Cycling route: Hanoi – Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Bao ha – Bac Ha – Hoang Su phi – Ha Giang – Yen Minh – Dong Van – Meo vac – Mau Due – Du Gia – Bac Me – Na Hang – Ba Be – Hanoi.
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.
15 Days Best Scenic Bicycle route in far North Vietnam 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.
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.
Cycling through three best sightseeings( Mu Cang Chai, Hoang Su Phi and Ha Giang Loop) 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 Rice Terrace in Mu Cang Chai, , Challenge one of forth incredible pass on road lead to township.
We continue cycling further to North, passing untouched region to Hoang Su phi – the Second National Beauty sites of Rice terrace. Spending 5 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 pools, 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.
Snail Adventure Tours is proud of being a reliable and experienced adventure tour Operator, arranging unique and amazing bicycle holidays for those who are looking once alifetime cycling trip in far north Vietnam.
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 :
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Cycling distance: No
Day 2: Hanoi – Nghia Lo
Having hearty breakfast in hotel, Leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, our shuttle bus take 2 hours transfer along the Thao River to Tan Son Town. You are rewarded by breathtaking scenery, delightful sightseeing. Upon arriving cycling point, we have lunch in local restaurant.
Following to lunch, we commence to ride along Red river bank to Nghia Lo. We also enjoy leisurely space on gradual tarmac road, passing dozens of corn farm and rice paddy fields. Admire peaceful villages as we cycle through villages and villages. Arriving in Nghia Lo city late afternoon. Do check in and have dinner in hotel.
Activities: Transferring and warming up cycling to Hotel
Accommodation: Muong Lo Hotel***
Cycling distance: 85 km/
Day 3: 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. Refreshment before 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 Ecolodge
Accommodation:Mu Cang Chai Ecolodge***
Cycling distance: 78 Km
Day 4: 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 and admiring extraordinary picturesque of Rice terrace.
Accommodation: Hoan Quan Hotel**
Cycling distance:70 Km
Day 5: Than Uyen – Bao Ha
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we set off our way to Bao Ha town. Fully supported vehicle follow, incase of one of us need assistance.
Today is really challenging and incredible cycling day in our trip. We will cycle on paved road, mixed and concrete road, challenge some steep passed, cycling through winding route with sharp turns and hairpin road lead to new highway. We will cycle through new high way to Bao Ha town . Have dinner and stay over night in Bao Ha Town.
Activities: Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Van Minh II hotel***
Cycling distance: 86 km/
Day 6: Bao Ha – Bac Ha
Following to hearty breakfast in hotel, we kick off our bike from hotel, looking forward to cycling Pho Rang Town. Challenging short steep pass with winding road before descendingly ride to Pho Rang. Regroup and refuel energy before hooping up our bike through untouched region with dreamlike and peacefull hill tribe villages, stunnning rice paddied fields and Cinnamon forest, meet and interact with hill tribe people on the way or meet them in local markets to understand their life
Activities: Cycling from hotel to Hotel
Accommodation: Ngan Nga Hotel***
Cycling distance: 95km/
Day 7: Bac Ha – Thong Nguyen
After breakfast, taking short transfer to avoid steep pass. Setting off our way from Lung Phinh section, cycling on scenic route, passing many authentic Hmong hill tribe villages to Nam Ma for refresment. After filling up energy, we gear up our bikes on winding road with sharp bends to slope then rock and roll down to Coc Pai town for picnic lunch.
Following to picnic lunch, we commence riding along River to admire spectacular rice terrace scenery and towering mountain ranges dotted with hill tribes village. Conquer long climb on winding road lead to slope of Heaven gate II before descendingly ride to Thong Nguyen Village.
Accommodation: Tay Con Linh Hotel/ Pan Hou Ecolodge
Cycling distance: 95 km/ 105 Km
Day 8: Thong Nguyen – Ha Giang
Ha Giang is the capital of the province of the same name. It is back-dropped by limestone outcrops soaring skywards over the suburbs which hints at the amazing scenery. Ha Giang province shares 270km long border with Yunnan province of China and bounded by Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang and Cao Bang provinces. Today we take easy cycling on the road between Hoang Su Phi and Ha Giang. For travellers, it offers one of the most pristine beautiful limestone mountains and marvelous rice terrace scenery, which is listed as National Heritage of Northeast Vietnam. After taking short visit to tribal villages on side roads, we cycle down to Viet Quang then transfer to hotel in Ha Giang.
