Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Muong Hum Y Ty Sapa Biking Tour is a private guided tour we have designed for active adventure travelers seeking an off-the-beaten path holiday in Vietnam. The 3 days tour starts from Lao Cai, takes you to Sapa and the least traveled places A Mu Sung, Y ty, Den Sang, Muong Hum, Bat Xat where you’ll find big rolling hills, great views and speedy open descents with good sight lines. Activities include trekking, mountain biking. 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 -> SAPA
Arrive early this morning at Lao Cai train station, you will be welcome by our local team and brought to a local restaurant for breakfast. Then transfer to Sapa. You leave your luggage at hotel before trekking from hotel to Lao Chai (Black H’mong tribe). Lunch on footpath, near Lao Chai bridge and then trek through Ta Van village (Giay ethnic minority people). Overnight at homestay or return to hotel by car.
DAY 2: SAPA -> MUONG HUM -> Y TY
After breakfast, you will be picked up again by our local team and brought to Muong Hum. 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…
Option: You can also do a short trek instead of the bike ride. The trek takes you to the Fairy’s Pond, located at about 3kms from Muong Hum centre.
Lunch is provided in a local restaurant/ family in Muong Hum.
In the afternoon, you start the bike ride, traveling from Muong Hum to Y Ty. You will bike through the jungle and enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Dinner and overnight at local home in Y Ty – homestay.
Biking: about 40kms
DAY 3: Y TY -> LAO CAI
After breakfast, you begin the day activities by cycling to Lao Chai I village. You have the chance to discover the rich ethnic culture, local traditions, architecture, house of Ha Nhi ethnic minority people. Then you will bike to A Lu, stop en route to take pictures. Vehicle transfer to A Mu Sung. A Mu Sung is the first point the Red River comes to Vietnam from China. On the way, stop 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. Having lunch in Lung Po.
Travel back to Lao Cai city by car. 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.