150km 3500m Ha Giang to Dong Van
An epic day. My stomach cleared up overnight and feeling a little stronger. Pleased, as this turned out to be the hardest day. Basically what felt like nonstop climbing for most of it and most of the 3 climbs were at 10%. Got a bit paranoid about not having a rear brake but ended up not being an issue. Should have eaten more and by the end shagged! The first part started following a river, then up through pine forests, then down and up with the finial climb taking me into a bit off a rocky pinnacle moonscape and then mixed with a bit more greenery. Some really spectacular landscapes and geology. Arrived Dong Van and stuffed my face and had a good sleep. Really worth the visit!