Hanoi - Mai chau – Moc chau – Son la – Tuan Giao – Dien Bien – Lai Chau – Sapa – Lao Cai - Hanoi
Vietnam northwest cycling adventure tours offer for travellers one of the most outstanding nature beauty and deeply colourful cultures of 26 ethnic minorities in North West Vietnam. The riders also have great opportunity in exploring the legendary road lead to Dien Bien Phu Victory in 1954. and conquer three spectacular Pass in Vietnam – Pha Din Long Pass – O Quy Ho pass.
our cycling trip start in Hanoi city via Hoa Binh the gateway of Northwest and start riding to Mai Chau – the lush rice paddy valley, nestled with Thai and Muong people. Our trip continue to Moc Chau on single track and off road. 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. Dien Bien Phu – the heroic City of Vietnam has been preserving all most relics since 1954, visiting Dien Bien to help us deeply understand the “Indo China War”.
Sapa is Located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam's remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as "the Tonkinese Alps". Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau
Leave at 7h30. we drive Southwest to Luong Son. The gateway to the outstanding mountainous area of northern Vietnam, upon arrival Luong son, we start riding through on undulating tarmac road with stunning view of mountain, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop enroute for refresment, and lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we take short transfer to bottom of Thung Khe pass, restarting to ride 34 km along the bank of Da River, you enjoy spectacular scenery dotted with Muong and Thai people villages under shaded trees, you are very impressive with little school boys and girls or buffalor, cowboy say “Hello” with you on the way back to their home. We take shortbreak for Kodak momment or refreshment before descent to Mai Chau village. Arriving Mai Chau at late afternoon, we cycle to Lac village for Homestay tonight. Taking shower, having dinner with traditional Thai food and enjoy Thai dance music performance. Stay at Thai homestay.
Activities:transferring and cycling
Accommodation: Homestay/ Ecolodge
Cycling Distance: 70 Km
Day 2: 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 Dien Bien Phu Campaign. Stop enroute for refeshment and picnic lunch, after lunch, we keep riding to Moc Chau plateau 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. we savor the magnificent mountain panoramas of the NorthWest. Son La province is home of 26 ethnic minorities, and While Thai & Black Thai is majority. Cycling is one of the perfect way to contact and explore their culture, daily life on your way. Tonight we will stay in Moc Chau.
Accommodation: Thao Nguyen Resort****
Cycling Distance: 75 Km
Day 3: Moc Chau – Son La
Following to breakfast, we start riding from Hotel on asphalt road, we savor the magnificent mountain panoramas of the NorthWest. Son La province is home of 26 ethnic minorities, and While Thai & Black Thai is majority. Cycling is one of the perfect way to contact and explore their culture, daily life on your way. Tonight we will stay inMuomng Thanh Hotel.
Activities: cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Muong Thanh Hotel****
Cycling Distance: 86 Km/118 Km
Day 4: Son La – Pha Din Pass – Tuan Giao
Today is great day and challenging for all most riders. We will do conquer and challenge one of the longest pass “Pa Din Pass” link between Son La and Tuan Giao with 32 km long ( 18km ascent, 14 km desent) Start from Hotel, we ride ascent 7 km out of Son La Town, then descent new asphalt road, through stunning, rural scenery where limestone mountains rise out of the valley floor. We reach to Summit stop for refreshment, and photo moment . Checking the gear, brake before rolling down 12 km to Tuan Giao Town.
Accommodation: Tay Bac Hotel***
Cycling Distance: 78 km
Day 5: Tuan Giao – Dien Bien
Stop for lunch in Local restaurant in Tuan Giao.After lunch we continue to ride on undulating road to Dien Dien or Transfer to hotel in Dien Bien for relax is your option.Upon arrival in Dien Bien, do check in and compliment beer for yourself. Stay overnight at Muong Thanh Dien Bien Hotel
Accommodation: Muong Thanh Dien Bien Hotel
Cycling Distance: 78 Km
Day 6: Dien Bien – Muong lay
Today we cycle along winding valleys on roads that snake through the beautiful countryside. We are surrounded by rice fields and jungles. We climb to an elevation of over 1000 m and are rewarded once again with stunning views before descending (20km) to Muong Lay town. Stayover night in Thanh Binh Hotel
Accommodation: Thanh Binh Hotel
Cycling Distance: 110 Km
Day 7: Muong Lay – Paso – Lai Chau
Having hearty breakfast in hotel, we kick off our pedal to Paso, enjoy leisurely cycling along Nam Na River and magnificent nature scenery . Leaving Muong Lay, we cross back over the Hang Tom suspension bridge and follow the Na River passing through spectacular gorges and Black Dao villages. Some of our route will be on rough roads. The Dao worship spirits and ritually sacrifice pigs and chickens. The Dao women's clothes are covered with intricate weaving and silver coloured beads and coins. It is said the wealth of a woman can be judged by the weight of the coins she carries. We finish the day with stunning descents on winding roads into this lush valley of LaiChau.
Accommodation: Muong Thanh Lai Chau
Cycling Distance: 104 Km
Day 8: Lai Chau - Sapa
Today is another great day and most enjoyable day, we ride and conquere the longest pass of the NorthWest Vietnam with 38 km long. This pass call “ O QUY HO” link between Lai Chau and Lao Cai province its summit 2120m compare sea level. We start riding from Hotel through stunning scenic beauty, picturesque limestone moutain of Panxiphang, 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 arrival in Sapa, we take relax by doing herbal medicinal massage. Having dinner at Grill Nature Bar restaurant, stay over night in Sunny Hotel 3 stars
Accommodation: Sapa Charm Hotel
Cycling Distance: 65 km
Day 9; 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 back to Hanoi
Accommodation: Hanoi Flower garden Hotel
Cycling Distance: 58 Km
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 included 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,
(8 breakfast, 8 lunches, 8 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transporttion
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 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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