This trip offers a great opportunity to see the two area of outstanding nature 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 on 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 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 minority. We will have lunch in a local house. After lunch we embark on a biking on village road to Buoc, a village of Thai minority group. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family .
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Bike on back road to Mai Chau ( B , L ,D )
Breakfast in the home stay and then we start biking on 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Bike/drive to Ninh Binh ( B , L ,D )
Breakfast and free at leisure to cycle around in the Mai Chau valley or shopping 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 country side . Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel 4 *
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 from 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 riding we reach Tam Coc. Lunch in local restaurant and then enjoy an interesting rowing boat trip on river to explore the Halong Bay on the rice paddies. Drive back to Hanoi. Trip concludes.
Biking: 25 km
Boat trip: 2 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Departure : Every Monday , Saturday at 7:30 from your hotel in Hanoi
Tour prices are in USD per person and based on group size .
US$ 860 per person (1 persons)
US$ 518 per person (2 persons)
US$ 412 per person (3 persons)
US$ 360 per person (4 persons)
US$ 328 per person (5 persons)
US$ 860 per person (6 -12 persons)
US$ 35 a single room supplement
Useful information :
1 – Group size for 1- Solo traveler ( Prices slightly higher will use one minivan to carrying travelers and bicycles together )
2 – Group size for 2 traveler ( Will use one minivan to carrying travelers and bicycles together )
3 – Group size from 3 -5 travelers ( will use one minivan to carrying travelers and bicycles together ) You will have a special offer price.
4 – Group size from 6 -12 travelers will include bus and one more truck to carrying travelers and bicycles separately ( One more bike mechanic will be available on the whole trip , more spare bikes , more equipment to be used. Other hands, one more bike guide and servants ) – will be fixed as the same as a party of 2 .
5 – Prices may change because we do not promptly update
6 – Accommodation has been verified from companies and travelers ( local guest house , home-stay ,1,2,3,4 star hotel category. Different places we used different accommodation .
7 -Reserves the right to offer alternative accommodations of similar standards in cases where the accommodation operator overbooks their property for any reasons beyond our control.
8 – If you wish to have a private small group bike tour, such as for your family or a group of friends, this is possible. Simply tells us the number in your group and the days you would like to travel.
9 -Depending on our booking schedule and numbers of participant, we will tell you if we can accommodate your group. Private tours are slightly more expensive than group tours.
10 – A group is defined as 2 travelers or more. Therefore, a group of 2 or more can choose their own departure date.
• Support Vehicle or Truck and Bus for group
• Mountain bikes & Helmet
• English speaking guide
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Hotel (twin shared room)
• Home stay permission
• Boat ticket to visit Tam Coc cave
• Water , fruits & Snacks
• Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees ,First-aid kit
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses
• Your accommodation in Hanoi