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Amazing Vietnam Bike Tour – 15 Days Discovering Northern Regions

A bike tour in Vietnam is a fantastic way to enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery and learn about this fascinating country. With the aid of this amazing Vietnam bike tour, you will set off on a lovely journey to see Vietnam in a new way.

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Amazing Vietnam bike tour

It will widen your eyes and bring you a fresh viewpoint on a nation that has experienced numerous wars. This country boasts wonderful citizens, delectable cuisine, and lively culture. Come along on our bicycle tour as we discover Vietnam.

Experiencing The Amazing Vietnam Bike Tour In 15 Days

Day 1: Arrival

It was our first day in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, which is home to some of the most magnificent colonial buildings in all of Asia and exudes a distinct old-world elegance. By riding a bicycle through the bustling Old Quarter, we got to know this city while admiring Hanoi’s contrast between its traditional and modern beauty.

Summary:

Activities: Pick up and briefing itinerary

Accommodations: The Light Hotel (****)

Meals: L/D

Cycling Distance: No

Day 2: Thai Nguyen – Bac Son Bike Trip

Got ready for our riding challenge after a filling breakfast in the hotel. When we arrived in Thai Nguyen Province, the bus took us out of the busy city and headed to one of the outstanding museums dedicated to hill tribe minorities, where we learnt about 54 different ethnic minorities in Vietnam.

We began cycling on our first day in Thai Nguyen and headed toward Bac Son Town. The picturesque Bac Son village, located in the northern highland province of Lang Son, is exposed to a large valley encircled by soaring mountains.

Summary:

Activities: Transferring and cycling

Accommodations: Binh Huong Hotel/Ecohomestay

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 80km

Day 3: Bac Son – Quang Uyen Cycling Tour

On day 3, we woke up early to see the serene villages and learn about the locals’ daily lives. We began pedaling down an amazing valley to Bac Son Museum, the historical relic which features documents, photographs, and some artifacts related to the Vietminh uprising against the French in 1940.

We kept climbing until we reached the That Khe confluence, where we stopped for lunch. Our crew continued traveling on Route 3 to Cao Bang after lunch. Then, the bus took us to the hotel from Dong Khe. After dinner, the crew spent the night in Bac Son.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel

Accommodations: Hung Dzung Hotel (***)

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 120km

Day 4: Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc Cycle Tour

After a filling breakfast in the hotel, we visited a nearby market to learn about local products and took many pictures with friendly locals. Then, we set out on our road ride across the Gam River and in the direction of Ban Gioc Waterfall, passing fascinating mountain ranges known as the Kast that are home to hill tribe villages.

Before traveling to Quang Uyen town, we also overcame a 7 km mountainous pass. After cycling through various hill tribal settlements and stopping for lunch along the way, we arrived in Quang Uyen. The screw kept riding and admiring the newly paved road after lunch until we reached Ban Gioc Waterfall.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel

Accommodations: Sai Gon – Ban Gioc Resort

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 79km

Day 5: Ban Gioc – Cao Bang Biking Tour

We got up early to see natural beauty and then strolled down to the magnificent waterfall. After returning to the hotel for breakfast, we set out on bicycles to Pac Po, where President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked for three years between 1940 and 1943 after spending 30 years overseas.

We took this opportunity to see historical sites in Ho Chi Minh, such as the Karl Marx mountain, the Lenin spring, and the Coc Po Cave. As we returned to Cao Bang on the Ho Chi Minh Route, we stopped for lunch. Then, our crew spent some time exploring the neighboring villages and cities after we arrived in Cao Bang.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel

Accommodations: Sunny Hotel (***)

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 118km

Day 6: Cao Bang – Bao Lac Bicycle Trip

Another incredible day passed on our journey as we cycled through a newly constructed border belt road, past numerous tranquil hill tribe communities, breathtaking rice terrace fields, and two strenuous hairpin passes.

We biked for 45 km before turning off onto a single track that led to an uninhabited area and the border between China and Vietnam. The ride was quite difficult as we cycled uphill and followed a descent for the remaining distance. Although the ride was challenging, we were rewarded with a panoramic view and beautiful scenery along the route.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel

Accommodations: Duc Tai Hotel

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 103km

Day 7: Bao Lac – Meo Vac Biking Tour

We had a wonderful time biking for the entire day today along the scenic Gam River. The whole screw followed old tarmac along national route 34A for the entirety of the morning as it traveled 23 kilometers east along the Gam River.

We continued biking upward in the afternoon, which is difficult as you approach Meo Vac, a town close to the Chinese border. The final 50 kilometers of the road are transferred to Meo Vac by a supporting vehicle.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling

Accommodations: Hoa Cuong Meo Vac Hotel

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 74km

Day 8: Meo Vac – Dong Van – Yen Minh Cycling Trip

After a filling breakfast in the hotel, we set out to conquer Ma Phi Lang Pass, one of the most spectacular passes in North East Vietnam. As we pedaled along the beautiful road from the hotel to the summit, we took in the breathtaking scenery, untamed mountain range, and emerald-colored Nho Que River.

