Mai chau mountain bike
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 1: HaNoi -Mai 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..
Over night in homestay in Mai Chau
Day 2: Moc Chau- Mai Chau (+- 55km ) (Meal: B, L, D)
After breakfast driving 26 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
Day 3: Mai 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.
Discount for big group booking,
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
- 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
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.).
+ 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:
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.
One or two 8-seat air-conditioned transit vans converted to take bikes and bikers.
Minimum 2. Maximum 8.
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.
2 nights in home stay. All accommodation in hotel has a/c or fan, hot water and private facilities.
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.
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