Join the full Topas Ecolodge/Exec Hotel package! When you choose this package we will take care of all logistics from Hanoi to Sapa and back. The package is ideal if you want to interact with other riders and get to know the area of Sapa and stay in the famous Topas Ecolodge for three nights.
In our online booking system you can select your race (priced separately), then add on the package of your choice.
Included in the package:
- Return transfer by bus: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
- 1 night of accommodation in an executive-level hotel in Sapa (twin shared)
- 3 nights of accommodation at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared bungalow)
Read more about accommodation here.
- VMBM Carb Load Party
- VMBM Dinner on Saturday Night
- All indicated meals below (B = breakfast, L = light lunch, D = dinner)
Thursday (-, -, D), Friday (B, L,-), Saturday (B, L, D), Sunday (B, L, -). Drinks are not included.
|3 Day Race Entry||$299 (early bird)||n/a||n/a|
|Add-on 4 Day Sapa Package||$159||$329||$150|
|Add-on 5 Day Topas Ecolodge / Exec Package||$349||$449||$199|
|Add-on 5 Day Topas Ecolodge Suite||$599||$699||$299|
|Individual Stage (Nov 4 - Stage 2)||$99 (early bird)|
Program for 5-day Topas Ecolodge package riders
Day 1 - Nov 2 2017: Departure from Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi, the beautiful capital of Vietnam. If you arrive during the morning you can leave your luggage for free at our VMBM meeting point.
The meeting point is Sum Villa Restaurant, address: 100 Quang An street, Tay Ho Dist. Hanoi
Please note that tonight only you will sleep in Sapa town, not at Topas Ecolodge.
8.30 – 11:45 AM at our VMBM meeting point, Sum Villa Restaurant: Pick up your race number and important information letter.
11:45 AM: Important deadline for hand-in of pre-packed bikes.
12:00 PM: Depart by buses to the mountains and Sapa town. The bike vans depart at the same time.
5:30 PM: Arrive in the beautifully located Sapa town at an altitude of 1,500m surrounded by the highest mountains in Indochina. Collect your bike and check-in at your executive hotel in Sapa town.
6:30 – 8:00 PM: Enjoy your included welcome dinner at a good restaurant in Sapa town.
8:30PM: Rider information meeting at Amazing Hotel
10:00 PM: Deadline for hand-in of bikes for stage 1 at VMBM’s Sapa office at 21 Muong Hoa, Sapa town.
Day 2 - Nov 3 2017: Stage 1
6:00 – 7:00 AM: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
8:00 AM: Transfer to start from VMBM hotel.
- The buses depart on time and do not wait for late riders.
- Bring: a small bag with a towel, clean clothes and pocket money. You can hand-in your bag at the start and pick it up at the finish line.
8:45 AM: Arrive at Ban Khoang. Hand-in your luggage. Bikes are ready in numbered order. Enjoy a social 4km warm up to the remote starting point.
9:00 AM: Start stage 1 into the hidden valley of Muong Hum.
1:30 PM: Riders arrive at the finish line in Huong Hum, a village of the Flower Hmong minority people.
In the finish area you will enjoy:
- Luggage handed out
- Chill out area
- Soup and a complimentary drink for all riders
- Free of charge bike washing
- Bike hand-in: Transferred to stage 2 race start
- Mechanic area
- Medic area
Winners ceremony 1 hour after first arrival
All bikes will be handed in after bike wash and you will collect your bike again at the start of Stage 2
2:45 PM: First bus departs for Sapa with riders. From Sapa you have another transfer to Topas Ecolodge. Other buses depart when full.
5:30 PM: Last bus departs for Sapa/Topas Ecolodge.
NB: There is no mechanic at Topas Ecolodge. Therefore, be sure that you get the support from mechanic before you hand-in your bike at the finish area.
Dinner is not included, but there is good choice of food at the lodge’s restaurant.
Day 3 - Nov 4 2017: Stage 2
Enjoy an early breakfast and be ready to race! The start is just in front of the lodge, so today is an easy start.
8:30 AM: Hand-out of bikes, which are ready in numbered order.
9:15 AM: Start race into the beautiful Thanh Phu valley.
12:30 PM: Riders begin to arrive at finish point in Thanh Phu, a village of the Tay minority people.
The finish area will be set up as for stage 1.
All bikes will be handed in after bike wash and you will collect your bike again at the start of Stage 3
2:30 PM: First bus departs for Topas Ecolodge. Other buses depart when full.
5:00 PM: Last bus departs for Topas Ecolodge/Sapa.
6:00 – 8:00 PM: Dinner included in Topas Ecolodge’s restaurant.
Day 4 - Nov 5 2017: Stage 3
Have an early breakfast and get ready for the last stage.
6:30 AM: Transfer from Topas Ecolodge to Sapa town.
7:30-7:45 AM: Pick up your bike at Sapa Church. Drop of your finish line bag.
8:00 AM: Start the neutral social ride to the starting point of the final stage.
8:15 AM: Start stage 3
The finish area will be set up as for previous stages
2:00 PM: Important deadline! Hand-in pre-packed bikes for transfer to Hanoi. Your bike will be kept at our Topas Travel Hanoi office.
2:30 PM: Transfer back to Topas Ecolodge. It is now time to relax and enjoy having sore legs and one of the best mountain views in Vietnam. You can book a special traditional Red Dao herbal bath or massage at the lodge’s newly opened spa.
Dinner is not included.
Day 5 - Nov 6 2017: Back to Hanoi
9:00 AM: Leave the mountains and journey back to Hanoi.
14:00 PM: Arrive at VMBM’s Hanoi office at 1B, Alley 12/2/5 Dang Thai Mai street where you will collect your bike.