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Mai Chau mountain bike 3 days

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Mai 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.


Day 1HaNoi  -Moc Chau(47 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 to  MaiChau village. Driving to Mochau.

Over night  in hotel in Moc Chau

Day 2 Moc Chau- Mai Chau (+- 55km ) (Meal: B, L, D)

 After breakfast driving 16 km, then continue in the off road to  Mai Chau  without car stand by.  ( +-40 km off road, single track,car 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 4 km strength-sapping climb. We finish the day with a stunning descend on road to Mai Chau .

Dinner and home stay in Mai Chau

IMG_0438Day 3Mai Chau- Pu Luong- Hanoi (+- 65km ) (Meal: B, L)

 We start driving from village with 15 km  to mountain pass. Then we cycling down hill on the jeep track ( +- 15km)  to Kho Muong, 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 Pho Doan We have lunch and return to Hanoi by Car. Arrival Hanoi around 6 Pm, end of service.

Tour Cost
Group Size  2-3 4-5  6-7-9
Price /person 450USD 410USD  380

Discount for big group booking, group of  6 people pay only 5

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

 IMG_0578WHAT’S INCLUDED

 

  • English speaking local guide
  • Accommodations in hotels, home stays and  local hotel around trip as mention
  • Meals as mention with B= breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner
  • Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Additional guides where necessary
  • Entrance fees and permits

 

  • Basic medical
  • Cannondale full suspension or Cannondale lefty

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.).

RZ_one_twenty3_cannondale_vietnam_bikesBike provide

 + GIANT XTC  including in tour price.

+  Cannondale F3,  Cannondale RZ Twenty 3 full suspension  

Bikes suggest :  XC hardtail, XC full suspension , All mountain

 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.

Total biking Distance

+- 160 km

Number of cycling days

1 full days , 2 half day

Average Daily Distance:

50 km

Off Road

85%

Max. Altitude

700 metres

Road Surface

This tour follows a mix of  broken roads, fine road, singletrack , and rough tracks, so some off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills.

Support

One or two 8-seat air-conditioned transit vans converted to take bikes and bikers.

Group Size

Minimum 2. Maximum 8.

Staff

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

Accommodation

2 nights in home stay. All accommodation in hotel has a/c or fan, hot water and private facilities.

Food

All meals  as mention and snack  every 15- 20 km ( 10 miles)  for tea break with water, coffee ,tea, juice, bread, 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 carbohydrate

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 recover

 

 

Hi Joe, Thank you for providing us with a memorable riding experience in Vietnam. Much appreciated. I know Dan and you took a couple of pictures on our tour. Do you have a face book page where you post these or are we able to get a copy? Thanks again
  Mai 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.…