Cycling one day at Cuc Phuong Ninh Binh national park

Cycling in Cuc Phuong National Park can be a fantastic adventure. Here’s a suggested itinerary for a day of cycling in Cuc Phuong:


Depart from Hanoi:

Leave early in the morning to maximize your day. The drive to Cuc Phuong from Hanoi takes about 2.5-3 hours.
Arrive at Cuc Phuong National Park:

Start at the Visitor Center, where you can get maps and information about the park.

Cuc Phuong National Park Ninh Binh
Butterfly season in Cuc Phuong National Park Ninh Binh

Morning Cycling:

Cycling to the Ancient Tree:
Begin your cycling journey along the main park road towards the ancient tree. The route is approximately 20 km one way and passes through lush forests and limestone mountains.
Stop at various points of interest along the way, such as the Cave of Prehistoric Man, where ancient human remains were discovered.


Picnic Lunch:

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it in a scenic spot in the park. There are designated picnic areas, or you can find a quiet spot along your route.
Continue Cycling to the Botanical Garden:

After lunch, cycle to the Botanical Garden. This area showcases a variety of plant species native to Vietnam and is a great spot for some rest and exploration

Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center:

Before leaving the park, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. It’s a short ride from the Botanical Garden and offers insight into the conservation efforts to protect primates in Vietnam.

Cuc Phuong national Park Ninh Binh
Cuc Phuong National Park Ninh Binh Bike Tour

Late Afternoon:

Return Cycling:
Cycle back to the Visitor Center, enjoying the serene environment and the beautiful scenery along the way.


Return to Hanoi:

Head back to Hanoi, arriving in the evening.

Additional Tips:

Prepare for the Ride: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for cycling. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.
Guided Tours: Consider hiring a local guide if you want more insights into the park’s flora, fauna, and history.
Safety: Ensure your bicycle is in good condition before starting your ride. The park’s trails can be rugged, so a mountain bike is recommended.

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