Cycling in Northern Vietnam is an exhilarating way to immerse yourself in the region’s breathtaking landscapes and rich culture. The northern part of Vietnam is renowned for its mountainous terrain, featuring rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges that offer both challenging and scenic cycling routes.
12 Days Northern Vietnam Off road Bike tours  have been already inspected and crafted carefully by our team, offered  for those who are  searching  in both  physical and cultural activities in North Vietnam for brilliant bicycle holiday
Without doubtly,
Cycling is definitely  amazing way to discover the untouched region ,  encounter friendly people, learn  unique  culture of Hill tribes, immerse stunning scenery and outstanding landscape, challenging incredible winding route  with bend among zigzag and twist in towering limestone mountain ranges,  overwhelming  panoramic rice terrace picturesques covering  around the hill.
Cycling through three best sightseeings( Ba Be Lake – Bac Me - Ha Giang Loop – Thong Nguyen – Hoang Su Phi – Bac Ha)  in far North Vietnam, bring unforgetable experiences for riders.
bicycle trip will start in Hanoi – the fascinating city and capital of Vietnam, we  hop up our bike in Mid North Vietnam to cycle on scenic route with breathtaking scenery and scenic beauty of Ba Be Lake, , Challenge one of forth incredible passes on road lead to township. Joining in festive atmosphere of regularly hill tribes market to  learn about their traditional culture, hunting a vivid and vibrant pictures in each corner of market.
Spending 4 days  cycling loop and admire rocky mountain in
Ha Giang –  Global the Geology Park.
Immerse yourself in wonderland and rugged mountains. Challenging the winding roads, high slopes, deep canyons, passing through peaceful villages, misty valleys to tranquil town where we will stay overnight in cozy accommodation. Tasting fresh and unique food in local restaurant in each day.
We continue cycling further to North, passing untouched region to Hoang Su phi – the Second National Beauty sites of Rice terrace. We also challenge “two heavenly gates”passes on the way to Bac Ha town..

Day 01: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen – Ba Be lake

Having hearty breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, our shuttle bus take transfer two hour on newly highway in Thai Nguyen. Upon arriving in cycling point, we commence cycling on tarmac road to untouched region of ATK ( safety zones) – Name for Vietminh revolutionary base.  We will cycle through peacefull village and stunning scenery on the way to  far North Vietnam.  you will have chance to visit village making paper. Have lunch in Bac Can, after lunch time , we start cycling from  Bang Lung Town to Ba be, enjoy breathtaking scenery and  lush village life. Upon arrival in Ba Be, check in home-stay and free for leisure. Overnight in home-stay in Ba Be (at the front of river View).
Activities: Transferring and Warming cycling
Accommodations: Ba Be Lakeside Bungalow
Cycling distance: 86 km

Day 02: Ba Be Lake – Boat Trip and Cycle Bac Me

Get up early to experience the daily life of Tay people who have been the owner of Ba Be Lake and living for hundred years in this area. You may be wander around the lake to contemplate  outstanding scenic beauty .
Have breakfast with our host, then we say good bye them,  jump on boat with our bike to explore tranquil lake  and peaceful village in the morning. 
Ba Be Lake is one of 28 Biggest fresh water lake on slope of limestone mountain in the world. With 8 km width and  600 m length. Ba Be is definitely ideal destination for tourist to experience  and discover the oustanding scenery and emerald water lake.. We will spend over one hour on boat trip to expose the stunning landscapes and learning about the diverse flora and fauna  in  Ba Be National Park.  Load up our bike and cycle on concrete road lead to Na Hang reservoir then take the second boat trip to Da Vi section. We  will be back on bikes to cycle through untouched region of Na Hang National park, challenge some steep passes  with switchbacks and winding  slopes lead to Bac Me.

Activities: Cycling, Boat Trip and Cycling to Hotel
Accommodations: Bac Me Hotel**
Cycling distance:  70 Km

Day 03: Cycling tours Bac Me – Bao Lam – Bao Lac

Today we will be back on bike with  a full day cycling through the beautiful region along the  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 23km Ly Bon.,. There’s a relatively gentle uphill climb of  before we descend for the final 30km along flat terrain. We will pass people from the local minority communities along the way dressed in their vibrant tribal costumes. Stop on sideroad to visit local market or exploring daily life of hill tribal people. Have lunch enroute. Following lunch we continue to ride along the bank of Gam river, conquere on relatively tough pass before descending to Bao Lac town .
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Thuy Duong Hotel
Cycling Distance: 75 km.

