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Vietnam, Sapa biking tours

This beautiful biking tour reveals the highlights of Sapa mountains and its culture.

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Highlights

For 3 choice biking tour, you will have chance to follow your wheel to the stunning rice terraces, impressive hamlets, untouched forests and soak up the incredible welcomes from local Black Hmong and Red Dzao people.

Description

Sapa is a great place for exploring on two wheels. We can provide you with Giant and Trek mountain bikes, Minsk motorbikes or Honda scooters. You can rent the bikes and explore on your own, or choose from our guided tours that take in the best sights.

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Discover Nature & Village by motorbike (fullday)

  • Distance: about 70 km
  • Grade: Easy – Medium

Motorbiking along Muong Hoa Valley – 2 days 1 night

  • Distance: About 130 km
  • Grade: Medium to challenging. Not recommended for rainy days.

Mountain and Valley Motorbiking – 2 days 1 night

  • Distance: About 90 km
  • Grade: Easy – Medium

Itinerary

Discover Nature & Village by motorbike (full day)

Sapa –> Tram Ton Pass –> Love Waterfall –> Silver Waterfall –> Matra –> Ta Phin –> Sa Seng –> Hang Da –> Sapa

On our motorbike tour you will have the chance to see many of the minority villages and the beautiful landscape around Sapa. While on your trip, it is possible to stop any time if you want to take photos or just enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains and valleys. Our drivers have a lot of experience driving on the difficult mountain roads, so that you can experience Sapa in a safe way.

We will start this motorbike tour around 8:30 am at the Sapa O’Chau Cafe, where you will meet your tour guide. After a short drive we will leave Sapa Town and make our way up the mountains towards the Tram Ton Pass. On the way up you can view the village of Sin Chai below you getting smaller and smaller as the road climbs to the pass at 2047 m. We will stop at the pass for you to breathe the mountain air while viewing the mountains and forests below.

From the pass we will drive back down to the Golden Stream and the Love Waterfall. Here we will leave our motorbike at the entrance and take a short walk through the jungle, along the Golden Stream, until we reach the Love Waterfall. This walk will be about 2 km long. Our next stop will be the Silver Waterfall with its 300 meter drop. Here you will have a chance to climb the 200 steps to enjoy the best view of the waterfall and the surrounding landscape.

From the Silver Waterfall we will drive back through Sapa Town and continue on smaller roads to the villages of Matra and Ta Phin, where many people belonging to the Red Dao minority live. In Ta Phin we will have lunch at the Sapa O’Chau handicraft workshop. While your host is cooking your lunch you can learn about the local handicraft production and see how the Black Hmong make their clothes by hand.

After lunch we will continue with the handicraft workshop for another hour. Then we will be on our way to villages of Sa Seng and Hang Da. On the way, you will have many opportunities to stop and enjoy the incredible panoramic view of Muong Hoa valley. We will reach our office at around 3.30pm.

Your safety is very important to us. You can either ride on the motorbike with one of our drivers or, if you wish, ride your own motorbike.

All our drivers are experienced and have a license for driving motorbikes. For your comfort, we try to use roads that are in good shape, although sometimes the ride can still be a little bit uneven.

Motorbiking along Muong Hoa Valley – 2 days 1 night

Sapa –> Sa Seng –> Hang Da –> Lao Chai –> Ta Van –> Ban Ho –> Thanh Phu –> Nam Sai –> Nam Cang –> Sapa

Day 1: Sapa – Sa Seng – Hang Da – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Ban Ho (L, D)

Starting at the Sapa O’Chau Café at 9:30 am, we will follow the mountain roads to the village of Sa Seng. From here you can enjoy the incredible view of the Muong Hoa valley below.

We will continue to Lao Chai and Ta Van. On the way you can take in the magnificent view of the rice fields, mountains and valleys. In the villages you can experience the culture and customs of the Black Hmong and the Red Dao people. We will eat a delicious lunch in one of the local restaurants in Ta Van, before we continue our way to Ban Ho. In this village of the Tay minority we will spend the night in a local homestay. Here you will have the opportunity to talk to the local people to learn about their way of life, culture and customs.

Day 2: Ban Ho – Thanh Phu – Nam Sai – Nam Cang – Sapa (B, L)

After breakfast prepared by our host, we will continue our journey to more distant villages. Here you can discover how people live in the more remote parts of Vietnam. We will drive through the villages of Thanh Phu, Nam Sai and Nam Cang, where you can observe people from different ethnic minorities in their villages or working in the fields.

