Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
North Vietnam Cycling Tour is a private guided mountain biking tour we have just released for active adventure travelers seeking a different experience in Vietnam. The overnight bike tour starts from Lao Cai, takes you to A Mu Sung, Y ty, Den Sang, Muong Hum, Bat Xat are the least traveled destinations where you’ll find big rolling hills, great views and speedy open descents with good sight lines. A single track in the middle reminds you what real mountain biking is all about. At its end, it lands you on a steady climb that takes you over some grand hill tops and more amazing views for some excellent descending. This is very hard off road mountain bike, you should make sure off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills. The tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, broken roads, long climb cycling up hill. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills.
DAY 1: LAO CAI -> BAT XAT -> A MU SUNG -> Y TY
Arrive in Lao Cai train station early this morning, you will be greeted by our local team and brought to a local restaurant for breakfast, and a short rest. After breakfast, depart for Bat Xat, a northern district of Lao Cai Province. Besides the beauties of nature, scenery, Bat Xat also offers the rich ethnic culture.
Upon your arrival in A Mu Sung commune, stop at the border point 92 – is the first place that Red River comes to Viet Nam from Yunan – China. Then you will visit Lung Po village, lying in the cross of rivers. Leaving Lung Po, you start to ride a bicycle through winding roads with few villages looming below the valley. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of valley. Keep biking to Y Ty Commune. Having lunch at local family. In the afternoon, you visit Lao Chai I village. You have the chance to discover the rich ethnic culture, local traditions, architecture, beautiful house of Ha Nhi ethnic minority people.
Dinner and overnight at local home in Y ty – homestay
Biking: about 45kms
DAY 2: Y TY -> MUONG HUM -> LAO CAI
After breakfast, enjoy a short bike ride to the nearby jungle. Then depart for Muong Hum.
Arrive in Muong Hum around noon, in time for having lunch. If today was Sunday you could meet up with different ethnic groups who come to Muong Hum market. Muong Hum market is located under the small valley, behind pure stream, rounded by extremely high mountains. It’s a weekend market near the spring that is a meeting, communicating, trading and playing place of people in the ethnic groups Ha Nhi, Mong, Hoa, Giay, Red Dao, Dao Tuyen, Han…
Transfer to Lao Cai. If time permit you may like to spend the rest of the day discovering the Mother Temple, Upper Temple.
Take the overnight train to get back to Hanoi. Trip ends.