Cycling and Trekking Sapa – 6 Days In The Wonderland
Sapa is a true little piece of paradise. Nestled in a remote region of Northwest Vietnam, this hidden treasure is renowned for its stunning mountain vistas, vivid green terraced rice fields, and a wide variety of ethnic minorities.
For an unforgettable journey, alternating cycling and trekking Sapa is a great choice. This Vietnam bike tour allows for the sheer enjoyment of the untouched landscapes, charming villages, and rich culture of the hill tribes. Read on to find out!
Cycling and Trekking Sapa Tour 6-Day Itineraries
Day 1: Arrival in Ha Noi – Night Train
We met with our tour guide – Mr. Dat in the late afternoon and used the day to explore Hanoi. Everywhere in the city, including the Old Quarter, Hanoi Opera House, Temple of Literature & National University, etc., is evidence of the lovely and extensive history of the capital.
Mr. Dat also took us to the food stall where President Obama had visited and tried Bun Cha. Why does Vietnam have so many delicacies? I was a little bit jealous because Vietnamese people could savor all those delish foods.
After visiting, we had a warm dinner and caught a night train to Lao Cai.
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa Biking Tour – Ta Phin Trekking to Takko – Sapa
Once we got to Lao Cai, we loaded up our stuff and boarded a bus that would take us an hour to go to Sapa. At about 8 AM, we savored a delicious breakfast and packed our luggage for the six-day Sapa Vietnam cycle tours.
Afterward, we found ourselves on another cycle path through Ma Tra and Suoi Ho. Along the way, we saw many hard-working locals and buffalos roam the trail’s fields.
Our significant stop this day was Ta Phin village, where we left our bikes for a short hike through the hamlet and cave and took a medicinal herbal bath from Red Dao’s residence.
From the village, we took a brief hop on a small trail to reach Takko and enjoyed the rice terraces before returning to Sapa for dinner.
Day 3: Sapa Trekking – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van Trekking route
We began the day by trekking again, this time through the Muong Hoa valley, which is home to several ethnic minorities, including the Black Hmong and Zay.
Following a peaceful rural road, we trekked through the gorgeous landscape to the Black Hmong town of Lao Chai.
When we had had our fill, we traversed local pathways and rice terraces to go to the Zay village of Ta Van. We explored the area while marveling in awe at their traditional cuisine and cooking.
Day 4: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa Trekking Route
Our Vietnam bike trip continued with experiencing life in Ta Van. Then, we continued our walk up to Giang Ta Chai waterfall. It was paradise trekking as we walked through calming bamboo forests.
Before ascending to Su Pan for car pickup and transportation down to Sa Pa in the late afternoon, we extended our visit to the red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai.
Day 5: Sapa – Tram Ton Pass – Cycling Binh Lu – Lai Chau Vietnam Cycling Tours
Just like the second day of the biking trip, we were transferred from Sapa to the Pass. From there, we trekked to Love waterfall. It was a leisurely walk in the heart of the beautiful forest and immersed in nature.
Pedaling out of the waterfall downhill, we then connected with the Binh Lu route and reached Lai Chau town.
Took in the spectacular landscapes around, our wheel into Ban Hon village of the Lu tribe, a timeless settlement where we spent the night.
Day 6: Lai Chau – Ban Hon – Binh Lu Biking – Na Tam – Sapa – Ha Noi Vietnam Bike Tours
Got back on track for the last day of bike Vietnam tours. We once again returned to Binh Lu on quiet roads, and this time, we learned how Lao people make smoke prints on their teeth.
In the afternoon, we took some time to admire the lovely Na Tam village. After lunch, we closed our bike tours in Vietnam at the charming Sapa.
If you get the chance, Sapa is absolutely worth visiting because it combines culture as well as natural beauty into one alluring package. Hopefully, we can inspire you to be ready to cross this adventurous cycling and trekking Sapa tour to your Vietnam bicycle tours list.
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