Northern Vietnam has always been the desire of adventurous people who want to experience and explore the majestic scenery, on winding roads, and weaving on challengable spectacular passes. Encounter colorful ethnic minorities who have lived in peaceful valleys for hundreds of years.
Join 15 Day Cycling tour in Northern Vietnam, You will be immersed in the fairy scenery, the shimmering colors of mountainous people, cycling through the rugged hilly road which brings to you the best experience. Join us and let's conquer one of the most incredible road in Vietnam!
Indeed, Cycling tour in North Vietnam carefully and thoughtfully selected in one of the most amazing cycling routes in the North of Vietnam, promising to bring extremely enjoyable experiences to customers who are looking forward to searching one a lifetime bicycle tours for themselves..
setting off bicycling tours in Northern Vietnam from Ha Giang, where is the final frontier in northern Vietnam an amazing landscape of limestone pinnacles and granite outcrops. The far north of the province has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, and the trip between Yen Minh and Dong Van, and then across the Mai Pi Leng Pass to Meo Vac is quite mind-blowing. Ha Giang should be one of the most popular destinations in this region, but its proximity to the Chinese border still keeps visitor numbers at a low level..
The spectacular and dangerous roads in the Ha Giang rocky plateau not only challenge those who love to explore and move, but also make many people "heartbreaking" because of their amazing beauty. Nature on those roads always wears green and green clothes, full of vitality, creating a ravishing scene, both poetic and mysterious, making you dazzled in the indescribable series of emotions.
Day 01: Hanoi – Transfer to Tuyen Quang and Cycle to Ha Giang
Having hearty breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, our shuttle bus take two hours transfer to cycling point. Upon cycling point, we kick off our bikes and cycle on scenic road, passing many cozy villages and stunning farmlands to Son Duong town for lunch. Following to lunch meals, we hop up our bike on tarmac road and marvelous scenery to Tuyen Quang then turn off on Nartional road No 2 to Vi Xuyen Town. Transferrring the rest distance to Ha Giang for check in . Chek in hotel and have dinner in local restaurant.
Activity: Transferring from Hanoi – Ha giang
Accommodation: Ha giang Wing Bungalow
Transfer distance: 165 Km . Cycling 65 Km
Day 02: Ha Giang Cycling Loop – Quang Ba – Yen Minh
After recharging energy for new cycling day, Setting off this morning we head out of town cycling for the first 25km on relatively undulating road through the landscape of terraced rice paddy fields. Passing through minority villages we cycle the next 25km up winding roads into the vast limestone mountain range with its perpendicular walls of rock, climbing 800m towards the mountain road pass “Heaven gate 1”. As we pass through mountain villages sometimes covered by cloud, we will receive a friendly greeting from the local communities. From the pass we can look down at amazing views, including the famous vista of the Tam Son valley with the ‘Twin Hills and can spy Quan Ba town, Have lunch on summit and enjoy picturesque scenery. After lunch meal we set off our bike to descend to river and ride along to Gam river until we meet another pass again. We cycle uphill for the first few km before a descent of around 10km and then relatively flat terrain for the next 10km. It’s a challenging up and down terrain to an altitude of 1.025m before we make a final descent for the last 15km into Yenh Minh. We will have the chance to see the traditional homes of the local hill tribes. The communities in this area are Chinese.
Activity; Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Kien Thao Hotel*** / Phuong Dong Hotel***
Cycling distance: 98 K
Day 03: Bicycle tours Yen Minh – Ma Le - Dong Van
Today is great and incredible day with us whilst cycling in the heart of world listed Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark. Have hearty breakfast in hotel and take a quick visit colourful hill tribe market nearby hotel and then commence cycling on the way of Happiness road to Dong Van. You are rewarded by pristine nature and magnificent karsk Plateau scenery while cycling ascending to summit. Stop to visit and explore Hmong King Palace ( Vuong Chi Sinh Palace) and then we continue cycling to Dong Van. Have lunch enroute. After lunch we keep riding on back road to Dong Van Town. Upon arriving, do check in and have relax by your own. Dinner and stayovernight in Hoa Cuong Dong Van Hotel.
Activity: cycling and Visiting
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Dong Van Hotel***
Cycling distance: 76 Km
Day 04: Dong Van -cycle tour Meo Vac – Mau Due - Du Gia
After refueling energy for cycling day. Enjoy 2 km on flat road before conquering incredible pass – Ma Phi Leng – Link between in two towns Dong Van and Meo Vac. It is terrific and amazing scenery when we cycle on slope of mountain to admire extraordinerary sightseeing, reflecting crystal water from Nho Que River. we challenge 7 km ascendingly ride on winding road with sharp turn to the top. Cycling descendingly 16 Km along the hillside and winding route to Meo Vac Town. Regroup and coffee stop before setting off on tarmac road, cycle on scenic route and sublime rocky mountain scenery to Mau Due section.
We will be rewarded by outstanding sightseeing and breathtaking scenery of Dong Van Geopark, while cycling through the core of Dong Van district. Regroup for refreshment before challenging incredible pass to Mau Due – Lung Ho summit where our picnic lunch will be available. Following to healthy meal, we hop off our bike to cycle descendingly to Du Gia village.
Activity: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Du Gia stream Lodge
Cycling distance: 87 Km
Day 05: Du Gia – Ha Giang cycling tours
Enjoy delicious pancake and hot coffee for breakfast in homestay. Contemplating sunrise over the mysterious valley and dreamlike landscapes in villages.. Saying good bye our host, we commence our excited cycling day from village, setting our way to ride ascendingly to summit for 10 km then rolling down to Minh Son and Minh Ngoc Commune for picnic lunch. After filling up our energy, we commence our cycling trip to Ha Giang Town. Upon arriving hotel, do check in and relax by your self. Exploring city and try local beer is highlight in our second day in Ha Giang Town. Dinner and stay overnight in Ha Giang.
Activity: Cycling from Hotel – Hotel.
Accommodation: Ha Giang Wing Bungalow
Cycling distance: 70 Km
Day 06: Ha Giang – Hoang Su Phi Mountain Bike
Start cycling from Hotel on undulating and tarmac road to Tan Quang town, then turn off to conquere long pass. Expose fascinating rice terraces , lush forest and dreamlike landscape. Have lunch enroute. After lunch, we keep riding on heavenly gate before riding down to Thong Nguyen commune through friendly tribal villages to heaven gate II and then escend to Hoang su Phi Town. Have dinner and stay overnight in local guest house.
Activity:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Panhou Village***
Cycling distance: 85 Km
Day07: Hoang Su Phi mountain bike tours Coc Phai – Bac Ha
Today is hard day with mixed road, single track and off road to Bac Ha, we start fom Hotel, cycling through Township to challenge incredible pass which naturally separated between Ha Giang and Lao Cai province. Arriving in summit for picnic lunch. Following lunch, we turn off in single track path to Lung Cai Commune and down hill to Bac Ha Town.the remainder of the day is your own. Have dinner and stay overnight in Bac Ha.
Activity:Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Sao Mai Hotel***
Cycling distance:110 Km
Day 08; Bac Ha bike ride Coc Ly - Lao Cai - Sapa
After hearty breakfast, we commence to ride down hill to Lao Cai city via Ban phien road. Upon arriving city, we cross the bridge and turn off national way 4 D to Sapa town, have lunch enroute and keep riding long ascend to the Town. On the way , you have great time to take photo and enjoy spectacular view from your pedal. Arrving hotel late afternoon, check in and relax
Activities: Cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Bamboo Hotel****
Cycling Distance: 98 Km
Day 09: Sapa cycling toursTram Ton Pass - Binh Lu - Lai Chau
After recharging fully energy from hotel, we start new cycling adventure day from Hotel or taking transfer to avoid hustling town to cycling point where our bikes will be available for challenging day!
