Cycling route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Muong khuong – Lung Khau Nhin – Cao Son – Coc Ly – Bac Ha – Lung Phin – Na Tri – Suoi Thau – Nam Hong – Lam Thuong – Vu Linh – Hanoi.
Nested at the foot of the imposing Tay Con Linh Mountain ranges. Ha Giang province, North eastern Vietnam. Hoang Su district is preserving the spectacular natural scenery along with the special cultural heritage of the ethnic minorrity people.
Homed of 13 ethnic minorities who have lived together for centuries. Typical as Tay, Nung, Dao, H mong, San Diu ... These peoples have united in the production and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural values.
Through hundreds of years of productive labor, they have created , fertile rice fields that provide enough food for themselves and the surrounding peoples.
These fields have created unique and wonderful sightseeing landscapes of Hoang Su district in particular and Ha Giang province in general.
To preserve the unique values and spectacular scenery here. The State and the Ministry of Culture and Sports have been awarded the title of national heritage terraces. Thanks to the development of community tourism projects to promote local heritage. It helps to eradicate poverty, preserve local cultural values
Snail Adventure Tours Company is proud to be one of the pioneers in providing community tourism products to domestic and foreign tourists. It is a bridge between tourists and the people here. With the tourism products are rich in cultural values and landscapes, friendly with the environment, sustainable tourism Direct income generation for local people helps them to significantly improve living standards, thereby shortening the income gap between mountainous and lowland areas. With two major tourist products including bicycle tours and trekking tours, we hope to bring an exciting and amazing experience for Those who are planning travel combined with outdoor activities.
Whether who you are, what you do and when you want to join, we have suitable adventure trips for your one a life time holiday in North East Vietnam.
Experience 12 days Cycling from Lao Cai – Bac Ha- Hoang Su Phi - Lam Thuong in untouch region will disclose one of themost spectacular experience for riders who are looking for cycling in off the beaten track, single track trail combine with exploring colorful hill tribes people, contemplating outstanding scenery and staying with minority poeple.
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
Day 2: Hanoi city tour – Night Train to Lao Cai
After hearty breakfast in hotel, our guide and supported bus meet you at 7:30 Am at lobby and commence to explore Hanoi city and visit some welknown historical relics such such Hochiminh’s Mausoleum , his Former Stilt-house Residence, the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam's first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education. We will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam, Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minority people. Have lunch in Local restaurant. After lunch, discover 36 ancient street and Dong Xuan market. Come back to hotel for taking shower and relax. we will have chance to enjoy the unique Water Puppet show to hear to know Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. Have dinner in local restaurant. The shuttle bus take us to Train station to catch the night train to Lao Cai. Stay over night in AC four berth share cabin.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Muong Khuong
Have hearty breakfast in Hotel, we depart early to Muong Khuong Sunday Market. Muong khuong is frontier district of Lao Cai province, share border line with Yunnan province, is home of 14 different hill tribe peoples, of which Hmong is majority. Cycling and attending colourful Sunday Muong khuong market is unique and brilliant way to experience and explore the untouched regions, longstanding culture of Hmong people. Additionally, you have chance to capture fascinating landscapes and colourful people on the way to market. After visiting market, we kick off our pedal to villages, you can cycle leizurely around the villagea talk with local people or show your picture for the kids. Come back to Guesthouse for dinner and stay overnight .
Day 4: Muong Khuong – Lung Khau Nhin – Cao Son – Coc Ly – Bac Ha
Start early in the morning to conquer a long climb a head. We ascend first 7 km to summit and then down hill to Chay river and then challenge 35 km climbing to summit. Today is hard and challenging day for all of us. We ride along frontier road between Vietnam and China lead to Bac ha town, on the way ,we enjoy breathtaking scenic beauty of Chay River and rice terraces on hill sides. Have lunch en route, after lunch meal. We contimue to conquer the last pass before descending to Bac Ha Town.
Day 5: Bac Ha – Hoang Thu Pho – Ta Van Chu - Can Cau – Lung Cai – Lung Phinh
Today is actually interesting and highlight day in our trip, if we are lucky, we arrive in Bac Ha on Friday night or Saturday night, we have great chance to join and visit colorefull hill tribes market on Saturday Morning in Can Cau Market or Bac Ha on Sunday market. These markets often open in every weekend for hill tribes who live in and neighbouring area, going to Market to exchange their own products.
Moreover, Market is where local people not only exchange their own product, but they show off their affection to their partner,. You will be impressives on casttle corner where animal are showing to to buy and sell such as dogs, cats chickens, piggy, birds, Buffalo, cows..
Come back to hotel for hearty breakfast, we kick off our bike from hotel, cycling through town to authentic village of hill tribes, who have been living for hundred years in this region. they are master of unique cultural identity in North Vietnam. Enjoy 6 km on termac road with undulating road, then we grear up our bike to ride ascendingly to Ta Van Chu where Hmong people live.We cycle on single track trail and buffalo path, cross some streams and hill side lead to Can Cau Market. Spend our time to visit Saturday Market ( if we come on Saturday). Stop for picnic lunch.
