Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
This 3 days bike tour starts with a car transfer from Hanoi to Mai Chau Pu Luong, from there you start the bike ride, cycling through peaceful Muong, Thai villages, and rural fields.
DAY 1: HANOI -> MAI CHAU -> PU LUONG
8:00am: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. After a short briefing about the tour, 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 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.
DAY 2: PU LUONG CYCLING
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.
DAY 3: PU LUONG -> HANOI
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 get on our support vehicle and travel back to Hanoi. Arrive back in Hanoi in the afternoon. You will be dropped off at your hotel. Trip ends.