Day 1: Hanoi – Tuyen Quang – Luc Yen – Lam Thuong
Having hearty breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, our shuttle bus takes us to cycling point for cycling.
After one and half hour enjoying scenery on bus, we will arrival in Tam Dao where our support team and truck are prepare our bikes and filling up water for our group.
We fix up our bike and learn the rule of cycling trip in Vietnam. We commence our cycling through the verdant scenery and stunning landscape in central North Vietnam. You will quickly recognise the images of Vietnam country through rustic villages, cow and buffalo working on farms and schooling kids on the way back their homes, mixing with rugged limestone mountain ranges. We will cycle through peacefully village to contemplate the beauty of tea farms and farm trees plantation. Have lunch enroute, after lunch we kick off our pedal to cycle on tarmac road lead to Vu Linh village
Following to lunch meal, We setting of our way from village cycling to Luc yen Town where is well known Rubi and gems stones in the North Vietnam. We will spend our time to look around market and learn about the process of making amazing Rubi products. We continue outr trip through lush gums tree and cinnamon forest to Lam Thuong Ecohome village. Lam Thuong is small and peacefull village where Dao Hill tribe people have been living for hundred years, creating unique culture and identity.We cycle on single track trail and village road from village to village to admire stunning scenery. If the time permit, we will walk to wonderful waterfalll nearby village. Have dinner and stay with local people.
Activity: Transferringand Cycling to Village
Accommodation: Xoi Ecohome Village
Cycling distance: 97km
Day 2: Lam Thuong – Bao Ha – Xuan Giao – Thanh Phu – SinChai Village
Have breakfast with pancake and sipping hot coffee with our host, then we hop off our bike from ecohome village to Sapa Valley. Cycling on tinny road, pasing many peaceful hill tribe village, greeted by local kinds and warmed hearted people on the way to Pho Rang town.
Turn off on the paved road lead to Xuan Giao T section where we will cycle on winding road and hilly road lead to ban Ho eco home village.
Ban Ho is the home of Tay Minority who have been living in Sapa valley to cativated wet rice and confield on hillside. Homestay with them to learn more their culture and custom . After cycling 45 km on winding route, we will arriving in Ban Ho village. Dinner will be available at 7:30 pm. After dinner, you will enjoy and join in live tradtional music and dance with hill tribe villagers,be warmly greeted by songs, dances and flutes/
Activity: cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Ban Den Ecovillege
Cycling distance: 90 km/ 125 km
Day 3: Sin Chai Village – Nam Cang – Ban Ho – Sapa
Today is leisure day with cycling down to villages Lao Chai , Tavan, Supan, Ban Ho villages, you have time to show off your skilled photograph with the lush rice terraces and loving local kids following you on the way. Arriving Ban Ho, stop for lunch at Local homestay. After lunch , we ride back road on single track path lead up to Sapa town.the rest day is free for you. You wander and explore Sapa Tourist Market, Talk with local people. Dinner at Red Dao Restautant and Stay overnight in Sapa TownSummary:
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Sapa Charm Hotel****
Cycling Distance: 45 Km
Day 4: Tram Ton – Sin Chai - San Sa Ho – Cat Cat Hang Da - Sau Chua - Ta Phin - Ma Tra
After breakfast, we continue riding up hill to Thao Hong Den and Hau Chu Ngai village of Hmong tribe. This is the best chance to panoramic the view of Muong Hoa Valley beneath from here. Cycling around the village and taking a turn to Sau Chua and get to the main road 4D, continue biking to Ta Phin - a village of Red Dao people on the road. After visiting Ta Phin, we return Sapa town on the trail of local through Ma Tra and Suoi Ho. Picnic lunch is on the way. Car picking up or riding on the asphalted road to get back Sapa centerSummary:
Activity: Cyclingfrom Hotel -Hotel
Accommodation: in Sapa Charm Hotel****
Meals: B/ L/D
Cycling distance: 50 Km
Day 5: Sapa – Muong Hum – Yty