Activity: Cycling and Trnsferring
Accommodation: Truong Xuan Resort***
Cycling distance: 90 Km
Day 9: Ha Giang – Yen Minh
Setting off this morning we head out of town cycling for the first 25km on relatively flat 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: Phuong Dong Hotel***
Cycling distance: 98 Km
Day 10: Yen Minh – 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 Lung Cu Pole Flag Tower. 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.
Activity: cycling and Visiting
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Dong Van Hotel***
Cycling distance: 52 Km
Day 11: Dong Van – Meo vac – Mau Due
There is a market daily in the town centre of Dong Van and Meo Vac used mainly by the White Hmong, Tay and Lo Lo hill tribes. Women dressed in their brightly coloured traditional clothing walk into the town carrying their bamboo woven baskets laden with corn and vegetables. Today we follow a remote mountain road to conque 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
Enjoy the first two km on flat road lead out of Dong Van Town then we challenge 7 km ascendingly ride on winding road with sharp turn to the top.
Cycling descendingly 16 Km along the hillside to Meo Vac Town. Upon arriving Meo Vac, Regroup
We set off our way to cycle on scenic route to Mau Due, enjoy spectacular rocky mountain and karstic Geopark as we cycle and challenge some steep passes through the central of UNESCO Registried to Mau Due town.. have dinner and stay overnight in Mau Due Town.
Activity: cycling and Visiting
Accommodation: Yen Hung Hotel**
Cycling distance: 58 Km
Day 12: Mau Due – Du Gia – Bac Me
Being waken up by sound and smell of daily market nearby. You will join and interact with hill tribes people who are wearing coloful clothes to exchange their own products in early morning.
Have light breakfast arranged by our crew. After filling energy for new cycling day. We gear up our bike from hotel, conquer short steep pass through the Town to Mau Due slope to contemplating scenery and panoramic Dong Van karstic Geology park.
We continue our trip on Mau Due - Du Gia route to admire captivated magical natural beauty throughout the journey. Having the opportunity to wander on this road, you will see the clear blue sky with white clouds floating, majestic mountains undulating, messages and small streams murmuring along the path originating from the side of the water.
Cycling distance: 72km/
Day 13: Bac Me – Ngoi Hoa – Na Hang – Ba Be
Today is challenging and adventurous day for riders, as we ride through untouched region of Na Hang National park to Yen Hoa. The road is actually terrific and amazing with some steep passes on way.
The first stages will be challenging as we ride ascendingly on winding road with many hairpin bends on route lead to summit.
The second stage will be comfortable and wonderful as we cycle through many tribal villages, spectacular natural scenery, arrive in Da Vi village, stop for lunch. After luch time, take boat trip to Dau Dang water fall, load up our bike continuce to ride on off road to Be Be Lake, take the second boat trip, exploring beautiful sightseeing, limestone mountain in lake, then cycle through National park to hotel. Dinner and stay in Sai Gon Ba be Hotel/ Ecohomestay
Ba Be is one of biggest fresh water lake in Viet Nam and listed one of the 28th Biggest Fresh Water Lake on a slope of limestones Mountain of the World, UNESCO listed Ba Be Lake as World fresh water Reserver, cruising Ba Be is impressive experience in our trip.
Cycling distance: 87km/
Day 14: Ba Be – Quang Khe – Phuong vien – Xuan Phuong - Chiem Hoa – Cho Chu – Hanoi
The last cycling day in our trip offer for travellers amazing natural scenery in the way between Ba Be and Thai Nguyen, we have opportunity in exploring the verdant tea farm, palm Leaves, gum trees and some ethnic minorities in villages, our cycling trip will finish after lunch, take the van to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, check in room, and have fare well dinner in Local restaurant, Stay over night in Hanoi City
Activities: Cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Flower Garden Hotel**** - Deluxe Occupancy
Cycling distance: 83km/ 225Km
Day 15: Hamoi Onward
Have hearty breakfast in hotel, you will be free at leisure or go shopping to choose the best gift for your friends. Our team will meet you again and transfer to Airport to catch the next flight onward.
Our services is ended. Thank you very much for joining amazing bicycle trip with us.
Activities: Cycling and transferring
Accommodation: on ward
Cycling distance: No. Transfer 35 km to Airport
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.
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