SpiceRoads guides on cycling holiday

SpiceRoads guides climb “The Roof of Indochina”

What do our SpiceRoads guides do during the low season? They go on a cycling holiday! Three of our Thailand guides, Ant, Bottle and Juem, packed their bikes and flew to Vietnam on a mission to first conquer Fansipan, at 3,143 metres (10,312 ft) the highest mountain in Indochina, and then to continue by bike to Luang Phrabang, a ride of more than 700 km.

Ant, Bottle and Juem make it to Hanoi! it’s the first time to Vietnam for all three of them.

The three are happy to have made it to Vietnam and their hotel!
The mountain and Sapa are in sight!

First task has been accomplished! Our three musketeers took the night train from Hanoi to Sapa and then made the arduous climb up to the summit of Fansipan, which is notorious as a steep, strenuous and often slippery climb. Even our fit guides found it a struggle. “It was not easy to climb the steep dirt tracks and to make it worse, it was so foggy that day,” said Ant. Bottle added that the hike was “difficult, but well worth it.” At the top the three unfurled SpiceRoads flags, and look like superheroes!

The very steep climb up! Almost there!


SpiceRoads heroes, they made it to the Roof of Indochina!

Well done boys, but there are more tests to come, as anybody who has done our Mountain Biking Vietnam’s Northwest Mountains or our Biking Hanoi to Luang Prabang cycling tours knows! Now the three will cycle through the mountains to Dien Bien Phu before crossing the border to Laos. Follow their journey here!

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