4 day Northwest Sapa biking tour to Dien Bien Phu
04 Days 03 Nights
Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa - Tram Ton – Binh Lu – Tam Duong– Paso – Lai Chau – Dien Bien Phu
This mountain bike trip will take you to some of the most scenic areas Northern of Vietnam. Travelling through stunning mountainous landscape to the highest stretch of road in Vietnam, called Heaven Gate, passing Hoang Lien Mountain Ranges and meeting many different tribes on the way to Dien Bien Phu will be great feelings
|Tour code: VSP19
Tour route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Tram Ton – Binh Lu – Tam Duong– Paso – Lai Chau – Dien Bien Phu
Start : Hanoi (evening pick up at the hotel)
End: Hanoi (Morning at the hotel)
Tour duration: 04 Days 03 Nights
Tour date: Daily
Activity level: Biking, trekking
Group size: Private tour
Day1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
08:00 Pick up at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for the night train to Lao Cai
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Tram Ton – Binh Lu – Tam Duong (5 hour cycling, 47 km cycling, 1,5 walking, 1 hour driving)
Arriving in Lao Cai around 5: 00 a.m, you are welcomed by driver and transferred to Sapa for your breakfast and freshing up. After that we will travel by car uphill toward Tram Ton Pass. On the way you can take a short walk of 3 km along the jungle to visit the Love Waterfall and then head to Heaven Gate where you will be amazed by breathtaking view to surrounding included Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina. Your ride will be mostly downhill toward Binh Lu. You will stop by Chu Va village of Black Hmong for a break before you arrive in Binh Lu. Here you will have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, you start to cycle mostly uphill for the rest of today, which requires incredible effort. You will be able to stop by a village. You will then probably need the help of the supply car to go up another high pass, before enjoying the easy ride downhill all the way to Tam Duong, where you stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 3: Tam Duong – Paso (4- 5 hour cycling, 60 km cycling)
You will start out from Tam Duong by cycling uphill along picturesque tributary of the Na River. You will see some places of gold exploration along the river. You also pass by many villages of Thai minority spreading along the way before reaching to Paso. You stop for lunch in a local restaurant. After that you will continue the ride on a flat road toward Sino-Vietnamese border where you can enjoy a beautiful ride along the river. Finally, you head back to Paso to spend the night in a hotel, which locates by the river.
Day 4: Paso – Lai Chau (3,5 -4 hour cycling – 56 km cycling)
Today, you will ride mostly downhill to enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as stop by a village of Thai minority, the largest group ethnic in this area. Continuingly, you follow the road, which goes along the Na River until you arrive in Lai Chau in the early afternoon. Having lunch and checking in your hotel, taking a rest and then you are transferred to the river, where you take a boat ride downstream in the Black River. Stop to visit a village of Thai minority and hear about their daily life on the riverbank. The boat takes you further downstream. You will be transferred back to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 5: Lai Chau – Dien Bien Phu (6 hour cycling, 75 km cycling, 1 hour walking)
Today will be a longest ride. You will start our on a good road, which makes you ride very comfortable. You arrive in Muong Lay by noon. Here you will be able to take a walk around a local market. Lunch will be served along the way. After that you will head to toward Dien Bien Phu on the good road and ride is even more enjoyable in a beautiful nature. The ride will be downhill and then flat upon your arrival in Dien Bien Phu. Here, you can have a short walk to a nearby market after checking your hotel.
Day 6: Dien Bien Phu – City Tour
After having breakfast, you will have an interesting bicycle trip around the town to visit famous historical sites such as Dien Bien Phu Museum, Glory Statue, A1 Hill and De Castrerie Tunnel. You will be back to the hotel for luch. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Hanoi.
Note: along the trip you will have a supply car, which can give you a lift whenever you feel tired.
Tour price in US $ per person
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Tour price include:
• Picks up, transfer & sighseeing as per program by A/C private car
• English speaking guide
• Entranced fees and permission
• Air-ticket from Dien Bien Phu to Hanoi on the last day
• Train tickets from Hanoi – Lao Cai (soft sleeper with air-condition)
• Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
• Boat trip
• Good mountain bikes with helmets
• Pump, bike tools, spares tubes
Tour price excludes:
• Travel insurance
• Other personal expenses
What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, and small day pack.
It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat, torch…