Bac Ha to Hoang Su Phi Best Mountain Bike Tour

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Destinations cycling route: Lao Cai – Bac Ha – Coc Phai – Hoang Su Phi – Thong nguyen – Luc Yen – Vu linh – HN
Hoang Su Phi Ha Giang offers beautiful off the beaten path cycling holidays in north east Vietnam. Some of best north Vietnam bicycle tours are arranged around Hoang Su Phi include Hoang Su Phi bike adventures, Hoang Su Phi cycling holidays, northeast Vietnam road cycling tours, biking northern Vietnam, and Hoang Su Phi mountain biking trip. Hoang Su Phi Ha Giang is a mountainous district of Ha Giang Province in the northeast region of Vietnam.

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    All about the Bac Ha to Hoang Su Phi Best Mountain Bike Tour.

    Trip highlight:

    The hilltribes of Northern Vietnam are now so iconic and have been featured photographically in so many instances, that you may feel already somewhat familiar with them, but the truth is that those tribes, still living in their traditional ways, exist only in the most remote areas of South East Asia, and Ha Giang Province, open only relatively recently to travellers, is without doubt one of the best places left to witness the culture of these people.

    This unspoilt, sparsely populated region is home to a staggering variety of hilltribes, many of whom don’t even communicate in the national language and who live by their traditional, subsistence farming ways.

    The riding is some of the most amazing in South East Asia. Every day offers a different terrain, gradient, vista and climate as we climb and descent the various altitudes of the Ha Giang Plateau. This is a ride to remember and if the memory of burning leg muscles aren’t enough to remember it by, then your amazing photographs almost certainly will be.

    Suitability: Challenging
    Total cycling Distance: 478 km
    Terrain:  Undulating road. Relatively ascending and steep pass
    Health request: Good health. Fitness
    Road condition: mixed off and paved road. Tarmac road. Dirt road, single track trail. Village road. Buffalo road.
    Support: Fully support by vehicle

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    English speaking cycling guide (other languages upon requests)
    Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
    Meals details in itineraries (B= breakfast, L = lunches, D = dinners)
    A/C transfer/ and transportation
    Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
    Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
    Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
    Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
    First aid kit
    Cold water box, small fresh towel.
    Mineral water for drinking
    Fruit and snack for cycling days

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    International airfare
    Travel insurance
    Items of personal nature
    Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
    Mountain Bike Hire
    Mineral water beyond that supplied
    Optional excursions

    1. Day 1 Hanoi arrival & night train to Lao Cai

      Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, Vietnam Bike Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in, Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. Enjoy a cycle ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Following dinner meal, our shuttle bus take to Train Station to catch the night Train to Lao Cai. Stay overnight train with four cabin share ( wooden cabin – soft bed with air-condition)

      cycling Distance: No
      Accommodation: Sleeper on Train
      Train: on Train (wooden cabin – soft bed with air-condition)
      Meal: Dinner included
      Transportation: pickup airport included

    2. Day 2 Lao Cai – Coc Ly – Bac Ha

      The Train arrives Lao cai Train station at 5: 30 A.m. Our cycling guide and support van will pick you up to Local Restaurant for early breakfast and change your cycling suit. Following the hearty meal, we kick off our pedal to Coc Ly on paved and scenic road. You explore dramatic sightseeing and exotic nature on the way. Arriving in Coc Ly at 10 A.m. we will spend the time to participate in Local market open on every Tuesday. You are impressive on colorful hill tribe market with their unique productions to exchange with each other or you can go to animal corner to take picture buffalo, cows, dog, cats… are dealing with. We continue to ride on single track to Bao Nhai bridge and turn off to Bac Ha town. Upon arriving in Hotel, do check in and relax by your own. Have dinner and stay in Sao mai Hotel

      cycling Distance: 53 KM
      Accommodation: Sao Mai Hotel (3*)
      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

