Mai Chau Off Road Biking Tour 3 days
Mai Chau Off Road Biking Tour 3 days Our Mai Chau – Moc Chau cycling tour is a great combination among the famous classic attractions, outdoor activities and the untouched scenery. While Mai Chau has long been a famous stop-over for traveler on the way to the Northwest Vietnam, Moc Chau is an ideal stop for outdoor discovery activities as it is blessed with fresh and cool air, off-the-beaten trails though huge abundant fruit and flower farms as well as friendly and hospitable ethnic locals. Furthermore, specially designed for those who keen on the “two-wheels”, the cycling tour is an ideal choice to explore the beauty and hidden charms of the Northwest Region.
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Our Mai Chau – Moc Chau cycling tour is a great combination among the famous classic attractions, outdoor activities and the untouched scenery. While Mai Chau has long been a famous stop-over for traveler on the way to the Northwest Vietnam, Moc Chau is an ideal stop for outdoor discovery activities as it is blessed with fresh and cool air, off-the-beaten trails though huge abundant fruit and flower farms as well as friendly and hospitable ethnic locals. Furthermore, specially designed for those who keen on the “two-wheels”, the cycling tour is an ideal choice to explore the beauty and hidden charms of the Northwest Region.
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.
Challenging yourself when cycling along the twisting mountain passes to reach a spectacular valley and plateau in the northwest mountainous region of Vietnam;
Experiencing the daily life of minority ethnics groups and enjoying their meals with specialties;
Riding off-the-beaten trails to come up with the friendly hosts and hidden charm of the are
Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind JET Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
Vehicle for transfers and support
Tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
Sightseeing entrance fees.
Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.
Accommodation pre/post trip.
Off Road HaNoi – Mai Chau (67 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 home stay in Maichau of Thai minority people
off road Mai Chau- Mocchau. (+- 80km ) (Meal: B, L, D)
After breakfast riding 16 km to Baixang then continue in the off road to MocChau withour car stand by. ( +-60 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
offroad Moc Chau- BaiXang- Hanoi (+- 65km ) (Meal: B, L)
We start riding from Hotel with 10 km from Moc Chau to HuaTat pass. Then we cycling down hill on the jeep track ( +- 45km) to Bai Xang, 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 BaiXang We have lunch and return to Hanoi by Car. Arrival Hanoi around 6 Pm, end of service.
When cycling we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
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What if I can’t find the departure date I need?
Please give us a call or send massage. If you are a group of four or more, we can usually add a departure date within the season to suit you.
Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?
We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you & Best homestay in mountainous or read more at Accommodation.
Will I have a local guide?
Yes, your guide will be English speaking and local. The local guide will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture.
Can I take a break from the cycling?
Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.
What will the group size be?
The tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run and there will be a maximum of 16 guests.
What will the food be like?
Vietnamese or Asia food is very varied across the length of the country. Each regional has local adaptations of classic dishes. Your guide will share their passion for their cuisine and they will lead you along a culinary adventure. Drinking water is always included with meals, any other drinks will be extra.
What snacks will I get during the cycling?
You will be supplied with local snacks & energy bars. Clean water and electrolyte drinks are provided to keep you hydrated.
Is there a single supplement?
No, there is no extra charge for single travellers if you share a room with another same sex single guest. If you want your own room you can pay a supplement.
What will the weather be like?
Seasons vary across the vast length of the country, meaning you can travel to Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia.Etc… at any time of the year. You will probably have some rain during your visit.
Can you arrange my flights?
Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive esperience of travel in Asia.
Suitable Bicycle. MTB, Touring Bike, Cyclocross/Gravel bike.
At JET we hold firmly to the opinion that using your own bike, the bike on which you feel at home and comfortable is the finest way to enjoy a cycling adventure.
Most kinds of bicycle, except light-weight racing bikes are suitable for this tour: touring bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids or cyclocross bikes are all fine. Road conditions vary from asphalt to gravel and some hard packed dirt tracks. Tyre’s from 35mm in width upwards will be fine but we recommend 40mm on 700c and 2” on 26” wheels as a minimum.
South East Asia is generally a warm place so the ability to carry one or two water bottles is essential (either on your bike or in a backpack). Our back-up vehicle carries water and tools although for those competent with tools bringing your own pump, puncture kit, and multi took is recommended as it would speed up repairs and minor adjustments. If bringing your own bike please bring along a few spare spokes that fit your wheels (please note that different wheels have different size spokes). If your bike has disk brakes or hub gears please bring any components that you feel may be necessary. We carry some spares for our hire bikes but we cannot guarantee that we will have any tubes other than 26” car type valves. Tyres and tubes other than 26” can be difficult to come by in many parts of the world so please make sure you have spares. If in doubt please ask at your local bike shop. A means of carrying your camera, sunblock etc is also useful – either an on-bike bag, handlebar or saddlebag for example, or a lightweight day-pack.
Recommendation: Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.
ESSENTIAL! Please be sure that your bicycle is in perfect condition before you leave home. Again, if in doubt please consult your local bike shop.
If you wish to hire a bicycle for the duration of your holiday with us we can arrange for the hire of good quality cycles from our in-country agent. Typically these bikes are mountain bikes, often Trek 4 series or similar. Please request a hire bike at the time of booking, fields to do so are on the booking form. Payment for hire bikes can be made with the balance of the tour payment or in cash on arrival.
Rental Bicycle Recommendation. Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.