Trip Description & Detailed Itinerary
mountain biking north Vietnam is customized for those taking the overnight train from Hanoi. Upon arrival in Lao Cai train station, welcome by our local team and transfer to Coc Ly. There you visit the Coc Ly market, open only on Tuesday morning before starting your mountain biking holiday in vietnam.
mountain biking north vietnam itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Lao Cai. Biking Laocai – Coc Ly – Boat Trip – Bac Ha.
6:00: You will be met up with your Lotussia Travel guide at Laocai train station and transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast. After a short rest, you will travel by car to Bac Ha. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai. It will take you through rural area. The road is rougher for the last 16 km. You arrive in Coc Ly, where you start a boat cruise downstream Chay River. Along the ride, you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch on a beach or later in Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. After lunch, you first cycle on the dirt trail through the village and cross a narrow stream. Your ride will be then on a good road, which goes uphill toward Bac Ha town. You stay overnight in a hotel and have diner in a local restaurant.
Day 2: Cycling Bac Ha – Lao Cai. Overnight train back to Hanoi.
After having a morning coffee, you take a short walk to visit the old castle of the former Hmong King. From there you can have a view over the town. You will then visit this huge market with its colorful array of ethnic minority people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung who gather to buy and sell. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
After lunch you will be able to take a nice ride around nearby beautiful Ban Pho village of Flower Hmong and Nung minorities. After visit Ban Pho village your start heading back towards Lao Cai by cycle or by car. The ride will be mostly downhill and flat through rural area, which is home to Phu La, Nung and Tay minorities. Before you arrive in Lao Cai, you will be able to stop by china – Vietnamese border, where the Red River flows into Viet Nam territory. You will have
time for shower and dinner before you get on a night train to Ha Noi. End of Lotussia Travel service.