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Vietnam Northeast Biking Holiday
Tour Location
Country:
Vietnam
From:
Hanoi
To:
Hanoi
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
11 days
Level:
Moderate-Advanced
Terrain:
On Road only
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 1518
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Tour Operator:
Green Trail Tourism
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Vietnam Northeast Biking Holiday

Itinerary: Hanoi - Laocai - Cocly -Bac Ha - XinMan – Hoangsuphi - Viet Lam - Ha Giang - YenMinh - Bac Me - Ba Be - Khuoi Phi - Dam Hong - Vinh Loc - Yen Son - Tuyen Quang – Hanoi

11 Days Moderate-Advanced

Itinerary
Day1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing full day - Night train to Sapa
Day 3: Laocai - Cocly -Bac Ha
Day 4: Bac Ha - XinMan – Hoangsuphi
Day 5: Hoang Su phi - Viet Lam - Ha Giang
Day 6: Ha Giang- Yen Minh
Day 7: YenMinh - Bac Me
Day 8: Bac Me- Babe Lake
Day 9: Ba Be - Khuoi Phi - Dam Hong - Vinh Loc( Chiem hoa ).
Day 10: Vinh Loc - Yen Son - Tuyen Quang – Hanoi
Day 11: Hanoi – Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam
Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by Green Trail Tours Tour Guide & Car Driver at airport then transfer to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing full day - Night train to Sapa
Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. It is a very attractive city with French-style architecture. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead, including a visit to One Pillar Pagoda, which was built by Ly Thai Tong and the Temple of Literature, founded by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. Stop in the heart of Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake, which contains an islet with a tiny Tortoise Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Opera House and St. Joseph Cathedral. Conclude with a visit to Bao Tang Lich, once the museum of l'Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient, which includes artifacts from Vietnam's turbulent history. Water Puppet Show, Cyclo visiting Old Quarter. Dinner time then transfer to Railway Station. Take night train to Sapa. Overnight on the train. (B, L,D)

Day 3: Laocai - Cocly -Bac Ha
Distance: 45 Km. D+: 1250m ,D -: 500m
15 km offroad (Arrival Laocai at 6:00 AM in the morning, Breakfast in Local restaurant with rice noodle soup , banana pancake, breads, coffee, tea… Transfer by van to An Ho then biking to - Coc ly . After more than 15 km we arrival Coc ly where we will take 40 minutes boat trip on Chay river. Bike will put on boat with clients. Arrival Bao Nhai , Coc Dao riding up to Bac Ha , 48 km of road, stop for picnic lunch t with sandwich and fruit , no minibus stand .biking direct to hotel . Overnight in hotel. Dinner in Congphu local restaurant. (B ,L, D )

Day 4: Bac Ha - XinMan – Hoangsuphi
Distance: 70 km. : D+: 1100m D-: 1600m
38 km offroad After breakfast in Hotel, clients start biking directly from hotel, climb above Bac Ha through Di Thau. Then ride off road in the mountain on a wide track to a mountain pass and long asphalt downhill to Xin man. Lunch with Fire rices and fruit. In the afternoon, clients bike on asphalt about 15-20 km along River Chay before final transfer to Hoang Suphi. People motivated and very feet can ride all the stage long to Suphi (75 Km). Overnight in Suphi Hotel. (B ,L, D )

Day 5: Hoang Su phi - Viet Lam - Ha Giang
Distance: 60Km. D+: 1500m D-: 1230m
After breakfast we start biking directly from hotel on flat asphalt road. About 5 Km, an off road track (pretty wide) start climbing on the left. After many villages and a beautiful narrow suspension bridge, we enjoy a long single track section, starting on terraces by long climb, leading to an off road pass (about 1300m of elevation) and finishing on a long downhill through waterfalls and rain forest. Lunch with noodle soup and breads, fruits, tea coffee. Then we get to the asphalt where the minibus is waiting at Vang Luong , take short transfer (15’) to hot spring. Clients take relax with bathing in there. ( optional ) Then, small transfer (about 30’) to Ha Giang. Night in Hotel. (B ,L, D )

Day 6: Ha Giang- Yen Minh :
After breakfast , We cycle up to the QuanBa pass on the asphalt road, We start with a relatively easy 7km ride , then we stat climb some mountain pass until we get on the top of Quan Ba pass, 1,230 m . before we hit the first of two major down hill. As we start the down hill, we slowly start to witness the beauty of Yen Minh highland . Dinner and overnight in Yen minh hotel.

