Discover the iconic hill tribes of Northern Vietnam on an adventurous bike expedition. What is special about these tribes is that they still live in their traditional ways that have stood the test of time, and their communities are only found in the most remote areas of Southeast Asia. Ha Giang Province, open only relatively recently to travelers, is surely one of the best places left to witness the culture of these people- and on two wheels, even better!
This unspoiled, sparsely populated region is home to a staggering variety of hill tribes, many of whom don't even communicate in the national language and who live by their traditional, subsistence farming ways. You’ll have the chance to see this up close as you cycle through this stunning region.
Every day offers a different terrain, gradient, vista and climate as we climb and descend the various altitudes of the Ha Giang Plateau. This is an unforgettable ride and if the memory of your burning leg muscles isn't enough to remember it by, then your amazing photographs certainly will be.
Traveling in a group of 6 or more people? Contact our team about special group pricing for our on-request tours.
303 Km riding. Most of the surfaces on this ride are paved. At times the pavement is not in good condition, with potholes and sections of gravel, but for the most part, it is quite a comfortable, smooth surface. The ride is rated as 'Challenging' because of the long and numerous climbs. You will enjoy this tour greatly if you enjoy riding in the mountains.
Pedal-assist E-bikes are an available option on this tour for an extra $175.
This is an ‘On Request’ tour - We understand active travelers value flexibility and we do our best to accommodate every request. Simply propose your travel dates, bring one or more companions and you will receive our standard price - no private tour markups.
Peak Season: For tours commencing during: 23 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020, 25-28 Jan 2020, 23 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 and 11 - 14 Feb 2021 there is a peak season surcharge of 15% on the price of this tour due to hotel rate increases at this time of year.
Deposit payment: $400 USD
Single room option: $90 USD
Your cycling efforts to Heaven’s Gate pass and the Ha Giang Plateau are rewarded with jaw-dropping views of thickly forested valleys and mountains.
Vietnamese food, even in this remote region, is flavorful and delicious, and local coffee is superb.
Check out the old palace of a former Hmong King in an impressive exploration from Dong Van.
Glimpse the daily lives of the Hmong people for an interesting cultural experience.
WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
Thanks to our passion for cycling as well as our experience and expertise in Vietnam, we have compiled the ultimate bike route through this dramatic region that will satisfy the adventurous cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. Get out and enjoy some stunning views and challenging cycling as well as plenty of delicious food and cultural experiences. This is by far the best way to explore the Ha Giang Plateau and see the traditional hill tribes who call it home.