You will start your bicycle ride downhill towards Lao Cai, and just outside Sa Pa town you will turn on to a dirt road. The road is a real adventure, downhill in the beginning. You cross bridge and in some places you even have to get off and lift the bike over small streams. You pass through Black H’mong villages and have time to talk to the friendly villagers. The road will then be up and downhill with the scenery being more and more stunning, and you will have chances to stop and enjoy the view. You can also visit the local school on the way. If the weather is good enough, you will have lunch in a nice picnic spot, or visit a local house to enjoy the lunch box. After lunch, you’ll continue the ride and enter Ta Phin village from the back way. You will indeed experience the daily life of the Back Hmong and Dao minorities, who are living together in the village, and then start cycling through the village’s main gate to the main road.
- Approx: 4,5 hours cycling /0.5 hour walking
- Up / straight / down: 10 km/ 6 km/ 10 km