Vietnam mountain cycling tour: Biking Sapa Phong Tho Tam Duong Lai Chau (2 days)Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The overnight Vietnam mountain biking tour is customized for small group tours, adventure, intrepid travelers seeking an active, adventure holidays to the northern Vietnam. The two-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. 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. The overnight mountain cycling can be arranged all year round. But the best time to travel this itinerary is April and October. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.
Day 1: Sapa – Tram Ton – Binh Lu – Ban Hon (B,L)
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 Flower Hmong for a break before you arrive in 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, which cannot be found 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: Ban Hon - Tam Duong - Binh Lu – Sapa (B,L)
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. In the
afternoon, you start on your journey back towards Binh Lu. There is almost no traffic and you will
cycle through small villages and meet different ethnic minorities. The ride will be mostly downhill
and flat. On the way, you can visit a Black Dao village, where you may find a beautiful handicraft for
souvenir. Eventually, you arrive in Binh Lu. You will be able to take a short walk to stretch your legs
before you get on the car on a journey back to Sapa. Arrive back in Sapa around late afternoon. End of Lotussia Travel service.
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