Cycling To Visit Markets – 4 days

This 3-day mountain bike trip takes you through beautiful countryside and intriguing villages. You will have the opportunity to observe the local minority communities at work, tending their fields in the shadow of the Chay river massif. The overnight stays in Bac Ha will give you the chance to explore the villages and visit the local market. From Bac Ha you can also visit the Can Cau market, crossing the Chay River by boat to the Bao Nhai village, where a variety of local minority groups can be found.w .

Day 1: Friday Lao cai -Bac Ha (B/L )
You will start out from Sapa or from Lao Cai train station and cycling on the dramatic road leading downhill towards Lao Cai. For the next 1 1/2 hours, you will do not need to use the pedals, just concentrating on the road and enjoy the fantastic surroundings. After a short time passing the bustling town of Lao Cai,ou will be again in the countryside of the Red River valley. The temperature now is much different from what you experienced earlier this morning. For the next 20 km you will be driving in lowland area, before reaching the village of Pac Ngam. Now we have a long and sometimes steep ascend to our final destination of today, Bac Ha. Should you feel tired from riding the bike, your jeep will pick you up and give you a lift to Bac Ha. You will check in a small but comfortable hotel, where you will stay for the next two nights. A cold drink, a shower and a tasteful dinner will complete this day, and make it one to remember. (L,D)
Data day 1:

Distance: 110 km

Up / straight / down: 10 km / 65 km / 35 km

 Accommodation: Saturday Hotel

Day 2. Saturday Bac Ha- Can Cau Market (B/L )
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. (B,L,D).

Data day 2:
Distance: 40 km

Up / straight / down: 20km / 0 km / 20 km

Accommodation: Saturday Hotel
Day 3. Sunday-Bac Ha- Sapa
(B,L )
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 out from Bac Ha by cycling downhill to Bao Nhai, where we get on a boat to have a cruise on the Chay river. It is a perfect way to finish our trip by sitting in the boat exploring the life at the riverbank. Your jeep will wait for you in Bao Nhai and take tO SAPA
Accommodation :Sunny mountain hotel

Day 4 Sapa Discovery culture hill trible
Have breakfast and relax before exploring Sapa town and the local market in the town.
then take a 2km short trekking with the local guide to Cat Cat Village, the home of H’mong Ethnic. Meeting and talking with locals at their home to learn more about their daily life and get to know their habits. From here, you will have a chance to see the hydroelectric power station built by the French by the wonderful waterfall then car pick you back to sapa for Lunch after Lunch drive to Tafin village (12km from Sapa) of Red Dzao ethic. Touring to the village to visit Tafin handicraft shop and explore the daily life of Red Dzao. Here yu have a good choices to buy woven and textile brocades, which is made by ethic people. Visit Tafin Cave and small hamlet of Black H’mong people. Return to Sapa and take a transfer to Lao Cai station for night train to Hanoi.

HARD TREK: Take a drive to Ta Fin and trek down to a small hamlet of Matra via foot path, where inhabited by Black H’mong ethic. Continue trekking up the village and getting through paddies fields will lead you to an ancient Catholic abbey, built by French colonists. Walk 2 km more to reach Tafin handicraft shops and explore the daily life of Red Dzao. Here you have a good choices to buy woven and textile brocades, which is made by ethic people. Get on your vehicle and transfer to Lao Cai. We will include a room at a mini hotel or a guest house in Lao Cai town for you to have a shower or refresh in a few hours. Have your own dinner at local restaurant and get on night train back to Hanoi.
Night 3: Overnight on the train in soft sleeper A/C cabin


Solo rider = 785 usd

Group 2 to 6 riders = 585 usd / pax

Group 7 to 12 riders = 545 usd / pax

Single room surcharged = 45 usd / pax

Departure Date : Every Friday

Tour price includes
• Good mountain bicycle with helmet

. Accommodation in tour

. Train tickets Hanoi- Lao Cai- Hanoi, soft sleeper, wooden cabin with A/C.
• All meals indicated in the detail itinerary. Drinking water and snack when cycling
• English speaking guide, visiting fee and government permission, tax and service charge.

Tour Exclusive of:

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation in Hanoi
  • Tips for guide and driver


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