Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
This 4 days Cycle Vietnam tour takes you to Mai Chau, Pu Luong and Tam Coc where you visit peaceful rural villages and meet up with local friendly Thai, Muong people. This is another easy road bike ride offering about 40 km cycling per day.
DAY 1: HANOI -> MAI CHAU
7:30 am you will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi and transferred to Hoa Binh province (to our biking start point) where you start cycling on the back road. It is nice and peaceful countryside view. After your first bike ride, you will arrive in Cun hill where you will be picked up again by your vehicle and transferred to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, you will be taken to Ba Kan village for the second bike ride of the day. The afternoon ride is through the village of the Muong people in the vallage floor and along the Da river reservoir. It s back road with view of the village and water. Late of the day, you arrive in a village of the Thai People. Check into a local stilt house for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: MAI CHAU -> PU LUONG
Pu Luong Nature Reserve is situated in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts of Thanh Hoa Province, North Central Coast region of Vietnam. The reserve is located along two parallel mountain ridges, that run from north-west to south-east, and are divided by a central valley, which contains several human settlements and a large agricultural land area, therefore, is not included within the nature reserve. Pu Luong is endowed with great biodiversity, its flora and fauna is closely associsted with the Cuc Phuong National Park 25 km south-east. After breakfast and farewel to the host, you cycle to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. You cycle on a dirt road through local Thai and Muong villges. Stops may be made en route for you to take picture and to visit local homes. Then go on cycling on the Road 15C untill you get to a Thai village where a stop will be made for lunch. The afternoon is free for walking around this village. You will meet up with local villagers. Chatting with them will help you to understand more their culture and the way of living. Dinner and overnight in a local stilt house.
DAY 3: PU LUONG -> TAM COC
After breakfast, you leave the village biking on a dirt roads with fews up and downhill rides. You then pedal on the Ho Chi Minh trail. It is an easy ride today with scenic highway. When you get to the left turn, you will get the transfer to Tam Coc. Arrive in Tam Coc around late afternoon. Check into a local hotel for overnight.
DAY 4: TAM COC -> HANOI
After breakfast, you will get on board for a 2-hour boat ride on the Ngo Dong river, Tam Coc to enjoy the “Halong bay on land” and go through 3 caves. The boat trip finish after 1,5 hours. You will disembark the sampan and continue cycling through local countryside villages, rice fields to Hoa Lu ancient capital. You cycle on a paved, flat roads til you reach the the ancient city of Hoa Lu since 9th century, where the remarkable remnants are King Dinh and Le Temple. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant. After lunch, it is possible for you to enjoy some more ride until you reach the Highway 1 where you finish cycling and get picked up by your vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi. Trip ends.