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Cycling northeast Vietnam – Discover the lakes, rivers, waterfalls and caves in Ba Be national park, and Cao Bang surroundings. This is the most beautiful limestone mountain area in the north east. Challenge cycling up and downhill, karst valleys and limestone rocks. It’s great to end up this trip in Ha long bay to cruise the emerald waters of Ha long bay and explore some of the 3000 plus islets and grottoes of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you want more challenge cycling northeast Vietnam, don’t miss the hidden land of the H’Mong in Ha Giang. This area was isolated for long time. Roads have just been paved recently. See TheNewYorkTimes Travel story: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/travel/31vietnam-ha-giang.html We offer a new tour to explore Ha Giang limestones Geopark. Please see “MuCangChai to HaGiang limestone Karst”.
1. Hanoi to BaBe national park.
2. Around BaBe.
3. BaBe to CaoBang.
4. CaoBang to BanGioc falls.
5. CaoBang to LangSon – Hanoi.
Day 1: Hanoi – BacCan – BaBe national park. (Lunch, dinner)
In the morning, we transfer 4hours outside Hanoi and have a lunch break in BacCan. Then we cycle off highway 3 to a quiet road, small villages of Tay and Thai on the riverside and scenery of palm trees a long the way. Passing Cho Ra little small market, we turn left and keep on 17km to BaBe. Total cycling distance today will be ~ 60km. O/N guesthouse of BaBe national park.
Day 2: BaBe national park (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Morning boat cruise along Nang river, we visit Puong cave, and hiking to local market near at BanVai. Cruise back along the Nang river, we hike to DauDang waterfalls. In the afternoon, we cruise back to BaBe lake and mount on our bike for cycling to Pacngoi village of Tay tribe. Overinght guesthouse of BaBe national park.
Day 3: BaBe – CaoBang (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Morning transfer outside BaBe to HaHieu, then we ride on dirt road 60 km to NguyenBinh. Challenge climb up PhiaDen mt. pass at level of +1,200 m. Picnic lunch en route. Afternoon we cycle on paved road to NguyenBinh, then our van pick us up for tranfer to CaoBang. We ride about 80km today. O/N Thanh Loan hotel.
Day 4: CaoBang – BanGioc Falls – CaoBang (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Good paved road ~ 89km all the way to waterfalls. Up and down MaPhuc pass. Scenic beauty of Karst valley, numerous Tay and Nung villages. Late picnic lunch and swim at BanGioc waterfalls – the border falls between Vietnam and China. We have more cycling on very quiet road to BangCa and HaLang, then back to CaoBang. We ride around 120km today. O/N Thanh Loan hotel.
Day 5: CaoBang – LangSon – Hanoi (Breakfast, lunch)
There is a beautiful ride 67km to ThatKhe, passing three mountain passed and DongKhe. We have lunch break in ThatKhe, and relax in our bus shuttle to LangSon border town. Then we cycle about 30km on the old highway to ChiLang frontier historical site. Our van will pick us up for transfer to Hanoi. Tour end in Hanoi.
Not Included: Insurance, personal expenses.