Cycle The Hilltribes Of Vietnam

    Vietnam

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    Remote Vietnam at its best 

    Itinerary

    Start Hanoi

    Hanoi; warm up ride around West Lake on outskirts of the city 

    Transfer to Ba Hang; cycle through tea plantations to Thai Nguyen 

    Ride through rice paddies and karst cliffs; boat into Ba Be National Park; overnight homestay

    Undulating day; Tinh Tuc for lunch; end Bao Lac 

    *Cycle next to the turquoise Gam River; pass through traditional Hmong villages; Ma Pi Leng Pass; end at Dong Van*

    Ride into UNESCO site of Ha Giang Geo Park; transfer to overnight homestay

    Morning village trek; cycle amongst the thousands of limestone pinnacles and the famous 'twin hills' to Ha Giang town

    Challenging ascent followed by exhilarating 20km descent past huge rice terraces to Hoang Su Phi 

    Rolling hills through dense pine forests to Bac Ha, famous for traditional steam baths 

    Easy morning ride; transfer to Hanoi 

    Drive to Halong Bay; board boat and cruise among spectacular limestone formations

    Return to Hanoi; free time to explore the Old Quarter

    End Hanoi

    Additional Information

    The remote mountains of northeast Vietnam encapsulate every element of a superb bike ride; challenging climbs and fantastic descents are rewarded with breathtaking views and an extremely warm welcome from the hospitable locals. We start our journey passing through verdant rice paddies and lake-flanked national parks before pedalling through the spectacular karst limestone scenery of Ha Giang. A recent addition to the UNESCO list, this mountainous province is recognised for its high peaks and deep canyons which make for an entirely unique landscape. This area is also one of the last few places where traditional hilltribe life reigns strong; nearly 90% of the population are ethnic minorities, traditional subsistence farming is the mainstay of most and the colourful attire of many of the inhabitants signals the cultural diversity of the area. This insight into remote Vietnam is for many the absolute highlight but time spent in fascinating Hanoi and a cruise around the islands of Halong Bay is definitely the perfect reward after 10 days of challenging cycling.  

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    Details

    Duration: 14 Days
    Starts in: Vietnam
    Group Size: 5-12

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