Vietnam has been ermerging as fascinating destination for outdoor activities excursion in 21 century. It is blessed with vibrant and stunning green jungle, colorful hill tribe people, diverse ecosystem and wildlife, abundant natural resource, lush and endless national parks, remote and secluded hill trails, rustic villages, nature reserves and friendly eco homestay families.
The 05 Day – Northern Vietnam Bicycle Challenge trail offers some of the best cycling terrain in Vietnam. Our cycle route sees virtually no tourists and avoids Vietnam's notorious highways. The Vietnamese landscape is stunning, featuring amazing karstic rock formations, stilted houses with thatched roofs, and mountains nestled between limestone outcrops. This region is home to the highest concentration of hill-tribe people in Vietnam.
Joining in our 5 Day Northern Vietnam Bicycle Challenge Trail is unique and outstanding way to experience the daily life of Vietnamese people, discover longstanding culture and colorful tribal people, challenge some of incredible passes winding along hillsise, slope of mountain and hidden in misty valleys.
Cycling through untouched region where you have opportunity on encounting hill tribes people, joining regularly markets to observe their daily life and taking cozy pictures of animal, dogs, cats, chickens, buffalo and cow...
Our Northern Vietnam Mountain Bike challenge trail will start in Hanoi taking transfer to Thai Nguyen Province.
Setting off new cycling day from Thai Nguyen , we cycle on scenic road, wind its way along lush scenery and canopy forest to Ba Be Lake
Ba Be Lake is well-known for an over 50-hectare freshwater lake in the altitude of 145m above the sea level created by the confluence of three river tributaries after earthquakes tens of millions of years ago.
Our cycling trip will continue on rough, rugged terrain through National park to small town – Bac Me. We actualy cycle on undulating road along rivershore to Bao Lac town.
The folllowing days will be amazing, aduous and challengable time in our trip as we cycle and conquer some hilly passes weaving amongst slope of mountains and misty valleys
If you are keen on cycling tours or passinate about exploration, Definitely, 5 Day Northern Vietnam Bicyle Challenge trail is worth your times.
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: Ecohomestay ( private room with econdition)
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 continue cycle through untouched region of Na Hang National park, challenge some steep passes with sharp turns and winding slope lead to Bac Me.
Activities: Cycling, Boat Trip and Cycling to Hotel
Accommodations: Bac Me Hotel**
Cycling distance: 70 Km
Day 03: 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
Accommodation: Thuy Duong Hotel
Cycling Distance: 75 km.
Distance: 73.8 km
Elevation: + 2071 / - 1987 m
Day 04: Bao Lac –Khau Coc Tra – Na Tenh – Thong Nong – Cao Bang
Today is definitely tough and arduous cycling day in our trip, however, we will be rewarded by outstanding scenery and breathtaking sights in road.
Have breakfast with Vietnamese styles in local restaurant, we hoop up our bikes from hotel, cycling and challenging 15 km steep pass., wind its way on slope and rugged mountains. sometimes, we stop on way to capture brilliant pictures in deep valleys or rice terrace along hillsides.we quickly ride on pinnacle of mountain and plunging into peaceful village.
we actually meet long and tough hilly passes from here and winding its way through rugged and dangerous mountains from three storeies to 15 storeies before descending into dreamlike valley for picnic lunch.
After recharging energy, we gear up our bike to challenge the last pass before descening to Thong Nong town. turning on secondary road and ride on undulating roadlead to Cao Bang city.
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Pac Po Eco Lodge
Cycling 93 Km
Distance: 93.3 km
Elevation: + 2191 / - 2212 m
Day 05: Cao Bang – Hanoi
Today is the last day in our cycling trip in Far North Vietnam. We will start new cycling day from hotel after recharging energy.
Cycling on small and village road to immerse yourself in stunning scenery and landscapes along river. Stop on way to interact with local people in daily morning markets. Ascending 10 km on gentle pass before descending along slope of mountain to mainroad.
Upon arriving on finishing line, we finish our 05 incredible bicycle journey in far North Vietnam. Loading up our bikes and transferring to town for lunch. After lunch, our supported vehicle transfer us on newly highway to Hanoi city.
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: By your self
Cycling 62 Km
Distance: 61.4 km
Elevation: + 1753 / - 1280 m
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 ( 4 breakfast, 05 lunches, 04 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Echomestay 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.
Boat Trip in Ba Be Lake
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
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
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