13 Days
Moderate, Difficulty,Challenges
Hanoi, Ba Be Lake, Bac Me, Meo vac, Dong van, Yen Minh, Ha Giang, Hoang Su Phi, Coc Pai, Bac Ha, Sapa

Vietnam Far Northeast Cycling Tour 13Days

Cycling tour to Ha Giang is customized for active in North Vietnam Cycling, adventure cyclists and those seeking an off-the-beaten path biking tour to the Vietnam far north. Begin the tour with a car transfer from Hanoi to Ha Giang town, Ha Giang province in the northern Vietnam. The drive takes about 6 hours, taking you through Tuyen Quang province. Spend one night at local home (homestay) before starting your day bicycle ride through local Tay and Dao villages. Meeting up with friendly people living far from all the busy cities. Those don’t have much time can take the overnight bus departing from Hanoi My Dinh bus station around 20:00 and arriving in Ha Giang early the following morning
This is definitely an adventurous Tour through North West Vietnam. Northeast cycling tours most roads in Vietnam are tarmaced however occasionally we would come across some uneven surfaces hence the reason we use cyclo-cross bikes with threaded road tyres or hybrid bikes. Join us on this great Asian trip in land of smiley people and experience vibrant Hanoi, cycle through really stunning landscapes and villages of ethnic minority tribes. The women wear brightly coloured skirts, tops and hats, with each ethnic group favouring its own colour variation and design. Visit Bac-Ha’s colourful Sunday market, frequented by Tay, Nung, Dao, Flower H’Mong, Giay and Phu-La tribes.
The route heads North from Hanoi into the remote northern provinces that extend to the Chinese border. This area contains some of Vietnam’s most spectacular mountain scenery and is populated by the greatest concentration of ethnic tribal groups in Asia. The route includes Ba-Be National Park, emerald lakes and waterfalls surrounded by lofty mountains. Heaven’s Gate pass, Meo-Vac valley close to China, Bac-Ha Sunday market, Sa-Pa town and market, and, finally, as an option. There will be some time at the beginning and at the end of the tour to explore Hanoi’s vibrant old town and to visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum.
Anyone who has traveled to Vietnam will mention three things that stood out most: the friendly people, the scenery and the food. This biking trip emphasizes all of these with sightseeing from the vantage point of the saddle. And in Vietnam, outstanding riding is the best excuse to eat!
Due to the remoteness of some of the locations you will need to be tolerant of the standard of Hotels and recognize the local customs. All Hotels have free wi-fi.

Tour Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Tour Price: Available upon Request
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
* English Speaking Local Guide
* 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
* Special permit paper from police station in Ha Giang
* Train ticket Lao Cai to Hanoi (Deluxe Soft Sleeper air-condition 04beds each cabin)
* Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
* Spare bike
* Mineral water drinking.
* Seasonal fruits.
* Snacks
* International airfares
* Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory)
* Mountain bicycle (Bike Hire US$10/day)
* Items of a personal nature
* Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
* Mineral water beyond that supplied
* Optional excursions
* Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
* Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
* Visa fees
* Departure taxes
* Tipping for guiding

