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
3-4 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, -), Monday (B,-,-). Drinks are not included.
* Children policy:
– Children from 4 years old to 12 years old are eligible for the child 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
Day 1 – Thursday, 2 November 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: 86 Quang An Str., Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi.
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, Sapa Highland Resort (07 Thac Bac Street).
6:30 – 8:00 PM: Enjoy your included welcome dinner at VMBM hotel’s restaurant.
Day 2 – Friday, 3 November 2017: Explore H’mong village and support your rider
6:00 – 7:00 AM: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
For Topas Ecolodge Package supporters: check out the hotel and hand your luggage to VMBM staff for transfer to Topas Ecolodge.
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’.
For Topas Ecolodge Package supporters: there is a shuttle bus from Sapa town to Topas Ecolodge, which is located 18km away.
Day 3 – Saturday, 4 November 2017: Visit Thanh Phu village, home of Tay minority
Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel.
For Sapa Package supporters: 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.
Day 4 – Sunday, 5 November 2017: Stage 3 – Final Sapa Sprint. Return to Hanoi
Have breakfast at your hotel.
For Topas Ecolodge Package supporters: 6:00 AM: Transfer to the start.
For Sapa Package supporters: 7:00 AM: Transfer to the start.
8:15 AM: Watch the start of the final stage. Take a guided walk to visit Sapa Market and transfer to finish area.
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.
2:30 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:
2:30 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
If you wish to get more out of your stay in Vietnam we have some special VMBM tours you might like. We can also support you with Visa and Airport pick up/drop off.