Vietnam Hill Tribes Explorer – 12 days

 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 weekend market. The northwest loop is a fantastic route for cyclist. Save your 12 days for over 800km cycling from NghiaLo to Mu Cang Chai, Ha Giang, Quan Ba, Dong Van, Meo Vac, BaBe national park etc…. this is the best cycling route in Vietnam so far.

Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo (Lunch, dinner)

7:30 In the morning pick up from your hotel in Hanoi, we transfer 2 hours to Trung Ha bridge  , then start cycling along the Da river to Thanh Son. Lunch en route. Late afternoon we bike to Nghia Lo. O/N Nghia Lo hotel .

Summary

Accommodation : Nghia Lo Hotel

Meals :  Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  : 90 Km

Day 2: Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

First easy stage in the morning, we ride up north, passing some villages on the road side.  Tu Le valley has immense rice fields, nice place for lunch stop. In the afternoon we have a challenge climb up to Khau Pha pass…, then down hill to a beautiful area of Mu Cang Chai rice terraces. Overnight at Suoi Mo hotel.

Summary

Accommodation : Suoi Mo Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  : 70 Km

Day 3: Mu Cang Chai tu Than Uyen  (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Morning walk around local market of the Hmong community. This is easy day with rolling up and down hill only 50km to Than Uyen. O/N in Phuong Nhung guesthouse.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 50 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Phuong Nhung guesthouse.

Day 4: Than Uyen to Pho Rang (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

After breakfast, we have about 10km warm up ride along the valley, then sharp climb up to “Khau Co pass”, then we going down 10km to Van Ban, the region of the Red Dzao tribe. It’s time to visit the local market. lunch break. Then, we ride to Pho Rang O/N Pho Rang guesthouse.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 70 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Local guest house

Day 5: Pho Rang to Ha Giang. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Nice mountain scenery with village of the Tay and Nung people. This is a nice military old road 279 to Tan Quang, almost flat road with one hill. On arrival in Bac Quang, our van will pick us up for transfer to Ha Giang. O/N Huy Hoang hotel.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 80 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Cao Nguyen Hotel

Day 6: Ha Giang to Quan Ba (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, and nice road along river Nhiem. O/N in QuanBa.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 48 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : 567 Hotel

Day 7: Quan Ba to Yen Minh (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 YenMinh guesthouse.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 40 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Cao Nguyen Da Hotel

Day 8: Yen Minh to Dong Van (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 Rocky plateau hotel.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 45 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Rocky Plateau Hotel

Day 9: Dong Van to Meo Vac (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Beautiful view of Ma pi leng pass. This is an interesting site of Geopark with the Nho Que river deep down the hill. Also nice Hmong village on your way down to MeoVac town. O/N Hoa Cuong hotel.

Summary

Cycling Distance : 30 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Hoa Cuong Hotel

Day 10: Meo Vac to Niem Son and Bao Lac (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 Song Gam guesthouse.

Summary
Cycling Distance : 65 km
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Song Gam guesthouse.

Day 11: Bao Lac to BaBe National Park. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

There is a long day heading south to Ba Be lake today. Our van will help transfer to mountain summit, then we start our ride on new paved road, some part on dirt road. In the afternoon we take two boat trips to Ba Be national park. tonight we will stay in Tay people house in Pac Ngoi villages . O/N Ba Be .

SummaryCycling Distance : 50 kmMeals : Breakfast , Lunch , DinnerAccommodation : Pac Ngoi Home – Stay

Day 12: Ba Be to Thai Nguyen to Hanoi. (Breakfast, lunch )

The scenery is continue cycling today from Pac Ngoi to Cho Don . We reach Bac Kan town and start to pack up our bikes, refresh for luch break. Then we drive the rest of the way to Hanoi.Check in your hotel in Hanoi. O/N hotel in Hanoi. Tour Ending .

Summary
Cycling Distance : 55 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation : None

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