Northern Vietnam Cycling

Experience an amazing bike ride through northern Vietnam. Cycling along the back roads of Vietnam countryside, passing by farming villages and emerald-colored rice fields, where farmers shaded by conical hats work on the land of their ancestor. 


Hanoi | Mai Chau | Cuc Phuong | Tam Coc

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Day 01

Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Hanoi! Upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, Asia Top Travel's tour guide will personally welcome and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner in a popular local eatery. Transfer back to hotel after dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 02

Hanoi – Mai Chau – Thai Tribes Village

Riding around the villages

Accommodation: Hotel in Mai Chau

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Early morning, transfer by van via the highway N.6 passing by Hoa Binh and Man Duc to reach Mai Chau - a valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and picturesque rice paddies.

Upon arrival in Mai Chau, check-in at a homestay and have lunch with a family of Thai Tribes.

Free time acquaiting with villagers.

In the afternoon, ride a bike along the trails through Thai village and across rice paddies.

Get back to your homestay, freshen up and enjoy the dinner.

Biking: 3 hours
Day 03

Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong National Park Biking

Biking in the Cuc Phuong National Park

Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Early morning, transfer by van to Nho Quan.

Enjoy biking on the most spectacular cycling route in Vietnam.

Picnic lunch on the way.

In the afternoon, take a ride to Cuc Phuong National Park, one of the largest natural reserves in the north, hosting many diverse spices of animals and plants in Vietnam. 

Check-in and relax on arrival.

Biking: 3-6 hours
Day 04

Cuc Phuong National Park – Tam Diep – Ninh Binh

Biking in the Cuc Phuong National Park

Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Start your day with a short bike ride to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and the Turtle Conservation Center.

After lunch, continue cycling about 2 hours through the National Park and make a couple of stops to visit the Cave of Early Man (over 7000 years old).

Continue riding to the center of the park, leave your bike and hike about 6km in the rain forest. Trekking in the park, observe the diversity of fauna and flora in the best-preserved park in Vietnam. End the trek at the thousand-year-old tree place (Cho Chi tree), a number of picturesque streams and waterfalls.

Head to Ninh Binh passing by Tam Diep. Arrive in Tam Coc in the late afternoon. Enjoy your time at leisure.

Biking: 3 hours
Day 05

Tam Coc – Boat Trip – Bich Dong – Hanoi

Visit Tam Coc and Bich Dong

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, you will continue the trip to Tam Coc (literally means three caves). Tam Coc is often promoted as Vietnam’s “Ha Long Bay on land“. Enjoy the scenic journey passing through the picturesque rural area. Take a rowing boat through the canal crossing the beautiful rice paddy.

Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

After that, ride to Bich Dong and visit the pagoda on the mountain then take another route biking all the way through the villages to Hoa Lu.

Late afternoon, head back to Hanoi. Service ends!

Biking: 3 hours


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Trip Inclusions
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Support van
  • Mountain bike
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Accommodation based on double/twin sharing room with daily breakfast
Trip Exclusions
  • Internationa flight tickets
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Entry visa fee

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