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Through Special Markets in the North Biking Tour

+ Routes: Ha Noi - Lao Cai - Chay River - Trung Do - Bac Ha - Can Cau - Ta Van Chu - Bac Ha - Coc Ly - Lao Cai - Ha Noi
+ Duration: 5 nights/ 4days      + Departure from: Ha Noi
+ Physical Grading: Medium
Map: See the Tour map

This multi-days mountain bike trip takes you through beautiful countryside, special markets in the North of Vietnam and intriguing villages. You will have the opportunity to observe the local minority communities at work, tending their fields in the shadow of the Chay river massif. The overnight stays in Bac Ha will give you the chance to explore the villages and visit the local market. From Bac Ha you can also visit the Can Cau market, crossing the Chay River by boat to the Bao Nhai village, where a variety of local minority groups can be found.

Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai

Printing your luxury train ticket voucher and sticking real tickets at Ha Noi train station 60 minutes before train leaving at 8:30pm for Lao Cai. Your train arrives at 5:30 or 6:00am

Day 2 (B-L-D): Lao Cai - Bao Nhai - Trung Do

You are picked up by our guide at the exit of Lao Cai train station by showing your name on a piece of paper. Have breakfast in a local restaurant then gear up and start riding the rolling, sealed road 46km from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai Bridge. Board a long boat for a 1.5hr trip up the Chay River to relax and take in the spectacular scenery (optional with enough water for boating) or cycling along the Chay river bank head to point crossing river (1hr) to Trung Do village in a Tay Hamlet. Lunch is served on the way. You'll enjoy dinner and the warm hospitality of your Tay hosts during this wonderful home stay experience.

Distance bike: 55km

Grade: Easy

Day 3 (B-L-D): Trung Do - Bac Ha - Ta Van Chu

 After Breakfast, spend an hour walking around the hamlet to meet the locals and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Gear up to head out along a 2km local trail to pick up the main road, then it's an 18km climb to Bac Ha. For those who find it tough, your support vehicle will be there to help you up the stunning mountain pass. Getting a short relax for the lunch in a local restaurant in Bac Ha Town before continueing riding in a villager path through Ban Pho village, then heading to Ta Van Chu village for homestay in a Flower Hmong, this is a typical hill tribe in Bac Ha and surrounding area. In this part, you'll hit a single track trail and dirt road winding through plum gardens and rice fields, and past local homes and inhabitants of the villages. You'll have a chance to experience the real daily life, dinner and the warm hospitality of your Flower Hmong hosts during this wonderful homestay experience.

Distance: bike: 42km

Grade: Medium

Day 4 (B-L-D): Ta Van Chu - Can Cau (Saturday for market) - Bac Ha

Breakfast with the traditional serve from your host, farewell them by taking photos before leaving. Cycling 5km through the forest and heading to Quan Than San village on the rock and dirty road in some parts. Gear to head Simacai for 12km for riding down to Can Cau market (only on Saturday). This is the great time for discover the unique and original market in the North-West of Vietnam, enjoy some typical local food for lunch. Keeping your impressive trip by taking many photos which will be shown for your friends and family with their surprised eyes. After visiting Can Cau market, our route will be cycling back to Bac Ha with the distance of 20km. Check in hotel in Bac Ha, take a small trip to discover Bac Ha Town. Enjoy dinner in a restaurant.

Distance bike: 41km


Day 5 (B-L-D): Bac Ha Market (Sunday only) - Nam Mon - Coc Ly - Chay River - Bao Nhai - Lao Cai - Ha Noi

Following breakfast, visit the bggest and colorfull and impressive market of Vietnam mountainous area. After spending 2-3 hours for market, lunch in your hotel, you'll check out and start riding out of town, down the stunning mountain road from Nam Mon to Coc Ly, along the Chay River valley and back to Lao Cai. You can choose to ride 24km down the mountain to Bao Nhai or boat pick up along Chay river crossing fairy cave and get tp Bao Nhai (optional with enough water for boating) . You'll be able to shower in Lao Cai before sitting down to dinner. Night train back to Ha Noi. Tour ends 5:30am at Ha Noi Station.

Distance bike: 27 (45)km

Grade: easy 

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1 person:515 US$
2 people:414 US$
3 people:365 US$
4 people:335 US$
5 people:319 US$
6 people:305 US$
7 people:297 US$
8 people:286 US$
9 people:279 US$
10 people:275 US$
>10 people:268 US$

Package Tour Price in: USD/per person


* English Speaking tour leader (other languages upon requests) * All accommodations base on twin-share at hotel, Hotel and Home stay.etc... * Meals detailed in the itinerary (B = Breakfast , L = Lunches ,D = Dinners) * A/C transfers and transportation. * Boat trip mention in itinerary * Mountain bicycle 24 or 27Speed (LA bike or Trek bike. etc...) * Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary * Pump, bike tools, spares tubes. * Spare bike  * Cold water box, small fresh towel. * Mineral water drinking.  * Seasonal fruits. * Snacks

Excluded:  * International airfares * Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory) * Items of a personal nature * Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks * Mineral water beyond that supplied * Optional excursions * Additional transport required due to any emergency situation * Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills * Visa fees * Departure taxes * Tipping for guiding

What to bring: Sun Block , Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain Gear , Warm clothes in winter, Original Passport

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