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:Picking up and transferring to Hotel
Accommodations: The light Hotel****
Cycling distance: No
Day 2: Hanoi – Thon Tha – Khuoi My – Luang Vai – Thon Tha
Enjoy tasty breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, we set off our way to North East, Ha Giang province. Admire stunning scenery and lush landscape in the way lead to Phuong Do CBT village. Have lunch with local people.
Following to lunch meal, we change our cycling suit, learn the code of cycling safety then we mark warm up cycling though village to Village on single track trail, dirt road, buffalo road, crosing stream, and passing through picquresque rice terrace paddy.
As we ride we ecounter different hilltribe such as Coin Dzao, Tay, Nung and Hmong people who has been living in this area for hundred years, create dreamlike scenery and unique culture values. Cycling on back road lead to Ecohomestay for relax and observe daily life of people in this community. Have dinner and stay over night in Ecohomestay.
Activities Transferring and Cycling
Cycling distance: 45 Km
Day 3: Thon Tha – Cao Bo – Tan Lap – Thong Nguyen
Get up early to contemplate stunning scenery over the village, observe the daily life of local people or joining in local market to experience vibrant atmoshere, interact with differnet hill tribes who come from every corner of the hill to exchange their own agricuture products early morning.
Come back homestay for breakfast. we will enjoy pancake which are made skillful by the hand of our host.
After breakfast, we commence our cycling days from Homestay, cycling on single track, newly concrete way link from Village to Village lead to Thanh Ha Ecolodge. Enjoy capitivated scenery and stunning orange farms, outstanding landscapes,
After 2 hour cycling on scenic route and coloreful hill tribe, we reach to Tan Quang Section where we turn off on the tarmac road lead to Tan Lap .
We actually challenge our trip as we cycle ascendingly 17 km to heavenly Gate 1 in Thong Nguyen commune. Have picnic lunch en route, after lunch meals, we hop on bike to cycle on undulating and challenge the second heaven gate 2 before arriving in the second night ecohomestay.
Today is really challenging day for us as we ride through two steep passes with different elevations. However, we will be rewarded by brilliant scenery, extraordinerary rice terrace landscape. Meet friendly people on the road, taking some incredible pictures over Hoang Su Phis’ National Heritage Rice Terrace.. Have dinner and stay overnight with Dzao Hill tribes.
Activities: Cycling from Ecovillage - Ecolodge
Accommodations: Hoang Su Phi Ecolodge***
Cycling distance: 94 km
Day 4: ThongNguyen – Phin Ho – Ho Phien – Ta su Choong – BanNhung – Hoang Su phi
After recharging fully energy, we are setting our way to cycle ascendlinging main road then turn off on singel track trail to Ta Su Choong village.
Today is another challenging day in our trip with fully emotional and excited trip. We cycle on mixed road from concrete road, single track, dirt path and motor way to crossing the stream and hillside, cycling through thick forest to observe stunning scenery and extraordinary landscapes.
Esopecially, you will be captivated by picturesque rice terrace paddy fields, corn fields and cinnamon plantation. We have picnic lunch in Ban Nhung with Dzao village. Following to lunch meals. We kick off our pedal to cycle along the stream, hillside to Hoang Su Phi town.
Activities: cylingfrom Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Tay Con Linh Hotel***
Cycling distance:56 km
Day 5: Hoang Su phi – San Sa Ho – Nang Don – Po Ly Ngai – Chieu Lau Thi – Ho Thau
Having breakfast in hotel, then we we kick off our pedals from Hoang Su Phi, 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.
Activities:Cycling from hotel - Ecohomestay
Cycling distance: 58 Km
Day 6: Ho Thau – Nam Ly - Quang Nguyen – Na Tri 56 km
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 Ho Thau..Cycling through the best rice terrace scenery and tea farms, on dirt road, single track trail, buffalo passs is highlight in our trip today.
Activities: Cycling from Ecohomestay
Cycling distance: 56 Km
Day 7: Na Tri – Ta Cu Ty - Ban Gia - Lung Phinh 60 km
Having hearty breakfast with our friendly host, we commence our new cycling from Ecohomestay cyling on concrete road through peacefull village before crossing stream to cycle ascendingly hillside, thick tropical forest.
