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Code BT 10 : Cycle Tour of Northwest Vietnam

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5 Days / 4 Nights
Laocai - Sapa - Laochai - Banho
** B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

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TOUR SUMMARY
This is a real off-the-beaten-track cycle tour to a part of Vietnam few foreigners ever venture. Starting in Hanoi, we take the train to the hill-station of Sapa and discover the mountain trails around Fansipan, Indochina�s highest peak. Riding over a 2000 metre high mountain into the remote Lai Chao Valley we visit a land known by the local Hmong people as "beyond the clouds."

RIDING PROFILE
This is a We ride just over 350 kilometres on a mixture of trails that range form dirt tracks to asphalt. This is a mountain tour with some tough climbs and participants should be fit and experienced riders. The reward for riding in remote areas is empty roads and incomparable views. For those that enjoy riding in the mountains, this tour is the ultimate cycling adventure and highly recommended. Accommodation is in standard tourist class hotels and the riders are supported by sturdy passenger vans.

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Day 01 : Hanoi ( night train to Laocai )

Pick up from the airport or meet at hotel in Hanoi. Time to explore city before transfer to railway station to catch Tulico Express. Overnight on the train.

Day 02 : Lao Cai - Sapa 40 km [B,L]

Arrive in Lao Cai, Unload bikes and meet support vehicle. Transfer to Sapa and have breakfast. Ride down Sapa valley. Continue to black Hmong village of Supan. Option: ride back or catch support vehicle.

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Day 03 : Day 3 Sapa - BanHo 60 km [B, L, D]

Ride to TaVan village. Pass through valley and reach Red Zao village. Arrive Tay village BanHo . Return back up hill to track head home. ( return option at the minibus back to hotel or by bike ) Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Sapa - Tram Ton 40km [B,L,D]

Climb to Tram Ton Pass to 2000 metres. Ride downhill back to Sapa. Transfer by bus to Laocai. Diner at the restaurant before take a night train to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Day 05 : Hanoi

5h30 am arrive at Hanoi train station. End tour. ( please contact us if you need to continue the trip or other services )

 

Total Distance 140 km
Number of cycling days Three full days and one half-day
Road Surface This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, broken roads, vehicle-width dirt roads, and rough tracks, so some off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills.
Support Minibus of 16 seaters take care bikes and bikers
Group Minimum 2. Maximum 12.
Staff Groups of 8 or more a cycling leader plus a Vietnamese cycling guide and drivers and assistants.
Food All meals are included from Breakfast

Rate in USD per person - validity 30 Dec 2015

Private Groups
Group size
2-3 pax
4 - 5 pax
6 - 8 pax
9 - 12 pax
Single Sup
2 Star
398
325
299
295
42
3 Star
409
335
309
305
50
4 Star
505
435
430
402
155

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Accommodation applying in this trip ( click to see ):

Cities Hotel Standard
Sapa Bamboo Hotel 2 Stars
  Holiday view 2 Stars
  Victoria Sapa 4 star on weekday

Tour Cost includes:

• 2 nights at hotel
• Cycle support by a/c vehicles
• 2 ways Train ticket from Hanoi - Laocai - Hanoi ( soft sleeper class )
• All water and snacks whilst riding
• All entrances to museums and sites mentioned
• Vietnamese English speaking guide
• Lunches and breakfasts as mentioned

Tour Cost excludes:

• International Flights
• Visa Fees
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides.
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerary

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