Sapa Biking To Undiscovered – 3 days

Sapa Biking To Undiscovered –Than Uyen –Lao Cai  The unique route challenges you both mountain biking and experiences of the tradition and daily life of the different minorities. Get a chance to discover the unexplored villages and route on the your single road…

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai

Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi to Ha Noi train station 60 minutes before train leaving at 8:30pm for Lao Cai. Your train arrives at 5:30 or 6:00am

Day 2 Lao Cai – Sapa – Heaven Gate – Binh Lu – Than Thuoc – Than Uyen (80km bike)

5.00am – Arrive in Lao Cai. Get to the exit of the train station where you can find your name sign held by Sapa Cycling 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 : Local Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 3 : Than Uyen – Muong Kim – Minh Luong – Van Ban (57km bike)

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 : Local Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 4 :Van Ban – Vo Lao – Lao Cai – Train back to Hanoi (40km bike)
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.
The trip ends when board the Night Train Back to Hanoi.

Accommodation : on Train

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

 

Tour Price

Solo rider = 585 usd

Group 2 to 6 riders = 435 usd / pax

Group 7 to 12 riders = 405 usd / pax

Single room surcharged = 35 usd / pax

Departure Date : Every Sunday

What is included?

  • English speaking guide
  • Good mountain bikes with helmets
  • All indicated meals (B = Breakfast ,  L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Water on the whole trip
  • Supply vehicles/ jeep
  • Return train ticket tickets
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • Accommodation
What is excluded?
  • Personal Pocket Money
  • Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
  • Travel Insurance , tips
  • All other services not indicated above
  • Accommodation in Hanoi

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