    3. Day 3 Bac Ha – Can Cau – Ta Cu Ty

      After hearty breakfast in hotel, we commence riding from hotel on tarmac road lead to Ngai Thau commune, crossing suspension bridge and ride on single dirt track along exotic valley for 4 km and then ascending 5 km up steep hill trail to Lung Phinh, upon arriving in top, stop for refreshment before turning left for 22 km single dirt track to Can Cau market place. You will be fascinated by breathtaking scenery, friendly people, and picturesque rice terrace. Up on arriving in Can Cau , our shuttle bus take you to Ta Cu Ty home village. Have dinner and stay overnight local Family

      cycling Distance: 58 KM
      Accommodation: Homestay
      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

    4. Day 4 Ta Cu Ty – Ban Ngo – Nam Dan

      Today is amazing day with full of highlight and cultural values when we cycle through rice terraces and around villages to village. Admire incredible scenic beauty, unspoiled nature and colorful hill tribal villages. After entertaining pancake with Host, we say good bye them and start cycling from homestay on single track which form a half circle around the Ta Cu Ty mountain range and is combination of short lose rocky part and dirt trail with some streams crosses for 22 km from Ta Cu Ty to Dan Kham village of Ban Ngo commune via some villages and hamlets of the Nung, Hmong, Dao people. Have lunch in route.
      After lunch we make a longer loop from roughly 3 hours along dirt path and narrow single track from Dan Khao – Che La commune explore the daily life of local people and thick forest. Arriving Nam Dan commune, we turn right and gradually getting downhill for 7 km to suspension bridge and back to home stay. Have dinner and stay overnight in Homestay.

      cycling Distance: 55 KM
      Accommodation: Homestay
      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

    5. Day 5 Nam Dan -Nam Nhung – Khau Rom – Nam Choong

      Breakfast with Host family and say good bye them, we commence to ride through thick rain forest on motor way for 14 km over the Gio pass to another side of mountain. Turn left to a single dirt track for 12 km mostly steep downhill through tea farm, terrace rice paddies, bamboo forest, passing some isolated hamlets of Dao and Hmong ethnic of Nam Nhung and Khau Rom village to the main road, running along the Nam Ly river. Take the single dirt track uphill 5 kn thought he Phieng Lang and Quang thuong villages of the Red Dao and then 3 km on the hill side with not to much ascending and descending road,. Challenge 5 km downhill along the narrow and steep dirt track to Nam Choong villages. Where we have another homestay with local family.

      cycling Distance: 65 KM
      Accommodation: Homestay
      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

    6. Day 6 Nam Choong – Cao Son – Ho Thau – Panhou

      After breakfast with family, we start cycling at 8:30 a.m along a narrow single track from Nam Choong for 6 km to the center of Quang Nguyen Commune then following a single track gradually ascending through the Nam Ly river 10 km to Trung Son village. Challenging 4 km undulating and steep trail lead to suspension bridge to another bank of Nam Ly river. Turning off a larger single dirt track uphill for 5 km to Chien Thang village and then gradually downhill for 6km to the center of Ho thau commune. Arriving in Ho Thau ride on paved road descending to Thong Nguyen Commune. Stay overnight in Panhou eco resort.

      cycling Distance: 55 KM
      Accommodation: Panhou Ecolodge Resort(3*)
      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

    7. Day 7 Panhou – Luc Yen

      Today is beautiful day in our cycling trip. Following breakfast in Panhou eco resort. We kick off our pedal on paved road passing many hill tribe villages and rice terrace paddies and ascending to T junction. Turn right to Tan Quang Town on undulating road. Upon arriving Tan Quang township, stop for refreshment and coffee. After filling energy, we continue riding on undulating road to Luc yen. On the way you experience in marvelous scenery, limestone mountain panoramas. Have picnic lunch in route. After lunch we keep riding to Luc Yen Town where we will stay overnight.

      cycling Distance: 75 KM
      Accommodation: Ang Nguyet Hotel(2* with best in Town)
      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

