Destinations cycling route:  Lao Cai – Bac Ha- Coc Phai – Hoang Su Phi –  Thong nguyen –Xuan Minh – Hanoi.
Trip highlight:
The hilltribes of
Northern Vietnam are now so iconic and have been featured photographically in so many instances, that you may feel already somewhat familiar with them, but the truth is that those tribes, still living in their traditional ways, exist only in the most remote areas of South East Asia, and Northern Vietnam, open only relatively recently to travellers, is without doubt one of the best places left to witness the culture of these people.
This unspoilt, sparsely populated region is home to a staggering variety of hilltribes, many of whom don’t even communicate in the national language and who live by their traditional, subsistence farming ways.

Joining in 12 Day Mountain Bike tours in Northern Vietnam is some of the most amazing in South East Asia. Every day offers a different terrain, gradient, vista and climate as we climb and descent the various altitudes of the Nothern Vietnam. This is a ride to remember and if the memory of burning leg muscles aren’t enough to remember it by, then your amazing photographs almost certainly will be.
Joining our tour, the mountainous bikers will have a great experience to cycle on single track trail, beaten track and dirt road on terraced fields winding on the slopes, hills and valleys that have captivated many visitors. when coming to this land.

Every late May and early June when the rainy season begins - it is also the time when an entire area of Nothern Vietnam puts on a new coat of iridescent under the sun. The fields are neat and wind its way  hillsides, slopes of mountain, making visitors from all over the world surprised. Come here, you will see how wonderful the human hand is.
When summer turns to autumn, it is also the time when the rice is ripe, you will see a splendid and beautiful yellow
North Vietnam like in a picture.
On these occasions, visitors can't wait but be anxious to arrange a time to once admire and experience the scenery and people here.

Snail Adventure Tours Co., Ltd is proud to be your companion on each of those journeys.
With specialized, unique and attractive programs not only help visitors have a safe and rewarding journey but also satisfy their burning passions.
Joining in our 12 days 11 nights
Mountain Bike tours in Northern Vietnam to challenge, experienc, admire and enjoy the magical sights of the forgotten paradise below this world

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival and Transfer to Sapa. 

Warmly welcome to Hanoi by early flight ....... or Picking you up from Hotel. We will depart to Lao Cai via new highway . you will admire scenic beauty in the North Vietnam through window. Have lunch enroute. After lunch we continue to Lao Cai border city. Take short break to walk around and take picture city and boder gate before ascenting to Sapa Hill Top Town . arriving in Sapa do check in . have dinner in local reastaurant. 
Activity: Picking up andTransferring 
Accommodation: Sapa Clay House
Transferring distance: 380 Km

Day 02: SaPa  - Sau  Chua – Ta Phin – Tram Ton – Cat Cat – Sapa

After recharging fully energy from Hotel, Setting off new cycling adventure tours from hilltop Sapa Town, cycle and descent into Muong Hoa Valley where we turn off on single track trail, winding amongst bamboo strips and canopy forest upto Sau Chua village in North east of sapa.You will immerse yourself into breathtaking scenery, unspoited nature over misty valleys, & rugged mountains. We continue on single track passing rustic Hmong village into junction which turning off secondary road, snaking between in rice terraces, botanical and herbal gardens to ruin Catholic church.
We challenge 5 km ascending to ruin church and then down hill on the single track to Taphin village. Ta Phin village is typical village of Red Dao ethnic minority in Sapa.
After reaching Ta phin village, we spend our time to visit and explore unique cultural activities and customs of Red Dzao People.
After interacting with local people, we get back on bike to challenge hilly road, weaving its way amongst canopy forest and rice terraces to O Quy Ho -  the highest pass of Vietnam. Here is the breathtaking view over the Muong Hoa valley, where you will have opportunity to pass by during the days cycling trip. You will get on your bike and start descending into the Sapa valley, observing the fantastic scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields along the way to Sin Chai and Cat Cat Village. Upon arriving of  village, we actually cycle and challenge short, steep and aduous pass, weaving amongst mountainside upto  Sapa town.  If you want to save your energy, we will arrange suppored vehicle to transfer back to hotel.

