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Cycling Cuc Phuong, Cat Ba Island Tour: A Treat For Life Time In 7 Great Days

We know what shall get along with a new adventure is not only the excitement but also the suspiciousness to wonder whether that trip will fulfill your anticipation or not. 

Let us tell you something: Our cycling Cuc Phuong, Cat Ba island tour can definitely exclude all these doubts that you have!

Cat Ba National Park bike tour

Cycling Cuc Phuong, Cat Ba island

Within only seven days, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discover the hidden beauty and gain insight into Red River Delta residents’ daily lives is waiting for you to seize in hand!

Sounds fascinating yet? Delve into and learn more about how this experience is going to work!

Cycling Cuc Phuong, Cat Ba Island Tour: What To Expect

Seven enchanting days biking from Hanoi to Cat Ba and through several landscapes such as Lan Ha Bay or Perfume pagoda promisingly does not fail to let you down. Read on to rack up further informative details!

Day 1: Hanoi – Perfume Pagoda – Nho Quan – Cuc Phuong National Park Cycle Trip

A delightful breakfast will be your first served at the hotel. After that, our biking guide shall come with a shuttle bus to take you up at 7:30. 

Our first destination is the Cycling Point located in Xuan Mai, southwest of Hanoi, also where we take a lesson about the rules of roads, how to manage the gear and bike, as well as how to ride safely.

From there on, this one of the most awesome Vietnam bike tours will begin on a tarmac road, passing numerous serene towns, pagodas and temples, local markets, and wide expanses of green rice paddies.

Now following lunchtime, cycling on back roads, crossing a river, and riding on paved roads is what you would like to put on the list for that initial day.

The remaining distance you need to complete now is only what’s toward Cuc Phuong National Park. That way, you can enjoy dining and spending a tranquil and relaxing night at the Cuc Phuong Resort.

Day 2: Cuc Phuong – Trang An – Tam Coc Cycle Tour

Today, a cycle circle to show you Tam Coc’s Three Grottoes and Bich Dong Temple’s picturesque splendor is also not to miss out on. 

It shall take a two-hour boat journey to explore magnificent caves and go sightseeing in Trang An’s natural heritage. Once done with breakfast at the hotel, a shuttle bus will transport you to the National Park’s base.

Then, we will begin our new cycling journal by visiting the Endangered Primates Rescue Center. Such a destination is the ideal location to view a variety of unusual primates from all across Vietnam, including Langurs, Gibbons, and Loris, all of which are endangered.

We shall ride farther on the corridor trail that leads to pineapple farms as we leave the national park.

Once we are in Tam Diep Town, it’s time to make the short transfer to Tam Coc to enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Day 3: Tam Coc – Hai Phong Bicycle Tour

We have a lot of exciting things planned for today, including cycling through some mountainous areas, visiting a water puppet theater, and biking through a remote area with unspoiled beauty to head to Hai Phong city. 

The highlight of the Thai Binh and Vinh Bao remote area is yet another gorgeous cycling day of our mountain bike tours Vietnam.

Before traveling to Hai Phong City, we take the time to visit one of the oldest water puppet theaters in Vinh Bao, a communal house where we pay homage to the water puppet pioneer.

We will also spend the night in Hai Phong City and eat dinner there.

Day 4: Hai Phong – Dinh Vu – Cat Hai – Cat Ba biking tour

Launch your day with an amazing breakfast at the hotel, and after that, we will take a 30-minute transfer to Dinh Vu Seaport. 

Once there, cycling toward the Dinh Vu ferry station is then a must to catch a public ferry to Cat Hai Village. Along the way, we pass through Cai Vieng and Cat Hai Village, one of the traditional fishing villages and a village that makes fish sauce.

After reaching Cat Ba Island, we’ll keep cycling on the Hilling route. There are some challenges to overcome in exchange for breathtaking natural scenery. Believe us, the reward is totally worth your expectation!

After stopping for lunch along the way, we’ll continue biking to Catba Town. This is also where we check in, take a shower, and then enjoy our me-time at Cat Ba Township.

Day 5: Cat Ba National Park- Bike – trek and kayak – Lan Ha Bay Cycling Trip

This day may get on the way with less density than others. Still, it promises not to disappoint your anticipation of a marvelous cycling Vietnam tour.

As such, we cruise around Cat Ba for a half day. It does not matter whether you choose to stop at the fishing harbor, the center market, or the national park. A brilliant experience is sure what to seize in hand.

You also don’t want to miss out on visiting Lan Ha Bay by boat and spend two hours kayaking to discover this World Natural Heritage site.

Day 6: Lan Ha Bay – Kayaking – Cat Ba Vietnam Cycle Tour

Prepare yourself since Kayaking is quite a challenging day!

After breakfast, we launch our kayaks and paddle to Me Cung cave, also known as “The Labyrinth Cave,” from where we can reach a garden and take in the view of a lake that is surrounded by mountains. 

Once done with the browsing, we’ll get back in our kayaks and paddle toward the dim cave.

The tour following when we arrive at the cave depends pretty much on the water flow and level. That way, we will gain permission to go inside this cave if the level reaches the safe zone.

Return the boat for lunch, then paddle about the area and visit other beaches for swimming before boating to Three Peaches Beaches (Ba Trai Dao). Hit the land again by boat to Cat Ba island and spend the night there.

Day 7: Cat Ba – Gia Luan – Ferry Tuan Chau – Hanoi bike tours

The final day of your cycling journey along Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long gives you the opportunity to observe local fishermen at work and participate in other fun activities before returning to Hanoi.

From the hotel, we begin riding along the coast and uphill roads that lead to the fishing villages of Viet Hai and Cai Vieng.

Before arriving in Hai Phong city, we ride two public ferries. Upon reaching the international seaport of Dinh Vu, the team will pay a visit to a seafood restaurant for lunch.

After lunch, we quickly leave the busy city and cycle through Hai Duong Province to return to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi in the late afternoon, check-in and unwind on your own.


Every tour itinerary on this website has been meticulously planned by our in-country management staff, and this cycling Cuc Phuong, Cat Ba island tour is not an exception.

Hopefully, all the collection of activities we wholeheartedly endorsed above can take the experience to your wished level. Follow us, and see you in the next post!

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