15 Days
Duration
Moderate, Difficulty, Challenges
Physicality
Hanoi , Pho Thong , Ba Be , Na Hang , Bac Me , Quang Ba , Yen Minh , Meo Vac , Dong Van , Yen Minh , Ha Giang , Hoang Su Phi , Xi Man , Bac Ha , Sapa , Than Uyen , Van Ban , Lao Cai ,Hanoi
Location
Year-round
Dates

Deep of Tonkin Alpes Mountain Biking 15Days

The Cycling North East Vietnam Tour starts from Hanoi, taking you through the northern loop, Ba Be national park, Bao Lac, Meo Vac, Dong Van, Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Ha Giang. There are about 50 – 100 km to ride per day, mostly on paved road, with many up/downhill rides. The bike ride is challenging, thus appropriate for experienced cyclists. You enjoy not only the mountain bike ride, but also other travel highlights of the far north including the Ba Ba lakes, the Meo Vac Sunday market, the Dong Van geo park, the former H’mong King palace, the own town in Dong Van, Pho Bang…
Itinerary: Hanoi – Pho Thong – Ba Be – Na Hang – Bac Me – Quang Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac – Dong Van – Yen Minh – Ha Giang –  Hoang Su Phi – Xi Man – Bac Ha – Sapa – Than Uyen – Van Ban – Lao Cai – Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

Inclusive:
* English Speaking tour leader (other languages upon requests)
* All accommodations base on twin-share at hotel, guesthouse and Home stay.etc…
* Meals detailed in the itinerary (B = Breakfast , L = Lunches ,D = Dinners)
* A/C transfers and transportation.
* Boat trip mention in itinerary
* Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
* Train Ticket mentioning program
* Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
* Spare bike
* Mineral water drinking.
* Seasonal fruits.
* Snacks
Exclusive:
* International airfares
* Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory)
* Items of a personal nature
* Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
* Mineral water beyond that supplied
* Single Supplement
* Optional excursions
* Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
* Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
* Mountain bicycle (Bike Hire )
* Visa fees
* Departure taxes
* Tipping for guiding

