Remote biking to Topas Riverside Lodge - 2 days, 1 night

You have never got as good chances as now to explore the deepest parts of Sapa valley on a bike. The roads are a combination of asphalted roads, gravel roads and dirt trails and the trip is a combination of cycling and culture exploring.

You will enjoy the hospitality of the remote areas far away from the normal tourist routes and stay overnight in the newly built Topas Riverside Lodge located next to river and jungle.

Your journey from Hanoi to Sapa is by Topas Mountain Express, an 8 seats limousine with modern interior design, spacious and soft seats. Thanks to a new road linking the highway to this remote area, you will arrive at Thanh Phu Bridge after 4.5 hours drive, from where you bike to Topas Riverside Lodge


Reference: SNB2
Activity: Mountain Biking
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 2 days 1 night – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.

Day 1: Get to the remote area and biking to Topas Riverside Lodge (-,L,D)

From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, the Topas Mountain Express will pick you up at your Hanoi hotel before departing for a nearly 4.5 hours transfer to Thanh Phu Bridge. Hereafter you take another short transfer uphill to the Tay village of Thanh Phu, where you enjoy lunch at a local stilt house.
The ride in the afternoon is short but slightly uphill. You are now in the remote area of Sapa. The area is dominant by the Red Dao minorities. Beautiful views of deep valleys, waterfall and paddle rice fields are within your sight. In the mid-afternoon you will arrive at the Topas Riverside Lodge, which is perfectly located by the river. It is time to stretch your legs, swimming or having a walk visiting the village.
Your dinner is served at the Lodge. Following the dinner it is maybe time to try the famous and traditional Red Dao herbal bath, the herb is handpicked and prepared by our Red Dao lady.
Approx: Grade: Easy/ 2 hours biking/ 9.3 km/ elevation up 450 m/ down 150 m
Add on: Join a local woman and pick your own mixture of herbs and spend the evening in a special traditional bath, based on your blend. The herbal bath and tour must be pre-booked and paid by your own.

Day 2: Visit Blue H’mong village and explore hidden valleys on bikes (B/L/-)

You wake up in the fresh atmosphere of the remote village. Your breakfast is served on the Lodge’s terrace, just a few meters from the river.
Today you will explore other remote areas of Sapa. The ride will require lots of your concentration as it is mostly on hilly off-roads. You first cycle uphill to Nam Than village, the only Blue H’mong community in Sapa. You are now deeper in the valley and you will soon visit the Red Dao minority village of Sin Chai. If it is a school day, you will be cheered by the small boys and girls with their eyes wide open.
You will enjoy your lunch at a nice spot on the way. In early afternoon, you will arrive back the Thanh Phu Bridge, where you will meet the Topas Mountain Express and be transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Approx: Grade: Moderate/ 4 hours biking/ 21 km/ elevation up 306 m/ down 700 m
Please note:
– Due to the distance from Hanoi most of our visitors regret that they do not stay longer at Topas Riverside Lodge.
– Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.
– Transfer and excursions are based on share basis

This package includes:

  • English speaking guide during excursions
  • 1 night at Topas Riverside Lodge (twin shared room)
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Thanh Phu Bridge – Hanoi
  • Transfer by shuttle bus Thanh Phu Bridge –Thanh Phu village
  • High quality mountain bikes, helmets and biking gloves
  • Home-stay overnight fees
  • Entrance fees and permits

If you would like to extend your stay at Topas Riverside Lodge or Topas Ecolodge, please request this when booking.

Packages tours

We have different kinds of packages that will take you to Topas Riverside Lodge. You can go hiking or biking or even combine your stay at Topas Riverside Lodge with a stay at Topas Ecolodge.