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Mountain bike MaiChau & Trekking Sapa

vietnam mountain bike 2013_1Day1:HaNoi  – Mai Chau (67 km) (Meal:  L, D)

Transfer to Man Duc. Start riding ,It’s a fascinating drive past many minority villages as we climb onto a higher plateau. We ride pass coffee and tea plantations before arriving in the  Baixang for lunch. Afternoon continue cycling to  MaiChau village.

Over night  home stay in Maichau of Thai minority people

Day2;Mai Chau- Mocchau. (+- 80km ) (Meal: B, L, D)

After breakfast riding 16 km  to Baixang then continue in the off road to  MocChau  withour car stand by.  ( +-60 km off road, car track ), making this a day not to be forgotten. We cycle past rice fields. There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 17 km with a 3 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 15 km strength-sapping climb. We finish the day with a stunning descend on road to Moc Chau hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel

Day3 : Moc Chau- Maichau  (+- 65km ) (Meal: B, L, D)

We start riding from Hotel with 10 km from Moc Chau to HuaTat pass. Then we cycling down hill on the jeep track ( +- 45km)  to Bai Xang, one of the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam. After a local lunch take to the bikes and ride along a mix of dirt tracks and tarmac trails through Thai village and across rice paddies .
Overnight in MaiChau ( small hotel )

Day4: MaiChau – PuLuong- Hanoi (+- 45km ) Meal: B, L, )

After breakfast driving to Co Luong then continue in the off road to  Kho Muong withour car stand by.  ( +-30 km off road), making this a day not to be forgotten. We cycle past rice fields and bananas plantations as we pass through small minority villages of Muong and Thai. There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 1 km with a 3 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 5 km strength-sapping climb. After that we continue biking to Pho Doan . Meet mini bus driving back to Hanoi. ( 3hours ) . Arrival Hanoi in late afternoon . ( 19:00 -20:00 )

End of tour in your hotel in Hanoi

Day5: Morning visit Hanoi. Everning to train station. Take overnight train to LaoCai Night train to Lao cai

Day6 trek 1,Sin Chai- Y Linh Ho: Arrival Lao Cai, Train arrives Lao Cai railway station around 06: 00. Relax for a while at local restaurant for Breakfast then pick up and transfer to O-Quy- Ho ( 18 km from Sapa town ). then begin trekking down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village of Sin Chai continue to Y Linh Ho . Accommodation is basic but a unique and special experience. Home stay in Y Linh Ho

( B,L,D )

Day7 Trek 2, Y Linh Ho- Seo My Ty- Seo Trung Ho: Relax for a local breakfast then begin trekking down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai San,  We then continue to Seo Mi Ty village . We’ll stay overnight with a local family in Seo Mi Ty. Accommodation is basic but a unique and special experience. Home stay in Seo Mi Ty ( 6-7 hours trek , 4/5 hard trek ). ( B,L,D )

Day8 trek 3, SeoTrungHo- Sapa.

After breakfast we’ll hike to Den Thang Village to visit the Tay People, and then we’ll trek up to the Red Dzao Village the village of Xa Pho tribe – the smallest group in Sapa who have very little contact with modern Vietnam in My Son village. Then we trek one hour to trek up to hills to Thanh Phu village a Tay ethnic group. We arrive Thanh Phu and minibus back to Sapa , transfer to Lao cai , night train back to Hanoi. ( 6-7hours trek, 4/5hard trek ). ( B,L )