4 Days Sa Pa to Dien Bien Phu by Bike
4 Day Duration
Group 1 – 10 paxes
From 483 USD/pax **
** Price for group of 6-9 people
This mountain bike trip will take you to some of the most scenic areas in Northern Vietnam. We’ll travel through a stunning mountainous landscape to the highest stretch of road in Vietnam, called Heavens Gate.
DAY 1 SAPA – HEAVENS GATE – BINH LU – TAM DUONG (L, D)
The trip will begin in Sapa with a cycle up Vietnam’s highest pass to “Heavens Gate”. We’ll stop for a rest at the top of the pass where you may enjoy the picturesque view of the Sapa valley. Then, we’ll take a long snake-shaped road, before enjoying a comfortable ride downhill toward Tam Duong, where we’ll stay overnight.
DAY 2 TAM DUONG – PHONG THO (B, L, D)
If today falls on Thursday or Sunday, you will be able to visit the Tam Duong market, which always delivers a very photogenic display of White Hmong, Flower Hmong, Nhang, and Pu Na ethnic costumes. You will start at Tam Duong and take the jeep to the pass between Tam Duong and Phong Tho. Then, we’ll ride downhill on a dirt road in the direction of the market town of Phong Tho. We’ll pass acres of lush riverside banana plantation and settle in the small town of Phong Tho for the night.
DAY 3 PASO – SIN HO – MUONG LAY (B, L, D)
The road today weaves its way through the picturesque Na river valley, past many small villages of Red and White Hmong, Kho Mu, and White Thai ethnic minorities. The sound of the river running below will follow you along the ride until you reach to Lai Chau in the early afternoon. Then, we’ll have the opportunity to walk around town, enjoy some trekking in the mountains, float downstream in the river, or just relax over a cup of coffee or a beer. We’ll stay in Muong Lay for the night.
DAY 4 MUONG LAY – DIEN BIEN PHU (B, L)
The fourth day is the most relaxed cycling day on the trip. We start out by jeep for the first 30km before cycling downhill to Muong Lay village. The road from Muong Lay to Dien Bien Phu is paved, making your ride more enjoyable. Again, we will pass ethnic communities of White Thai, Red and White Hmong and Kho Mu minorities. In the afternoon, we reach Dien Bien Phu to end the trip.
WHAT YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
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Biking guides are first aid qualified and can maintain bikes. Their role is to deliver a safe and enjoyable tour to the clients, they manage the group, co ordinate the driver and support vehicle, buy snacks and fruit along the way, look out for clients needs. They are cultural guides as well as pure biking.
Next to our guides, the most important essential we provide is equipment. Mountainbikes are definitely the most useful type of bicycle on all terrains we cycle. As we always aim to cycle the less explored roads, it means we also often have to conquer the challenges of potholes and unpaved roads. The mountainbikes we provide are international standard bikes and maintained by our guide team themselves.
Private air-conditioned for a group from pick up and all support until drop off at the end (one 16 seater regarding group size of 1-5. One 25 seaters from 6-9, one 35 seater regarding group size 9-10 and one 45 seaters for group size of 11 – 16). We may use truck(s) along with van to carry bikes & bikers in some road condition.
Meals in local restaurants as mentioned in the itinerary. (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)(depending on condition of local area, we have picnic for lunch sometimes). Vegetarians and vegans are well-catered for and should you have any other dietary restrictions, please just inform us before hand and we will strive to meet them.
Water, snacks, fresh fruits, cool towel for cycling days.
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