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15 DAYS – GREAT CHALLENGE CYCLING TRIP IN NORTHWEST VIETNAM

Cycling route: Hanoi – Cam Luong – Phu Luong – Mai Chau - Moc Chau  -Son La – Dien Bien – Muong Lay – Muong Te – lai Chau  - Sapa – Y Ty – Bat Xat – Lao Cai – Muong Khuong – Bac Ha –Hanoi.

Vietnam is  a country with captivating scenery and majestic monuments of time gone by. Viet nam country  fully reflects the contrasts with bustling, vibrant cities. Whereas, peaceful and quaint rural villages where time seems to have stood still. Enjoy two weeks Vietnam adventure tours to explore fascinating country by your own way. Without a doubt,  cycling is definitely one of the brilliant way to explore the alluring country, experiencing  excited activities, and enjoy outstanding natural scenery.

Admire picturesque cliff limestone mountains in the north Vietnam or swimming in emerald water on  crystal sand beach. Tasting fresh seafood in oriental architecture restaurant. Cyclist will conquer one of the maverlous passes on the way whilst admiring  breathtaking rice terrace on hillsides. Join in colorful hill tribes market to understand their living. Our cycling trip will start in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam.

We set of our way to north west Vietnam. Experience  stunning scenery and rich hill tribes cultures in Phu Luong Nature resever, admire picturesque scenic beauty of Mai Chau Village and cloudy Moc Chau Valley. our journey continue to explore  the most populated Thai tribe in the North Vietnam., Son La and Dien Bien Phu.
Spending time to visit  Dien Bien historical relics related to French in Indochina war 1946- 1954. We also conquer some of the most incredible passes in  our journey .. Padin pass, Hong Thung Man, O  Quy Ho , Y ty  - Muong Khuong – Cao son – Bac Ha – Hanoi.

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Cycling route: Hanoi – Cam Luong – Phu Luong – Mai Chau - Moc Chau  -Son La – Dien Bien – Muong Lay – Muong Te – lai Chau  - Sapa – Y Ty – Bat Xat – Lao Cai – Muong Khuong – Bac Ha –Hanoi.

Vietnam is  a country with captivating scenery and majestic monuments of time gone by. Viet nam country  fully reflects the contrasts with bustling, vibrant cities. Whereas, peaceful and quaint rural villages where time seems to have stood still. Enjoy two weeks Vietnam adventure tours to explore fascinating country by your own way. Without a doubt,  cycling is definitely one of the brilliant way to explore the alluring country, experiencing  excited activities, and enjoy outstanding natural scenery.

Admire picturesque cliff limestone mountains in the north Vietnam or swimming in emerald water on  crystal sand beach. Tasting fresh seafood in oriental architecture restaurant. Cyclist will conquer one of the maverlous passes on the way whilst admiring  breathtaking rice terrace on hillsides. Join in colorful hill tribes market to understand their living. Our cycling trip will start in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam.

We set of our way to north west Vietnam. Experience  stunning scenery and rich hill tribes cultures in Phu Luong Nature resever, admire picturesque scenic beauty of Mai Chau Village and cloudy Moc Chau Valley. our journey continue to explore  the most populated Thai tribe in the North Vietnam., Son La and Dien Bien Phu.

Spending time to visit  Dien Bien historical relics related to French in Indochina war 1946- 1954. We also conquer some of the most incredible passes in  our journey .. Padin pass, Hong Thung Man, O  Quy Ho , Y ty  - Muong Khuong – Cao son – Bac Ha – Hanoi.

 

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
Summary:
Activities:Transferring and briefing itinerary
Accommodations:The Light Hotel****
Meals:D
Cycling distance: No
 

Day 2: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong – Cam Luong – Phu Luong

Following to breakfast in Hotel,the shuttle bus take to bottom of National Park, you will enjoy peaceful atmosphere and discover the biodiversity values of national park, We starting new cycling day by pedaling back road to Central Gate where you leave the bike and visit  the Endangered primates Rescued 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.
Summary:
Activities: Transferring and Cycling
Accommodations: Phu Luong Retreat
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance:86 Km
 

Day 3: Phu Luong – Mai Chau

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.
Summary:
Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel
Accommodations: mai Chau Sunrise village***
Meals:B/L/D.
Cycling distance: 83 Km
 

Day 4: Mai Chau – Moc Chau

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.
Summary:
Activities: Cycling  from Hotel to Hotel
Accommodations: Thao Nguyen Resort****
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance:
 

Day 5: Moc Chau – Son La

Following to breakfast, we start riding from Hotel on asphalt road, we savor the magnificent mountain panoramas  of the NorthWest. Son La province is home of 26 ethnic minorities, and While Thai & Black Thai is majority. Cycling is one of the perfect way to contact and explore their culture, daily life on your way. Tonight we will stay in Muong Thanh Hotel****
Summary:
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - hotel
Accommodations: Muong Thanh hotel****
Meals:B/L.D
Cycling distance: 124 Km
 

