Discover Sapa and Dien Bien Phu for 7 day, cycling tour is easy for Guests to visit village and local people.
Day 1: Hanoi -Laocai ( Overnight on the train )
20h00: Your tour guide will pick up you at the the hotel in Hanoi transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for the night train to Lao Cai, around 9 hrs on train.
Day 2: Sapa Lao Chai Ta Van village (B,L,D)
Arrive at Lao Cai station early in the morning then proceed to Sapa (1 hour), home to over 30 colourful hill tribes (including Black H’mong, Flower H’mong, Red Dao). After breakfast at the hotel, departure for a full day discovery of minority villages located in the Sapa Valley. Visit Lao Chai and walk about 2 km through rice fields to see a traditional Black H’Mong house before continuing your walk (2km) to the Giay village of Ta Van. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the way and then walk through a bamboo forest till you reach Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao village with their unique style of dress and interesting traditions. The vehicle will be waiting for you at Giang Ta Chai village to drive you back to the hotel. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Binh Lu – Tam Duong (5 hrs cycling, 47 km cycling)
After breakfast 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 4: Tam Duong – Paso (4 hrs cycling, 60 km cycling) (B,L,D)
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 5: Paso – Lai Chau (4 hrs cycling – 56 km cycling) (B,L,D)
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 6: Lai Chau – Dien Bien Phu (6 hrs cycling, 75 km cycling) (B,L,D)
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 7 : Discover Dien Bien Phu City – Hanoi (B,L)
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.
– All meals on the tour
– English-speaking guide, Entrance fees, Security permits.
– Accommodation (Home-stay and hotel),
– Night Train tickets 1 way Hanoi-Laocai (soft sleeper with air-conditioning, cabin of 04 berth Train)
– Flight ticket 1 way Dien Bien – Hanoi.
– Transport by private Jeep as tour program.
– Jeep go and back as the program
– Phone calls, other private expenses.
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent …