Route: Hanoi- Thai Nguyen – Bac Son – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Ba Be National Park – Na Hang Nature Reserve – Vinh Loc – Thac Ba water rerservoir – Hanoi
09 day cycling in North East Vietnam is incredible way to explore the most fascinating scenery and cultural treasure of hill tribe people. Our cycling trip will start from Hanoi city, we set off our way to North East Vietnam. In our tour you will not only explore untouched region of ,Bac Son and Cao Bang, Admire three amazing National Parks- Ba Be – Na Hang and Thac Ba .
you also visit and meet hospitable people . Cycling and kayaking in Ba Be Lake is brilliant experience. Vietnam’s largest natural lake, Ho Ba Be forms the core of the delightful Ba Be National Park, a feast of limestone and tropical forest.
Enclosed by steep, densely wooded slopes breaking out here and there into white limestone cliffs, the lake is 7km long, up to 30m deep and a kilometre wide in parts. A few islands decorate the surface., cycling on tarmac road through Na Hang to Thac Ba and Vu Linh Eco-villages, you will opportunity in admiring breathtaking scenery, pristine nature and capture stunning limestone mountain panoramas
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: Transferring and briefing itinerary
Accommodation: The Light hotel****
Cycling distance: Transfer only
Day 2 :Thai Nguyen – Bac son
After hearty breakfast in Hotel, you will clear the bill and do check out, and preparing cycling suit for our cycling challenge. Our driver will take you out of bustling city to Thai Nguyen Province, arriving Thai Nguyen, you will visit one of amazing hill tribal minority museum where you can get the first sight and vision of 54 difference ethnic minorities of Vietnam. You definitively know how to regconize which they are on cycling road in coming days. Our first cycling day will start pedaling in Thai Nguyen to Bac Son Town Bac Son town in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son, exposes in a vast valley surrounded by stretching mountains, creating poetic scenery.stay overnight in hotel/ homestay.
Activities: Transferring and warming up cycling
Accommodation: Binh Huong Hotel**
Cycling distance: 85 Km
Day 3: Bac son - Quang Uyen
Get up early in the morning to admire the peaceful villages, explore the daily life of local people. Taste local pan cake for breakfast. We start cycling through incredible valley to visit one of the first historical relic Bac Son museum where displays documents, picture and somes objects relate to Vietminh revolution against French 27th September, 1940. We continue to ascend long climb to That khe junction for picnic lunch. After lunch, we keep riding on Route 3 head to Cao Bang. Upon Dong Khe, the shuttle bus take us to Hotel. Have dinner and stay overnight in Hung Dzung Hotel.
Activities: Cycling from hotel – That khe . Transferring to Dong Khe cycle to Hotel
Accommodation: Hung Dzung Hotel***
Cycling distance: 85 Km
Day 4: Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we pay visit local market to learn about the local production or taking pictures with friendly people.
Setting off our way from hotel, we hoop up our bike on tarmac road and gravel road to .
Enjoy 17 km of undulating road with stunning landscapes, thatched roof stilt house of hill tribe villages, nested in peacefully valley and soaring limestone mountain. Meeting section we turn right and gear up our bike to challenge the first 7 km steep pass with sharp bends.
However, you will be rewarded by spectacular scenery and panoramic view over the towering mountain ranges. Upon arriving on slope , we regroup for refreshment before descendingly through scenic valley to reach second pass.
We conquer 5 Km length of pass on Ha Lang Township then turn right on border belt road between Vietnam and China.
We continue challenging our abilities and cycling experience on long, last steep pass at middle way
After conquering three steep passes, we will be feasted by amazing picnic lunch on summit. After lunch, we continue to ride and admire scenery in both countries through quay Son river.keep riding on broken road lead to Ban Gioc waterfall.. Have dinner and stay over night in Sai Gon Ban Gioc Resort.
Activities: Cycling from hotel –hotel
Accommodation: Sai Gon Ban Gioc Resort***
Cycling distance: 75 Km
Day 5: Ban Gioc – Trung Khanh – Tra Linh
Get up early in the morning to expose the fascinated nature, walking down to discovery the magnificient water Fall. Breakfast in Hotel, we commence our cycling day from Hotel, set off our way to border belt, cycling through karstic formation of Non Nuoc Cao Bang, Admire stunning sightseeing and lush rice paddy fields as we ride along border belt , cross bamboo bridge then we cycle through quaint villages and rice paddy fields. Cycling on single track trail and dirt road from village to village to. Admire brilliant scenery and breathtaking landscapes as we ride through the core of world Global Geopark in Vietnam.
