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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

We start in Hanoi-Vietnam and end of tour in Vientiane-Laos. We use road bike for this trip, the tour will riding premier destination in North Vietnam , bit mountain in Laos. Cycling over 900 km for two country Vietnam-Laos,we’ll ride in very quite road of Ho Chi Minh trails, continuing on, we’ll climb some mountain (650 m ) in Laos . The subsequent exciting descent also offers outstanding sceneries through local coffee plantations, tribal communities and vibrant countryside. We'll cycle into the picturesque Mekong River . Agrarian local life and untamed topography means that most of the population lives in bamboo huts that cling to the sides of scarred, limestone hillsides. We’ll finish our bicycle trip in atmospheric Vientiane. A true road bike expedition

Itinerary

10days/ 9 nights starting in Hanoi and finishing in Vientiane

Day 1

Meeting in airport, transfer to hotel in Hanoi. Group meeting in afternoon .

Overnight in Hanoi

Day2

Hanoi- MaiChau

After breakfast in hotel .We transfer Southwest to Hoa Binh Province and then we cycling to Mai Chau, home of the White Thai. We have a home stay in traditional style house.

. Overnight in Maichau (L,D)

Day3

MaiChau- Cam thuy (+- 115km asphalt road )

Cycling belong of Ma river. The road gets more beautiful the closer you ride to CamThuy with looming karst limestone cliffs and lush bamboo forest .

Overnight in a small hotel of Cam Thuy. (B,L,D)

Day4

Cam Thuy- Thai Hoa( +- 120 km asphalt road )

Ride on the newly built two lane Ho Chi Minhtrails Highway there is very few traffic! The road makes for smooth fast riding, plenty of exploring possibilities along the way.
Ride on the banks of River Song Chu, the distance covered today is quite long and there will be the chance to transfer some sections by the back-up vehicle to rest weary legs. There are fewer villages today as the route cuts through forests and jungle. Arrival ThaiHoa very late. Dinner and overnight Thai Hoa guesthouse.
Overnight in Thai Hoa. (B,L,D)

Day 5

ThaiHoa- PhoChau ( +- 120km, asphalt road )

The ride is on smooth road and passing peaceful villages and stunning mountain range

Overnight in PhoChau.(B,L,D)

Day 6

Pho Chau- Laos border - Lak Sao ( +- 130 km, asphalt road )

After breakfast we take riding from Hotel to Laos border ( Cau Treo border station ) , Pass port check in, continue cycling to Lak Sao town .

Dinner and Overnight in Lak Sao ( Laos ). (B,L,D)

Day 7

Lak Sao- Pak Xan ( Cycling +- 90km, asphalt road )

Today we will cycling in Laos country .After leaving the bustle of the town, we cycle through pastoral agricultural land passing paddy fields and more intensively farmed areas . short climbs just before we reach our destination at Pak Xan. Dinner and overnight in Pak Xan.(B,L,D)

Day 8

Pakxan- Vientiane ( Cycling +-130km, asphalt road )

Cycling to Vientiane. The ridenear MeKong river and tribal villages along the road. End of riding day in Vientiane. Overnight in Vientiane. (B,L,D)

Day 9

Vientian relax ( No cycling )

Free time for explore Vientiane

Overnight in Vientiane(B,D) . Fare well dinner and end of trip

Day10

Vientiane Departure

Free time until transfer to airport for departure flight (B)

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Tour overview

Tour Cost

Group Size

private tour

Group tour

Price/person

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Note: Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.

Best Time to go

From October to May,

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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English speaking local guide

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Accommodations in hotels , home stays and local hotel around trip as mention

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Meals as mention with B= breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner

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Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary

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Ground transportation

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Additional guides where necessary

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Entrance fees and permits

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Basic medical

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 : Road bike, Cyclo-cross, Touring

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.

Gears checklist

Total Distance ride

+- 900 km

Number of cycling days

8 full days and one half-day

Average Daily Distance:

+- 105km

Off Road

0%

Max. Altitude

1000 metres

Road Surface

This tour follows of asphalt roads. Long cycling per day ( 6 -7 hours ) .A lot of up hill with 7 to 10% in day 6-7 with3 or 4 climb per day .You should be confident of your physical condition .

Support

One or two 15-seat air-conditioned transit vans converted to take bikes and bikers.

Group Size

Minimum 2. Maximum 12.

Staff

Groups of 6 or more Vietnamese cycling guide and drivers and assistants. Groups of 4-5, an experienced English speaking Vietnamese cycling leader plus guide and support team.

Accommodation

1 night in 3 star hotel in Hanoi, 2 night in 3 star hotel in Vientiane. 6 nights in comfortable tourist class hotels. All accommodation has a/c or fan, hot water and private facilities.

Food

Break every 15- 20 km ( 10 miles) for tea break with water, coffee ,tea, juice, bread, tuna ,banana, apple... including: nutritional ( 3 Clif Bar MoJo energy bars /per day)

During the " BikingVietnam.com" the main meals are breakfast and the evening meal. Thus, breakfast should be large and substantial (and include cereals). We recommend that all participants should bring a supply of their favorite cereals as many of the hotels where we stay don't yet have cereal on offer at breakfast.
For lunch (picnic) you will need to make sandwiches in the morning, and take some fruit. We recommend you also bring along some of your favorite energy bars.
The evening meal will be in a restaurant, and precooked by the Organizers. We will make sure there are always plenty of carbohydrates and protein on the menu.
Don't forget adequate hydration is as important as a good meal and so you should make sure you carry enough water with you. In some stages there is no where to “top up” along the way. Follow your guides instructions for each stage. We recommend you use a hydration pack with at least 2l capacity, rather than water bottles. The water bottles don't carry as much water, plus it will get warm during the day, they are not as hygienic and the water bottle cage can get in the way when you may have to carry your bike.

NUTRITION

We recommend you should bring nutrition as details:

* Hammer Gel energy gels are 100% pure complex carbohydrates

* Clif Bar energy bars are a great-tasting, convenient source of energy for any activity. Made with 70% organic ingredients

Mix of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber promote steady increase in blood sugar levels followed by a gradual decline for sustained energy

4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein; excellent for post workout recovery.

Challenging

Scenery

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