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Hanoi to Halong Bay by Bike

If you're short on time but after an active and engaging adventure in Northern Vietnam, this is the one for you. Our compact itinerary allows you to experience this beautiful part of the world at handlebar level as we cycle through some of Northern Vietnam's most magnificent scenery, with our comfortable geared bikes, support crew, backup vehicle and steady pace meaning that you're free to enjoy the scenery along the way. We start off in the intriguing capital of Hanoi, where we'll soak up the culture and atmosphere of the city's French colonial architecture and the bustling market streets of the Old Quarter. From here we head to the low lush paddies and towering karst outcrops of the Red River Delta's Ninh Binh province, where we'll get to explore this incredible region by bike. We continue on to the rugged jungle-clad coastal scenery of Cat Ba Island, and finish our adventure with an overnight stay aboard a traditional 'junk' boat, cruising the emerald waters and limestone islands of Halong Bay.

Inclusions

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
Airport transfers (day 1 and 5 only)
Comfortable accommodation on a twin share basis
Private air conditioned vehicles
Bike mechanic and support vehicle on cycling days
Drinking water, snacks and fruit whilst cycling
21 gear bike on cycling days
Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
Expert bilingual guide
Medical kit
Hightlights
Culture, history and the colourful Old Quarter in Hanoi
Exploring the lush paddies and karst outcrops of the Red River Delta by bike and boat
Cycling among the rugged jungle-clad mountains of Cat Ba island
Cruising among emerald waters and thousands of limestone islands in Halong Bay
Stunning landscapes, rural villages and endless photo opportunities
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
4
Price From
AUD $1,450
Start Location
Hanoi, Vietnam
End Location
Vietnam
Age Range
Min :14
Group Size
2 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
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ItineraryExpand
Day 1
This morning you will be collected from your hotel. We then drive south towards Ninh Binh in the Red River Delta where we swap four wheels for two and ride through the tranquil Van Long nature reserve. Set amid soaring limestone pinnacles, the reserve is popular with wildlife enthusiasts as the reedy wetland serves as one of few wild refuges for many rare bird species and the endangered Delacour's Langur. We ride on to the ancient city of Hoa Lu, established in the C10th as the capital of Vietnam's first two imperial dynasties. Explore its palaces, pagodas and pavilions before boarding a traditional sampan (boat) to enjoy a relaxing journey down river. The landscape is stunning, a mix of verdant rice paddies, towering karsts and overhanging caves. We can also stop at some of the quaint old temples dotted along the riverbanks. Overnight in Ninh Binh Approx cycling distance: ~40km
Day 2
This morning we depart from the hotel to make the 3hr drive north to Hai Phong. Here we board a speedboat which carries us down the Cam River estuary before heading out onto Halong Bay. Our destination is the rugged, cliff lined and jungle covered Cat Ba Island, the largest in the bay. Half of Cat Ba has been a national park since 1986, conserving the island's diverse ecosystem. Once on dry land, we cycle along the quiet island roads hugging the cliff lined coast dotted with occasional beaches and small fishing villages. Overnight in Cat Ba town Cycling distance: ~25 km
Day 3
This morning after breakfast, we continue our ride through Cat Ba National Park toward Gia Luan dock. En route we visit the impressive Hospital Cave. Built between 1963-65, the three-storied cave functioned as a secret shelter and medical facility during the Vietnam/ American War and was operational until 1975. At Gia Luan dock we board the local ferry across to Tuan Chau Island and proceed to the boat pier where we board our traditional 'junk' sailing vessel and head out amongst the soaring limestone towers and emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on the deck then spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Take a swim in the beautiful waters or explore the caves by kayak. In the evening, take in the scenery from the top deck with a drink in hand. Cycling distance: ~25km Dinner and overnight on board
Day 4
This morning we continue to cruise the turqouise waters amid the stunning karst formations while enjoying a buffet brunch onboard. We sail back into port at around lunchtime and bid farewell to our crew. A vehicle will be awaiting you for the transfer back to your hotel or the airport in Hanoi. Cycling distance: No cycling today Transfer time: ~4hrs