Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Joining this 2 day Sapa mountain bike tour, you will have the chance to explore the deepest parts of Sapa valley on a bike. Cycling on asphalted roads, gravel roads and dirt trails to discover the remote areas far away from the normal tourist routes. Stay overnight in the newly built Nam Cang Riverside Lodge located next to river and jungle.
DAY 1: HANOI -> NAM CANG
At about 6.30AM you will be picked up by our shuttle bus and brought to Sapa district, Lao Cai province. The road trip takes about 6 hours on the newly-built highway Hanoi-Laocai. Lunchis served at local house in Thanh Phu village. The bike ride in the afternoon is short but slightly uphill. You are now in the remote area of Sapa. The area is dominant by the Red Dzao minorities. Beautiful views of deep valleys, waterfall and paddle rice fields are within your sight. In the mid afternoon you will arrive at the Nam Cang Riverside Lodge. Following the dinner it is maybe time to try the traditional Red Dao herbal bath, based on locally handpicked herbs from the nearby jungle.
Grade: Easy/ 2 hours biking/ 12 km/ elevation up 450 m/ down 150 m
DAY 2: NAM CANG -> SAPA -> HANOI
Today you will explore other remote areas of Sapa. The ride will require lots of your concentration as it is mostly on hilly off-roads. You first cycle uphill to Nam Than village is inhabited by the Blue H’mong. You are now in the valley and you will soon visit the Red Dao minority village of Sin Chai. Lunch is served en route. Early afternoon, arrive back at the Thanh Phu Bridge, where you will be picked up again by your shuttle bus and brought back to Hanoi. Trip ends.
Grade: Moderate/ 4 hours biking/ 21 km/ elevation up 306 m/ down 700 m