It's a tough ride but spectacular throughout, taking in plantations, rice paddies, valleys and villages and, of course, the sublime mountains
Throughout the tour, you'll meet the friendly hill people, dressed in distinct colorful and traditional clothing specific to their tribe
Enjoy the group camaraderie and the expertise of your guide as you journey together on this adventurous and epic tour

Mountain Biking Vietnam's Northwest Mountains (10 Days)

10 days
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$1,935 USD

Calling all adventurous mountain bike lovers! This is a tour created with you in mind. A tough yet fulfilling expedition through glorious mountainous terrain, riding through the Northwest from Hanoi up to Tam Duong and then hugging the border of Laos for a section before heading inland back down to Hanoi. You'll be traversing through a lesser-visited part of the country and benefitting from the local guide's knowledge and skills in getting to know this wonderful land from the ground up, mingling with the varied hill-tribes and inhabitants that populate this special part of Vietnam.

  • Category
    Mountain Biking
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    316.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    45.4 miles
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On this ultimate mountain biking adventure of Vietnam, you’ll be spoilt for choice deciding what you love the most about this memorable tour. Was it the fantastic riding that blew your mind with the challenging terrain, from off-road tracks to potholed roads up the side of spectacular mountains, descents into lush valleys and the incredible heights of Tram Ton Pass? Or was it the fertile landscapes and stunning vistas you witnessed at every point along the ride, breathing in the cool, crisp mountain air and gazing in awe at the sights laid out before you, such as Indochina’s highest peak, Fansipan?

Then there’s the extraordinary locals to consider. The vibrant ethnic hill tribes scattered throughout the region are all quite diverse but most recognisably distinct, to the visitor, by their particularly colored clothing. You’ll be unequivocally welcomed into their communities and learn, with the help of your guide, all about the customs and culture in these remote areas in villages such as Ma Tra, Ta Phin, Ban Hon and Ban Giang. This is very much a part of Vietnam which is off the main tourist route and you will feel like a true adventurer in every sense of the word. 

Or maybe you’ll love the quiet contemplation of the peaceful ambience of the region away from the exhilarating rides, enjoying the more restful cycling through tea and coffee plantations, lovely country lanes, over wooden bridges and past exquisite rice paddies. But who says you have to choose? Certainly not us as this tour is ripe for enjoying the joyful combination of all these aspects and guaranteed to hit the spot for all mountain bike enthusiasts. It truly is a winner!

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

This tour is a near-complete package, including gear, support, accommodations, and thoughtful extra touches.

  • Water, snacks and fresh fruit while cycling.
  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • All accommodations included
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Boat rides
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are a few things left to you, from flights to visas, although the tour operator will be happy to offer advice for the latter.

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • International air tickets
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available