Luang Prabang Cycle To Hanoi - 8 Days
3/1/2021 | 10:02:46 PM
Day 1 : Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw 80 km ( L , D )
7:30 Am pick up from your hotel and after a one hour transfer, start cycling along the Nam Ou River. The first stage is hilly, but after lunch in Pakmong the road is getting more smooth and more spectaculair.
Day 2 : Nong Khiaw – Muang Khua ( B , L , D ) .
Today, enjoy a spectacular boat ride through remote areas over the Nam Ou River. On the way, we will stop in the scenic village Muang Ngoi. Relax and enjoy the views over the lime stone mountains.
Day 3: Muang Khua – Dien Bien Phu 60 km and transfer ( B , L ,D )
Today, you challenge a mostly up hill off road ride through hill tribe villages and jungle to the border of Vietnam. You pass the village Muang Mai, the former capital of Phongsaly Province and well known about the high quality weaving and his wooden bridges. After passing the border with Vietnam, a short transfer will bring us in the valley of Dien Bien Phu. The city is well known through out the world as a battle field in the first Indochina War and the French found here their Waterloo. The city is located in Muong Thanh Valley famous for its tasty rice and Thai minority traditional dance.
Day 4: Dien Bien Phu – Tuan Giao 80 km ( B , L , D )
Cycling from Dien Bien Phu to Tuan Giao.
After breakfast, we have an easy ride 80 km through many Thai villages to Tuan Giao (one climb mt. pass 15 km outside Dien Bien Phu). O/N in People Committee GH in Tuan Giao (alt. +590m).
Day 5 :Tuan Giao – Son La 90 km ( B , L , D )
Cycling from Tuan Giao to Son La. Challengeing 20 km winding climb up to the Pha Din pass (heaven and earth pass) to summit of 1450 m and 15 km down hill. Nice landscape of green rice fields and karst valley. Light traffic, wandering water buffaloes, Thai and Hmong kids.
Day 6 : Son La – Moc Chau 80 km ( B , L , D )
After a short transfer, a less hilly day in store, but no less spectacular as we head off gradually downhill, our roads overshadowed by karst cliffs.
After lunch, continuing through lush, terraced rice paddies against the jagged cliff backdrop.
Day 7 : Moc Chau – Mai Chau 55 km ( B , L , D )
After a hearty breakfast we set off on a testing yet spectacular day, the majority of which is uphill! Cycling on a narrow, quiet back road we head in to a region predominantly populated by Black Thai minority cultures. As we near Mai Chau, situated at 1000 m, we pass through plum orchards and corn and tea plantations.
Day 8 : Mai Chau – Hanoi 45 km ( B , L )
After breakfast and start cycling on country lanes and backroads to around Mai Chau villages . The scenery is timeless, and photo opportunities bountiful as you pedal through a working landscape of people and crops and then transfer to Man Duc for lunch and cycling from Cu pass through Kim Boi - Bai Chao villages to Luong Son and then transfer to Hanoi before busy time . Check in your own hotel . End The Tour .