Cycling route: Hanoi – Cuc phuong national park – Phu Luong nature Reserve – mai Chau Scenic valley – Moc Chau Plataeu – Ta Xua Hill top – Nghia Lo – lush rice terrace Mu Cang Chai – steep passes Than Uyen – Pho Rang – Dong Van Rocky Mountain – Incredible pass Bao Lac - Ba Be lake.
15 Days – Miracle Bicycle trip in Far North Vietnam has been carefully inspected and crafted by our experienced crew, offered for those who are looking in both brilliantly physical activities and cultural interest.
Joining in this trip, the riders have great opportunity in challenging incredible passes, cycling through scenic route, conquer winding roads with some sharp turns,passing breathtaking mountain backroads, admire stunning rice terrace paddy fields, lush corn farm and tropical forest. Meet and interact with hill tribes people on the away or attend in coforful hill tribes markets in early morning to learn their daily life.
Stay in cozy accommodation with friendly and frankly staff, taste incredible hot picnic lunches enroute whilst our crew will be arranged.
Moreover, the rider have chance to test their abilities experience and skills of cycling when we ride on different elevation and mixed route.
Our trip will be conducted in some highlight destinations such as scenic route Nghia Lo, National Rice Terrace fields Mu Cang Chai, Global Geopark Dong Van,( Rocky Mountain Province Ha Giang), Incredible pass – Bao Lac – Ba Be Lake
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:Pick up and briefing itinerary
Accommodations: The Light Hotel****
Cycling Distance: No
Day 2: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong National Park – Phu luong Nature Reserve
Following to breakfast in Hotel,leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, ou shuttle bus pick up and transfer to Cycling point for over one hour. Upon cycling point, we fix our bike and test the gear and brake before departure.
We set off our way on village road, pass stunning countryside landscapes and peaceful village to Cuc Phuong National Park. Spend our time to visit The Endangered primate Rescure Center.
The endangered Primates Rescued Centre is a perfect place to see many kinds of rare primates such as Langur, Gibbon and Loris all over Vietnam, many of them are under threat of extinction.
After visiting in Centre, we continue our journey to Phu Luong Nature Reserve, you will be capivated by pristine natural beauty, magnificient rugged mountain ranges, breathtaking rice terraces and simple hill tribal villages. Have lunch enroute, after lunch we keep riding through the core of Phu Luong Nature Reserver, through sugar cain fields,cassava farm and rice terrace paddies. Upon arriving in Nua Village, we do check in and stayover night in homestay with Thai hill tribal village.
Activities: Transferring and Cycling
Accommodations: Phu Luong Retreat
Cycling distance: 86 Km
Day 3: Phu Luong Nature Reserve – Mai Chau Scenic Valley
Wake up early morning to enjoy pristine nature and fresh air in the core of Phu Luong Nature Reserve. You can wander around Thai Village to observe the daily life of local people and interact with them to further understanding their longstanding culture. Have local style breakfast with host and say good bye them. We commence new cycling day from Homestay on paved road through fabulous rice terrace paddy and picturesque Thai villages to Mai Chau. On the way you will admire the hidden charm of Phu Luong and Mai Chau scenic area. Have lunch en route. After lunch we will continue to ride on legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail to Mai Chau. Upon arriving Sol bungalow, do check in and have relax by your own. Have dinner and enjoy live music performance with local homestay.
Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel
Accommodations: mai Chau Sunrise village***
Cycling distance: 83 Km
Day 4: Mai Chau Scenic Valley – Moc Chau Plateau
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 DienBien Phu Campaign. Stop enroute for refeshment and picnic lunch, after lunch, we keep riding to Moc Chau plateau. 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.Upon arrival Hotel, we do check in and relax by your own.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel to Hotel
Accommodations: Thao Nguyen Resort****
Cycling distance:75 km
Day 5: Moc Chau – Bac Yen
Following to breakfast, check the gear, start riding from Hotel toBacYen, we are rewarded by verdant tea ,plantation and unspoited nature in morning, crossing Ta Khoa bridge to admire awsome rice terraces of Yen Bai. stop for refreshment and photo moment, our trip continue through vast goldern rice paddies. We have lunch enroute ..After lunch times, we continueriding ascendinglyhilltopto Bac yen. Stay over night in Dong Tam Hotel ***
Activity; Cycling from hotel - hotel
Accommodation: Dong Tam Hotel ***
Cycling distance: 100 km
Day 6: Bac Yen – Tram Tau – Nghia Lo
Following to hearty breakfast, we start pedaling from hotel to conquere one of incredible pass,we will be rewarded by extraordinary scenery With lush forests, tea plantations, rice terraces and gum trees, the picturesque valleys are stunning. The area is home to Thai, Nung, H'mong, La Ha and Ma ethnic minority peoples. Filling up enegy for another hill ahead.when you cycle through vast rice terrace paddies of hill tribes.
Activity: Cyclingfrom hotel - hotel
Accommodation: Nghia Lo Hotel***/ Muong Lo Hotel***
Cycling distance: 92 km
Day 7: 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 ascendingly8 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
Cyclingon incredible pass (Khau Pa pass 25 km long), then rolling downthrough 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 Resort
Activity: Cycling from hotel - hotel
Accommodation:Mu Cang Chai Resort****
Cycling distance: 88 Km
Day 8: 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 heartybreakfast,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 from hotel - hotel
Accommodation: Hoan Quan Hotel**
Cycling distance: 70 Km
Day 9: Than Uyen –Bao Ha -
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we set off our way to Pho Rang 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 curves lead to new highway. We will cycle through new high way to Bao Ha town . Stay overnight in Bao Ha.
Activity: Cycling and transferring
Accommodation:Van Minh IIhotel
Cycling distance:86 Km
Day 10: Bao Ha Pho Rang – Xuan Giang – Bac Quang - Ha Giang
Following to taste breakfast in hotel, we kick off our bike from hotel, looking forward to cycling Quang Biinh Town.
Today is is contrary to yesterday in our trip as we cycle leisurely on single track, and paved road, passing 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.
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Cycling distance: 88 km / 159km
Day 11: 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: Kien Thao Hotel***
Cycling distance: 93Km
Day 12: 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: 84Km
Day 13: Dong Van – Meo Vac – Bao Lac
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 and conquer 7 Km on steep passes to the summit before rolling down to Ly Bon Bridge.
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
Activity: Cycling from hotel -hotel
Accommodation: Thuy Duong Hotel**
Cycling distance: 94 Km
Day 14: Bao Lac – Ba Be National Park
Having hearty breakfast in hotel, we kick off our pedal to ride ascending to pia Hoac, we conquer Violac Pass to Nguyen Binh. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and outstanding scenic beauty on way. Have en route. After lunch we conquer the last 20 km before descending to Cho Ra township. Take transfer to Ba Be Lake.
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Thai Binh Hotel
Cycling distance: 86 Km
Day 15: Ba Be – 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 in Tirant Hotel
Activity;Cycling, Boat Trip and Transferrring
Accommodation: Hanoi Tirant Hotel****
Cycling distance: 45 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 languages upon requests)
- Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
- Meals details in itineraries ( 14breakfast, 14lunches, 14dinners)
- A/C transfer/ and transportation
- 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
Or brand new Cannodale Trail 4 – 5 2019. Trek Hybrid FX 3 2019
- 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
- Ha Giang paper permission
Tour excluded in:
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Optional excursions
- Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
- Visa fee
- Tip for our crew
- Departure tax