Ninh Binh Biking Tour – 2 Days 1 Night
Destinations: Hanoi - Van Long - Cuc Phuong National Park - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Dinh and Le Temples - Tam Coc - Thai Vi Temple - Bich Dong Pagoda - Hanoi
You will discover the charm of NinhBinh by bike as you visit Van Long Nature Reserve, Cuc Phuong National Park, and Tam Coc and Bich Dong. This trip makes for a truly unforgettable experience, as you pass between towering limestone peaks, rice fields, lotus flowers ponds and local villages. As you cycle alongthe local roads between villages, you'll have the chance to meet local people, see their daily lives and often have a cup of tea and chat with them.
Day 1: Hanoi - Van Long - Cuc Phuong National Park
You will be picked up at 8:00am at the hotel and leave Hanoi for a two-hour drive along Highway One (formerly Mandarin Road). You will start cycling from Dich Long Bridge and bike on the dyke of Van Long Nature Reserve. You will see caves, green rice fields, limestone peaks and the rural life of the locals. Your final biking destination of this morning will be your hotel.
In the afternoon (following a short transfer by van to the Cuc Phuong National Park) you will visit the Primates Rescue Center. You will then cycle up hills further into the jungle (18km), which is a challenging ride, but worth it once you find yourself in the middle of the jungle, listening to the musical sound of the local birds. Next, you will go back to the comfort of your hotel where you will enjoy the spa and dine in style at your hotel. (You will also have the option to take a boat cruise or do absolutely nothing and simply relax.
Cycling Distance: 30 km
Day 2: Bai Dinh Pagoda - Dinh and Le Temples - Tam Coc – Thai Vi Temple - Bich Dong Pagoda - Hanoi
You will travel by van to Bai Dinh Pagoda which is the biggest pagoda in Vietnam. From here you will start cycling on the countryside road to Hoa Lu, anancient citadel of Vietnam dating back to the 10th Century. You will stop here in order to visit Dinh and Le Temples, as well as Nhat Tru Pagoda or the One Pillar Pagoda which is reached on foot. Then you will continue riding through the limestone peaks to Tam Coc, passing rice paddies and rural villages.You will have