Biking to Sapa- Cycling to Ha Giang, North West & Far East Vietnam

Overview

Price
USD $1540.00 1540.00
Tour code
VBR: 12B - VCT
Duration
Number Of cycling days
7 days
Single supplement
255.00$
Average distance per day
45km
Bike Hire
70
Total cycling distance
495km
Introduction

Discovering colorful Northwest and Far East loops of Vietnam with Vietnam Backroads. North West Vietnam- plateau region far north provinces are occupied by mountains valleys and forests. Theses provinces are great homes to Ethnic Vietnamese, H'Mong, Tay, Dao, Man, Nung, Giay, Lo Lo and Tho communities populate with rich traditional tribal culture; the majority still practice ancestor and spirit worship. Travel around the provinces can be difficult so we will encounter little in the way of traffic. Hoang Su Phi is famous for its terraced fields which are considered as the most beautiful rice terraced fields in the country. The harvest season in October has attracted travelers around the world. Sapa- North West Vietnam is also a home of many minority tribes. Ethnic minorities in Vietnam are mostly hill tribes residing at high altitudes in the mountains. In particular, the Sapa area in the northwest of Vietnam, near the border with China, is a center of Vietnamese tribal culture. With dramatic mountain landscapes, crisp fresh air and colorful clothes of hill tribes ,Muong Hoa ares are great valleys to explore by bicycle. Adventurous travels are the best to this peaceful land and meet resplendently dressed ethnic minorities at the local market and villages. Our journey'll begin in Ha Noi and wil explore colorful valleys of Muong Hoa and small town of Sapa before we cycle to remote undiscovered Ha Giang region. We cycle through a topography of hilly hairpin bends, slopes, ridges, valleys and limestone karsts. The outstanding natural beauty will take your breath away. Meet tribes in remote hill villages with a largely agricultural economy, enjoy boat ride through the Lake of Ba Be before returning to Ha Noi

Full Itinerary

Mountain biking maps
Day
1
Meet in Ha Noi

Our adventurous mountain cycling trip to North and East regions will begin in Hanoi- Vietnam country's political and capital city.This evening, we’ll get to know the group over our first dinner at locals
 

The Light
Dinner
Day
2
A morning transfer to Xuan Giao and Biking to Ban Ho village.

We depart early today at 7:00 AM for a 3 hour and half by private vehicle driving on free way to Xuan Giao- a farm market. From this market, our private vehicle continue taking us to small road where we begin our first day mountain biking. Explore outstanding tribe village of Thanh Phu where Tay People and Red Dao people living. You have your own space and could make any stop to enjoy amazing views; green valleys, streams, forests and buffalo trails through rice terraces along the way. Then we continue our adventure cycling over Thanh Phu Bridge and keep riding along back roads to Ha Ho village. Stay a night at Sapa Orange Homestay

Sapa Orange Homestay
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 55km
Hilly, moderate/ hard
Day
3
Explore Muong Hoa - Sapa

Enjoy beautiful landscapes and peaceful scenery surroundings when you enjoy breakfast and coffee at your homestay. Today is a real challenge day because Sapa is more than 1000m above level sea. We cycle on windy and hilly paths, passing small villages; Su Pan, Ta Van Village and Lao Chai. We stop at a village of Black Hmong to view amazing mountainous landscapes and terraced rice field’s scenery before we continue the rest of today to Sapa town.

Amazing Hotel Sapa
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 50km
Hilly, moderate/ hard
Day
4
Sapa – Bao Thang - Coc Ly - Bac Ha

Have an early breakfast for one hour transferred to Bao Thang- a rural Dist of Lao Cai. We pedal on paved and scenic road, challenge some hills, and farmland. Arrive in Coc Ly market. (Tuesday market). We'll spend time to see how Ethnic people to exchange goods. Locals bring their buffaloes, cows, dogs, horse, chicken, cates to exchange with each other. Animals will be exchanged if they are the same valued. The Weekly market is open on every Tuesday. It’s a very impressive market. Then we continue to ride on single track to Bao Nhai Bridge and turn off to Bac Ha town.  Upon arriving in Hotel, do check in and explore the town by your own the rest of the day.

Sao mai Bac Ha hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 72km
Hilly, moderate/ hard
Day
5
Bac Ha - Lung Phin - Xin Man - Hoang Su Phi

An early depart by a short transfer drives us west to Lung Phin for an off the beaten track mountain riding to Xin Man. Xin Man rural Dist, located right on the Vietnamese & Chinese border. There are some incredible pass which naturally separated between Ha Giang and Lao Cai province. We bike to explore one of the most remote parts- a homeland of local ethnic groups such as the Nung, the Flower Hmong, the Tay and the Ha Nhi people. Enjoy every minute on today' ride; breathtaking view of the Hoàng Su Phì terrace fields, a national heritage, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam. The epic landscape of rice terraced fields and architecture of the peaceful scenery created by man and nature over thousands of years. In the after, we carry on our adventure mountain biking along a quiet road that gently climbs and follows the river to the town of Hoang Su Phi.

