A beautiful cycling route exploring the Northern Vietnam will definitely knock you off your feet with its hidden beauties.
Did you know? Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, located in the northern province of Ninh Binh, won the votes of all 21 members of the Committee, becoming Vietnam’s first mixed natural and cultural property recognized by UNESCO.
Enjoy your free days in Hanoi, you can enjoy your early morning in Hoan Kiem Lake by practicing exercise with the locals or taking a sip of coffee with stunning view of the lake. At night you can watch culture shows like water puppet show, ca tru, cheo and so on.
Your adventure by bike begins with a half day of peaceful cycling along the Hoa Binh reservoir to Mai Chau - home to the Thai ethnic minority. Take in the view and learn more about the ethnic Thai people that lives here.
Settle in before the next challenging cycling to Pu Luong. The scenic drive definitely gives you a feast for your eyes with its diverse scenery from pristine forests to the farmlands, from limestone to valley, dotted with the settlements of ethnic minority villages and traditional water mills of Thai people. Spend a night with a Thai family in their warm & traditional stir house.
Next morning, explore more hidden gems in Pu Luong by bike before transfering to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh.
Spend the next morning to explore the area with a visit to temple and pagoda. Then, take an enjoyable rowboat trip meandering through the towering limestone peaks and right into the limestone caves of Trang An- a world heritage site.
The next day, cycle up-hill further into the jungles and enjoy the nature surrounding, followed by a visit to Primates Rescue Center.
Location: Hanoi, Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Tam Coc, Trang An, Cuc Phuong. Vietnam.
Best time to travel: from October to April
Recommended stay: 8 days
Suitable for how many people: from 5 to 10 people
Where you will stay: hotel, guesthouse and homestay
Activities you can do: cycle, boat trip, village experience, visit Primates Rescue Center