Lao Cai Bac Ha Muong Khuong 3 Day Cycling Tour

Take this Lao Cai Bac Ha Muong Khuong 3 Day Cycling Tour for a north Vietnam mountain biking experience. The uphill downhill mountain ride is provided with tour guide, hybrid bikes and support van. 

Itinerary

DAY 1: LAO CAI – BAC HA

After breakfast, you load your bikes onto the support vehicles for a 45-minute transfer to the small village of Phong Nien. You riding begins on a good hardpack track along the side of a quiet road. Climbing gently for the first 10 kilometers, you will be able to watch the local villagers working in the fields, dressed in their flamboyant traditional costumes. You then descend steeply for another 7 kilometers to a small village and footbridge that crosses the Song Chay River. Here, you will board one of the traditional Vietnamese longboats and transfer for half an hour through a high cliffed gorge. There is the option of a short single-track section following the riverbank, before your longboat takes you across the river, to a Tay village and lunch at a traditional homestead. This village is also where your support vehicle meets up with you for the first time since the start of your biking day. The afternoon presents you with a tough alpine switchback road that climbs 1000 meters over 17 kilometers, before a final 5 kilometer descent into the highland market town of Bac Ha. Diner and overnight in Bac Ha.

DAY 2: BAC HA – MUONG KHUONG

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Si Ma Cai where you unload the bikes and begin your ride. Cycling along the upstream of the Chay river until you get into Me village, make a short break for snacks and water. Afterwards, we cross the river and start challenging 19km uphill to Pha Long, stop for lunch.

The afternoon ride is easier as we cycle downhill for about 19km to the border town of Muong Khuong. Check into a local guest house for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: MUONG KHUONG – LAO CAI

Enjoy 13km riding uphill before we arrive in Cao Son market around 9:30am where we will spend about one hour to discover the local market which is only open on Wednsday. 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 for meeting friends, sipping some wine. No where else but here, Flower H’mong people greet you with a temptation of corn wine and endless hospitality. Afterwards you may have enough time for another ride before hoping on the van for a road transfer to Lao Cai Train Station to catch the overnight train to Hanoi.

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