Upon arrival of Trung Khanh , regroup and refreshment for while. We continue out trip to turn off the back road and beaten track again to Tra Linh Town. Having lunch enroute. Following to lunch meals, we cycle on dirt road, passing peaceful village and rice field lead to Tra Linh Town. Upon arriviving of center, we do check in and relax . dinner and stay overnigt in Tra Linh Town.
Activities: Cycling and Visiting
Accommodations: Ngoc Long Hotel*
Cycling distances: 72 Km
Day 6: Tra linh – Cao Bang
Get up early in the morning to expose the fascinated nature, walking down to discovery the magnificient water Fall. Back to Hotel for breakfast, we start pedaling from Hotel on the frontier road to Pac Po where President Hochiminh used to living and working for three years since 1940 – 1943, after 30 years living in abroad. Spending the time to visit Hochiminh historical relics such as Coc Po Cave, Lenin spring water, Carcmark mountain . keep riding on Hochiminh Route back to Cao Bang, have lunch enroute. Upon arriving in Cao Bang, take the time to explore city and villages nearby.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel and Hotel( Transfering the remain distance to hotel)
Accommodations: Sunny Hotel***
Cycling Distance: 118 km
Day 7: Cao Bang – Ba Be
After having hearty breakfast in hotel, we commence riding from hotel on tarmac road to BaBe national Park. Crossing bridge and turn off the country road ,we ride on paved village road until we meet national road 209 then turn right. Keep riding on tarmac road along the river to Bac Can. On the way, you are rewarded by stunning scenery, breaktaking limestone mountain view and magnificent rice terraces. Have lunch enroute. After filling up- engery. We kick off our bike un undulating road to Ba Be Lake.
Ba Be National Park is one of the oldest parks in Vietnam with stunning mountain scenery covered by semi tropical monsoon rainforest and claims the largest natural fresh water lake in the country. The area is home to a variety of minorities including the Tay, Red Dao, Coin Dao and White H’mong.
Activities: Cycling hotel to Hotel ( transferring the remain distance)
Accommodation: Sai Gon Ba be Hotel/ Ecohomestay
Cycling distance: 100 Km/ 140 km
Day 8: Ba Be – Na Hang Nature Reserve – Vinh Loc
Get up early in the morning to enjoy pristine nature of Ba Be National Park and sounding from birds and monkeys inside the jungle. Have breakfast in hotel. We commence cycling from Hotel, passing the National park to Boat wharf and spending over one hour to discovery picturesque scenery of Ba Be Lake. It is blessed with breathtaking scenic beauty, lush jungle and stunning limestone panoramas. Cycling on the single dirt track to Dau Dang Water Fall and take another Boat trip to Da vi and Na Hang water reservoir. Cycling on tarmac road with some hills and passes on the way to Vinh Loc. Arriving in Vinh Loc do check in and have dinner in local hotel.
Activities: Boat Trip and Cycling to Hotel
Accommodation: Minh Nguyet Hotel**
Cycling distance: 85 Km
Day 9: Vinh Loc – Tuyen Quang – Vu linh
Starting riding from Hotel on tarmac road lead to Tuyen Quang and Thac Ba Water Reservoir. On the way you are fascinated by lush scenery and hill tribe villages. meeting with school kid on the way to school or back school with bid sound “hello” you. We ride from village to another one to learn their daily life of ethnic minorities people. Arriving in Thac Ba Reservoir Lake late afternoon.
We cycle the last distance on village road with stunning scenery and verdant green farms. Arriving in My Lam hot spring water, do check in and relax in hot spring water swimming pool.
Activities: Cycling from hotel - hotel
Accommodation: A Chau Hotel Hotel
Cycling distance: 85 Km
Day 10: Vu Linh – Son Duong – Hanoi
Pedaling around the quaint village and turn off to the tarmac road to the town,stop to visit early morning local market on sideroad. Crossing the bridge and cycle along river on paved road to Son Duong. Upon arrving on town.have lunch and take transfer to Hanoi. Finish our cycling trip in the Northeast Vietnam
Activities: Cycling and transferring to Hanoi city
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Cycling distance: 77 Km
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent rooms
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 ( 9breakfast,10lunches, 10dinners)
- 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
- Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
- Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
- First aid kit
- Boat Trip in Ba Be – Na hang
- Cold water box, small fresh towel.
- Mineral water for drinking
- Fruit and snack for cycling days
- Permission Paper in Cao Bang
- 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
- Departure tax
- Tip for team and guide