Tuan Giao – Son La (640masl)
The day starts easy with around 8km flat. Then you see the road slowly climbing up. Around the first corner you see what looks like the top. We climbed it up and had some water at a small shop. It all looked like the top (at km 13) but its not always how it looks like.
The road continued climbing and at it will till km 19. Thats when you are at 1436 masl. After tgat the downhill starts … with a small climb up but the downhill till Thuan Chau (km 50).
The rest of the day is flat and easy cycling. 4 km before the end you have some smaller climbs before you head down the last km to Son La.
Total km: 83
Total hm up: 1590
Total hm down: 1560