Day 1: Ha Noi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
Day 3: Hanoi cycle to Bat Trang Ceramics Village.
Day 4: Ha Noi – Cycle to Mai Chau
Day 5: Mai Chau cycling and walking
Day 6: Mai Chau – Khanh Village
Day 7: Khanh Village – Tràng An
Day 8: Ninh Binh – Cat Ba island
Day 9: Cat Ba Boat trip & Kayaking – NamCat island.
Day 10: Nam Cat island relax – Hanoi.
Day 11: Departure.
Day 1: HANOI Arrival.
Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, you are welcome and transferred to hotel by our guide and driver. Check in hotel and relax.
Day 2: HANOI City tour.
AM: Our guide and driver will come to hotel and take you to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo prison ( Hanoi Hilton) then cyclo tour to Old Quarter ( one hour) to explore the life of Hanoi
PM: Visit Museum of Ethnology then water puppet show.
Day 3: HANOI Cycle around to Ceramics village.
Breakfast at your hotel, Our guide and van will take you to our bike store to warm up, then we do a ride to visit Surroundings Hanoi to enjoy the local culture, countryside view along the Red river,….Simple lunch on the way.
We take a drive back to hotel in the afternoon.
Day 4: HANOI – MAI CHAU (cycle around 30 – 40km)
Located in a beautiful valley with a patchwork quilt of rice, farms and stilt-houses. Mai Chau displays a peaceful and picturesque valley with color of rice paddies, villages, surrounded by majestic mountains
We will have a 2 – 3 hour-drive from Hanoi to reach Hoa Bình, where we start riding through a village of the Muong people and learn about their culture and daily life.
Simple or Picnic lunch on the way, We continue our ride to Mai Chau valley, Stop for beautiful view on Black River Lake. We will have chance to interact with local people, understand more about their life as well as enjoy the tranquil and beautiful sightseeing en-route. Ride to Mai Chau town and check in homestay. In the late afternoon you will spend the rest of the day to stroll around the villages.
Overnight at homestay in MAI CHAU
Meals: B, L, D
Cycling Distance: approx.30 -40km
Duration: approx.2 – 3 hours
Day 5 : MAI CHAU CYCLE AND SMALL SHORT WALK
We have a full day explore the culture and countryside of Mai Chau valley.
We will spend the morning to cycle on the back roads through villages, visit the local people and discover more about their culture. . After lunch in another village, we will get off and start a small trekking in the jungle to enjoy the nature, The track is little up and down, rural countryside,..After 1 hour or more We will reach the main road where we can go on to cycle to our homestay.
Dinner followed by live Thai traditional music performance.
Overnight in MAI CHAU
Meals: B, L, D
Cycling Distance: approx.30-40km
Duration: approx.2 hours
Hiking Distance: approx.6 -7 km
Duration: approx.1 hours
Day 6: MAI CHAU – Khanh Village ( CYCLE AROUND …. KM)
Breakfast in the hotel then we farewell to friendly people in Mai Chau. We get transferred by bus to top of the hill for a start cycling, enjoy the countryside ride.
Late afternoon, check in and Overnight at homestay of the Muong in Khanh Village.
Meals: B, L, D
Cycling distance: approx 50.km. The ride can be customised in length, as the support vehicle can be used at any time by tired riders.
Duration: approx.3-4 hours
Day 7: KHANH VILLAGE – TRANG AN ( NINH BINH)
Breakfast in Homestay then farewell to the host and take a bus ride to Cycling point.
The ride is pretty smooth as the road today is flat and easy.
After lunch, our bus will take us Trang An Eco tour area, where we will spend couple of hours on rowing boat to enjoy the spectacular caves, hidden lakes, rocky moutains…
Late afternoon, We check in Hotel, Finish Cycling and Farewell to Truck and Bike Team. Overnight in hotel in Ninh Binh.
Meals: B, L
Cycling Distance: approx.30km
Duration: approx.1.5- 2 hours
Day 8: NINH BINH – HAI PHONG – CATBA ISLAND.
After breakfast we get on our van for a 3 hour drive to Hai Phong for a speed local boat to Cat Ba island.
Uppon arrival, we get on a tender boat to Nam Cat beach bungalow where we will stay and enjoy the beauty of Halong bay.
Meals: B, L,D
( We will use the public high speed boat and shared boat cruise in the bay.)
Day 9: EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF HALONG BAY around CATBA ISLAND..
Breakfast in hotel, then we get on a wooden boat for a cruise to Kayaking points to explore the wonder of the world with going in to dark caves, hidden lakes, beautiful white sand beaches…and swimming if the weather permits. Optional Cycling in to VietHai – a village of Cat Ba island
Late afternoon, our boat take us back to beach bungalow, relax Dinner with Buffet BBQ on island.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 10: CAT BA – HAI PHONG – HANOI.
AM : Breakfast in Bungalow, then you can relax or continue Kayaking to enjoy the special world wonder of limestone rock on the sea. Lunch on Beach Bungalow or the boat.
PM: We will leave the island after lunch, and get on the public speed boat at 14h00 to Hai Phong,then drive to HANOI.
Meals: B, L
Day 11: HANOI DEPARTURE..(B)
After Breakfast, Check out hotel then our drive come to transfer you to Airport for home sweet home flights. Ends of the trip.
Note:This itinerary is subject to change in accordance with any change in government and community regulations and circumstances beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods); flight/train/boat delays, rescheduling or cancellations; traffic jams, vehicle breakdown; accidents; medical evacuations; riots; strikes; etc.
The ride can be customised in length, as the support vehicle can be used at any time by tired riders