May 6, 2016
VIETNAM MYSTERIOUS NORTHEAST CYCLING 15days
Written By Nguyen Van Dung
Tour route: Hanoi – Thai nguyen – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc – Bao Lac – Meo vac – Dong Van – Hagiang – Hoang Su phi – Bac Ha – Luc Yen – Vu linh – Son Duong – Hanoi
Vietnam is a country with captivating scenery and majestic monuments of time gone by. Viet nam country fully reflects the contrasts with bustling, vibrant cities. Whereas, peaceful and quaint rural villages where time seems to have stood still. Enjoy two weeks Vietnam adventure tours to explore fascinating country by your own way. Without a doubt, cycling is definitely one of the brilliant way to explore the alluring country, experiencing excited activities, and enjoy outstanding natural scenery. Admire picturesque outcrops Limestone Mountains in the North Vietnam. Tasting fresh seafood in oriental architecture restaurant. Cyclist will conquer one of the maverlous passes on the way whilst admiring breathtaking rice terrace on hillsides. Join in colorful hill tribes market to understand their living. Our cycling trip will start in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam. We set off our journey toThai nguyen – Ba Be – Cao Bang frontier province and cycle along the border line between Vietnam and China to Ha Giang. Crossing Ly Bon Bridge to cycle on Happiness road and conquer magnificent Ma Phi Lang Pass to uncover outstanding limestone mountain panoramas, descending to – Dong Van karst plateau Geopark, Lung Cu flagpole to expose the spectacular scenery, visit untouched regions, meet and talk with curious people on the way or visit their family to learn their culture. We enjoy breathtaking scenery whilst riding through scenic route Hoang Su phi to Bac Ha- typically colorful hill tribes market. We also ride on village road and buffalo trail to amazing Thac Ba Lake, staying in Homestay and exploring stunning scenic beauty around the lake.
Do you want a challenging but interesting Vietnam northeast cycling adventure? Do you want to have a Vietnam mountain cycling holiday which filled with wonderful and spectacular memories and moments? TLV Cycling Tour introduces the cycling tour of North East Vietnam that is the great choice for those who look for the special challenging biking tour and are interested in geographical and cultural wonders. This is the wonderful cycling path of Vietnam mountain bike tour will pass through the remote north areas of Vietnam in which you can have the great enjoying the sightseeing of natural landscape, Mountainous and opportunities to understand and experience the daily activities, custom, traditions as well as culture of ethnic minority groups living in plateaus and mountainous areas like Zao, H’mong, Nung, Tho, Thai, Tay.Taking part in Bicycle tours of North East Vietnam, you can have chances to explore the beautiful parts of Vietnam in northeast. On the last 2 days before end of Vietnam northeast cycling adventure, Extension we have two days relax and visit the Halong bay by the Junk boad cruise. It is the wooden junk boat with the modeled on traditional Vietnamese sailing boats. Join with Indochina cycling tour for this cycling holiday. It is promised to be the most spectacular strips and you will have a amazing biking holiday in Vietnam
|Tour Code||VN040815 – 5||Group size||02 minimum for departure|
|Tour duration:||15 DAYS||Suitability||Moderate – challenging|
|when||Best time for cycling fromMid-September- April.||Total cycling Distance||1240 km|
|Start in||Hanoi city||Terrain||Undulating road, relatively escend andsteep pass in our trip,|
|Finish in||Hanoi City||Tour level||Adventure cycling|
|Health request||Good health, fitness||Tour cost||Contact with us to get the best price.|
|Bike hire||Include in tour cost||Road condition||
Good road, mixed off and Paved road,tarmac road, dirt road, single track
|Departure||Upon request||Arrive in||Upon request|
|Support||Fully support by vehicle||Staff||01 guide for group less 10 people|
|Age of cyclist||18 years old||No cycling day||13 days|
|Date||De/date||Destination||Accommodations||Cycling dist.||Include meal|
|Day 1||Apri10,2015||Hanoi Arrival||Flower Hotel||no||L/D|
|Day 2||Hanoi. Thai nguyen – Bac son||Guesthouse/homestay.Binh huong||80km||B/L/D|
|Day 3||Bac Son – Quang Uyen||Duy Huong||90km/127km||B/L/D|
|Day 4||Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc||Sai Gon Ban Gioc Resort – 4****||76 km||B/L/D|
|Day 5||Ban Gioc – Pacpo- Cao Bang||Sunny Hotel||105km/ 165km||B/L/D|
|Day 6||Cao Bang – Bao Lac||Thuy Duong Hotel||90/ 136 km||B/L/D|
|Day 7||Bao Lac – Meo Vac||Hoa Cuong||77 km||B/L/D|
|Day 8||Meo Vac – Dong Van- yenminh||Thao nguyen||82km||B/L/D|
|Day 9||Yen Minh – Hagiang||Truong xuan Resort||100 km||B/L/D|
|Day 10||Ha Giang – Hoangsuphi||Panhou||87km||B/L/D|
|Day 11||Hoangsuphi – Bac Ha||Sao Mai||78km||B/L/D|
|Day 12||Bac Ha – Luc Yen||Anh Nguyet hotel||140km||B/L/D|
|Day 13||Luc yen – Vu Linh||Vu linh Resort||81km||B/L/D|
|Day 14||Vu Linh –Son Duong – HN||Flower Hotel||80km||B/L/D|
|Day 15||Hanoi – Departure||Transfer||No||B/|
Tour included in:
English speaking cycling guide (other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries (14 breakfast, 14 lunches, 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.
