Discover Ninh Binh on A Bicycle Tour

Ninh Binh is just 85 km from Hanoi and a province rich in natural beauty with its tropical rain forests, mysteriously hidden caves, rice fields and limestone mountains. This striking part of the country is relatively easy to reach on the Vietnam travel with a 2 hour journey by rail or road from the capital.

Beyond the natural scenery, there are plenty of ancient temples and pagodas to appreciate, such as the Bai Binh Pagoda and Hoa Lu royal palace.

Any of thetrips to Ninh Binh can feature a tour itinerary that takes in the scenic landscape, religious places and historical places in combination with healthy biking adventures, invigorating trekking routes and relaxing boat rides. Plus, there are plenty of bicycle routes that range from easy to difficult terrains to make sure there is a bike tour that matches the needs of every traveller on the family tours in Vietnam.

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Let's take a look at a few of the great Ninh Binh bicycle tours:

Tam Coc
Many tourists to Tam Coc will start their journey with a boat tour that travels along the beautiful river and through the caves. There is plenty to admire while travelling down the narrow valley with its nearby farming activities and limestone mountains.  

A typical Tam Coc boat trip takes in the region of two hours, so once that is complete, the next leg of the journey is hire a bicycle to complete the trip to the Bich Dong Pagoda and Thung Nham Resort. The majority of this trip is relatively easy with nice flat roads, while the scenery includes local villages and mountains. The length of the round trip back to Tam Coc is approx 10 km.

ninh binh on a bicycle tour

Thung Nang
A bicycle tour that takes in Ninh Binh can include plenty of interesting destinations. Many tours start with a trip to Thung Nang harbour for a relaxing boat tour of the local mountain scenery and hidden caves. This boat ride gets to see a lot less tourist traffic compared to Trang An and Tam Coc. The next place to visit is Bich Dong pagoda which is well worth visiting to explore this temple complex with its pagodas split over three levels. Tourist will be greeted with a great view on reaching the upper pagoda, but there are several steep steps to climb.

After exploring the pagodas, the next stop on the tour is Thung Nham which passes several of the local villages. If planning to enter Thung Nham resort there is a $5 entrance fee. However, this will give access to exploring the resort by foot to appreciate its bird sanctuary, fruit gardens and flowers, as well as a further boat ride to see a Buddha cave.

Visiting Ninh Binh on the Vietnam tours can make an unforgettable experience, especially when able to explore the most interesting places by bicycle. Whether it is the local villages, lotus flower ponds, rice fields, or towering limestone mountain, there is certain to be plenty to entertain all tourists visiting this truly scenic part of Vietnam.

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