Biking 14 days/13 nights Ha Noi to Luang Prabang

 Tour code

 VBT: MCT14A - HAN - LPQ

 Duration

 14 days/ 13 nights

 No. of cycling days

  8 full days + half-day

 Distance

 480 - 540 km

 Minimum ages to ride

 18

 Group size

 Mi: 02 - Max: 12

 Tour meets

 in Hanoi, Vietnam

 Tour ends

 in Luang Prabang, Laos

 Road surface

 Mixed dirty track, concrete path and hilly country back roads

 What's included

 What's not included

- Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists and luggage

- Personal travel insurance

- Truck to carry all bikes and spare bikes, tool kits

- Single accommodation

- New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brakes

- Other personal expenses

- Helmets, new bottles of water

- Drinks are not included with any meal

- All entrance fees and boat rides

- Visa to Vietnam & Laos

- Stay a night on train from Hanoi to Lao Cai

 

- B = 13 Breakfasts, L = 14 Lunches, D = 13 Dinners

 

- Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits and facial tissues

 

- 12 nights: double room & twin share

 

- Experienced English speaking bike guides

 

- Pick up & drop off at hotels

 

Dates

Destinations

Activities

Distance

Meals

 Day 01

 Ha Noi - Lao Cai

 sleep on train

No cycling 

 D

 Day 02

 Lao Cai - Sapa

 Sleep on train

 30 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 03

 Sapa - Ta Vang - Lao Chay

 Cycling

25 - 45 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 04

 Nam Cang-Sin Chay-Ban Ho-Sapa

 Cycling

30 - 50 km 

B/L/D

 Day 05

 Sapa - Tan Uyen - Than Uyen

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 80 km 

B/L/D

 Day 06

 Than Uyen - Quynh Nhai

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 90 km  

B/L/D

 Day 07

 Quynh Nhai - Tuan Giao- Dien Bien

 Cycling - transfer

30 - 90 km 

B/L/D

 Day 08

 Bus tour to Dien Bien Phu base

 Cycling + transfer

No cycling 

B/L/D

 Day 09

 Dien Bien Phu - Muang Khua

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 60 km 

B/L/D

 Day 10 

 Muang Khua-Park Dom-Oudomxai

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 80 km 

B/L/D

 Day 11

 Oudomxai-Park Mong-Nong Khiaw

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 70 km 

B/L/D

 Day 12

 Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 70 km

B/L

 Day 13

 Bike tour to countryside

 Cycling + transfer

25 km 

B/L

 Day 14

 Luang Prabang depart

 Airport transfer

Onward 

B


Day 01: Sleep a night on train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Our team’ll will meet you at your hotels and make a brief then dine with our guide before you board on train. Stay a night on A/C cabine to Lao Cai. It takes a round 9 night hours
  • Night train to Lao Cai
  • Dinner
Day 02: Lao Cai – Sapa
The train arrives at the station of Lao Cai at 5:30 am. Our team’ll arrange your breakfast at local restaurant, then a transfer on windy road uphill to Sapa town. Check in and relax until your cycle riding starting from the hotel at 1:00 pm. Ride on the hilly back roads to Dao villages, past rice terrace paddy fields. We will ride on a dirty track to Ta Phin, stop at Ethnic at village’ market to chit chat with Red Dao. Ride to the high roads for a transfer back to Sapa.
  • 35 km, moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 03: Sapa – Ta Vang - Lao Chay – Home-stay
On your cycling adventure today, you could smell and taste the real life as you cycling on hilly track through particular mountainous scenery, villages and markets on the way to home-stay where we stay tonight. From the hotel, we ride down hill on beautiful back roads with particular scenery along the country roads. We turn right on concrete path to downhill, past the home of Dao before we cross a river to continue our biking to local market of Ethnic people. Stopping and walking around this market and have some photos taken before we bike through rice fields to Tay villages for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue cycling into the home of Red Dao people and stay a night at luxury home-stay by stream.
  • 25 – 50km, moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 04: Nam Cang - Sin Chai - Ban Ho – Sapa
Bike routes are imaging today. They are mixed; single track, dirt country road through hills, mountains and valleys. We ride on hilly path along mountain areas through some villages of Tay Ethnic, passing some schools located by hills, remote villages and headquarter of local government. This morning ride give opportunities to enjoy scenery on valley along the mountain rangs, streams and country back roads. You’ll meet different Ethnic people with colorful customes and having photo taken with them can not be missed. Then we follow a trail to explore remote area, corn paddy, and many valleys of rice terrace, some young jungles forest, and waterfall. Lunch en route at the home of Tay Ethnic before the afternoon biking to Ban Ho. Today ride is end up here for a transfer back to Sapa.
  • 25 – 45 km, moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 05: Sapa - Tan Uyen – Than Uyen
On your bike ride adventure today is almost all downhill ride from Haven gate to Binh Lu, Tan Uyen and Than Uyen. To avoid pedal up to the Heaven Pass, we’ll have van/bus transfer to its peak. Then we enjoy easy ride bicycling downhills on rolling mountain rangs to Binh Lu, then we turn left on to small path, ride rolling hill through villages; see buffaloes on farming land, ride pass many lakes, stopping at family furniture workshop, tiny markets of Ethnic people on back road. Top for lunch in small town before the afternoon ride continue. The easy on flat land and down hills ride passing corn fields, tea and rubber plantations to Than Uyen.
  • 45 – 80km, easy/moderate/hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 06: Than Uyen – Quynh Nhai 
Most gentle back roads on your cycling adventure today are almost windy and thoroughly mountain ranges, love lake, beautiful rivers and jungle area of Son La province. Check out of hotel after your breakfast for a short transfer by vehicles. The ride’ll begin at the peak, downhill back roads allow to take time admire breathtaking views, limestone mountain scenery as we ride on new bridge and keep cycling onward to Quynh Nhai 
 
Day 07: Quynh Nhai –Tuan Giao – Dien Bien Phu
It is not really quiet along way but there some big hills so you are really need some transfer to the peak/top as to save engery to enjoy easy ride downhills with best scenery. Ride pass farm land, see buffalos, cows and experience local’ daily life the Tuan Giao then enjoy lovely rice terraces, windy river along the road to Dien Bien Phu.
• 30 – 80 km, easy/moderate
• Breakfast/ Lunch
 
Day 08: A half day city tour by bus
Spend ½ day tour to visit A1 hill, cemetery of Dien Bien Phu, the former military head office of the General De Castries and Dien Bien Phu’s Museum. After lunch, we return to hotel and free to explore town by your own untill dinner. 
  • 30 – 90km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 09: Dien Bien Phu – Muang Khua
Double check your passport before living Vietnam for Laos today. An early start transfers you to Tay Trang border. After we cross land border to Laos, meet our team and continue to discover this country, people and its cultures by bike on following days. From the border, we ride on 20 km smooth road downhill to Mong villages. Lunch is well- prepared in town before another 10 km on rolling hills to Muang Khua
  • 30 - 50 km, easy/ moderate
  • Breafast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 10: Muang Khua – Park Dom - Oudomxai 
Today we ride down hill through rubber tree plantation, teak tree plantation and jungle forest in the morning. In the afternoon, we will take an easy riding past beautiful rice fields, mountainous scenery by river.

  • 30 - 80 km, moderate/ hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 11: Odomxai – Park Mong- Nong khiaw 
To avoid many big hills, we will have a transfer to the top for moderate biking through jungle. Ride past villages of ethnic people, stop and find out where plenty of wild animals’ meat selling on roadside. Stop for lunch at Park Dom. From the fork/T-junction of Park Dom, the cycle route to Nong Kiaw is the best. With moderate hilly back roads, past local markets, rice terrace paddy fields and scenery along River bank and limestone mountains allows you challenge your biking all the way to the Cave by the stream. Then cycle to hotel for a night.

  • 30 - 80 km, moderate/ hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 12: Nongkhiaw - Park Mong – Luang Prabang 
We start to ride from the top after an hour vehicle transfer from Nong Kiaw. We pedal on paved with kids riding bicycle to schools. Umbrellas are every popular used as they can be seen almost everywhere in Laos. Take time with your easy time on cycling on smooth road along river to Luang Prabang. Have a 20 km vehicle transfer to city centre to avoid traffic. 

  • 30 - 80 km, moderate/ hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 13: City tour by van/bus – Countryside bike tour in afternoon 
Share space with local on ferry to further of Mekong River, explore local life on dirty track, and bike into countryside’ village and have a transfer back to Luang Prabang in late afternoon.

  • 30 - 80 km, moderate/ hard
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 14: Luang Prabang depart
Free to explore the town and spend your time on shopping until a transfer to airport for home. Tour End!

  • Breakfast
  • Airport out

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