Today is really hard and challenging day in our trip, as we cycle all most distance ascendingly to Lung Phin village. However, we will be rewarded by spectacular view, panoramatic scenery .
Cycling on dirt road and single track, passing many coloreful hill tribe villages and picturesque sightseeing is highlight in our trip. We have picnic lunch en route nearby stream.
After lunch meals, we continue our trip to Ban Gia village then turn off the beaten paths lead to Lung Phin Village. Have dinner and stay overnight in Lung Phin Villlage.
Activities:Cycling from Ecohomestay - Village
Cycling distance:60 Km
Day 8: Lung Phin Village – Can Cau - Ta Van Chu – Bac Ha 56 km
Setting off our way early in morning to participate Saturday Market in Can Cau where minority people such as Flower Hmong, Black Mong, Phu La Dao, Zay, exchange their products in every Saturday morning,.
You will have great opportunity in exploring more hill tribes who has been living for hundred years in North Vietnam.
After visiting colorfull hill tribe market, we continue our trip on scenic single track trail, dirt path with buffalo trail to Ta Van Chu village where our coffee and soft drink will be available.
After filling up energy, we kick off our pedals to cycle through rice paddy fields, crossing some streams before arriving in Bac Ha Town. Have dinner and stay overnight in Bac Ha Town.
Activities: Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Ngan Nga Hotel***
Cycling distance: 56 Km
Day 9: Bac Ha – Coc Lyy – Cao Son – Muong Khuong
Enjoy pristine nature and fresh cool air on hill top town – Bac Ha.
If we set schedule on Sunday market, please do not miss colorful hill tribes market on early Sunday morning. This is actually unique market of 6 different tribles people
Bac Ha Sunday market or to Can Cau Saturday., Sin Chen Wednesday, Lung Khau Nhin Thursday market. You spend morning time to visit and explore unique, coloful hill tribe market. You are absolutely excited with festive atmosphere. All people are preparing the best cloth for themselves before going to Market. The sound, smell are overwhelmimg in market. Inturn, you visit handycraft , cloth store to food store where you can drink and try some thrilling foods made by hill tribes such as Corn wine, stewed horse hot pot... you should go to caslte and pet store where cat, dog, birds, chicken, horse and water buffalor are sold. This amazing area for shooting photo or admire lovingly pets. Have lunch in local restaurant. after lunch, we continue to explore remoted area, admire enchanting scenery through border lines between Vietnam and China to Muong khuong town.
Activities: Cyclingfrom hotel - hotel
Condition of road: mixed road. from sealed road to broken with big potholes on the road
Terrain: hilly and sharp turn road in Morning. Tarmac road in Afternoon
Accommodation: Muong Khuong Hotel**
Meals : B/L/ D
Cycling distance: 76 Km
Day 10: Muong Khuong – Lao Cai 56 km
Enjoy breakfast in hotel, we spend our time to visist an observe Sunday morning market in Muong Khuong where coloreful hill tribes from all corner of mountainous area set their way to market. This is really festive atmoshere and public activities in this regions.
You will be impressive on their products from some vegetable, meats until alive cattle such as Pig, Dog, Cat, Buffalo, cow, horse...are traded. Meanwhile, men, woman, teenage who are in well looking dressed exchanging their products. It is actually terrific and amazing place for traveller who are looking for exploring Vienam culture indepth.
