Bike on the paths that make you "wow"

Biking Hidden Paths of Mai Chau & Ninh Binh

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Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Hanoi
4-day tour with various terrains, interesting home-stay and awesome scenery
Biking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here
Group size: 10 persons

This trip offers a great opportunity to see the two area of outstanding nature beauty; the North West highlands of Mai Chau and the limestone mountains of Ninh Binh. Biking is a great way to see this fascinating and visually stunning part of Vietnam, offering both physical activity and the unique opportunity to observe a way of life that has changed little over the centuries. As we ride in Mai Chau we encounter Muong and White Thai minorities and are guests in their traditional stilt houses allowing us to see firsthand how these minority peoples live. In Ninh Binh we explore the beauty of “Halong Bay on the rice fields” on bikes
Tour Highlights
  • Awesome scenery
  • Tam Coc - the "Halong Bay on the rice fields"
  • Homestay in Thai village
  • Traditional foot massage
  • Biking Hidden Paths of Mai Chau & Ninh Binh route map


    Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/bike to Buoc Village
    Day 2: Bike on back road to Mai Chau
    Day 3: Bike/drive to Ninh Binh
    Day 4: Bike/sightseeing of “Halong Bay on the rice field”. Drive back to Hanoi

    PRICE (Per person)
    (Valid to 31st December 2016)


    1 person: US$ 705
    2 persons: US$ 415
    3-4 persons: US$ 335
    5-6 persons: US$ 315
    From 7 persons: price on request


    1 person: US$ 1020
    2 persons: US$ 575
    3-4 persons: US$ 435
    5-6 persons: US$ 320
    From 7 persons up: price on request


  • Support vehicle as price options
  • High-end Mountain bikes
  • Helmet & biking gloves 
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Hotel (bases on twin shared room) 
  • Homestay permission
  • First-aid kit
  • Water & Snacks
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
  • Exclusion:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses (beverage, excluded meals - 10$ per person per meal...) 
  • Note: These prices are subject to change without prior notice.



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    Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/bike to Buoc Village

    Leave Hanoi at 8am. We drive southwest to Mai Chau, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive is very nice with stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop en route for refreshment. Upon arrival in Mai Chau we have a lunch stop in Pom Coong, a village of Thai ethnic minority. We will have lunch in a local house. After lunch we embark on a biking on village road to Buoc, a village of Thai minority group. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family.


    Biking:   30km
    Meals:   Lunch,
    Accommodation: Homestay

    Day 2: Bike on back road to Mai Chau

    Breakfast in the home stay and then we start biking on beautiful country road through scenic villages of Thai minority. Today we are going to face on real challenge with a dirt bike on small trails leading to Xo village. Visit local house and chat with the host before driving back to our homestay in Pom Coong village. Lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Pom Coong Village.

    Biking:   35km
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,
    Accommodation: Homestay

    Day 3: Bike/drive to Ninh Binh

    Breakfast and free at leisure to cycle around in the Mai Chau valley or shopping for Thai handmade fabric. Lunch in Mai Chau. After lunch we drive to Ninh Binh. Stop on the way for a beautiful ride through country side. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

    Biking:   30km
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,
    Accommodation: Hotel

    Day 4: Bike/sightseeing of “Halong Bay on the rice field”/Drive back to Hanoi

    Biking from the hotel to Hoa Lu, the first capital of Vietnam date back from 8th century. Visit the temples and climb some hundred steps to the top of a mountain for a great view over the “Halong Bay on the rice field”. After here we bike through an amazing area of limestone mountains uprising on rice paddies. After 1hr riding we reach Tam Coc. Lunch in local restaurant and then enjoy an interesting rowing boat trip on river to explore the Halong Bay on the rice paddies. Drive back to Hanoi. Trip concludes.

    Biking:   22km
    Boat trip:  2 hrs
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch


    Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

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