We will stop on our way to have lunch and then start to drive back to Sapa Town. On the scenic way back on the same route you will have the opportunity to enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. If it is sunny, you can swim in the river.

We will arrive back in Sapa Town around 4 pm.

Your safety is very important to us. Your driver will be very experienced with driving on the mountain roads around Sapa, so you can enjoy your time here in a safe way. We try to always use roads that are in good shape, although sometimes the ride can still be a little bit uneven.

Mountain and Valley Motorbiking – 2 days 1 night

Sapa –> Tram Ton Pass –> Love Waterfall –> Silver Waterfall –> Sapa –> Ta Phin –> Sau Chua –-> Hang Da –-> Lao Chai –-> Ta Van –> Sapa

Day 1: Sapa – Silver & Love Waterfall – Ta Phin (L, D)

You will meet your guide at the Sapa O’Chau Café at 9:30 am. After a short drive we will leave Sapa Town and follow the road as it climbs to Tram Ton Pass; it’s the highest pass in Vietnam, at 2047 m. On the way there you will have many perfect opportunities to enjoy the view of the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. Coming back down from the pass we will stop and leave our motorbike behind to explore the area of the Golden Stream and Love Waterfall. We will walk for about 2 km through the jungle to reach this waterfall. While walking, you will be able to see the local cardamom plants, which are used for medicine and cooking. After the Love Waterfall we will stop at the Silver Waterfall. Here you will have some time to climb the steps next to the waterfall, to experience the best view of the waterfall and the area around it. Then we will drive back to Sapa Town to have lunch.

After lunch we will continue on smaller roads until we reach Ta Phin village. Here you will join the hands-on handicraft workshop for the rest of the day. This will give you the opportunity to learn about the art of the Hmong handicraft and gain some hands-on experience.

We will spend the night at a Red Dao homestay in Ta Phin, where you can relax in a herbal medicine bath. The Red Dao people are famous for their knowledge of the local plants and their use in treating all kinds of illnesses. At the homestay you will have the opportunity to ask your host about the local medicines.

Day 2: Ta Phin – Sau Chua – Hang Da – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide will take you further up the mountains to Sau Chua and Hang Da. On your way you can take in the breathtaking view of the mountains, rice fields and valleys around you.

We will continue to Lao Chai, a vibrant Hmong community where we will have lunch at the Sapa O’Chau homestay. Here you can meet the Black Hmong people and compare their way of life and customs to the Red Dao people of Ta Phin.

After lunch we will drive from Lao Chai to Ta Van on small roads through the paddy fields. You can watch the local people working in the rice fields. Don’t be surprised if a chicken or a buffalo wants to cross the road in front of your motorbike! After a relaxing drive through Ta Van, we will return to Sapa, where we will arrive around 4 pm.

Our motorbike tours are very flexible. You can ask your guide to stop any time you want to take a photo or take a closer look at the mountain scenery or the village life. In this way, you will be able to see many different aspects of life in Sapa.

Your safety is very important to us. Your driver will be very experienced with driving on the mountain roads around Sapa, so you can enjoy your time here in a safe way. We try to always use roads that are in good shape, although sometimes the ride can still be a little bit uneven.

Price

Tour cost in 48 USD per person

Tour Class Group – double/twin sharing
1 2 3 4 5 6
Discover Nature & Village by motorbike (full day) 85 73 70 65 52 48
Motorbiking along Muong Hoa Valley 2 days 98 81 78 72 70 65
Mountain And Valley Motorbiking 2 days 105 90 86 81 78 71

Inclusive:

Tour guide, motorbikes, gasoline, meals, one big bottle of mineral water, hands-on handicraft workshop, village entrance fee

Exclusive:

Soft Drinks, personal travel insurance, tips

Trip notes

Check the brake, horn & gasoline carefully before driving.

Drive on the right hand side of the road. Do drive slowly.

What to bring

  • A hat & sunscreen
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
  • Comfortable walking shoes/clothes
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.

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Why Private tour – What are difference between Join-in-group tour and Private tour ?

Join-in-group tour: You join the tour some other tourists. You share the bus, boat, tour guide, so the price is cheaper. You have to be on time and follow the fixed itinerary and timetable.

Private tour: The bus, boat and tour guide is reserved for your group only. The timetable and itinerary can be flexible. (For private overnight trip to Halong bay, when booking please confirm if you want to take private boat or group sharing).

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