north west mountain cycling 8 days

North west mountain bike


This cycling  mountain bike tour will take you through some fantastically remote wilderness steeped in ancient of Hmong, Tay,Thai hill tribe history. 

There are three very long hard days riding on badly broken roads, off road so participants should be fit and experienced riders.

We ride just over 650 kilometers. There are some long, grueling climbs and some scintillating descents.  The rewards are empty roads and incomparable views. If you enjoy hill climbing and riding in the mountains, this tour is a dream.

Testimonials of this trip

HI there Joe.

Just a message to say thanks again for the awesome tour. I really enjoyed every minute of it. Highlights include:

  • The second day aver the four wheel drive track
  • Cycling up Pha Din pass in the rain
  • Cycling down Tram Ton pass singing at the top of my voice
  • The home stay in the Black Thai village

Thanks once again for looking after me and giving me this awesome experience. All the best.



Day 1: Hanoi- Yen Bai : ( riding 90km)

Meet in hotel ( 7: 00AM), driving out of Hanoi city. Start riding ,It’s a fascinating ride past many minority villages as we climb onto a higher plateau. We ride pass of rice field and tea plantations before arriving in the Doan Hung for lunch, continue biking to Yen Bai city. Dinner and  overnight in Hotel in Yen bai.

Day2: YenBai-LaoCai ( riding 105 km)

After breakfast we start riding on bank of Red river o Lao Cai. About 40 km off road track (pretty wide) start climbing on the left. After many villages and a beautiful narrow suspension bridge, we enjoy a long single track section, starting on terraces by long climb, leading to an off road pass (about 300m of elevation) and finishing on a long downhill through waterfalls and rain forest. Lunch with noodle soup and breads, fruits, tea coffee.Then we get to the asphalt where the minibus is waiting at BaoHa , take  long transfer (35’) to LaoCai. Night in Hotel in Lao Cai

Day3: Laocai-Sapa (+- 65 km )

Arrive in Lao Cai: after breakfast , Back road riding to Sapa. Afternoon rest and free time for visiting Sapa. Overnight in Sapa .

Day4:Sapa-Muong Lay:  (80 km )

Ride over Tram Ton Pass and downhill to Muong Lay. Riding over Indochina is highest peak . Overnight in Muong Lay. 

Day5:Muong Lay -Tuan giao- Son La: Cycling to Tuan Giao.( 86 km)

There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 5 km with a 12 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 18km strength-sapping climb. Transfer by car to Son La. Overnight in Son La. 

Day6:Son La- Moc Chau ( 90 km)

The ride begins with is a 15km up hill, climb into the beautiful surrounding countryside of Pha din  mountain range  pass and ride down . We finish the day with a thrilling 5 km decent before we reach the town of  Son La. Continue  to Yen Chau- Moc Chau by car, end of day in hotel in MocChau. Overnight in Moc Chau hotel

Day7:MocChau- MaiChau ( 72 km)

Back road cycling to MaiChau. Virtually we go through an active off road.

Overnight in Mai Chau homestay

Day8: MaiChau- Hanoi( 53 km)

After breakfast riding to Co Luong then continue in the off road to the bank of  Ma river, boat trip along then single track riding as relaxing before end of wonderful trip. Picnic lunch , meet mini bus for driving to Hanoi. End of trip in your hotel in Hanoi.

Tour cost self guide:

Group Size 2people   guide tour
Price/person 1,280 USD   contact :

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.

– Self-guide tour including :

  • Pick up car transfer luggage, bicycle, back up biker
  • Bicycle rental : Surly Cross, Trek 520
  • Hotel with breakfast.

Best Time to go: year around

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North west mountain bike
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