10 Days
Duration
Challenges
Physicality
Hanoi, Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Coc Ly, Bac Ha, Xi Man, Hoang Su Phi, Viet Lam, Ha Giang, Yen Minh, Bac Me, Ba Be, Khuoi Phi, Dam Hong, Vinh Loc
Location
Year-round
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Vietnam North East Offroad Mountain Trails Biking Tour 10 Days

This extreme 10 days trip takes you to the very heart of the north Vietnam mountains . You will discover some of the finest mountain bike trails in Vietnam has to offer. Beginning in Hanoi , take overnight train to Lao Cai we will cycle and climb five major passes from 1,500m to 2,000m

The 10-day cycling tour is arranged in the north eastern Vietnam taking to such travel destinations as Ba Be National park, Bac Kan province, Na Hang, Tuyen Quang province, Bac Me, Cao Bang, Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, Dong Van, Ha Giang province. Begin your cycling adventure with a car transfer from Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, driving uphill to Bac Kan province where you will make the first stop in Ba Be National. Start cycling on paved roads leading to the park before checking into a local stilt house for overnight. The next day, cycling is more challenging as you bike up and downhill; You also take off-roads biking trails to visit remote hilltribe villages on the way; Meeting up with local friendly people including the Tay, the Dzao, the Nung offers a real life experience. The other highlights of this 10-day biking tour is the Dong Van and Meo Vac markets. If you arrive in Dong Van or Meo Vac on Saturday, you have the opportunity to visit the local market is only open on Sunday morning. These are the biggest markets in the area. The mountain biking tour is provided with experienced English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle, mountain bikes. The best time to travel this itinerary is the dry season starting from October until April

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • English speaking cycling local guide
  • accommodations in local hotel around trip as mention ( 9 nites ) by Twin room
  • meals as noted , B= breakfast,L=lunch, D= dinner
  • Water, cola, coffe, tea, fruit and snack
  • sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
  • ground transportation
  • additional guides where necessary
  • entrance fees and permits
  • basic medical
  • Bike Hire as Trek full suspension

WHAT NOT

International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Total biking distance: +- 650km
Number of cycling days: 9 full days
Average Daily Distance: 60km
Off Road: 72%-80%
Max. Altitude: 1,700 metres
Road Surface: This tour follows a mixture of well-surfaced roads and  off road onto single track, and rough tracks, so some off-road riding skills are an advantage.
Support: One minibus  converted to take bikes and bikers.
Group Size: 5-10 people
Staff: 1 driver + 1 mechanic ( group from 5 to 10 people ) + 1 biking tour guide
Accommodation: 7 nights in comfortable tourist class hotels, 1 nights in basic tourist class  hotels, 1 night in home stay. All accommodation has a/c or fan, hot water and private facilities.
Food: – All meals are included as B=breakfast , L= lunch, D= dinner
– Break every 15- 20 km ( 10 miles)  for tea break with water, coffee ,tea, juice, bread, tuna ,banana, apple… including
Biking Grade: Extreme

Additional information

DestinationVietnam

Day 1: Hanoi- Yen Bai : (L,D) ( riding 90km)
Meet in hotel ( 7: 00AM), driving out of Hanoi city. Start riding ,It’s a fascinating ride past many minority villages as we climb onto a higher plateau. We ride pass of rice field and tea plantations before arriving in the Doan Hung for lunch, continue biking to Yen Bai city. Dinner and  overnight in Hotel in Yen bai.

Day 2:YenBai-LaoCai ( riding 85 km(B,L,D)
After breakfast we start riding on bank of Red river o Lao Cai. About 40 km off road track (pretty wide) start climbing on the left. After many villages and a beautiful narrow suspension bridge, we enjoy a long single track section, starting on terraces by long climb, leading to an off road pass (about 300m of elevation) and finishing on a long downhill through waterfalls and rain forest. Lunch with noodle soup and breads, fruits, tea coffee.Then we get to the asphalt where the minibus is waiting at BaoHa , take  long transfer (35’) to LaoCai. Night in Hotel in Lao Cai

Day 3: Laocai – Cocly -Bac Ha
Distance: 45 Km.
D+: 1250m
D -: 500m
15 km offroad
Breakfast in Local restaurant with rice noodle soup  , banana pancake, breads, coffee, tea… Transfer by van to An Ho stating riding to Phin Giang- Bao tan- Coc ly with 2 of climbing with 10% , more than 3 and 5 km per one climb. After more than 20 km we arrival Coc ly where we will take  60 minutes boat trip on Chay river. Bike will put on boat with clients. Arrival Bao Nhai , Coc Dao riding up to Bac Ha ( 38 km off road ) no minibus stand by behind group until to the hotel. Overnight in hotel. Dinner in local restaurant. Arrangement  by client (B ,L )

