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Cycling Sapa Mountain

Cycling Sapa Mountain Bike

Trip highlight:

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A 4 day  Sa Pa Mountain Bike trip covering over 250 kilometers of  fire road through pine forested hills and rain forested valleys.

The best of Mountain road biking trip , truly mountain road biking trip in Vietnam

Testimonials of this trip

Hi Joe,

I am embarrassed that Kent & I have taken so long to write you.  We want you to know how much we enjoyed our mountain bike tour with you last November.  It was the highlight of our trip & an adventure we will always treasure in our memory.  The scenery was spectacular and it was wonderful to be off the beaten track for several days.  We were very pleased with everything about the journey.

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We want to mail something to you, so you will remember us too!  Would you please send me your mailing address?

Sincerely,

Mary Ann & Kent Davidson

USA

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai 21h00:

 Day 2:Sapa- Paso (+-80km )

O/N in  Paso hotel. (B, L) Today is the highlight for many; as we cycle up to the Tram Ton Pass (1,900 m; 6,230 ft) the highest mountain pass in Vietnam, on our way to Tam Duong. We start with a relatively easy 7km ride before we hit the first of two major down hill. As we start the down hill, we slowly start to witness the beauty of Mt. Fan Si Pan, Indochina is highest peak. In Tam duong ( new Lai Chau ) we continue cycling to Paso . Overnight in Paso

Day 3:Paso- Xin Ho( +-85km )

After we leave Paso we cross  Black Dao villages. The Dao worship spirits and ritually sacrifice pigs and chicken. This road isn’t well traveled, you first notice this by the increased curiosity and smiling faces and of the people, making this a day not to be forgotten. We cycle past rice fields and bananas plantations as we pass through small minority villages of Red Hmong and Kho Mu. There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 1 km with a 11 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 25 km strength-sapping climb. All this hard work is easily forgotten as we finish the day with a stunning descend on a winding road into XinHo .Overnight in hotel in XinHo. (B, L)

Day 4:Xin Ho-Tam Duong – Sapa ( +-65km)

 We Cycling down hill to Tam Duong then drive to Sapa, jeep transfer can be available when necessary. Free time until transfer to  Lao Cai railways station for the night train back to Hanoi. Arrive in the morning of the following day. End of services. (B, L)

 

Tour overview

Tour Cost

Guide tour Group Size  2
Price /person 620USD

 

Note:

1) Self guide tour only have Hotel with breakfast, minibus stand by, bicycle

2)  Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.

From October to May

 WHAT’S INCLUDED

  1. English speaking local guide 
  2. Accommodations in hotels in Sapa,and  local hotel around trip as mention 
  3. Train tickets Hanoi- Lao Cai-Hanoi , soft sleeper ( 4 beds/cabin )
  4. Meals as mention with B= breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner
  5. Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
  6. Ground transportation
  7. Additional guides where necessary
  8. Entrance fees and permits
  9. Basic medical

 WHAT NOTInternational airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Bike Hire

Trek4500, Giant Yukon  including in tour price, Cannondale F3 pay 110 USD, Giant XTC team 90 USD.

Bikes suggest :  XC hardtail, Freeride , All mountain

 If you bring your bike please ensure that you bike is in good working order before you leave on tour. If you are not the most mechanically minded we suggest that you get your bike looked at by a professional bike mechanic. In particularly we would suggest looking and adjusting all wheel spokes, greasing all your bearings, checking your brakes/gears cable, tighten all nuts and bolts, check chain, quick release clamps, tires and put in new inner tubes and check wheel rims are not worn. In addition make sure the bike is well serviced and ride it with as much care and attention as possible.