6 Day Ha Giang Bicycle loop 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. Cycling on tough and challenging route from Ha Giang to DongVan - Meo Vac offer to riders unforgetable experience. difference of what is Real Cycling Adventure tours in North Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Vietnam's beautiful and tranquil capital lies at the heart of the northern Red River Delta. It is a city of lakes and leafy boulevards that still retains an air of French colonial elegance. The fine coffee and perfect baguettes have led some to call Hanoi the 'Paris of the East' but the city's roots go all the way back to 1010 AD. On arrival in Hanoi, you will be met and transferredto Hotel for check in. Relax yourself and briefing itinerary with group before going out for welcome dinner in Local restaurant. Stay overmnight in hotel.
Activity: Transferring to Hanoi and briefing itinerary
Accommodation: Flower Garden Hotel****
Transfer distance: 35 Km
Day 2: Hanoi Transfer Tuyen Quang and Cycleto Ha Giang
Having hearty breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, our shuttle bus take two hours to cycling point. Upon cycling point, we kick off our bikes and cycle on scenic road, passing cozy villages and stunning farmlands to Son Duong town for lunch.
Following to lunch meals, we hop up our bike on tarmac road and marvelous scenery to Tuyen Quang then turn off on Nartional road No 2 to Vi Xuyen Town. Transferrring the rest distance to Ha Giang for check in .Chek in hotel and have dinner in local restaurant.
Activity: Transferring from Hanoi – Ha giang
Accommodation: Truong Xuan Resort****
Transfer distance: 200 Km . Cycling 87 Km
Day 3: Ha Giang – Quang Ba – 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: 93Km
Day 4: Yen Minh – Lung Cu - 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: 87 Km
Day 5: Dong Van - Meo Vac– Mau Due – Du Gia
As we cycle on the modest road from Dong Van to Meo Vac alongside a vast gorge, the views are spectacular. This is a winding and undulating road with the sight of the Nho Que River below. From the Ma Phi Leng Pass we look down from an altitude of around 1500m into the valley.. Most of the tribes living here have preserved their way of life from outside influence as travelling to Meo Vac was almost impossible until the recent construction of new roads. Upon arriving in Meo Vac Town.Regroup and tea break will be available. After refreshment, we hop off our bike on tarmac road, cycling through the core of Dong Van Karst Geopark. You will be rewarded by marvelous scenery and picturesque karstic formation of UNESCO Listed.
Having lunch in local restaurant in Mau Due.. Following to lunch meal, we challenge tough hill from Mau Due to Lung Phinh before descendingly rolling down to Du Gia.. Have dinner and stay overnight in Thu Thuy Ecohomestay
Activity: cycling from hotel - Ecohomestay
Accommodation:Thu Thuy Homestay
Cycling distance: 94 Km
Day 6: Du Gia – Quan Ba – Ha Giang – Transfer back Hanoi
Having hearty breakfast pancake with our host, we commence our last cycling trip from Ecovillage, cycling on back road to Lung Phinh Section then turn off the province road 181 lead to Quan Ba Town.
Today is definitely tough and challenging day in our trip whilst we cycle and conquer three steep passes to Quan Ba. However, we will be rewarded by brilliant scenery and dreamlike sightseeing on route. After conquer the last pass Quan Ba heaven gate, will be finished our cycling trip in Ha Giang.Enjoy lunch meal in local restaurant. Transfer 6 hours by Van back to Hanoi.
Activity: cycling from hotel to Quan Ba, Transferring from Quan Ba - Hanoi
Cycling distance: 60 Km
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent hotels
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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