Cycling in Sapa Vietnam 1 Day

Activity Sapa, Vietnam Published on: 13-06-2017

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
First-time visit Second-time visit
Private/Joined
Walking Van Bicycle
Customer hotel
Highlight of the city
Activity
Adventure
Cultural & Theme
Day Trip
Sight-seeing tickets and passes
Food & Drink
Walking & Biking
Transfers
Shore exclusion
Sightseeing
135.00 USD

Cycling in Sapa Vietnam 1 Day is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids No
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
This Biking Sapa Vietnam day tour begins with a car transfer out of Sapa town to Binh Lu, Tam Duong, Lai Chau province. You make the first stop at the Tram Ton Heaven Gate

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Why Cycling in Sapa Vietnam 1 Day is special ?

This Biking Sapa Vietnam day tour begins with a car transfer out of Sapa town to Binh Lu, Tam Duong, Lai Chau province. You make the first stop at the Tram Ton Heaven Gate. From there you start biking downhill to Binh Lu where you have the opportunity to visit the Binh Lu market is open only on Thursday and Sunday morning. This is one of the highlight of the trip. After visiting the market, you continue riding on a single dirt track to a remote Dzao village. The off-road biking offers a very fun experience. Visit the village and cycle back to the main road where your lunch is provided in a local house. In the afternoon, you have some more ride to the surrounding villages before taking your car for the journey back to Sapa.

What to explore at Cycling in Sapa Vietnam 1 Day?

8:00: You will be met up with Sapa Biking Tours team at your hotel in Sapa. You will commence the trip from Sapa going uphill to the Silver Waterfall. From here you will cycle up to Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam. Here you will experience the stunning views across the valley.

You will then travel by bicycle downhill to Binh Lu, where you will have lunch. In Binh Lu you will be able to visit the local market. From Binh Lu it is also possible to take another 1 hour on the bike and 1 hour walking to visit a remote village inhabited by the Dao minority.

A long day of activity, adventure, and have course a fantastic nature experience is almost over. It is now time for the jeep ride back to Sapa.

Arrive back in Sapa around late afternoon. End of Sapa Biking Tours service.

