Cycling the Border Belt Cao Bang 2018

Registration 

To register for this exciting event, complete and submit the Cycle Cao Bang 2018 Entry Form using the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/nqeZyfR114sV2dnX2 

Tour Description  

A rare opportunity to mountain bike the ‘border belt’ of Vietnam and China

Come and experience Vietnam’s frontier with China from a mountain bike, taking in amazing scenery and terrain that will take your breath away.  Utilising quiet backroads (for the most part) in the north-east of Cao Bang province, our daily routes will take you through quaint craft villages and onto the amazing Ban Gioc waterfall. From there we will meander back towards Cao Bang city on newly mapped cycling routes.

Organised by Helvetas Vietnam / Center for Rural Economy Development (CRED), the entry fee for this unique opportunity is only 4,095,000 VND* per rider (plus an additional 660,000 VND if you require bicycle hire). This fee will cover all your travel, food and accommodation costs AND includes a 1,000,000 VND donation to a project in Cao Bang that you will have the opportunity to participate in.  With great riding for a great cause, you’ll not only experience amazing mountain biking, you’ll also be supporting CRED’s work in the province to improve the lives of minority families through Community-Based Tourism

* Helvetas/CRED is contributing 1.000.000 VND towards each rider’s entry fee.  Normal event entry fee (without donation) equivalent to 5,095,000 VND per rider.

Enjoy some of the most beautiful cycling routes that North Vietnam has to offer, in an area that is only just opening up to international tourists.  You will enjoy the craft villages of Cao Bang around the tranquil village of Phia Thap, and then cycle North-East to the Chinese border region where you will experience Vietnam’s magnificent Ban Gioc waterfall, falling through the surrounding trees with Vietnam on one side of the river and China on the other.

Utilising sealed and unsealed roads for over 90% of the planned route (the remainder being narrow trails), this is suitable for people with limited mountain biking experience.  A good level of fitness will be required though.

More information: http://www.vietnamresponsibletourism.com/tour-type/cycle-cao-bang-2018-cycling-the-border-belt/

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