Note:
Lunch in local restaurant or support by our food assistant.
Mini bus always standby with group
Total distance about 92 km, the biker could ride as far as they want, max altitude 1500m
Yen Minh hotel is simple , clean, twin share, hot water.
Distance: +- 100Km. D+: 1500m D-: 1230m ( B,L,D)

Day 7: YenMinh - Bac Me
Distance: 80Km. D+: 700m D-: 530m It is supposed to be an off road day. Today we head for Bac Me.
Van will transfer biker to Mau due and we stat biking an off road, the road is car track, broken road, some part are very bad but we are biking in the most of beautiful track in South East Asia, that is truly off road .
Final transfer (25 or 30Km) in minibus to Bac Me.
Night in very basic hotel in Bac Me.
Lunch in local restaurant or support by our food assistant.
Motor bike or Russian jeep standby with group.
Distance: +-78Km. D+: 1500m D-: 1230m(B ,L, D )

Day 8: Bac Me- Babe Lake
The toughest day of the trip! We are transfer to Cang Bac me by van , with (15 Km) and start riding . minibus will meet you in Babe Lake. We cross the Gam river and start a long climb to a small dirt road pass on a building track. We cross some Dzao villages and keep of road all the time. Up and Down stage that leads to the Babe River and Lake. We take 2 time of boats trip to get close to the east side (Na Mam side) of the lake where our minibus is waiting for us. We riding 600m from Babe lake to PacNgoi village for home stay. Dinner and overnight in Tay minority people .
Please note that a moped assistance can be useful today to bring water, food and help one people if too tyred for finishing the stage on the bike. (warning: the moped should keep behind the biker during the day and not disturb them: no noise, not stinky and pretty far away ...) Lunch in local restaurant or support by our food assistant.
Distance: 55 Km (40 Km if transfer first). D+: 500m. D-: 600m. (B,L,D )

Day 9: Ba Be - Khuoi Phi - Dam Hong - Vinh Loc( Chiem hoa ).
Distance: 43 Km (73 Km if start riding in Ba Be Guest House).
D+: 450m. D-: 300m . We ride to Nam Cuong village ( 27 km ) and start biking in there to Khuoi Phi ( 15km ) . That would be a pretty long warm up before we take tough cycling day
Then in the village of Khuoi Phi, a short but steep climb and down section of track leads to the nice and a bit lost village of Ban Thi. Then we are use broken asphalt road for a while before getting to the intersection (cross road) of Ban Cau. Minibus will take different road and meet you in Ban cau. Lunch in Ban Cau and then continue biking in the afternoon in very good single track section, very long and nice riding leads through gorges and lost villages to Dam Hong where the minibus is waiting for you. Then, transfer to Vinh Loc. Night at hotel and dinner at restaurant. (B ,L, D )

Day 10: Vinh Loc - Yen Son - Tuyen Quang – Hanoi
Distance: 30 Km. D+: 300 m. D-: 350m. We start biking directly from hotel on flat asphalt road few kilometers and then, cross the Gam river and turn right to follow it half a day.
The Assistance is not necessary in the morning during the stage as it is almost flat, not very long and not technical.
We use wide track to ride inside a nice countryside area, following either the Gam river (next to it) or its direction only. We ride through Pho Trinh, along sugar can farm , sometimes on bamboo bridges and get after 25Km to an asphalt road where our minibus will be waiting for us. Then, transfer to Tuyen Quang for lunch and way back to Hanoi Hotel. (B ,L )

Day 11: Hanoi – Departure
You have the morning free to relax before your return flight home. Finish your unforgettable trip or you can extend Halong Bay Tour or some days to Siem Reap (Cambodia) (B)
Booking Conditions
http://www.greentrail-indochina.com/about/term-condition-10#.Ut96hvv-Jdg
Inclusions
- English-speaking local cycling guide - Local cycling tour leader - Accommodations as mention on itinerary with 1 nights in train , 9nights in basic hotel around trip as mention by room share (2 people/room) - Meals as noted B= breakfast,L= lunch, D=dinner - Cold drink as coffee, tea, cola, juice, energy drink for cycling - Fruit as banana, mango, green dragon - Sightseeing and activities as
Exclusions
- International airfare - Meals not noted on itinerary - Vietnam visa - Insurance other than basic medical - Bike hire: US$10/per day (good mountain bike) - Optional tipping to leader - Guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).
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