6 Days
Easy , Moderate
Hanoi, Mai Chau,Cun Pheo,Hang Village,Nua village,Cam Luong,Cuc Phuong National Park,Tram chim,Tam Coc,Thai Vi,Trang An, Hoa lu,Bai Dinh Pagoda,Kenh Ga

Mai Chau Cycling on Hidden Charm Paths 6days

This trip offer travellers one of the most outstanding natural scenery in the North Vietnam, they have opportunity to enjoy and explore  the impressive nature beauty and culture richsess of Mai Chau, the pictureque rice terrace paddies, magnificent limestone mountain ranges of Pu Luong Nature Resever and visit one of the biggest National Park Cuc Phuong

Visitors also experiences in interacting and staying in Muong,Thai homestay tribes, enjoying traditional food, joining with Thai alive music performances

Cycling on the mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails, the views are stuning as the ride passed through villages and across lush rice paddies.

Cycling is the extraordinary way to explore and admire “the hidden charm paths”of North Vietnam.

Tour duration: 6days

Starts/ Ends: Hotel in Hanoi / Hotel in Hanoi

Tour level: Adventure cycling

Group Size:Minimize from 1 –  on request

Total  cycle distance: 385 km

Suitability: moderate 


Tour in brief:

Day1: Hanoi – Mai Chau ( L,D)

Accommodation: Stay at Thai Homestay

Having lunch in Local restaurant

Dinner at Thai Homestay

Cycle distance: 70 Km


Day2: Mai Chau – Cun Pheo – Hang Village ( B,L,D)

Accommodation: Stay in Pu Luong Nature Reserver ( Hang Village)

Having lunch  in Sam khoe village

Dinner: at Homestay Thai tribe

Cycle distance: 60 km


Day3: Hang village – Nua Village ( Pu Luong Nature Reserve) ( B,L,D)

Accomodation: stay in  Nau Village

Lunch at Local restaurant in Pho Doan

Dinner at Thai homestay village

Cycle distance: 58 km


Day 4: Nua village – Cam Luong – Cuc Phuong National Park (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Cuc Phuong guest house/ Bangalow

Lunch: Having lunch at local restaurant on Ho Chi minh trails

Dinner : Cuc Phuong guesthouse restaurant.

Cycle distance:   85 km


Day 5: Cuc Phuong National Park – Thung Nham – Tram Chim ( B,L,D)

Accommodation: Tram chim Resort

Lunch: at Local restaurant in Tamcoc

Dinner: in Tram Chim Resort restaurant

Cycle distance: 70 km


Day 6: Tram chim – Tam Coc – Thai Vi – Trang An – Hoa lu – Bai Dinh Pagoda – Kenh Ga ( B,L)

Accommodation: No

Lunch: Kenh Ga – Kim Hang restaurant

Dinner: No

Cycle distance: 42 km

Transfer  three hours back to Hanoi in the afternoon

Additional information


Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau ( L,D)
Leave at 7h30. we drive Southwest to Luong Son. The gateway to the outstsanding mountainous area of northern Vietnam, upon arrival Luong son, we start  riding through  on  undulating tarmac road with stunning  view of mountain, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop enroute for refresment, and lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we take short transfer to bottom of Thung Khe pass, restarting to ride 34 km  along the bank of Da River, you enjoy spectacular scenery dotted with Muong and Thai people villages under shaded trees, you are very impressive with  little school boys and girls or buffalor, cowboy say “Hello” with you on the way back to their home. We take shortbreak for Kodak momment or refreshment before descent to Mai Chau village
Arriving Mai Chau at late afternoon, we cycle to Lac village for Homestay tonight
Taking shower, having dinner with traditional Thai food and enjoy Thai dance music performance
Stay at Thai homestay

Day 2: Mai Chau – Sam khoe village – Hang Village ( B,L,D)
The second day cycling trip offers for you the outstanding natural beauty of Mai Chau Valley  dotted with Thai and Muong  villages between rice terraces paddies
We start early to ride  from Homestay on the mix single track paths links one village to another, you may observe How peaceful villages are in the morning! And How they living here for hundred years?
You can find out your answer while we ride further in center of Villages, meet and talk with some local people on the way.
We have lunch enroute in Sam Khoe village  before riding back road  to Hang Village
Overnight at Thai Homestay

Day 3: Hang village to Nua villages ( B,L,D)
Today is hard day with long climb on mix of dirt paths and  single track trail lead to the top in the morning, you will be rewarded by breaktaking limestone moutain view  and magnificient terraces rice paddies. We stop for refreshment on summit before descending to Pho Doan Market for lunch.
After lunch, we take easy ride on mix tarmac road, buffalo trails, undershade of bamboo forest led lo Nua village.
Upon arrival, we take shower and enjoying with cold beers and and soft drinks
Have dinner and sleep in Thai Hometay

Day 4:  Nua Village – Pho Doan – Cam Luong – Cuc Phuong ( B,L.D)
After breakfast with the Host, Say good bye them, we start early  to ride back road  to Pho Doan, the township of Phu Luong Narture Reserver, if lucky, we can visit and take photo  at colourful tribal market before crossing the bridge , we ride on corridor path of Nature Reserver , through sugarcane fields, corn farm dotted with Thai and Muong Tribes villages led to Cam Luong, we are rewarded by spectacular scenery, meeting friendly local  villagers. We reach to Ho Chi Minh Trail at noon
Lunchmeal at local restaurant  in Kim Tan town, Afterlunch, we continue to ride 45 km more on a mix  of good single track and undulating paths . The view are stunning as the rider passes  through villages and across rice paddies, sugerccane and cassava farms
Arriving in Cuc Phuong National Park at late afternoon,  check in and take a rest  until dinner times
Accommodation  at Cuc Phuong Guest houses or Bangalow

Day 5: Cuc Phuong National Park – Thung Nham – Tram Chim ( B,L,D)
After breakfast, our minibus take us into the depth of forest. From the center of the Park, we will cycle along canopied forest trails and through primitive jungle – an exclusive, tourist – free route, all the way to the gate of National park. Stop for refreshment, then we visit the Endangered primate Rescure Center. The day’s cycling continues onto Dong Giao – pineapple plantation where you can enjoy fresh pineapple from local farmers selling on sideroad. We ride out of plantation to Tamdiep Township, transfer to Tam Coc for Lunch. Afterlunch, we ride through   magnificient limestone mountains rise up majestically from the green rice paddies, streams to Tram Chim Nature Reserve
Upon arrival, we take relax or wander around to encounter different birds in here.
Dinner and stay overnight in Resort

Day 6: Tram chim – Tam Coc – Thai Vi – Trang An – Hoa lu – Bai Dinh Pagoda – Kenh Ga ( B,L,D)
Breakfast in Resort, we start riding back road  to Tam Coc from where we take two hours boat trip for exploring three grotto the first, the second and the third grotto links together with breaktaking scenery in open air
Then we ride through breaktaking natural beauty of Trang AN, Bai Dinh Temple, Kenh Ga Floating Villages.
Having  lunch in Kenh Ga before the van transfers three hours back to Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, Say good bye. End of our trips

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