A 4 day Sa Pa Mountain Bike
trip covering over 250 kilometers of fire road through pine
forested hills and rain forested valleys.
The best of Mountain biking
trip , truly mountain road biking trip in Vietnam.
embarrassed that Kent & I have taken so long to write you.
We want you to know how much we enjoyed our mountain bike
tour with you last November. It was the highlight of our
trip & an adventure we will always treasure in our memory.
The scenery was spectacular and it was wonderful to be off
the beaten track for several days. We were very pleased
with everything about the journey.
We want to
mail something to you, so you will remember us too! Would
you please send me your mailing address?
Mary Ann & Kent Davidson
Transfer to Hanoi railway station to catch the night train
to Lao Cai. O/N on the train.
Cai - Sapa (+- 65km )
Arrive early in the morning,
in Lao cai,
Van transfer to Bat xat and enjoy the imposing beauty of
Hoang Lien Son Mountain
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
water fall meet Van and driving to Sapa.
Overnight in Hotel Sapa.
( this is
very hard off road mountain bike, you should make sure
off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be
confident of your physical condition and bike handling
skills. No Van stand by ). If raining this tour should be
change to cycling up Sapa from Laocai by main asphalt road.
Paso (+-80km )
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 down hill. As we start the down
hill, 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
hotel. (B, L)
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
in hotel in
Duong - Sapa
Cycling down hill to Tam Duong then drive to Sapa, jeep
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)
1) Self guide
tour only have Hotel with breakfast, minibus stand
2) Prices are based
per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost
for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group
but prefer single accommodations, a single
supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are
not available in many of the destinations we visit.
Best Time to go
From October to May
speaking local guide
Accommodations in hotels in Sapa,and local
hotel around trip as mention
mention with B= breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner
and activities as noted in the itinerary
guides where necessary
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.).
Yukon including in tour price, Cannondale F3 pay
110 USD, Giant XTC team 90 USD.
Bikes suggest :
XC hardtail, Freeride , All mountain
If you bring
that you bike is in good working order before you
leave on tour. If you are not the most mechanically
minded we suggest that you get your bike looked at
by a professional bike mechanic. In particularly we
would suggest looking and adjusting all wheel
spokes, greasing all your bearings, checking your
brakes/gears cable, tighten all nuts and bolts,
check chain, quick release clamps, tires and put in
new inner tubes and check wheel rims are not worn.
In addition make sure the bike is well serviced and
ride it with as much care and attention as possible.