Mai Chau Biking Tour (2 day)

Monday, January 28, 2013


Mai Chau is one of the most popular places for off-road cycling in the northern Vietnam. Begin the overnight bicycle tour with a car transfer from Hanoi to Luong Son or Cun pass where you disembark your bikes and start cycling on a back roads. You mostly bike on paved roads, through the less travelled destinations until you reach Mai Chau. The bicyle ride on the second day is much more challenging as you bicycle on single dirt tracks, off-roads from village to villages. We use imported trek bikes at 21 speeds with professional biking tour guide to make you have a safe and enjoyable biking experience. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Travel Hanoi – Maichau. Biking Mai Chau valley.

At 7:30 you will be met up at your hotel in Hanoi by Lotussia Travel guide and driver. Enjoy the spectacular scenery whist transfer. From the top of Cun Mountain, one can admire the superb panorama of Mai Chau surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses.

Arriving at Poom Coong village for an early lunch. After lunch cycle to the Thai village of Cun Pheo on a mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails. The views are stunning as the ride passes through many villages and across rice paddies. Pass hot springs, cycle across suspension bridges and follow the contours round beautiful terraced rice fields. On arriving in Cun Pheo village the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to wander by foot or explore the village trails further by bike.

Overnight in local village homestay.

Day 2: Continue cycling Mai Chau village. Travel back to Hanoi.

A contrasting and more challenging ride today, though there is plenty of opportunity to stop, rest and admire the views.

After breakfast enjoy relatively easy biking on undulating terrain for the first seven km then the trail begins to climb uphill - steep in parts, undulating in others. Rise above the valley and look down on small hamlets, feel and hear the forest surroundings as the trail snakes up and along the mountainside.

Stop for a siesta in a Thai village house, a welcome relief from the heat - before tackling the last few km to the top of the pass.

Cruise a final eleven km downhill all the way back to Mai Chau. Hop on bus and transfer our weary legs to Hanoi.

Arrive Hanoi in late afternoon. End trip.




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