14 Days
Duration
Moderate, Difficulty,Challenges
Physicality
Hanoi , Bac Can , Ba Be , Nguyen Binh , Tinh Tuc ,Bao Lac , Bac Me , Ha Giang , Hoang Su,Phi , Xin Man , Bac Ha , LaoCai , Sapa , Tam Duong ,Paso , Lai Chau , Dien Bien , Tuan Giao , SonLa , Mai Chau
Location
Year-round
Dates

Vietnam Northeast and Northwest Biking Tour 14Days

Itinerary: Hanoi – BacCan – BaBe – NguyenBinh – TinhTuc – BaoLac – BacMe – HaGiang – HoangSuPhi – XinMan – BacHa – LaoCai – Sapa – TamDuong – Paso – LaiChau – DienBien – TuanGiao – SonLa – MaiChau – Hanoi

This cycling tour will take you to several tourist attractions of Lao Cai and Dien Bien provinces. The trip last for 14 days, each of the day will give you unforgettable moment and exciting experience. In Sapa, you will cycle to major tourist attractions such as the Heaven Gate, Silver Waterfall and have chance to meet friendly local ethnic minorities. You also take opportunity to visit Tam Duong market upon cycling to Lai Chau, where you can see how colorful its people are. Along the way, you will pass by picturesque villages and rice paddy fields of breathtaking beauty. Take along your camera to save your best moments since you will stop at many beautiful spots to enjoy the scenery. You will also be able to walk around the small town of Muong Lay. On the last day you will arrive at the historically famous town of Dien Bien Phu. At the end of the trip, you have to leave Vietnam’s northeast behind and transfer back
North Vietnam Mountains biking tour is customized for small group tours, adventure, intrepid travelers seeking an active, adventure holidays to the northern Vietnam. The tours starts from Sapa town and takes you through Tram Ton, the “Heaven Gate” where you start riding downhill to Binh Lu, Lai Chau province. The biking tour is provided with visits to ethnic villages, offering the opportunity to meet up with the Flower H’mong, the Giay and the Lu people. You sometimes bike on the back roads, single tracks and off-road biking trails. The mountain cycling tour can be arranged all year round
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

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Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
Airport pick up and transfer to central Hanoi . Free time to explore Hanoi old quarter while your guide unpack bike box and build up your bike. Short bike riding around the old quarter to make sure that your bike works well. O/N in Hanoi .
Day 2: Hanoi to BacCan – BaBe National Park   ~54km (B,L,D)
Morning transfer 4 hours from Hanoi to ThaiNguyen and up hill to BacCan. We have lunch break in BacCan, then transfer a bit more to PhuThong where we start cycling off road 54km to BaBe national park. Villages of Tay and Thai on the opposite of the river. Make sure you turn left at ChoRa junction market town and continue 17km to BaBe national park (alt. +240m) . O/N BaBe national park guesthouse.
Day 3: BaBe – NguyenBinh – TinhTuc – BaoLac ~ 60km (B,L,D)
Morning bus excursion 1hour to HaHieu, then we start cycling through forest of Mt. PiaOac to NguyenBinh, this is a very old bumpy road through forest and many villages of the Tay people. Many mt. passes to go, the most challenge one is PhiaDen +1200m. Late afternoon we have bus transfer to Baolac for the night. O/N BaoLac People Committee GH.
Day 4: BaoLac – BacMe – HaGiang ~ 80km (B,L,D)
Good paved road along Gam river, very nice scenery between BacMieu and BacMe. Picnic lunch en route. Late afternoon bus transfer to Hagiang town (alt.+156m). O/N KhanhHuyen hotel.
Day 5: HaGiang – Heaven gate pass – HoangSuPhi   ~60km (B,L,D)
Morning transfer 1hour by bus to TanQuang (alt.+120m) where we turn right and start cycling up hill to the mountain again. Best mountain view today, challenge 60km climb through 2 “heaven gates” pass to HoangSuPhi town. First gate is 19km climb to alt. +815m, then going little down, then climb up to second gate at alt. + 895m. Then start going down further 21km to HoangSuPhi town. O/N HoangSuPhi. (+460m) . HoangAnh GH.
Day 6: HoangSuPhi – XinMan – BacHa ~100km (B,L,D)
We climb up 5km right outside the town, then continue 40km along the Chay river to XinMan, quite easy flat road. Please keep up with the main route, can take photos along the way, but do not turn into any village along this route. At the point 11km before Xin Man, there is a turn right sign 26km to China border. After XinMan town, we climb up 17km to summit of alt.+1,460m, then continue 43km up and down hill to BacHa. This is totally a new road ? built on the former trail of the flower Hmong tribes. O/N SaoMai hotel in BacHa (alt.+920m )
Day 7: Saturday Market, LaoCai – Sapa ~ 60 km (B,L,D)
An interesting day with shuttle bus to visit CanCau Saturday market, see a market day for all tribes: Tay, Nung, Dao, Flower H?mong, Giay, PhuLa etc? Afternoon cycling down hill 20km and onto PacNgam at highway 70. Bus pick up, transfer to LaoCai town, then start climb up 35km to Sapa town. (alt.+1,550m ). O/N in Sapa
Day 8: Sapa – Heaven gate – TamDuong ~80km (B,L,D)
Best mountain view today, about 1 hours up hill, with a stop over Silver waterfalls for relax before we conquer the highest mountain pass Oquiho (+2,010m) . Then decending down the great panoramic view of HoangLienSon mt. range. Lunch en route. Nice villages of Hmong and ?coins? Dao near BinhLu. We take a dirt road 30km through villages of Dzao and Lu tribe to TamDuong. O/N at PhuongThanh hotel in TamDuong.(alt.+ 945m)
Day 9: TamDuong – Paso – LaiChau ~112km (B,L,D)
Some part of the road is still in construction, but great view along NamNa river. At point 8km before LaiChau, there is a turn right to MuongTe, remember to keep on straight to LaiChau. You will see the scenic Da river from HangTom suspension bridge before entering this small town. O/N Lan Anh hotel in LaiChau. (+ 200 m)
Day 10: LaiChau – DienBien. ~ 105km (B,L,D)
A nice long day ride with stop over the Red H?mong village before climb up to Mathiho pass (alt.+895m), HuoiChan pass, CoChay pass (alt.+845m). O/N MuongThanh hotel in DienBien town (alt.+480m)
Day 11: DienBien – TuanGiao ~ 80km (B,L,D)
Bus sightseeing back to the former French battlefield : A1 hill, DeCastries bunker etc.. . You will see some old US weapons here too. Then we have easy ride 80km through many Thai villages to TuanGiao (one climb mt. pass 15km outside DienBien). O/N People Committee GH in TuanGiao (alt. +590m).
Day 12: TuanGiao – PhaDin pass – SonLa ~ 90km (B,L,D)
Challenge 20km winding climb up Phadin pass (heaven and earth pass) to summit of +1450 m and 15km down hill. Nice landscape of green rice fields and karst valley. Light traffic, wandering water buffaloes, Thai and Hmong kids. o/n Trade Union hotel.
Day 13: SonLa – MaiChau ~ 120km (B,L,D)
Short transfer 1 hours to YenChau where we start riding down hill to MocChau. Stop over XaLinh for visit a green Hmong village. Late afternoon arrive in MaiChau. O/N homestay on stilt house of Thai tribe.
Day 14: MaiChau – Hanoi (B,L,D)
Morning free at leisure promenade around Thai villages, shopping local handicraft etc…. until lunch time. Afternoon departure for Hanoi. Farewell dinner in Hanoi. O/N in Hanoi.

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