Hoang Su Phi Mountain Bike Challenge Tour 4 Days (28)
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Hoang Su Phi Mountain Bike Challenge Tour 4 Days

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Hoang Su Phi Mountain Bike Challenge Tour 4 Days On this mountain bike tour you will be riding on narrow dirt single-track that has been connecting villages and villagers for generations. With most of the single-track sections ranging from undulating to downhill, it’s a case of letting go of the brakes and cracking a HUGE smile as you traverse down the side of some of Hoang Su Phi’s most picturesque mountainsides. For this ride we have reserved our (only two) longer climbs for the sealed roads, allowing you to get in the rhythm and recover for the next fun single-track descent to come. With daily distances ranging from 25-30km there will be plenty of time to enjoy time off the bike after the day’s ride, and stop along the way for photos or just to take in the scenery.

Of the three riding days the first two will be cruise stages, while the 3rd and last day will be a timed event with prizes offered to the top 3 placegetters.

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    All about the Hoang Su Phi Mountain Bike Challenge Tour 4 Days.

    Hoang Su Phi Mountain Bike Challenge Tour 4 Days

    Departure Every THURSDAY

    A mountain biking journey into unknown remote territory ….

    Join us on an exciting mountain biking trip in the breathtaking remote territory of Hoang Su Phi district in the mountains of Northern Vietnam

    Our tour is not for the type of rider who wants to speed through a full day of cycling in off road, single trek , dirt trails and do nothing but ride-sleep-eat. Our tour is for riders who want the opportunity to meet the locals, have time to stop for photos and to ‘smell the roses’, all while enjoying a ride along dirt trails that have connected villages and villagers for generations. The tour though will have one day that is a race/timed stage. This is the last day and is only really to ensure riders get back to Thong Nguyen asap as we will have a bus waiting to take them back to Hanoi.

    This package will target riders who are medium level of fitness, and who are confident riding a bicycle on uneven and dirt surfaces. Our team will ensure all tour participants are well looked after. In addition to great trails we will also provide First Aid services (in the case of injury), accommodation in quality homestays, suitable mountain bikes (if needed), breakfast/lunch/dinner each day and a support crew to assist and/or pick up tired riders.

    Tour Description

    Ride on the narrow dirt single trails that have been connecting villages and villagers for generations.  With most of the single track sections ranging from undulating to downhill, your face will be sore from smiling as you traverse down the side of some of Hoang Su Phi’s most picturesque rice-terraced mountainsides. For this ride we have reserved most of the serious climbing for the sealed roads, allowing you to get in the rhythm and recover for the next fun single track descent to come. With daily distances ranging from 20-30km there will be plenty of time to enjoy time off the bike after the day’s ride, and stop along the way for photos or just to take in the scenery. Our tour is not for the type of rider who wants to speed through a full day of cycling and do nothing but ride-sleep-eat. Our tour is for riders who want the opportunity to meet the locals, have time to stop for photos and to ‘smell the roses’, all while enjoying a ride along dirt trails.

    The tour will include one timed stage on Day 3 (7km Individual Time Trial) with prizes offered to the top 3 place betters.

    Hoang Su Phi Ha Giang

    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.

    Hoang Su Phi Map

    Hoang Su Phi district covers an area of 629 km². It is divided into 1 township and 24 communes including Vinh Quang, Ban Luoc, Ban May, Ban Nhung, Bam Peo, Ban Phung, Chien Pho, Dan Van, Ho Thau, Nam Son, Nang Don, Nam Dich, Nam Khoa, Nam Ty, Ngam Dang Vai, Po Lo, Po Ly Ngai, San Xa Ho, Ta Su Choong, Tan Tien, Thang Tin, Then Chu Phin, Thong Nguyen, Tu Nhan, and Tung San.

    Getting to Hoang Su Phi Ha Giang

    The best way to get to Hoang Su Phi from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Ha Giang city. From Ha Giang city, you can either take Ha Giang local bus or hire motor-taxi to get to Hoang Su Phi. Those who are on budget can take a public bus at My Dinh bus station in Hanoi. Bus journey takes about 6-7 hours.

    Booking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended. An English-speaking guide is helpful in such off the beaten path place like Hoang Su Phi Ha Giang.

    Hoang Su Phi Weather

    Climatically, Ha Giang province has two seasons, dry and monsoon, dependent on the altitude of the region. The two northern Indochinese climatic zones on the border influence the climate in that part of the province. The lower areas in the province comprise low hills, the Lo River Valley and the town of Ha Giang. In Cao Bo district, dry season lasts from mid-September until the end of May, and the balance period of the year is the rainy season. However, in Du Gia district the wet season sets in one month earlier.