Activity: Picking up andTransferring 
Accommodation: Sapa Clay House
Transferring distance: 45 Km

Day 03: Sapa – O Linh Ho -Lao Chai – Ta van  – Su Phan – Ban Ho – Sapa

After recharging energy for active day, we embark on bikes from hotel, descenting into Muong Hoa Valley to explore all highlight of Sapa Today.   
Sapa valley boasts magnificent rice terraces, colourful hill tribe villages and breathtaking scenic beauty. You leave the hustle and bustle Sapa touristic area  behind, 
You will hop on your bike and start descending into the Sapa valley, observing the fantastic scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields along the way. After leaving Sapa town behind for a while, you make a turn and follow a dirt road to the Black Hmong village of Y Linh Ho Village, turning on concrete road and cycle on scenic road winding along bamboo strip, rice terrace and ethnic minority villages into  Lao Chai house where you will coffee and tea break  and have time to explore the village..
After refueling energy, we hop on bikes on mix terrains with paved road, off the beaten track, single track, and dirt road , cross the suspension bridge to Lao Chai – Ta Van Village,  you will meet and talk with local people on the way we passby. Or visit their home to learn their life and culture.  Crossing again the bridge to  paved road lead to Su Phan and  down  Ban Den and Ban Ho village fo picnic lunch.
After refueling ernergy, we get back on bike to cycle through village to rivershore, crossing bridge and ascent to Ban Den center.
From here we have two options: Opt 1: Continue cycling 18 km on asphalt road, winding along hillsides and rice terrace field up to Sapa town.Opt 2: Taking transfer by supported vehicle back to sapa town.

Activity: Cycling from Village –or Transferring back to Sapa
Accommodation: Sapa Clay House
Cycling distance: 45 Km

Day 04: Sapa – Muong Hum – Yty

Y Ty is located at an altitude of over 2,000m, leaning back into the mountains furrowed available but its peak 2.660m high, cloud cover almost all year round. The sun may have little place that shines all day is 12 hours. Y Ty is the way to trails zigzag lines and then sank in the forest leaves, the house in the clouds looming. Is it so that when the next Y Ty, many people feel like you are entering another world, separate from the earth
Have hearty breakfast in hotel. We set off our way to Yty  on tarmac road and single track trail. Start cycling from hotel, we ride ascendingly through catholic church and then turn off on village road lead to flower and vegetable farms. Enjoy fascinating scenery and Fansipan mountain range on the left side. Arriving T junction  regroup and then ride on tarmac road lead to O Quy Ho. We continue to conquer long climb to Ban Khoang. You will be rewarded by extraordinary scenic beauty, thick forest and quaint hill tribe village in hillside whilst cycling descendingly to Muong Hum. Spend your time to visit Sunday market in Muong Hum. We kick off our pedal again to challenge another cloudy pass. You are really impressive on pristine nature and primitive nature while cycling through  Den Sang, Nhieu Co san, Ngai Tro and Y Ty. Moreover, you have good opportunity in hunting cloud and picturesque rice terrace on hillside.  Meet and talk with curious local people on the way . upon arriving Yty town ship. Enjoy hot tea with honey whislt admiring cloud hang over your head. Stay overnight in guest house or Homestay.

