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Hills of Hoang Su Phi Mountain Bike Tour 2019

Hills of Hoang Su Phi Bike Tour 2019

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Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang, Viet Nam

Target Market: Participants with very good levels of fitness and with previous mountain bike experience.
Trail Types ridden: Hardpacked hiking trails and sealed roads.
Tour Length: 4 days

 

Tour Description

On this tour you will ride on the narrow dirt single trails that have been connecting villages and villagers for generations.  Enjoy long dirt singletrack sections ranging from undulating to downhill and test your legs on climbs to the top of mountain passes. Your face will be sore from smiling as you traverse down the side of some of Hoang Su Phi’s most picturesque rice-terraced mountainsides, and travel through small villages of the local ethnic tribes.

With daily distances ranging from 25-30km there will be plenty of time to stop along the way for photos or just to take in the scenery.  

 

Registation

To register for this exciting event, complete and submit the2019 Hills of Hoang Su Phi Mountain Bike Tour Entry Form using the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/dubaUmEuwWET0wwY2 

Trip Itinerary

06:00  Travel from Hanoi to Ban Luoc commune (Bus).
15:00 Mountain bike on dirt trails from Ban Luoc commune to Suoi Thau CBT village.
16:00 Settle into the homestay.
19:00 Dinner at the homestay.
Overnight accommodation: Suoi Thau homestays

Cycling Activity Description

Upon arriving by bus to Ban Luoc enjoy a short but scenic mountain bike ride along dirt trails to the homestay village of Suoi Thau.  Stop along the way to admire and photograph the local rice terraces.

In the evening we will get to experience a traditional performance of the Red Dzao people.

 

08:00 Ride from Suoi Thau CBT village to Ban Luoc commune by mountain bike along sealed road. (approx. 5 km)
10:00 Bus transfer to Ban Luoc Pass.

Ride from Ban Luoc Pass to lunch stop.

Continue on to Chien Thang and Tan Phong along sealed road and dirt trails.

19:00 Dinner at the homestay.
Overnight accommodation: Ho Thau homestays.

Note: A picnic lunch and water station will be provided on the trail.

Cycling Activity Description

We start the day on the bikes with a 4km climb back to the village of Ban Luoc.  There we will get a shuttle (by bus) to the top of the Ban Luoc Pass where we get back on the bikes and enjoy a very fast downhill 8km ride on a concrete road to lunch (with one last climb to build your appetite).

After refuelling we head west into the valley and enjoy hardpacked trails through farmland and bamboo plantations on a 15km loop.  Along the way we will pass waterfalls and local homes perched on the edge of the valley walls before the last climb of the day to the Tan Phong homestay.

In the afternoon relax with a drink on the deck of the homestay overlooking the valley, and marvel at one of the best views you will get in the area.

Cycling Map and Elevation Profile

Cycling Map and Elevation Profile

 

08:00 Ride downhill from Tan Phong to Nam Son (approx. 8km)

Ride climb from Nam Song to Nam Ai Pass along the concrete road to the lunch spot (approx. 7km).

After Lunch

 

Mountain Bike from lunch spot to Kinh’s Homestay in Nam Hong (approx. 8.8km)
19:00 Dinner at homestay.
Overnight accommodation at Nam Hong homestay.

Note: A water station will be provided at Nam Ai Pass.

Cycling Activity Description

This morning we get to loosen up the legs with an 8km downhill ride to the village of Nam Son.  The ride down offers plenty of great lookout spots for you to take photos, so be sure to have your camera close by.  After an option for a quick coffee break, it’s time to get into a rhythm for a 7km climb out of Nam Son along sealed roads to a little shop at the top of the pass and a picnic lunch.

After lunch, we traverse the side of the valley along dirt trails to Kinh’s Homestay, the final destination for the day.

Cycling Map and Elevation Profile

 

07:30 Ride from Kinh’s Homestay (Nam Hong) to Phin Ho tea village along sealed road and dirt trails (approx. 8km)

Ride from Phin Ho tea village to Thong Nguyen along mix of concrete roads and dirt trails (approx. 14km).

10:30 Lunch and Event Close at Thong Nguyen
12:00 Bus departs Thong Nguyen for Hanoi
18:00 Arrive in Hanoi

Note: A water station will be provided at Phin Ho Tea Village.

Cycling Activity Description

Today’s ride starts with a 6.5km climb along sealed roads and singletrack before we enjoy 1.5km of sweet undulating trails that drop us down into the picturesque village of Phin Ho, famous for growing tea.  Here we will get a chance to top up your water bottles and grab a banana for the final sprint home. On the way down you can enjoy cooling off at one of the biggest waterfalls on the tour route, and stop to take in the great view down the valley.

Turning back onto the sealed road it’s then a fast-downhill descent to the bottom of the valley floor and an easy flat ride following the river to Thong Nguyen.  After a hearty lunch, we head by bus back to Hanoi.

Cycling Map and Elevation Profile

3D map of Kinh’s Homestay to Thong Nguyen:

https://www.relive.cc/view/949952667

 

FAQ & Responsible Travel Tips
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Price per person

Group of 6-8 people: US$ 535 per person
Group of 9-10 people:  US$ 385 per person
Group of 11-12 people:  US$ 338 per person

This tour is applicable for group from 06 persons only.

Note
We recommend to bring good walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, insect repellent, long sleeved clothes, hat or umbrella, sunscreen and sunglasses.

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Included

  • Tours and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary (air conditioned vehicle)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Large water bottles for you to refill your own water bottles and hydration packs.
  • English speaking guide; local guide
  • Entrance fees for all visits and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Community fund: 10% of your homestay fee will contribute to the community development fund.

Not Included

  • Beverages and personal expenditures
  • Local cultural perfomance/show
  • Other transfers than mentioned
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Travel insurance for the trip Hanoi – Hoang Su Phi – Hanoi
  • Tips

General terms and conditions

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.

Please see the General Terms and Conditions before booking a tour.

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