    The average annual temperature in Hoang Su Phi is 22.78 °C (73.00 °F); the monthly averages range from a low of 15.48 °C (59.86 °F) in January to a high of 27.88 °C (82.18 °F) in July. The annual rainfall in Hoang Su Phi is 2,430.1 millimetres (95.67 in); the monthly average varies from a low of 31.5 millimetres (1.24 in) in December to a high of 515.6 millimetres (20.30 in) in July. The average annual humidity level is 84%. More about Vietnam weather.

    Cycling in Hoang Su Phi Vietnam

    Cycling is a great way to discover Hoang Su Phi, one of best Vietnam’s hidden places in Ha Giang province. Hoang Su Phi district has sealed, paved cycle routes, single dirt tracks, mountain bike trails, backroads cycling offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling holidays and mountain bike tours around Hoang Su Phi and the north east Vietnam region, providing options for both those who want some mountain challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.

    Ha Giang Holiday Packages

    Check out our best Ha Giang holiday packages including not only Ha Giang Vietnam cycling tours, Ha Giang bicycling trip, Vietnam Ha Giang cycling vacation, Ha Giang mountain biking tour, but also other road trips, scooter, motorbike, motorcycle tours, community, educational, student travel are arranged in Ha Giang province, northern Vietnam. Customize your own itinerary or book these all-inclusive Ha Giang tour packages to discover a non-touristy district of Ha Giang province as well as other less traveled places in the north east Vietnam.

    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 quality homestays
    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 (Cost USD10/day)
    Mineral water beyond that supplied
    Optional excursions

    1. Day 1 Hanoi - Ban Luoc (-/L/D)

      (THURSDAY) – Approx. 4 km
      Travel by bus from Hanoi to Ban Loc Commune

      06:00 Travel from Hanoi – Ban Luoc commune (Bus).
      15:00 Ride downhill on dirt trails from just outside of Ban Luoc commune to Suoi Thau  village by mountain bike (approx. 4 km)
      16:00 Community work development: building concrete road in the village .
      19:00 Dinner at homestay.Overnight accommodation: Suoi Thau homestays

      Day 1 Description

      Upon arriving by bus to Ban Luoc it’s time to stretch the legs with a short but scenic ride along downhill and flat trails to the homestay village of Suoi Thau.  Once there we will spend 2hrs helping out the local community build a much-needed road, before kicking back at the homestays for the evening and fuelling up for the next day’s ride.

    2. Day 2 Ban Luoc - Suoi Thau - Tan Phong (B/L/D)

      (FRIDAY) – Approx. 23 km

      09:00 Ride from Suoi Thau village to Ban Luoc commune by mountain bike along sealed road. (approx. 4 km)
      10:00 Bus transfer to Ban Luoc Pass.Ride from Ban Luoc Pass to Chien Thang and Tan Phong along sealed road and dirt trails. (approx. 19km)
      19:00 Dinner at homestayOvernight accommodation: Ho Thau homestays

      Note: A picnic lunch and water station will be provided on the trail.

      Day 2 Description

      Get on your bikes and head off from the homestay for a short, climbing ride back to the village of Ban Luoc.  There you will load your bikes on the truck and get a bus transfer to the top of the Ban Luoc Pass where you will get some great views of the valleys either side.

      After photos and an official welcome ceremony you will again get back on your bike and enjoy a very fast downhill 8km ride on a concrete road towards the 2nd site of Tan Phong.  Just before the village you will turn onto the dirt and do a short but sharp rocky climb before dropping down into the 10km Tan Phong Village singletrack Loop, heading west into the valley and enjoying hardpacked trails through farmland and bamboo plantations.  After a few kilometers you will turn back east and head towards the last climb of the day along a sealed road to the homestays.
      In the evening you will get to experience a performance from local dancers while enjoying the fresh mountain air.

      3D map of Day 2 – Ban Luoc Pass to Tan Phong Village: https://www.relive.cc/view/949926178

    3. Day 3 Tan Phong - Nam Son - Nam Hong (B/L/D)

      (SATURDAY) – Approx. 25km

      08:00 Ride downhill from Tan Phong to Nam Son (approx. 8km)Ride climb from Nam Song to Nam Ai Pass along the concrete road to the lunch spot (approx. 7km).
      After lunch Mountain Bike Individual Time Trial from lunch spot to Kinh’s Homestay in Nam Hong (approx. 8.8km)
      19:00 Dinner at homestay.Overnight accommodation at Nam Hong homestays (broken into two groups)

      Note: A water station will be provided at the lunch spot at Nam Ai Pass.

