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Bac Ha to Hoang Su Phi Best Mountain Bike Tour

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Bac Ha to Hoang Su Phi Best Mountain Bike Tour

The hilltribes of Northern Vietnam are now so iconic and have been featured photographically in so many instances, that you may feel already somewhat familiar with them, but the truth is that those tribes, still living in their traditional ways, exist only in the most remote areas of South East Asia, and Ha Giang Province, open only relatively recently to travellers, is without doubt one of the best places left to witness the culture of these people.

Hanoi & night train to Lao Cai

Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, IET 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 cycle 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. Following dinner meal, our shuttle bus take to Train Station to catch the night Train to Lao Cai. Stay overnight train with four cabin share ( wooden cabin - soft bed with air-condition) NOTE: cycling Distance: No Train: on Train (wooden cabin - soft bed with air-condition) Meal: Dinner included Transportation: pickup airport included Read more

Overnight Sleeper on Train

Lao Cai - Coc Ly - Bac Ha

The Train arrives Lao cai Train station at 5: 30 A.m. Our cycling guide and support van will pick you up to Local Restaurant for early breakfast and change your cycling suit. Following the hearty meal, we kick off our pedal to Coc Ly on paved and scenic road. You explore dramatic sightseeing and exotic nature on the way. Arriving in Coc Ly at 10 A.m. we will spend the time to participate in Local market open on every Tuesday. You are impressive on colorful hill tribe market with their unique productions to exchange with each other or you can go to animal corner to take picture buffalo, cows, dog, cats… are dealing with. We continue to ride on single track to Bao Nhai bridge and turn off to Bac Ha town. Upon arriving in Hotel, do check in and relax by your own. Have dinner and stay in Sao mai Hotel NOTE: cycling Distance: 53 KM Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Read more

Bac Ha

Bac Ha - Can Cau - Ta Cu Ty

After hearty breakfast in hotel, we commence riding from hotel on tarmac road lead to Ngai Thau commune, crossing suspension bridge and ride on single dirt track along exotic valley for 4 km and then ascending 5 km up steep hill trail to Lung Phinh, upon arriving in top, stop for refreshment before turning left for 22 km single dirt track to Can Cau market place. You will be fascinated by breathtaking scenery, friendly people, and picturesque rice terrace. Up on arriving in Can Cau , our shuttle bus take you to Ta Cu Ty home village. Have dinner and stay overnight local Family NOTE: cycling Distance: 58 KM Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Read more

Ta Cu Ty

Ta Cu Ty - Ban Ngo - Nam Dan

Today is amazing day with full of highlight and cultural values when we cycle through rice terraces and around villages to village. Admire incredible scenic beauty, unspoiled nature and colorful hill tribal villages. After entertaining pancake with Host, we say good bye them and start cycling from homestay on single track which form a half circle around the Ta Cu Ty mountain range and is combination of short lose rocky part and dirt trail with some streams crosses for 22 km from Ta Cu Ty to Dan Kham village of Ban Ngo commune via some villages and hamlets of the Nung, Hmong, Dao people. Have lunch in route. After lunch we make a longer loop from roughly 3 hours along dirt path and narrow single track from Dan Khao – Che La commune explore the daily life of local people and thick forest. Arriving Nam Dan commune, we turn right and gradually getting downhill for 7 km to suspension bridge and back to home stay. Have dinner and stay overnight in Homestay. NOTE: cycling Distance: 55 KM Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Read more

Nam Dan

Nam Dan - Nam Nhung - Nam Choong

Breakfast with Host family and say good bye them, we commence to ride through thick rain forest on motor way for 14 km over the Gio pass to another side of mountain. Turn left to a single dirt track for 12 km mostly steep downhill through tea farm, terrace rice paddies, bamboo forest, passing some isolated hamlets of Dao and Hmong ethnic of Nam Nhung and Khau Rom village to the main road, running along the Nam Ly river. Take the single dirt track uphill 5 kn thought he Phieng Lang and Quang thuong villages of the Red Dao and then 3 km on the hill side with not to much ascending and descending road,. Challenge 5 km downhill along the narrow and steep dirt track to Nam Choong villages. Where we have another homestay with local family. NOTE: cycling Distance: 65 KM Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Read more