We actually enjoy morning ride with few kilometers on undulating road and the glimpse of scenic vistas to Silver water fall.. After taking photo magnificent Waterfall, we absulutely challenge tough and steep 3 km pass into Tram Ton peak. Upon arriving on top, we will rewarded by incredible and majestic scenery with panoramic singts over Fansipan peak.
the highest peak of Indochina. Your ride will be mostly downhill toward Binh Lu. You will stop by Chu Va village of Black Hmong for a break before you arrive in Binh Lu. Here you will have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, you start to cycle mostly uphill for the rest of today through Pabe, Na Hum and Ban Hon village of Lu minority, which requires incredible effort. You will be able to stop by a village You will then probably need the help of the supply car in some portions, before enjoying the easy ride downhill all the way to Lai Chau, where you stay overnight in a hotel.
Accommodation: Hoang Nham Luxury Hotel****
Cycling distance: 70 Km
Day 10: Cycling route Lai Chau - Nam Loong - Seo Lang - Sin Ho - Muong Lay
Leaving Lai Chau town after having breakfast, we gear up our bikes from hotel to start a full day cycling up hill to conquer incredible, long and tough passes before reaching to Sin Ho plateau. Riding to Nam Loong village for a short break, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.
Continue to conquer the long pass, that challenges the perseverance and determination to overcome your yourself. From this biking path weave across the hills you can see the panoramic valleys. Lunch is provide on the way. Arriving in Sin Ho town . After recharging energy , we emback onbike to challenge 7 km on steep pass, snaking along rugged mountain to summit. Right upon arriving top of mountain, checking our gear and descending on winding road to riverside. You will have time to enjoy beautiful scenery as well as stop by a village of Thai minority, the largest group ethnic in this area. Biking on the road along the river where the villages of the ethnic groups living along the rivershores, they still keep their original culture such as traditional house on stilts of Thai people. Lunch is provided on the spot. Keep heading to reach Muong Lay town for staying overnight in a hotel. In the rest of afternoon you can ride around the town to discover the town upstream of Da River (the Black River).
Accommodation:Thanh Binh Hotel
Cycling distance: 121 Km
Day 11: Muong Lay - Muong Cha - Dien Bien Phu bicycle tours
Another tough and challengable cycling day ahead whilst cycling on tarmac road and snaking way mountain range, rice paddy fields and canopied forest.
We start cycling early from hotel after recharging fully energy for breakfast. We actullay enjoy few kilometers on gentle and flat road out of the town. Right after reaching the main road, we gear up our bikes to challeng the first climb for 7 km on slope. However, the spectacular scenery and breathtaking rugged mountain view are worthwhile for your efforts.. Right after arriving on slope, fresh tropical fruits, cold water, short drinks and snacks will be available for your refreshment. We contiue our cycling adventure tours in North West Vietnam with second stage to cycle and challenge tough and steep hill pass for three kilometers on top in this morning ride.
Checking our gear before plunging into sleepy valley with exotic hilltribal villages, winding its way along river to meet Muang Cha Town. You arrive in Muong Cha at noon time. Here you will be able to take a walk around a local market. You will have either lunch in a local restaurant or picnic lunch prepared by the hotel.
After lunch, you head toward Dien Bien Phu. You will continue on the good road and the ride is even more enjoyable in a beautiful nature. The ride will be downhill and then flat upon your arrival in Dien Bien Phu. The busy town is surrounded by mountains and huge rice fields. Here you spend the night in Muong Thanh hotel. You will be able to take a walk to a nearby market to spread your legs.