Additional information

DestinationVietnam
Day1: Hanoi Arrival
Morning:
On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Ha Noi , Vietnam’s capital, is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia’s most striking colonial architecture
Afternoon:
we have free time leisure for fix the bike until late afternoon we have short cycle around old quarter then have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
Day2: Hanoi – Pho Thong – Ba Be Lake 216km
7am we start the journey northeast begins as we depart the town and pass through the undulating terrain of tea plantation and the many timeless villages linked to the road which is the main artery of trade between the northeastern region and the capital city. This is our first glimpse of rural Vietnam and sets the tone for the days ahead. Depending on road and traffic conditions our drive will leave us with a mid to late afternoon we start cycle 32km from Phong Thong to Ba Be Lake arrival in Ba Be lakes. After checking into hotel we will have free time to walk around or simply to relax on the lake. O/N in Ba Be
Summary
Transfer: 215 km from Hanoi – Phu Thong – Ba Be Lake
Biking:35 km/descend 8 km/ascend 6 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day3: Ba Be – Na Hang – Bac Me 80km
Morning boat cruise with our bike to waterfalls and then move 2 km along a narrow track to another boat pier for an hour cruise through a portion of the new reservoir, then we start a cycling adventure along a beautiful paved road to Bac Me. O/N Bac Me.
Summary
Transfer: 0 km from Ba Be – Na Hang – Bac Me
Biking: 80 km/descend 22 km/ascend 18 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day4: Bac Me – Quang Ba – 109km
Good paved road along Gam river and then good road but steep uphill to Quan Ba Heaven Gate . O/N Ha Giang.
Summary
Transfer: 46 km from Bac Me
Biking: 63 km/descend 12 km/ascend 35 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day5: Quang Ba – Yen Minh – 60km
Today, with a medium drive but we will soon be enjoying the wonderful sightseeing of this vast limestone mountain range and perpendicular walls of rock, which brings one a feeling of adventure whilst being lost in a magic land, passing the Heaven Gate, meeting some minority people along the way, then onto Quan Ba town for our lunch. Afternoon, we continue our wonderful riding to Yen Minh. Prepare your camera with lots of films for today since we will be hitting the Heaven – a more beautiful place, here we are surrounded by many rocks of all shapes and sizes, chances to see and even visit the traditional houses of the hill tribes here. Arrival in Yen Minh town. Check in hotel/guest house. Dinner and stay overnight here
Summary
Transfer: 0 km from
Biking: 60 km/descend 20 km/ascend 35 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day6: Yen Minh – Meo Vac – Dong Van – 60km
After breakfast, we leave Yen Minh to Meo Vac. The scenic route climbs over a pass, and then we descend down to Meo Vac valley, a beautiful valley situated very close to Chinese border. Have lunch in Meo Vac then we take time to climb over the Ma Pi Leng Pass where we can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges and the the Nho Que river – just an amazing place to be! We keep hitting the zigzag roads to Dong Van, visiting these remote areas, we will witness how hard the locals struggle with their environment for survival and development. We will stay in town to get the chances to visit the ancient streets with old houses of the H’mong made of clay bricks and tile roofs, built centuries ago. Sleep in Dong Van town.
Summary
Transfer: 0 km from Yen Minh – Meo Vac – Dong Van
Biking: 60 km/descend 11 km/ascend 55 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day7: Dong Van – Yen Minh – Ha Giang – 160km
A leisurely bike from Dong Van along another narrow paved road(4C) via Sung La Village, Pho Bang ancient town back to Yen Minh, this day will make your itinerary a good pace, not in a rush. We will visit the infamous Vuong Palace, a H´mong family of high rank during French colonial rule – this palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to its mixed style of European and Chinese architecture. Transfer from Yen Minh to Ha Giang to Ha Giang for the night.
Note: Dong Van Sunday market is worth an arrangement!
Summary
Transfer: 100 km from Yen Minh to Ha Giang
Biking: 60 km/descend 30 km/ascend 16 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day8: Ha Giang – Hoang Su Phi – 106km
Easy ride 45km down highway 2 to Tan Quang where we turn left and up hill to the mountain again. Best mountain view today, challenge climb through the Heaven gate pass to Hoang Su Phi town. O/N Hoang Su Phi.
Summary
Transfer: 0 km from Ha Giang – Hoang Su Phi
Biking: 106 km/descend 14 km/ascend 19 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day9: Hoang Su Phi – Xi Man – Bac Ha – 70km
Some part of the road is bad, but great view along Chay river. This is totally a new road – built on the former trail of the flower H’Mong tribes. O/N Bac Ha.
Summary
Transfer: 0 km from Hoang Su Phi – Xi Man – Bac Ha
Biking: 70 km/descend 14 km/ascend 16 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day10: Bac Ha – Sapa – 110km
A relaxing day promenade around Bac Ha Sunday market, see a market day for all tribes: Tay, Nung, Dao, Flower H’Mong, Giay, and Phu La etc? Afternoon we ride bike around H?Mong village. O/N Sapa.
Summary
Transfer: 0 km from Bac Ha – Sapa
Biking: 110 km/descend 20 km/ascend 29 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day11: Sapa – Than Uyen – 80km
From Sapa we start the day’s ride with a 15kms climb to the top of the Tram Ton Pass, stopping on route to visit the “silver waterfall”. Then it’s a 26kms plunge down to Binh Lu junction. From here we continue along the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, there are a number of hard climbs but the magnificent landscape makes the hardship all worthwhile. We finish with a 20kms descent to Than Uyen.
Summary
Transfer: 0 km from Sapa – Than Uyen
Biking: 80 km/descend 46 km/ascend 15 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day12: Than Uyen – Van Ban – Lao Cai – Hanoi -75km
After a good breakfast, ride 40kms around the other side of the stunning Muong Kim valley with time for lots of stops to take pictures of the local hill tribe people and the stunning scenery there. Arrive in Van Ban for a late lunch then hop on the minivan to drive back to Lao Cai. In Lao Cai you’ll be able to have a refreshing shower before sitting down to a dinner of local Vietnamese food. Night Train back to Ha Noi.
Summary
Transfer: 0 km from Than Uyen – Van Ban – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Biking: 75 km/descend 15 km/ascend 22 km
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day13: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
08.30: Pick up by private car at your hotel about 8.30. Spend 3 hours sight seeing country Vietnam on the way to Halong city. Arrive at Orchid Pier just before 12.00 noon.
12.30:   Welcome aboard the Bai Tho Deluxe Cruise, fruit cocktail is served.
13.00:  Lunch is served while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.30:   After Lunch Cruise to visit to Cua Van floating village.
17.00:   Trekking or swimming at Soi Sim island.
18.30:   Anchor in secluded lagoon for overnight.
19.30:   Diner is served in the dining room.
21.00:   After diner relax on deck, drink service available or night time fishing.
Day14: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
6:30:   Enjoy sunrise over the bay or take part in our morning yoga class.
7.00:   Coffee and tea is served.
8.00:   Visit splendid Sung Sot grotto.
9.15:   Luggage pulls out.
9.30:   Buffet brunch served while cruising through the bay to the pier.
11.00: Arrive at the pier. Time to say Goodbye!
15.00: arrival hotel in Hanoi. O/N in Hanoi
Day15: Hanoi – Departure
There is a free time for you to relax or further explore Ha Noi. The trip ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure

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