Y Ty is located at an altitude of over 2,000m, leaning back into the mountains furrowed available but its peak 2.660m high, cloud cover almost all year round. The sun may have little place that shines all day is 12 hours. Y Ty is the way to trails zigzag lines and then sank in the forest leaves, the house in the clouds looming. Is it so that when the next Y Ty, many people feel like you are entering another world, separate from the earth
Have hearty breakfast in hotel. We set off our way to Yty on tarmac road and single track trail. Start cycling from hotel, we ride ascendingly through catholic church and then turn off on village road lead to flower and vegetable farms. Enjoy fascinating scenery and Fanxipang mountain range on the left side. Arriving T junction regroup and then ride on tarmac road lead to O Quy Ho. We continue to conquer long climb to Ban Khoang. You will be rewarded by extraordinary scenic beauty, thick forest and quaint hill tribe village in hillside whilst cycling descendingly to Muong Hum. Spend your time to visit Sunday market in Muong Hum. We kick off our pedal again to challenge another cloudy pass. You are really impressive on pristine nature and primitive nature while cycling through Den Sang, Nhieu Co san, Ngai Tro and Y Ty. Moreover, you have good opportunity in hunting cloud and picturesque rice terrace on hillside. Meet and talk with curious local people on the way . upon arriving Yty town ship. Enjoy hot tea with honey whislt admiring cloud hang over your head. Stay overnight in guest house or Homestay.
Activity: Cyclingfrom Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: in Yty Ecolodge/ Homestay
Meals: B/ L/D
Cycling distance: 71 Km
Day 6: Yty – U Mu Sung – Lung Po – Bat Xat – Lao Cai
Enjoy pan cake with the host in the morning, we kick our pedal from guest house, ride through the town and descending Ngai Thau – A lu Ngai Tro – A Mu Sung, Lung Po . ride along frontier line between Vietnam and China to admire the picturesque scenery. Rice terraces along the road. you also spend your time to visit Lung Po where the Red River run into Vietnamse territory. We continue ride along the Red river to Trinh Tuong Commune to admire traditional architecture house of Ha Nhi Hill tribe people. Have lunch in Lung Pho Commune. After lunch, we keep riding along the river to Bat Xat and Lao Cai city.
Accommodation: Muong Thanh Hotel****
Meals: B/ L/D
Cycling distance: 88 km
Day 7: Lao Cai – Muong Khuong – Bac Ha
Have hearty breakfast in Hotel, we depart early to Muong Khuong Sunday Market. Muong khuong is frontier district of Lao Cai province, share border line with Yunnan province, is home of 14 different hill tribe peoples, of which Hmong is majority. Cycling and attending colourful Sunday Muong khuong market is unique and brilliant way to experience and explore the untouched regions, longstanding culture of Hmong people. Additionally, you have chance to capture fascinating landscapes and colourful people on the way to market. After visiting market, we kick off our pedal to villages, you can cycle leizurely around the villagea talk with local people or show your picture for the kids. We ascend first 7 km to summit and then down hill to Chay river and then challenge 35 km climbing to summit. Today is hard and challenging day for all of us. We ride along frontier road between Vietnam and China lead to Bac ha town, on the way ,we enjoy breathtaking scenic beauty of Chay River and rice terraces on hill sides. Have lunch en route, after lunch meal. We continue to conquer the last pass before descending to Bac Ha Town.Summary:
Activity: Cycling and transferring
Accommodation:Ngan Nga Hotel***
Meals: B/ L/D
Cycling distance: 124 Km
Day 8: Bac Ha Sunday Market - Nam Khanh – Tan Duong – 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 . Up on arriving on finish line. Our shuttle bus takes you back to Hanoi via new high way. Arriving in Hanoi at 7 P.m. do check in and have farewell diner with our team.Summary:
Activity: Cycling andTransferring
Accommodation:Flower GardenHotel ****
Meals: B/ l/D
Cycling distance: 67Km
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation
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 ( 7breakfast, 08lunches, 08dinners)
- 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
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
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