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Cycling tour north east Vietnam 5 days – Best road biking to Vietnam’s Northern

Created with Sketch. Hanoi – Thai Nguyen - Ba Be – Cao Bang – Lang Son
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5 days 4 nights

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Daily Tour

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10 people

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English, Korean


Routes: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Ba Be – Cao Bang – Lang Son – Hanoi.

This 5 days/4 nights tour has been designed for cycling enthusiasts, nature lovers, photograph hunters, and intrepid travelers. The route into Vietnam’s most Northern provinces, and promises it to be both challenging and off the beaten track. Travel combine cycle through the karst limestone landscapes, visiting hill trip villages and beautiful waterfalls.

Below is group price.Cost is estimated per adult, if you go with children the price will be charged according to the kids price. Make sure to select number of children when you make you make the booking, we will inform you total cost according that.

Deposit: An advanced deposit from 30- 50% of the total cost is required to guarantee your booking. If your booking is too close to the departure date (normally 30 days) we may need more deposit or required the full payment in advance. Please read Terms & Condition carefully for the details.

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  • This tour is for pro-cyclists biking level. You challenge yourself with 10 – 80 km of cycling each day and climb up the Phia Den mountain pass to a level of about 1200 m. The cycling distance can be customized and flexible with van supported.
  • You will see amazing views and transformations of scenery when you cycle through the majestic mountainous area of Cao Bang and Ba Be National park. You will see vast colorful terraces, take a rowboat to discover Ba Be Lake, the biggest freshwater of Vietnam or see the magnificent of Ban Gioc waterfall, the biggest waterfall of Vietnam. We will cycle deep into ethnic minority villages to explore highland people's lives.
  • You have chances to meet locals when cycling through small villages of Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic minorities along the way, interact with them and know more about their life and culture.
  • You can enjoy a variety of local cuisine and learn the features of each region's cuisine.


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Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be

We start from the hotel in Hanoi city early morning from 7:30 to avoid the traffic in rush hour. We drive up and pass through the undulating terrain of tea plantations in Thai Nguyen city.
The route continues on our first glimpses of rural Vietnam. We have lunch at Bac Can town and upload the bikes for off-highway to a quiet road with great views of small villages of Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic minorities along the way. br> We arrive at Ba Be Lake in the late afternoon. Check-in local guesthouse in Ba Be National park. Time for rest and enjoy dinner with the local family.
Nighttime for chatting and exchange the cultures with the locals.

Driving Distance: 220 km Cycling.
Distance: about 40-50 km.

Day 2: Ba Be National Park - Boat into three lakes of Ba Be

Breakfast at homestay. This morning we start with a short cycle to the boat dock where we challenge for fun cruise like a small raft to glide along the river if possible.
Then visit the cave by boat before having lunch at a place near a beautiful waterfall.
Afternoon we visit the beauty of Ba Be lakes on the local canoes. Our activities include some swimming and short cycling to the main road.
Return to our guesthouse by van support. Dinner and free evening.

Cycling distance: 10-15 km.

Day 3: Ba Be - Cao Bang town

After breakfast, we say goodbye to family and Ba Be Lakes.
Start our new day schedule at around 8 am on our way biking on the dirt roads for about 60 km towards Nguyen Binh.
There is a challenging climb up Phia Den mountain pass to a level of about 1,200 m. Picnic lunch en route.
Afternoon we cycle on paved roads to Nguyen Binh, then our van picks us up for transfer to Cao Bang town.
Arrive in the late afternoon, check-in, and take a short rest before dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Cao Bang town.

Driving Distance: 160 km Cycling.
Distance: 50-70 km

Day 4: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang

Breakfast at a local restaurant. Ready for our morning at 8 am heading out of the town we start venturing into the most remote northern regions of Cao Bang Province.
Today it is well-paved roads before arriving at Ban Gioc Waterfall. This is the biggest waterfall in Vietnam. Late picnic lunch, swimming if possible, and rest near the waterfall. (Water level is not full in the dry season).
Our routes on way back include probably the most isolated places in Vietnam, near the China border together with riding along one of the idyllic streams created by the Ban Gioc waterfall. Time breaks en route to visit the hill tribe villages and many photographs.
Get arrival back to Cao Bang around 5 pm. Dinner and have overnight stayed here.

