Day 01: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport. Airport pick up and transfer to hotel for check-in.
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour (B/L/D)
Take a city tour to Hanoi’s highlights: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, One Pillar Pagoda & Temple of Literature. After lunch, take a cyclo tour through Hanoi Old Quarter then visit Museum of Ethnology.
Day 03: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Ban Ho Village (B/L/D)
Take a 3-hour transfer to Lao Cai by bus then start cycling on the slow road 279 to Thanh Phu Bridge. On arrival, head to Ban Ho Village, home to the Tay ethnic for overnight. (40km biking)
Day 04: Ban Ho - Sapa (B/L/D)
A long day biking to Sapa at 1500m ASL. On the way, enjoy the stunning view of Muong Hoa Valley then visit Ta Van Village, home to Dzay people. Keep pedaling to Lao Chai Village of Black H’mong people and have lunch on the river’s banks. Continue biking uphill to Sapa for overnight. (30km biking)
Day 05: Sapa - Binh Lu (B/L/D)
Transfer by bus to the Silver Waterfall where you start biking up to Heaven Gate (Tram Ton Pass), the highest stretch of road in Vietnam to enjoy the great view of Hoang Lien Valley. Then cycle downhill to Chu Va Village of Black H’mong people. Here, swim in the cool clear water of the river. After lunch, cycle descend to Binh Lu Junction to visit local market then continue cycling to a remote village of Coin Dzao minority. Cycle back to Sapa for dinner. (46km biking)
Day 06: Phong Hai - Coc Ly - Bac Ha (B/L/D)
Transfer by bus to Phong Hai town. Here, start cycling 14km to Coc Ly, a small village on Chay River inhabited by H’mong Minority people. Later, take a boat trip on Chay River then continue cycling to Bac Ha town. (41km riding)
Day 07: Bac Ha - Lung Phin - Xin Man - Hoang Su Phi (B/L/D)
Transfer by bus to the west of Lung Phin where you start cycling to Xin Man, a district of Ha Giang Province. After lunch, pedal across Chay River to Hoang Su Phi town for overnight. (88km biking)
Day 08: Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang (B/L/D)
The most challenging biking day from Hoang Su Phi to Ha Giang. Follow the main mountain road to the hot spring of Viet Lam to ease muscle aching then transfer by bus to the district capital of Ha Giang for overnight. (58km biking)
Day 09: Ha Giang - Bac Me (B/L/D)
Cycle through undulating route surrounded by immensed paddy fields and jagged limestone hills to the small town of Bac Me. Spend the rest of a day to explore this town or relax with a cold beer in locar bars. (55km biking)
Day 10: Bac Me - Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)
Cycle and take a 1.5-hour boat trip along Nang River to Ba Be National Park. Overnight in a traditional house of Tay minority. (82km biking)
Day 11: Ba Be - Cho Ra - Hanoi (B/L)
Take a short walk exploring the village then take a boat trip on Ba Be Lake. After that, head to Cho Ra Town for lunch then transfer by bus 5 hours to Hanoi.
Day 12: Hanoi Departure (B)