|For those seeking a physically and culturally rewarding experience off the beaten path, this is the perfect trip for you. With visits to the villages of the Black Dzao, Flower H'mong, Tay people... and the local minority markets, you will have a unique insight into the diverse culture here that few have experienced.|
|Day 1: You will be picked up from your hotel 1 hour before train departure for transfer to the train station. Night train to Lao Cai. The night train leaves at 21:10|
Day 2: Arrive in Lao Cai early morning, pick up by the tour guide. After breakfast, you get bikes and start riding along culture village toward to Bac Ha. Arrive in Bac Ha, check in Sao Mai hotel. In the afternoon, you ride to visit Ban Pho, Ta Chai. O/N at Sao Mai hotel.
Riding distance: 35 km
Car transfer: 55 km
Day 3: Have breakfast in Sao Mai hotel. Leave Bac Ha for Can Cau (if we reach Can Cau on Saturday, we can visit a local minority market in that area). Return to Bac Ha at noon. In the afternoon, we continue riding to visit Nam Mom. O/N at Sao Mai hotel.
Riding distance: 30 km
Car transfer: 47 km
Day 4: After breakfast, we ride to Trung Do (16 km) – if it is on Sunday, then you can ride to see Bac Ha market. After that, you will be picked up and transferred to Sapa town by car. Check in and sleep overnight at Cat Cat hotel.
Riding distance: 16 km
Car transfer: 92 km
Day 5: After breakfast in the hotel, the tour guide will take you for a walk to see the local market and surrounding areas in Sapa town. In the afternoon, you will walk to visit Cat Cat minority village. Return to Sapa town, you will have some minutes to relax before the shared bus pick you up to Lao Cai train station for a night train back to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi next morning.
The tour ends at Hanoi train station.
- Train Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft sleeper, A/C)
- Shared bus Sa Pa – Lao Cai
- Sports bike
- Hotels as mentioned above
- Meals as mentioned above
- Local English-speaking cycling guide
- Escorting car
- Entranc fees and permit paper.
Excluding: Travel insurance, drinks, personal expenses and tips!