Cycling Routes: Hanoi – Muong Khuong – Bac Ha – Ban Pho – Hoang Thu Pho – Si Chen – Can Cau – Lung Phinh – Ban Lien – Trung Do – Lao Cai – sapa – Ta Van – Nam Cang – Xuan Giao – Hanoi.
Sapa is Located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam's remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as "the Tonkinese Alps". Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam..
This trip will give you a chance to immerse yourself with magnificent mountains covered with thick rain forest, lush plantation, wild nature and friendly people from different ethnic minority groups with their colorful and fantastic culture and custom, cycling through Sapa mountains and villages..
7 Day Bac Ha – Sapa Mountain Bike Tours in Northern Vietnam is carefully and thoughtfully selected at the two most famous tourist destinations in the North of Vietnam, promising to bring extremely enjoyable experiences to customers who are looking forward to Searching for a type of tourism associated with outdoor activities. With an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, clouds cover the towering mountains , cool climate all year round.
At the foot of the mountain are immense tropical primeval forests, waterfalls and streams that irrigate fertile fields, creating wonderful pictures of nature. Surrounding the valleys or high mountain slopes are the ethnic minority villages of the Hmong, Dao, Day, Tay, who have created unique and attractive cultural colors in the daily life. daily life, festivals and weekend markets.
Cycling on dirt roads, small concrete roads winding through terraced fields, following the stream to reach the peaceful, quiet villages nestled under the canopy of ancient trees. or try your best with countless small steep slopes weaving in the ravine, hidden in the morning mist.
When climbing to the top, we can feel broken emotions, a whole magical and majestic scene appears in front of the radiant beautiful eyes, how much fatigue suddenly dissolves along the white clouds radiating in all four directions.
Day 01: Lao Cai – Pick up and transfer to regularly markets in Bac Ha
The Train pulls you up to Lao Cai Station at 5a.m, warmly greeting by our local guide with your name board on his hand. After shortly introduction, he escorts you to supported vehicle, loading your luggage. Depending on your departure tours in Bac Ha – Sapa Cycling Tours in Far North Vienam. Your detail itinerary will be flexible and changable to meet every regularly market in your trip such as Coc Ly Tuesday Cao Son, Muong Khuong Sunday, Lung Khau Nhin Wednesday, Sin Chen Thursday, Can Cau Saturday, Bac Ha Market on Sunday.
The bus ride uphill from Lao Cai – Muong Khuong for Sunday Market or Coc Ly - Bac Ha hilltop and takes over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces, the morning mist overwhelmed over soaring mountain to deep valley.
Activities: Transferring and Warming up Cycling
Accommodations: Sao Mai Hotel
Cycling distance: 67 Km
Day 02: Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu - Sin Chen – Si Ma Cai – Lung Phinh
After recharging energy from hotel, we will be back on bike to gear up our padels on rough and narrow road lead to Ban Pho village where we observe the architecture of Hmong House and the daily life in this village.
We continue on concrete road with rough and tough slope of hillside wind its way around the village and valleys. Descending to deep valley in Hoang Thu Pho before ascending to Ta Van Chu village where you will admire plum gardens and pear plantation. you'll hit a single track trail and dirt road winding through plum gardens and rice fields, and past local homes and inhabitants of the villages. We gear up to head out along a 12km local trail to quan Than San then turn left on single track trail to Nan Sin summit. Descending 12 km on single track trail and beaten track to Sin Chen Market and Si Ma Cai township. You'll have a chance to experience the real daily life, picnic lunch in the warm hospitality of your Flower Hmong hosts during this wonderful homestay experience. After recharging energy, we hop up our bike to cycle on secondary road and vilage road lead back to Can Cau and Lung Phinh commune.
Accommodations: Lagom Farmstay
Cycling distance: 81 Km
Distance: 81.0 km
Elevation: + 2821 / - 2818 m
Day 03: Bac Ha – Lung Phinh – Ban Lien –nam khanh – Bac Ha
To day is amazing day with full of highlight and cultural values when we cycle through rice terraces and around villages to village. Admire incredible scenic beauty, unspoiled nature and colourful hill tribal villages.
Our cycling day will start after recharing fully energy for breakfast, we take short transfer to avoid steep pass to Lung phinh village where we turn off on single track trail and and dirt path to cycle rough and tough hill road, passing serries quaint villages and stunning rice terrace to Ta Cu Ty village. We will actually immerse yourself in fairyland and outstanding landscapes of Far North Vietnam.
cycle around the Ta Cu Ty mountain range and is combination of short lose rocky part and dirt trail with some streams crosses for 22 km from Ta Cu Ty to Ban Lien village of Ban Ngo commune via some villages and hamlets of the Nung, Hmong, Dao people. Have lunch enroute. After recharging fully energy, we grear up our bikes again to challenge another 10 km of steep pass ,winding its way along mountain and tropical forest into pinnacle of mountain. from the top of mountain, you will rewarded by breathtaking scenery and panoramic sights into dreamlike valley of Nam Khanh. Our last stage of cycling day is long and long descent to dam of hydro power plan and ascent again short distance to undulating road leading to Bac Ha Town again.
