7 day north Vietnam mountain biking holidays
The 7-day north Vietnam mountain biking holidays is provided in the remote norh-western Vietnam. You pedal through the less traveled places in Vietnam and meet up with different ethnic groups such as the H’mong, the Red Dzao, the Giay, the Thai…The mountain biking tour takes you from Hanoi through Mai Chau, Phu Yen, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai and ends in Sapa town, Lao Cai province. The tour can be extended with a trekking tour or a market tour in Sapa area.
Day 1: Hanoi bike tour briefing (L)
8:00 am you will be met up with TLV Bike Tours guide at your hotel in Hanoi. Enjoy half day tour to visit some major travel highlights of Hanoi such as the Ho Chi Minh complex and the Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son temple. Walking around the Old Quarter. In the afternoon, our guide will take you to our bike store, where you will test the bike with your selected frame size. You can also put your gear on the bike for your convenience. Enjoy some test bike ride around our bike store then travel back to your hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B,L,D)
After breakfast, you will be met up with our team again and transferred to Luong Son, Hoa Binh province where you start cycling on the back road to Kim Boi direction. It s nice and peaceful countryside view. You will get to Cun hill and the guide will pick you up at a place for lunch. After lunch, you get transferred to Phu Cuong village for a second bike ride of the day. The afternoon ride is through the village of the Muong people in the vallage floor and along the Da river reservoir. It is back road ride with view of the village and water. Late of the day, you arrive in the village of the Thai People, where you have dinner prepared by local Thai family and overnight on the stilt house and explore the local culture.
Day 3: Continue Biking l Mai Chau – Phu Yen (B,L,D)
After breakfast and farewel to the host, you get transfer to the old Highway #6 to Pha Ly Pass. From there, you start cycling to Van Yen Ferry and enjoy the spectacular view of the mountainous road and Da river side. You arrive in Phu Yen in the afternoon. Check in Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 4: Continue Cycling l Phu Yen – Mu Cang Chai (B,L,D)
After breakfast , you continue your mountain bike trip cycling from hotel to Ba Khe, and get transferred to Nghia Lo for lunch. You will have a nice and scenic bike ride in the afternoon to Mu Cang Chai, where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 5: Continue Biking l Mu Cang Chai – Sapa (B,L,D)
Today ‘s cycle is moderate in the peaceful and nice road with nice and friendly countryside. You will cycle to Than Uyen where a stop will be made for you to have lunch. After lunch, you may need a short break before you have the second bike ride in the afternoon to T junction of Road 4D to Sapa. You will be picked up again by your support vehicle and transferred to Sapa. Check into a local hotel for overnight.
Day 6: Sapa Biking (B,L)
Start the Sapa mountain bike trip from Sapa for 10 minutes road ride southwards of Sapa town let. Then turn left and follow a large dirt and rocky track 1 hour uphill to Hang Da Village of the Hmong neat the top of Den Thang Mountain. Enjoy great view of Muong Hoa Valley and a short walk to explore this isolated village. Continue riding for 15 minutes on high elevation of the mountain side and then the track become narrow and tough for 1 hour downhill. Some part of the trail are really tough with loosed rocks. Passing several hamlets of the Black Hmong of Hau Thao Commune with some short stops for meeting peoples. Continue to Hoa Su Pan Village, enjoy lunch break. Ride downhill and cross the river to other bank, and then uphill to Giang Tu Chai Village of the Red Zao. Explore this village and then passing through the bamboo forest, terraced rice field to Ta Van Village of the Giay. Cycle around this large village and stop biking in mid afternoon at Ta Van Bridge. Picked up and transfer back to Sapa. Free dinner and overnight in Sapa at hotel.
Day 7: Sapa – Hanoi (B,L)
After breakfast you farewel to Sapa and start your 10-hour road trip back to Hanoi. You have chance to enjoy the nice view of mountainous road. Lunch on the way. You get to Hanoi in the afternoon. Check into your hotel. End of tour.