NORTH WEST VIETNAM MOUNTAIN BIKE
This unique mountain biking holiday, a cross country from Sapa to Hanoi, is full of fantastic contrasts along its route. Beginning in the Hanoi and finishing in national park of Puluong. the tracks of the old road number 06 wind their way along the beautiful Valley and a spectacular of undiscovered mountain bike route which takes us to MaiChau. The brand new biking adventure in Vietnam
This unique mountain bike tour will take you through some fantastically remote wilderness steeped in ancient of Hmong, Tay,Thai hill tribe history.
There are three very long hard days riding on badly broken roads, off road so participants should be fit and experienced riders.
We ride just over 650 kilometers. There are some long, grueling climbs and some scintillating descents. The rewards are empty roads and incomparable views. If you enjoy hill climbing and riding in the mountains, this tour is a dream.
Day 1: (L) Hanoi- Yen Bai : ( riding 90km)
Meet in hotel ( 7: 00AM), driving out of Hanoi city. Start riding ,It’s a fascinating ride past many minority villages as we climb onto a higher plateau. We ride pass of rice field and tea plantations before arriving in the Doan Hung for lunch, continue biking to Yen Bai city. Dinner and overnight in Hotel in Yen bai.
Day2: (B,L) YenBai-LaoCai ( riding 105 km)
After breakfast we start riding on bank of Red river o Lao Cai. About 40 km off road track (pretty wide) start climbing on the left. After many villages and a beautiful narrow suspension bridge, we enjoy a long single track section, starting on terraces by long climb, leading to an off road pass (about 300m of elevation) and finishing on a long downhill through waterfalls and rain forest. Lunch with noodle soup and breads, fruits, tea coffee.Then we get to the asphalt where the minibus is waiting at BaoHa , take long transfer (35’) to LaoCai. Night in Hotel in Lao Cai
Day3: Laocai-Sapa (+- 65 km )
Arrive in Lao Cai: after breakfast , Back road riding to Sapa. Afternoon rest and free time for visiting Sapa. Overnight in Sapa . (B,L,D)
Day4:Sapa-ThanUyen: Ride over Tram Ton Pass and downhill to ThanUyen. (80 km )
Riding over Indochina is highest peak . Overnight in ThanUyen. (B,L,D)
Day5:Than Uyen -Tuan giao: Cycling to Tuan Giao.( 86 km)
There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 5 km with a 12 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 18km strength-sapping climb.
Overnight in Tuan Giao. (B,L,D)
Day6:Tuan Giao-Son La ( 90 km)
The ride begins with is a 15km up hill, climb into the beautiful surrounding countryside of Pha din mountain range pass and ride down . We finish the day with a thrilling 5 km decent before we reach the town of Son La.
Overnight in Son La.(B,L,D)
Day7:Son La-Yen chau- MocChau ( 67 km)
Continue cycling to Yen Chau. Virtually we go through an active market. Everything is brought in fresh daily. The larger markets serve as distribution points for smaller markets. End of cycling after 80km and driving to hotel in MocChau.
Overnight in Moc Chau hotel (B,L,D)
Day8:MocChau- MaiChau ( 72 km)
Back road cycling to MaiChau. Virtually we go through an active off road.
Overnight in Mai Chau homestay (B,L,D)
Day9: MaiChau- Offroad- Hanoi( 53 km)
Off road biking to PuLuong . After breakfast riding to Co Luong then continue in the off road to the bank of Ma river, boat trip along then single track riding as relaxing before end of wonderful trip. Picnic lunch , meet mini bus for driving to Hanoi. End of trip in your hotel in Hanoi. (B,L)
Extension tour , 2 days sleep in wooden boat in Halong bay = from 190 to 450 USD one cabin for 2 people with lunch, dinner , breakfast , Shuttle bus around trip .
Hotel recommend before and after trip in Rising Drangon Place hotel : http://risingdragonhotel.com/rising-dragon-palace/ price from 50USD/room ( including breakfast , tax ) for run of house.
|Group Size||2people||group tour|
|Price/person||1,280 USD||1,090 USD|
Note: Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.
Best Time to go
From October to May.
Small group , from 2 to 6 person
|English speaking local guide|
|Accommodations in home stays and local hotel around trip as mention|
|Meals as noted B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner|
|Drink as water, coffee, tea, energy drink by nutritional gel, juice|
|Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary|
|Ground transportation with 100% vehicle stand by.|
|Additional guides where necessary|
|Entrance fees and permits|
International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).