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Cycling to Cat Ba Island – An Amazing 5-Day Bike Tour

This 5-day cycling to Cat Ba Island cycle tour is one of the great ways to explore the spectacular views around Cat Ba Island and the Vietnamese countryside. The amazing Vietnam cycling tour lets you see lush rice fields and tranquil and peaceful villages.  

Besides, you also have a chance to meet and chat with friendly local people and visit sacred temples to learn about their traditional culture. 

This article gives you a detailed schedule of the Cat Ba island cycling tour for the complete 5 days. Scroll down for details!

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Cycling to Cat Ba Island

Cycling to Cat Ba Island – 5-Day Bike Tour

Day 1 – Ha Noi Cycling To Hai Phong Bike Tour 

You will take a bike trip to Hai Phong after breakfast at the hotel in Ha Noi.  Leaving the city’s hustle and bustle, you can go to the cycling point by shuttle bus.  

Check your cycling gear on arrival and ride through the bonsai gardens, spectacular rice fields, and rustic villages. You will be rewarded with stunning views of the Red River Delta, kind local people, and friendly schoolchildren who yell “Hello” after school. 

You will stop your biking tour for lunch on the way. Then, continue your biking trip through vast and abundant farms to Hai Phong on a single track. At Hai Phong city, you will have dinner and stay overnight at Viet 4 Season Hotel. 

Day 2 – Hai Phong to Cat Ba Cycle Tour 

On the second day of this bike tour, you continue cycling to Cat Ba Island. It takes about 30 minutes to ride to Dinh Vu Seaport after breakfast at the hotel. From the cycling point, ride your bicycle to Dinh Vu Ferry Station and board the public ferry to Cat Hai Village. 

Take your cycle tour through the traditional fishing villages of Cai Vieng and Cat Hai and the fish sauce-producing villages. Transfer to Cat Ba Island, and carry on your Vietnam biking tour through the Hilling Road to enjoy the stunning natural scenery and several challenging paths. 

You will have lunch on the way. After lunch, head to Cat Ba town to experience the bustling lifestyle. Arrive and check-in at your hotel to shower, explore Cat Ba township, or go swimming at the beach. After having dinner at a local restaurant, you will spend a night at Hung Long Hotel.

Day 3: Cat Ba – Cycle – Trek – Kayaking – Lan Ha Bay Cycle Tour 

This is one of the amazing Vietnam bike tours that allow you to explore ancient forests and peaceful towns. These features help Cat Ba island become one of Vietnam’s most appealing destinations. 

Take a half-day of Vietnam cycling tour in Cat Ba to discover the great things at a national park, fishing port, and central market. At Cat Ba national park, you will trek to see wonderful nature and discover the amazing wildlife. 

Besides, you can also experience the fish massage and get a short break when you reach Viet Hai village before taking a bike tour to Viet Hai harbor. 

From this harbor, you will visit Lan Ha Bay by boat to enjoy the beauty of its panoramic view. Lunch is served on board, then your biking Vietnam tour continues with a kayak trip. You can spend 2 hours exploring the world’s natural heritage. 

Finish the third day of the cycling tour with a tasty dinner and overnight at Nam Cat Resort. 

Day 4: Lan Ha Bay – Kayaking – Cat Ba Biking Tour 

This is a good day for kayaking. So, after breakfast, you can kayak to Me Cung Cave (The Labyrinth Cave). You must walk under a zigzag route to a  magnificent garden on the top of a small mountain. 

Note that the lake view inside is a must to enjoy the scenery surrounded by mountains during your mountain bike tours Vietnam. Back in your kayak, move to a dark cave, which requires muscular arms due to the strong water currents. 

However, you can easily pass the current if you make a big effort and use the strength of your muscles. Once you reach the cave, it depends on the water level and water flow allowed to enter this cave. It includes a 300-meter-long dark tunnel open to a fairy lake on the mountain edge. 

Come back to the boat for lunch, and continue taking an amazing trip to Three Peaches Beaches (Ba Trai Dao) to paddle around or swim at various beaches. Return to Cat Ba town by boat and stay overnight. 

Day 5: Cat Ba – Gia Luan – Ferry Tuan Chau – Hanoi Cycle Trip 

Here comes the last day of the cycling tour in Cat Ba. On the way back to Hanoi, you will have time to discover the local fishermen’s daily life and participate in exciting activities. 

Start your cycle tour from your hotel and follow the coastal and hilly roads leading to Gia Luan city. Board the public ferry before reaching Tuan Chau Island to enjoy the stunning landscapes and experience the interesting things. 

You will then have a delicious lunch at a seafood restaurant. After lunch, take a short break before leaving the bustling city to return to Hanoi through Hai Duong Province. 

Suppose you return to Hanoi late in the afternoon, check in and relax before having a perfect dinner and other activities. After relaxing, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group. 

Stay overnight in Hanoi. Your biking trip is over. Hopefully, you’ve got a great experience and learned more about the lifestyle and culture of the local people during this cycling Vietnam tour. 


We’ve covered a 5-day route for cycling to Cat Ba Island, which is well-known for its impressive landscapes. Your cycle trip will start from Ha Noi and continue to Cat Ba island to enjoy the stunning views along the way. 

Kayaking on Lan Ha Bay and having interesting experiences in Ferry Tuan Chau will surely please you the most. This bike touralso offers a great opportunity to visit finishing villages and explore the sea’s mysteries. 

Take your 5-day-Cat Ba island cycle trip to discover the spectacular landscapes and participate in exciting activities. Contact us if you have questions about the traveling tour or booking a ticket. 

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