Day 6: Son La – Tuan Giao

Today is great day and challenging for all most riders.  We  will do conquer  and challenge one of the longest pass “Pa Din Pass” link between Son La and Tuan Giao with 32 km long ( 18km ascent, 14 km desent) Start from Hotel, we ride ascent 7 km out of Son La Town, then descent  new asphalt road, through stunning, rural scenery where limestone mountains rise out of the valley floor. We reach to Summit stop for refreshment, and photo moment . Checking the gear, brake before rolling down 12 km to Tuan Giao Town.  Upon arrival in hotel. Do check in and refreshment with cold beer and soft drink. Dinnr in local restaurant.
Summary:
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Tay Bac  Hotel***
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance: 78 Km
 

Day 7: Tuan Giao – Dien Bien

Enjoy undulating cycling route to day from Tuan Giao – Muong Ang, try our leg with 7 km ascending pass then descending to Dien Bien city.
Once out of Tuan Giao we head directly west towards Dien Bien Phu a stunning day passing through many small villages of Black Thai and H'mong people. The open curiosity and smiling faces of people we pass along this road, make a lasting impression and are testimony to the fact that this route is hardly used by travellers. We pass through a landscape of rice fields and banana plantations.In 1954, the Vietnamese achieved the impossible carrying heavy artillery into the mountains to defeat the French Garrison at Dien Bien Phu. As you ride along this route you will wonder at how this was ever achieved. The surrender at Dien Bien Phu marked the end of French Indochina. It is not widely known that the US had developed a plan to aid the French by using tactical nuclear weapons at Dien Bien Phu.  In the late afternoon, we have time to acquaint ourselves with Dien Bien Phu - the city is well known throughout the world as a battle field in the first Indochina War.
Summary:
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Muong Thanh Dien Bien****
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance:69 Km
 

Day 8: Dien Bien – Muong Lay

Today we cycle along winding valleys on roads that snake through the beautiful countryside. We are surrounded by rice fields and jungles. We climb to an elevation of over 1000 m and are rewarded once again with stunning views before descending (20km) to Muong Lay town.  Stayover night in Thanh Binh Hotel.
Summary:
Activities:Cyclingfrom Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Thanh Binh Hotel***
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance: 99 Km
 

Day 9: Muong Lay – Muong Te

Get up early to capture  pristine nature and picturesque scenery over the Black river, have breakfast in hotel.  Start cycling from hotel cross the bridge and turn  left on National way No 12, cycling along the Black river  and new tarmac road to T junction, turn left on provincial way 217, keep riding on undulating road  along the Black River to Muong Te Township. You are rewarded by  fascinating scenery, extraordinary limestone  mountain range over the river. Meet and talk with curious hill tribe people on the way we pass by.
Muong Te is one of the remoted and poorest district of Dien Bien Province, sandwished between  Da River and border line with Laos. Muong Te  has not many potential in tourist opportunity. Thanks to special policy from Goverment and new Highdro power plantation, Muong Te is waked up after many years stagnation and oversleep.
Summary:
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Ngoc Thanh Hotel**
Meals:B/L/.D
Cycling distance: 95 Km
 

Day 10: Muong Te – Phong Tho – Lai Chau

Spend your early morning to wander around the town and visit colorful hill tribe market. Interact with hill tribe people  to understand their life and custome. Come back your hotel for breakfast . We start our new cycling from hotel to Lai Chau city. To day is  hard and long day in our trip. Enjoy first 7 km on undulating road before conquering  28 km on summit. You are truely rewarded by  amazing scenery and thick forest on the way up to summit.  The scenery will push you back on way whislt cycling on less traffic. Enjoy coffee and tea on summit before desceding to Patan. Have picnic lunch on route. After lunch meal, we ride on new tarmac road to new Lai Chau city.
Summary:
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Muong Thanh Lai Chau***
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: 92 km
 

Day 11: Lai Chau – Tam Duong-  Sapa

Today is the highlight for many; as we cycle up to the Tram Ton Pass (1,900m; 6,230 ft) the highest mountain pass in Vietnam, on our way to Sa Pa. We start with a relatively easy 7km ride before we hit the first of two major climbs. An 8km tough ride sets us up for the 26km monster climb later in the day. As we start the second climb we gradually witness the beauty of Mt. Fan Si Pan, South East Asia's highest peak. Although often cloaked in a veil of moving mist and fog, we will hopefully get a glimpse of its lofty peaks.
Sa Pa is an old French hill station perched in the Hoang Lien Son Mountains near the Chinese border. Its position offers some of the best vantage points from which to enjoy the views of surrounding mountain peaks.
Summary:
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Sapa Charm Hotel****
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance: 99 Km
 