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
Persional expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
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, TLV Bike Tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, TLV Bike Tours 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 :
DAY 2: HANOI – THAI NGUYEN – BAC SON
After hearty breakfast in Hotel, you will clear the bill and do check out, and preparing cycling suit for our cycling challenge. Our driver will take you out of bustling city to Thai Nguyen Province, arriving Thai Nguyen, you will visit one of amazing hill tribal minority museum where you can get the first sight and vision of 54 difference ethnic minorities of Vietnam. You definitively know how to recognize which they are on cycling road in coming days. Our first cycling day will start pedaling in Thai Nguyen to Bac Son Town Bac Son town in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son exposes in a vast valley surrounded by stretching mountains, creating poetic scenery. Stay overnight in hotel/ homestay.
DAY3: BAC SON – THAT KHE – QUANG UYEN
Get up early in the morning to expose the peaceful villages, explore the daily life of local people. Taste local pan cake for breakfast. We start cycling through incredible valley to visit one of the first historical relic Bac Son museum where displays documents, picture and somes objects relate to Vietminh revolution against French 27th September, 1940. We continue to ascend long climb to That khe junction for picnic lunch. After lunch, we keep riding on Route 3 head to Cao Bang. Upon Dong Khe, the shuttle bus take us to Hotel. Have dinner and stay overnight in DUY HUONG HOTEL
DAY 4: QUANG UYEN – BAN GIOC
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we pay visit local market to learn about the local production or taking pictures with friendly people, commence to ride from hotel cross Gam river head to east direction to Ban Gioc Water fall, we ride on tarmac road with stunning scenic beauty, fascinating kast mountain ranges dotted with hill tribal villages. We also conquer 7 km steep pass before desending to Quang Uyen town. Upon arriving in Quang Uyen, we cycle on undulating road through numerous hill tribal villages, stop for lunch enroute. After lunch, we continue to ride and admire on newly paved road to Ban Gioc water Fall.
Have dinner and stay overnight in Sai Gon Ban Gioc Resort
DaY 5: BAN GIOC – CAO BANG 97 km
Get up early in the morning to expose the fascinated nature, walking down to discovery the magnificent water Fall. Back to Hotel for breakfast, we start pedaling from Hotel on the frontier road to Pac Po where President Hochiminh used to living and working for three years since 1940 – 1943, after 30 years living in abroad. Spending the time to visit Hochiminh historical relics such as Coc Po Cave, Lenin spring water, Carcmark mountain . keep riding on Hochiminh Route back to Cao Bang, have lunch en route. Upon arriving in Cao bang, take the time to explore city and villages nearby.
Have dinner and stay overnight in Sunny Hotel
DAY 6: CAO BANG – BAO LAC 133KM
Today is long and tough day in our cycling trip, we conquere long steep pass in the middle way but the scenery is incredible. Start early in hotel, we kick of our pedal to west direction, enjoy leisurely space on tarmac road for first 25 km. And then accelerate in the second stage to challenge stiff pass ahead. we have picnic lunch on slope. Following lunch, we gradually descend to Bao Lac on tarmac road, once capturing magnificent rice terraces and breathing scenery, interacting with local people on the way or participate in daily local market . Arriving in hotel late afternoon, check in and have dinner
DAY 7: BAO LAC – MEO VAC 75 km
Start cycling from hotel, to keep leisurely pedaling along Gam River and admire purified nature in the morning . spouse to take some amazing pictures on the way. Crossing bridge to ascend long climb to Meo Vac. Have lunch enroute, after lunch, we continue to challenge on the slope of the pass. It is blessed with limestone panoramas, extraordinary Nho Que river view. We ride down with the wind to Meo Vac town for staying overnight. Dinner and stay overnight in Hoa Cuong Hotel
DAY 8: MEO VAC – DONG VAN – YEN MINH
Today is great day in our cycling trip to ride and explore incredible Ma Phi Leng pass. It is blessed with you mountain picturesque panoramas, magnificent coin terraces, and breathtaking scenic beauty. Experience everyday life and cuture of H’mong, Dao hill tribes. Riding in untouched area, you will discover the Vietnam and China landmark,and Vietnamese National flag tower. Our journey continue to ride back road along frontier line to Vuong Palace ( H’mong king palace) where has been preserving carefully architecture and daily life, business of Vuong Chi Sinh family. We keep riding on ascending road dotted with hill tribal villages, coin terraces before descending to Yen Minh Town
Have dinner and stay overnight in Thao Nguyen Hotel.