After experiencing Sunday market, we hoop oupour bike to cycle from Hotel descendingly to Lao Cai City. Have picnic lunch enroute. After lunch, we coque some steep passed before rolling dow n to Lao Cai City
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Lao Cai Star Hotel****
Cycling distance: 56 Km
Day 11: Lao Cai – Lung Pho – Yty 85 km
We commence driving at 7h30 in Laocai City cross the Bridge and follow the bank of the Red River to Bat Xat Township. We ride on newly paved frontier road between Vietnam and China. You will be fascinated by pristine nature and magnificent untouched scenery. We keep riding to Trinh Tuong Commune where we spend the time to explore the daily life of hill tribal villages, learn about their unique architeture house, meet and talk with curious people and their kid. we continue to ride upward of Red river where Three Rivers meet each other (the Lung Po river and Nguyen Giang from China River runs into Vietnam territory at Lung Pho Village – Call Red River). Take picture the marverlous sightseeing and milestone of Vietnam and China. After visiting Lung Po Commune, we turn off the road to A Mu Sung And A Lu commune .You will admire extraordinary rice terraces, picturesque hill tribal villages and fairytale scenery. Upon Arriving in A Lu village stop for picnic lunch . after refreshment and filling up energy, we start riding ascending to Y ty commune. On the way, you are rewarded by fresh nature and limestone panoramas. Arriving in Y Ty commnue late afternoon
Activities:Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Yty Ecolodge***
Cycling distance: 85 Km
Day 12: Yty – Amu sung – Muong Hum - Sapa 76 km
We make warm up by riding in cloudy ascending 4,6 km to summit of Y Ty where you are impressive on breathtaking scenery, Nhiu Co San summit panoramas and picturesque rice terraces valleys. We check the gear and brake, wearing cycling jacket before descending 20 km to Den Sang and Muong Hum township. Arriving in Muong Hum take the time to explore Sunday local market .meeting with different colourful hill tribal people from all corner of Bat Xat district to Muong Hum Market on Sunday morning. After visiting Market, we restart ascending to O Quy Ho and Sapa Town. Have lunch enroute and spend your time to take some highlight pictures on the way. Upon arriving in Sapa,. We do check in and relax. Or you can try traditional herbal medicine massage of Red Dao people for your refeshment. Have dinner in local restaurant, stay overnight at Sapa Charm Hotel
Activities: Cycling fromhotel - Hotel
Condition of road: driving on mixed road, from concrete road to sealed road then single track trail
Terrain: hilly and long passes in our way
Accommodation: Sapa Charm Hotel****
Meals :B/L D
Cycling distance: 76 Km
Day 13: Sapa Track Trail – Sin Chai Eco homestay Village
Have breakfast in hotel, clear the bill and check out . we start cycling from Hotel, down to Muong Hoa Valley to explore all highlight of Sapa Today. Sapa valley boasts magnificent rice terraces, colourful hill tribe villages and breathtaking scenic beauty. You leave the hustle and bustle Sapa touristic area behind, we ride on descending paved road, off the beaten track, single track, and dirt road , cross the suspension bridge to Lao Chai – Ta Van Village, you will meet and talk with local people on the way we passby. Or visit their home to learn their life and culture. Crossing again the bridge to paved road lead to Su Phan and down to Den Thang, Thanh kim, Thanh phu , have lunch in local family. After lunch, we continue to ride on single track, dirt road, passing many villages and stream to Sin Chai B where we will stay overnight with Dao Family. Dinner and stay overnight in Homestay.
Accommodation: Sin Chai Ecohomestay
Cycling distance: 75 Km
Day 14: Sin Chai – Thanh Phu – Nam Sai – Ban Den – Lao Cai - Hanoi
Wake up early in the morning to participate with local activities or just walk around the village to enjoy pristine nature and peaceful villages. Have breakfast with traditional pancake and banana cake, try herbal tea with the Host . we start our cycling from homestay, passing villages and villages, rice terrace, streams and buffalo road lead to Sin Chai A, Thanh Phu, Nam Cang, Nam Sai, Ban Ho,. we continue riding up hill on off road and pothole road to Ban Den village for 7 km. Stop for refreshment and fill up energy. We continue to ride on undulating route and steep pass at the end of distance to Lao Cai City. You will be fascinated by extraordinary scenery, sublime limestone mountain and peaceful hill tribe villages. Upon arrival of Section. We take 4 hours transfer to Hanoi via Highway.
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Cycling distance: 45 Km
Day 15: Hanoi onward
We are free until check out and transfer to Airport for departure or extended to your own tours
Ended our services. Many thanks for your cycling with us’
Accommodation: On Wards
Cycling distance: No
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 ( 14 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:
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