Day 04: Bao Lac –  Khau Vai  - Meo Vac

Today is actually interesting and fascinating day in our trip, make sure that you will be recharged fully energy for your breakfast.
Due to cycle in remoted and untouched region on single track trail and cross over bamboo raft of Nho Que River, linking between Bao Lac  and Meo vac today, our supported vehicle will not able to follow and support our group. We highly recommend to take some energy bars and  gels drinks with your day bag on the way to guarante our effort to challenge whole cycling distance today.
After recharging energy from local restaurant, we will be back on bike to gear up our pedals on rough and narrow road lead to Coc Pang – Coc Pung where we observe the architecture of Hmong House and the daily life in this village.
We continue on concrete road with rough and tough slope of hillside wind its way around the village and valleys. Descending to bamboo ferry raft in Khau Vai  before ascending to Khau Vai Stone Maze village where you will admire rocky mountains  and Nho Que emerald water river.  you'll hit a single track trail and dirt road winding through rugged mountain and corn fields, and past local homes and inhabitants of the villages. We gear up and challenge the last steep 12km local trail, winding its way along magnificent valley  to Meo Vac town .

Activities: Cycling from hotel - hotel
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Meo Vac Hotel
Cycling Distance: 65 km.
Elevation gain: 2,538 M – 1,751 M

Day 05: Meo Vac – Dong Van – Yen Minh

Having hearty breakfast in Hotel, we kick off our pedal to challenge one of incredible pass of North East Vietnam – Ma Phi Lang Pass. 20 Km long Ma Phi Leng Pass is located at 1230 m and looks over to Nho Que River offer amazing scenery and panoramic view.Whilst we cycle along scenic route from Hotel to summit, we will admire extraordinary landscape and rugged mountain range, emerald water on Nho Que River.
Descendingly ride 2 km to Dong Van town, regroup and refreshment. We continue our trip to Ma Le and Xa Phin Valley on winding route.
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 Phuong Dong  hotel in mid-afternoon. Check in and relax.

Activities: Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Phuong Dong Hotel
Cycling Distance: 78 km

Day 06: 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 break 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.

Activities: Cycling 
Accommodation: Yen Bien Luxury Hotel
Cycling Distance: 87 Km

Day 07: Ha Giang – Hoang Su Phi 

Our new exploration day will start from Hotel after recharging energy, setting off cycling tour on village road and narrow trail winding amongst lush rice paddy fields and stunning primeval forest to Thanh Thuy Commune
Turning off on single track trail and motor way to Sin Chai commune where we admire ancient Shan Tuyet Tea forest and breathtaking scenic beauty of rice terraces and rustic village lifes
Immersing yourself into magnificent scene of rice terraces, lush forest and poetical landscape of Tay Con Linh Mountain Range  Have lunch enroute. After lunch, we keep riding on  heavenly gate before  riding down to Hoang Su Phi commune through friendly tribal villages  to heaven gate II and then ascent  to  Hoang su Phi Town. Have dinner and stay overnight in local guest house.

Activity:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Green Hotel
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: 79 Km  + 2,611M -  2,234 M

Day 08: Hoang Su phi – Ta Su Choong – Nam Ty - Thong Nguyen 50 km

After recharging fuly energy from hotel, we gear up our pedals and challenge incredible pass, winding up along hillside and slope of Tay Con Linh Mountain ranges. Taking panoramic mountain vistas before decending into Ta Su Choong village where we admire stunning rice terrace, shan Tuyet ancient Tea forest and canopy tropical forest. Our cycling will reach to Phin Ho villages where tea factories and products will be introduced to customers. After observering tea demostration, we will get back on bikes and plunge into Thong Nguyen Villages for lunch meals.
After refueling energy, we cycle and gear up to Nam Hong commune where spectacular rice terrace scenery will be spreaded out into hillsides. We take out time to stroll around villages to snapshot some amazing photos. Having dinner and stay overnight in Hoang Su Phi Bungalow.

Activity:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Hoang Su Phi Bungalow
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: 50 Km

Day 09: Thong Nguyen – Ban Ven – Nam Khoa – Nam Son - Ho Thau

Today is another day that promises to be exciting, full of emotions that are waiting for us ahead. Don't forget to fully charge your phone, camera and memory card to chill with the fairy scenery here.
After refueling for a new day full of energy, our group started the journey of cycling downhill to the main road, continued on the main road to the junction, begin to turn right into the village road to conquer and conquer. 
Experience the steep  slopes, weaving through the terraced fields or walking on the green roads covered with plants and flowers to Luoc Lunch Village.  
After lunch, we continue to follow the trail along the top of the mountain to reach Ho Thau village. Here, you take pictures hunting clouds, or watch the misty valley below the valley. The last leg of the journey is a worthy reward for all of us today to drop down to the resting point after a whole day of conquering the steep pass.