    8. Day 8 Luc Yen – Vu Linh

      In Luc Yen district, Yen Bai province, there is a unique market in the country where people trade only one product – gemstones. The market has had a history of 25 years.
      Luc Yen gem market is open at a beautiful corner of a lake in Yen The town, Luc Yen district. The market works in just several hours in every morning. Depending on reasons and weather, the market can take place sooner or later, but at about 6.30 am there are sellers in the market.
      Luc Yen Market is one of the biggest gemstone market in the north Vietnam. Opening early morning every day. If you are interesting in gemstone, you can get up early and explore the daily life and their business. Come back hotel for having breakfast. We start cycling from Hotel on single track trail and village road around Thac Ba Lake to Vu Linh. Passing many stunning scenery, peaceful Dao Villages, picturesque lake view. Have lunch in route. After lunch we continue to ride on single dirt track and cross bamboo raft to Vu linh Resort. Have dinner and stay overnight in Vu linh Resort. The rest of the day, you can take boat trip to explore Thac Ba lake and enjoy sunset on the lake.

      cycling Distance: 85 KM
      Accommodation: LaVieVuLinh Ecolodge (3*)
      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

    9. Day 9 Vu Linh – Son Duong – Hanoi

      Today is last day in our cycling trip in the north Vietnam with full of highlight and cultural values, experiences in local customs and practice of different hill tribe people, enjoy incredible landscape and scenic beauty of Vietnam. We spend the last day to explore and experience breathtaking scenery and challenging your ability. Start riding from Resort, crossing again bamboo raft to village road, following single track and village road to Yen binh, My Bang and Hung Quan, Doi Can commune , crossing the An Hoa bridge turn right to Son Duong on tarmac road. Have lunch in route or in local restaurant in Son Duong Town. After lunch we descending to Dao Tru. The rest distance is transferred by Bus to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi. Do check in and relax until meeting time for dinning.

      cycling Distance: 75 KM
      Accommodation: Flower Hotel (3* Location in Old Quarter)
      Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

    10. Day 10 Hanoi – Departure – On wards flights

      Have hearty breakfast in Hotel and relax by yourself until departure time to Airport for on wards flight.

      Transportation: included
      Accommodation: Flower Hotel (3* check out at 12h00)
      Meal: Breakfast included

    Accommodation for Your Journey

    Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

    It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

    We pick hotels for you based on:

    Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

    Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

    Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

    Hotel Standards

    3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

    4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

    5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Accommodation for Your Journey

    Bicycle Advice

    Suitable Bicycle. MTB, Touring Bike, Cyclocross/Gravel bike.

    At JET we hold firmly to the opinion that using your own bike, the bike on which you feel at home and comfortable is the finest way to enjoy a cycling adventure.

    Most kinds of bicycle, except light-weight racing bikes are suitable for this tour: touring bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids or cyclocross bikes are all fine. Road conditions vary from asphalt to gravel and some hard packed dirt tracks. Tyre’s from 35mm in width upwards will be fine but we recommend 40mm on 700c and 2” on 26” wheels as a minimum.

    South East Asia is generally a warm place so the ability to carry one or two water bottles is essential (either on your bike or in a backpack). Our back-up vehicle carries water and tools although for those competent with tools bringing your own pump, puncture kit, and multi took is recommended as it would speed up repairs and minor adjustments. If bringing your own bike please bring along a few spare spokes that fit your wheels (please note that different wheels have different size spokes). If your bike has disk brakes or hub gears please bring any components that you feel may be necessary. We carry some spares for our hire bikes but we cannot guarantee that we will have any tubes other than 26” car type valves. Tyres and tubes other than 26” can be difficult to come by in many parts of the world so please make sure you have spares. If in doubt please ask at your local bike shop. A means of carrying your camera, sunblock etc is also useful – either an on-bike bag, handlebar or saddlebag for example, or a lightweight day-pack.

    Recommendation: Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

    ESSENTIAL! Please be sure that your bicycle is in perfect condition before you leave home. Again, if in doubt please consult your local bike shop.

    Rental Bicycles

    If you wish to hire a bicycle for the duration of your holiday with us we can arrange for the hire of good quality cycles from our in-country agent. Typically these bikes are mountain bikes, often Trek 4 series or similar. Please request a hire bike at the time of booking, fields to do so are on the booking form. Payment for hire bikes can be made with the balance of the tour payment or in cash on arrival.

    Rental Bicycle Recommendation. Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

    Our Accommodations:

    When cycling we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
    Our Homestays:
    Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country and will help you to connect with the villagers you meet along the way.