Activity: Cycling
Accommodation: in Yty Ecolodge/ Homestay
Meals: B/ L/D
Cycling distance: 71 Km

Day 05: Yty – U Mu Sung – Lung Po – Bat Xat – Lao Cai

After recharging fully energy from ecolodge, we emback on bike to challenge short pass to the peak where we take panoramic view over Y Ty Valleys before descenting into misty vaalley with amazing route  Ngai Thau – A lu Ngai Tro – A Mu Sung,  Lung Po . ride along frontier line between Vietnam and China to admire the picturesque scenery. Rice terraces along the road. you also spend your time to visit Lung Po where the Red River run into Vietnamse territory. We continue ride along the Red river to Trinh Tuong Commune to admire traditional architecture house of Ha Nhi Hill tribe people.  Have lunch in Lung Pho Commune. After lunch, we keep riding along the river to Bat Xat and Lao Cai city.
Activity: Cycling 
Accommodation: Lao Cai Red Riverside****
Meals: B/ L/D
Cycling distance: 88 km

Day 06: Lao Cai – Muong Khuong – Bac Ha

Have hearty breakfast in Hotel, we depart early to Muong Khuong Sunday Market. Muong khuong is frontier district of Lao Cai province, share border line with Yunnan province, is home of  14 different hill tribe peoples, of which Hmong is majority. 
Cycling and attending colourful Sunday Muong khuong market is unique and brilliant way to experience and explore the untouched regions, longstanding culture of Hmong people. Additionally, you have chance to capture fascinating landscapes and colourful people on the way to market. After visiting market, we kick off our pedal to villages, you can cycle leizurely  around the villagea talk with local people or show your picture for the kids. We ascend first 7 km to summit and then down hill to  Chay river  and then challenge  35 km climbing to summit. Today is hard  and challenging day for all of us. We ride along  frontier road between Vietnam and China lead to Bac ha town, on the way ,we enjoy breathtaking scenic beauty of Chay River and rice terraces on hill sides.  Have lunch en route, after lunch meal. We continue to conquer the last pass before descending to Bac Ha Town. 

Activity: Cycling 
Accommodation: Bac Ha Legend Home Eco
Meals: B/ l/D
Cycling distance: 75 Km
Distance:    75.5 km
Elevation:    + 2787 / - 2616 m

Day 07: Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu  - Sin Chen – Lung Phinh

After recharging energy from hotel, we will be back on bike to gear up our pedals 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. 
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Sin Ve Hotel
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: 66 Km/    81 Km
Distance:    81.0 km
Elevation:    + 2821 / - 2818 m

Day 08:   Lung Phinh – Ban Gia – Ta Cu Ty – Ban Lien – Bac Ha

To day is amazing day with full of highlight and cultural values when we cycle through rice terraces and around  villages to village.  Admire incredible scenic beauty, unspoiled nature and colourful hill tribal villages. 
Our cycling day will start after recharing fully energy for breakfast,setiing of on single track trail and and dirt path to cycle rough and tough hill road, passing serries quaint villages and stunning rice terrace sto Ta Cu Ty village.We will actually immerse yourself in fairyland and outstanding landscapes of Far North Vietnam. We will keep gearing up and challenge 12 km from Tan Xuan to the top of Ban Lien pass. Upon arriving in slope of mountain we, descent to Ban Lien village for picnic lunch.After recharging fully energy, we grear up our bikes again to challenge another 10 km of steep pass, winding its way along mountain and tropical forest into pinnacle of mountain.  from the top of mountain, you will rewarded by breathtaking scenery and panoramic sights into dreamlike valley of Nam Khanh.Our last stage of cycling day is long and long descent to dam of hydro power plan and ascent again short distance to undulating road leading to Bac Ha Town again.

Activities:Cycling from village - Hotel
Accommodation: Bac Ha Legend Homes Eco
Cycling distance: 59 Km
Distance:    59.8 km
Elevation:    + 1719 / - 1963 m

