(6 days, 5 nights Beauty Of Karst Valley Cycling)
Booking code: CV3
Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Can – Ba Be national park. ~60 km (L, D)
Am: We transfer 4hours to Bac Can. In the afternoon, we cycle off highway 3 to a quiet road, great view small village of Tay and Thai on the opposite of the river. The scenery of palm trees with villages of Tay and Nung a long the way. O/N guesthouse of Ba Be national park.
Day 2: Ba Be national park. (B, L, D)
Boat cruise along Nang river, visit Puong cave, and local market near at Ban Vai. We hike to Dau Dang waterfalls. In the afternoon, we cruising back to Ba Be lake with a stop to visit Pac Ngoi village of Tay tribe. O/N guesthouse of Ba Be national park.
Day 3: Ba Be – Cao Bang. (B, L, D)
Morning transfer outside Ba Be to Ha Hieu, then we ride on a dirt road 60 km to Nguyen Binh. A challenging climb up Phia Den mt. pass at the level of +1,200 m. Picnic lunch en route. In the afternoon, we cycle on paved road to Nguyen Binh, then our van picks us up for transfer to Cao Bang. O/N Thanh Loan hotel.
Day 4: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Cao Bang. (B, L, D)
Good paved road ~89 km all the way to waterfalls. Up and down Ma Phuc pass. The scenic beauty of Karst valley, numerous Tay and Nung villages. Late picnic lunch and swim at Ban Gioc waterfalls – the border falls between Vietnam and China. We have some more km cycling in the afternoon before transfer back to Cao Bang. O/N Thanh Loan hotel.
Day 5: Cao Bang – Lang Son – Mau Son. (B, L, D)
Morning ride 67 km to That Khe, passing 3 mountain passed and Dong Khe. Lunch break in That Khe. In the afternoon, we take a bus shuttle to Lang Son and start cycling to Mau Son. Challenge of climbing up 14 km to Mau Son summit at the level of +1,540m. Nice sunset on arrival. O/N Chan May guesthouse.
Day 6: Mau Son – Ha Noi. (B, L)
At leisure time to discover the scenery around. Then we cycle down a hill to Lang Son and on to Chi Lang. Visit historical vestige “Chi Lang border” where the Vietnamese defeated Chinese troops centuries ago. Then we take the bus transfer to Hanoi. Farewell dinner. End of tour.
More Cycling Itineraries In Vietnam
– Cycling in Cat Tien park (2-3 days)
– Hill tribes explore (8 days)
– Mountain scenery (12 days)
– Big loop of Vietnam (14 days)
– Coastal scenery (15 days)
– The mighty Mekong (1, 2, 3, 4, 7 days)
– Cycling Ho Chi Minh trail (9-10 days)
– Cycling around Hanoi (1 day)