MAI CHAU – PU LUONG – CUC PHUONG – TAM COC 4 DAY
This is a 4-day cycling tour in hVietnam wit a total cycling distance of 215 km. The tour meets in Hanoi and is suitable for individuals aged 18 years and above.
The tour includes a private A/C vehicle, a truck to carry all bikes, new Giant MTB bikes, helmets, bottles of water, entrance fees, ferry tickets in the countryside, accommodation, meals, daily cold water, snacks, fresh fruits, facial tissues, pick-up and drop-off at hotels, bike mechanic, and an English-speaking guide.
The tour does not include personal travel insurance, other personal expenses, single supplement, or drinks with meals. The tour cost is USD $745.00, and there is a single supplement fee of $90.00. The tour is for a small group of two people and can accommodate up to 14 people.
– Day 1: Ha Noi – Mai Chau
On Day 1, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to a rural village on the outskirts of Xuan Mai town. From there, you will embark on a bike ride through country paths and rustic countryside to Cao Ram village, passing through impressive karst limestone mountains and rice paddies before reaching tarmac roads. The ride will take you along mountains and lush deep valleys with rice terraces, crossing the Boi river and undulating through rural farms down to beautiful valleys stretching to Bo township, where you will stop for lunch after cycling 30 km in the morning. After lunch, you will transfer 1.5 hours to Thung Khe, where you will enjoy impressive mountain views. You will then explore spectacular mountain forests on minor road 432B, encountering less traffic and a few small hills on the way to Noong Luong. After going off-road and cycling a few km on single tracks, you will arrive at Ban Lac, where you can admire the stilt houses of the White Thai ethnic group who inhabit the area
– Day 2: Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Cuc Phuong
On Day 2, after breakfast, you will explore Lac and Poom Coong villages by bicycle, visiting a family of White Thai and admiring the beautiful stilt houses. You will stop at local shops to see traditional Thai costumes before transferring for an hour to Thanh Son. Here, you will ride on a small snake road through tribal villages on the outskirts of Pu Luong to Pho Doan and then to Lang Tom, enjoying fantastic scenery along the way. You will cross the Cham River and continue on minor roads through some small towns along the river, passing vast rice terraces until you reach the Ma River, where you will stop for lunch in a small town after crossing the river. Afterwards, you will cycle a few km along the Nam Ma River, enjoying the peaceful scenery and karst mountains, and making many stops to admire the fantastic countryside landscape. After passing a hydropower station and exploring the Ho Chi Minh trails, you will ride through lush rural farms and rice fields and stilt houses, undulating through the remote villages of Lang Mu, Lang Muc, and Thach Thuong before ending the day with a late transfer to Cuc Phuong Park.
– Day 3: Cuc Phuong – Tam Diep – Tam Coc
On Day 3, after breakfast, you will visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and the Turtle Conservation Center to learn about the fauna and flora. You will then travel deeper into the park center, embarking on a 19 km ride through undulating forest before heading out of the Cuc Phuong Park to the rural villages. You will cross plantations of pineapple, tea, and rice paddies, and mountain areas with small flat paths and some tarmac that undulate as you get closer to Tam Diep. After lunch in Tam Diep and a 45-minute transfer to Tam Coc, you will embark on a truly fantastic ride, leisurely exploring the incredible Tam Coc countryside of large limestone karst cliffs covered by forest. You will ride along the paddies, visit the ancient Bich Dong pagoda hidden in the mountain karst, and regularly stop along the countryside to admire the fantastic landscapes. You will check in to your hotel and enjoy swimming for the rest of the day.
