HaGiang loop

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Ha Giang loop tour

The Ha Giang Loop bicycle route is an epic adventure for cyclists looking for a challenge and stunning scenery. The loop is a roughly 300-kilometer route that takes cyclists through the mountainous province of Ha Giang in northern Vietnam. The route is known for its steep climbs, winding roads, and breathtaking views of the karst mountains, rice paddies, and ethnic minority villages..

Highlight of your cycling trip

  • The unusual landscape at the top of  7 step Pass
  • Conquering the 1,800m summit of the highest road on this trip
  • high speed descents from Me Pi Leng pass
  • It’s more than 300 km cycling round trip
  • Amazing karst limestone scenery of Dong Van-Meo Vac
  • Cycling of  challenges every day
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Ha Giang loop tour

The Ha Giang loop tour typically takes 3-5 days to complete, but it can be done in less time or extended to include side trips. Most cyclists choose to ride the loop clockwise to avoid the steepest climbs. The loop starts and ends in the city of Ha Giang, and takes you through several mountainous districts in the province.

Here are some of the best thing of the Ha Giang Loop bicycle route:

  • The scenery: The Ha Giang Loop is known for its stunning scenery. The route takes you through some of the most beautiful parts of northern Vietnam, including the karst mountains of Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark.
  • The challenge: The Ha Giang Loop is a challenging ride. The route features steep climbs, winding roads, and long distances. However, the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel after completing the loop is well worth the effort.
  • The culture: The Ha Giang Loop is a great way to experience the culture of northern Vietnam. The route takes you through many ethnic minority villages, where you can learn about the local way of life.


Night 1: Hanoi- night train

Meet in hotel, transfer to train station at 20h30. Take overnight train to Lao Kai. Sleep on train.

Day 1: Lao Cai- Ha Giang ( cycling 90km )

Arrival Lao cai around 6:00 Am , after breakfast transfer to 60km then we start cycling to Ha giang . Overnight in Ha Giang. ( 7-8hours cycling, 2/5 hard climb ). ( B )

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Day2:  Ha Giang to Quan Ba -Yen Minh : 82 km

We cycle uphill to Quan Ba for the first route before a descent of around 10km and then relatively flat terrain for the next 10km. It’s a challenging up and down terrain to an altitude of 1.025m before we make a final descent for the last 15km into Yen Minh.

Ha Giang loop tour

Day3: Yen Minh Climb over the Rocky Plateau to Dong Van, and Meo Vac. 68 km

Today we cycle on semi-surfaced quiet roads as we undertake a challenging uphill ride out of dense cedar forest onto the rocky Dong Van plateau. A registered UNESCO Global Geopark, 80% of the terrain is covered by rock and it is said to contain fossils from 400-600million years ago.

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Day 4: Meo Vac to Bao Lam: 75km

Today we follow a remote mountain road to Bao Lac. After a 5km uphill cycle we make a 20km descent the follow a fairly flat road for the next 10km. The surrounding landscape with predominantly limestone formations is a surreal vista of peaks, troughs, towers and caves.

Day 5:  Bao Lam- Ha Giang cycling 78km

Even in this isolated mountain town there is a busy morning market. We set off for a full day of cycling along challenging terrain but the road is quiet .

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Day6: Ha giang – Hanoi

In the morning after breakfast we cycling out of the city (5 km). Then off road cycling through basically flat country side for some 35 km. After lunch we get back on the car and drive to Hanoi (230 km). End of services.

Self-Guide Tour

Group Size booking:

Price : 780 USD /person

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.

Looking for private bike tours ? Please contact : vietnamcycle@gmail.com


  • hotels 2*
  • GPS data map
  • Meals as mention with B= breakfast
  • pick up truck transfer luggage’s, bike, biker
  • Cannondale Ebike kit , Specialize Tubo tero , Cinelli road bike

Electric Mountain Bike Guide Tour

Price :

890 USD/person for  Giant XTC electric bike

1,150USD/person for Specialize Tero electric bike.

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