Addtional information

Tour infor
Bikes: we use the new 4300/4500 trek mountain bikes for all most cycling trip with different size from 13.5 – 23.5 We generally use 2012 /2013 models of TREK montain in bikes because they are high quality, durable pieces of equipment. Besides,
We like the versatility and durability of the mountain bike as it has been designed to cope with different types of terrain and riding. Our trips can be on asphalt and can often be broken or potholed, and there are usually unsurfaced sections included, so mountain bikes are the most suitable. They also have the range of gears to cope with the hills.
Each bike comes with a single water bottle cage, if you prefer more you are welcome to bring your own. Bikes also have gel seat cover slips if you prefer a softer ride. If you have your own saddle that you are comfortable with seat, you are welcome to bring it and we’ll fit it. On long tours women specific seats are recommended and we have some available, but we cannot guarantee we will available for every tour.These bikes also are available for rent in case you want to go it alone or just need a bike for a day.
Bikes Repairs: basic spires and tools kid are generally carried by guide and on the support vehicle, although
we can not guarantee having spares for every conceivable problem. Caring a basic tool kids, a spare tube and a pump while riding is  recommended.
we can not guarantee having spares for every conceivable problem. Caring a basic tool kids, a spare tube and a pump while riding is  recommended.
Safety: wearing a helmet is compulsory on all our biking adventures. Your tour guide are trained in first aid
and emergency rescue, tour guide often carry first aid  box with their bikes while riding we often used mini bus and bus  with air condition for transfer and back up as itineraries
Support: We use van Support bikes and cyclist
( 1 – 4 pax) we use Van to support and carry out bikes)
( 5 – 8 pax) we use one Van and one truck to supports
Accommodation: When cycling we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than
others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Our Guides: the tour will be led by one of English – speaking guides. All our guides have great knowledge of
history, local culture,  and religions of the area where you are cycling and introduce that experiences for you . our guides have been  trained  in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by Vietnam National Tourism. Our guides are also medically skilled in first Aid by SOS  and they know how to deal  with hard situations.\
Grading definition : To assist you visualize how our trip is difficult, we have graded our adventure tours into
three categories, easy, moderate, and challenging, we group many factors into consideration into this grading, including distant covered, terrain, altitude, weather conditions and vehicle support
Easy: suitable for most people in good health. These trips  generally include short days, on good paths and at low attitudes
Moderate: A reasonable level of fitness is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels, hill
longer days and altitude.All of our moderate trips have a support vehicle following closely, weary travellers can hitch a ride and take a rest for a while.
Challenging: these trips are physically demanding and best suite for  fit people with high endurance level. Day can be longer, often at altitude, in emoted regions and sometimes without supports vehicle nearby.. travellers may be required  to carry a backpacks
Terrain: Distances on full cycling days average around 50 – 80km. Our route is mainly on tarmac roads of varying quality with are some more like hard – packed dirt, Terrain is generally flat or undulating with a few notable climbs. Distance for second days and  half of third day is around 60- 80 km. Our routes are mainly on single track, dirt road and trail , we cycle around villages and villages, through rice paddy terraces.
Food: All the meals which, are mentioned in itinerary, are included in the price of this tour. Most of meals are Vietnamese local food in Homestays . while in towns, we will enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in delicious restaurants Meals consist of a variety of balanced dishes and aim for universal appeal, we avoid highly spiced foods. Vegetarians are certainly welcome and are always accommodated, please let us know of any dietary concerns at time of booking. Beverage  and alcoholic drink are not included  at mealtime or in restaurants
Snack & Water: when we transfer, ride by minibus ( no cycling day),  our bottled waters are always available  for you ( two little for one day for person with wet tissue) When we have cycling days, we will offer cold water and wet tissue in box plus fresh tropical fruides, soft – drink, energy – drinking, ( five little water for cycling day/ person Beer is freely available everywhere in Vietnam, but not include in our trip.
The Home stays: Homestay in the villages is simple interm of  bedding condition and enticements. We will sleep  on beds  or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Weather:  Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate. Broadly speaking, the weather in Vietnam is dictated by two seasons – the southwest monsoon from April to September and the Northeast monsoon  from October to late march  or early April. Due to regional climate differences, there are no right or wrong  seasons to visit Vietnam.the north Vietnam is cool, damp in winters between November and December and February with temperature in Hanoi falling to around 15oC. The summer months from April to October  are hot and dry.the best time visit Vietnam is spring ( February – April) or Autumn( late September – December) when it is not so humid. The weather turns quite cold and wet in January and this continues to  march. The humidity can prove oppressive from May to the early September.
Money:  the official national currency is the Vietnamese Dong ( VND), but the US dollar is widely accepted in allmost tourist centers. However, small towns and the villages the VND is preferred, ATM are available in all major cities and towns, tourist destinations, Vietcombank, Agriculture banks are the best networks with  a limit a single withdraw limit of 2000,000 d ( 95 USD). Most major currencies can be exchanged in leading in Vietnam, but th USD is preferred  away from the tourist centers. Changing 100 USD  wil make you to be a millionaire. You can not legally take the dong out of Vietnam but you can reconvert reasonable amounts of it into USD on departure
Clothing:  comfortable lightweight clothing  in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. The dress code is fairly casual as it is in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evening against biting  insects. A light weight raincoat or rain cape  is a good ideal in the raining season. For on the bike you will need to bring a couple of pairs of cycling shorts and short leave jerseys, a pairs of cycling glove and if you use them, your clip in cycling shoes/ sandals.. when travel in the North Vietnam during winter months ( late November – March) warm clothe is needed.Visitors to Buddhist countries should not to wear shorts, short skirts  or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious centers and shoes should be removed  before entering private homes
Passport & Visa: All visitors  are required to have a valid  visa to enter Vietnam. A one month tourist visa is usually sufficient for most visitors, though it is possible to arrange  three months  or six month – multiple entry visa for regular visitors. The Snail Adventure Tours company  is authorized to issue visa on arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, Danang International Airport in Danang,  and Tan San Nhat in Ho chi Minh city.The same authorisation procedure  and a minimum mof 5 days working  notice is required. In emergency case they can arrange a visa o arrival if notice of 2  working days is given
Tipping: Tipping for good services is always appreciated in these developing countries. It is customary, though not compulsory, to tip tour guides and drivers at the end of the tour. Hotels and station porters should also be tipped a small amount for . We recommend 5 US Dollar  / person/per day  for cycling tour guides .. 2 USD/ person/ day for driver and 1 USD/ person/ day for door bell when checking in and out
Responsible Tourism: we strongly believe that Responsible Tourism  can support to local  communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that  there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice
Environment:  we have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices  to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abidance by all, long after the trip ended.
Community:  Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers  to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner. Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit  cottage industries  for local handicraft souvenir, generating  income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, moto taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that  the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future

Inclusion

English-speaking biking guide, entrance tickets, simple first aid kit, helmet, mountain bike, meal(s) and vehicle transfer as mentioned on.

Exclusion

Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended. See more details at Price tab.

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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
177.38 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Cycling in Sapa Vietnam 1 Day serves Private/Joined tour.

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    135.00 USD

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