Best 7 Day Northwest Vietnam Cycling Holiday

This 7 days Vietnam Cycling Holiday is a combination of road cycling and mountain biking we offer in the northwest Vietnam. Biking mostly on the paved roads to visit remote hilltribe villages, beautiful terraced paddy fields…

Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary

This 7 days Vietnam Cycling Holiday is a combination of road cycling and mountain biking we offer in the northwest Vietnam. Biking mostly on the paved roads to visit remote hilltribe villages, beautiful terraced paddy fields…

Map

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI BY BIKE

8:00 am you will be met up with Lotussia Travel guide at your hotel in Hanoi. Enjoy half day tour to visit some major travel highlights of Hanoi such as the Ho Chi Minh complex and the Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son temple. Walking around the Old Quarter. In the afternoon, our guide will take you to our bike store, where you will test the bike with your selected frame size. You can also put your gear on the bike for your convenience. Enjoy some test bike ride around our bike store then travel back to your hotel.

DAY 2: HANOI -> MAI CHAU

After breakfast, you will be met up with our team again and transferred to Luong Son, Hoa Binh province where you start cycling on the back road to Kim Boi direction. It s nice and peaceful countryside view. You will get to Cun hill and the guide will pick you up at a place for lunch. After lunch, you get transferred to Phu Cuong village for a second bike ride of the day. The afternoon ride is through the village of the Muong people in the vallage floor and along the Da river reservoir. It is back road ride with view of the village and water. Late of the day, you arrive in the village of the Thai People, where you have dinner prepared by local Thai family and overnight on the stilt house and explore the local culture.

DAY 3: MAI CHAU -> SON LA

After breakfast and farewel to the host, you get transfer to the old Highway #6 to Pha Ly Pass. From there, you start cycling to Van Yen Ferry and enjoy the spectacular view of the mountainous road and Da river side. You arrive in Phu Yen in the afternoon. Check in Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

DAY 4: SON LA -> MU CANG CHAI

After breakfast , you continue your mountain bike trip cycling from hotel to Ba Khe, and get transferred to Nghia Lo for lunch. You will have a nice and scenic bike ride in the afternoon to Mu Cang Chai, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

DAY 5: MU CANG CHAI -> SAPA

Today ‘s cycle is moderate in the peaceful and nice road with nice and friendly countryside. You will cycle to Than Uyen where a stop will be made for you to have lunch. After lunch, you may need a short break before you have the second bike ride in the afternoon to T junction of Road 4D to Sapa. You will be picked up again by your support vehicle and transferred to Sapa. Check into a local hotel for overnight.

DAY 6: SAPA BIKING

Start the Sapa mountain bike trip from Sapa for 10 minutes road ride southwards of Sapa town let. Then turn left and follow a large dirt and rocky track 1 hour uphill to Hang Da Village of the Hmong neat the top of Den Thang Mountain. Enjoy great view of Muong Hoa Valley and a short walk to explore this isolated village. Continue riding for 15 minutes on high elevation of the mountain side and then the track become narrow and tough for 1 hour downhill. Some part of the trail are really tough with loosed rocks. Passing several hamlets of the Black Hmong of Hau Thao Commune with some short stops for meeting peoples. Continue to Hoa Su Pan Village, enjoy lunch break. Ride downhill and cross the river to other bank, and then uphill to Giang Tu Chai Village of the Red Zao. Explore this village and then passing through the bamboo forest, terraced rice field to Ta Van Village of the Giay. Cycle around this large village and stop biking in mid afternoon at Ta Van Bridge. Picked up and transfer back to Sapa. Free dinner and overnight in Sapa at hotel.

DAY 7: SAPA -> HANOI

After breakfast you farewell to Sapa and start your 10-hour road trip back to Hanoi. You have chance to enjoy the nice view of mountainous road. Lunch on the way. You get to Hanoi in the afternoon. Check into your hotel. Trip ends.

Additional Information

Primary Activity

Duration

Tour Starts

Places to Visit

, , , ,

Tour Ends

Hanoi

Adventure Level

Itinerary Disclaimer

Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!

Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.

Inclusions

Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind LOTUSSIA Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.

  • Car transfers.
  • Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
  • Local porter(s).
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Bottled water.

Exclusions

Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

  • Visa
  • Flight/Train tickets.
  • Accommodation pre/post trip.
  • International travel insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Tour Guide

Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.

Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

Trip Routes

Principally, LOTUSSIA Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, LOTUSSIA Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.

Accommodation

LOTUSSIA Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or homestays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.

Meals

LOTUSSIA Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, LOTUSSIA Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.

Drinks

As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, LOTUSSIA Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. LOTUSSIA Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, LOTUSSIA Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).

Vehicle

In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.

We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.

Share your thoughts!

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

There are no contributions yet.

×

Login

Register

five × two =

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up

GOT A QUESTION?

Dont hesitate
to chat with us live

chat nowsupport_img

Tour Starts

Duration

Primary Activity

Filter selected