Routes: Ha Noi - Sapa - Heaven Gate - Binh Lu - Than Thuoc - Than Uyen - Minh Luong - Van Ban - Lao Cai - Ha Noi
04 Days Cycling tour from Hill Town Sapa to Tam Duong – Tan Uyen – Than Uyenoffers for those who are looking for both challenge physical and culture activities in the North Vietnam. Joining this trip, you will be rewarded by incredible scenery, colorful hill tribes villages, challenged different elevations in cycling route.
Moreover, you will be impressive on our trip as travel through stunning mountainous landscape to the highest stretch off road in Vietnam, called Heavens Gate. Cycling through villages of over 20 minorities who are unique only in the Northwest of Vietnam, passing through remote picturesque villages and rice paddy fields of breathtaking beauty - many photos will surprise you that only can be taken on this biking path. On the last day you will arrive at Van Ban Lao Cai,
Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport,Snail 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)
Activities: Transferring and Briefing Schedule
Accommodation: on Night Train
Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Heaven Gate - Binh Lu - Than Thuoc - Than Uyen
5.00am - Arrive in Lao Cai. Get to the exit of the train station where you can find your name sign held by Snail Adventure tours guide. The bus ride uphill to Sa Pa takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. After breakfast, gear up for your exciting ride. We depart the tour at 9:30am. It is a tough climb out of Sapa to Heaven’s Gate, so your support vehicle will transfer you out of town to our starting point at the Silver Waterfall. From there it’s a 3km climb up to the highest mountain pass in Indochina where you stop to marvel at the spectacular view of the Hoang Lien mountains before free wheeling down 27km to Binh Lu junction. Heading off the main road, it is 25kms of sometimes rocky road to Than Thuoc, a charming little tea town where you we’ll stop, rest and enjoy a cup of green tea. After tea, depending on your energy level, you will then keep on biking for an other 40km or get a vehicle transfer to Than Uyen town to spend the night in a local guest house.
Accommodation: Hoan Quan Hotel**
Cycling distance: 80 Km
Day 3: Than Uyen - Muong Kim - Minh Luong - Van Ban
After breakfast we’ll start the day with 10kms up and down to Muong Kim village where you will have time to visit and discover the daily life of the Thai hill tribe. Then your support vehicles will transfer you to up a steep mountain pass where you will glide down 20km to Minh Luong valley where the old growth forest and verdant rice paddies surround us.. After lunch in Minh Luong you will have a wonderful afternoon as you explore some single track trail to visit local ethnic minority villages. You’ll meet the interesting Lu people with their distinctively black teeth. Our day ends when we arrive in Van Ban town to spend the second night in a hotel
Accommodation: Hotel in Van Ban
Cycling distance: 57 Km
Day 4: Van Ban - Vo Lao - Lao Cai
After breakfast ride 40km around the other side of the stunning Minh Luong valley. There’s time for a short stop to take photos of the local hill tribe people and the beautiful scenery here. Arrive in Vo Lao, take a swim in the river and a eat a delicious lunch then hop into the support vehicle to drive back to Lao Cai . In Lao Cai Train Station, there is a time for a hot shower before sitting down for a dinner of local Vietnamese food.
Activities:Cycling and Transfer
Accommodation:on Night Train
Cycling distance: 50 Km
Day 5: Hanoi Departure
You will arrive in Hanoi Rail way Station at 5 Am. Our team will escort you to Hotel for early breakfast. relaxe by yourself until departure time or you will join another holiday with us.
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes
Tour included in:
Tour excluded in:
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Optional excursions
- Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
- Visa fee
- Departure tax
- Tip for team and guide
Creating Unique Touring Experiences:
All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar tour to your individual specifications.