Vietnam cycling holidays: Bike Sapa Tam Duong Paso Lai Chau Dien Bien Phu (5 days)

The 5-day Vietnam mountain biking tour is customized for small group tours, adventure, intrepid travelers seeking an active, adventure cycling holidays to the northern Vietnam. The 3-day tours starts from Sapa town and takes you through Tram Ton, the “Heaven Gate” where you start riding downhill to Binh Lu, Lai Chau province and then to Paso, Phong Tho, Tam Duong, Muong Lay, Lai Chau and Dien Bien Phu. The biking tour is provided with visits to ethnic villages, offering the opportunity to meet up with the Flower H’mong, the Giay and the Lu people. You sometimes bike on the back roads, single tracks and off-road biking trails. Option bike ride up to Sin Ho is also available. The mountain cycling tour can be arranged all year round. But the best time to travel this itinerary is April and October. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Vietnam cycling holidays: Bike Sapa Tam Duong Paso Lai Chau Dien Bien Phu (5 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Sa Pa – Tram Ton – Binh Lu – Tam Duong (L,D)

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. 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 2: Tam Duong – Border – Paso (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 Pa So.  You stop for lunch in a local restaurant.

You will  then  continue  the  ride on a  flat  road  toward Sino – Vietnamese border. You will enjoy a
beautiful ride along river. You head back to Paso later to spend the night in a hotel, which locates by
the river. You will be able to enjoy a cold beer on the balcony with beautiful river view.

Day 3: Pa So - Lai Chau (B,L,D)

Today’s ride will be mostly downhill. You will have time to enjoy beautiful scenery as well as stop by
a village of Thai minority, the largest group ethnic in this area. You still follow the road, which goes
along the Na River until you arrive in Lai Chau in the early afternoon. You check in a hotel and have
a late lunch.

After having a rest, you will be transferred to the river, where you take a boat ride downstream in
the Black River. You can make a stop to visit a village of Thai minority and hear about their daily life
on the riverbank. A friendly atmosphere makes your trip more enjoyable. The boat takes you further
downstream. You will be transferred back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 4: Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu (B,L,D)

Today  will  be  a  longest  ride.  You  will  start  out  on  a  good  road,  which  makes  your  ride  very
comfortable. You arrive in Muong Lay by noon. Here you will be able to take a walk around a local
market. You will have either lunch in a local restaurant or picnic lunch prepared by the hotel.

After lunch, you head toward Dien Bien Phu. You will continue on the good road and the ride is even
more enjoyable in a beautiful nature. The ride will be downhill and then flat upon your arrival in Dien
Bien Phu. Mountains and huge  rice  fields  surround  the busy  town. Here you  spend  the night  in a
hotel. You will be able to take a walk to a nearby market to spread your legs.

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu - City tour (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 Cattery Tunnel. You will
be back to the hotel for lunch.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Ha Noi. End of Lotussia Travel service.

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