Sapa is a mountainous town in the northwest of Vietnam. People usually visit Sapa to enjoy the cool atmosphere, contemplate the strikingly beautiful landscapes and discover the culture of ethnic groups. Recently, visiting Sapa by bike has become more and more popular because it gives tourists a new experience compared to by car when taking Sapa tours. Now, let’s discover this kind of traveling in details and find out where has the best reputation for bike rental.
1/ The convenience of visiting Sapa by bike
Visiting Sapa by bike will be more convenient for you to discover Sapa. To be specific, you will have the opportunity to contemplate the natural landscapes in a more clearly way. In addition, you can easily visit some nearby villages and fair markets to discover ethnic cultures or stop along streets to enjoy some delicious specialties of this beautiful land. Especially, taking a sightseeing to some famous tourist destinations by bike will give you a chance to admire them in various views, even explore some hidden beautiful places. Some suggested destinations to visit are Muong Hoa Valley, Ham Rong Mountain, Silver Waterfall, Love Waterfall, Heaven Gate and so on.
2/ How to rent a bike?
Thanks to the fast development of tourism, you will find it easy to rent a bike in Sapa. The most convenient way is to rent a bike right at your accomodation such as resorts, hotels or motels. Simultaneously, you can use the service of some rental companies in Sapa. Specifically, they will provide you with various types of bikes corresponding to different prices to choose. However, you should carefully contact them a few days in advance because bikes will not be available for rent at weekends or on holidays or you have to pay a higher price than usual. When renting a bike, you need to exchange with the owner to concur about the price, check for any damage and ask for his or her telephone number to contact if necessary.
One of the most well-known bike rental places is Hoang Ha Hotel. Its bike rental service has existed for 9 years and it has achieved a lot of positive feedback as well as the credibility from travel agencies and tourists for its high-quality service over the time. Most of its bikes are new and nice with some well-know brands such as Trek, Giant, Marin and so on. Commonly, helmets will be available on each bike thus you can be entirely assured for protection. In particular, there are some bike repairers to follow you if you are in the group and hire more than 10 bikes from Hoang Ha Hotel. The rental price is based on the time you are going to rent: 140,000 VND for a half day and 240,000 VND for the whole day.
3/ Some notices when visiting Sapa by bike
Due to the sloping terrain of Sapa, beside giving a memorable experience, traveling by bike always has some potential risks. Therefore, you should notice some following problems to make your Sapa tours as safe as possible. First, if you decide to discover Sapa by bike in advance, you need to be well-prepared for your health. It is advised to go jogging and do exercise to get the best health for your upcoming journey. Also, you should prepare some necessary supplies such as tools for repairing, fast food, raincoat, gloves, clothes, shoes, helmet and something else depending on your need. Especially, if biking in a group, you must follow your group and not go on your own.
Traveling by bike is a must-try experience when visiting Sapa. Let’s try it in your next Sapa tours with your family and friends!