Activities:Cycling from village - village
Accommodation: sao Mai Hotel
Cycling distance: 53 Km
Distance: 53.5 km
Elevation: + 1482 / - 1862 m
Day 04: Bac Ha – Nam Khanh – Trung Do - Sapa
Following breakfast, visit the biggest and colorfull and impressive market of Vietnam mountainous area. After spending 2- hours for market, We gear up our bike from farm stay to ride on hillside and corn farm to Nam Det village then turn on single track to asphalt road lead to Tan Duong Section. Have lunch enroute. Following to lunch time. Our shuttle bus takes you through lush scenery and rustic hill tribal village to Lao Cai city. Upon arriving in cycling point, we continue cycling tours in North West Vietnam to Sapa Hilltop town. We gear up our bikes from Lao Cai city to cycle and follow river bank of Red River uptream to Ban Vuoc section. You will ejoy gentle cycle on tarmac road ans asphalt road to overlook China sights and Vietnamese sightseeing,Upon arrival of section, we turn left on secondary road and ascent for 23 kilometer to O Quy Ho village.
Activities:Cycling from village - Hotel
Accommodation: Bamboo Hotel
Cycling distance: 59 Km
Day 05: SaPa - Sau Chua – Ta Phin – Tram Ton – Cat Cat – Sapa
After recharging fully energy from Hotel, Setting off new cycling adventure tours from hilltop Sapa Town, cycle and descent into Muong Hoa Valley where we turn off on single track trail, winding amongst bamboo strips and canopy forest upto Sau Chua village in North east of sapa.
You will immerse yourself into breathtaking scenery, unspoited nature over misty valleys, & rugged mountains. We continue on single track passing rustic Hmong village into junction which turning off secondary road, snaking between in rice terraces, bonnical and herbal gardens to ruin Catholic church.
We challenge 5 km ascending to ruin church and then down hill on the single track to Taphin village. Ta Phin village is typical village of Red Dao ethnic minority in Sapa.
After reaching Ta phin village, we spend our time to visit and explore unique cultural activities and customs of Red Dzao People.
After interacting with local people, we get back on bike to challenge hilly road, weaving its way amongst canopy forest and rice terraces to O Quy Ho - the highest pass of Vietnam. Here is the breathtaking view over the Muong Hoa valley, where you will have opportunity to pass by during the days cycling trip. You will get on your bike and start descending into the Sapa valley, observing the fantastic scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields along the way to Sin Chai and Cat Cat Village. Upon arriving of village, we actually cycle and challenge short, steep and aduous pass, weaving amongst mountainside upto Sapa town.
If you want to save your energy, we will arrange suppored vehicle to transfer back to hotel.
Activity: Picking up andTransferring
Transferring distance: 45 Km
Day 06: Sapa – O Linh Ho -Lao Chai – Ta van – Su Phan – Nam Cang
After recharging energy for active day, we embark on bikes from hotel, descenting into Muong Hoa Valley to explore all highlight of Sapa Today.
Sapa valley boasts magnificent rice terraces, colourful hill tribe villages and breathtaking scenic beauty. You leave the hustle and bustle Sapa touristic area behind,
You will hop on your bike and start descending into the Sapa valley, observing the fantastic scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields along the way. After leaving Sapa town behind for a while, you make a turn and follow a dirt road to the Black Hmong village of Y Linh Ho Village, turning on concrete road and cycle on scenic road winding along bamboo strip, rice terrace and ethnic minority villages into Lao Chai house where you will coffee and tea break and have time to explore the village..After refueling energy, we hop on bikes on mix terrains with paved road, off the beaten track, single track, and dirt road , cross the suspension bridge to Lao Chai – Ta Van Village, you will meet and talk with local people on the way we passby. Or visit their home to learn their life and culture. Crossing again the bridge to paved road lead to Su Phan and down to Den Thang, Thanh kim, Thanh phu , have lunch in local family. After lunch, we continue to ride on single track, dirt road, passing many villages and stream to Nam Cang Riverside Lodge where we will stay overnight with Dao Family. Dinner and stay overnight in Homestay.
Activity: Cycling from Village - Village
Accommodation: Sapa Bamboo Hotel
Cycling distance: 45 Km
Day 07: Nam Cang – Muong Bo – Thanh phu – Xuan Giao – Hanoi
Wake up early in the morning to participate with local activities or just walk around the village to enjoy pristine nature and peaceful villages. Have breakfast with traditional pancake and banana cake, try herbal tea with the Host . we start our cycling from homestay, passing villages and villages, rice terrace, streams and buffalo road lead to Nam Cang, Nam Sai,Suoi Thau , have lunch in Suoi Thau .
We continue to ride on undulating route and steep pass at the end of distance to Xuan Giao Section. You will be fascinated by extraordinary scenery, sublime limestone mountain and peaceful hill tribe villages. Upon arriving of finish line, loading up our bikes, we do transfer 4 hours back to Hanoi via new highway. Our service will end right after arriving in your hotel. Thanks for your joining bicycle ours in Sapa with us.
Accommodation: By Yourself
Cycling distance: 38 Km
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English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries ( 7 breakfast, 07lunches, 06 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake and helmets
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Fruit and snack for cycling days
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Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
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