We continue our trip to Lung Cai on concrete road then turn off on single track lead to Lung phin village for stay overmnight. We arrive in Lung Phin village at late afternoon. Have dinner and stay overnight with Hmong family,
Day 6: Lung Phin – Ban Gia – Na Tri
Today is another amazing day in our trip, we cycle through untouched region, passing many quaint hill tribes villages, through thick tropical forest and crossing some streams in our trip.
We also contemplate brilliant scenery and unspoited nature, sightseeing as we cycle through the best scenery of North Vietnam. Our trip is really challenging day whilst we cycle on small trail and dirt path, sometimes, we carry our bikes over the streama and waterfall. However, the whole cycling distance will be descendly ridden. We will stay with hill tribe people in Na Tri Ecovillage.
Day 7: Na Tri – Quang Uyen – Thu Ta – Nam Ly – Ho Thau
Breakfast with our host, we commence our trip from Ecohomestay, setting off our way to Quang Nguyen and Nam Ly, Ho Thau.
Today is really opposite of the previous day, as we cycle almost distance ascendly on single track trail, buffalo road, motorway and dirt road. we cycle from village to villages to admire captivated scenery and outstanding scenic beauty. Our cycling day will be devided into two stages. The first stage will easy for all of us, as we cycle on tarmac road and concrete road lead to Nam Ly Village
The second stage will be challengable, as we cycle along the Nam Ly River then cross stream to hilside. We keep on track along hillside to Ho Thau at 1000 metre elevation. Have dinner and stayover night in Dzao Hill tribes people.
Day 8: Ho Thau – Nang Don – Chieu Lau Thi – Suoi Thau
Having breakfast in hotel, then we we kick off our pedals from Homestay, cycling on single track and dirt road lead to Section, we turns off on single track, cycle ascendingly 45 km on slope of Chieu Lau Thi. Elevation at 2,406 M.
Today is definitely challenging day in our trip, as we conque long long pass from San Sa Ho to Chieu Lau Thi. We also encounter different colorfull hitribes from Dao, Mong, Tay, Nung and Coin Dao, Black Hmong in Chieu Lau Thi summit. Cycling on dirt road and concrete road, passing hillside, rice terrace ancient tea farms. Have dinner and stay overnight with Hmong Family.
Day 9: Suoi Thau – Nam Son –Nam Ai – Nam Hong
Get up in mysterious place and paradise of rice terrace paddy, contemplate pristine nature and outstanding sightseeing.
Another day is great day in our trip, we will be waken up by rhynm of wild life, enjoy hot coffe and ginger tea before going out for hunting cloud, hanging over our head or passing leisurely onfront of our homestay.
This is actually majestic scenery in morning. We have hearty breakfast with our host, say good bye them to support and offer amazing night. We kick of our pedals from ecohomestay, cycling on slope for few kilometre before descending ride to Nam Ai..Cycling through the best rice terrace scenery and tea farms, on dirt road, single track trail, buffalo passs is highlight in our trip today.
Day 10: Nam Hong – Thong Nguyen – Xuan Minh - Lam Thuong Village
Today is the last day in our amazing cycling trip through Hoang Su Phi’ National Rice Terrace Heritage.
Having hearty breakfast with our Host, we commence our cycling day Ecohomestay, cycling on scenic route lead to Thong Nguyen Town then we turn off to the single track trail and dirt road lead to Xuan Minh village. Upon ariving on Xuan Minh, we turn on dirt road,and motoway to Bac Quang. Have lunch in local restaurant.. after lunch we kick off our pedal to cycle on single route, passing from Village to village and rice paddy to Lam Thuong green valley. do check in and relax in Xoi Farmstay.
Day 11: Lam Thuong – Thac Ba Lake – Vu Linh Ecohomestay
Wake up early to participate in moring activities with hill tribe people in village, interact with shool kid on the way to shool.
Following hearty breakfast, we cycle on a narrow undulating country route, passing dozens of stunning and lush valleys to Thac Ba lake. The Dao people make their home around the lake and we will overnight lakeside at th Vulinh resort. In the afternoon, you have time to relax, take a walk to some local villages or take the boat trip to explore fascinating Thac Ba lake. Have dinner and stay in Vu linh Homestay
Day 12: Vu Linh - Son Duong – Hanoi
Enjoy pristine nature over the lake in the morning from window, you will be impressive on picturesque lakeside. After clearing the bill and check out, we kick off our pedal to ride Son Duong on single track and tarmac road. You have chance to experience the daily life of hill tribal people, call at morning local market on sideroad to take some pictures for your trip. We also pass many green tea farm, gum tree and palm gardens which are growned in hill side. Upon arriving in Son Duong, we stop for lunch in local restaurant After lunch time, we keep riding to Tam Dao on newly paved road with leisurely space. Arriving inDai Dinh, the shuttle bus transfer to Hanoi city .We have farewell dinner in luxury restaurant and stay overnight in Tirant Hotel
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.
Tour included in:
- English speaking cycling guide ( 2 guides for over 12 cyclist)
- Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
- Meals details in itineraries ( 11breakfast, 11 lunches, 11 dinners)
- A/C transfer/ and transportation ( 01 Van Ford Transit 16 Seat)
- Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
- Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above. ( 01 Truck 1,25T)
- 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
- Cold water box, small fresh towel.
- Mineral water for drinking
- Fruit and snack for cycling days
- Permission Paper in Ha Giang
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
- Departure tax
- Tip for team and guide