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.
5 days 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 and Transfer to Sapa.
Warmly welcome to Hanoi by early flight . our diver and team will greet you and assist to exchange money. We will depart to Lao Cai via new highway . you will admire scenic beauty in the North Vietnam through window. Have lunch enroute. After lunch we continue to Lao Cai border city. Take short break to walk around and take picture city and boder gate before ascending to Sapa Hill Station . arriving in Sapa do check in . have dinner in local reastaurant. Over night in Sapa Charm Hotel****
Activities: Pick up and Transfer to Sapa by Vehicle
Accommodation: Sapa Charm Hotel****
Transferring distance: 340 Km
Day 2: Sapa valley and hill tribe track
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 Nam Cang Riverside Lodge where we will stay overnight with Dao Family. Dinner and stay overnight in Homestay./ Ecolodge
Accommodation: Homestay/ Topas Ecolodge
Cycling distance: 56 km
Day 3: Nam Cang – Thanh Phu – Ban Ho –Lao Cai
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.
Accommodation: Lao Cai Star Hotel**
Cycling distance: 79 Km
Day 4: Sapa – Lao Cai – 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.
Activities: Cycling and visiting Market
Accommodation: Sao Mai Hotel***
Cycling distance: 75 Km
Day 5: Bac Ha –Sunnday Market – Lao Cai – Night train back Hanoi
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.
Activities: Cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Night Train
Cycling distance: 45 Km
Day 6: Hanoi Arrival and Transfer to Noi Bai Airport
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 Our service wil be finished. Thanks you very much for your joining cycling trip with us.
Activities: Pick up and transfer
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent rooms
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:
- English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
- Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
- Meals details in itineraries ( 5 breakfast, 06lunches, 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.
- Single -Train ticket from ;Lao Cai - Hanoi
- 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
- Fruit and snack for cycling days
- Cold water box, small fresh towel.
- Mineral water for drinking
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