The two-day mountain biking tour takes you to Muong Hoa valley and some remote villages in Sapa, Vietnam. You bike from Sapa town, through Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai, Su Pan, Sin Chai villages. Spend a night at local homes (homestay). You will not only bike on paved roads but also on single tracks with several up and downhill rides. Here is the standard version of Lotussia mountain bike tours that can be customized further to better fit your needs. Contact your Lotussia Travel Consultant for further details.
Day 1: Overnight train to Laocai.
Transfer from your hotel to Hanoi train station will be arranged by yourself. Take the night train to Laocai. Train ??? Departure at ??? (to be confirmed). Overnight on the train.
Day 2: Arrive Laocai. Travel to Sapa. Start cycling (B,L,D).
Arrive Laocai Train Station early this morning at ?h (to be advised). You will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team and transferred to Sapa.
Breakfast will be provided in a local restaurant in town.
After breakfast and a short rest, you cycle downhill on a windy road, which goes along Muong Hoa valley. The valley is home to Black Hmong, Giay and Red Dao minorities. From the road you will have many opportunities to enjoy amazing scenery of mountains and rice paddy terraces as far as the eyes can see. After a short break in Su Pan, you will cycle downhill until you reach Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. Here you stop for lunch in a traditional Tay house. After lunch, your ride will be mostly uphill; you head toward Sin Chai village of Red Dao minority. Where you will stay overnight in the red Dao family.
Day 3: Continue cycling. Transfer to Laocai. Overnight train back to Hanoi (B,L).
Today’s ride will be a little softer. You will pass by some tinny villages. You can stop by a local school and give children some small gifts such as pens or books. You will also be able to meet Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest ethnic group, which cannot be found in other areas. You will pass by Thanh Phu and continue to Ban Ho. In Ban Ho you will enjoy lunch in a local house. After lunch, you will take a short walk to the nearby river, where you will be able to have a swim. You can take a break and have a cup of tea in a Tay house before you get on a car for a journey back to Sapa.
After a quick shower (included), transfer from Sapa to Laocai train station. Take the night train to travel back to Hanoi. Train ??? Departure at ??? (to be confirmed). Overnight on the train.
Day 4: Arrive Hanoi. End.
Arrive Hanoi early this morning. Tour ends (transfer from Hanoi train station to your hotel or airport will be arranged by yourself).