Vietnam and Thailand Mountain Cycling Tour – 11 Days

Thailand & Vietnam is a great destination for cycling tours, either on road or off road.The North of Vietnam & Thailand with it’s rugged landscape, mountain, jungle, and hill-tribe villages is certainly the best destination for any off road cycling …

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

Pick up at your hotel at 7;30 and transfer by vehicle to Trung Ha bridge and cycling on the top of Red river bank and cycle to Yen Bai . 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 Trekking to Village ( B )
Today we bikes 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 ) . car pick you back to Sapa .afternoon free for explore Sapa market .
Accomodation : Holiday Hotel -3*
Meals : Breakfast
Biking : 20 Km
Meals : Breakfast

Day 4 : Sapa Cycle to Lai Chau ( B ,L ,D )
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 3*.
Distance: 90 km
Ride: 90 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: 110 km
Ride: 80 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 30 km.
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: Hoang Long 2*

Day 6 : Muong Lay Cycle to Dien Bien Phu ( B, L , D )
Our full day in Vietnam. Cycle to Dien Bien Phu – 120 kms. Dien Bien Phu was the scene of the historic French defeat in 1954. visit Dien Bien Museum and Hill A 1 and local market. Stay 1 night. O / N in Muong Thanh Hotel .
Distance: 120 km
Ride: 90 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 30 km.
Meal: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: Muong Thanh Hotel – 4 *

Day 7 : Dien Bien Phu fly to Hanoi to connecting flight to Bangkok ( B ,L ,D )
Short city tour to visit Hill A 1 , War Museum and transfer to Dien Bien airport for short flight to Hanoi to connecting flight Thailand , Arrival airport connecting domestic flight to Chieng Mai ,Arrival pick up to hotel for check in . O / N in Chieng Mai. O/N in Hotel .

Day 8 : Chieng Mai – Chieng Dao ( B ,L ,D )
After breakfast transferred towards the northern hill region around Chiang Dao, The roads conditions are very poor; however the breathtaking mountain scenery make for an interesting drive. After an enjoyable visit to a remote elephant camp at Chiangdao we have our first chance to get on bike to explore Chiangdao Caves which is home of a sacred Buddhist sanctuary. We continue cycling from rural lanes onto off road trails leading to hill tribe villages where we will spend the night as guest of villagers. O/N at Tribal Hut.

Day 9 : Mountain Biking ( B ,L ,D )
Upon leaving the village of previous night we ride our bike off road trails to get out of the valley. We rest our legs on a short drive delivering us to another remote village from which we will start two hour walk past the rough and verdant mountain landscape. There are many stop opportunities to meet local people and shoot some wonderful pictures. At the end of our trek we pedal the tough trails as we please. The roads are difficult at times with some uphill and downhill riding but it is still an unforgettable experience. O/N at Tribal Hut.

Day 10 : Mountain Bike – Sri Lanna National Park ( B ,L ,D )
Today we continue riding around this charming valley before we head out on undulating roads towards the Sri Lanna National Park. Here we drop our bike and embark on our sit-on-top kayaks for an energetic three hours paddling on a lake, exploring the beautiful limestone rock formations and watching many species of bird , as it is part of the park. Arriving at floating house by late afternoon we enjoy an well – earned rest . O/N at Floating House.

Day 11 : Sri Lanna National Park – Chieng Mai flight to Bangkok . ( B ,L )
An impressive way to begin our day is a view of the beautiful sunrise over the lake. We have plenty of time for swimming, paddling or exploring the lake. After lunch we row our kayak towards the lake shore and meet with our waiting vehicle for a rough drive back to Chiang Mai airport and short flight to Bangkok airport.( So from here you can connecting flight home or stay more day in Bangkok )

 

Tour Cost includes:
* Bike ( Trek 4,300 or Giant ) and helmet
• All hotels (twin share ) and meals specified
• Support by a/c vehicles  ( Van or Bus )

• All water and snacks whilst riding
• All entrances fee and sites mentioned
• English speaking guide
• All meals mentioned ( B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner )

• Flight tickets : Dien Bien – Hanoi – Bangkok – Chieng Mai – Bangkok .

Tour Cost excludes:
• International Flights to Hanoi and departure from Bangkok .
• 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 cylcing
4. Sunglasses
5. Gloves


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