3-Day Cycling Tour Lao Cai Bac Ha Muong Khuong

3-Day Cycling Tour Lao Cai Bac Ha Muong Khuong is one of the most wanted tour we customizes for small groups, family holidays. Bikers enjoy both mountain cycling, riding on single dirt trails, off road ride, and paved roads. Most of time biking is up and downhill with short biking ride to remote ethnic villages by the roads. Visit highland markets including Coc Ly market, Can Cau market, Muong Khuong market; Spend the night at local home (homestay); Eating local food and meet up with local friendly people. These are some highlights of the 3 day mountain biking tour to the northern Vietnam. 

Itinerary

DAY 1: LAO CAI - COC LY - BAC HA

Arrive in Laocai train station early this morning at ?h, you will be greeted by our local team and transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Phong Hai where you will begin your adventure. Enjoy 18 km cycle from Phong Hai to Coc Ly. Som stops will be made en route for you to visit a village of H’mong and another of the Dao. Upon arriving in Coc Ly, you will embark on a motor-boat cruising downstream on the Chay river. Disembarkation will be made at Trung Do where you will be picked up again by our vehicle and transferred to a local restaurant (or homestay) for lunch. After lunch, continue the day tour cycling uphill to Bac Ha townlet. We arrive Bac Ha town around late afternoon. Overnight in a local house in a village of the Tay people.

DAY 2: BAC HA - SI MA KAI - MUONG KHUONG

After breakfast, you will be transferred by our support vehicle to Si Ma Cai. Upon our arrival in Si Ma Cai, we will disembark our bikes and start cycling along the upstream of the Chay river. We bike from Si Ma Kai to Me village. A stop will be made when we reach Me village’s bridge. We cross the river and start the most challenging ride by cycling 19km uphill. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Pha Long. After lunch, the cycle is easier as we cycle downhill another 19km. We arrive Muong Khuong around late afternoon. Check into a local guest house for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: MUONG KHUONG - CAO SON - LAO CAI 

Early departure. Enjoy 13km riding uphill before we arrive in Cao Son market around 9:30am where we will spend about one hour for visiting the market. 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 importantly to meet friends, relative and to sip some cups of wine until the dawn comes. No where else but here, Flower H’mong people greet you with a temptation of corn wine and endless hospitality. After exploring the market, you may have time to enjoy some more cycle before arriving in Laocai. Trip ends.

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