Northern Vietnam has always been the desire of adventurous people who want to experience and explore the majestic scenery, on winding roads, and challenge spectacular passes.
learn about colorful ethnic minorities who have lived in peaceful valleys for hundreds of years.
12 Days Bicycle challenge in far North Vietnam has 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 (Pu Luong Nature Reserver - Mai Chau Scenic Valley – Moc Chau Plateau – Phu Yen cloud – Nghia lo – Tu le- Mu Cang Chai Rice Terrace Fields – Tha Uyen – O QuyHo Passes – Sapa hill top town,) in far North Vietnam, bring unforgetable experiences for riders.
Our 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 Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Challenge one of forth incredible pass on road lead to Moc Chau 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.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport,Snail Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in,Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi
Activities:Transferring and briefing itinerary
Accommodations:The Light Hotel****
Day 2: Hanoi back road
A full day out - door cycling adventure tour in Hanoi suburban will be fascinating way to explore and experience peaceful countryside and daily life of local people. Leaving hustle and bustle city behind. We kick off our pedals to another side of Red River where you are absolutely captivated by pristine nature, lush green rice paddy, hospitable people and rich culture treasure. Moreover, the travelers have time to visit daily local markets , temples, pagodas to understand Vietnamese culture when we ride through quaint villages. meeting friendly people or drink a cup of tea , enjoy local specialties with host whilst visiting their family. we are also greeted " Hello" by school kid on the way back their home.
Cycling along the Red River, through banana farm, villages, stop to visit Two Trung sisters temples.
Exploring Duong lam Ancient village, visiting Ngo Quyen, Phung Hung Temples
Having lunch at one of Ancient house in village. Cycling on single track through village and lake lead to Bavi National Park. Meeting our support truck and vehicle, load up our bike and transfer back to Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong – Cam Luong – Pu Luong
Following to breakfast in Hotel, take tranfer three hours in Ho Chi Minh High way to Hoang Duc Restaurant for lunch times. After lunch meal, we continue on bus 30 minutes in Cam Quy section.
Fix our bikee and warming up cycling on village road lead to Pu luong natur reserve.
We cycle on scenic route with sugarcain, cassava farm and rice terrace paddy, tropical forest and towering limestone mountain ranges. Crossing bridge Ban Cong where we continue cycling on vilag road lead to ecolodge or Ecohome garden in Pu luong Nature Reserve. , we do check in and stayover night in homestay with Thai hill tribal village.
Activities: Transferring and Cycling
Accommodations: Pu Luong Retreat
Cycling distance:86 Km
Day 4: Pu Luong – Mai Chau
Wake up early morning to enjoy pristine nature and fresh air in the core of Pu Luong Nature Reserve. You can wander around Thai Village to observe the daily life of local people and interact with them to further understanding their longstanding culture.Have local style breakfast with host and say good bye them. We commence new cycling day from Homestay on paved road through fabulous rice terrace paddy and picturesque Thai villages to Mai Chau. On the way you will admire the hidden charm of Phu Luong and Mai Chau scenic area.
Have lunch en route. After lunch we will continue to ride on legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail to Mai Chau. Upon arriving in Mai Chau Ecolodge, do check in and have relax by your own. Have dinner and enjoy live music performance with local homestay.
Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel
Accommodations: Mai Chau Ecolodge
Cycling distance: 83 Km
Day 5: Mai Chau – Moc Chau
After breakfast, we say goode bye Mai Chau, our drive bring us out of the town, upon arrivals of Bai Sang, we start warming up by riding off road along Da river, today is hard day with long climb and potholes road , whereas we are rewarded by spectacular scenic beauty and friend people live in both side, surpringly, we ride on the formal National way No6 uesd to supplying logistic and ammunition for DienBien Phu Campaign. Stop enroute for refeshment and picnic lunch, after lunch, we keep riding to Moc Chau plateau. Moc Chau is one of the most pristine beautiful plateaus in the North mountainous region that brings the amazing attraction for all classes of people even for hard-to-pleasure tourists. Upon arrival Hotel, we do check in and relax by your own.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel to Hotel
Accommodations: Thao Nguyen Resort****
Day 6: Moc Chau – Bac Yen
Following to breakfast, check the gear, start riding from Hotel to Phu Yen, we are rewarded by verdant tea ,plantation and unspoited nature in morning, crossing Ta Khoa bridge to admire awsome rice terraces of Yen Bai. stop for refreshment and photo moment, our trip continue through vast golden rice paddies. We have lunch enroute ..After lunch times, we continue riding ascendingly hilltop to Bac yen Yen. Stay over night in Ngoc Long Hotel
Accommodation: Ngoc Long Hotel***
Cycling distance: 124.7 km
Day 7: Phu Yen – Nghia Lo
Following to hearty breakfast, we start pedaling from hotel to conquere one of incredible pass,we will be rewarded by extraordinary scenery With lush forests, tea plantations, rice terraces and gum trees, the picturesque valleys are stunning. The area is home to Thai, Nung, H'mong, La Ha and Ma ethnic minority peoples. Filling up enegy for another hill ahead.when you cycle through vast rice terrace paddies of hill tribes.
Activity: Cycling Only
Accommodation: Nghia Lo Hotel***/ Muong Lo Hotel***
Cycling distance: 73 km
Day 8: Nghia Lo – Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai
This day starts with a visit to the local market in Nghia Lo Town, a chance to explore and shop for local handicrafts.market is meeting point of ethnic minorities in the North Vietnam, visiting and taking pictures is great impressive experiences, then we start riding from hotel to Tu Le, today is leisure day with 45 km cycling on undulating road, through picturesque valley, fascinating rice paddies, riding ascendingly 8 km to slope to take view magnificient Tu Le town and breaktaking scenery,Rolling down Tu Le for Lunch. Following to lunch meals, we challenge 25 Km Khau Pa steep pass. Cycling on incredible pass (Khau Pa pass 25 km long), then rolling down through three villages with extraordinary stunning rice terraces which are listed as National Rice Terraces Heritages of Vietnam, and undulating road along river lead to Mu Cang Chai Resort
Accommodation:Mu Cang Chai Resort****
Cycling distance: 88 Km
Day 9: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen
Today is fantastic day with all highlights in our trip, start cycling through three villages with extraordinary stunning rice terraces which are listed as National Rice Terraces Heritages of Vietnam, and undulating road along river lead to Thanh Uyen.
Start cycling from Hotel after hearty breakfast, we commence riding on undulaitng road along the river and hillside. we are rewarded by the outstanding features of the landscape, fresh air in the morning, we reach on summit, coffee,tea, snack are available for you before descending to Mu Cang Chai, Mu Cang Chai is a poor district of Yen Bai Province with 85% population, is H’Mong people who are the Host of National Rice Terrace Beauty. We stop for lunch in Mu Cang Chai Town, after lunch, we commence around the town, explore market, continue riding to Than Uyen, upon arrival in Than Uyen, Check in and relax for dinner time. Stay overnight in Than Uyen
Activity: Cycling Only
Accommodation: Hoan Quan Hotel**
Cycling distance: 48 Km
Day 10: Than Uyen – Sapa
The most challenging today is the longest pass with 46 km , separated between Lai Chau and Lao Cai province,on the Tram Ton Summit 2200 m compare sea level, we will be captivated by picturesque limestone Mountain and Indochina Roof Fansipang( 3143m).before descending to Sapa town for staying.We start riding from Hotel through stunning scenic beauty, picturesque limestone mountain of Fansipang,Is home of H’mong, Dao, Day,Tay,Nung.. Dao Pho ethnic tribe living together for hundred years.we aslo admire the verdant rice terraces in bothsite.We reach to Binh Lu T junction stop for lunch. After lunch, we start conquering the Pass, arriving Tram Ton Summit, regoup for photo moment, before riding down to Sapa town.Upon arriving in Sapa, we take relax by doing herbal medicinal massage. Having dinner at Grill Nature Bar restaurant, stay over night in Sapa Charm Hotel
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Sapa Charm Hotel ****
Cycling distance: 97 Km
Day 11: Sapa – Lao Cai - Hanoi
Today is last day in our cycling tour in Northwest Vietnam, after breakfast in Hotel, do check out and depart to Hanoi on new highway. The shutte bus will take us four hours transfer. On the way you will enjoy rustic villages life and pristine nature, have lunch enroute, after lunch meal, we continue heading way to Hanoi. Upon arriving, do check in and relax by yourself. Farewell dinner is available in oriental restaurant.our guide and support team will say good bye you and hope to meet you again. Thanks for joining a life time cycling tour with us.
