Sapa Dirt Trails Mountain Bike Tour 7days
Sapa is Located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as “the Tonkinese Alps”…
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Sapa Dirt Trails Mountain Bike Tour 7days
Destination cycling route:
Lao Cai – Bat Xat – Trinh Tuong – Lung pho – A Mu sung –A Lu – Ngai Thau – y Ty – Muong Hum – Ban Xeo – Sapa – Laochai –Ta van – thanh phu – sin chai – ngai thau – Pho Lu
Sapa is Located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as “the Tonkinese Alps”. Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam..
Y Ty is located at an altitude of over 2,000m, leaning back into the mountains furrowed available but its peak 2.660m high, cloud cover almost all year round. The sun may have little place that shines all day is 12 hours. Y Ty is the way to trails zigzag lines and then sank in the forest leaves, the house in the clouds looming. Is it so that when the next Y Ty, many people feel like you are entering another world, separate from the earth
- Car transfers
- Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
- Local porter(s)
- Sightseeing entrance fees.
- Bottled water.
- Visa (required)
- Flight/Train tickets.
- Accommodation pre/post trip.
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
Hanoi – Night Train Lao cai
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, JET Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in, Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Following dinner meal, our shuttle bus take to Train Station to catch the night Train to Lao Cai. Stay over night train with four cabin share ( wooden cabin – soft berths with air condition)
Lao Cai –Lung Po – A Mu Sung – Alung – Y Ty
The Train arrives Lao cai Train station at 5: 30 A.m. Our cycling guide and support van will pick you up to Local Restaurant for early breakfast and change your cycling suit. We commence riding at 7h30 in Laocai City cross the Bridge and follow the bank of the Red River to Bat Xat Township. We ride on newly paved frontier road between Vietnam and China. You will be fascinated by pristine nature and magnificent untouched scenery. We keep riding to Trinh Tuong Commune where we spend the time to explore the daily life of hill tribal villages, learn about their unique architeture house, meet and talk with curious people and their kid. we continue to ride upward of Red river where Three Rivers meet each other (the Lung Po river and Nguyen Giang from China River runs into Vietnam territory at Lung Pho Village – Call Red River). Take picture the marverlous sightseeing and milestone of Vietnam and China. After visiting Lung Po Commune, we turn off the road to A Mu Sung And A Lu commune .You will admire extraordinary rice terraces, picturesque hill tribal villages and fairytale scenery. Upon Arriving in A Lu village stop for picnic lunch . after refreshment and filling up energy, we start riding ascending to Y ty commune. On the way, you are rewarded by fresh nature and limestone panoramas.
Arriving in Y Ty commnue late afternoon. Take relax and have dinner with local family. Stay overnight in Hmong family.
Yty – Den Sang – Muong Hum – Sapa
Get up early in the morning to walk around the village and local market to observe the daily life of hill tribal people. Meeting with school kid on the way to school with big sound Hello you. Or go to the summit of Yty to hunt amazing cloud passing over your head. Come back to the homestay have breakfast with family, enjoy local pancake and hot coffee. Do check out and say good bye our friendly host .We start cycling at 8:30 a.m from homestay around the villages and head to Den Sang commune. We make warm up by riding in cloudy ascending 4,6 km to summit of Y Ty where you are impressive on breathtaking scenery, Nhiu Co San summit panoramas and picturesque rice terraces valleys. We check the gear and brake, wearing cycling jacket before descending 20 km to Den Sang and Muong Hum township. Arriving in Muong Hum take the time to explore Sunday local market .meeting with different colourful hill tribal people from all corner of Bat Xat district to Muong Hum Market on Sunday morning. After visiting Market, we restart ascending to O Quy Ho and Sapa Town. Have lunch enroute and spend your time to take some highlight pictures on the way. Upon arriving in Sapa,. We do check in and relax. Or you can try traditional herbal medicine massage of Red Dao people for your refeshment. Have dinner in local restaurant, stay overnight at Sunny Mountain Hotel.
Sapa Track trail
After hearty breakfast in Hotel, we commence riding through the Town to village where you will be enthralled by the majestic beauty of nature, the mountains and the people here. We ride on single track trail and dirt road lead to Ma Tra and Ta Phin village, passing kindergarten, primary school, clinic, church, Hmong family to Ta Phin Cave. Stop on the way to take picture and interact with hill tribal people who ask you with the same question from different people.