Accommodation: Him Lam Resort
Cycling distance:96 Km
Day 12: Dien Bien Phu Bike Tour Tuan Giao
Following to hearty breakfast in Hotel, we do quickly to visit some historical relics in Dien Bien City such as Dien Bien Phu Museum, Hill A1, De Castry bunker. We commence our new cycling from Dien Bien Phu to Tuan Giao on new paved tarmac road for 74 km. Today our trip will be divided into two sections. .The first stage is more hilly and harder than the second section in afternoon, more descendingly road and more brilliant scenery.
Start from Hotel, we kick off our bike through city on two lane road, then we challenge 30 km on scenic and hilly road lead to Tang Quai Pass. You will rewarded by lush nature, and stunning scenery, colorful hill tribes. Upon arrival of summit, we stop for picnic lunch. After lunch meal, we descendingly ride to Muang Ang Town the cycling on undulating route, along river and village lead to Tuan Giao Town
Activities:Cycling from Hotel
Accommodation: Tay Bac Hotel
Cycling distance: 89 Km
Day 13: Tuan Giao Cycle Tour Son La
Today is really hard, tough and challenging day for our cycling trip, make sure that all of us will recharge fully energy before ascenting one of the longest and incredible pass in Northwest Vietnam. Pa Din Pass is 45 km long distance connecting between Dien Bien and Son La province. Pa Din pass becomes worthywaiting pass for all cyclist in both in and out abroad who would like to challenge and experience by themselves.
We gear up our pedals from hotel and cycle on gently terrain for 6 km before ascenting 15 km on winding road, snaking away rugged mountain range into summit - the Pha Din pass (heaven and earth pass) to the summit of 1450 m. Upon arrival of slope, we take photo then wear jacket, check brake before descendingly ride to Thuan Chau town for lunch. On the way you will be captivated by nice landscape of green rice fields and karst valley. Light traffic, wandering water buffaloes, Thai and Hmong kids. After enjoy delicious picnic lunch, we cycle on undulating some distances and challenge the last hilly pass before descendingly ride to Son La City.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel to Hotel
Accommodation: Muong Thanh Hotel****
Cycling distance:: 81 Km.
Day 14: Cycling Tours Son La - Moc Chau
Enjoy tranquil town in the morning, we commence cycling in early morning to immerse pristine nature and rustic village life, we ride on tarmac road, through villages and coffee fams, stunning endless green fields to Yen Chau. Stop on the way to visit hill tribe market or deliver gifts for school kid. Or feast some briliant photo for your once alife time holiday. Have lunch enroute, after lunch . we get back on bike a to long pass to Moc Chau plateau. Located at 1340 meter compare sea level,
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. The road between Moc Chau and Son La is mazing with picturesque scenic beauty and diversified ethnic cultures. Beside. Moc Chau is well - known for green tea and milk production. Upon arriving in Moc Chau do check in and relax.
Activities:Cycling from Hotel & Transfer to Hotel
Accommodations: Emopea Resort
Cycling distance: 117Km
Day 15: Moc Chau Mountian Bike Tours - Mai Chau - Hanoi
After recharging fully energy for active day, we kick off our pedals from homestay, cycle on single track dirt road and concrete road through peaceful Hmong village and peach farm, tea plantation and herbal plants. We also meet curious kids on the way and hill tribe people working on farm. Keeping cycling on rough road lead to Old national Road 6 which wind its way along hillside descent into riverside. Immersing yourself dreamlike scenery, mysterious Hmong Villages and lush tropical forest on the way down to Bai Sang Reservoir. Taking transfer from Bai Sang – Mai Chau for Lunch. After lunch meal, taking transfer the rest distance from Mai Chau – Hanoi. Spending three hours on bus to relax and release our feets. Upon arriving in Hotel. Do check in and our services will be ended. Thanks for joining brilliant bicycle tours with us.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel to Bai sang
Accommodations: By Yourself
Cycling distance: 67 Km
Transfer distance: 156 Km
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 languges upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries ( 14 breakfast, 14 lunches,14 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
Permission Papers in Ha Giang
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 nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake and helmets
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
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