Activities:Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Flower Garden Hotel****
Cycling distance: 45 Km
Day 12: Hanoi Onward
Breakfast in hotel, you will be free to explore city until departure time. Our team will meet you again and transfer to airport to catch international flight back home. Our services is ended. Thank for joining once a liftime bicycle trip with us.
Activities:Cycling and Transferring
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose aquivalent 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 include in
English speaking cycling guide ( other languges upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries
( B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, 11 breakfast, 11 lunches, 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 disk 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:
Items of personal nature0
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
Cost are based in USD $ and coverted to Vietnamese Dong ( VND). Therefore all costs are subject to currency fluctuations. If you wish to avoid any currency surchages should there be a change in the exchange rate, you can pay for your trip inadvance of the balance date. Please ask our reservation staff to issue an invoice for your final payment.. Please note invoice are valid for two days then rewiewed. According to exchange rates. Child rate are available.
Tour price and exchange rate are based on tour cost and exchange rate at 2020 and are subject to change. Costs shown are in American Dollar. ( USD) unless otherwise countries in Euro . we have made every effort to ensure itinerary documents accuracy at the time of going to print. However, Our company can not be held any responsible for typographical errors or errors arising from unforseen circumstance.
Booking are accepted on the undestanding that all persons travelling are normally in good health and physically equal to the demands of the chosen trip
Reservations are accepted on the standing that. Whilst each hotel is usually one of the most comfortable available, limitations are imposed by the itinerary to make it inevitable that sometimes the standard of accommodation may vary from place to place. Single room are generally booked for privacy than comfort and are of limited availability
You are responsible to ensure that
You are in possession of a valid passport. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for entry to the countries you are visiting should they be required:
Adequate insurance to cover personal accident, cancellation, medical ans associated expense. Luggage, money and liability cover is a pre – requisite for the holiday
A non –refundable deposit of 30% per person is required at the time you make a reservation. If the booking can not be confirmed your deposit will be refunded in full. The final ballance is due 30 days prior to the commencement of your holiday and is payable by cash or internet banking. Failure to pay by due date could result in cancellation
Cash price are shown as per the price insert. We welcome credit card payment by VISA or MASTERCARD for your convennience but owning to the bank charges we are forced to apply a 3% surcharge to every credit card transaction.
If you alter your booking after confirmation of your reservation and amendment fee of $ 50 per booking will be charged to cover administration costs incurred. If you change your reservations after the holiday has commenced. Our company can not accepted any liability for loss, damage and additional expense and no refund will be made.
If we cancel your booking : if the trip is cancelled due to natural disaster such as flooding, earthquake etc. Or insufficient participants to proceed with a tour, the operator reserves the right to cancel a trip 25 days prior to commencement. A full refund of all monies paid will be refunded. We shall endeavour to provide a suitable alternative where possible.
If you cancel your booking: Notification of cancellation will be made to our company in writing. The date when written confirmation of cancellation is received by Our Company is determine the charges applicable. Loss of money is paid as follows:
Days before Departure
More than 30 days
14 days- 29 day
7 day s – 13 Days
6 days -4 days
Loss of deposit
Forfeit 35% of the tour cost
Forfeit 50% of the tour cost
Forfeit 75% of the tour cost
Forfeit 100% of the tour cost
Snail Adventure tours Co.,Ltd acts as a co – ordinator for all persons taking the tour in making of all arrangements for transportation. Sightseeing and hotel accommodations. Snail Adventure Tours Co.,Ltd does not own, manage, control or operate any supply of services. All coupons receipts and tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers and all the services are subject to the law of the countries where the services provided.
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