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10 DAYS NORTH VIETNAM FULL HIGHLIGHT RIDE

10 DAYS NORTH VIETNAM FULL HIGHLIGHT RIDE

Code: BBN10

Routes: Hanoi – Phu Tho – Son La – Mu Cang Chai – Sapa – Ha Giang – Ba Be – Cao Bang – Thai Nguyen – Hanoi

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

  • Included
    • Bikes and Gasoline
    • Qualified Helmets, knee pads, elbow pads
    • Experienced English Speaking guide
    • All meals (9 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 9 dinners)
    • Machenic for group from 05 riders up
    • All entrance fee and boat ride as mentioned
    • Pickup from your hotel to garage and vice versa
    • Daily 2 coffee breaks + mineral water
    • Accommodation as mentioned (double/twin shared room at hotel): 05 nights at local homestay with sharing house on stilt and 3 night at a local hotel or bungalow
  • Not Included
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal Expenses
    • Drinks on meals
    • Flight ticket
    • Tips
    • Bike damages caused by riders.
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Day 1: Hanoi – Ride to Mai Chau valley

Get pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at around 08:00 AM, then we move to our Bigboy Garage to choose your favourite bikes. We ride along the edge of the Red River bank, chance to see the real daily life. 

We travel past the Da River, which is the water source for Hanoi’s 9 million people. Vietnam has an abundance of water and we visit Hoa Binh hydro-electric power plant which is one of the largest hydro-electric plants in northern Vietnam. 

After lunch, we ride to Ba Khan Lake, which is often likened to Ha Long Bay for its soaring limestone karsts. Then drive to a small Thai ethnic village and stay here. Share house on stilt.

Riding distance: About 180 – 190 km

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Day 2: Mai Chau – Ride to Ta Xua

On the second day, we spend much of the day riding along parts of the Da River (also known as The Black River) which travels over 900km and runs through both Vietnam and China. We continue on winding river roads leading us to the ferry at Van Yen to cross the Da River. 

In the afternoon we ride to the town of Van Yen which aside from having a unique and diverse ethnic culture, it’s also the major producer of cinnamon in Vietnam. Leaving Van Yen, we have a 20km pass to the district of Ta Xua known as “Cloud Paradise” where we stop overnight in our homestay. 

Bungalow stay in Ta Xua

Riding distance: About 170 – 180 km

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Day 3: Ta Xua – Ride to Nghia Lo then Mu Cang Chai

Say goodbye our friendly host, let's head back to the new trail at 08:00 AM and explore a fantastic new place, especially during September and October. We can do some offroad today, crossing forest and stream. 

You'll get to witness the breathtaking rice terraces at the summit of Khau Pha pass, one of Vietnam's high mountain passes. In the evening, we stay with the Thai people and savor the delicious, authentic dishes prepared by their families. It's a perfect way to experience the beauty and culture of the region!

Share a common house on stilt

Riding distance: About 200km

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Day 4: Mu Cang Chai – O Quy Ho Pass – Sapa

As we continue our journey to explore at 08:00AM, get ready to be amazed by the stunning terraced fields along the way. Our next adventure includes conquering the majestic O Quy Ho Pass, which happens to be the highest pass in Vietnam! Sapa town awaits at the end of the day, nestled on the beautiful Hoang Lien Son mountain range. And let's not forget about Mount Fansipan, proudly known as the roof of Indochina. Sapa is a great place for nightlife with bar/pub, snooker, and massage.

Hotel stay in Sapa town

Notes: Cable car to Fansipan Peak is not included. You can buy the ticket on arrival at your own account.

Riding distance: About 160 – 180km

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Day 5: Sapa – Ride to Ha Giang

Get ready for an adventure on a winding road along the border that hugs the river! The scenery is absolutely stunning. As we cruise along, you'll catch glimpses of hydroelectric dams along the river, and don't forget to check out the charming small villages nestled on the riverbanks and cliffs. Our journey will lead us to a homestay just 20km from the border, in an ancient village inhabited by the Tay people. Get ready to experience the warmth and charm of this unique place – it's going to be an unforgettable stay. Bungalow stay

Riding distance: About 220 - 230km

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Day 6: Ha Giang – Ride to Yen Minh then to Dong Van

Get ready at 08:30 AM, today will be regarded as the most beautiful riding day. We will start the ride after we check and apply the lubricant to the chain. A short ride with main road then we make a turn to quiet roads and offroad. The highlights of today is Hmong King Palace and Dong Van old town - nestled within a valley surrounded by rocky landscapes.

We ride past the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark which was granted UNESCO Heritage status in 2010 for its beautiful and unique landforms.

Check-in our hotel in Dong Van, dinner and relax.

Riding distance: About 140 – 150 km

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Day 7: Dong Van – Ride to Bao Lac

We have a wonderful day riding across the unique Ma Pi Leng Pass and Nho Que river, the most famous pass in Vietnam and one that continues to gather popularity as a major tourist attraction. 

We again journey along the border of China, just a river away. We pass through many small villages along the rivers to reach the small town of Bao Lac for our night’s accommodation. You can also see on the logo of Bigboy Getaway

Dinner and overnight at a home of Tay people. Share a common house on stilt

Riding distance: About 140 – 150 km

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Day 8: Bao Lac – Ride to Ban Gioc waterfall

After breakfast we ride out of Bao Lac to visit the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall.

The falls consists of two parts, the main part is located at the Vietnam - China border and is divided by the Quay Son River - with the rest belonging entirely to Vietnam.  The main waterfall is about 100 meters wide, 70 meters high, and 60 meters deep. 

We then return to our homestay to sleep in a tiny secluded village where you’ll be lucky just to see another tourist!

Share a common house on still in Ban Gioc

Riding distance: About 200km

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Day 9: Ban Gioc – Ride to Ba Be National Park

Passing through small villages and trails, the scenery is unforgettable.

Ba Be Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the world and we have the opportunity to take a boat trip and if it’s warm enough, we can swim here.

Afterwards we traverse an amazing winding mountain road with wonderful scenery to arrive in an ancient village with a Tay family homestay which sits in among ride paddies.

If you like, you can cook with them to help prepare a sumptuous dinner with their signature dishes

Share a common house on still in a small village in Ba Be National Park.

Riding distance: About 220 – 230km

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Day 10: Ba Be National park – Ride to Hanoi

The early riser can enjoy the great view of sunrise, getting around the village to learn more about the local life here. Enjoy your breakfast with pan cake or noodle, then we farewell the host and ride through the national park. Lunch will be in Thai Nguyen then we hit the road for Hanoi around 04:30 PM, return the bike, cheers with cold beers. We will arrange transfer you back to you hotel in Hanoi. End of services.

Riding distance: About 200 – 220km

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