      Day 3 Description

      Leaving the Tan Phong homestay on your bike you follow the line of the river along a new concrete road that changes to dirt as you near the Nam Son Bridge.  While the road is rough in some sections (due to the current upgrade work), you will enjoy 8km of nearly all downhill riding with only a few sharp but short pinches along the way.  As you drop down the final 200m to Nam Son you get a great view of the river before you ride (or walk your bike) across the suspension bridge.

      It’s then time to get into a rhythm for a 7km climb out of Nam Son along sealed road to a little shop at the top of the pass and a picnic lunch.

      After lunch it’s back on the bikes for the race stage of the tour, which will be a personal time trial from the lunch spot to Kinh’s Homestay (the final destination for the day) along singletrack that traverses the side of the mountain.  Just make sure that the race official at the lunch spot notes your race number and start time, and later that evening we will announce the fastest riders on this section of the course.

      Day 3 Route and Profile (Part 1 of 2): Tan Phong Village to Nam Son (approx. 8km)

      Day 3 Route and Profile (Part 2 of 2): Nam Son to Nam Hong CBT (approx. 17km)

      3D map of Tan Phong to Kinh’s Homestay: https://www.relive.cc/view/949945194

    4. Day 4 Nam Hong - Thong Nguyen - Hanoi (B/L/-)

      (SUNDAY) – Approx. 22km

      07:30 Ride from Kinh’s Homestay (Nam Hong) to Phin Ho tea village along sealed road and dirt trails (approx. 8km)Ride from Phin Ho tea village to Thong Nguyen along mix of concrete roads and dirt trails (approx. 14km)
      10:30 Lunch at Thong Nguyen
      12:00 Bus departs Thong Nguyen for Hanoi
      18:00 Arrive in Hanoi

      Note: A water station will be provided at Phin Ho Tea Village.

      Day 4 Description

      Today’s ride starts with a 6.5km climb along sealed roads and single track, before you get to enjoy 1.5k of sweet undulating trails that drop you down into the picturesque village of Phin Ho, famous for growing tea.  Here you will get a chance to top up your water bottles and grab a banana for the final sprint home.

      Leaving the serenity of the Tea Village you push your legs for a short climb out of the valley along a sealed road, and then after another 400m turn left off the main road back onto dirt single track.  This is where all the efforts of the day’s earlier climbing pays off, as you get to enjoy a nearly entire descending 4.7km trail back to the main sealed road.  On the way down you can enjoy a cooling off at one of the biggest waterfalls on the tour route, and stop to take in the great view down the valley.  Once back on the sealed road it’s a fast-downhill descent to the bottom of the valley floor and an easy flat ride following the river to Thong Nguyen township and the closing ceremony at the Thong Nguyen Football Stadium.

      Day 4 Route and Profile (Part 1 of 2): Nam Hong CBT to Tea Village (approx. 8km)

      Day 4 Route and Profile (Part 2 of 2): Tea Village to Thong Nguyen (approx. 14km)

      4D map of Kinh’s Homestay to Thong Nguyen: https://www.relive.cc/view/949952667

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    Our Accommodations

    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.
    Our Accommodations

    Our Homestays

    FAQs
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    What if I can’t find the departure date I need?

    Please give us a call or send massage. If you are a group of four or more, we can usually add a departure date within the season to suit you.

    Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

    We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you & Best homestay in mountainous or read more at Accommodation.

    Will I have a local guide?

    Yes, your guide will be English speaking and local. The local guide will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture.

    Can I take a break from the cycling?

    Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.

    What will the group size be?

    The tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run and there will be a maximum of 16 guests.

    What will the food be like?

    Vietnamese or Asia food is very varied across the length of the country. Each regional has local adaptations of classic dishes. Your guide will share their passion for their cuisine and they will lead you along a culinary adventure. Drinking water is always included with meals, any other drinks will be extra.

    What snacks will I get during the cycling?

    You will be supplied with local snacks & energy bars. Clean water and electrolyte drinks are provided to keep you hydrated.

    Is there a single supplement?

    No, there is no extra charge for single travellers if you share a room with another same sex single guest. If you want your own room you can pay a supplement.

    What will the weather be like?

    Seasons vary across the vast length of the country, meaning you can travel to Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia.Etc… at any time of the year. You will probably have some rain during your visit.

    Can you arrange my flights?

    Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive esperience of travel in Asia.

    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.

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