A mountain trail in Sapa

Mountain Biking Sapa - 4 Days

Inhabited by 7 ethnic minorities and surrounded by ranges of towering mountains, the hill station of Sapa is certainly not to be missed on your holiday to Vietnam. Our mountain biking tour to Sapa is a great alternative for active travelers to explore this mountain town in 4 days 3 nights.

The highway from Hanoi Noi Bai Airport and Lao Cai border town cuts short the road trip from over 8 hours to only over 3 hours from October 2014. Travelers now can choose either overnight train for 9 hours or road trip for 5 hours between Hanoi and Sapa.

On the tour, you stay at a comfortable hotel in the town and we day-trip to different attractions around the town by mountain bike. Beside Sapa, we also have an opportunity to visit a very colorful and traditional ethnic market in Bac Ha on the final day of the adventure. With the combination of hiking, mountain-biking and culture-exploring we trust the adventure is a great experience for you on your visit to Vietnam.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    (    Thursday    )    Hanoi – Sapa (5 hours)/Walking Tour to Cat Cat (no included meal)
Day2    (    Friday        )    Sapa – Heaven Gate – Binh Lu – Sapa (Cycling 50km) (B/L)
Day3    (    Saturday    )    Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Thanh Phu (Cycling 40km) (B/L)
Day4    (    Sunday    )    Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday Market – Hanoi (B)

The tour price includes

  • English-speaking guide;
  • Transportation as indicated on the tour itinerary;
  • Accommodations in twin-shared rooms as indicated on the tour itinerary;
  • Breakfasts on certain days (B) as indicated as indicated on the tour itinerary;
  • All admission fees as indicated on the tour itinerary;

The tour price doesn’t include

  • Insurance of any type;
  • Drinks or personal expenses;
  • Others not specified in the inclusions;

Day1    (    Thursday    )    Hanoi – Sapa (5 hours)/Walking Tour to Cat Cat (no included meal)
0800 A.M Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Sapa.
Arriving in Sapa in early afternoon, check into the hotel.
Enjoy a walking tour to Cat Cat Waterfall and a Black Hmong Village.
Overnight in Sapa.

Day2    (    Friday        )    Sapa – Heaven Gate – Binh Lu – Sapa (Cycling 50km) (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pedal uphill and cycle on the brim of Muong Hoa Valley to the the Heaven Gate which offers unreal beauty of the nature in Sapa and in Lai Chau Province. Then, bike downhill to Binh Lu where we have a tour on bike and on foot to the ethnic villages.
Lunch at Binh Lu.
Jeep transfer back to Sapa.
Overnight in Sapa.

Day3    (    Saturday    )    Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Thanh Phu (Cycling 40km) (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Cycle downhill on a paved road to Lao Chai Village, then continue along the village dirt road to Ta Van. Then cycle further southward to the less visited communities around Thanh Phu.
Lunch at Thanh Phu.
Jeep transfer back to Sapa Town.
Overnight in Sapa.

Day4    (    Sunday    )    Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday Market – Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
0700 A.M Transfer to Bac Ha for the colorful ethnic weekend market. Local ethnic groups have one gathering per week for bartering and for socializing. They leave home early in the morning and travel to the market on foot or by horse. The most interesting time to visit the market is from 8 A.M to 10 A.M. People start going back home by 11 A.M. You have free time for lunch in Bac Ha Town before the trip back to Hanoi. We arrive in the city in late afternoon.

 

Muong Hoa Valley in Sapa
Muong Hoa Valley in Sapa

 

Black Hmong in Sapa
Black Hmong in Sapa

 

Road to Binh Lu, Lai Chau
Road to Binh Lu, Lai Chau