– Day 4: Tam Coc – Trang An – Hoa Lu – Ha Noi
On Day 4, after breakfast, you will enjoy a two-hour boat ride amongst limestone mountains and cliffs, passing through three grottos of Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba, and admiring the colourful float rice fields. You will then start the final day ride to Trang An and Hoa Lu with lunch en route before a two-hour transfer to Ha Noi. You will cycle along the river, making a stop on the roadside to gaze down and admire the beauty of Trang An. You will continue cycling to Hoa Lu, the ancient
– Road Conditions:
Two-thirds of the country’s mainland is comprised of mountain ranges, tropical forests, remote hillsides, and valleys in northern Vietnam with a sparse population. Most small towns and cities in the northwest and far north, near the Laos and Chinese borders, are home to hill tribes. Due to peak mountain ranges, slopes, deep valleys, and a sparse population, most rural gravel roads and dirt tracks are the primary means of transport for locals. Many roads are closed to traffic due to rivers, streams, and high mountains, while minor and high roads have less traffic. Mountain biking tours in northern Vietnam include both on-road and off-road experiences, with fewer off-road routes in rural districts where rural roads are unsafe and dangerous.
Hanoi and North Vietnam experience two distinct seasons: winter and summer. The relaxed but primarily dry winter lasts from November to April when temperatures average 17-22°C, with the coldest months being December to February. The hot and humid summer lasts from May to October, with the highest rainfall occurring from May to August.
In the northeast, the rainy season usually occurs from May to August, with heat and low humidity, while the far north experiences the rainy season from June to August and a cold winter from December to February.
Northwest and far north Vietnam’s agriculture depend on the wet season, particularly rice crops on terraces. Rice plants require plenty of water to grow and develop themselves. The yearly rice crop in the northwest and far north is only one crop, starting after the first rainy month to make the soil more workable before seeding begins. The different times to seed the rice plants are from 2 weeks, depending on the location, high or low terraces, and how much water is available from rain or streams and rivers.
The best time to explore north-west and far-north Vietnam is during the farming season, not at the beginning, when there is too much rain and only young seedling rice plants. From early September to late October are the harvest seasons, offering opportunities for travelers to admire stunning colorful rice terraced fields, lush country farms, green rainforests, waterfalls, and vast vegetation. Travelers can also meet hill tribes on farms and in their homes.
Private Support Vehicles:
We organize cycling holidays, cycling adventure trips, and mountain biking tours that are flexible and include luxury, fully air-conditioned vehicles to support riders on the entire journey. The vehicle support services will be well-arranged to satisfy your travel needs, depending on how many riders are in the group. There are air-conditioned 16-seat van/minibuses to transport all riders, luggage, and a truck to hold all bikes during the trip.
Every morning, the vehicles will transport you out of the bustling city, and you will ride to explore the stunning countryside. You will then return to the vehicles to avoid traffic in town when the day’s ride ends in the late afternoon. Every 20-25 km, the support vehicles will be waiting on the high road if you are tired and would prefer to ride in the A/C van. Your guide will escort you to the vehicles easily because many country back roads are linked to the main roadways where vehicles are on standby.
You can relax on a support vehicle while others in the group continue cycling as long as they wish! You will meet the others at the next point/destination where you can re-join the group and continue to ride. All your luggage, suitcases, and day bags are safe on the vehicles and well-kept by the company’s drivers and its team.
– For groups of 2 to 4 riders, there is one air-conditioned 16-seater van available that can accommodate all passengers, luggage, and bikes. The van has four rows of seating for passengers, with two people per row. The third row is reserved for luggage and suitcases, while the last row of seats can be folded up to make room for all the bikes.
For medium-sized groups of 5 to 7 people, there will be two vehicles to support the riders throughout the trip. One 16-seater van will be available to carry all passengers, luggage, and suitcases, while a separate truck will be used to transport all the bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, iceboxes, and other necessary equipment.
For larger groups of 8 to 14 people, one minibus will be used to transport all passengers, luggage, and suitcases, while a separate truck will be used to carry all the bikes, spare bikes, water, cold drinks, snacks, and iceboxes.
For groups with more than 15 riders or more than 20 people, we provide two vans and one minibus, along with a truck to ensure the safety and comfort of all riders. Our professional guide will lead the team with support vehicles to provide the best possible service for all riders.
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