Day 09: Bac Ha – Coc pai – Ban Phung

After a night of rest and relaxation in the loving arms of the Creator, the whole group was awakened by the sounds of Mother Nature, Hence, many childhood memories suddenly rushed back to melt the poet's soul.
After refueling for a new day full of experiences, Our supported vehicle will pick us up to Lung Cai junction to avoid the steep pass.Here we begin to warm up and cycle on the village roads, winding along the mountain slopes, valleys, golden terraces like silk strips across the hills.What's more interesting than riding a bike and stopping to reward yourself with photos of a lifetime. we continue the steep climbing journey winding through ethnic villages, terraced fields recognized as cultural heritages of Vietnam.
After exploring terraced fields, Our group get back on bike to descent on slopes along the river riversid and cliffs to reach the lunch spot. The whole group have lunch and rest
In the afternoon, we continue the journey to discover the endless beauty of the Northeast mountains, Vietnam. At the end of the journey, Hoang Su Phi welcomes us with a 10-degree slope to reach the high point of Ban Phung village to meet the fairy tonight.

Activities:Cycling from village - Hotel
Accommodation: La Chi Phong Ecolodge
Distance:    72.4 km
Elevation:    + 2213 / - 2088 m

Day10: Ban Phung– Ban Luoc – Suoi Thau – Ho Thau

Located at an altitude of over 1500 meters, Ban Phung is blessed with majestic and lyrical natural scenery. The terraced fields surrounding the village every season when the rice is ripe, the whole village is dyed a golden color, creating a very special natural picture.
Everymorning, each thin mist still remains on the terraced fields, adorning the picture more poetic.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, began to turn right into the village road to conquer and conquer. Experience the steep 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: Ho Thau Ecovillage
Cycling distance: 74Km
Elevation:    + 2681 / - 2708 m

Day11: Ho Thau – Nam Ai – Nam Khoa – Nam Hong

Spending a beautiful night in the vastness of heaven and earth, breathing the fresh air and watching the mists floating on the dreamy valleys every morning are memorable experiences.
After breakfast at the guesthouse, we start the new day journey by bicycle, weaving through terraced fields, peaceful villages in the early morning, or crossing small streams leading water for irrigation cannals for the golden rice fields under the hills.
Today is another special day in the cycling journey to discover the golden season of Hoang Su Phi. We spent almost the whole day cycling through the core area of the rice fields with fields stretching from the top of the map to the valley creating extremely majestic and lyrical natural pictures. Our cycling journey stops for lunch at the roadside village, after lunch, continues the journey through the terraced fields, the idyllic ethnic villages to come to Nam Hong village to spend the night.

Activities:Cycling from village - Hotel
Accommodation: Hoang Su Phi Bungalow/ Panhou Retreat
Cycling distance: 42 Km
Elevation:    + 1252 / - 1613 m

Day 12: Nam Hong – Xuan Minh – Viet Quang - Hanoi

Time goes so fast, today is the last day of the journey back to Mother Nature. Temporarily far away from the Creator's beloved embrace, we return to our loving emotions.
After breakfast at the hotel, the whole group continues the journey of cycling downhill to Thong Nguyen commune here, you take time to visit the local market of the Dao people.
After sightseeing, we continue our journey through high mountains, valleys and ancient tea forests to reach Vinh Quang commune. We will meet the support vehicle again, ending the cycling journey. Getting  on the bus to move to the center of the district for lunch.After lunch, our supported vehicle takes transfer 5 hours back to the airport to catch a flight ..... back to Hanoi . End program. Thank you for joining our bike ride of a lifetime.

Activities:Cycling from village - Hotel
Accommodation: By Yourself
Cycling distance: 41 Km
Elevation:    + 826 / - 1397 m

Note: Hotels  are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent  accommodation
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 ( 11 breakfast,1 1lunches, 11 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
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

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.
Visa fee
Departure  tax
Tip for team and guide

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Tours Name; 12 Day  Sapa - Y Ty - Bac ha - Hoang Su phi Mountain Bike Challenge
Tours Start/ Finish: Hanoi:
Tours Styles: Vietnam Bicycle tours
Vehicle Support: Car, Van, Pick Up Truck, Boat
Cycling distance:  754.8 km
Tour cost from: $ 2,428 USD/ person ( Apply for two)
E - bikes will be available on requests 

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