Have lunch in local restaurant. After lunch meal, we ride on paved road and off road lead to Sapa town. Arriving in Sapa Town, leave your bike in Hotel and wander around the town to discover Sapa by your own.your guide will meet you again in lobby at 7:00pm and going out for dinner. Stay overnight in Sunny hotel
Sapa – Thanh Phu- Sin Chai
Have breakfast in hotel, clear the bill and check out . we start cycling from Hotel, down to Muong Hoa Valley to explore all highlight of Sapa Today. Sapa valley boasts magnificent rice terraces, colourful hill tribe villages and breathtaking scenic beauty. You leave the hustle and bustle Sapa touristic area behind, we ride on descending paved road, off the beaten track, single track, and dirt road , cross the suspension bridge to Lao Chai – Ta Van Village, you will meet and talk with local people on the way we passby. Or visit their home to learn their life and culture. Crossing again the bridge to paved road lead to Su Phan and down to Den Thang, Thanh kim, Thanh phu , have lunch in local family. After lunch, we continue to ride on single track, dirt road, passing many villages and stream to Sin Chai B where we will stay overnight with Dao Family. Dinner and stay overnight in Homestay.
Sin Chai – Pho lu – Lao Cai
Wake up early in the morning to participate with local activites or just walk around the village to enjoy pristine nature and peaceful villages. Have breakfast with traditional pancake and banana cake, try herbal tea with the Host . we start our cycling from homestay, passing villages and villages, rice terrace, streams and buffalo road lead to Suoi Thau, Nam Chiec,Ta Thang have lunch enroute. Following lunch meal, we ride on undulating road to Pho Lu and turn off the scenic road lead to Lao Cai city. Upon arriving in Lao Cai , our guide will arrange the room for taking shower and have early dinner before catching the night train back to Hanoi. Stay over night on 04 wooden cabin share with soft bed and air condition.
5:00- a.m the train arrk yo in in Hanoi, Our driver will meet you and pick you up to Hotel for breakfast and relax by your own. You will transfer to air port for onwards flights.
Our service finish. Thank you very much for your joining a life time cyling adventure tours in Vietnam with us. Thank you very much to join and share cycling experience with us
When Trekking we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Our trekking tours can be classified into three levels
There are about 8 – 10K to walk on flat roads. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone in good health and fit enough to perform an occasional hike can take an easy level trek. Vietnam easy walks are provided in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Mai Chau, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong…
There are about 10 – 15K to hike on flat and hilly roads. At this point too, no special background is required. Hikers accustomed to trekking in hilly areas of Mai Chau, Pu Luong or Lai Chau, Yen Bai successfully accomplish our treks “moderate”, provided they are in good health and to have a correct fit. These treks are moderate or easy hikes with an average duration or shorter but more difficult steps.
There are about 16 – 23K to trek on uphill/downhill dirty, rocky trails. Physical fitness is very important for these treks and you may have to lead you home before the trek. Most treks in this level are comparable with long rides in the Fansipan mountain or the the mountainous region of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, sometimes higher altitudes. The climate and isolation can also participate in difficulty. Prior trek experience is preferable but not vital if you have confidence in your fitness.
Our tour guides speak English or French. Etc… They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.
During all trekking tours we may use local porters to carry your luggage as well as our trekking equipment, where required. To generate local income we employ local villagers for this task. Participants will have their own porter, carrying trekking equipment and luggage to a maximum of 15 kg per client. Travelers only have to carry their day packs. Read more how to pack
Depending on the nature of the tour, journeys will be accompanied by an air-conditioned car/minibus cover the larger overland sections.
During all treks meals will be arranged on the spot, in local restaurants and at home in local villages along the way. The meals are prepared by our cooks, the local guide or by the local host. Our cooks are well trained to prepare and serve food hygienically and they cook a variety of local delicacies. Sometimes this may include the slaughter of a chicken, duck or pig. We sometimes have the chance to bring western food, and snacks from Hanoi.Etc… for breakfast and picnics along the way, and coffee and tea are available in abundance. Our cooks make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible. The porters give necessary assistance on the spot.
There are many shops and villages that have bottled water for sale. On remote trekking tours, we buy a sufficient supply of water for the next couple of days. We recommend bringing some water purifying tablets.
Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. Etc… The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings such as pagoda, temple, communal house and shoes should be removed before entering a private home.
What you take will naturally depend upon where you are travelling and the style of journey you are undertaking, and it can often be difficult to decide what to pack. Nevertheless, the following should act as a useful checklist of essential items worth thinking about taking.
1 medium-sized backpack.
Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (easy to dry).
1 pair of flip flop (sandals).
1 pair of shorts and T-shirt to wear at camp site (2 if you do 4-day trek).
1 medium-sized towel.
1 medium-sized dry bag.
Hiking poles/walking sticks
We strongly believe that Responsible Tourism can support to local communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.
We have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.
Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenir, generating income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, motor-taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.