Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
This is another 3 days Vietnam Mountain Biking tour we arrange in Sapa area. You start the bike tour from Sapa, cycling to Lai Chau, Tam Duong, Phong Tho where you visit remote hilltribe villages and meet up with Thai, Lu people.
DAY 1: SAPA -> BINH LU
8:00: You will be met up with your Lotussia Travel guide at your hotel in Sapa. You first travel by car uphill toward Tram Ton. On the way, you can take a short walk to Silver Waterfall and then head to Heaven Gate, where you will be amazed by breathtaking view to mountain surrounding included Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina. Your ride will be mostly downhill toward Binh Lu. Here you will have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, you turn in a dirt road to the villages. You will have time to stop by Pa Pen village of Lu minority and then Na Hum of Thai, two group ethnic minorities, who are not inhabited in Sapa area. You are in a beautiful valley of rice paddy terraces and Limestone Mountain surrounded. You will arrive in Ban Hon village of Lu minority, where you spend a night in a local house.
DAY 2: BINH LU -> TAM DUONG -> PA SO
The next morning, you cycle toward Tam Duong town. You pass by several villages stretching along the way. The ride is relatively flat. You will be able to visit the market in Tam Duong, where you meet Flower Hmong, Black Dao and Lu minorities. You stop by a local restaurant for lunch. 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 Pa So. You will stay overnight in a newly open hotel located by the riverbank.
DAY 3: PA SO -> SAPA
After breakfast, you will cycle to Sino – Vietnamese border. The ride is flat on a bumpy road along river until you meet a small border town. You will be back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, you start your journey back to Sapa by either cycling downhill as far as you can or sitting in the car all the way back. You will have time to enjoy beautiful scenery passing by. You might have chance to watch the sunset and take amazing pictures from the pass before you arrive in Sapa. Arrive in Sapa around late afternoon.