(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. 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 the 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 the 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)
A good paved road along Gam river, no dirt road today. Several gentle hills 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 the hill to the mountain again. Best mountain view today, challenging 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 close 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 colourful Saturday market at Can Cau. In the afternoon, we cycle down the 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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– Mountain scenery (12 days)
– The beauty of karst valley (6 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)