Cycling route: Hanoi – Scenic route to Nghia Lo – Lush Rice Terrace fields Mu Cang Chai - steep passes Than Uyen – Pho Rang – Dong Van Rocky Mountain – Incredible pass Bao Lac – Cao Bang– Non Nuoc Cao Bang– Bac son scenic Valley.
15 Days – Miracle Bicycle trip in Far North Vietnam has been carefully inspected and crafted by our experienced crew, offered for those who are looking in both brilliantly physical activities and cultural interest.
Joining in this trip, the riders have great opportunity in challenging incredible passes, cycling through scenic route, conquer winding roads with some sharp turns,passing breathtaking mountain backroads, admire stunning rice terrace paddy fields, lush corn farm and tropical forest. Meet and interact with hill tribes people on the away or attend in coforful hill tribes markets in early morning to learn their daily life.
Stay in cozy accommodation with friendly and frankly staff, taste incredible hot picnic lunches enroute whilst our crew will be arranged.
Moreover, the rider have chance to test their abilities experience and skills of cycling when we ride on different elevation and mixed route.
Our trip will be conducted in some highlight destinations such as scenic route Nghia Lo, National Rice Terrace fields Mu Cang Chai, Global Geopark Dong Van,( Rocky Mountain Province Ha Giang) Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geoparkand Bac Son scenic valley.
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:Pick up and briefing itinerary
Accommodations: The Light Hotel****
Cycling Distance: No
Day 2: Hanoi – Nghia Lo
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: Cycling from hotel - hotel
Accommodation:Muong Lo Hotel***
Cycling distance: 75Km
Day 3: Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Khau Pa pass - Mu Cang Chai
This day starts with a visit to the local market in Nghia Lo Town, a chance to explore and shop for local handicrafts.market is meeting point of ethnic minorities in the North Vietnam, visiting and taking pictures is great impressive experiences, then we start riding from hotel to Tu Le, today is leisure day with 45 km cycling on undulating road, through picturesque valley, fascinating rice paddies, riding ascendingly 8 km to slope to take view magnificient Tu Le town and breaktaking scenery,Rolling down Tu Le for Lunch. Following to lunch meals, we challenge 25 Km Khau Pa steep pass Cycling on incredible pass (Khau Pa pass 25 km long), then rolling down through three villages with extraordinary stunning rice terraces which are listed as National Rice Terraces Heritages of Vietnam, and undulating road along river lead to Mu Cang Chai Resort
Activity: Cyclingfrom hotel - hotel
Accommodation:Mu Cang Chai Resort****
Cycling distance: 88 Km
Day 4: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen
Today is fantastic day with all highlights in our trip, start cycling through three villages with extraordinary stunning rice terraces which are listed as National Rice Terraces Heritages of Vietnam, and undulating road along river lead to Thanh Uyen.
Start cycling from Hotel after hearty breakfast, we commence riding on undulaitng road along the river and hillside. we are rewarded by the outstanding features of the landscape, fresh air in the morning, we reach on summit, coffee,tea, snack are available for you before descending to Mu Cang Chai, Mu Cang Chai is a poor district of Yen Bai Province with 85% population, is H’Mong people who are the Host of National Rice Terrace Beauty. We stop for lunch in Mu Cang Chai Town, after lunch, we commence around the town, explore market, continue riding to Than Uyen, upon arrival in Than Uyen, Check in and relax for dinner time. Stay overnight in Than Uyen
Activity: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Hoan Quan Hotel**
Cycling distance: 70Km
Day 5: Than Uyen – Bao Ha
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we set off our way to Pho Rang town. Fully supported vehicle follow, incase of someone of us need assistance.
Today is really challenging and incredible cycling day in our trip. We will cycle on paved road, mixed and concrete road, challenge some steep passed, cycling through winding route with sharp turns and hairpin curves lead to new highway. We will cycle through new high way to Bao Ha town then cycle on tarmac road to Pho Rang town
Activity: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Hotel in Town
Cycling distance:107 Km
Day 6: Bao Ha - Pho Rang – Xuan Giang - Quang Binh - Ha Giang
Following to taste breakfast in hotel, we kick off our bike from hotel, looking forward to cycling Quang Biinh Town.
Today is is contrary to yesterday in our trip as we cycle leisurely on single track, and paved road, passing dreamlike and peacefull hill tribe villages, stunnning rice paddies fields and Cinnamon forest, meet and interact with hill tribe people on the way or meet them in local markets to understand their life.
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Truong Xuan Resort****
Cycling distance: 88 km / 159km
Day 7: Ha Giang – 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: 93 Km
Day 8: Yen Minh – 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: 84Km
Day 9: Dong Van – Meo Vac – Bao Lac
There is a market daily in the town centre of Dong Van and Meo Vac used mainly by the White Hmong, Tay and Lo Lo hill tribes. Women dressed in their brightly coloured traditional clothing walk into the town carrying their bamboo woven baskets laden with corn and vegetables. Today we follow a remote mountain road to conque 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
Enjoy the first two km on flat road lead out of Dong Van Town then we challenge 7 km ascendingly ride on winding road with sharp turn to the top.
Cycling descendingly 16 Km along the hillside to Meo Vac Town. Upon arriving Meo Vac, Regroup and conquer 7 Km on steep passes to the summit before rolling down to Ly Bon Bridge.