Pan Hou Ecolodge Resort
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 75km
Hilly, moderate/hard
Day
6
Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang

Today is another great ride as an adventurous travel. We ride to smell and taste Hoang Su Phi, Dong Van karst plateau Geopark and Mu Chai, the National Rice Terrace Heritage. We’ll ride on fascinating routes and challenge incredible passes before we ride down to Ha Giang. We’ll feel that we are on the top of the world. Hoang Su Phi is one of the most areas of outstanding natural beauty and unspoiled traditional life. It is also the removed East West region of Vietnam. Most of local ethnic groups are still using traditional ways of cultivating rice plants. Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is world famous. It is mysterious landscape along the Chinese border- a natural combination of conical limestone peaks and deep, beautiful valleys. Mu Cang Chai- the most beauty of rice terraces fields and it had listed National Heritage of Northeast Vietnam

Phoenix Ha Giang
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 -75km
Hilly, moderate/ hard
Day
7
Ha Giang - Ba Me - Bao Lac

After your healthy breakfast, we do check out for another great ride to discover amazing nature scenery of Ba Me and Bao Lac. There is about 10km riding up gentle hills and the rest of distance to Ba Me is on an undulating roads. We cycle and enjoy fascinating landscape passing through villages to Bac Me Township. After lunch in town, we continue riding on tarmac road to Bao Lac. There are plenty of impressive views surrounded by limestone formations, villages, and farmlands and mountain peaks undulating road along Gam River. Stay a night in Bao Lac town.

Thuy Duong/ Viet Hoang hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 83km
Hilly, moderate/ hard
Day
8
Bao Lac - Nguyen Binh - Ba Be Lake

Have breakfast at 7:00 am and do check out for our last day adventure trip. A short transfer takes us to the peak and our ride’ll continue then. We ride on undulating quiet road, enjoy beautiful mountain views and scenic villages. Lunch is in town of Nguyen Binh. Our adventure cycling will continue but our guide will figure out and choose best time to have a transfer to Ba Be Lake. We'll stay overnight in the beautiful village of Pac Ngoi

Saigon Ba Be resort
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 75km
Hilly, moderate/ hard
Day
9
Ba Ke Lake - Cho Ra - Ha Noi

After breakfast at the home-stay, we take a short walk to pier where your private boat will be waiting. We get on board to cruise on lake, during this boat cruising, we will listen to many species of birds's singing and enjoy peaceful landscapes of this lake. The boat'll come to Puong Cave which is a massive 30 meters high. The cave is an impressive feature of the area and if you are lucky you can see some of the local inhabitant bats. Then, our interesting boat trip will continue and reaches Cho Ra Town for lunch where we have lunch. After lunch, we relax 4 hours and half on our private vehicle driving back to Hanoi with a coffee break on the way. Overnight in Hanoi.

Breakfast/ Lunch

Tour details

Destination
Ages to ride
18 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
04
Large Group
14
What's included
Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists, luggage
Truck to carry all bikes
New Giant/Trek MTB 27.5" & hybrid MTB 700 x 38, hydraulic brake
Helmets, new bottles of water
All entrance fees
8 nights: double room/ tiwin room
B = Breakfasts, L = Lunches, D = Dinners
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
English speaking guide throughout the tour
Pick up & drop off at hotels
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Road Condition

Mountain bike: road condition. Mr Van update it please!

Vehicles

Private Support Vehicles

2 to 4 riders in a group

There is only one A/C 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases and bikes. There are four rows of seating for passengers on A/C 16 seater van.Two people seat on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seat will be fold up so all bikes will be uploaded here.


 


 


A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people

There will be 2 vehicles to support riders on entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, ice box to keep cold drinks....


 


 



A large group tour: 8 to 14 people

One minibus to take up all riders including luggage & suitcases and one truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, water, cold drinks and snacks...Ice box


 


 


Truck to carry bicycles



A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people

We provide 2 vans and 1 minibus and one truck to escort large groups of riders and help ensure their safety. Our pro guide will motivate a team with support vehicles to bring the best services to riders.


 

truck to carry bicycle on tour

 

minibus to support bicycle trip

27.5 Giant MTB bikes & Trek Hybrid Touring Bikes

1. There are 45 mtb bikes available in store and they are ready for all cycling tours

Pro Giant Mountain Bike - 650B/ 27.5" wheel size

27.5" Pro mountain bikes are use for off-road cycling; on dirt track and hilly single track narrow paths and also country back roads.

27.5" wheel size and MTB tires 27.5" x 1.95 is the best choice and suitable and good for challenge and technical mountain biking. 

1 - Good quality and lightweight Alloy MTB 27.5" frames 

2 - 27.5" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout

3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable for riding

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake

6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes

7 - 27.5" Alexrims disc brake rims - 32 holes

8 - Maxxis Cross Mark 27.5 x 1.95 - Good quality and suitable for both on road and off-road riding

9 - Soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team








2. There are 25 Trek hybrid mountain bikes available in our store.  Hybrid bike tires 700 x 38- Good choice for a long trip: Saigon to Hanoi and Hanoi to Saigon

Hybrid bikes are use for an off-road cycling through countryside, dirt track and but working on muddy road. Its really good for touring a long trip, it moves faster and easier. Hybrid bike gives you an easy to pedal uphills, smooth bicycle riding on quiet concrete paths and country back roads. The best choice to challenge mountain and serious hills

1 - Good quality and lightweight alloy hybrid frame

2 - 29" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout

3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable saddle

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake

6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes

7 - 29" Alexrims touring rims, disc brake - 32 holes

8 - Schwalbe CX Comp 700 x 38 - Good quality and suitable for both off-road cycling and touring a long trip

9 - Soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team



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