Day 4: Bac Ha – XinMan – Hoangsuphi
Distance: 70 km.
D+: 1100m
D-: 1600m
38 km offroad
After breakfast in Hotel, clients start biking directly from hotel, climb above Bac Ha through Di Thau. Then ride off road in the mountain on a wide track to a mountain pass and long asphalt downhill to Xin man. Lunch with pasta and fruit.
In the afternoon, clients bike on asphalt about 15-20 km along River Chay before final transfer to  Hoang Suphi.
People motivated and very feet can ride all the stage long to Suphi (75 Km).
Overnight in Suphil. (B ,L,)

Day 5: Hoang Su phi – Viet Lam – Ha Giang
Distance: 50Km.
D+: 1100m
D-: 1230m

After breakfast clients start biking directly from hotel on flat asphalt road.
About 5 Km, an off road track (pretty wide) start climbing on the left. After many villages and a beautiful narrow suspension bridge, we enjoy a long single track section, starting on terraces by long climb, leading to an off road pass (about 1300m of elevation) and finishing on a long downhill through waterfalls and rain forest. Lunch with noodle soup and breads, fruits, tea coffee.
Then we get to the asphalt where the minibus is waiting at Vang Luong , take  short transfer (15’) to hot spring.  Clients take relax with bathing in there.
One Motorbike will assistance group until meet mini bus.
Minibus goes with Guest from this meeting point  to a small asphalt pass (tough climb and long steep downhill)
Then, small transfer (about 30’) to Ha Giang. Night in Hotel. (B ,L )

Day 6: HaGiang- Yen Minh
After breakfast , We cycle up to the QuanBa  pass  on the asphalt  road, We start with a relatively easy 7km ride , then we stat climb some  mountain pass  until we get on the top of Quan Ba pass, 1,230 m . before we hit the first of two major down hill. As we start the down hill, we slowly start to witness the beauty of Yen Minh highland . overnight in  Yen minh hotel.

Note:
Lunch in local restaurant or support by our food assistant.
Mini bus always standby with group
Total distance about 92 km, the biker could ride as far as they want, max altitude 1500m
Yen Minh hotel is simple , clean, twin share, hot water.
Distance: +- 100Km. D+: 1500m   D-: 1230m ( B,L)

Day 7:YenMinh – Bac Me
Distance: 80Km.
D+: 700m
D-: 530m
It is supposed to be an off road day. Today we head for Bac Me.
Van will transfer biker to Mau due  and we stat  biking an off road, the road is car track, broken road, some part are very bad but we are biking in the most of beautiful track in South East Asia, that is truly off road .
Final transfer (25 or 30Km) in minibus to Bac Me.
Night in very basic hotel in Bac Me.
Lunch in local restaurant or support by our food assistant.
Motor bike or Russian jeep standby with group.
Distance: +-78Km. D+: 1500m   D-: 1230m(B ,L)

Day 8: BacMe- Babe lake
We are transfer to Cang Bac me by van , with  (15 Km) and  start riding . Jeep only standby around 20km, minibus will meet you in Babe Lake
We cross the Gam river and start a long climb to a small  asphalt road pass on a building track. We cross some Dzao villages and keep of road all the time. Up and Down stage that leads to the Babe River and Lake. We take 2 time of boats trip  to get close to the east side (Na Mam side) of the lake where our minibus is waiting for us. We riding 600m from Babe lake to PacNgoi village for home stay. Dinner and overnight in Tay minority people .
Lunch in local restaurant or support by our food assistant.
Moto bike or Russian jeep  stand by with group
Distance: 55 Km (40 Km if transfer first).  D+: 1500m.  D-: 1600m. (B,L )

Day 9: Ba Be – Khuoi Phi – Dam Hong – Vinh Loc( Chiem hoa ).
Distance: 43 Km (73 Km if start riding in Ba Be Guest House).
D+: 450m.
D-: 300m.
Tough riders (only !) . We riding to Nam Cuong village ( 27 km ) and start biking in there to Khuoi Phi ( 15km ) . That would be a pretty long warm up before we take tough cycling day
Then in the village of Khuoi Phi, a short but steep climb and down section of track leads to the nice and a bit lost village of Ban Thi. Then we are use broken asphalt road for a while before getting to the intersection (cross road) of Ban Cau. Minibus will take different road and meet you in Ban cau.  Lunch in  Ban Cau and then continue biking in the afternoon in  very good single track section, very long and nice riding leads through gorges and lost villages to Dam Hong where the minibus is waiting for you.
Then, transfer to Vinh Loc. Night at hotel and dinner at restaurant. (B ,L )

Day 10: Vinh Loc – Yen Son – Tuyen Quang – Hanoi
Distance: 30 Km. D+: 300 m.
D-: 350m.
We start biking directly from hotel on flat asphalt road few kilometers and then, cross the Gam river and turn right to follow it half a day.
The Assistance is not necessary in the morning during the stage as it is almost flat, not very long and not technical.
We use wide track to ride inside a nice countryside area, following either the Gam river (next to it) or its direction only. We ride through Pho Trinh, along sugar can farm , sometimes on bamboo bridges and get after 25Km to an asphalt road where our minibus will be waiting for us. Then, transfer to Tuyen Quang for lunch and way back to Hanoi Hotel.
End of tour. (B ,L )

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