Night1: Hanoi – Lao Cai
Hanoi meeting: Transfer to Hanoi railway station to catch the night train to Lao Cai at 20:15. O/N on the train.
Day1:LaoCai-Sapa (+- 65km )
Arrive early in the morning, breakfast in Lao cai, Van transfer to Bat xat and enjoy the imposing beauty of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. Cycling to visit Hanhi village while contemplating the captivating scenery of valley with terraced fields making up endless circles in O Qui Ho, picnic lunch. Continue to water fall meet Van and continue riding to Sapa or driving to Sapa. Overnight in Hotel Sapa. (B, L) ( Vehicle stand by 100%).
Day2:Sapa– Paso (+-90km )
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 downhill. As we start the downhill, 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
O/N in Paso hotel. (B, L)
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)
Day4: Xin Ho-Tam Duong – Sapa ( +-65km)
We Cycling downhill to Tam Duong then drive to Sapa, minibus 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)
Price: 590 USD person , minimum 2 people booking
- English speaking local guide
- Drink for cycling as tea break every 15- 20 km (10 miles) with water, coffee, tea, juice, cola, fruit as banana, apple…
- Meals as note: B= breakfast, L= lunch.
- Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
- Ground transportation by 4 WD car or mini van
- Additional guides where necessary
- Entrance fees and permits
- Basic medical
- Accommodations with daily breakfast as mention on the tour (Tourist standard hotel in small town).
- Train ticket Hanoi- Laocai- Hanoi
- TREK 4500 or GIANT YOKON mountain bike
International 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.).
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