Nam Choong

Nam Choong - Cao Son - Panhou

After breakfast with family, we start cycling at 8:30 a.m along a narrow single track from Nam Choong for 6 km to the center of Quang Nguyen Commune then following a single track gradually ascending through the Nam Ly river 10 km to Trung Son village. Challenging 4 km undulating and steep trail lead to suspension bridge to another bank of Nam Ly river. Turning off a larger single dirt track uphill for 5 km to Chien Thang village and then gradually downhill for 6km to the center of Ho thau commune. Arriving in Ho Thau ride on paved road descending to Thong Nguyen Commune. Stay overnight in Panhou eco resort. NOTE: cycling Distance: 55 KM Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Read more

Panhou eco resort

Panhou - Luc Yen

Today is beautiful day in our cycling trip. Following breakfast in Panhou eco resort. We kick off our pedal on paved road passing many hill tribe villages and rice terrace paddies and ascending to T junction. Turn right to Tan Quang Town on undulating road. Upon arriving Tan Quang township, stop for refreshment and coffee. After filling energy, we continue riding on undulating road to Luc yen. On the way you experience in marvelous scenery, limestone mountain panoramas. Have picnic lunch in route. After lunch we keep riding to Luc Yen Town where we will stay overnight. NOTE: cycling Distance: 75 KM Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Read more

Luc Yen

Luc Yen - Vu Linh

In Luc Yen district, Yen Bai province, there is a unique market in the country where people trade only one product - gemstones. The market has had a history of 25 years. Luc Yen gem market is open at a beautiful corner of a lake in Yen The town, Luc Yen district. The market works in just several hours in every morning. Depending on reasons and weather, the market can take place sooner or later, but at about 6.30 am there are sellers in the market. Luc Yen Market is one of the biggest gemstone market in the north Vietnam. Opening early morning every day. If you are interesting in gemstone, you can get up early and explore the daily life and their business. Come back hotel for having breakfast. We start cycling from Hotel on single track trail and village road around Thac Ba Lake to Vu Linh. Passing many stunning scenery, peaceful Dao Villages, picturesque lake view. Have lunch in route. After lunch we continue to ride on single dirt track and cross bamboo raft to Vu linh Resort. Have dinner and stay overnight in Vu Linh Resort. The rest of the day, you can take boat trip to explore Thac Ba lake and enjoy sunset on the lake. NOTE: cycling Distance: 85 KM Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Read more

Vu Linh

Vu Linh - Son Duong - Hanoi

Today is last day in our cycling trip in the north Vietnam with full of highlight and cultural values, experiences in local customs and practice of different hill tribe people, enjoy incredible landscape and scenic beauty of Vietnam. We spend the last day to explore and experience breathtaking scenery and challenging your ability. Start riding from Resort, crossing again bamboo raft to village road, following single track and village road to Yen binh, My Bang and Hung Quan, Doi Can commune , crossing the An Hoa bridge turn right to Son Duong on tarmac road. Have lunch in route or in local restaurant in Son Duong Town. After lunch we descending to Dao Tru. The rest distance is transferred by Bus to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi. Do check in and relax until meeting time for dinning. NOTE: cycling Distance: 75 KM Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included Read more

Hanoi

Hanoi - Departure - On wards fli

Have hearty breakfast in Hotel and relax by yourself until departure time to Airport for on wards flight. NOTE: Transportation: included Meal: Breakfast included

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Hotel Sleeper on Train
Day 2
Location Bac Ha
Day 3
Location Ta Cu Ty
Hotel Homestay
Day 4
Location Nam Dan
Hotel Homestay
Day 5
Location Nam Choong
Hotel Homestay
Day 6
Location Thong Nguyen
Day 7
Location Luc Yen
Day 8
Location Vu Linh
Day 9
Location Hanoi
Hotel Flower Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • English speaking cycling guide (other languages upon requests)
  • Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
  • Meals details in itineraries (B= breakfast, L = lunches, D = 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

