Cycling route: Hanoi – Ba Be – Bac me – Meo Vac – DongVan – Lung Cu – Yen Minh – Ha Giang – Thong Nguyen – Hoang Su Phi – Bac Ha – Thanh Kim - ThanhPhu – Sapa – Hanoi – Halong Bay.
Far 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 Day Best Far North Vietnam cycling Tours 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.
15 Day Best Far North Vietnam Cycling Tours is incredible way to disclose the hidden charm of the rocky Dong Van plateau. A registered UNESCO Global Geopark, 80% of the terrain is covered by rock and it is said to contain fossils from 400-600million years ago. Nestled in a valley in the heart of the Rock Plateau, is the isolated town of Dong Van, very close to the Chinese border and surrounded by mountain forest and multi-coloured orchids. Meaning 'sharing culture' Dong Van is occupied by Chinese Hoa, and H'mong, Tay and Kinh People. The houses are built in Chinese style.
Getting out of karst rocky mountain ranges, we look forward to Hoang Su Phi national Rice terraces. We continues our cycling on scenic route lead to Bac Ha town where we spend time to visit hill coloreful tribe market on Sunday. Enjoy brilliant cycling route lead to Thanh phu, Thanh kim, Sapa.
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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: Transfer and Visiting
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Cycling distance: No Cycling
Day 2: 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, 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 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: 73 km
Day 3: 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, jumb 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 4: Bac Me – Bao Lam – Meo Vac
Today you will enjoy a full day biking through the beautiful region along the mighty 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 Turn left at Ly Bon, cross the Gam River by newly built bridge to the northern bank and then having picnic lunch break. Afternoon cycle is challenging uphill towards Meo Vac town let near the Chinese border. The road winds its way on steep mountain sides for 50km, You may cycle as far as you can and then supporting vehicle will transfer the last portion of the road to Meo Vac. Arriving to hotel at about 17.30. Check in and free to explore the town.
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Meo Vac Hotel
Cycling Distance: 90 km.
Day 5: Meo Vac – Ma Phi Leng Pass - Dong Van – Lung Cu – Dong Van
Today you will enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery of Vietnam. Breakfast and then spend 2 hours in the morning to visit Meo Vac Market.
Option: If on the date of the Tiger or Monkey, morning will be for paying visit to Lung Phin Market, which located in a remote commune 17km from Meo Vac.Then challenging up steep mountain pass of Ma Pi Leng 28km to Dong Van Town let.Check in hotel and relax for the rest of the day or walking 2 hours to explore the valley near by
Activity: Cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Dong Van Hotel***
Cycling distance: 76 km
Day 6: Dong Van – Lung Cu - Yen Minh
Leave Dong Van at 08,30 and follow road 4C, getting though valleys after valley to Xa Phin valley. Stop for paying visit the former Palace of the Hmong King who ruled over the Hmong community and control opium trading until 1945.Continue biking along the same road 21km to Sung La valley and then up steep mountain to Pho Bang ancient trading town, enjoy several stops along the way for sightseeing and paying visiting Sung Muoi village of the Hmong. Lunch break in Pho Bang.Continue cycling downhill from Pho Bang to Yen Minh via Pho Cao Mountain pass which offers stunning scenery of Yen Minh valley. Arriving at the Thao Nguyen hotel in mid-afternoon. Check in and relax.
Accommodation: Thao Nguyen Hotel**
Cycling distance: 58 Km
Day 7: Yen Minh – Ha Giang
Breakfast, check out hotel and get ready for great challenging today. We shall conquer two high mountain pass: Yen Minh and Quan Ba. Depart at 08.30 with biking 2 km flat road from hotel and then challenging 19km uphill to the top of Yen Minh pass. The road is steep with many sharp bends but offers great view of marvellous valley below. Enjoy a tea beak at the top before getting downhill 18km to Can Ty commune and then cycle through the valley along the Nho Que River for 6km. Take another break for recharging energy before biking uphill 13km to Quan Ba town let. Paying visit to Nam Dam village of the Zao people before lunch break.Afternoon challenge is conquering Quan Ba Pass, The 8km uphill to the Haven Gate at the top is really steep with many sharp bends. Then getting down steep mountain 20km to the bottom of the valley. Picked up in mid afternoon for 25km transfer to Ha Giang. Check in hotel and free to explore this charming city.
Accommodation: Truong Xuan Resort***
Cycling distance: 89 Km
Day 8: Ha Giang – Pan Hou Village
The cycle today is easy. Leave Ha Giang at 08.00 and cycle 3 km to Ban Me village of the Tay. Cycle around the valley, stop to pay visiting to homes of the Tay people. Then continuing along national road 2 on good tarmac 45km to Tan Quang junction. Transfer up steep mountain pass 17km to the top of Hoang Su Phi pass, enjoy picnic lunch at the top.Continue cycling along a narrow country road 16km to the Panhou ecolodge. Check in and relax or take an hour cycle to explore the Giang village near by.
Accommodation: Panhou Resort/
Cycling distance: 83 Km
Day 9: Hoang Su Phi – Bac Ha
After breakfast we cycle 29km to Hoang Su Phi Town then we continue climb up 5km right outside the town, then continue 40km along the Chay river to XinMan, quite easy flat road. Please keep up with the main route, can take photos along the way, but do not turn into any village along this route. At we climb up 18km to summit of alt.+1,460m, then continue 43km up and down hill to BacHa. This is totally a new road ? built on the former trail of the flower Hmong tribes. O/N SaoMai hotel in BacHa .
Activity; cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Sao Mai Hotel
Cycling distance: 108 Km