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Northwest Bike to Dien Bien Phu – 5 Days

This mountain bike trip will take you to some of the most scenic areas in Northern Vietnam. Travelling through stunning mountainous landscape to the highest stretch of road in Vietnam, called Heavens Gate. You will cycle downhill to Tam Duong passing through Binh Lu. Along the way, you will pass by picturesque villages and rice paddy fields of breathtaking beauty - you are sure to need more than one photo stop on this journey.

Tour Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights
Tour Route: Sapa - Tram Ton - Binh Lu - Tam Duong - Border - Paso - Muong Lay - Dien Bien Phu - City tour
Starts: Sapa (pick up from the hotel in evening)
Ends: Dien Bien Phu
Tour Level: Moderate
Group size: Private tour only
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 01: Sapa – Tram Ton – Binh Lu – Tam Duong (-, L, D)
Day 02: Tam Duong – Border – Paso (B, L, D)
Day 03: Pa So – Muong Lay (B, L, D)
Day 04: Muong Lay - Dien Bien Phu (B, L, D)
Day 05: Dien Bien Phu - City tour (B, L, -)

Day 01: Sapa – Tram Ton – Binh Lu – Tam Duong (-, L, D)
You first travel by car uphill toward Tram Ton. On the way, you can take a short walk to Silver Waterfall and then head to Heaven Gate, where you will be amazed by breathtaking view to mountain surrounding included Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina. Your ride will be mostly downhill toward Binh Lu. You will stop by Chu Va village of Black Hmong for a break before you arrive in Binh Lu. Here you will have lunch in a local restaurant.
After lunch, you start to cycle mostly uphill for the rest of today, which requires incredible effort. You will be able to stop by a village You will then probably need the help of the supply car to go up another high pass, before enjoying the easy ride downhill all the way to Tam Duong, where you stay overnight in a hotel.

Approx: 40 minutes driving/ 5 hours cycling/ 1 hour lunch

Day 02: Tam Duong – Border – Paso (B, L, D)
You will start out from Tam Duong by cycling uphill along picturesque tributary of the Na River. You will see some places of gold exploration along the river. You also pass by many villages of Thai minority spreading along the way before reaching to Pa So. You stop for lunch in a local restaurant.
You will then continue the ride on a flat road toward Sino – Vietnamese border. You will enjoy a beautiful ride along river. You head back to Paso later to spend the night in a hotel, which locates by the river. You will be able to enjoy a cold beer on the balcony with beautiful river view.

Approx: 5 hours cycling/ 1 hour lunch

Day 03: Pa So – Muong Lay (B, L, D)
Today’s ride will be mostly downhill. You will have time to enjoy beautiful scenery as well as stop by a village of Thai minority, the largest group ethnic in this area. You still follow the road, which goes along the Na River until you arrive in Lai Chau in the early afternoon. You check in a hotel and have a late lunch.
After having a rest, you will be transferred to the river, where you take a boat ride downstream in the Black River. You can make a stop to visit a village of Thai minority and hear about their daily life on the riverbank. A friendly atmosphere makes your trip more enjoyable. The boat takes you further downstream. You will be transferred back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Approx: 5 hours cycling/ 2 hours boat cruising/ 0,5 hour walking/ 1 hour for lunch

Day 04: Muong Lay - Dien Bien Phu (B, L, D)
Today will be a longest ride. You will start out on a good road, which makes your ride very comfortable. You arrive in Muong Lay by noon. Here you will be able to take a walk around a local market. You will have either lunch in a local restaurant or picnic lunch prepared by the hotel.
After lunch, you head toward Dien Bien Phu. You will continue on the good road and the ride is even more enjoyable in a beautiful nature. The ride will be downhill and then flat upon your arrival in Dien Bien Phu. Mountains and huge rice fields surround the busy town. Here you spend the night in a hotel. You will be able to take a walk to a nearby market to stretch your legs.

Approx: 6 hours cycling/ 1-hour walking/ 1 hour lunch

Day 05: Dien Bien Phu - City tour (B, L, -)
After having breakfast, you will have an interesting bicycle trip around the town to visit famous historical sites such as Dien Bien Phu Museum, Glory Statue, A1 Hill and De Cattery Tunnel. You will be back to the hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Ha Noi.

Approx: 2 hours cycling/ 1-hour walking/ 1 hour lunch

What is included?

  • English speaking guide
  • Good mountain bikes with helmets
  • All indicated meals (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)
  • Water on the whole trip
  • Supply vehicles/ jeep
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • Accommodation

What is excluded?

  • Personal Pocket Money
  • Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
  • Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above

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Customer Reviews

Dear Diu, I would like to thank you for the perfect arrangement of the tour. Everything went smoothly. The guide and driver did their work to our satisfaction...
I especially want to say thank you for the recommendation of the overnight cruise of the Lan Ha Bay. The arrangement on board the cruise and the pick up after the cruise were extremely good. The scenery of Lan Ha Bay is beautiful. We were glad that we did not take the Halong Bay cruise...
Thanks again for the service. I hope I can require your service in future.

Florence Fung Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dear Mis Diu, We would like to thank you for the wonderful trip that you organized for us, everything was great - the hotels were great, as well as transportation and all the accompanying services. we also enjoyed your attitude and the dedire to fill in the smallest details.
IWe will definitely be happy to recommend you and the company's services
And thanks again for a great experience.
All the best,

Judy and Yithak Harpaz Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dear Miss Giang, Yes, I just got back to the London today safely. Thank you for arranging such a wonderful tour for our group. Many members of the group have told me that how much they enjoyed the trip - great food, great accommodations, and above all the wonderful attractions that we visited in Sapa. Thank you for having this done so professionally at such a short notice. Kind regards,

Monaghan, Wednesday, February 21, 2018