DAY 9: YEN MINH – HAGIANG 97 km
Get up early to explore colorful hill tribal market nearby hotel, back to hotel for breakfast and clear the bill, check out. We commence another marvelous cycling day with two long climbs ahead before descending along the river down to Hagiang. You will be rewarded by pristine nature, magnificent Hagiang global Ecological Park, Quan Ba Twin Mountains. We start cycling trip from Hotel, making warm up with first 17 km slope through pine forests and then downhill along river, crossing the bridge to ascend again another pass. Have picnic lunch on second mid pass. Afterlunch. We continue to conquere the rest of the pass. Stop on the summit to look overview Quan Ba town, take memorable picture in Twin Mountain. We ride with the wind down to Hagiang city.upon arriving, do check in and enjoy solf drink and beer.Have dinner and stay overnight in Ha giang
DAY 10: HA GIANG – HOANG SU PHI 103 km
Start cycling from Hotel on undulating and tarmac road to Tan Quang town, then turn off to conquered long pass. Expose fascinating rice terraces, lush forest and dreamlike landscape. Have lunch enroute.
After lunch, we keep riding on heavenly gate before riding down to Thong Nguyen commune through friendly tribal villages to heaven gate II and then escend to Hoang su Phi Town. Have dinner and stay overnight in Panhou Resort
DAY 11: HOANG SU PHI – COC PAI – BAC HA 78km
Today is hard day with mixed road, single track and off road to Bac Ha, we start from Hotel, cycling through Township to challenge incredible pass which naturally separated between Ha giang and Lao Cai province . Arriving in summit for picnic lunch. Following lunch, we turn off in single track path to Lung Cai Commune and downhill to Bac Ha Town. The remainder of the day is your own. Have dinner and stay overnight in Bac Ha.
DAY 12: BAC HA – LUC YEN 135km
Participate in Bac Ha Colorful Market in Sunday Morning, you wil be impressive in local productions from coin wine, water pipe tobacos, pancake to span of Thang Co Hot Pot. You are interest in animal corner such as buffaloes, cows, dogs, chicken and pigs. You should move to fashion store to capture colorful weaving loin cloth, matix pan.. Come back Hotel for breakfast. Following breakfast, we commence to ride out of Bac Ha Town and then turn off the single track trail, passing many hill tribal villages, stunning landscapes, alurring rice terrace paddy, join again Route 70 to Pho Giang Township for tea and coffee break. After refreshment, we continue to ride on newly paved Route 279 to Luc Yen, have lunch enroute. Keep riding on tarmac road lead to Luc yen Town for stay overnight.
DAY 13: LUC YEN – VU LINH 75 km
Wake up early to participate in Luc Yen’s Local gem stone market, which is opened from 5 am to 7 am. Following hearty breakfast, we cycle on a narrow undulating country route, passing dozens of stunning and lush valleys to Thac Ba Lake. The Dao people make their home around the lake and we will overnight lakeside at th Vulinh resort. In the afternoon, you have time to relax, take a walk to some local villages or take the boat trip to explore fascinating Ba Be lake. Have dinner and stay in Vu linh resort
DAY 14: VU LINH – SON DUONG – TAM DAO – HANOI 94km
Enjoy pristine nature over the lake in the morning from window, you will be impressive on picturesque lakeside. After clearing the bill and check out, we kick off our pedal to ride Son Duong on single track and tarmac road. You have chance to experience the daily life of hill tribal people, call at morning local market on side road to take some pictures for your trip. We also pass many green tea farm, gum tree and palm gardens which are gowned in hill side. Upon arriving in Son Duong, we stop for lunch in local restaurant after lunch time, we keep riding to Tam Dao on newly paved road with leisurely space. Arriving inDai Dinh, the shuttle bus transfer to Hanoi city.
We have farewell dinner in luxury restaurant and stay overnight in Flower Hotel
DAY 15: HANOI – DEPARTURE ON WARDS
Have breakfast in hotel and at leisure until departure time to airport. Our team will meet you again and take you to international Airport to catch the flight onwards. Finish our cycling trip in North east vietnam. Thank you very much to join and share cycling experience with us
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