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Cao Bang Brilliant Cycling Tour 6 days

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Vietnam Cycle tours: Cycle tours in Vietnam: the Best cycle tours in Vietnam: Cao bang cycle trip: Cao bang bike and trek: Cycling tour to Cao bang – Ban Gioc: Best cycling Tours in far North Vietnam.

  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Charity Cycling, Culture, Discovery, Family Cycling, Guided Tours, Join Group Cycling, Mountain Cycling, Off-road Cycling
  • Activity Level Ultimate
    8/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    16
All about the Cao Bang Brilliant Cycling Tour 6 days.
Target Market:          Cyclists with moderate level of fitness and with previous mountain bike experience. Stages include intermittent   short   steep   climbs and descents.
Trail Types ridden:           Mix of dirt and sealed roads. Some sections  of  hard packed single trails. 

Tour  Length:          

6 days.

Cao Bang Vietnam

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Cao Bang Province is located in the Far North- East, shares borders with China on the north and east, Bac Kan and Lang Son provinces on the south, and Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang provinces on the west. The topography is complicated so inter-transportation is limited.

Cao Bang is the capital of Cao Bang province in northern Vietnam. While unremarkable in and of itself, Cao Bang is an easy-going gateway to the surrounding lakes, minority villages, karst peaks, caves, and the Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Chinese border. For those tired of the tourist circuit of coastal Vietnam, Cao Bang is also a refreshing glimpse into a city that exists solely on its own terms.

Cao Bang is 272km north of Hanoi following National Highway No.3. Cao Bang has National Highway No.4B and 3 linking to Lang Son, Bac Kan, Ha Giang provinces and to China. There are direct buses from Hanoi, Thai Nguyen and Lang Son.

Cao Bang Weather

Cao Bang has temperate climate. There are 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter. The average temperature is 25 – 28oC in summer and 16 -17oC in winter. Snow sometimes falls in winter on high mountains such as Trung Khanh, Tra Linh.

Cao Bang Tourism

The cool weather combines with many high mountains, beautiful sightseeings to form the convenient for relaxing tour and discovery tour. Famous sites include Thang Hen Mountainous Lake in Tra Linh, Ban Gioc Fall and Nguom Ngao Cave in Trung Khanh. Among of them, Ban Gioc Fall probably is one of most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam. Several sites where Uncle Ho lived and worked before the August 1945 Revolution include Pac Bo, Coc Bo Cave, Lenin Stream, and Khuoi Nam Stream.

Thang Hen Lake – surrounded by mountains, this serene lake is at its best in the rainy season. During the dry season the lake shrinks and is not as impressive, but there are a few rafts that you can take. Walking in the nearby mountains brings you past local herders and farmers. There are no buses to Thang Hen, so the cheapest option is to hire a motorbike driver for the half-day trip.

Ban Gioc Waterfall – this breathtaking waterfall, the largest in Vietnam, straddles the China-Vietnam border. The water is particularly thunderous in the wet season but is still beautiful during the dry. You can take a raft out into the river to the base of the falls and greet Chinese tourists doing the same from the other side. Ban Gioc is about 85km from Cao Bang, about 3 hours away.

Nguom Ngao Cave – ask your driver to take you to Nguom Ngao before or after Ban Gioc. This immense cave holds a series of majestic, jaw-dropping caverns, filled with delicate, intricate formations of stalactites and stalagmites. In the low season, you may even have the cave to yourself, an experience probably not to be had elsewhere. Optional guides will helpfully point out particularly interesting rocks and bat roosts.

Ethnic groups in Cao Bang

Many ethnic groups live together here. It creates plentiful traditional culture. Tay group makes up a large amount of population. They have own handwriting (Tay-Nung language group). The Tay’s special culture is showed in village festival, vi and then singing.

 

 

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
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

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us Via Booking Form to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

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
Bike Hire: Good mountain bikes and helmets
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Optional excursions
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Visa fee
Departure  tax
Tip for team and guide

Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation

Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, JET can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.

  1. Day 1 Hanoi – Phia Thap (L, D)

    06:00 Travel from Ha Noi – Phia Thap commune (Bus)
    15:00 Short bike ride around homestay location
    19:00 Dinner at homestay
    Overnight accommodation: Phia Thap Homestay
    ROUTE DESCRIPTION
    After arriving at the homestay you’ll have the opportunity to warm up your cycling legs with a ride around the local area. This short “there-and-back” ride takes us along wide dirt roads to a paper-making village, where you’ll be able to have a go at making your own paper using a process that locals have been using for generations. After putting your skills to the test we’ll take a leisurely ride back to Phia Thap homestay village.

  2. Day 2 Phia Thap - Basket Weaving Village - Phia Thap (B/L/D)

    07:00 Ride from Phia Thap homestay to Basket Weaving Village
    08:00 Participate in Basket Weaving Challenge
    12:00 Lunch at Quang Uyen
    19:00 Dinner at homestay
    Overnight accommodation: Phia Thap Homestay
    ROUTE DESCRIPTION
    It’s time to really stretch those legs with the Phia Thap Epic Loop. This 40km ride along dirt and sealed roads (with a small section of single-track) will take in a local basket-weaving village where you will not only see baskets being made, but also have a go at making one yourself. We then continue along the southern half of the loop and proceed to Quang Uyen for lunch and an optional wander through the markets.
    After everyone has refueled we’ll take a steep but short climb out of town which takes us onto the northern half of the loop, through amazing countryside and back to the homestay for a well-earned rest.

  3. Day 3 Phia Thap - Trung Khanh (B/L/D)

    07:00 Travel from Phia Thap commune to Trung Khanh (Bus)
    Overnight accommodation: Trung Khanh Hotel
    ROUTE DESCRIPTION
    It’s the biggest day of the tour distance-wise. We start with a 40min bus ride to the town of Trung Khanh, leaving behind most of the busy highway that goes to the Chinese border. After topping up the water bottles we head north, through amazing river scenery and passing rice paddies and water wheels and (on a clear day) spot the Chinese border in the distance.
    Crossing the picturesque Quay Son river near to the Chinese border crossing we then turn south-east along sealed and dirt roads and enjoying many small waterfalls along the way to the amazing Ban Gioc waterfall.
    After relaxing over a beer at the base of the falls you have free time to enjoy the views and take photos before you are transported back to Trung Khanh for the evening.

  4. Day 4 Trung Khanh – Blacksmith Village – Quang Uyen (B; L; D)

    From Trung Khanh, we will be transfer by car return to Quang Uyen, you will have opportunity to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmith craft. Afer visiting the blacksmith village you will continue to cycle to Phia Thap village. After lunch, we will take a short trekking to the Phia Thap peak. Having dinner and overnight at the Nung homestay.
    Cycling distance: Approx. 50 km
    Overnight at Phia Thap homestay

  5. Day 5 Phia Thap – Cao Bang city (B; L; D)

    After breakfast, you will do the short trekking to the Phia Thap . Then we will continue cycling to the Cao Bang city. Overnight at hotel in Cao Bang city.

  6. Day 6 Cao Bang- Ha Noi (B; L)

    On the last day in Cao Bang you will have the opportunity to look around Cao Bang city and enjoy breakfast at one of the local restaurants. Famous for its Cao Bang sausage, wander through the market that is along the river and check out the local parks. We will leave Cao Bang around 9am and return to Hanoi, stopping to have lunch in Bac Kan. You will arrive back in Hanoi around 4:00-5:00pm.

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Accommodation for Your Journey

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.

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
5/5
Louise N
Reviewed On 19/12/2017
5/5

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

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