Sapa Trails Mountain Bike Tour 7days
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..
Bac Ha is one of the gems of Vietnam’s north. At a lower altitude than Sapa, it’s not as spectacularly beautiful but it’s still scenic and also much less touristy. The real draw to Bac Ha is the vibrant Sunday market attended by local Flower H’mong, Tay, Dzao, Nung and Giay ethnic minorities. Of all, there are 10 different ethnic minority groups who live in and around Bac Ha, and a visit to the market is a great way to introduce you to their way of life. You could haggle for a pig, a chicken, a water buffalo or perhaps just some handicrafts and some of the renowned local wine. Either way, you’re sure to be charms by the city and it’s famously friendly people.
8 day cycling adventure tours will offer for active travellers one of brilliant way to explore the stunning scenery and maverlous nature. Cycling on paved road and dirt road, passing many quaint hill tribe villages, crossing streams, rice terraces to enjoy pristine nature, joining in colorful weekend market to observe their daily life .
DAY 1- : HANOI ARRIVAL – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, TLV Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in, Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Following dinner meal, our shuttle bus take to Train Station to catch the night Train to Lao Cai. Stay over night train with four cabin share ( wooden cabin – soft bed with aircondition)
DAY 2: LAO CAI – SAPA
The Train arrives Lao cai Train station at 5: 30 A.m. Our cycling guide and support van will pick you up and transfer 01 hour to Sapa town, Upon arriving in Sapa , check in hotel and have breakfast, relax by your own. Our cycling guide will meet you again at 9h 30 at lobby for first day warming up around the town and down hill to Ma Tra and Taphin – Red Dao village. You will firstly ride on tarmac road before turn left to single track trail down hill to Ma Tra Village. The breathtaking rice terrace and outstanding scenery are highlight today. When you ride, you will Pass Hmong village and clinic, kindergarten, school, stop on the way to catch picture or talk with local people, school kid to learn about their life. 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. Cycling around the village or spend the time to visit their house, talk with local people in this village to learn about their culture and customes. Have lunch in local restaurant. Following lunch meal, we ride ascending three km to ruin church and down hill on paved road to main road lead to T juction .we ride 5 km ascending to Sapa Town. Upon arriving in Hotel, leave your bike in store and walk round Sapa town center, visit colourful market or try traditional herbal medicine massage of Red Dao People. Have dinner in local restaurant. Stay overnight in Sunny Mountain hotel.
DAY 3: SAPA TRACK TRAIL – SIN CHAI.
Have breakfast in hotel, clear the bill and check out . we start cycling from Hotel, down to 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, we ride on descending 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 Sin Chai B where we will stay overnight with Dao Family. Dinner and stay overnight in Homestay.
DAY 4: SIN CHAI – THANH PHU – NAM SAI – – BEN DEN – SAPA
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 Sin Chai A, Thanh Phu, Nam Cang, Nam Sai, Ban Ho, have lunch in Ban Ho with Local Family. After lunch we continue riding up hill on off road and pothole road to Ban Den village for 7 km. Upon arriving in Ban Den. stop for refreshment and fill up energy. We continue to ride on undulating route and steep pass at the end of distance to Sapa Town. You will be fascinated by extraordinary scenery, sublime limestone mountain and peaceful hill tribe villages. Have dinne in Local restaurant, stay overnight in Sunny Mountain view hotel.
DAY 5: SAPA – CAN CAU – BAC HA
Today is time for a special market experience: the Can Cau market. The road between Bac Ha and Can Cau is hilly but very beautiful. The ride there will take you around 1 and a half hours. The products on the market are interesting, and the many different groups of ethnic minority people represented make the market an unforgettable experience. You will spend all the morning to walk around the market exploring its magnificent chaos. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit one small village of Flower Hmong ethnic minority before cycling back to Bac Ha. (B,L,D).
DAY 6: BAC HA – SUNDAY MARKET
You will have the opportunity to visit the Bac Ha market. The huge market is always a riot of color with its collection of ethnic peoples. Flower Hmong, Phu La, Dao Tuyen are just a few of the tribes present. All gathered here to buy and sell their products. We start riding out of Bac Ha town to Trung Do on single dirt road and beaten track. Turn left on village road and admire pristine nature, peaceful villages, thick rain forest , you will ride along the bank of Chay river to Pho Lu where we catch the night train back to Hanoi.
Upon arriving in Pho lu, our guide will arrange the room for taking shower and have dinner in local restaurant. We catch the night train at 19:30 to Hanoi. Stay overnight on wooden 04 cabin share with air condition.
DAY 7: HANOI ARRIVE AND DEPARTURE
The train bring you to Hanoi At 5:00a.m. our driver will pick you up and transfer to Hotel for Breakfast. Relax your your own until derparture to Air Port to catch flight onwards
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