Driving Distance: 160 km Cycling.
Distance: 70-80 km

Day 5: Cao Bang – Lang Son - Hanoi

After breakfast, we start our last day at 8:00 am on the bikes for a beautiful morning ride through That Khe, conquering 3 mountain passes.
Then a transfer to Lang Son town for lunch.
Having tea or coffee to refresh then we get on van driving back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi in the late afternoon. Tour ends at your hotel at around 4:30 PM. Driving Distance: 320 km Cycling.
Distance: 40-60 km.

Sincerely thanks from Hat vacation!

Thank you for accompanying Hat vacation on this trip! Hope you had a great time in Vietnam. Hat vacation hopes to be with you again on your next trip.


  • Day 1: Transfer, guide, homestay (local family house), entrances fees, lunch, dinner, mountain bike & helmet, snack, water, and fruits.
  • Day 2: Transfer, guide, homestay, all meals, local boat, mountain bike & helmet, snack, water, and fruits.
  • Day 3: Transfer, guide, entrances fee, all meals, mountain bike & helmet, snack, water and fruits, hotel.
  • Day 4: Transfer, guide, all meals, mountain bike, helmet, snack, water and fruits, hotel.
  • Day 5: Transfer, guide, breakfast, lunch, mountain bike & helmet, snacks, and water.
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks, personal expenses, others not mentioned in details
  • Tips are welcome!

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Hanoi – Thai Nguyen - Ba Be – Cao Bang – Lang Son


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You can make a tour booking via our advanced booking system. It is very easy to manage all your booking status, booking history, personal information, wishlist, inbox, and cancellation. Please contact us directly for any amendments, that way we can advise you to help you enjoy the best service that meets your needs. Cancellation follows our Cancellation policy.
The system will send you a confirmation email, please make sure to check your email. In case you cannot find the email on inbox, it may be marked as spam email, make sure to check it.
Minimum days to book before departure: 30 days
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Can you send us the final itinerary before we book the tour?
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What is your cancellation policy?
– Any time to 45-30 days prior to your departure: please pay 30% of total tour cost,
– 29 to 16 days prior to your departure: You will have to pay 50% of total tour cost
– 15 to 7 days before your departure: You will have to pay 75% of total tour cost
– 6 to 0 (zero) days before your departure: You will have to pay 100% of your total tour cost.
If there is a balance sending back to you after the cancelation fee, you will have to cover the bank fee resulted from our banks here.
For weather conditions, we will contact you immediately and offer you the choice of an alternative of equivalent quality or a partial refund. No additional compensation will be paid over.
What is the  Deposit & Balance policy?
Deposit: An advanced deposit from 30- 50% of the total cost is required to guarantee your booking. If your booking is too close to the departure date (normally 30 days) we may need more deposit or required the full payment in advance
In some cases, services like hotels, flight fares, require full payment before your arrival, thus your balance must be paid before your arrival to Vietnam. Failure to pay in full by the due date may result in the automatic cancellation of your booking without a refund of monies paid.
Balance: Need to be done before you travel or upon your arrival to Vietnam, at our office or via our payment system. Please contact our travel consultant for these details.
How can I make the payment?
We accept paying by credit card both via fax or online. For your protection, we use a very secure online payment, that has never caused us or our clients any trouble. Upon finalizing your tour and travel arrangements with your Hatvacation Travel consultant, we will send you an authorized form to fill out. Once completed fax or email it to us. Alternatively, you can just fill out the necessary information on the payment link we can provide in an email. Then you just pay online.
If you have further inquiries, please contact our travel consultant for details.
Tip: Online payment is safe, we will send you a secure link for your payment, however, this will cost you a small extra charge as the banks take a small percentage. If you do not like giving your credit card online, you can wire money to our bank account.


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