This unique mountain biking holiday,
a cross country from Sapa to Hanoi, is full of fantastic contrasts along
its route. Beginning in the Hanoi and finishing in
national park of Puluong. the tracks of the
old road number 06 wind their way along the beautiful Valley
and a spectacular of undiscovered mountain bike route which takes us
to MaiChau. The brand new biking adventure in Vietnam
This unique mountain bike tour will
take you through some fantastically remote wilderness steeped in
ancient of Hmong, Tay,Thai hill tribe history.
There are three very long hard days
riding on badly broken roads, off road so participants should be fit and
We ride just over 650 kilometers.
There are some long, grueling climbs and some scintillating descents.
The rewards are empty roads and incomparable views. If you enjoy hill
climbing and riding in the mountains, this tour is a dream.
of this trip
Thank you for
another great trip. We really enjoyed our
mountain biking trip at Chinese New Year 2008-
another great tour!
are interested in doing another trip later this
year. We would like to do a much longer trip. If
possible, we would like to cycle from Hanoi to
Ho Chi Minh (or the other way!). Is this an
interesting trip? Hung (I'm sorry I don't know
if that's the correct spelling of our guide's
name!) said October was the best time of year.
Could you please confirm the best time of year.
Please could you also give an estimate of how
long you think this trip would take and how much
it would cost?
HI there Joe.
Just a message to say thanks again for the
awesome tour. I really enjoyed every minute of
it. Highlights include:
day aver the four wheel drive track
Pha Din pass in the rain
down Tram Ton pass singing at the top of my
stay in the Black Thai village
Thanks once again for looking after me and
giving me this awesome experience. All the best.
starting and finishing in Hanoi.
Day 1: (L) Hanoi- Yen Bai
: ( riding 90km)
Meet in hotel ( 7: 00AM),
driving out of Hanoi city. Start riding ,It’s a fascinating
ride past many minority villages as we climb onto a higher
plateau. We ride pass of rice field and tea plantations
before arriving in the Doan Hung for lunch, continue biking
to Yen Bai city. Dinner and overnight in Hotel in Yen bai.
YenBai-LaoCai ( riding 105 km)
After breakfast we start
riding on bank of Red river o Lao Cai.
About 40 km off road
track (pretty wide) start climbing on the left. After many
villages and a beautiful narrow suspension bridge, we enjoy
a long single track section, starting on terraces by long
climb, leading to an off road pass (about 300m of elevation)
and finishing on a long downhill through waterfalls and rain
forest. Lunch with noodle soup and breads, fruits, tea
coffee.Then we get to the asphalt where the minibus is
waiting at BaoHa , take long transfer (35’) to LaoCai.
Night in Hotel in Lao Cai
(+- 65 km )
Arrive in Lao Cai:
after breakfast , Back road riding to Sapa. Afternoon
rest and free time for visiting Sapa. Overnight in Sapa
Day4:Sapa-ThanUyen: Ride over Tram Ton Pass and downhill
(80 km )
Riding over Indochina
is highest peak . Overnight in ThanUyen.
-Tuan giao: Cycling to Tuan Giao.( 86 km)
There are two hard climbs today the first starts after
5 km with a 12 km ascent but the second, and most
challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with
an 18km strength-sapping climb.
Overnight in Tuan
Day6:Tuan Giao-Son La ( 90 km)
The ride begins with
is a 15km up hill,
climb into the beautiful surrounding countryside of Pha
din mountain range pass and ride down
We finish the day with a thrilling 5 km decent before we
reach the town of Son La.
Overnight in Son La.(B,L,D)
Day7:Son La-Yen chau- MocChau ( 67 km)
Continue cycling to Yen
Chau. Virtually we go through an active market.
Everything is brought in fresh daily. The larger markets
serve as distribution points for smaller markets. End of
cycling after 80km and driving to hotel in MocChau.
Overnight in Moc Chau hotel (B,L,D)
Day8:MocChau- MaiChau ( 72 km)
Back road cycling to
MaiChau. Virtually we go through an active off road.
Overnight in Mai Chau homestay (B,L,D)
Offroad- Hanoi( 53 km)
Off road biking to
. After breakfast riding to Co Luong then continue in the
off road to the bank of Ma river, boat trip along then
single track riding as relaxing before end of wonderful
trip. Picnic lunch , meet mini bus for driving to Hanoi. End
of trip in your hotel in Hanoi.
Extension tour , 2
days sleep in wooden boat in Halong bay = from 190 to
450 USD one cabin for 2 people with lunch, dinner ,
breakfast , Shuttle bus around trip .
Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a
separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling
in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single
supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not
available in many of the destinations we visit.
Best Time to go
October to May.
Small group , from 2 to 6
in home stays and local hotel around trip as
Meals as noted
B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
Drink as water,
coffee, tea, energy drink by nutritional gel, juice
activities as noted in the itinerary
transportation with 100% vehicle stand by.
Entrance fees and
meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other
than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and
local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport
taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal
nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).
Yukon including in tour price, Cannondale F3 pay 140
USD, Giant XTC team 110 USD.
Bikes suggest : XC
hardtail, Freeride , All mountain
If you bring your
please ensure that
you bike is in good working order before you leave on
tour. If you are not the most mechanically minded we
suggest that you get your bike looked at by a
professional bike mechanic. In particularly we would
suggest looking and adjusting all wheel spokes, greasing
all your bearings, checking your brakes/gears cable,
tighten all nuts and bolts, check chain, quick release
clamps, tires and put in new inner tubes and check wheel
rims are not worn. In addition make sure the bike is
well serviced and ride it with as much care and
attention as possible.