(8 days, 7 nights Meet Hill Tribal People Cycling Tour)
Booking code: CV2
Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Can – Ba Be national park. ~60 km (L, D)
Am: We transfer 4 hours to Bac Can. Afternoon we cycle off highway 3 to a quiet road, great view small village of Tay and Thai on the opposite of the river. Scenery of palm trees with village of Tay and Nung a long the way. O/N in a guesthouse of Ba Be national park.
Day 2: Ba Be – Bac Me. ~70 km (B, L, D)
Morning boat cruise with our bike to Dau Dang waterfall, we have breakfast on board. Then we start a cycling adventure on a small trail to Bac Me. This is the most challenging day but beautiful route through forest and tribal villages, up and down hill all day long. Our van can’t support on this route, so we have “Minsk” Russian motorbike to carry our food & water. O/N in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Bac Me – Ha Giang. ~63 km (B, L, D)
Good paved road along Gam river, no dirt road today. Several gentle hill to climb on. There is one last mountain pass to enter Ha Giang town. O/N in a hotel.
Day 4: Ha Giang – Heaven gate pass – Hoang Su Phi. ~60 km (B, L, D)
Transfer by van 45 km down highway 2 to Tan Quang where we turn left and start cycling 60 km up hill to the mountain again. Best mountain view today, challenge climb over two “Heaven gate” pass (alt. + 815m and +895m) to Hoang Su Phi town. O/N in a guesthouse.
Day 5: Hoang Su Phi – Xin Man. ~40 km (B, L, D)
Good paved road, great view along Chay river. We are very closed to China border. Afternoon free time to explore Xin Man market.
Day 6: Xin Man – Can Cau – Bac Ha. ~80 km (B, L, D)
Challenge climb all way up to +1450 meter above sea level. This is totally a dirt road – built on the former trail of the flower Hmong tribes. We stop over a colorful Saturday market at Can Cau. Afternoon we cycle down hill to Bac Ha. O/N in a hotel.
Day 7: Sunday market. ~20 km (B, L, D)
A relaxing day promenade around Bac Ha Sunday market, see a market day for all tribes: Tay, Nung, Dao, Flower H’mong, Giay, PhuLa etc…Afternoon ride around H’mong village. O/N in Bac Ha.
Day 8: Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi. ~60 km (B, L)
Ride down the mountain pass to Bao Nhai and onto Lao Cai. Late afternoon leisure time at the Chinese border. Have shower and dinner. Night train to Hanoi. End tour.
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