Sapa Mountain Biking To Halong Bay – 10 Days

Sapa Mountain Biking To Halong Bay .This cycle tour through the most of Vietnam spectacular mountain range is for cyclists seeking a biking challenge, enjoy climbing and mixing it up with some off road trails. Starting in Hanoi to the scenic hill-station of Sapa ,Lai Chau , Son La ,Dien Bien Phu,Mai Chau and ride the amazing mountain trails around Fansipan, Indochina’s highest peak, before riding over a 2 km high mountain pass, the first of many. This tour goes to a part of Vietnam where few foreigners ever venture and you’ll be amazed at the colourful clothing of the many ethnic tribes as you ride through valleys and river gorges to Dien Bien Phu. Here we’ll visit battlefields and learn how Ho Chi Minh defeated the colonial French and then two long days of riding will be rewarded by a stay at the charming Mai Chau before heading to Ha Long bay for cruising , beach relaxing and back to Hanoi.

Day 1: Sapa Cycling or Trekking to Village

Pick up from your hotel or Lao Cai Train station . Start from your hotel at 8:30 Am , bikes to explore Sa Pa an old French hill-station, in a spectacular location close to the Chinese border. This morning we will cycling to Village , Lao Chai and Ta Van village( Red Dzao and H’mong people ) . Cycle up hill back to Sapa .free explore lunch and dinner by your self.

Summary

Accommodation : Sapa Hotel

Cycling distance :25 km

Meals : Lunch

 Day 2 : Sapa Cycle to Lai Chau – Phong Tho .

Buffet  breakfast at the hotel and 8:00 AM starting from your hotel up hill to Silver water fall and cycle  route back over the Tram Ton pass ( alt.+2,100 m ) to Binh Lu junction and follow the road 4D north west to Tam Duongand to Phong Tho  . O / N in Lan Anh hotel .

Summary

Accommodation : Lan Anh Hotel

Cycling distance :95 km

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 3 : Lai Chau Cycle to Muong Lay ( Old Lai Chau )

Start from hotel and long day cycle to old Lai Chau via the Hang Tom suspension bridge, following the Nam Na through spectacular gorges and Black Dao villages.  A long day with some climbs.  Stay 1 night. Hoang Long Hotel ,

Summary

Accommodation : Hoang Long Hotel

Cycling distance :85 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Day 4 : Muong Lay Cycle to Dien Bien Phu

Our  full day in Vietnam.  Cycle to Dien Bien Phu – 114 kms.  Dien Bien Phu was the scene of the historic French defeat in 1954 ( If time permit we will visit De’Cart bunker )  Stay 1 night. O / N in Him Lam Hotel & resort .

Summary

Accommodation : Him Lam Hotel & Resort

Cycling distance :85 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Day 5 : Dien Bien Phu Cycle to Son La

Breakfast and start cycle to Son La 160 km  , along the mountain and river range culminating with the ascent of the spectacular , Lunch in Tuan Giao and transfer to the top of Pha Din pass and long down hill to Thuan Chau town for loading bike to hotel ( If time permit will visiting the old Son La prison ) . O / N in Son La .

Summary

Accommodation : Hanoi Hotel

Cycling distance :85 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Day 6 : Son La – Mai Chau

Transfer out of city and start cycle to Mai Chau village around 130 km  , along the mountain range culminating ,Late arrival in Mai Chau village . Homestay in Thai people house . O / N in Mai Chau .

Summary

Accommodation : Home-Stay

Cycling distance :85 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Day 7 : Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong National Park
Transfer to Cho Lo Market in Man Duc and start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta and cycling through the breathtaking mountainous region of Thai people , Lunch in Vu Ban town and  transfer to Ho Chi Minh trails to cycle to Cuc Phuong national Park . On our journey there are some opportunities to see ethnic minority people, all friendly and welcoming. Overnight in Cuc Phuong National Park -Guest House .

Summary

Accommodation : Cuc Phuong National Park -Guest House

Cycling distance :85 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Day 8 : Cuc Phuong – Ninh Binh – Tam Coc Cave

A visit Endangered Primate Rescue Center then cycling along the forest road, riding through the jungle to gate of the national park to visit historical man cave, Lunch on the way and after lunch, continue your bike ride on hilly rural roads through countryside villages to Hoa Lu to visit Dinh and Le Temple, continue biking to Tam Coc for check in and cycling around to visit Thai Vi temple and Bich Dong pagoda, Overnight in Tam Coc hamlet .

Summary

Accommodation : Anh Dzung  Hotel

Cycling distance :65 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Day 9 : Tam Coc -Transfer to Ha Long Bay and Relaxing On Cruise

Breakfast and transfer to Ha Long bay via hight way 10 and arrival  around 12:00 Our crew will welcome you on board with welcome drinks, fresh seafood lunch. You will check in your private cabins and start cruising around the bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Lion, Tea Pot, Toad islets……….. and then stop to visit the Sung Sot or Amazing Cave, the biggest one in Halong Bay. Later on, you’ll have a plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing. You’ll also have chance to enjoy a wonderful sunset. Following dinner, you’ll retire to the comfort of your cabins.

Summary

Accommodation : Imperial Junk Cruise

Cycling distance : None

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Day 10 :  Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi

If you like to enjoy the sunrise on Halong Bay, please get up early at 6.30.    You’ll have breakfast at 7.30 when your boat starts cruising around Ha Long Bay, Lunch on boat . After that we will come back to Ha Long city before return to Ha Noi city. Arrive in Ha Noi at around 16.30, Tour Is Over At Your Hotel In Hanoi .

Summary

Accommodation : None

Cycling distance :None

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch

Tour Price : Contact us

What’s included?

  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning, truck for group
  • Accommodation in tour
  • Special permit to visit the border area
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Trek mountain bike and helmet
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
  • Biking permit to visit the villages and border permit
  • Entrance fees, water, snack, fruit and others services
What’s Excluded ?
  • Other optional tour
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Personal expense, tips
  • Travel insurance

Group Departure Date : On 12th Monthly

Group Size :  From 2 to 16 riders

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