Activity: Mountain Biking
Duration: 2 days 1 night – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.
You have never got as good chances as now to explore the deepest parts of Sapa valley on a bike. The roads are a combination of asphalted roads, gravel roads and dirt trails and the trip is a combination of cycling and culture exploring. You will enjoy the hospitality of the remote areas far away from the normal tourist routes and stay overnight in the newly built Nam Cang Riverside Lodge located next to river and jungle.
Your journey from Hanoi to Sapa is by Topas Mountain Express an 8 seats limousine with modern interior design, spacious and soft seats. Thanks to a new road linking the highway to this remote area, you will arrive at Thanh Phu Bridge after 4.5 hours drive, from where you bike to Nam Cang Riverside Lodge.
Day 1: Get to the remote area and biking to Nam Cang Riverside Lodge (-,L,D)
From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, the Topas Mountain Express will pick you up at your Hanoi hotel before departing for a nearly 4.5 hours transfer to Thanh Phu Bridge. Hereafter you take another short transfer uphill to the Tay village of Thanh Phu, where you enjoy lunch at a local stilt house.
The ride in the afternoon is short but slightly uphill. You are now in the remote area of Sapa. The area is dominant by the Red Dao minorities. Beautiful views of deep valleys, waterfall and paddle rice fields are within your sight. In the mid afternoon you will arrive at the Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, which is perfectly located by the Muong Bo riverside. It is time to stretch your legs or having a walk visiting the village. Your dinner is served at the big wooden table. Following the dinner it is maybe time to try the famous and traditional Red Dao herbal bath, based on locally handpicked herbs from the nearby jungle.
Approx: Grade: Easy/ 2 hours biking/ 12 km/ elevation up 450 m/ down 150 m
Day 2: Visit Blue H’mong village and explore hidden valleys on bikes (B/L/-)
You wake up in the fresh atmosphere of the remote village. Your breakfast is served on the Lodge’s terrace, just a few meters from the river.
Today you will explore other remote areas of Sapa. The ride will require lots of your concentration as it is mostly on hilly off-roads. You first cycle uphill to Nam Than village, the only Blue H’mong community in Sapa. You are now deeper in the valley and you will soon visit the Red Dao minority village of Sin Chai. If it is a school day, you will be cheered by the small boys and girls with their eyes wide open. You will enjoy your lunch at a nice spot on the way. In early afternoon, you will arrive back the Thanh Phu Bridge, where you will meet the Topas Mountain Express and be transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Approx: Grade: Moderate/ 4 hours biking/ 21 km/ elevation up 306 m/ down 700 m
– Due to the distance from Hanoi most of our visitors regret that they do not stay longer at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge.
– Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.
– Transfer and excursions are based on share basis
This package includes:
- English speaking guide during excursions
- 1 night at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge (twin shared room)
- 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Thanh Phu Bridge – Hanoi
- Transfer by shuttle bus Thanh Phu Bridge –Thanh Phu village
- High quality mountain bikes, helmets and biking gloves
- Home-stay overnight fees
- Entrance fees and permits
If you would like to extend your stay at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge or Topas Ecolodge, please request this when booking.
|No. of guest||Solo||From 2 persons (*)|
|Price per person||416$||292 $|
* Single supplement: 30 USD
Travelling by bus Hanoi – Sapa is recommended. In case you prefer travelling by night train, please contact us.