City Escape In 15 Great Days: Mountain Bike Tour Northeast Vietnam To Capture The Essence
This 2-week mountain bike tour Northeast Vietnam will take you to explore the natural grace of this country. It is delightful to bike on immense fields under the sunrise and learn about long-standing history with the locals.
You will admire the cliff limestone mountains where a splendid view unrolls under your eyes. It is joyful to live new days in the open air, bike on terraced rice fields, and try local food.
Our journey begins from Hanoi and continues along the Red riverbank. We will conquer many undulating routes along the Vietnam-china borderline and reach Cao Bang, where Ho Chi Minh’s footprint remains in Pac Po cave.
Do you want to enjoy the bird songs, brook murmurs, and the trees rustling in the wind in a picturesque village? Simply embark on a Vietnam mountain bike tour of the Northeast with us, and we will explore the scenic roads of Mu Cang Chai or the terraced rice fields of Hoang Su phi together.
You can challenge yourself with winding roads in the mountainous areas of Ha Giang Loop. If the mountains are enough for you, we can descend to peaceful villages and misty valleys. The group will join festive activities with ethnic minorities and enjoy their traditional food.
Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival
We will pick you up as soon as you get off the plane at Noi Bai International Airport. Our guide will tell you the briefing itinerary and let you relax in a hotel.
The group will then visit the antique and dynamic city with cyclos. After sightseeing in the bustling streets in the Old Quarter, we will have a special welcoming dinner in a restaurant and stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Nghia Lo
The Vietnam biking adventure team will have breakfast and head to our cycling point, Tan Son town. You can enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the Thao river for 2 hours by shuttle bus.
After lunch in a local restaurant, we will begin our cycling journey along the Red river bank and corn farms. After dinner, we stop at Nghia Lo, where you will start feeling the tranquillity of the Vietnamese countryside at night.
Day 3: Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai
There is a morning time to wander around the local market where ethnic minorities gather to sell handicrafts. You can take some photos; then, the group will ascend to a beautiful valley and the fascinating Tu Le town for lunch.
After challenging Khau Pa steep pass, we will take a short refreshment. We roll down through villages with encaptivating terraced paddy fields and reach Mu Cang Chai Ecolodge.
Day 4: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen
How beautiful it is to wake up in the morning and enjoy the fragrance and music of nature. We will have time to go around and meet H’Mong farmers in terraced rice fields before cycling to Than Uyen. We will spend a night there.
Day 5: Than Uyen – Bao Ha
After a well-prepared breakfast, we will leave Than Uyen and head to Bao Ha town. The road was smooth and concrete.
However, as the journey continues, we will go through steep passes and winding routes with sharp turns. Worry not! There are supporting vehicles to assist you.
Ahead of the pass is a highway leading to Bao Ha town. Ensure you will get a great night here.
Day 6: Bao Ha – Bac Ha
The day will start with a decent breakfast, and we will kick off the journey. The Vietnam mountain bike tour group will first challenge the winding road on a short pass before we descend to Pho Rang.
Reaching dreamlike hill tribe villages, you will have a chance to interact with the tribe’s people and surround yourself with the charm of the woods in Cinnamon forest.
Day 7: Bac Ha – Thong Nguyen
For this trail, we will transfer you over a high steep pass. Once you reach the Lung Phinh cycling point, you will begin the adventure again on a scenic route.
After a short refreshment in Nam Ma, we will commence the winding road with sharp bends to Coc Pai town for lunch. Then, the team will go along a river and pass through the slope of Heaven gate II. Our today’s stop is Thong Nguyen village.
Day 8: Thong Nguyen – Ha Giang
If you want to have a perfect morning, Ha Giang will conquer your heart. No words can describe the beauty of the sunrise over the hills and limestone outcrops. The mysterious music of the vast rice terrace scenery will calm your mind.
The roads today are easy between Hoang Su Phi and Ha Giang. We will visit a tribe village on the side road and continue to Viet Quang, Ha Giang.
Day 9: Ha Giang – Yen Minh
The beginning of the road is flat with breathtaking landscapes, but it will be tough with the road passing “Heaven gate 1” among vast mountains.
After lunch on the summit, the bike tour north Vietnam team will start the journey along the Gam river. We will encounter a tough trail before eventually reaching a tribe village where Chinese people live.
Day 10: Yen Minh – Dong Van
This is really special for the group. After breakfast and a short visit to the local market, we will head to world listed Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark and Hmong King Palace, where pristine nature is preserved.
Lung Cu Pole Flag Tower is ideal for lunch, reaching Dong Van Town. You can now relax on your own at a hotel.
Day 11: Dong Van – Meo vac – Mau Due
Our beginning journey will be the incredible pass of Ma Phi Leng, linking Dong Van and Meo Vac. The view is extraordinary, with the crystal water of the Nho Que river under the bottom hill.
Descending 16 km, Meo Vac town will appear with White Hmong, Tay, and Lo Lo hill tribes. You will be amazed at women wearing traditional clothes with bamboo woven baskets there. The adventure will continue to Mau Due town, where we will stay overnight.
Day 12: Mau Due – Du Gia – Bac Me
Now, it is time for us to learn something from the locals. You can interact with hill tribespeople, and feel free to ask what you are curious about.
We will gear up and embark on the route of Mau Due and Du Gia, full of enchanting sights on both roadsides. The group will go through majestic mountains, small streams, and farms to finally reach Bac Me.
Day 13: Bac Me – Ngoi Hoa – Na Hang – Ba Be
Today’s itinerary will get you a little wet. After ascendingly riding on winding roads, you can enjoy a more comfortable road heading to Da Vi village for lunch.
The group will take a boat trip to see all attractions nearby, including the Dau Dang waterfall. We will also stop at Ba Be lake, which UNESCO recognized as the World freshwater Reservoir. Cycle through the National park to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 14: Ba Be – Quang Khe – Phuong vien – Xuan Phuong – Chiem Hoa – Cho Chu – Hanoi
The last trip day will get us through many places, and tourists will pass through Thai Nguyen, which is nationally famous for its verdant tea farm. Before reaching our final stop for lunch, we also see palm Leaves, gum trees, and some ethnic minorities in villages.
A Van will take you back to Hanoi. We will have a farewell party and stay overnight here.
Day 15: Hanoi Onward
After having breakfast, you can wander around to buy souvenirs. We will transfer you to the Airport to catch the flight. Thank you so much for choosing this amazing mountain bike tour to Vietnam with us.
The mountain bike tour Northeast Vietnam will leave you with the best experiences and memories. It is beautiful to bike through villages, enjoy the fresh air, hear the chatter of a river winding across the rice, and admire the sun over mountains.
So, contact us, and we will take you to these wonderlands!
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