninh Binh town before getting back on our bikes. We will cycle through lovely paths and single trails through beautiful villages and green rice paddy fields. There will be many stops at some pagodas and local markets. The architecture of Phat Diem church, built in stone in 1892, is a blend of Vietnamese and European architectural styles. The delta has the smallest area but the highest population and population density of all regions, and we will stay a night in Thai Binh, the capital of the Red River Delta.
– Day 4: Thai Binh – Vinh Bao – Hai Phong
On Day 4, we will ride through the fertile farmlands of the Red River Delta region. We will start by cycling through rice paddies, vegetable fields, and ferry crossings before following the country road along the river. We will ride across rich fertile soil farmlands and tobacco fields to Vinh Bao, where we will visit the oldest water puppet theater and enjoy lunch in town before cycling to Tien Lang. We will then transfer to Hai Phong to conclude our ride.
– Day 5: Hai Phong – Ha Long Bay
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, the fifth day of the tour begins with a half-day ride that takes us to the riverside via a private vehicle. From there, we board a public ferry to reach the further side and embark on a leisurely cycling journey on country back roads and through charming villages surrounded by vegetable fields. Depending on our cycling abilities and speed, the tour leader will arrange a transfer to Ha Long, and we are expected to arrive at the harbor at noon.
Upon arrival at the Paloma office in Halong City, we check into our cabins on the boat and enjoy a delicious lunch while cruising to the breathtaking Bai Tu Long Bay. As we sail among the famous islets of the bay, we visit and explore the fascinating Thien Canh Son Cave and engage in kayaking from 15.15 to 15.40. Later, we enjoy a sunset party, followed by dinner and an overnight stay on the boat.
In the evening, we can join the crew for squid fishing or simply relax and unwind with some drinks on the sundeck during Happy Hour. The night is spent on the Paloma Cruise, experiencing the tranquility of Bai Tu Long Bay.
– Day 6: Ha Long – Ha Noi
The following morning, the day starts with Tai Chi as complimentary tea and coffee are served at 6:00 am. Breakfast is served an hour later at 7:00 am, before heading to explore the Vung Vieng Fishing Village between 7:45 am and 9:00 am. During this hour-long exploration, visitors can discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat, followed by a short visit to the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown. After returning to the boat, visitors check out of their cabins at 10:00 am, then attend a Vietnamese cooking class in the dining room. Lunch is served at 10:30 am, after which the boat arrives at Hon Gai Harbour at 11:45 am, and visitors get on the bus or private car to return to Hanoi. The trip concludes with visitors arriving at their hotel at 4:30 pm. Tour End!
– Road Conditions:
Two-thirds of the country’s mainland is comprised of mountain ranges, tropical forests, remote hillsides, and valleys in northern Vietnam with a sparse population. Most small towns and cities in the northwest and far north, near the Laos and Chinese borders, are home to hill tribes. Due to peak mountain ranges, slopes, deep valleys, and a sparse population, most rural gravel roads and dirt tracks are the primary means of transport for locals. Many roads are closed to traffic due to rivers, streams, and high mountains, while minor and high roads have less traffic. Mountain biking tours in northern Vietnam include both on-road and off-road experiences, with fewer off-road routes in rural districts where rural roads are unsafe and dangerous.
Hanoi and North Vietnam experience two distinct seasons: winter and summer. The relaxed but primarily dry winter lasts from November to April when temperatures average 17-22°C, with the coldest months being December to February. The hot and humid summer lasts from May to October, with the highest rainfall occurring from May to August.
In the northeast, the rainy season usually occurs from May to August, with heat and low humidity, while the far north experiences the rainy season from June to August and a cold winter from December to February.
Northwest and far north Vietnam’s agriculture depend on the wet season, particularly rice crops on terraces. Rice plants require plenty of water to grow and develop themselves. The yearly rice crop in the northwest and far north is only one crop, starting after the first rainy month to make the soil more workable before seeding begins. The different times to seed the rice plants are from 2 weeks, depending on the location, high or low terraces, and how much water is available from rain or streams and rivers.
The best time to explore north-west and far-north Vietnam is during the farming season, not at the beginning, when there is too much rain and only young seedling rice plants. From early September to late October are the harvest seasons, offering opportunities for travelers to admire stunning colorful rice terraced fields, lush country farms, green rainforests, waterfalls, and vast vegetation. Travelers can also meet hill tribes on farms and in their homes.
Private Support Vehicles:
We organize cycling holidays, cycling adventure trips, and mountain biking tours that are flexible and include luxury, fully air-conditioned vehicles to support riders on the entire journey. The vehicle support services will be well-arranged to satisfy your travel needs, depending on how many riders are in the group. There are air-conditioned 16-seat van/minibuses to transport all riders, luggage, and a truck to hold all bikes during the trip.
Every morning, the vehicles will transport you out of the bustling city, and you will ride to explore the stunning countryside. You will then return to the vehicles to avoid traffic in town when the day’s ride ends in the late afternoon. Every 20-25 km, the support vehicles will be waiting on the high road if you are tired and would prefer to ride in the A/C van. Your guide will escort you to the vehicles easily because many country back roads are linked to the main roadways where vehicles are on standby.
You can relax on a support vehicle while others in the group continue cycling as long as they wish! You will meet the others at the next point/destination where you can re-join the group and continue to ride. All your luggage, suitcases, and day bags are safe on the vehicles and well-kept by the company’s drivers and its team.
– For groups of 2 to 4 riders, there is one air-conditioned 16-seater van available that can accommodate all passengers, luggage, and bikes. The van has four rows of seating for passengers, with two people per row. The third row is reserved for luggage and suitcases, while the last row of seats can be folded up to make room for all the bikes.
For medium-sized groups of 5 to 7 people, there will be two vehicles to support the riders throughout the trip. One 16-seater van will be available to carry all passengers, luggage, and suitcases, while a separate truck will be used to transport all the bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, iceboxes, and other necessary equipment.
For larger groups of 8 to 14 people, one minibus will be used to transport all passengers, luggage, and suitcases, while a separate truck will be used to carry all the bikes, spare bikes, water, cold drinks, snacks, and iceboxes.
For groups with more than 15 riders or more than 20 people, we provide two vans and one minibus, along with a truck to ensure the safety and comfort of all riders. Our professional guide will lead the team with support vehicles to provide the best possible service for all riders.
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