Along the ride, we stopped at the historic Hmong King’s Palace, who oversaw the Hmong population and the opium trade until 1945. Following lunch, the crew continued pedaling downward to Yen Minh over the Pho Cao Mountain pass, which provides breathtaking views of the Yen Minh valley. Around midday, we made it to the hotel.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling

Accommodations: Phuong Dong Hotel (***)

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 78km

Day 9: Yen Minh – Quan Ba – Ha Giang Bike Tour

Today, we passed through the Quan Ba and Yen Minh high mountain passes. Despite the road’s steepness and several tight turns, it offered us spectacular views of the valley below. We enjoyed a tea break before cycling for 6 kilometers along the Nho Que River before descending 18 kilometers to Can Ty commune.

The afternoon’s difficulty was climbing Quan Ba Pass, where the Heaven Gate was located, which was quite steep and had numerous sharp turns. After traveling 20 kilometers to reach the valley’s bottom, we hopped on the bus to go to Ha Giang.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling

Accommodations: Truong Xuan Resort

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 87km

Day 10: Ha Giang – Tan Quang – Thong Nguyen Cycle Trip

Today was a rather simple biking day. We biked to Ban-Me and along the valley after leaving Ha-Giang rather early. For the next 55 kilometers, we continued cycling on tarmac road and across the difficult Su Shi pass.

Our crew stopped for lunch halfway up. After resetting our energy, we rode to the Panhou Ecolodge, where we once more spent the night in separate thatched huts with views of sculpture gardens.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel

Accommodations: Panhou Resort

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 88km

Day 11: Thong Nguyen – Hoang Su Phi – Luc Yen Biking Tour

Following a fantastic breakfast at the eco-lodge, we departed in search of breathtaking landscapes and the distinctive cultural practices of the Dao and Hmong Hill tribes. From Dao village, we rode on a single-track trail that led to Nam Ai village. From there, we continued on a new concrete road.

After lunch, we carried on our Vietnam bike tour journey through the dense tropical forest. Then, we biked to Khau Room and Quang Binh, where our supported vehicle was waiting for us and took us to the hotel.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling to Quang Binh and transfer to Luc Yen

Accommodations: Anh Nguyet Hotel (**)

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 94km

Day 12: Luc Yen – Nghia Lo Cycling Tour

After a full breakfast in the hotel, our shuttle bus took us for an hour’s ride to Ngoi Thia. We began biking to Nghia Lo as soon as we arrived at the cycling station.

The picturesque, enticing landscapes of central North Vietnam captured our attention. We continued cycling down the river, going through small towns, breathtaking palm forests, and cinnamon and acacia farms. We stopped for a picnic lunch and then continued on to Nghia Lo Township.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling

Accommodations: Muong Lo Hotel (***)

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 120km

Day 13: Nghia Lo – Phu Yen Bicycle Trip

This was a fantastic yet tough day of our cycling Vietnam journey as we rode through some of North Vietnam’s most breathtaking scenery. We biked up the asphalt road as we left the town and stopped to view Muong Lo’s gorgeous, green rice fields.

Then, we took some time to unwind and ate a picnic lunch while admiring the breathtaking views over the Mid-Northwest region of Vietnam’s rice terraces. After refueling, we started the descent to Phu Yen Town, where we spent the night.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel

Accommodations: Duc Long Hotel (***)

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 77km

Day 14: Phu Yen – Moc Chau Cycle Tour

After breakfast, we took a leisurely morning bike ride along the Da River on paved roads through beautiful rice terraces and cornfields. From there, we crossed a public ferry to Moc Chau territory, where we pedaled upward to the Moc Chau Plateau.

Our crew had lunch along the way and afterward, cycled through flower gardens and tea farms as we mounted the final stretch to Moc Chau.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling from hotel to hotel

Accommodations: Thao Nguyen Resort (****)

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 89km

Day 15: Moc Chau – Mai Chau – Hanoi Biking Trip

This was the last day of our Vietnam cycling tour. We started our cycling tour from the hotel, traveled to green tea fields, and got a chance to attend a tea workshop to learn how to manufacture green tea. From there, we continue biking on a single-track, dirt road, past several green tea farms, tropical fruit, and flower gardens.

Then, we rode down the old National Route 6 to Mai Chau. As our crew proceeded to ride down to Bai Sang and Mai Chau Town, we got to explore a magnificent limestone mountain range and scenic countryside populated with Muong and Thai hill tribes. Our shuttle bus transferred back to Hanoi after lunch. Our bike tour has officially come to an end.

Summary:

Activities: Cycling

Accommodations: The Light Hotel (****)

Meals: B/L/D

Cycling Distance: 62km

The Bottom Line

Vietnam is one of the few travel destinations with breathtaking landscapes and a heroic past. Let’s add our amazing Vietnam bike tours to your list of things to do while you’re there. Follow our website right now for more details if you’re interested in learning about more thrilling Vietnam motorcycle tours and bike excursions.

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