Mai Chau Trail Cycling Tour
This tour offers for those who want to experience Vietnam’s village life in a remote area. Mountain cyclist will love this trip for the variety of trails- from good single track paths, undulating rough jeep trails to some climbs that are rewarded with ultimate descents, the ride passes through many villages, across lush rice paddies and above valley for stunning view.
As we ride in Mai chau, we encounter Muong and while Thai in Minorities and are guests in their traditional stilt houses, allowing us to see first hand how there people live.,
You especially enjoy the specialty dishes including rice cooked in bamboo and grilled meat and enjoy watching traditional dancing, music performances ( bronze, drums, gongs), and Thai minority singing and dancing
What's Included?• Support vehicle ( 1 – 4 pax) we use van to support and carry out bikes (5 – 8 pax) we use one van and one truck to supports
• Trek 4300 moutain bikes with 27 speed gearing, dist brake with Shimano components and front suspension
• Helmets and water bottles
• English speaking cycling guide
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• First aid kit
• Water/ snack for cycling days
• Entrance fees & homestay permission
Destination CoveredHanoi, Hoa Binh and Mai Châu
Leave at7h30.we drive southwest to Luong Son. The gateway to the outstsanding mountainous area of northern Vietnam, upon arrival Luong son, we start riding through on undulating tarmac road with stunning view of mountain, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop enroute for refresment, and lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we take short transfer to bottomhill of Thung Khe pass, restarting to ride 34km along the bank of Da River, you enjoy spectacular scenery dotted with Muong and Thai people villages under shaded trees, you are very impressive with little school boys and girls or buffalor, cowboy say Hello with you on the way back to their home. We take shortbreak for Kodak momment or refreshment before descent to Mai Chau village
Arriving Mai Chau at late afternoon, we cycle to Lac village for Homestay tonight
Taking shower, having dinner with traditional Thai food and enjoy Thai dance music performance
Stay at Thai homestay
Today we ride 75 km
Day 02: Mai Chau loop – Phomcoon – Buoc village (B,L,D)
Waking up you early in the morning by birds and chicken sounding, you will be treated by Thai traditional cake for breakfast with hot coffee and tea
After light breakfast, we cycle through different villages on a mix of good single track paths link from villages to anothers, the view are stunning as the ride passes and cross lush rice paddies./ Unique to this area are fan palms, grown specifically to use for roofing.We pass hot springs, cycle cross suspension bridges and follow the contours around beautiful terraced rice fields
We stop for lunch en route with picnic lunch box.
After lunch, we cycle back road, single tracks, buffalo trails through rice terraced fields
Stay at local homestay of Buoc Village
The rest of afternoon is at leisure to wander by foot or explore the village trails further by bike.Dinner and over night at Thai Homestay
We ride 48km off – road
Day 03: Mai Chau exploring – Back to Hanoi ( B,L)
After breakfast, we pick up our bike and cycle on the scenic route around Mai Chau, past green rice paddies and villages, meeting friendly local villagers. Arriving back in phomcoon Village for in local home stay. After lunch we have sometimes to explore the village and to do some shopping of the local handmade textiles.
Transfer 3hours back to Hanoi, arriving Hanoi at late afternoon
We ride approximately at 28km
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