Day 12: Sapa – Muong Hum - Yty

Y Ty is located at an altitude of over 2,000m, leaning back into the mountains furrowed available but its peak 2.660m high, cloud cover almost all year round. The sun may have little place that shines all day is 12 hours. Y Ty is the way to trails zigzag lines and then sank in the forest leaves, the house in the clouds looming. Is it so that when the next Y Ty, many people feel like you are entering another world, separate from the earth.
Have hearty breakfast in hotel. We set off our way to Yty  on tarmac road and single track trail. Start cycling from hotel, we ride ascendingly through catholic church and then turn off on village road lead to flower and vegetable farms. Enjoy fascinating scenery and Fanxipang mountain range on the left side. Arriving T junction  regroup and then ride on tarmac road lead to O Quy Ho. We continue to conquer long climb to Ban Khoang. You will be rewarded by extraordinary scenic beauty, thick forest and quaint hill tribe village in hillside whilst cycling descendingly to Muong Hum. Spend your time to visit Sunday market in Muong Hum. We kick off our pedal again to challenge another cloudy pass. You are really impressive on pristine nature and primitive nature while cycling through  Den Sang, Nhieu Co san, Ngai Tro and Y Ty. Moreover, you have good opportunity in hunting cloud and picturesque rice terrace on hillside.  Meet and talk with curious local people on the way . upon arriving Yty town ship. Enjoy hot tea with honey whislt admiring cloud hang over your head. Stay overnight in guest house or Homestay.
Summary:
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations:Yty Ecolodge***
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance:70 Km
 

Day 13: Y Ty – Alu – Amu Xung – Lung Pho – Lao Cai

Enjoy pan cake with the host in the morning,  we  kick our pedal from guest house, ride through the town and descending  Ngai Thau – A lu Ngai Tro – A Mu Sung,  Lung Po . ride along frontier line between Vietnam and China to admire the picturesque scenery. Rice terraces along the road. you also spend your time to visit Lung Po where the Red River run into Vietnamse territory. We continue ride along the Red river to Trinh Tuong Commune to admire traditional architecture house of Ha Nhi Hill tribe people.  Have lunch in Lung Pho Commune. After lunch, we keep riding along the river to Bat Xat and Lao Cai city.
Summary:
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Muong ThanhHotel****
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance:88 Km
 

Day 14: Lao Cai – Lung Khau Nhin – Bac Ha

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. After visiting Sunday market, we commence our cycling trip from hotel, ascendingly ride 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 continue to conquer the last pass before descending to Bac Ha Town.
Summary:
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Ngan Nga  Hotel***
Meals:B./L/D
Cycling distance: 88 Km
 

Day 15: Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Hanoi

You will have the opportunity to visit the Bac Ha market. The huge market is always a riot of color with its collection of ethnic peoples. Flower Hmong, Phu La, Dao Tuyen are just a few of the tribes present. All gathered here to buy and sell their products. We start riding out of Bac Ha town to Trung Do on single dirt road and  beaten track. Turn left on village road and admire pristine nature, peaceful villages, thick rain forest , you will ride along the bank of Chay river to Pho Lu . Up on arriving on finish line. Our shuttle bus takes you back to Hanoi via new high way. Arriving in Hanoi at 7 P.m.  do check in and have farewell diner with our team.
Summary:
Activities:Cycling and transferring to Hanoi
Accommodations: The Light Hotel****
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance: 64 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 ( 13 breakfast, 13lunches, 14 dinners)
  • 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
  • Cold water box, small fresh towel.
  • Mineral water for drinking
  • Fruit and snack for cycling days

 
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cycling route: Hanoi – Cam Luong – Phu Luong – Mai Chau - Moc Chau  -Son La – Dien Bien – Muong Lay – Muong Te – lai Chau  - Sapa – Y Ty – Bat Xat – Lao Cai – Muong Khuong – Bac Ha –Hanoi.

Vietnam is  a country with captivating scenery and majestic monuments of time gone by. Viet nam country  fully reflects the contrasts with bustling, vibrant cities. Whereas, peaceful and quaint rural villages where time seems to have stood still. Enjoy two weeks Vietnam adventure tours to explore fascinating country by your own way. Without a doubt,  cycling is definitely one of the brilliant way to explore the alluring country, experiencing  excited activities, and enjoy outstanding natural scenery.

Admire picturesque cliff limestone mountains in the north Vietnam or swimming in emerald water on  crystal sand beach. Tasting fresh seafood in oriental architecture restaurant. Cyclist will conquer one of the maverlous passes on the way whilst admiring  breathtaking rice terrace on hillsides. Join in colorful hill tribes market to understand their living. Our cycling trip will start in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam.

We set of our way to north west Vietnam. Experience  stunning scenery and rich hill tribes cultures in Phu Luong Nature resever, admire picturesque scenic beauty of Mai Chau Village and cloudy Moc Chau Valley. our journey continue to explore  the most populated Thai tribe in the North Vietnam., Son La and Dien Bien Phu.

Spending time to visit  Dien Bien historical relics related to French in Indochina war 1946- 1954. We also conquer some of the most incredible passes in  our journey .. Padin pass, Hong Thung Man, O  Quy Ho , Y ty  - Muong Khuong – Cao son – Bac Ha – Hanoi.

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