Package excludes

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
  • Mountain Bike Hire (Cost USD10/day)
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Optional excursions

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Chris Darke, United States

I have been on several trips before but I rate this one the best ever. It was well run the hotels and guest houses were clean and very welcoming. Vietnam has to be one of the cheapest places to visit in the world, the food was great and the beer is cheaper than water. The people are the most friendliest I’ve ever met and the women are the prettiest. The views were spectacular and the cycling was hard but we all made it. I’m now looking forward to my next trip with IET Bike Tours to Laos. Read more

Warren & Kym Hubner, Germany

We had a wonderful holiday in Vietnam with your Tour "Hanoi to Saigon". We found the tour well balanced which allowed us to cycle through spectacular rural scenery and to experience the adventure of dealing with the urban traffic in the major cities. To experience the culture and learn of the history of Vietnam from the grass roots perspective on a bicycle was truly an experience that we will never forget. It is difficult to name a section of the tour that stands out because it was the whole experience put together that was special. The 24hrs sailing on Halong Bay was amazing, the experience of Dalat and the Central Highlands was great and the coastal areas had their own touch of beauty. The accommodation provided was of a very high standard and better than expected. The food provided certainly provided us with a broad taste of the local cuisine. We wanted to make special mention of Tuyen who was a fantastic guide and certainly showed his obvious experience . He not only had an extensive knowledge of the local customs and history but he also displayed excellent people skills and always had the interest and the safety of those of us on his tour foremost in his thoughts. From the moment he met us at the airport, we felt comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed all the days we had with him as our guide! All Drivers were excellent in the provision of their services to the tour. Dzung, we also felt privileged to have you on the tour with us. We appreciated your assistance (particularly Tuyen who benefited from your help when climbing the mountains!) and your attention to detail in making sure all of our needs were being met throughout the tour. Over all, we congratulate you on the excellent tour services that you provide and we hope that our circumstances in the future will allow us the opportunity to take part in one of your other tours. Best Wishes. Read more

Sophie, Australia

Dear Tru, We are now back to Australia-and quite sad we had to return. Our dreams are still full of bikes beeping, of food and incense smells, of of still rivers and majestic mountains and of all the smiles we were given in the past 3 weeks by the beautiful Vietnamese people. We would like to thank you personally for your kindness, patience and support over our holidays. The small chaos we experienced with the hotels did in no way diminished the wonderful holidays we had and was a small discomfort with comparison to the great holiday we had. I will probably go in your records as a "grumpy traveller -and couldn¹t blame you for this, although I guess we were just unlucky we the proximate noise in some hotels! Vietnam is a country we will not forget and will always keep close to heart. Most importantly, we will cherish all our encounters with the Vietnamese people, whose resilience, kindness, gentleness, respectfulness and patience is an inspiration for all westerners. We have learnt a great deal from the people of Vietnam in general and from all those we have met along the way indeed. Particularly, we won't forget Ms Lan, Mr Chin, Mr Vinh, Mr Wu and Mr Tanh (and all our drivers) who have made our holidays a journey through wonder, beauty, timelessness, enjoyment and great learning. Indeed we have learnt from all our guides and we have treasured their company and our conversations, both casual and educational. Additionally we have learnt through the people of Vietnam, through our encounters and our observation that life -as we know it in our Western countries - can happen more harmoniously in different ways, with more humility and respect of others and nature. Briefly our journey through Vietnam will make us (one would hope) better people, more humble, more patient, more grateful and less complaining (this last one for me particularly...). Just one little thing perhaps: we would have preferred being taken to more modest but perhaps more traditional Vietnamese restaurant for lunch. Perhaps travellers could be given a choice every day of places they could have lunch. We will however remember the Secret Garden in Hoi An and the Mekong Delta restaurant we were taken to as restaurant of excellent cuisine quality. Also we had the pleasure to see A O show in Saigon. It was wonderful. I would highly recommend it to your clients (if they are finishing their journey). Thank you again for all your time and patience. We will definitely be in touch with you should we decide to pass by Vietnam again in the future. Kind Regards and best wishes to you and your family. Read more

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