There’s a relatively gentle uphill climb of before we descend for the final 30km along flat terrain. We will pass people from the local minority communities along the way dressed in their vibrant tribal costumes. Stop on sideroad to visit local market or exploring daily life of hill tribal people. Have lunch enroute. Following lunch we continue to ride along the bank of Gam river, conquere on relatively tough pass before descending to Bao Lac town
Accommodation: Thuy Duong Hotel**
Cycling distance: 94 Km
Day 10: Bao Lac – Cao Bang
Today is the most challenging cycling day in our trip. when we spend half day for 38 km ascending on the summit of Pia Hoac and then down hill on paved road to Cao Bang City. When we ride we will capture of sublime limestone mountain range and explore the untouched region in frontier area. Have lunch en route. After lunch meal, we keep going to Cao Bang city. Have dinner and stay overnight in Sunny Hotel
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Sunny Hotel*** -
Cycling distance: 87km / 124km
Day 11: Cao Bang – Tra linh
Hearty breakfast in hotel, we kick off our pedal from hotel to Pac Po. Enjoy pristine nature and stunning scenery as we ride on tarmac road through peaceful villages. interact with hill tribe people on the way or school kids go or from school. We keep our way to Pac Po on newly undulating road.
Pac po is sacred destination for Vietnamese people – the cradle of Vietnam Revolutionary from 1930 -1945, where President Hochiminh was the first time set his feet to Viet Nam fartherland after 30 Years living and working in abroad.
Pac Po is located at between high mountain ranges and stream, river, share border with China at milestone 108 Km. Hochiminh decided himself to set up this area for initialy Vietnam Revolutionary.
Visiting this historical relic, the traveller understand about Post Vietnamese Revolution and Hochiminh Life as well.
Upon arrival of Pac Po, we spend our time to pay tribute to the predecessors and Hochiminh, who led Vietnamese people to revote against Japanese Troop and French military expedition to gain independence in 1945.After Visiting, we gear up our bike to ascendingly ride to Gate of Heaven. Having picnic lunch on peak.After lunch meals, we challenge our abilities on the top before descendly ride to Tra Linh Town ship.
Activities: cycling and Visiting
Accommodations: Ngoc LongHotel***
Cycling distances: 94 Km
Day 12: Tra Linh – Ban Gioc
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we kick off our pedal on paved road through the town for few kilometre, then turn right on broken road and dirt track trail lead to Trung khanh. You will admire extraordinary
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 single track to Quay Son River. 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.Having lunch in Eco Homestay. After lunch, we cycle along the river to Ban Gioc water fall or Kayaking along Quay Son river. Dinner and stay overnight in Ban Gioc Resort
Activities: Cycling and Visiting
Accommodations: Sai Ggon - Ban Gioc Resort***
Cycling distances: 72 Km
Day 13: Ban Gioc – Quang Uyen
Get up early in the morning to expose the fascinated nature, walking down to discovery the magnificent Ban Gioc Water Fall. Ban Gioc Water Fall is one of the most maverlous water fall in Vietnam, sharing with China a half of river . come back to Hotel for hearty breakfast. After breakfast, we commence riding from hotel to Quang Uyen Town on new frontier road to observer the picturesque limestone mountain ranges, passing many hill tribal village of Tay and Nung hill tribes. Learn about their life by visiting their house and chating with the local village or intertain their own special productions. Have lunch enroute. After lunch, we continue to ride undulated road and village road to Quang Uyen Town. Upon arriving in Hotel, do check in and have relax by yourown. Have dinner in Local restaurant, saty overnight in Duy Huong Hotel.
Accommodation: Hung DzungHotel***
Cycling distance: 76 km
Day 14: Quang Uyen – Bac Son
Breakfast in hotel , we start new cycling day from Hotel to Lang Son on historical National road 4D via That Khe and Dong Khe town. Whilst cycling you have opportunity to witness the threshold former battle fields Dong Khe and That khe against French troop in 1950, opening new assistance war against Frech troop in whole Vietnam for liberation in 1954. Moreover, the cyclist enjoy the exotic scenery, sublime mountain ranges and picturesque rice terraces. Have lunch in route
After lunch meal. We kick off our pedal to challenge 15 km ascendingly ride to summit of Bac Ai Pass then we roll down 15 Km to bottom of the valley. we ride ascendling again to Van Minh section. Regroup for tea and soft drink. We continue our last distance on tarmac road lead to Bac Son
Activity transferring & Cycling
Accommodation: Binh Huong Hotel**
Cycling distance: 97 km
Day 15: Bac Son – Huu Lung - Hanoi
Having hearty breakfast in Hotel, we make warmly up by climbing on the top of Na Lay Mounatin where you can contemplate outstanding scenic beauty and Bac son Panoramic view of valley.
You will be surprised and impressived on picturesques sights with rugged limestone mountain mixed with green rice paddy field..After visiting Bac Son Valley, we commence our new cycling day from hotel, cycling through scenic valley to Vu Lang then cycle on undulating route to Huu Lung. Take transfer teh last distance to Hanoi city.
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Cycling distance: 60 km
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 languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries ( 14breakfast, 14lunches, 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 helmetsor
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
Ha Giang Paper Permission
Tour excluded in:
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide