ciking and cycling in Sapa
cycling in Sapa
Ban Ho Sapa rice fields
Ta Van village near Sapa
Ta Van village

Sapa mountain biking tour & trekking – 3 days

  • Enjoy cycling in Sapa to the village of Ban Ho
  • Visit various local hill tribe villages
  • Go on a trekking tour through the stunning terraced rice fields of Sapa
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Day 0
Hanoi - Sapa
Sleeper train
Day 1
Sapa sightseeing by car
Day 2
Sapa - Hanoi
Sapa trekking tour - Sleeper train

Day 0: Hanoi – Sapa

Sleeper train from Hanoi to Sapa


Your Sapa cycling tour starts from Hanoi where you take a sleeper train to Sapa to save your daylight travel time.

In the comfortable Dream Train Express you get a 4-berth cabin, including bedding and air-conditioning.

If you prefer not to travel by sleeper train, we also offer alternatives:

  1. VIP Sleeper bus
  2. Limousine bus by day + 1 extra night in Sapa
  3. Private transfer


SP3: Depart Hanoi – Lao Cai: (22:00 – 05:55)

  • The bunk berths are pretty comfortable, but if you’re over 6 foot (1.83cm) you won’t be able to fully stretch out, if you are over 6 foot or (1.85cm) you might pull your legs a bit, however the ride is comfortable but it can be noisy of the train track is a bit bumpy ride.
  • If you like to have a snack during the night, it is best to bring your own.

Day 1: Sapa

Sapa cycling tour: mountain biking through rice fields and villages


Arriving at the Lao Cai station early in the morning, you will be met to be taken to Sapa.

Breakfast will be prepared for you in Sapa before you start your Sapa adventure.

Walk to the center on foot together with the guide to pick up the bikes.

From here you will start a beautiful bike ride through the valley near Sapa, towards the village of Ban Hoi. The cycling is mainly downhill, making it relatively easy trip.

cycling in Sapa

On the way down the valley you can observe the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van and enjoy the beautiful scenery before arriving at Ban Ho. The scenery is beautiful and at Ban Ho there is the opportunity to meet people from the Tay minority.

We stop for a picnic lunch in a beautiful place.

After lunch there will be time to look around the village. In good weather, you can walk to the river where it is possible to swim and cool off.

Ban Ho Sapa rice fields

For the way back to Sapa, a jeep is waiting to take you to the hotel.


  • Authentic mixture between a hotel and a homestay
  • Good location: quiet but not far from the center
  • Very friendly staff
  • Lovely villa with a great vibe and cozy interiors.

* Depending on availability, you will stay in this hotel or similar

Day 2: Sapa

Day trekking through the rice fields

After breakfast you will start a beautiful trekking through the famous rice fields of Sapa. Along the way you will visit authentic villages of local hill tribes (ethnic minorities), where you will learn more about their local culture. For the draw you have 3 choices:

Option 1: Standard trekking

  • Route: Y Linh Ho – Lao Cai – Ta Van
  • Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Ta Van village
Ta Van Village

This is one of our most popular treks. The route takes you to villages in the Muong Hoa Valley, inhabited by a variety of ethical minorities, including Black H’mong and Zay. We move over back roads and local paths between the terraced rice fields.

Option 2: Private trekking

  • Route: Giang Ta Chai – Su Phan – Ban Ho
  • Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Ban Ho Sapa rice fields
Rice fields near Ban Ho

The popularity of this trek lies in the fact that the traveler continues down the valley to the village of Ban Ho. The scenery is beautiful and at Ban Ho there is the opportunity to meet people from the Tay minority. It is one of the easier walks where part of the trek follows the main route on the paved road that winds its way through the valley and is therefore particularly suitable for families with children.

Option 3: Off track to be beaten (private)

  • Route: Su Phan – Ban Ho – Thanh Pu
  • Difficulty: Medium – Difficult
Su Phan village
Su Phan Village

Day 3: Sapa - Hanoi

Free leisure time

The morning at leisure to explore the village of Sapa.

Example things to do:

  • Cable car to Fansipan Mountain
  • Explore the town
  • Relax at a coffeeshop with mountain views
  • Visit the local market
  • Climb up Ham Rong Mountain

In the afternoon you will take the limousine bus back to Hanoi.

Arrives in Hanoi in the evening.

Booking information

Tour options

1) Transfers between Hanoi Sapa

  • Sleeper train
  • Limousine bus by day
  • VIP night bus
  • Private transfer

2) Other options

  • Change hotel
  • Add additional days
  • Add activities (such as minority market visit, homestay trekking)


  • Start tour: Hanoi station
  • End tour: Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Duration: 3 days and 3 nights


  • All accommodation described in the itinerary
  • All meals described in the itinerary
  • All transfers described in the itinerary


  • Meals and services not describer in the itinerary
  • Personal expanses

Additional information

  • Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation immediately after booking. You will receive a voucher by e-mail within 3 working hours. If you have not received your voucher, please check the Spam or notify us via email or chat.
  • Voucher:Save a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company, we would like to ask you not to print the voucher..
  • Itinerary: The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and other conditions.
  • Pick-up:Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to departure. Please be patient on shared / group tours in case of unforeseen delays along the pick-up route.
  • Cancellation:View the cancellation conditions here.


We can arrange multiple day cycling tours on request.
It depends on the specific cycling route and your level of cycling experience. Some cycling routes in Sapa may require more experience and technical skill, while others may be more suitable for beginners. It’s important to assess the difficulty level of the route and make sure it matches your cycling abilities before embarking on the trip.
There are several activities you can do during your free leisure morning in Sapa, depending on your interests:
  1. Visit the local market
  2. Take a walk around town
  3. Relax at a café with beautiful views
  4. Take the cable car up to Fansipan

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