Additional information

Day1: Hanoi Arrival
Arrive in Hanoi, Transfer to hotel. Assemble bikes. Evening at leisure. Stay 1 night
ACC: Thien Thai Hotel
Meal: Dinner included
Day2:Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Bac Can – Phu Thong – Ba Be National Park
Leave Ha Noi in the morning for a road transfer 200km along national road 3 via Thai Nguyen, Bac Can. Enjoy severalstops along the way for sight seeig. Lunch stop in Bac Can city.Start cycling from Phu Thong town let along the narrow road winding its way up and down hills for 32km to Cho Ra and then continue along the Nang River 18km to the center of Ba Be National Park.Arriving to the Park’s hotel at about 16.30. Check in hotel and free to explore the rich nature surrounding.
ACC: Ba Be Hotel – Standard.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day3: Ba Be – Dau Dang – Thuong Nong – Bac Me
Breakfast and then leave the hotel at 08.00, enjoy a short ride to the boat pier and boarding a loal motor bat for morning cruise to explore Ba Be Lake, the largest natural lake in lmountainous region of Vietnam which is surrounded by walled-up limestone mountain covered by thick rain forest. You will pay visit to Puong Cave, Dau Dang village and waterfall before making a cut through Na Hang Reservoir to Da Vi junction. Leave the boat and take a short ride to a local restaurant for lunch.Continue biking after lunch along the newly upgraded road mostly uphill for 50km to Duong Am village of the Bac Me district. This portion of the road sneaks on high mountain side offering marvelous scenery of the river, stream and valleys below. Enjoy some stops along the way to visit tribal villages of the Tay and Zao along the way.Pick up at Duong Am for an hour road transfer to Bac Me Town Let. Check in hotel and free to explore this charming town beautifully sits on the bank of the Gam River.
ACC: Song Gam hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day4: Bac Me – Bao Lam – Ly Bon – Niem Son – Meo Vac
Today you will enjoy a full day biking through the beautiful region along the mighty Gam River. Breakfast and start biking from your hotel. Following national road 34A for the whole morning on old tarmac which runs in parallel with Gam River eastwards for 51km via old Bac Me and Bao Lam town let. Paying visiting to villages of the Nung people along the way. This portion of the road is fairly good just with some low mountain passing over.
Turn left at Ly Bon, cross the Gam River by newly built bridge to the northern bank and then having picnic lunch break.Afternoon cycle is challenging uphill towards Meo Vac town let near the Chinese border. The road winds its way on steep mountain sides for 55km, You may cycle as far as you can and then supporting vehicle will transfer the last portion of the road to Meo Vac.Arriving to hotel at about 16.30. Check in and free to explore the town.
Acc: Hoa Cuong hotel (2 star)
Summary: Total distant: 106km
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day5: Meo Vac – Dong Van
Today you will enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery of Vietnam. Breakfast and then spend 2 hours in the morning to visit Meo Vac Market.
Option: If on the date of the Tiger or Monkey, morning will be for paying visit to Lung Phin Market, which located in a remote commune 17km from Meo Vac.Then challenging up steep mountain pass of Ma Pi Leng 28km to Dong Van Town let.Check in hotel and relax for the rest of the day or walking 2 hours to explore the valley near by.
Acc: Highland Plateau Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day6: Dong Van – Sung La – Yen Minh
Leave Dong Van at 08,30 and follow road 4C, getting though valleys after valley to Xa Phin valley. Stop for paying visit the former Palace of the Hmong King who ruled over the Hmong community and control opium trading until 1945.Continue biking along the same road 21km to Sung La valley and then up steep mountain to Pho Bang ancient trading town, enjoy several stops along the way for sightseeing and paying visiting Sung Muoi village of the Hmong. Lunch break in Pho Bang.Continue cycling downhill from Pho Bang to Yen Minh via Pho Cao Mountain pass which offers stunning scenery of yen Minh valley.Arriving at the Thao Nguyen hotel in mid afternoon. Check in and relax.
Acc: Thao Nguyen Hotel – standard
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day7: Yen Minh – Quan Ba – Ha Giang
Breakfast, check out hotel and get ready for great challenging today. We shall conquer two high mountain pass: Yen Minh and Quan Ba.Depart at 08.30 with biking 2 km flat road from hotel and then challenging 19km uphill to the top of Yen Minh pass. The road is steep with many sharp bends but offers great view of marvellous valley below. Enjoy a tea beak at the top before getting downhill 18km to Can Ty commune and then cycle through the valley along the Nho Que River for 6km. Take another break for recharging energy before biking uphill 13km to Quan Ba town let. Paying visit to Nam Dam village of the Zao people before lunch break.Afternoon challenge is conquering Quan Ba Pass, The 8km uphill to the Haven Gate at the top is really steep with many sharp bends. Then getting down steep mountain 20km to the bottom of the valley. Picked up in mid afternoon for 25km transfer to Ha Giang. Check in hotel and free to explore this charming city.
Acc: Huy Hoan Hotel – 2 star.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day8: Ha Giang – Tan Quang – Panhou
The cycle today is easy. Leave Ha Giang at 08.00 and cycle 3 km to Ban Me village of the Tay. Cycle around the valley, stop to pay visiting to homes of the Tay people. Then continuing along national road 2 on good tarmac 45km to Tan Quang junction. Transfer up steep mountain pass 17km to the top of Hoang Su Phi pass, enjoy picnic lunch at the top.Continue cycling along a narrow country road 16km to the Panhou ecolodge. Check in and relax or take an hour cycle to explore the Giang village near by.
Acc: Panhou Ecolodge.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Note: Dinner at Panhou Ecolodge
Day9: Panhou – Bac Quang – Bac Ha
Transfer 48km from Panhou to Bac Quang town let. Biking from here along the road 279 through the low land of Ha Giang with a mountain pass to the area of Lao Cai province. Spending an hour to visit a village of the Pa Then ethnic as well as exploring Nghia Do valley.Arriving to Pho Rang town let in mid afternoon, stop biking here before late lunch.Take the road transfer 68km to Bac Ha.Check in hotel and relax.
Acc: Ngan Nga hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day10: Bac Ha – Sunday Market.
Today we have free holsall day explore market.
Acc: Ngan Nga hotel.
Meal: Breakfast included
Note: Lunch and Dinner by your own
Day11: Bac Ha – Sapa
In the morning we start cycling in the surrounding area and visit a number of fairly traditional predominantly. Overnight in Sapa.
Acc: Bamboo Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day12: Optional ride to top of Tram Ton pass, the highest pass in Vietnam.
Acc: Bamboo Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day13: Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Today we have leisure explore Sapa by own until all group start cycle down to Lao Cai where we board the overnight train at 1930 to Hanoi.
Acc: on Train (Soft Sleeper air-condition)
Meal: Breakfast Dinner included
Note: Lunch by your own

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