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.
7 Days Ha Giang Bicycle Loop 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.
7 Days 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.
Day 1: Hanoi – Transfer to Tuyen Quang and Cycle to 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: Pheonix Hotel****
Transfer distance: 165 Km . Cycling 76 Km
Day 2: 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: Kien Thao Hotel*** / Phuong Dong Hotel***
Cycling distance: 87 K
Day 3: Yen Minh – Ma Le - 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 Dong Van. 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. Dinner and stayovernight in Hoa Cuong Dong Van Hotel.
Activity: cycling and Visiting
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Dong Van Hotel***
Cycling distance: 75 Km
Day 4: Dong Van – Lung Cu Plag Tower - Meo Vac
Following to hearty breakfast in hotel, our support vehicle take transfer to Lung Cu Pole Plag tower for one hour. Upon arriving of Lung Cu, take electric car to visit and explore the flag pole, take overview picturesque scenery and sublime mountain ranges. After visiting Lung Cu Landmark, we descent to cycling point where our bikes available for cycling day.
We kick off our bike on gravel road, challenge some steep passes with winding route and sharp bends to Ma Le Valley then Dong Van Town.
Upon arriving of Dong Van town, regroup for refueling energy. We continue our trip to Ma Pi Leng Pass. Enjoy 2 km on flat road before conquering 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
we challenge 7 km ascendingly ride on winding road with sharp turn to the top. Cycling descendingly 16 Km along the hillside and winding route to Meo Vac Town. Upon arriving Meo Vac do check in and relax by your self.
Activity: cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Meo Vac Hotel
Cycling distance: 54 Km
Day 5: Meo Vac – Mau Due - Du Gia
After refilling energy for cycling day. setting off our way from hotel, we kick off our bike on tarmac road, cycle on scenic route and sublime rocky mountain scenery to Mau Due section.
We will be rewarded by outstanding sightseeing and breathtaking scenery of Dong Van Geolory park, while cycling through the core of Dong Van district. Regroup for refreshment before challenging incredible pass to Mau Due – Lung Ho summit where our picnic lunch will be available. Following to healthy meal, we hop off our bike to cycle descendingly to Du Gia village.
Activity: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Du Gia Ecohomestay
Cycling distance: 72 Km
Day 6: Du Gia – Bac Me – Ha Giang 70 km
Enjoy delicious pancake and hot coffee for breakfast in homestay. Contemplating sunrise over the mysterious valley and dreamlike landscapes in villages.
Saying good bye our host, we commence our excited cycling day from village, setting our way to ride ascendingly to summit for 10 km then rolling down to Minh Son and Minh Ngoc Commune for picnic lunch. After filling up our energy, we commence our cycling trip to Ha Giang Town. Upon arriving hotel, do check in and relax by your self. Exploring city and try local beer is highlight in our second day in Ha Giang Town. Dinner and stay overnight in Ha Giang.
Activity: Cycling from Hotel – Hotel.
Accommodation: Pheonix Hotel****
Cycling distance: 70 Km
Day 7: Ha Giang - Hanoi
Breakfast in hotel, you will be free at leisure until departure time. Our team will meet you again and transfer back to Hanoi city via Thai Nguyen. Stop on way for lunch. After lunch meals. We continues oour trip to Hanoi on new highway. Upon arriving in Hotel, do check in and relax by yourself. Our services will be ended . thanks for joining amazing bicycle trip with us.
Activity: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: By yourself.
Transfer 280 km by bus.
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent 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 ( 6 breakfast,7 lunches, 6 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
Permission Papers in Ha Giang.
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
Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake and helmets
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
Creating Unique Touring Experiences:
All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar tour to your individual specifications.