SAPA NORTHWEST BIKING TOUR TO DIEN BIEN PHU

SAPA NORTHWEST BIKING TOUR TO DIEN BIEN PHU
Tour Destination:
SAPA - HEAVENS GATE - BINH LU - TAM DUONG - PHONG THO - PA SO - SIN HO - LAI CHAU - DIEN BIEN PHU
Tour Hightlights:
This mountain bike trip will take you to some of the most scenic areas 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 village passing through Binh Lu. Along the way, you will pass through remote picturesque villages and rice paddy fields of breathtaking beauty - you are sure to need more than one photo stop on this journey. Camp will be set up along a beautiful riverbank. You will also be able to walk around the small town of Lai Chau. On the last day you will arrive at the historically famous town of Dien Bien Phu. From time to time during the trip you will be transported by Jeep. The trip includes 2 nights in hotel. ..
Price:
From $ 387 - 934
Điện Biên Phủ is a city in the Northwest region of Vietnam. It is the capital of Điện Biên Province. The city is best known for the events which occurred there during the First Indochina War, the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ, during which the region was a breadbasket for the Việt Minh. The city was formally called Thaeng.
The French defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 signalled the end of French influence in Indochina. The battle fought around Dien Bien Phu was the last major campaign by a European state in the region; by the end of the decade the United States was to become the prominent foreign power in Vietnam and the influence of France dwindled to barely nothing – such was the impact of their defeat at the hands of General Giap’s forces.
Dien Bien Phu was a town in northwest Vietnam with an isolated air base built and used by the Japanese in World War Two. It was near the Vietnam/Laos border. The government of Laos was very much under the influence of the French though the Viet Minh had successfully infiltrated much of Laos, thus undermining the authority of both the Laotian government and, therefore, the French. By establishing a major force at Dien Bien Phu, the French hoped to cut the supply lines used by Giap’s men into Laos. It also placed a large and well-trained force in the heartland of the Viet Minh. This alone, the French hoped, would be enough to deter Viet Minh activity.

Day 1: Sapa North-West Biking Tours to Dien Bien Phu: Sapa Cycling Tours to Heavens Gate - Binh Lu Biking Tours to Tam Duong

You will start out from SapaSapa Cycling Tour upto Heaven's Gate and Tram Ton Pass by cycling up the Vietnam's highest pass to "Heavens Gate". A break at the top of the pass will give you the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque view of the Sapa valley and the long snake-shaped road, which you will pass by later. You will then continue the cycle through the fantastic mountainous landscape to Binh Lu, home to a number of ethnic villages such as the Black Dao, The Giay... You will then probably need the help of the supply jeep to go up another high pass, before enjoying the easy ride downhill all the way left to Tam Duong, where you stay overnight in a small hotel.

Day 2: Sapa North-West Biking Tours to Dien Bien Phu: Tam Duong Biking Tours to Phong Tho - Paso Homestay Tours

If today falls on Thursday or Sunday, you will be able to visit the Tam Duong market, which always delivers a very photogenic display of White Hmong, Flower Hmong, Nhang and Pu Na ethnic costumes.
You will start out from Tam Duong by taking the jeep to the pass between Tam Duong and Phong Tho. From there you have a 15 kilometers downhill ride on a dirt road before turning right towards the market town of Phong Tho, situated on a picturesque tributary of the Na River. A small road then leads you through the unexplored area of a number of ethnic villages and acres of lush riverside banana plantation to the small town of Paso.

Day 3: Sapa North-West Biking Tours to Dien Bien Phu: Paso Biking Tours to Sin Ho - Lai Chau Biking Tours

The road today weaves its way through the picturesque Na river valleyBiking To Sin Ho Village in Lai Chau, past many small villages of Red and White Hmong, Kho Mu and White Thai ethnic minorities. The sound of the river running below follows you all along the ride until you reach to Lai Chau early afternoon. Then you will have the opportunity of having a walk around in the small town, soft trekking in the mountains, floating downstream the river...or just taking a shower and relax over a cup of coffee or a beer.

Day 4. Sapa North-West Biking Tours to Dien Bien Phu: Lai Chau Biking Tours to Dien Bien Phu

Today is the easiest day on the trip. You will start out by jeep for the first 30 km before cycling downhill to Muong Lay village. The road from Muong Lay to Dien Bien Phu is sealed, making your ride more enjoyable. Again today you will pass more ethnic villages of White Thai, Red and White Hmong and Kho Mu minorities.
In the afternoon you will reach Dien Bien Phu and 4 amazing adventure days on the bikes are over.

End of services!

* INCLUDING:
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation in hotel ( base on twin share )
• Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
• English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Mountain bicycle 24 or 27Speed (LA bike or Trek bike. etc...)
• Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
• Spare bike
• Cold water box, small fresh towel.
• Mineral water drinking.

EXCLUDING: Other meals, tip, drinks, single room, personal expenses, insurance...
 

Tour Cost in USD per person applied to groups of (Valid till 30 Sep 2014)

1 Pax 2 Pax 3  - 6 Paxs 7 - 10 Paxs 11 - 14 Paxs Single Supplement
934 582 478 400
387 On request
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