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Moc Chau mountain bike 5days

 

vietnam mountain bike 2013_1Moc Chau mountain bike

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS.

This tour offers real  challenging  all mountain bike, some technical on offroad riding , hard climb on day1 and day2. A wonderful opportunity to experience the traditional and varied lifestyles of the people of this spectacular country. Only 4 days tour but have off-road, single track and asphalt pave biking.

Hi Joe, 

Just wanna say thanks for the arrangement & every little things you guys did in Hanoi. We really have a good time there. So hope to see you guys in future. thanks again!

best regards

Erik


Day 1: HaNoi  – Mai Chau (37 km) (Meal:  L, D)

Transfer to Man Duc. 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  home stay in Maichau of Thai minority people

Day 2: Mai Chau- Mocchau. (+- 50km ) (Meal: B, L, D)

 After breakfast riding 16 km  to Baixang then continue in the off road to  MocChau  withour car stand by.  ( +-40 km off road, 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 15 km strength-sapping climb. We finish the day with a stunning descend on road to Moc Chau hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel

single track vietnam toursDay 3: Moc Chau- Maichau  (+- 55km ) (Meal: B, L, D)

 We start driving from Hotel with 10 km from Moc Chau to HuaTat pass. Then we cycling down hill on the jeep track , single track ( +- 45km)  , one of the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam. After a local lunch take to the bikes and ride along a mix of dirt tracks and tarmac trails through Thai village and across rice paddies .
Overnight in MaiChau

Day 4: MaiChau – PuLuong (+- 50km ) Meal: B, L, D)

After breakfast riding to Co Luong then continue in the off road to  Kho Muong withour car stand by.  ( +-36 km off road, single track ), making this a day not to be forgotten. We cycle past rice fields and bananas plantations as we pass through small minority villages of Muong and Thai. There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 1 km with a 3 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 5 km strength-sapping climb. We finish the day with a stunning descend on a winding trail  into Kho Muong village.

Dinner and homestay in Kho Muong village of Thai minority people

Day 5: KhoMuong-Pho Doan- Canh Nang (+- 30km ) (Meal: B, L, D)

We Cycling down hill on the single track ( +- 15km)  to Pho Doan, one of the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam. After a local lunch take to the bikes and ride along a mix of dirt tracks and tarmac trails through Thai village and across rice paddies . The biking follows a river gradually upstream, though the ride appears flat. Driving to Hanoi, end of service in Hotel in Hanoi.

Tour Cost

Group Size  2  4-5 6-9
Price /person 720USD   650USD 560 USD

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

  • 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

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

USD 120

Gears checklist

Total Distance

+- 190 km

Number of cycling days

2 full days , 2 half day

Average Daily Distance:

45km

Off Road

60%

Max. Altitude

600 meters

Road Surface

This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, broken roads, , 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

1  nights in basic tourist class  hotels, 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…

Biking Grade

4/5 Challenging 

Scenery

 

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
  Moc Chau mountain bike TRIP HIGHLIGHTS. This tour offers real  challenging  all mountain bike, some technical on offroad riding , hard climb on day1 and day2. A wonderful opportunity to experience the traditional and varied lifestyles of the people of this spectacular country. Only 4 days tour but have off-road, single track and asphalt pave…