Sapa Biking Tour

2 days and 1 night at Topas Riverside Lodge

Ride through the deepest parts of Sapa Valley on one of our imported Giant mountain bikes and discover idyllic ethnic minority villages hidden in some of northern Vietnam’s most stunning landscapes. Recharge at our charming Topas Riverside Lodge, a boutique jungle lodged styled as an upscale homestay. 

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Trip Type: Active | Activity Level: Moderate | Service Level: Standard

Product Code:  SNB2


Day 1: Hit the Trail | Hanoi – Thanh Phu – Nam Cang – Topas Riverside Lodge

Grade: Easy | Duration: 2 hours | Distance: 9.3km | Total Ascent: 450m | Total Descent: 150m 

Head for the wild jungles of Sapa aboard the comfortable Topas Mountain Express, a plush minivan outfitted with snacks and water, for the 5 hours journey from Hanoi starting between 6:30-7:30 to Thanh Phu Bridge in Lao Cai Province, where your mountain bike awaits you. 
Start with a short uphill ride to a Tay Village to enjoy a lunch at a Tay family’s local stilt house alongside the river.  Then, continue uphill through some of the most remote areas of Sapa, mostly inhabited by the colorful Red Dzao community, iconic for their traditional clothing featuring intricate hand embroidery and red scarves covering the women’s heads. 
Pass by beautiful views of deep valleys, rushing waterfalls, and glistening rice terraces before arriving to the rustic chic Topas Riverside Lodge nestled along lush green forests and a stream filled with boulders. Swim with the Nam Cang neighborhood children or soak in a Red Dzao herbal bath in our traditional bath house next to the lodge to refresh your sore muscles. 
End the day with a delicious spread of freshly prepared shared platters made from local ingredients as well as our organic garden before settling into your cozy room for the night with a plush bed and hot shower. 

Included Meals: Lunch

Transfer Distance – 5h van ride

Day 2: Through Sapa’s Valleys | Topas Riverside Lodge – Nam Than – Sin Chai – Thanh Phu – Hanoi

Grade: Moderate | Duration: 4 hours | Distance: 21km | Total Ascent: 306m | Total Descent: 700m 

Wake up to the sounds of nature and pour a fresh cup of coffee to accompany your healthy breakfast this morning before setting off for a challenging day of off-road mountain biking.

Head uphill to Nam Than Village, the only Blue Flower H’mong community in all of Sapa. Continue on deeper into the valley towards Sin Chai, waving at Red Dzao children as they make their way home for their lunch break from school. Stop for lunch here and rest surrounded by the splendid scenery, then hop on to your bike and peddle back to Thanh Phu Bridge, which you may remember from yesterday. 

Settle down into the plus seats of the Topas Mountain Express and relax on the 5 hours journey back to Hanoi. Expect to arrive between 19:00-19:45 to Noi Bai Domestic Airport and 20:00-20:30 in Hanoi’s Tay Ho or Hoan Kiem Districts. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Transfer Distance: 5h van ride

Tour Inclusions

  • Return join-in Mountain Express Limousine between Hanoi and Topas Riverside Lodge 
  • All accommodation indicated as twin-shared room (Single supplement applied for those traveling alone or wishing to have private room)
  • All biking gear including mountain bike, helmet, and biking gloves 
  • All meals as indicated in the program
  • All entrance tickets to local villages and Hoang Lien National Park
  • Refillable water in vans (Please check with your guide or driver)
  • 1 x English/Vietnamese speaking local tour guide during activities (not transfers)
  • Government VAT

Tour Exclusions

  • Drinks and alcohol
  • Herbal baths at the Lodge
  • Snacks when not in Lodge
  • Upgrades to single room
  • All other personal travel items 

Important Notes

  • Prices are quoted in Vietnamese Dong 
  • Surcharge may be applicable during peak season and public holidays

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