Activities:Cycling from village - Hotel
Accommodation: Ecovillage
Cycling distance: 41Km
Distance:    41  km
Elevation:    + 1541 / - 1217 m

Day 10: Ho Thau  - Quang Nguyen - Na chi  - Ban Lien – Bac Ha

Another day is great day in our trip, we will be waken up by rhynm of wild life, enjoy hot coffee and ginger tea before going out  for hunting cloud, hanging over our head or passing leisurely in front of our homestay.
We kick of our pedals from ecohomestay, cycling on slope for few kilometre before descending ride Ho Thau..Cycling through the best rice terrace scenery and tea farms, on dirt road, single track trail, buffalo passs is highlight in our trip today.
Today is another amazing day in our trip, we cycle through untouched region, passing many quaint hill tribes villages, through thick tropical forest and crossing some streams in our trip.
We also contemplate brilliant scenery and unspoited nature, sightseeing as we cycle through the best scenery of North Vietnam. Our trip is really challenging day whilst we cycle on small trail and dirt path, sometimes, we carry our bikes over the stream and waterfall. However, the whole cycling distance will be ascendingly ridden. We will stay with hill tribe people in Lung Phin Hmong Ecohome stay.

Activities:Cycling from village - Hotel
Accommodation: Bac Ha Legend Ecolodge
Cycling distance: 85 Km
Total ascent: + 2641m – 2710 m

Day 11: Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu  - Sin Chen – Si Ma Cai  - Bac Ha

After recharging energy from hotel, we will be back on bike to gear up our padels on rough and narrow road lead to Ban Pho village where we observe the architecture of Hmong House and the daily life in this village.
We continue on concrete road with rough and tough slope of hillside wind its way around the village and valleys. Descending to deep valley in Hoang Thu Pho before ascending to Ta Van Chu village where you will admire plum gardens and pear plantation.  you'll hit a single track trail and dirt road winding through plum gardens and rice fields, and past local homes and inhabitants of the villages. We gear up to head out along a 12km local trail to quan Than San then turn left on  single track trail  to Nan Sin summit. Descending 12 km on single track trail and beaten track to Sin Chen Market and Si Ma Cai township. Taking transfer the rest distance to Hotel.

Activities: Cycling and transferring
Accommodations: Sao Mai Hotel/ Bac Ha Legend Ecolodge
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: 65 Km     + 2921M – 2922 M

Day 12: Bac Ha – Nam Mon – Coc Ly – Lao Cai - Hanoi

You will have the opportunity to visit the Bac Ha market. The huge market is always a riot of color with its collection of ethnic peoples. Flower Hmong, Phu La, Dao Tuyen are just a few of the tribes present. All gathered here to buy and sell their products. We start riding out of Bac Ha town to Trung Do on single dirt road and  beaten track. Turn left on village road and admire pristine nature, peaceful villages, Cinnamon canopied  forest , you will ride along the bank of Chay river to Pho Lu where we catch our support vehicle back to Hanoi.  Our support vehicle will depart Hanoi via Lao Cai – Hanoi Highway. 
Activity: Cycling and Visiting Market
Accommodation: by your self
Cycling distance: 65 km

Important Notes:

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
Tour cost will be valided during 45 days from date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted.
The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
Rooms at hotels are available only from 14:00 P.m on arrival day till 10:00 A.m on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so. If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.

Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes

Tour included in:

English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries ( 9 breakfast, 10 lunches, 09 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Ecohomestay with private mat, share Wc and bathroom.
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
Trek mountain bikes – 4300  with disc brake and  helmets
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Fruit and snack for cycling days
Papers Permission in Ha Giang.

Tour excluded in:

International airfare
Travel insurance
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Optional excursions
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.

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Tours Name; 12 Day Exhilarating Ba Be - Ha Giang - Hoang Su Phi - Bac Ha  Bicycle Tours
Tours Start/ Finish: Hanoi:
Tours Styles: Vietnam Bicycle tours
Vehicle Support: Car, Van, Truck, Motorcycle, Boat
Cycling distance:  889.3 km
Tour cost from: $ 2,435 USD/ person ( Apply for two)
E - bikes will be available on requests 

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