We have created a number of options for those who want to join the event as a supporter. As well as cheering the racers you will have opportunities to explore the beautiful landscape and unique culture of ethnic minorities living in Sapa and the surrounding mountains.
Included in the package for supporters:
- Excursions to remote minorities villages to support your riders
- Water and snacks during excursions
- Hoang Lien National Park Entrance fee
- Light meals after the races, together with riders
- Return transfer by bus: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
- 3 nights of accommodation (twin share in your chosen hotel category)
Read more about accommodation here.
- All indicated meals below (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
Thursday (-, -, D), Friday (B, L,-), Saturday (B, L, D), Sunday (B, L, -). Drinks are not included.
|3 Day Race Entry||$349 (early bird $299 until 21 July)||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)|
* Children policy:
– Children from 4 years old to 12 years old will be applied children price in the above table.
– Children less than 4 years old are free of charge, sharing beds and vehicles with parents.
– Children more than 12 years old will be considered as adult supporters.
Program for supporters
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.
12:00 PM: Depart by buses to the mountains and Sapa town.
5:30 PM: Arrive in the beautifully located Sapa town at an altitude of 1,500m surrounded by the highest mountains in Indochina. Check-in at your hotel.
6:30 – 8:00 PM: Enjoy your included welcome dinner at a good restaurant in Sapa town.
6:00 – 7:00 AM: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
8:00 AM: Transfer to start from VMBM hotel.
9:00 AM: Attend the start of stage 1 – a 55KM race. Meet your guide and transfer to Ta Giang Phinh village and take a 1.5 hour walk to experience the daily life of the H’mong people. Drive further into the hidden valley of Muong Hum to the finish line and enjoy the spectacular views on the way.
1:30 PM: Riders begin arriving at the finish line in Muong Hum, a village of the Flower Hmong minority.
Share a light lunch with riders. Cheer the winning riders during the winner’s ceremony.
Return to Sapa together with the rider you are supporting:
2:45 PM: First bus departs for Sapa with riders. Other buses depart when full.
5:30 PM: Last bus departs for Sapa.
Dinner is not included. There are plenty of good choices in town and you are welcome to meet up with other riders at the ‘VMBM Race Bar’.
NB: For riders and supporters on the 5-day Topas Ecolodge package, there is a shuttle bus from Sapa town to Topas Ecolodge, which is located 18km away.
Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel.
For supporters on the 4-day Sapa Package: 7:30 AM: Transfer to Topas Ecolodge, together with your rider.
For all Supporters:
9:15 AM: Attend the start of 68KM stage 2. Meet your guide and transfer to the Tay village of Ban Ho. Take a 2 hour walk along Muong Bo River. At noon arrive at the Tay village of Thanh Phu, the stage 2 finish line. Enjoy a light lunch together with riders.
Support riders at the winner’s ceremony.
Return to Topas Ecolodge / Sapa town:
2:30 PM: First bus departs for Sapa with riders. Other buses depart when full.
5:00 PM: Last bus departs for Topas Ecolodge / Sapa.
6:00 – 8:00 PM: Enjoy your included dinner at a good local restaurant in Sapa or at Topas Ecolodge.
Have breakfast at your hotel.
For supporters on the 5-day Topas Ecolodge Package: 6:30 AM: Transfer to the start point, together with riders.
For Supporters on the 4-day Sapa Package: 7:30 AM: Your guide will accompany you for a 15 minute walk from your hotel to the start point.
8:15 AM: Watch the start of the final stage.
10:30 AM: Winners begin to arrive at the finish
Give support to the riders and join the final winner’s ceremony. Share a light lunch with the riders.
For Sapa Package supporters:
Remember to check-out of your hotel before noon.
3:00 PM: Transfer to Hanoi. All 4-day Sapa Package people depart from VMBM hotel.
8:30 – 9:00 PM: Arrive in Hanoi. Hand-out of bikes takes place at the Hanoi Opera House. Airport transfers or hotels can be booked via Topas Travel.
For Topas Ecolodge Package supporters:
2:15 PM: Transfer back to Topas Ecolodge together with your rider. It is now time to relax and enjoy 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.
On Day 5 – Monday, 6 November 2017, at 9:00 AM: depart Topas Ecolodge for Hanoi