This trip offers a great opportunity to see the two areas of outstanding natural beauty; the North West highlands of Mai Chau and the limestone mountains of Ninh Binh. Biking is a great way to see this fascinating and visually stunning part of Vietnam, offering both physical activity and the unique opportunity to observe a way of life that has changed little over the centuries. As we ride in Mai Chau we encounter Muong and White Thai minorities and are guests in their traditional stilt houses allowing us to see firsthand how these minority peoples live. In Ninh Binh, we explore the beauty of “Halong Bay in the rice fields” on bikes.…

Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/bike to Buoc Village ( L, D )

Leave Hanoi at 7:30 am from your hotel. We drive southwest to Mai Chau, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive is very nice with a stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop en route for refreshment. Upon arrival in Mai Chau, we have a lunch stop in Pom Coong, a village of Thai ethnic minorities. We will have lunch at a local house. After lunch, we embark on a bike on the village road to Buoc, a village of a Thai minority group. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt house of a Thai family.

Biking:   30km
Meals:   Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 2: Bike on back road to Mai Chau ( B, L, D )

Breakfast at the homestay and then we start biking on a beautiful country road through scenic villages of Thai minority. We will have lunch in a local house in Xo village. After lunch, we continue riding to Pom Coong village. Dinner and overnight in Pom Coong Village.

Biking:   35km
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3: Bike/drive to Ninh Binh ( B , L ,D )

Breakfast and free leisure to cycle around in the Mai Chau valley or shop for Thai handmade fabric. Transfer to Lo market and start cycling to Ho Chi Minh trails for lunch and then cycle a beautiful ride through the countryside. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Biking:   80km
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ninh Binh Hotel

Day 4: Bike/sightseeing of “Halong Bay on the rice field”/Drive back to Hanoi ( B, L )

Biking from the hotel to Hoa Lu, the first capital of Vietnam date back to the 8th century. Visit the temples and climb some hundred steps to the top of a mountain for a great view over the “Halong Bay on the rice field”. After here we bike through an amazing area of limestone mountains uprising on rice paddies. After 1hr ride, we reach Tam Coc. Lunch in a local restaurant and then enjoy an interesting rowing boat trip on the river to explore Halong Bay on the rice paddies. Drive back to Hanoi. Trip concludes.

Biking:   25 km
Boat trip:  2 hrs
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch


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Join in Group Departure: Every Tuesday

Group Size: Min from 2 to Max 16 persons

Tour Inclusive :

* Support transport by A/C minivan or bus, truck for group

* Trek MTB &  helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits

* Entrance fees

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary

* For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels

*Accommodation in tour - 3 nights

* Experienced English-speaking bike guides

Tour Exclusive :

* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Tips for guides and drivers

* Drinks at restaurants

* Accommodation in Hanoi




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