Vietnam Cycling Adventure Hill Tribes Explorer Taking the long mountain road through the North West traveler enter a remote land of mountains and colorful tribes people whose songs of love ring out about the din of the weekend market. The northwest loop is a fantastic route for cyclists. Save your 12 days for over 800km cycling from NghiaLo to Mu Cang Chai, Ha Giang, Quan Ba, Dong Van, Meo Vac, BaBe national park etc…. this is the best cycling route in Vietnam so far.

Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo (Lunch, dinner)

7:30 Am In the morning pick up from your hotel in Hanoi, we transfer 2 hours to Trung Ha bridge, then start cycling along the Da river to Thanh Son. Lunch en route. Late afternoon we bike to Nghia Lo. O/N Nghia Lo hotel.


Accommodation: Nghia Lo Hotel

Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 90 Km

Day 2: Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

First easy stage in the morning, we ride up north, passing some villages on the roadside.  Tu Le valley has immense rice fields, a nice place for a lunch stop. In the afternoon we have the challenge to climb up to Khau Pha pass…, then downhill to a beautiful area of Mu Cang Chai rice terraces. Overnight at Suoi Mo Hotel


Accommodation: Suoi Mo Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling distance: 80 Km

Day 3: Mu Cang Chai to Than Uyen  (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Morning walks around the local market of the Hmong community. This is an easy day with rolling up and downhill only 50km to Than Uyen. O/N in Phuong Nhung guesthouse.


Cycling Distance: 50 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Duc Huy hotel

Day 4: Than Uyen to Pho Rang (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

After breakfast, we have about a 10km warm-up ride along the valley, then a sharp climb up to “Khau Co pass”, then we go down 10km to Van Ban, the region of the Red Dzao tribe. It’s time to visit the local market. lunch break. Then, we ride to Pho Rang O/N Pho Rang guesthouse.


Cycling Distance: 70 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guest house

Day 5: Pho Rang to Ha Giang. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Nice mountain scenery with the village of the Tay and Nung people. This is a nice military old road 279 to Tan Quang, an almost flat road with one hill. On arrival in Bac Quang, our van will pick us up for transfer to Ha Giang. O/N Huy Hoang hotel.


Cycling Distance: 80 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Huy Hoan Hotel

Day 6: Ha Giang to Quan Ba (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

This is the challenge day climbing up to heaven gates of the Hmong people (elve. +1,100m). Beautiful view from the summit of QuanBa heaven gate, and nice road along river Nhiem. O/N in QuanBa.


Cycling Distance: 48 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: 567 Hotel

Day 7: Quan Ba to Yen Minh (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

This is a difficult day again, but a short climb up about 14km to summit +960m, entering the DongVan Karst plateau Geopark. Then going downhill to YenMinh. O/N at YenMinh guesthouse.


Cycling Distance: 45 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Cao Nguyen Da Hotel

Day 8: Yen Minh to Dong Van (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Nice day going through the mountain with a stop at Xaphin to visit the House of Hmong’s King. Late pm we promenade around this small town. For more info about Dong Van plateau geopark, click here O/N at Rocky plateau hotel.


Cycling Distance: 45 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hoang Ngoc Hotel

Day 9: Dong Van to Meo Vac (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

If Sunday we will spend the morning beautiful market and cycle to the Beautiful views of Ma Pi Leng pass. This is an interesting site of Geopark with the Nho Que river deep down the hill. Also nice Hmong village on your way down to MeoVac town. O/N Home-stay


Cycling Distance: 21 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 10: Meo Vac to Niem Son and Bao Lac (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

There is also nice scenery of the Karst today. We have only a short climb up outside MeoVac, then we have a long day down to Niem Son and on to Bao Lac. Beautiful view of Gam river from Lybon bridge to Bao Lac. O/N Song Gam guesthouse.

Cycling Distance: 65 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Duc Tai hotel

Day 11: Bao Lac to BaBe National Park. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

There is a long day heading south to Ba Be lake today. Our van will help transfer to the mountain summit, then we start our ride on a newly paved road, some part on a dirt road. In the afternoon we take two boat trips to Ba Be national park. tonight we will stay in Tay people's house in Pac Ngoi villages. O/N Ba Be.


Cycling Distance: 60 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Pac Ngoi Home – Stay

Day 12: Ba Be to Thai Nguyen to Hanoi. (Breakfast, lunch )

The scenery continues cycling today from Pac Ngoi to Cho Don. We reach Bac Kan town and start to pack up our bikes, and refresh for a lunch break. Then we drive the rest of the way to Hanoi. Check-in at your hotel in Hanoi. O/N hotel in Hanoi. Tour Ending.


Cycling Distance: 45 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: None


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Join in group departure dates: On the 10th Monthly

Group sizes: Min from 2 to Max 16 cyclists

Tour Inclusive :

* Support transport by A/C minivan or bus, truck for group

* Trek MTB &  helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits

* Entrance fees, Permission for a border tour

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary

* For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels

*Accommodation in tour - 11 nights

* Experienced English-speaking bike guides

Tour Exclusive:

* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Tips for guides and drivers

* Drinks at restaurants

* Accommodation in Hanoi


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