Total tour distance: 150 miles
Daily tour distance: 50 miles
Difficulty: 10 / 100
Day 1: Sapa - Heavens Gate - Binh Lu - Tam Duong(L,D)
The trip will begin in Sapa with a cycle up Vietnam's highest pass to "Heavens Gate". We’ll stop for a rest at the top of the pass where you may enjoy the picturesque view of the Sapa valley. Then, Vietnam Bike Tours’ll take a long snake-shaped road, before enjoying an easy ride downhill toward Tam Duong, where we’ll stay overnight.
Day 2: Tam Duong - Phong Tho (B,L,D)
If today falls on Thursday or Sunday, you will be able to visit the Tam Duong market, which always delivers a very photogenic display of White Hmong, Flower Hmong, Nhang, and Pu Na ethnic costumes. You will start in Tam Duong and take the jeep to the pass between Tam Duong and Phong Tho. Then, we’ll ride downhill on a dirt road in the direction of the market town of Phong Tho. We’ll pass acres of lush riverside banana plantation and settle in the small town of Phong Tho for the night.
Day 3: Paso - Sin Ho - Muong Lay (B,L,D)
The road today weaves its way through the picturesque Na river valley, past many small villages of Red and White Hmong, Kho Mu, and White Thai ethnic minorities. The sound of the river running below will follow you along the ride until you reach to Lai Chau in early afternoon. Then, Vietnam Bike Tours’ll have the opportunity to walk around town, enjoy some trekking in the mountains, float downstream in the river, or just relax over a cup of coffee or a beer. We’ll stay in Muong Lay for the night.
Day 4: Muong Lay - Dien Bien Phu (B,L)
This is the easiest cycling day on the trip. You will start out by jeep for the first 30km before cycling downhill to Muong Lay village. The road from Muong Lay to Dien Bien Phu is paved, making your ride more enjoyable. Again, you will pass ethnic villages of White Thai, Red and White Hmong and Kho Mu minorities. In the afternoon you will reach Dien Bien Phu to end the trip.
Support vehicle to carry gear, luggage, first aid
English speaking tour guide
Entrance fees and boat trip
Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
All biking gear (bike, helmet, tool kit, water cage)
Water, snacks, soft drinks, and fresh fruit on cycling days
Departure Dates: Daily
Group Size: Minimum of two and maximum of ten cyclists