9 Days
Moderate, Difficulty
Hanoi , La Phu ,Nghia Lo , Tu Le ,Mu Cang Chai , Than Uyen , Sa Pa , Lao Chai , Ta Van , Ban Ho

Northwest Vietnam Mountain Cycling Tour 9Days

Itinerary: Hanoi – La Phu – Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Ban Ho – Hanoi

Though farmers in Mu Cang Chai are harvesting paddy on the last parts of their terraced fields, the remote mountainous district of Yen Bai Province still boasts its charms that are hidden in the scenic rice fields and thin blankets of fog at the beginning of the winter.
The popular attraction of Mu Cang Chai lies in its terraced rice fields which are primarily situated in the district’s Che Cu Nha, La Pan Tan and De Zu Phinh villages. These imposing fields draw a large number of both Vietnamese and foreign travelers who love to take pictures of and indulge themselves in the amazing beauty of the national heritage site.
Visitors do not have to exert much effort to view the natural wonder; they can see a picturesque range of terraced fields along National Road 32 after going through Khau Pha Pass, which winds more than 20 kilometers when coming from Hanoi.
That is the option for those who do not have enough time to wander up and down hills and mountains of the terraced fields. Of course, when one is further from the road, the more beautiful terraced rice fields are visible.
This is our latest designed adventure cycling tours. It offers new challenging to conquer passes and explore imposing beauty mountain landscape of untouched mountain region around northwest of Vietnam. Our adventure starts from Hanoi, then cycling to the Red River, where we experience daily life of villagers on lower land. We gradually overcome many little passes and then highest pass of Tram Ton near Sa Pa where we enjoy the great view there and cool wind with take your breath away.This trip is absolutely great for adventure cycling travel in Vietnam.
* 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)
* Train ticket from Lao cai – Ha noi ( 4 persons/ cabin – soft sleeper with A/C )
* A/C transfers and transportation.
* Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
* Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
* Spare bike
* Mineral water drinking.
* Seasonal fruits.
* Snacks
* 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 US$10/per day)
* Visa fees
* Departure taxes
* Tipping for guiding

Additional information

Day 1: Hanoi – La Phu: 80 km (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. 7.30 am check your bike at Green Trail Tours office and warm up. You will bike along Red river bank to reach Son Tay town (50 km). Have lunch at Duong Lam ancient village. Take a walk in 40 minutes around the village. Continue to La Phu. Check in. You can swim or have bath with hot mineral water. Dinner and overnight in Khoa Niem guest house.
Day 2: La Phu – Nghia Lo: 116 km (B,L,D)
Have breakfast. 8.00 am you ride your bike to Thu Cuc. Have lunch in Thu Cuc. After lunch, you will continue to Nghia Lo. There are a couple of steep climbs and a long trip in the day, so we will transfer by bus some part of the trip. Check in Nghia Lo hotel. Bus will take you to have bath in hot spring. Have dinner and overnight in Nghia Lo hotel (2 star).
Day 3: Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai: 95 km ((B,L,D)
Have breakfast. 8:00 you escape Nghia Lo town by bus. We will ride up and down hill many times to reach Tu Le (49 km). Have lunch in Tu Le ( If you want, you can have bath in Tu Le hot sping ). After lunch, you will ride up hill to one of highest pass in our trip (Khau Pha pass) but this is the most beautiful area in our trip. It is long 18 km up and 19.5 km down hill. We will finish 95km biking today at Mu Cang Chai town. Have dinner and overnight in Suoi Mo Guest house in Mu Cang Chai.
Day 4: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen: 78 km (B,L,D)
Today, you can enjoy the life living of many ethnics such as H’mong, Thai, Dzao, etc… and it is easy day. Almost, you ride down hill to Than Uyen (38km). Have lunch in Than Uyen. After lunch, you can ride around Than Uyen to take photos of terrace field, built by The Thai (ethnic). And continue to bike to Tan Uyen (40 km). Evening, have dinner and overnight in Thanh Dat guest house.
Day 5: Than Uyen – Sa Pa: 73 km (B,L,D)
This day is for climbing. You ride to Binh Lu, visit Bo village (Lu minority people). Have picnic lunch in Binh Lu. After lunch, you will go up hill the highest pass in Vietnam (Hoang Lien pass) which is high 2050 m above sea level. From the top of this pass, you will go down hill to Sa Pa, stop over on the way to visit Silver Waterfall. Check in Royal View hotel. Have dinner in Sa Pa.
Day 6: Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Ban Ho ((B,L,D)
After Breakfast, 9:00 am you ride down hill to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages to see the village of H’mong and Dzay people. Have lunch in Ta Van. Continue to bike to Ban Ho village. Have dinner and overnight in house of the Tay.
Day 7: Ban Ho – Sa Pa (B,L,D)
After Breakfast, 9:00 am you will take a bus to Sa Pa, check in Royal View hotel. Free for relax until lunch time. 12:00 have lunch. After that, you will walk to Ham Rong mountain, enjoy a hundred kind of flower there. You also take photo of Sa Pa over view from there. If it is possible, you can see the show of traditional folk sing and dance which is played by the minority people. Have dinner in Sa Pa town. Overnight in Royal View hotel.
Day 8: Sa Pa – Ethnic Weekly Market – Hanoi (Night train to Hanoi) (B,L,D)
Early Breakfast, 7:30 am you will take a bus to the market, Depend on your starting day, you will see one of these markets: Coc Ly market, Nung Khau Chin market, Can Cau market, Bac Ha market. 12:00 have lunch. Then, you will walk to the village of Flower H’mong people. Take a bus to Lao Cai. Have dinner in Lao Cai and you take night train to go back Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi Arrival (B)
At 5:30 am arrive Hanoi. Our Green Trail tours taxi will take you to the hotel as your request. Tour ends.

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