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Taking the long road through the North West traverlleres enter a remote land of mountains and colorful tribes people whose songs of love ring out about the din of the Sarturday & Sunday market. The northwest loop is a fantastic route for cyclist. Save your 10 days for over 800km cycling from BaBe national park to BaoLac, BacMe, HaGiang, LaoCai, Sapa etc…. this is the best cycling route in Vietnam so far. A shorter trip would be one week from Sapa to TamDuong, LaiChau, DienBien then flight back to Hanoi or keep on cycling adventure to Laos via TayTrang border crossing.
The ride towards Sapa from TamDuong meanders through grass valleys to climb alongside crescent paddies and corn fields into a ring of mountains the French once dubbed the ” Tonkinese Alpes”. Above all else towers Fansipan, at 3,143 metres Vietnam’s highest peak. The mountain pass 15km outside Sapa is the highest one in Vietnam ~ 2,000 meters above sea level.
Distance of biking: 600 ~ 800 km.
Pls. contact us for Garmin details of the ride.
Difficulty: Moderate to hard. (for fit cyclist only).
Road condition: 80% paved road, 20% dirt road.
When to ride: September to December. March to May.
Cycling north Vietnam – Visit HaGiang Geo park
Day 1: Hanoi to HaGiang.
Day 2: HaGiang to QuanBa
Day 3: Quan Ba to YenMinh.
Day 4: YenMinh to DongVan.
Day 5: DongVan to MeoVac.
Day 6: MeoVac to BaoLac.
Day 7: BaoLac to BaBe national park.
Day 8: BaBe to Hanoi.
Day 1: Hanoi to HaGiang
Morning tranfer from Hanoi to TuyenQuang, where we start cycling on to BacQuang, nice road in the valley with one short mountain pass. Keep on to ViXuyen and on to Hagiang. O/n in HaGiang.
Day 2: HaGiang to QuanBa (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
This is the challenge day climbing up to heaven gates of the Hmong people (elve. +1,100m). Beautiful view at summit of QuanBa heaven gate, with panorama view of famous MamXoi mountain and nice road along river Nhiem. O/N in QuanBa
Day 3: QuanBa to YenMinh (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
This is a difficult day again, but short climb up about 14km to summit +960m, enter the DongVan Karst plateau Geopark. Then going down hill to YenMinh. O/N at KienThao YenMinh guesthouse.
Day 4: YenMinh to DongVan (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Nice day going through the mountain with a stop at Xaphin to visit House of Hmong’s King. Late pm we promenade around this small town. More info about DongVan plateau geopark, click here http://en.dongvangeopark.com/. O/N at HoaCuong DongVan hotel.
Day 5: DongVan to MeoVac (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
We have a short ride today, but the Mapileng mountain pass is fantastic. It is the most beautiful mountain pass winding between the Karst mountain in the north Vietnam. This is an interesting site of Geopark with the NhoQue river deep down the hill. Also nice Hmong village on your way down to MeoVac town. O/N HoaCuong hotel. We will walk to market and an old Hmong house.
Day 6: MeoVac to BaoLac (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
There are also nice scenery of the Karst today. We have only short climb up outdside MeoVac, then we have long day down to Niem Son and on to BaoLac. Beautiful view of Gam river from Lybon bridge to BaoLac. O/N DucTai guesthouse.
Day 7: BaoLac to BaBe national park (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
There is a long day heading south to BaBe lake today. Our van will help transfer to mountain summit, then we start our ride on new paved road, some part on dirt road. Lunch break in PhiaOac junction. Then we have a short tranfer to summit of PhiaDen mountain +1200m where we have a long decend to HaHieu and tunr on historical route 279 to ChoRa. From ChoRa we have next 17k to BaBe national park. O/N homestay of the Tay tribe by the lake of BaBe.
Day 8: Babe to Hanoi (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
The scenery is continue today. We spend boat trip in the lake and have a short walk to DauDang waterfalls. Cruise back to our guesthouse, swim, refresh for luch break. Then we drive the rest of the way to Hanoi. Farewell dinner in Hanoi. O/N hotel in Hanoi.
44.300.000 vnd /person ($US 1,925) (double occupancy)
34.800.000 vnd /person ($US 1,515) (3 person occupancy)
30.230.000 vnd /person ($US 1,300) (4 to 6 person occupancy)
Single Supplement : 4.600.000 vnd ($US 200).
All entrance fees, travel permit.
Accommodation: Standard hotel.** to ***
Meals: Full board: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with local Vietnamese food.
Transportation: Air-conditioned bus or minivan support with cool drinking water.
Good mountain bike.
Guide: Experienced cycling tour guide.
Insurance, personal expenses