Cycling From The Northwest To The Tonkin Gulf Of Vietnam – 12 Days

Day 1 : Hanoi cycle to Yen Bai ( L ,D )

Pick up at your hotel at 7:30 and transfer by vehicle to Son Tay and cycling to Yen Bai. along the Red River bank . Arrive late afternoon. Stay 1 night.
Accomodation : Hao Gia Hotel ( 2 stars )
Cycling distance : 90 km
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Yen Bai cycle to Sapa ( B ,L ,D )

After breakfast. A demanding, hilly, day along the mountain and river range culminating with the ascent of the spectacular , visiting the Vietnam & China border gate if time permitting. Stay 2 nights.
Accomodation : Holiday Hotel -3*
Cycling distance : 90 km
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Sapa Biking and Trekking to Village ( B )

Fedal by bikes to to Lao Chai villages to explore Sa Pa an old French hill-station, in a spectacular location close to the Chinese border. This morning we will trekking to Village , Lao Chai and Ta Van village ( Red Dzao and H’mong people ) . Cycle up the hill back to Sapa .
Accomodation : Holiday Hotel -3*
Meals : Breakfast
Biking : 20 km
Meals : Breakfast

Day 4 : Sapa Cycle to Lai Chau ( B ,L , )

Retrace our route back over the Tram Ton pass to Binh Lu junction and follow the road 4D north west to Tam Duong and to Lai Chau . O / N in Muong Thanh hotel .
Distance: 130 km
Cycling distance : 100 km on good quality asphalt road
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: Muong Thanh Hotel -3 *

Day 5 : Lai Chau Cycle to Muong Lay ( Old Lai Chau ) ( B,L ,D )

Cycle to old Lai Chau via the Hang Tom suspension bridge, following the Nam Na through spectacular gorges and Black Dao villages. A long day with some climbs. Stay 1 night. Hoang Long Hotel ,
Distance: 130 km
Cycling distance : 90 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 40 km.
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: Hoang Long hotel

Day 6 : Muong Lay Cycle to Dien Bien Phu ( B, L , D )

Our full day in Vietnam. Cycle to Dien Bien Phu – 150kms. Dien Bien Phu was the scene of the historic French defeat in 1954. Stay 1 night. O / N in Him Lam Hotel .
Distance: 150 km
Cycling distance :90 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 60 km.
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: Him Lam hotel .

Day 7 : Dien Bien Phu Cycle to Son La ( B ,L ,D )

Cycle to Son La 150 km , along the mountain and river range culminating with the ascent of the spectacular , Today we will cycle up to the hill and long day for cycle . O / N in Son La .
Distance: 150 km
Cycling distance : 100 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 50 km.
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel.3*

Day 8 : Son La – Mai Chau ( B , L , D )

Cycle to Mai Chau village around 130 km , along the mountain range culminating , Arrival in Mai Chau village . Homestay in Thai house . O / N in Mai Chau .
Accommodation : Homestay
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Cycling distance :90 Km

Day 9 : Mai Chau – Ninh Binh ( B, L, D) ( 160 km )

Transfer to Man Duc and start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta and we reach Nho Quan we are introduced to our bicycles. just passing scenes of local village life and rice paddies. . O / N in Tam Coc Villiage.
Accommodation : The Long hotel 2 *
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Cycling distance :90 Km

Day 10 : Ninh Binh – Hai Phong – Halong (B,L,D ) ( 170km )

An early morning start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Hai Phong. Stop at PhoMinh pagoda and Tran Temple in Nam Dinh. The journey is long but road conditions ameliorated will allow you have more time at every stops. Today is a long day visit farmers at work and local homes. We continue our journey to Ha Long Bay (40 km) by minbus . Views of sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands and out crops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay are nothing short of spectacular. Overnight in Ha Long.
Accomodation : Ha Long Bay hotel 3 * ( 2 mins walk to the beach )
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Cycling distance :90 Km

Day 11 . Ha Long Bay Cruise and Kayaking ( B , L , D )

After breakfast, Free for swimming on Bai Chay beach . Check out hotel and leaving for Halong cruise. Board a traditional wooden junk and begin your exploration of magical Halong Bay, one of Southeast Asia’s premier tourist destinations. An excellent, Afternoon kayaking around fishing villages , cave .fresh seafood lunch and dinner will be served on the boat. Overnight onboard the comfortable and charming junk cruise .
Bai Tu Long Junk Cruise

Day 12 . Halong – Hanoi ( B , L )

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the aquamarine water of the bay at its best with kayaking. After breakfast and a swim, the junk will cruise quietly through spectacular limestone formations to Bai Tu Long. Enjoy this more isolated bay’s spectacular and unique islands and pay a visit to the Pelican and Surprise caves. Return to Halong harbour after lunch for transfer back to Hanoi. and overnight in Hanoi. End The Tour

Accomodation : Hanoi Boutique Hotel

TOUR INFORMATION  

  • Total Distance 850  km
  • Number of cycling days 11 full days
  • Road Surface This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, broken roads, vehicle-width dirt roads, and rough tracks, so some off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills.
  • Support Minivan to take care bikes and bikers
  • Group from 2 – 10 persons
  • Food all meals are included ( B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner )

Tour Cost includes:

• All hotels (twin share ) and meals specified
• Support by a/c vehicles

• Bike ( Trek ) and helmet

• Boat in Tam Coc cave ,
• Cruise in  Halong bay and Kayaking
• All water and snacks whilst riding
• All entrances fee and sites mentioned
• English speaking guide
• All meals mentioned ( B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner )

Tour Cost excludes:

• International Flights

• Departure Tax
• Visa Fees
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides.
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerary

Things to be prepared:
1. Hat
2. Small backpack
3. Shoes and shorts for cycling
4. Sunglasses
5. Gloves

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