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Sapa in December endures the harshest weather of the year. Despite the absence of rain and drizzle, it is still wet with frost and ice caused by low temperature ranging from 8°C to 14°C with the lowest ever recorded even under freezing point. Day usually starts with foggy and chilling morning, followed by warmer noon, though it turns cold again at the end of the day. Visiting Sapa in this time, one should be fully equiped with warm clothes if do not want to be attacked by the coldness.
Even though it seems bizarre and a bit thrilling to visitors, especially foreigners, biking in Sapa promises to become one of the most unforgettable memories about this hill town. The most common routine for a bike is O Quy Ho Pass, the 50-kilometer long road that runs around Hoang Lien Son Range. Located at 2000 meter above the sea level and always covered in cloud, O Quy Ho is widely denoted as the “Cloudy mountain pass”. Renting a motorbike downtown and heading to the Silver Waterfall direction, you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking view the pass offers. Let yourself be immersed in the cloud nine and never feel so close to the sky, you should also not miss the chance to drop by some local stalls on the top of the pass for a taste of authentic local cuisine.