With this 1 full day biking trip to the village of H’Mong and Red Dao, you will be the only one to bike along the less touristy road, while enjoying the landscape, you can get to know the local lives. The trip itself is a combination of mountain biking, sightseeing and walking.
Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai
21:00 Pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, transfer to Hanoi station to catch a night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train with soft sleeper berth (4 people share with one cabin).
Day 1: Biking Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Tako – Trung Chai
5.00am – Arrive in Lao Cai. Get to the exit of the train station where you can find your name sign held by our guide. The bus ride uphill to SaPa takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive terraced rice fields.
After breakfast, gear up for your exciting ride. Your ride will be mostly downhill through the suburb of Sapa. You pass by Sapa town to ride along the smoothly road for 3 km, then get off the main road to head to Ma Tra village where is the home of the H’Mong people with scenic landscape of the mountain, rice terrace, corn field and pine hill before heading downhill to Ta Phin. In Ta Phin, you will witness the daily life of the Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities. You will also have time to take a short walk around the village. Have lunch in the local family.
In the afternoon, Keep riding up hill then down hill through the forest to Tako pass. From here you will get transfer to Sapa to relax in the hotel, have dinner, enjoying your free night in romantic Sapa town. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van
Breakfast in hotel.
We walk down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Continue on 2km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong. Lunch at a local family.
And then, walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people where we stay for the night. It gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Get back to Sapa by Car for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.
Day 3: Hanoi Arrival
Arrive in Hanoi around 05.30 am. Our guide will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. End of services.
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