Stunning Vistas Cycling Tour 11Days

Great Adventure Tour!

Destinations: Hanoi, Sapa, Lai Chau, Muong Lay, Dien Bien, Tuan Giao, Son La, Moc Chau, Mai Chau, Hanoi Description: Join Adventure Asia on the trip of a lifetime as you cycle through beautiful mountains, lunch valleys, local villages, and much more on your way from Sapa to Hanoi.  From stunning vistas to unique insight into the life of local tribes in Vietnam, this tour will provide you with an experience that you will never forget.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Spectacular views
  • Cycle through Heaven’s Gate
  • Hoang Lien Son National Park
  • Home stay in Pom Coong
  • Explore towns and cities along the way
Day 1: Hanoi

Activities: Arrival in Hanoi – City tour of Hanoi

Meals: Dinner

Itinerary: Upon arrival in Hanoi, guests will meet their guide at the airport and be transferred to their hotel for check in.  Shortly after, guests will take a cycling tour of the city to visit sites such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Pagoda, the famous Old Quarter, and the Temple of Literature.      In the evening, there will be a briefing of the tour given by your tour guides at dinner before the group transfers to the train station for an overnight ride to Lao Cai.

Overnight train ride.

Day 2: Lao Cai | Sapa

Activities: Cycling through Matra – Explore Sapa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: The train will arrive in Lao Cai early in the morning.  Guests will enjoy breakfast followed by an easy ride through the villages of Matra and discovering some of the local culture before continuing to Sapa and spending the rest of the day browsing the bustling markets in the city.

Overnight stay in Sapa.

Day 3: Sapa | Lai Chau

Activities: Cycling through Heaven’s Gate and  Hoang Lien Son National Park – Picnic lunch in Than Uyen Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: After a hearty breakfast, guests will set out on a challenging ride through Heaven’s Gate, the highest pass in Northern Vietnam.  The views of Indochina’s highest peak, Mt. Fanispan, make the challenge totally worth it as the tour rides through Hoang Lien Son National Park. The first leg of today’s journey will end with a rewarding descent to Than Uyen Valley where the group will enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing through the beautiful surroundings to the town of Lai Chau.

Overnight stay in Lai Chau.

Day 4: Lai Chau | Muong Lay

Activities: Cycle to Muong Lay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today guests will cycle approximately 100km through steep inclines and lovely declines on their way to Muong Lay enjoying the gorgeous scenery on the way.

Overnight stay in Muong Lay.

Day 5: Muong Lay | Dien Bien Phu

Activities: Cycle along Na river – Explore Dien Bien Phu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today, guests will cycle along the Na River and the lush surrounding landscapes on their way to Dien Bien Phu, a city famous of an amazing Vietnamese victory over the French.

Overnight stay in Dien Bien Phu.

Day 6: Dien Bien Phu | Tuan Giao

Activities: Cycle to Tuan Giao – Explore Tuan Giao

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: After a couple of difficult days of cycling, guests will enjoy some respite on today’s easy ride through the quiet back roads and picturesque landscapes on their way to the town of Tuan Giao.

Overnight stay in Tuan Giao.

Day 7: Tuan Giao | Son La

Activities: Cycle to Son La – Visit Thuan Chau – Explore Son La

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Keep your cameras easily accessible today as the ride to Son La will offer some of the most stunning views of the entire journey.  On the way to Son La, the tour will cycle through the town of Thuan Chau which is home to the White Hmong people.

Overnight stay in Son La

Day 8: Son La | Moc Chau

Activities: Cycle to Moc Chau – Lunch in Yen Chau – Explore Moc Chau

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today’s ride will start with an ascent through terraced rice paddies with gorgeous limestone cliffs in the background – another leg of the journey that offers truly spectacular views.  The tour will stop for lunch in Yen Chau before continuing to Moc Chau, a lovely town famous for milk cake and tea.

Overnight stay in Moc Chau.

Day 9: Moc Chau | Mai Chau

Activities: Cycle to Mai Chau – Homestay in Pom Coong

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today, guests will enjoy a relaxing downhill ride through tea plantations and beautiful peach orchards.  Enjoy cycling along quiet and peaceful roads and through small villages populated by Thai minorities.  This evening, guests will enjoy an authentically Vietnamese experience during a homestay in Pom Coong.

Home stay in Pom Coong.

Day 10: Mai Chau | Hoa Binh | Hanoi

Activities: Cycle to Hoa Binh City – Drive back to Hanoi – Farewell dinner

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: As our journey nears its end, guests will coast along the roads to the town of Muongkhen and on to Hoa Binh City where they will enjoy a local lunch.                                                                                                                                                                       Afterwards, they will trade in their bikes for an air-conditioned car and enjoy a relaxing drive back to Hanoi where they will have the rest of the day to spend precious time with new friends and explore the rest of Hanoi before a wonderful farewell dinner.

Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 11: Hanoi

Activities: Departure

Meals: Breakfast

Itinerary: On the last day of the tour, guests will say their sad goodbyes, take their final pictures, and continue on to their next destinations.

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