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Tonkin mountain road bike tour on Tripline

Testimonials of this trip

HI Joe.
Thanks for the pictures and the music cd for Mr. Graeme.  That was very nice of you.  The trip in Vietnam was great and I appreciate all that you did.  You did a great job. We are all now in Vientiane and will start riding tomorrow.
Talk to you later



This is long cycling tour in Mountain of North West is undoubtedly the best place to cycle in the country. The roads see virtually no tourists and avoid Vietnam's notorious highways. The landscape is stunning, amazing karstic rock formations, stilted houses with thatched roofs, mountains nestled between limestone outcrops and the highest concentration of hill-tribe people in the country.

We pass through villages of H'mong, Tay, Dao and Xa Pho. Vietnam has the richest and most complex ethnic make-up in the whole of south east Asia. These minorities, whose markets and festivals add such color and character to the areas we cycle through. This tour riding in 100% pave asphalt road , but alot of mountain climb every day .

Hi Joe !
I just want to send you some big thanks for the most wonderful trip we did to your beautiful Vietnam.
The whole trip was well planned to fit two guys like us and your professional guides did everything to make us feel special, great........
You have a very bright future in your country and the biggest power you have is in you all, you are so friendly and nice.
All the best
Hugs from
Mr Rabbe and Mr Chris. 22/11/2009




Day 1

Hanoi - Mai Chau (cycling +- 85 km )(B,L,D)

We transfer Southwest to Hoa Binh Province and then we cycling to Mai Chau, home of the White Thai. We have a home stay in traditional style house.

Overnight in homestay in MaiChau .

Day 2

Mai Chau - Moc Chau (cycling +- 68 km ) (B,L,D)

The ride today, starts relatively flat, but we climb up and over into a valley with some great views. A good way to start the tour.

Overnight in hotel in MocChau.

Day 3

 MocChau- Yen Chau (cycling +- 60 km )(B,L,D)

We head North to Yen Chau and pass many minority villages as we generally ascend. The ride today, starts relatively flat, but we climb up and over into a valley with some great views. A good way to start the tour.

Overnight in hotel in YenChau.

Day 4

YenChau-Sonla  (cycling +- 60 km)(B,L,D)

Virtually every town we go through has an active market. Everything is brought in fresh daily. The larger markets serve as distribution points for smaller markets and, if you are there early enough, you will see things being scootered off to other market. Son La has a history. The French built a prison in Son La, it was partially destroyed during the Vietnam War but there is now a museum and what remains is interesting. Dissident Vietnamese were often transferred between french built Hoa Loa prison in Hanoi (aka "TheHanoi Hilton") and Son La Prison.

Overnight in hotel in SonLa.

Day 5

Son la - Tuan Giao (cycling +- 85 km)(B,L,D)

Today's ride begins with an easy 5k climb through every present rice paddies. At the 60k mark there is a good 14k climb and then 7k of ups and downs along a ridge followed by a 11k descent into Tuan Giao. This area is home to the Black Thai minority which originated in China.

Overnight in hotel in Tuan Giao.

Day 6

Tuan Giao - Laichau ( MuongLay  )(cycling +-95 km)(B,L,D)

We take the "wild and rocky" back road to Lai Chau. We start on smooth pavement, but about 30k into it we take a back road that includes a huge climb and then a spectacular descent into Lai Chau. Not too many people go this way. The locals will notice you as much as you notice them.

Lai Chau is deep in a valley and, while located in the North of Vietnam, it has a micro-climate which makes it the warmest spot in the country. It won't be for long though. A dam is being built and within a few years the entire valley will be underwater. The "wild road ride" from Lai Chau is destined to be only a memory for the few remaining outsiders that pass this way. The locals will be paid to relocate.

Overnight in hotel in Lai Chau- Muong Lay.

Day 7

MuongLay- ( New Lai Chau )Tam Duong  ( +-65km)(B,L,D)

Today we have a longer ride. We follow the Na River and pass through many minority villages. At the end there is 15k climb followed by somewhat shorter descent in into Tam Duong.

One should resist the temptation to buy a personal article of clothing worn by a minority villager no matter how beautiful it may be, but these hats were made specifically for sale to tourists in town . It's a good way to bring home some memories.

Overnight in hotel in Tam Duong.

Day 8

TamDuong - Sapa (cycling +- 75 km)(B,L,D)

Today is a big climbing day. We follow a riverbed before heading up and over Tram Ton pass, the highest pass in Vietnam at 2000 meters. The climb is long at 28k, but it is not especially steep. We also cycle past impressive Mt. Fansipan, the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3100 meters. There is a 15k descent, passing the 100m high "Silver Waterfall", down to Sapa.

Overnight in hotel in Sapa.

Day 9 


Sapa  (B, D)

Free time in the morning ,  Pm  cycling down to LaoCai take train back to Hanoi .

Overnight on train to Hanoi

Day 10

Arrived Hanoi in the Morning. End of services  .

Extension tour , 2 days sleep in wooden boat in Halong bay = from 190 to 450 USD one cabin for 2 people with  lunch, dinner , breakfast , Shuttle bus around trip .

Hotel recommend before and after trip in Rising Drangon Place hotel :   price from 50USD/room ( including breakfast , tax )  for run of house.

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Tour overview

Tour Cost
Group Size  2 4-5
Price /person 1,339USD 1,180 USD

Note: Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.

Best time to go  From October to May.
  1. English speaking local guide
  2. Accommodations in 3 star hotel in Sapa, home stays and  local hotel around trip as mention (9 nights )
  3. All meals including as B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
  4. Drink for cycling as water, coffee, tea, cola, energy drink.
  5. Airport transfers
  6. Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
  7. Ground transportation , 100% minibus standby
  8. Additional guides where necessary
  9. Entrance fees and permits
  10. Basic medical
WHAT NOT International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

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  Gears checklist
Total Distance
800 km
Number of cycling days
11 full days

Average Daily Distance:


Off Road

Max. Altitude
2,000 metres
Road Surface
This tour follows on asphalt roads, long riding are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition.
15 - seat air - conditioned mini bus converted to take bikes and bikers.
Group Size
Minimum 2. Maximum 8.
 An experienced English speaking Vietnamese cycling leader plus guide and support team.
Nights in comfortable tourist class hotels and home stay. All accommodation has a/c or fan, hot water and private facilities.
All meals are included except  dinners on day 11.

Break every 15- 20 km ( 10 miles)  for tea break with water, coffee ,tea, juice, bread, tuna ,banana, apple... including: nutritional ( 3 Clif Bar MoJo energy bars /per day)


We recommend you should bring nutrition  as  details:


* Hammer Gel energy gels are 100% pure complex carbohydrates
* Clif Bar energy bars are a great-tasting, convenient source of energy for any activity. Made with 70% organic ingredients

Mix of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber promote steady increase in blood sugar levels followed by a gradual decline for sustained energy

4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein; excellent for post workout recovery "





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New Address: R107B- building N14, K9 - 49 Nguyen Khoai street - Hanoi - Vietnam

Small group Cycling Vietnam holidays, self guided vietnam cycling holidays and mountain bike holidays

with the Vietnam biking holiday experts Marco Polo Travel

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