Explore North-East Remote Hilltribes

Pac Ngoi village of ethnic minority Tay in Ba Be National Park of vietnam tours packageDay 1: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Bac Can. ~160km (L, D)

 

You take a morning drive out of the capital and head North East to Thai Nguyen province. from where you will start your bike ride to Bac Can. Your first day is rather easy with a few rides up and down hill through the spectacular sceneries, beautiful villages of Tay and Nung en route. Overnight at Bac Can townlet. (L, D)

Cycling distance: 80km – with escort bus

Indication: Riding bike on right hand and make a single line because of busy traffic and dangerous road.

 

 

 

Ba Ba lake in vietnam tourDay 2: Bac Can – Ba Be National Park ~78km (B, L, D)

 

In the morning, take a 20 km cycling outside up-hill the Ba Can province and enter to a quiet road with great view of Tay small villages. In the afternoon, you will take a boat cruise on Ba Be lakes then visit the Pac Ngoi village. Overnight at Ba Be national park guest house. (B, L, D)

Cycling distance: 90km – with escort bus

Indication: Riding on right hand and free race to town.

Boat distance: ~ 30km

 

Bac Quang town Ha Giang in vietnam tourDay 3: Ba Be – Bang Lung – Chiem Hoa – Bac Quang ~ 200km (B,L,D)

 After breakfast, at 7:00AM we start the ride through many mountainous minorities villages route to Bang Lung town. After a picnic lunch in this little town, we start the ride toward the North-West and passing numbers of rocky hills to Chiem Hoa town. The charms of valleys and rice paddy field makes unforgettable mind. The route today is very hard and there are many T-junctions so that our riders need to group together while riding. Continuing we get pick up by our van to drive to Bac Quang town. Arriving Bac Quang town in the late afternoon. O/N at Bac Quang town.

Cycling distance: 77km – without escort bus but we have motorbikes and mechanic man

Indication: Riding together in empty traffic routes.

 

 

Hoang Su Phi Ha Giang in vietnam toursDay 4: Bac Quang – Heaven  gate 1 – Heaven Gate 2 – Hoang Su Phi ~ 63km (B,L,D)

Today’s goal is cycling on the tortuous province route without traffic on the side of Kieu Lieu mountain range with altitude of 2402 meters and being the 2nd highest range in Northern Vietnam. The challenge to riders is cycling over 2 Heaven Gates undulating at the route on 1500m above sea level where tourist can takes hundreds of spectacular scenery photos and beautiful deep valley with many rice terraces. It will be taken a day for riding 60km only. Picnic lunch will be served on the way. O/N in Hoang Su Phi (Vinh Quang town)

Cycling distance: 60km – with escort bus

Indication: Riding on right hand and free race to town.

vietnam packages with Bac Ha marketDay 5: Hoang Su Phi  – Xin Man – Bac Ha ~ 80km (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we start another hard day to the far North boarder road on side of chasms of Kieu Lieu mountain range. This is un-touch area by tourists because of the road is not only well-known by its mysterious beauty but also no car can drive in the rain season because of land – slide and jams the traffics; the main traffic is horse and cow, the houses made mainly by mud and thatch roofs. If we lucky, we can see several group of horse – drawn carts en route to markets. The specific image is the change of inhabitant here is more colorful. We arriving Bac Ha in the late afternoon. O/N in Bac Ha.

Cycling distance: 80km – without escort bus but we have motorbikes and mechanic man

Indication: Riding together in empty traffic routes.

 

HMong King place in holidays in vietnamDay 6: Sunday Market ~ 20km

Bac Ha is located at altitude on 700 meters where thereby villagers come to market on a set day in a week. Each community have a market, also Bac Ha’s one named Sunday market. This is one of the most interesting markets in Vietnam and possibly everywhere in the South East Asia. People come to this market is the occasion for the various local ethnic groups gather in huge crowds to exchange the last news, gossip, shopping, handicraft produces and eat Thang Co ( a type of public traditional hot pot in the middle market) and drinking corn wine.

 Having breakfast from hotel, we explore the market to see a market day for all tribes: Tay, Nung, Dao, Flower H’mong, Giay, Phu La etc… and have little time to cycle to explore the Hmong King palace; the palace harmonizes the Asian and European architecture style in an area of 4000 square meters since 1930. We go back to hotel for lunch. The rest of the day is for leisure by our own. O/N in Bac Ha.

Cycling distance: ~20km – without escort bus

Indication: Riding together in town.

 

Su pan village in Tour of vietnamDay 7: Bac Ha  – Lao Cai – Sapa~ 110km (B,L,D)

After breakfast in Bac Ha, we set our bike for the ride down to Lao Cai. After refresh-end up, we take our escort bus via boarder Vietnam – China and transfer to inner Lao Cai town for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we start our bike again for a spectacular scenery and very big challenge uphill to Sapa tourist town. On the way we can stop many times for taking photo of the imposing deep valley with many rice terraces. Overnight in Sapa.

Cycling distance: ~70km – without escort bus

Indication: Riding bike on right hand and make a single line because of busy traffic and dangerous road.

 

Sa Pa Giao Do village in vietnam holidayDay 8: Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi ~ 60km

A day relaxing and roam around the Sapa market and visiting Cat Cat waterfall. Join in a performance dance of Black Hmong people. In the afternoon, we leave Sapa to drive back to Lao Cai Railways Station for the overnight train to Hanoi. Upon arrival we are free at our leisure before boarding the night train to Hanoi. End of tour.

Cycling distance: ~0km – without escort bus

Indication: Be on time for night train.

 

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