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North Vietnam Biking - 11 Days

North Vietnam Biking

Vietnam · Private Tour · 11 Days
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Cycling through Vietnam's rugged mountains and beautiful village landscapes in the Northwest region. Along the way you will encounter the most colourful hill tribe people, dramatic landscapes and sweeping panoramas. Among the highlights that you will come across are the Mai Chau valley, the terraced valleys of Sa Pa, and the historic battlefields of Dien Bien Phu.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi → Mai Chau
Day 3 - Mai Chau → Son La
Day 4 - Son La → Dien Bien Phu
Day 5 - Dien Bien Phu
Day 6 - Dien Bien Phu → Lai Chau
Day 7 - Lai Chau → Phong Tho
Day 8 - Phong Tho → Sa Pa
Day 9 - Sa Pa
Day 10 - Sa Pa → Hanoi
Day 11 - Hanoi

What is included

  • All transports in air-conditioning vehicles and supporting truck
  • 10 nights accommodation at standard hotels with breakfast
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing places
  • Local English or French speaking guide

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • The bicycle is hired by your account (USD 15-17 / bike / day)
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Hanoi

On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After a welcome drink and tour briefing, enjoy a performance of Vietnam's unique traditional Water Puppetry.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Hanoi → Mai Chau

After breakfast, transfer out of Hanoi to Xuan Mai Town, where you hop off the bus, get on your bikes and start cycling along the Highway 6 to Hoa Binh and Mai Chau through spectacular limestone mountains scenery of the Truong Son range.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hanoi → Mai Chau163 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Mai Chau Lodge

Mai Chau

day
3
Mai Chau → Son La

After breakfast, you will set off for Van village, deep in the heart of the Mai Chau Valley, before heading north to Son La.

Located in a scenic valley, inhabited by Thai, Muong and H'mong minority people, the area was once important for its involvement in the struggle for independence in the early 1900s.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mai Chau → Son La235 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hanoi Hotel

Son La

day
4
Son La → Dien Bien Phu

After breakfast, you will cycle and bus about 150 km to Dien Bien Phu, a town of exotic natural beauty.

It lies in the 20 km long Muong Thanh valley, which is surrounded by spectacular mountains and forests.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Son La → Dien Bien Phu154 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Muong Thanh

Dien Bien Phu

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5
Dien Bien Phu

After breakfast, you set out on your bike to explore this region which is famous worldwide for its 1954 battle which ended the French colonial rule in Indochina.

You will see Commander De Catries headquarters bunker and hill Eliane 2, a scene of particularly bitter fighting before it was overrun at the end of the battle.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Muong Thanh

Dien Bien Phu

day
6
Dien Bien Phu → Lai Chau

After the breakfast, you will be departing Dien Bien Phu and you will cycle along the windy roads that snake through the landscape and characterize this part of the country.

At times the roads are steep but the stunning panoramas make the trip well worth it.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Dien Bien Phu → Lai Chau194 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Muong Thanh

Lai Chau

day
7
Lai Chau → Phong Tho

After the breakfast, you will cycle through more superb mountainous countryside en route to Phong Tho.

This stop allows you to visit hill tribe villages and markets set amidst the unspoiled spectacularly rugged mountains.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Lai Chau → Phong Tho73 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Lan Anh Hotel

Phong Tho

day
8
Phong Tho → Sa Pa

After breakfast, you will continue the journey through the scenic hills and valleys, stop at To Binh Lu market town and explore its bustling trading activities as the hill tribes gather for their market day. After a short break, you complete our long cycling day and arrive in Sa Pa.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Phong Tho → Sa Pa128 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
Sa Pa

After breakfast, full day is spent visiting some of Sa Pa's most colourful and interesting sights including the beautiful Ham Rong Mountain, Cat Cat, Lao Chai, Ta Phin and Ta Van villages.

Time is also spent wandering through the town market full of local hill tribe people.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
10
Sa Pa → Hanoi

After breakfast, you will be leaving Sa Pa, taking a long drive day to Hanoi with stops on the way that takes in more spectacular scenery of the north.

There are also opportunities for you to see some more markets where you can mingle with the friendly locals before arriving in Hanoi.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Sa Pa → Hanoi300 km 4h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
11
Hanoi

After breakfast, you will be free at leisure until transferring to the airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Hanoi
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La Belle Vie Hotel

Mai Chau
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Mai Chau Lodge

Son La
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Hanoi Hotel

Dien Bien Phu
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Muong Thanh

Lai Chau
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Muong Thanh

Phong Tho
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Lan Anh Hotel

Sa Pa
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Holiday Sapa Hotel

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person1 pax
Double Sharing Basis
2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
5-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$3484$1785$1569$1108

Photos

Hmong Woman, Sapa
Rice Field, Hoa Binh Province
Sa Pa
Dien Bien Phu
Patchwork Rice Field, Mai Chau
Sa Pa
Phong Tho
Cat Cat Village

Map

What travelers say

  • Gary D. and Kitty W. from Holland
    Feb 2015

    We want to thank you personally for all of your services which made this holiday a very memorable experience for us.

    We enjoyed ourselves very much !

    All of the transfers to/from hotels, airports and to the local sights were very good and always on time. The quality and size of your cars were also very good and comfortable. We also found our Guides and Drivers in North Vietnam, Central Vietnam and in the South all very good and polite. They were all careful drivers.

    Also a big thank you for the birthday cake, flowers and wine that your Guide & Driver gave to my wife on her birthday whilst we were in Ninh Binh.

    Congratulations on the complete service you provided us and we would recommend you to anyone who wants to visit Vietnam. We will also pass these compliments on to Travel Agent as well.

    Thank you again!

  • Aloijsius B. from Holland
    May 2015

    We have our last day in vietnam today. After our first days, we feel that it is important to inform you, that we enjoyed the next days. We already told you by phone about hue and hoian. The days in saigon and mekong delta were also special and very good arranged. Our compliments to the guide and the driver.

    So we leave vietnam with a good feeling. Thanks for your support and thanks for the upgrades we received.

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