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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 12 days
Maximum number of people: 1
Location: Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Hanoi, Hoa Binh
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Riding from 20-120 kilometers a day, this trip will give you a chance to contemplate magnificent mountains covered with thick rain forest, lush plantation, wild nature and friendly people from different ethnic minority groups with their colorful and fantastic culture and custom

Tour's Program

Upon arrival in Hanoi, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, our guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi and takes you to Ho Chi Minh Complex, at which you visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidents Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s House on which President Ho Chi Minh lived until his last breath. After visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, continue your visit to Ho Chi Minh museum, admire the unique One Pillar Pagoda, which lies in the campus of the complex. Take a walk to Tran Quoc Pagoda, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and charming beauty of one of the oldest pagoda in Hanoi.
After lunch at a local restaurant with local Vietnamese cuisine, continue your tour at Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), the first Imperial University in Vietnam which was built in 1070. You then have a cycle (predicable) trip to the Old Quarter, through Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House and stop at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
Enjoy a 45-minutes water puppet show at Thang Long Puppetry Theater. After the show, transfer to the train station for the overnight journey to Lao Cai in a comfortable four-berth sleeping cabin. Overnight on the train.
Arrive early this morning to Lao Cai, a small town 40 kilometers from Sapa. After breakfast, begin riding with an easy decent through the villages of Matra. Cycle on to the village of Taphin, home of the Red Dao Ethnic minority, enjoy the warmth of local hospitality. Afterward transferring to Sapa, browse through the central market.
Overnight in Sapa.
Distance and journey time:
Transfer: 1 hr
Cycling up to: 20 km
Difficulty: Medium

After breakast, we conquer Heaven’s Gate, the highest mountain pass in Northern Vietnam. The intense climb rewards you with spectacular views of Indochina’s highest peak, Mt. Fansipan, as you cycle through stunning Hoang Lien Son National Park. The work is rewarded with a cruising descent down a winding road to Than Uyen valley.
After a light picnic lunch, continue pedaling through breathtaking scenery to the newly built town of Lai Chau.
Overnight in Tam Duong.
Distance and journey time:
Cycling up to: 95 km
Difficulty: Hard
Awake to the cool morning air for an easy pedal from the sleepy town of Lai Chau to start your day. However, after 10km you reach a tough climb and you can choose to tackle the assent or hop in the van for a boost to the top and take advantage of the long sweeping downhill.
This afternoon’s ride toward Muong Lay is over rolling terrain with magnificent views (Note: during the time of writing - some sections were under construction). Lai Chau and the surrounding valley will soon be flooded by the Sonla Hydro Electric Project, making way for Vietnam’s largest reservoir.
Overnight in Muong Lay
Distance and journey time:
Cycling up to: 105 km
Difficulty: Hard
Today’s route follows the Na River through a lush, undulating landscape of ferns, bananas and bamboo to the city of Dien Bien Phu. This historic town has an infamous history as the location of a stunning Vietnamese victory over the occupying French Forces.
Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.
Distance and journey time:
Cycling up to: 93 km
Difficulty: Hard
Today’s ride is gentler than the past three days and undulates through quiet back roads, picturesque gorges, and ends with a gradual downhill toward the town of Tuan Giao.
Overnight in Tuan Giao.
Distance and journey time:
Cycling up to: 81 km
Difficulty: Hard
Today’s fantastic ride features the most breathtaking scenery of the entire journey. Following a short warm up, there is a challenging 12 kilometer climb followed by a coasting 14 kilometer descent. As you pedal onwards, pass through Thuan Chau town, home to the White Hmong people whose customary black headdress and pink tassels are still worn today.
Overnight in Son La.
Distance and journey time:
Cycling up to: 90 km
Difficulty: Hard
This morning starts from the hotel by bike with a gradual uphill through lush, terraced rice paddies against a backdrop of jagged limestone cliffs. The ride is less hilly than yesterdays, but no less spectacular. Stop for lunch in the town of Yen Chau before continuing on to Moc Chau, your final destination today. This town is situated at an elevation of 1000m and is renowned for its banh sua (milk cake) and tea products.
Overnight in Moc Chau.
Distance and journey time:
Cycling up to: 121 km
Difficulty: Hard
Enjoy an easy morning riding across a plateau of tea plantations and peach orchards Cycle on narrow, quiet back roads as you ride into a region predominantly populated by Thai minority cultures. This beautiful valley, home to the village of Pom Coong, will be your home for the night. Experience the traditional culture and way of life of these people with an overnight homestay. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner, taste some of the country’s finest rice wine and be entertained by a local dance performance.
Overnight in Mai Chau.
Distance and journey time:
Cycling up to: 67 km
Difficulty: Medium
This final day of cycling is one of the most memorable. Start with an 800m ascent before cruising down into the town of Muongkhen. Continue to pedal to Hoa Binh City, the ending point of your cycling journey. After a local lunch, trade in your bike for a 2.5 hour drive back to Hanoi where the afternoon is at your leisure until heading to a fabulous restaurant for a farewell dinner.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Distance and journey time:
Cycling up to: 66 km
Difficulty: Medium
You'll be free until our driver arrives to take you to the airport for your departure flight.

Private tours with Adventure Certified English Speaking Guide.
Accommodation as mentioned
A/C transport throughout the tours
Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
Meals as indicated
Bike, helmet, 1 biking water bottle per person.
Snacks and local fruits.
1 assistant guide for 8-16 cyclist, 2 assistant guides for 16+ cyclists.
1 first aid kit per guide.
Each guide will have a full set of travel bike tools.
Main support vehicle will have spare parts.
Visa arrangement
International flight ticket
Visa stamps upon arrival
Other meals not mentioned
Tips & personal expenses
Laundry
Other not stated above
Travel insurance

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