Biking Hanoi to Luang Prabang

Price from
US$ 2,795
Duration
13 days / 12 nights
Distance
Up to 633 kilometres
Tour code
MCT-MHL
Next departure
08-Oct-2017
Number of Cycling Days 7 full days, 2 half days
Average Distance Per Day: 70
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 948
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance Up to 633 kilometres
Accommodation 12 Nights Hotels and Overnight Train All Included
Bike Hire US$200
Single Supplement US$450
Child Pricing N/A

All About this Tour

Escalating the most spectacular mountain range in Southeast Asia — this bike journey from Hanoi to Luang Prabang presents stunning views and rare cultural encounters. Challenging inclines and scintillating descents make our trail, which winds through Sapa’s grooved hillsides, up Vietnam’s highest mountain pass and through enchanting tribe villages.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Hanoi and explore the city before we gather for welcome dinner.

Day 2

We take a city tour before catching the overnight train King Express to Lao Cai, the start of our biking adventure.

Day 3

Upon arrival in Lao Cai we transfer to the hill station town of Sapa and check into our hotel. We then test out the bikes by riding on roads and trails used by the locals and ethnic tribes.

Day 4

From the hotel we get in the saddle and ride to the village of Ta Phin before doing a loop on a dirt track that traverses forested hillsides and passes many of Sapa's ethnic villages.

Day 5

Riding out of Sapa and we climb to Tram Ton Pass - the highest road pass in Vietnam at 2,000 m. We ride past tea plantations and stop for a short visit to tribal villages along the way to Tam Duong before finishing in Lai Chau.

Day 6

We take on a challenging uphill from Lai Chau before cruising downhill to Nam Na River. The climb continues as we cycle through mountains and hill tribe villages to Muong Lay to spend the night.

Day 7

Today we will ride on rough roads and hills towards Dien Bien Phu. Encounter many ethnic minorities on the way and be sure to have your camera handy as they will welcome you in colorful traditional clothes.

Day 8

Enjoy a leisurely, 50-km loop in the history-rich city of Dien Bien Phu and visit the war museum. After we cycle out of town towards Muong Phang Commune on scenic roads before biking back to the hotel.

Day 9

The trail twists and turns before reaching the Lao border. After a swap of crews we cycle to the crossroads town of Muang Khoua on dirt roads through remote villages mainly comprised of Red or Black Thai ethnic tribes.

Day 10

A rest day to lean back and relax. We boat down the Nam Ou River enjoying serene life of the locals along the banks and stop over at a remote village hardly any tourists ever visit before reaching Muang Ngoy in the afternoon.

Day 11

After a short boat transfer we ride primarily on dirt roads past ethnic villages in a region that few people ever visit. We overnight in Nong Kiau at a guesthouse that overlooks the river.

Day 12

Cycling an undulating road away from Nong Kiau we head west along the Nam Ou River to historic Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage city, where we freshen up and gather for our farewell dinner.

Day 13

The morning is free to explore the beautiful city of Luang Prabang before your onward travel.

Additional journey information

Meets: Hanoi
Ends: Luang Prabang
Fly in to: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Fly out of: Luang Phrabang Airport (LPQ)
Countries visited: Vietnam, Laos
Minimum age: 18 (on scheduled departures)

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