Vietnam Mountain Biking: Cycling Bac Ha Lao Cai (3 days)
Vietnam offers many mountain biking tours for active, intrepid travelers. This 3-day mountain bike tour is one of the
most wanted tour Lotussia Travel customizes for small groups, family holidays. Bikers enjoy both mountain cycling,
riding on single dirt trails, off road ride, and paved roads. Most of time biking is up and downhill with short biking ride
to remote ethnic villages by the roads. Visit highland markets including Coc Ly market, Can Cau market, Muong
Khuong market; Spend the night at local home (homestay); Eating local food and meet up with local friendly people.
These are some highlights of the 3 day mountain biking tour to the northern Vietnam.
Day 1: Arrive Laocai early this morning. Start cycling Phong Hai – Coc Ly – Bac Ha.
Arrive in Laocai train station early this morning at ?h (to be advised). You will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team
and transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Phong Hai where you will begin your adventure. Enjoy 18 km cycle from
Phong Hai to Coc Ly. Som stops will be made en route for you to visit a village of H’mong and another of the Dao.
Upon arriving in Coc Ly, you will embark on a motor-boat cruising downstream on the Chay river. Disembarkation will
be made at Trung Do where you will be picked up again by our vehicle and transferred to a local restaurant (or
homestay) for lunch.
After lunch, continue the day tour cycling uphill to Bac Ha townlet. We arrive Bac Ha town around late afternoon.
Overnight in a local house in a village of the Tay people.
Day 2: Continue cycling Bac Ha – Si Mai Kai – Muong Khuong.
After breakfast, you will be transferred by our support vehicle to Si Ma Cai. Upon our arrival in Si Ma Cai, we will
disembark our bikes and start cycling along the upstream of the Chay river. We bike from Si Ma Kai to Me village. A
stop will be made when we reach Me village’s bridge. We cross the river and start the most challenging ride by cycling
19km uphill. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Pha Long.
After lunch, the cycle is easier as we cycle downhill another 19km. We arrive Muong Khuong around late afternoon.
Check into a local guest house for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Cycle Muong Khuong – Cao Son. Visit Cao Son Wednsday market. Return Hanoi.
Early departure. Enjoy 13km riding uphill before we arrive in Cao Son market around 9:30am where we will spend
about one hour for visiting the market. Pine trees forests and villages surround the tinny market.
Flower H’mong, Tu Di, Tay, Giay ethnic minorities come to buy and sell local products such as food and material for
agriculture and fabric. People coming to the market not only for selling or buying something but also importantly to
meet friends, relative and to sip some cups of wine until the dawn comes. No where else but here, Flower H’mong
people greet you with a temptation of corn wine and endless hospitality. After exploring the market, you may have
time to enjoy some more cycle before arriving in Laocai.
Two-hour day use will be provided in a mini/standard hotel in Laocai before the train trip (this service is included in
our package). The end of Lotussia Travel service.
For more details either visit www.vietnamcycling.com or www.lotussiatravel.com