    For groups of 5+ people a bike mechanic will join the group. Whilst not a master of linguistics, our technical team always make an effort to form a bond with the group and provide not just mechanical support, but additional encouragement to those who may find themselves at the back of the group. Our drivers support the group by ensuring that the freshest fruit and tastiest snacks are picked up along the way.

    Our support team:
    Our support team carry your luggages and provide a nice place for tea and coffee break on the route ( 20 – 25 km for each stage). Our staff will make any running repairs on your bikes. Once riding we keep you stop with water, fruits, soft drinks and snacks, energy bars, and we make sure you get a nice cold towle drink with cold towel as well. Prepare picnic lunch enroute for cyclis,.at the end of cycling day, we make sure you will enjoy good meal, clean and prepare bike for next days.

    An air conditioned backup support vehicle is always available in case you want a break from riding, and to carry your luggage.

    The international profile of Local Traditional food has increased over the last two decades with very good reason. A cuisine that has evolved with the culture and landscape of Vietnam provides for an astounding level of variety from south to north. Each town and city has its own subtle twist on iconic dishes and some of their own creations. Our leaders are passionate about their food and look forward to taking you on a culinary adventure in unison with your cycling adventure. Included meals are listed in the day by day itinerary, and drinking water is always included with meals. Any soft or alcoholic drinks are not included and will be at your own expense.

    Energy bars and local snacks are provided to keep your energy levels up for the riding, and clean water and electrolyte drinks are always available to keep you well hydrated.

    This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 2 travellers. And we limit the group size to only 16 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

    There is no surcharge for single travellers – we will match you with another same sex single traveller. If you want a single room there is a an optional upgrade that you can book.

    This tour is 100% operated by Journey Expedition Travel. The guides are our full time employees, the hotels booked by our local office staff, and the bikes are part of our fleet of over 300 bikes. We are not outsourcing any element of this tour so you can be assured of 100% Journey Expedition Travel quality.

    Overall Rating
    Joanna Tinlin
    Reviewed On 10/10/2017

    In summary, the tour exceeded all expectations, especially the scenery and people along the roads. We really enjoyed the chance to interact with the locals. The physical challenge of cycling through has been rewarding. Many thanks to Kien, for the logistics and for the delicious meals he prepared along the road, and the driver, who picked us up with the van wherever we stopped at the end of every cycling day. Visited May 2017

    Louise N
    Reviewed On 10/10/2017

    This trip was brilliant! I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved getting out into the countryside and away from the usual hustle and bustle of Vietnam. The home stays were excellent in terms of quality of accommodation as well as food

    Wutee A
    Reviewed On 10/10/2017

    I enjoyed the whole trip. I have booked several organized round trips but I have never felt so comfortable as in this one. The member of our tour were very friendly (participants and guides). I was also impressed about the kindness of the local people. Visited May 2017

    Jeff M
    Reviewed On 10/10/2017

    A fantastic trip in all aspects! As a veteran of ten guided cycling trips so far with several tour companies, I can attest that JET Vietnam Bike Tours certainly has it’s act well together. There were rarely any issues or unexpected changes in the trip; and when they did occur on occasion, the guides and staff adjusted accordingly without any problems. The concern and attention for the riders by the staff was always apparent, and the smiles and helpfulness of Mr. Nam were always such a pleasure. Even during the rest days, Mr. Nam was always present to accommodate us with any and every detail. Mr. Kien’s bikes were first class as well! The riding was at times very challenging, but the payoff was cycling through incredible scenery and fascinating villages, with a true sense of accomplishment culminating each day. I can heartily recommend this trip to anyone wishing to see rural Vietnam up close on two wheels! Best Regards presentation group 10 people travel from 21 – 30 April 2017 Jeff M

    Chris Darke
    Reviewed On 10/10/2017

    I have been on several trips before but I rate this one the best ever. It was well run the hotels and guest houses were clean and very welcoming. Vietnam has to be one of the cheapest places to visit in the world, the food was great and the beer is cheaper than water. The people are the most friendliest I’ve ever met and the women are the prettiest. The views were spectacular and the cycling was hard but we all made it. I’m now looking forward for my next trip with JET Bike Tours to Laos