Cycling in the Red River delta

  • Vélo dans le delta du fleuve rouge
  • Vélo dans le delta du fleuve rouge
  • Vélo dans le delta du fleuve rouge
  • Vélo dans le delta du fleuve rouge
5 days


- The best way to visit Vietnam: cycling
- The sumptuous landscapes throughout these 5 days


A cycling tour within northern Vietnam will take you to discover Mai Chau valley, National Park of Cuc Phuong, one of the first and most important of its kind in Vietnam, and such amazing sites as Hoa Lu and Van Long in Ninh Binh.

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Van village

Early morning, pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Mai Chau, a beautiful valley surrounded by spectacular rock formations and picturesque rice paddies.

After lunch at local restaurant, take a bike ride through a Thai minority village on a combination of dirt tracks and tarmac trails, then cross rice paddies on to Van village. Cycle by the river in the upstream direction.

Overnight in a traditional house.

Day 2: Van village - Xo village - Poom Coc village

A more challenging ride is awaiting you today.
Pedal from Van village to Xo village for lunch. Cycle up and follow the contours of the mountainside before dropping down into the Mai Chau Valley and Proom Coc village.

Dinner and overnight in a traditional house on stilts.

Day 3: Proom Coc village - Cuc Phuong

Early morning transfer by car to Cuc Phuong National Park on country lanes and back roads. The scenery is overwhelming, and photo opportunities bountiful as you pedal through a landscape of working people and crops.

Cuc Phuong is one of Vietnam’s most important nature reserves and contains the country’s largest area of primary forest. Visit the Primate Rescue Centre and learn about the plight of endangered species, such as the Cat Ba Langur.

Dinner and overnight. Picnic lunch.

Day 4: Cuc Phuong - Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh

Wake up in the dawn chorus of singing gibbons; spend part of the morning exploring the flora and fauna of this unique national park.

Leave Cuc Phuong and ride downhill to Hoa Lu, one of the ancient capitals of Vietnam. Visit ancient temples of King Dinh and King Le.

Continue cycling up to Tam Coc then Bich Dong pagoda. Visit Bich Dong pagoda. Transfer to hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Ninh Binh. Picnic lunch.

Day 5: Ninh Binh – Hanoi

Leisure biking in Van Long on rural path to explore the ancient village and countryside. Learn about the local life. Take a 2-hour boat trip in Van Long Natural Reserve.
Have lunch at local restaurant.

Transfer back to Hanoi.

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Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discover Vietnam by bike


- Transportation in air-conditioned car / minibus / coach
- Transportation from/to your accommodation
- All entrance fees to visits
- Guide
- Double room with air conditioning in selected or similar rooms
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Not included:

- Personal expenses
- Gratuity

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