Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Biking Sapa Bat Xat Y Ty Muong Hum is a private guided mountain bike tour we have designed for active adventure travelers seeking an off-the-beaten path biking holiday in Vietnam. The 4 days trip starts from Lao Cai, takes you to the least traveled places A Mu Sung, Y ty, Den Sang, Muong Hum, Bat Xat, Ban Xeo where you’ll find big rolling hills, great views and speedy open descents with good sight lines. This is very hard off road mountain bike tour, you should make sure off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills. The tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, broken roads, long climb cycling up hill.
DAY 1: LAO CAI -> BAT XAT -> Y TY
Arrive in Lao Cai train station early this morning, you will be greeted by our local team and brought to a local restaurant for breakfast, and a short rest. After breakfast, depart for Bat Xat, a northern district of Lao Cai Province. Besides the beauties of nature, scenery, Bat Xat also offers the rich ethnic culture.
You make the first stop in Trinh Tuong where you disembark your bikes, and start biking to A Mu Sung commune. Make another stop for taking picture at the border point 92 – is the first place that Red River come to Viet Nam from Yunan – China. Then you will visit Lung Po village, lying in the cross of rivers. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of valley on the way. Having lunch in Lung Po. Keep moving to Y Ty Commune. Dinner and homestay in Y Ty.
Biking: about 59kms
DAY 2: Y TY -> MUONG HUM
After having breakfast, you start your bike ride, passing through the H’mong Apple to Lao Chai I village. You have the chance to discover the ethnic culture, local traditions, traditional architecture and houses of Ha Nhi ethnic minority people.
In the afternoon, you move to Muong Hum by bike. You travel through the jungle, enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way. Arrive in Muong Hum in the late afternoon. Overnight in Muong Hum.
Biking: about 50kms
DAY 3: MUONG HUM -> SAPA
If today was Sunday you could meet up with different ethnic groups who come to Muong Hum market. Muong Hum market is located under the small valley, behind pure stream, rounded by extremely high mountains. It’s a weekend market near the spring that is a meeting, communicating, trading and playing place of people in the ethnic groups Ha Nhi, Mong, Hoa, Giay, Red Dao, Dao Tuyen, Han…
You will be brought to Sapa. Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for shopping or personal discovery.
DAY 4: SAPA -> LAO CAI
After breakfast, you check out hotel and leave your luggage at hotel. Start the day activities by cycling to Lao Chai Village of Black H’mong people and Tavan Village of Giay people. Having lunch at local family. Car pick up and transfer to Lao Cai city.
If time permit you may like to spend the rest of the day discovering the Mother Temple, Upper Temple before taking the overnight train to get back to Hanoi. Trip ends.