5-Day Hanoi To Mai Chau Cycle Tour
Duration: 5 days, private tour
Locations: Hanoi, Vietnam;Mai Chau, Vietnam; Ninh Binh, Viet
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Tucked in amongst the mountains to the west of Hanoi, the stilt villages of Mai Chau offer a window to a time gone by. Experience the White Thai people’s way of life on two wheels and see one of the most peaceful places in North Vietnam
• Stunning stilt villages and beautiful limestone rocks.
• Challenging, but accessible cycling.
• Support Vehicle
• Cuc Phuong National Park.
• Boat journey
• Traditional Homestay
Hotels (3 nights), Homestay (1 night).
Vehicle support, bicycles, meals, English Speaking Guide, snacks and water whilst riding.
Mai Chau is a quaint village 170km west of Hanoi, where stilted villages nestle between limestone mountains. The quite can be eerie, and the scenery dramatic. To get the full experience , we cycle out of Hanoi to Ninh Binh town, sticking to country back roads as much as possible. An average level of fitness is required.
DAY 1 :Hanoi – Ninh Binh An early departure from Hanoi for the rural town of Ninh Binh. An hour out of town you cycle for 30km on country back roads, with the final stretch covered by bus.
DAY 2: Ninh Binh Cycle to Tam Coc where you will take a boat to and through the caves, past spectacular cliffs, rural villages, and farming communities. You then cycle through the country side of Hoa Lu, the former capital, and soak up the friendly atmosphere of rural Vietnam.
DAY 3: Cuc Phuong National Park A 21km bicycle ride will take you through striking rural scenery to the village of Kenh Ga. Explore the still undiscovered area by boat and meander past cliff side homes and be charmed by the waving children. After lunch drive/cycle to Cuc Phuong National Park. Visit the Cave of Prehistoric Man and the Primate Rescue Center before settling in for the night.
DAY 4 :Mai Chau Cycle and bus from Cuc Phuong towards Mai Chau. Arrive Mai Chau and meet the family before settling into your home stay. Time to explore the villages and the locally made hand crafts.
DAY 5 :Hanoi Spend the morning cycling around the surrounding area before boarding the bus for the drive back to Hanoi.
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