trekking tours

Maichau mountain bike 3 days

Review of: Alison
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Alison
Price:
420 USD

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5
On August 16, 2015
Last modified:December 29, 2015

Summary:

My husband and I have just spent three days mountain biking around Mai Chau with Joe Nguyen from Marco Polo travel and supported by his driver Loi. We spent two nights with a home stay family in the village and yes there was a/c in the room

IMG_0592Mai chau mountain bike

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

A 3 day off road Mountain Bike challenger  trip covering over 160 kilometers of  fire road through pine forested hills and rain forested valleys, single track and trails use by local people.

The best of off road mountain biking trip around Hanoi, truly mountain off road biking trip in Vietnam.

Testimonials of this trip

Hi Joe, Thanks again for the beautiful mountain bike trip. It would be so fine, if you can send us a cd with the pics, I think it is not possible to send them via mail.

Jochen Dehlzeit

Am Judenfriedhof 12

55262 Heidesheim

Germany 

Day 1: HaNoi  – Moc Chau (67 km) (Meal:  L, D)

Transfer to Hoa Binh. Start riding, It’s a fascinating drive past many minority villages as we climb onto a higher plateau. We ride pass coffee and tea plantations before arriving in the  Baixang for lunch. Afternoon continue cycling then transfer to  Moc Chau .

Overnight in hotel

Day 2; Moc Chau- Mai Chau. (+- 50km ) (Meal: B, L, D)

After breakfast driving 16 km out of town  then continue in the off road to  Mai Chau  withour car stand by.  ( +-50 km off road, car track, single track ), making this a day not to be forgotten. We cycle past rice fields. There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 17 km with a 3 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 15 km strength-sapping climb. We finish the day with a stunning descend on road to Mai Chau .

Dinner and overnight in homestay with Thai hilltribe people

maichau mountain bikeDay 3: Mai Chau- Pu Luong- Hanoi (+- 65km ) (Meal: B, L)

We start riding after 20km driving from home stay, cycling down 6 km from Pu Luong pass. Then we cycling down hill on the jeep track, single track ( +- 25km)  to Canh Nang, one of the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam. After a biking and ride along a mix of dirt tracks and tarmac trails through Thai village and across rice paddies  to Canh Nang,  we have lunch and return to Hanoi by Car. Arrival Hanoi around 5 Pm, end of service.

Tour Cost

450USD/person in group 2people

410 USD/person, group 3-4 people

390 USD/person , group 5-8 people

Best Time to go

From October to May,  (Guaranteed to run from 2 people booking )

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  1. English speaking local biking guide
  2. Accommodations in hotels in Hanoi, home stays and local hotel around trip as mention
  3. Meals as mention with B= breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner
  4. Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
  5. Ground transportation
  6. Additional guides where necessary
  7. Entrance fees and permits
  8. Basic medical
  9. bike hire as Cannondale Lefty or Rz120 full suspension

WHAT NOT

International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Bike Hire

Bikes suggest : XC hardtail,

If you bring your bike please ensure that you bike is in good working order before you leave on tour. If you are not the most mechanically minded we suggest that you get your bike looked at by a professional bike mechanic. In particularly we would suggest looking and adjusting all wheel spokes, greasing all your bearings, checking your brakes/gears cable, tighten all nuts and bolts, check chain, quick release clamps, tires and put in new inner tubes and check wheel rims are not worn. In addition make sure the bike is well serviced and ride it with as much care and attention as possible

My husband and I have just spent three days mountain biking around Mai Chau with Joe Nguyen from Marco Polo travel and supported by his driver Loi
Reviewed Item
Mai Chau mountain bike
alison
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My husband and I have just spent three days mountain biking around Mai Chau with Joe Nguyen from Marco Polo travel and supported by his driver Loi. We spent two nights with a home stay family in the village and yes there was a/c in the room