Itinerary Of 2-Day Biking Tour In Sapa
Located in the northwest of Vietnam, Sapa is a highland district of Lao Cai province. It is true to say that Sapa is a famous tourist destination for biking tours in Vietnam. Sapa lies at an altitude of about 1500 - 1800 m above sea level. Sa Pa is always in the dense fog that makes us feel very romantic. It creates a very beautiful and unique biking route for a 2-day cycling itinerary in Sapa.
Overview of a biking tour in Sapa
The fact of the matter is that Sapa has a pleasant and cool year-round climate. The average temperature here is around 15 – 18°C. In summer, Sapa is not as sunny as coastal plains. In winter, Sapa is often cloudy, cold and sometimes snowy. All things considered, you can take a biking tour in Sapa every time in the year, but you’d better avoid rainy seasons ranging from May to August.
Tourists come to Sapa mainly to enjoy the fresh air, the simple tranquility of a northwestern land. In addition, they also come to Sapa to admire the wild beauty of the Northwest region including terraced fields, waterfalls, and majestic mountains.
During your 2-day biking tour in Sapa, you also have an opportunity to explore the customs and cultural beauty of ethnic minorities in the mountains such as H’Mong, Red Dzao, Tay, Dzáy, etc. Although the majority of Sapa residents are ethnic minorities, the town is home to the majority of the Kinh people living on agriculture and tourism.
2-day-1-night biking tour in Sapa
There is no denying that the trend of exploring remote villages in Sapa and the surrounding area by bike is becoming increasingly popular. Sapa's climate, road conditions, beautiful landscapes, its people and our cycling team are all you need for a perfect Sapa bike trip. However, for this 2-day journey, your skill on the pedal is also very important.
Don’t worry! Our cycling support and guidance team in Sapa will be responsible for guiding and ensuring the safety of the members during the cycling tour. We believe this 2-day cycling trip will give you the opportunity to be as close to nature as possible. In addition, the bike ride helps protect the local environment by minimizing vehicle use. Members of the tour group will only use the very environmentally friendly vehicle - that is bicycle! Here’re what you can expect on a 2 day and 1-night biking tour in Sapa.
Day 1: Sapa - Su Pan - Thanh Phu - Sin Chai
Cycling distance: 40 km (Approximately: 6 hours of cycling)
This wonderful trip will start from Sapa. You will ride downhill along the Muong Hoa Valley, a beautifully charming valley located 8 km from Sapa town. It is formed by a narrow strip of land to the east based on a mountain with a length of 30km. The fact of the matter is that it is located between two high mountain ranges running parallel from the southeast of Sapa town. Muong Hoa Valley is famous for its spectacular scenery and is the largest rice farm in the Sapa district.
You will have a short break in Supan village. After that, the whole group will ride down the hill until you reach the Thanh Phu village of the Tay people. You will have the opportunity to have lunch at a traditional house of the Tay people. This is truly a great experience for you to enjoy a cycling tour in Sapa.
After lunch, your 2-day cycling itinerary will continue with a bike ride to Sin Chai village of the Red Dao people. Located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, Sin Chai village is one of the most scenic spots in Sapa, about a 40-minute walk from town. Surely you will be attracted by the magnificent scenery and spectacular views of Mount Fansipan. After the first day of the biking tour in Sapa, you will stay overnight at a local house.
Day 2: Sin Chai - Nam Nhiu - My Son - Ban Ho - Sapa
Cycling distance: 43 km
The first day was a long and hard day, wasn’t it? The second day of the biking tour in Sapa will be a bit softer. You will pass by a few tiny villages and stop at a local school for a look. You can give the children some small gifts like pens, books or souvenirs. After that, you will pass by Thanh Phu and continue to Ban Ho village, where you will enjoy lunch at a local house.
Sin Chai Village
Don’t forget to take some time to meet Xa Pho ethnic people. This is one of the smallest ethnic groups that you cannot find in other areas. After you finish lunch, you will walk a short distance to the nearby river. Here, you will be able to go swimming. Please ensure safety for yourself. After that, take a break and drink a cup of tea in a Tay house before you board the bus back to Sapa.
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