Pu Luong Biking Tour

Detail ItineraryThe Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and biodiversity. Stretching from Mai Chau in the northwest and to Cuc Phuong National Park in the southeast. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone mountains, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. Biking in Pu Luong is one of the best ways to discover the natural beauty of the region and exotic culture of minority groups. On this biking tour we will ride on the first part of the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail and spend 3 nights in villages of Thai people.Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/Biking to Pu Luong (Hang Village)Leave Hanoi at 8 am. We drive southwest to Ma 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 Hin, a village of Thai minority group which is located within Pu Luong Nature Reserve. We will first bike on beautiful tar road through Mai Chau valley before jumping into undulating dirt paths. We reach Hang Village around 5 pm. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family.SummaryBiking:   40km - unpaved bumpy road - Moderate gradeMeals:   Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Home stay

Day 2: Climbing mountain slopes to Hin VillageToday is a tough day with long climb on mix of dirt paths and village roads. In the morning we climb mainly. In the afternoon we enjoy easier ride slightly downhill to Hin, a village of Thai minority. Great mountain view and scenic villages. Lunch in local house en route. Dinner and overnight in Hin village.SummaryBiking:   30km - unpaved bumpy road - Challenging gradeMeals:   Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Home stay

Day 3: Downhill ride to Canh Nang Town/Transfer to Mai ChauAfter breakfast we say good bye to the villagers and ride toward Ma River passing expansive maize fields. Near the river we would see many water wheels which used by the local to water their farms. We cross the river on bridge and have lunch in Canh Nang town. After lunch we can continue biking along Ma River or take the bus back to Mai Chau. Dinner and overnight in Pom Coong Village. SummaryBiking:   25km - unpaved bumpy road - Moderate gradeMeals:   Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Home stay

Day 4: Drive back Hanoi Breakfast at the home-stay and drive back to Hanoi. We reach Hanoi around noon time. Trip concludes.SummaryTransfer:   2 hrsMeals:   Breakfast



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