Bike on the paths that make you "wow"

Biking Hidden Paths of Mai Chau & Ninh Binh

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4-day tour with 4-day cycling on various terrains, interesting home-stay and awesome scenery
Biking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here
Places to visit: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Buoc village - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi

This Vietnam adventure tour offers a great opportunity to cycle through the two outstanding nature beauties; the North West highland of Mai Chau and the limestone mountains of Ninh Binh. A cycling tour 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 biking 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 cycling trip, we explore the beauty of “Halong Bay on the rice fields” on bikes and by boat.
Tour Highlights
  • Awesome scenery
  • Tam Coc - the "Halong Bay on the rice fields"
  • Homestay in Thai village
  • Traditional foot massage
  • Biking Hidden Paths of Mai Chau & Ninh Binh route map


    Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/bike to Buoc Village
    Day 2: Bike on back road to Mai Chau
    Day 3: Bike/drive to Ninh Binh
    Day 4: Bike/sightseeing Hoa Lu, Tam Coc. Back to Hanoi.

    TOUR PRICE (Per person)
    (Valid to 31st December 2017)

    Group of 1 cyclist: US$ 705
    Group of 2 cyclists: US$ 415
    Group of 3 -4 cyclists: US$ 335
    Group of 5-6 cyclists: US$ 315
    Group of 7 cyclists upon request
    Single Supplement: US$ 35


    - AC support vehicle along the tour
    - Professional biking English speaking guide
    - High-end Mountain bikes rental
    - Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    - Homestay permission
    - Room at hotel (twin shared)
    - Boat expenses if any
    - First-aid kit
    - Water & Snacks
    - Entrance & Sightseeing fees
    - Service charges and taxes


    - Travel insurance
    - Visa process and stamp fee
    - Tips and gratitude
    - Personal expenses
    - Others not mentioned



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    Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/bike to Buoc Village

    Leave Hanoi at 8 am. 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 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.
    Biking:   30km
    Meals:   Lunch,
    Accommodation: Homestay

    Day 2: Bike on back road to Mai Chau

    Breakfast in the home stay and then we start biking on the beautiful country road through scenic villages of Thai minority. Today we are going to face a real challenge with a dirt bike on small trails leading to Xo village. Visit a local house and chat with the host before driving back to our homestay in Pom Coong village. Lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Pom Coong Village.
    Biking:   35km
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,
    Accommodation: Homestay

    Day 3: Bike/drive to Ninh Binh

    Breakfast and free at leisure to cycle around in the Mai Chau valley or shopping for Thai handmade fabric. Lunch in Mai Chau. After lunch, we drive to Ninh Binh. Stop on the way for a beautiful ride through the country side. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
    Biking:   30km
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,
    Accommodation: Hotel

    Day 4: Bike/sightseeing Hoa Lu - Tam Coc back to Hanoi

    Biking from the hotel to Hoa Lu, the first capital of Vietnam date back from 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 riding, we reach Tam Coc. Lunch in a local restaurant and then enjoy an interesting rowing boat trip on the river to explore the Halong Bay on the rice paddies. Drive back to Hanoi. The cycling tour in Mai Chai &  Ninh Binh concludes.
    Biking:   22km
    Boat trip:  2 hrs
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch

    Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.