4 Days
Duration
Moderate, Difficulty
Physicality
Mai Chau, Pu Luong , Hin Village , Canh Nang Town ,Mai Chau
Location
Year-round
Dates

Pu Luong Biking Tour 4Days

Itinerary: Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Hin Village – Canh Nang Town – Mai Chau – Hanoi

the Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and biodiversity. Stretching from Mai Chau in the northwest and to Cuc Phuong National Park in the southeast. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone mountains, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. Biking in Pu Luong is one of the best ways to discover the natural beauty of the region and exotic culture of minority groups. On this biking tour we will ride on the first part of the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail and spend 3 nights in villages of Thai people.
Pu Luong nature reserve is located in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts, in north-western Thanh Hoa province. To the north-east, the nature reserve is bordered by Mai Chau, Tan Lac and Lac Son districts, Hoa Binh province. The Pu Luong nature reserve lies along two parallel mountain ridges, that run from north-west to south-east, and are bisected by a central valley. This valley contains several human settlements and a large area of agricultural land, and, hence, is not included within the proposed nature reserve. The two mountain ridges in the Puluong nature reserve have starkly contrasting landforms, based on their different substrates. The smaller, south-western ridge is made up of mostly igneous and metamorphic rocks, and consists of rounded

Inclusive:

* English Speaking tour leader (other languages upon requests)
* All accommodations base on twin-share at hotel, guesthouse and Home stay.etc…
* Meals detailed in the itinerary (B = Breakfast , L = Lunches ,D = Dinners)
* A/C transfers and transportation.
* Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
* Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
* Spare bike
* Mineral water drinking.
* Seasonal fruits.
* Snacks

Exclusive:

* International airfares
* Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory)
* Items of a personal nature
* Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
* Mineral water beyond that supplied
* Single Supplement
* Optional excursions
* Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
* Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
* Mountain bicycle (Bike Hire US$10/per day)
* Visa fees
* Departure taxes
* Tipping for guiding

Additional information

DestinationVietnam

Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/Biking to Pu Luong (Hang Village)

Leave Hanoi at 8 am. We drive southwest to Ma 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 Hin, a village of Thai minority group which is located within Pu Luong Nature Reserve. We will first bike on beautiful tar road through Mai Chau valley before jumping into undulating dirt paths. We reach Hang Village around 5 pm. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family.

Summary
Biking:   40km – unpaved bumpy road – Moderate grade
Meals:   Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay

Day 2: Climbing mountain slopes to Hin Village

Today is a tough day with long climb on mix of dirt paths and village roads. In the morning we climb mainly. In the afternoon we enjoy easier ride slightly downhill to Hin, a village of Thai minority. Great mountain view and scenic villages. Lunch in local house en route. Dinner and overnight in Hin village.

Summary
Biking:   30km – unpaved bumpy road – Challenging grade
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay

Day 3: Downhill ride to Canh Nang Town – Transfer to Mai Chau

After breakfast we say good bye to the villagers and ride toward Ma River passing expansive maize fields. Near the river we would see many water wheels which used by the local to water their farms. We cross the river on bridge and have lunch in Canh Nang town. After lunch we can continue biking along Ma River or take the bus back to Mai Chau. Dinner and overnight in Pom Coong Village.

Summary
Biking:   25km – unpaved bumpy road – Moderate grade
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay

Day 4: Drive back Hanoi

Breakfast at the home-stay and drive back to Hanoi. We reach Hanoi around noon time. Trip concludes.

Summary
Transfer:   2 hrs
Meals:   Breakfast

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