Northern Mountains Adventure

Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights
Price of the trips:$
Starting: Hanoi.
Ending: Hanoi.
Destinations: Hanoi - Sapa - Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Ha Giang - Quan Ba - Ba Be - Hanoi.

Hailed as one of the best Wildlotus off road mountain biking adventures in Vietnam, this trip combines the famous tourist destination of Sapa with National Parks, natural beauty and an experience of Vietnam truly off the beaten path. Ride through dozens of minority villages from the Lu to the Nong, red Dao to blue Hmong, experiencing unsurpassed warmth and hospitality of people. Bike in areas that visitors seldom visit, high up in the Northern Mountains of Vietnam. Starting with a gentle cycle through the Sapa valley, enjoy a taster of things to come. Overnight in an ecolodge with stunning views down into the valley. Ride the following days on a tough trail up and over several ranges, with some bike carrying a possibility! The trail is mostly smooth, and some sections are jeepable. Overnight in two different minority home stays. Ride down out of the mountains to the red river valley of Lao Cai. Take a breather before cycling over one of the largest passes in Northern Vietnam and beyond to Ha Giang, stooping off en route to visit local schools and markets. The last leg of the journey involves a very remote ride through a little known nature reserve, home to the endangered Tonkin Snub Nosed monkey. Finish with a spectacular boat journey deep into the heart of one of Vietnam’s most beautiful National Parks, Ba Be.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive Hanoi. The day is at leisure. Board the train and overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper.

Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa

Drive to Sapa. Cycle on mix of trail and tarmac into the heart of the Sapa valley. Overnight at Eco lodge.

Day 3: Sapa

Epic mountain bike on single-track and jeep trails across valley ranges to Red Dao village.

Day 4: Sapa - Lao Cai

Ride to Lao Cai along scenic country lanes skirting the mighty Mekong River.

Day 5: Sapa - Lao Cai

Cycle off the beaten path to the undiscovered town of Muong Khuong.

Day 6: Sapa - Bac Ha

Combine boating on the Chay River with a tough day in the saddle to Bac Ha, a famous hilltribe market town.

Day 7: Bike across

Bike across one of the highest passes in Vietnam. The scenery is spectacular!

Day 8: Ha Giang

Cycle off road through remote villages. Soak tired limbs at Hot Springs.

Day 9: Ha Giang

Cycle towards the Chinese border to Quan Ba. Overnight in local homestay to support community tourism initiative.

Day 10: Ha Giang

Take a day to explore the fascinating people and scenery surrounding Quan Ba.

Day 11: Du Gia

Loop through Du Gia nature Reserve, home of the endangered Tonkin Snub nosed monkey. A remote ride through the heart of the reserve.

Day 12: Ba Be National Park

Cycle off road to Ba Be National Park, home to the largest freshwater lake in Vietnam.

Day 13: Ba Be National Park

Rest Day. Explore the beauty of this amazing National Park.

Day 14: Hanoi

Drive to Hanoi. Overnight in five star French colonial hotel. This cycling adventure is fully supported with experienced guides and back up team. However some support will be by motorbike and at other times your guide will ride with you through the most inaccessible parts of the route. At all times our support van will be as close by as possible relaying baggage, food, drinks and first aid kits. Please note this trip is for the fitter mountain biker only. Be prepared to ‘rough it’ at times.

Tour Prices

Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)
ClassEconomy (2*)Superior (3*)First Class (4*)Luxury (5*)
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3 - 5 pax----
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13 pax up----
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Package includes:

  • Wildlotus English or French speaking biking leader throughout
  • 1 Private air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and support throughout the tour.
  • 1 back-up Jeep or motorbike support where necessary
  • Bottled drinking water for cycling days
  • Snack, fruits and soft drinks for cycling days
  • Modest kitty to tip for drivers and driver assistants, porters at railway stations and hotels, cooks and local guides.
  • Wildlotus Adventures welcome gift
  • 1 silk sleeping sheet/pax (essential kit for the train and enroute).
  • Meals as mentioned in the FULL itinerary.
  • Local bike hire, spares and local shipping fees - helmets and accessories provided
  • Comprehensive first aid kit for the bus and basic first aid kit to be carried by our biking guide.
  • All sightseeing entrance fees where required in the itinerary.
  • Train ticket to Lao Cai
  • Accommodation in twin or double sharing rooms with daily breakfast

Package excludes:

  • Tips
  • Drinks...

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Hill Tribe Discovery
Vietnam's Highlights
Vietnam Overland Delights Tour
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A Week Of Celebrating Life
11 days Trip Overland Vietnam

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