Biking Mai Chau, Vietnam Tour
  • Routing: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hanoi
  • Grading tour:

    • Awesome scenery
    • Homestay in Thai village
    • Traditional foot massage

    Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Biking to Buoc Village
    Depart for Mai Chau at 8am. We will have a beautiful bus ride to Mai Chau passing rice paddies, tea plantations and peaceful villages. Upon arrival in Mai Chau around noon time, we have lunch in Pom Coong, a village of Thai ethnic minority. After lunch we have a short nap and then jumping on our bike for a beautiful riding on village roads. We will stops on the way for taking photo and to visit to local villages. We will reach Buoc Village around 5pm. We will have dinner and overnight in a local house.
    Summary
    Transfer Hanoi – Mai Chau:   4 hrs 
    Biking: 20 km, undulating village road
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation:   Home stay


    Day 2: Buoc Village – Pom Coong Village – Transfer back to Hanoi
    We have breakfast at the home stay. Start our ride around 8.30am. Today we ride on easy terrain passing peaceful villages of the Thai people. Around noon time we reach Pom Coong Village, where we have lunch before taking a bus ride back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 5.30pm
    Summary
    Transfer Mai Chau – Hanoi:   4 hrs 
    Biking: 20 km
    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.
    Min - Max List Prices ($/person)

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    WHAT ATA SUPPLIES?
    • Professional Mountain Bikes
    • Specialized Hardrock Sport (brand USA) assembled in Taiwan with 27-speed (3 levels, 9 speed each), manufactured in 2012 with size S, M, L, XL, XXL applied for customer height from 1,55m - 2,00m.
    • Giant Revel 24 speed (with 3 levels, 8 speed each), manufactured in Taiwan in 2013 with size S, M, L, XL customers' height 1,55m to 1,95 m.
    • Baby bikes available on request with 21 speed and 6 speed for kids' height from 0.90m - 1.40m
    • High Quality Helmets: Offer maximum protection during off-road uses 
    • ATA first-aid kit: Available on any ATA trip
    • If you pick the price option Incl. Mechanic and Support truck, we will supply:
    • Support truck: each morning our main baggage will be loaded onto the support vehicle which will follow the group on the day's ride. The local biking leader and the support vehicle driver will watch over the group and will carry mobile phones, allowing you to contact them in the case of a breakdown or other incident. We want everyone to enjoy their cycling experience on this trip and we recognize the importance of group members being allowed to cycle at their own pace. At times there can be a fair distance between the front and rear cyclists in the group, with the support vehicle and cycling leader out of sight. The support vehicle will pick up any group members who wish to take a break from cycling at any time.
    • 01 professional mechanic along the biking trip who greatly understand the technical issues and fix the professional bikes as manufacturer's requirements. That will maximize the safety and the duration of our bike usages.
    • Spare parts of the bike such as: Tyres, Pump, Plastic tyre levers, Small tube of grease, Brake cable, Gear cable, Spare set of brake blocks / disc pads (front and rear), Spare spokes for front and rear wheels, Spoke key, 4 x inner tubes etc
     
    WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING WITH?
    Cycling Shoes
    Regular cycling gloves
    Biking glasses - sun protection recommended
    Helmet best fitting your head size recommended
    Personal knee and elbow protection
    Bottles of water
    Base-layer - short sleeve cycling top
    Long sleeved cycling top
    Lightweight waterproof jacket
    Several T-shirts
    Long-sleeve, lightweight casual shirt
    Fleece jacket or jumper
    Padded cycling shorts
    Cycling tights or tricksters
    Lightweight travel trousers
    Casual shorts
    Sun block, anti-insect repellent, rain coat, toiletries
    GoPro Camera - optional
    Mobile phone with multi sockets - optional
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    Departure: Hanoi

    Finish: Hanoi

    trip notes

    THIS ADVENTURE INFORMATION
    Depart from:  Hanoi - End at:  Hanoi
    When:    Year round see more Vietnam weather
    Activities:   Biking, Culture expedition, Home stay
    Transportation:  AC vehicle, Mountain bike
    Guide:   Biking English speaking guide
    Accommodation:  Homestay

    BIKING GRADE:
    Introductory Grade that means the tour involve up to 2-3 hours of active, physical-required activities per day at a slow but steady pace. Your track trails are predominately on good conditions and tracks and might include some easy pass crossings such as a mix of quiet paved roads, forestry tracks and easy double tracks. 
    Your muscles are going to relatively tense sometimes, especially for adventurous newcomers however there are some relax intervals helping you back to the phase. You should have an average level of fitness. No special notices required.
    * Suggested preparation: having good routines of exercises, active lifestyle with physical-related activities, 2-3 times per week.
    Who suits:  Great for newcomers to active travel. 
    Activity: 2-3 hours most days 
    Distances: Hike average 5 miles (8km), cycle 10-20 miles (or 16 – 32km) most days 
    Surfaces: flat or rolling terrain with some possible steeps 
    Elevation change: up to 2,000 ft/day (about 600m)
    Altitude: up to 4,000 ft (about 1200m)


    MEALS AND FOOD
    - Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch
    All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. Since we travel away from town, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce. On this tour, a local cook will accompany us and cook meals at the home stay.

    THE HOMESTAY
    Homestay in villages is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We will stay in the traditional-stilt-house of the Thai people and, as the locals do, we will sleep on the bamboo floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    THE BIKING DAYS
    A typical biking day starts at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 or 5. During the biking we will have plenty short breaks for rest, snack and photographing. 
    Depending on the distance and the terrain the biking day can be part-drive part-ride or riding the whole way. 

    OUR BIKES
    On this tour we use high-end mountain bikes with different sizes. Biking helmets of good quality are also provided. 
    The bikes often are:
    ++ Specialized Hardrock Sport (brand USA) assembled in Taiwan with 27-speed (3 levels, 9 speed each), manufactured in 2012 with size S, M, L, XL, XXL applied for customer height from 1,55m - 2,00m.
    ++ Giant Revel 24 speed (with 3 levels, 8 speed each), manufactured in Taiwan in 2013 with size S, M, L, XL customers' height 1,55m to 1,95 m. 
    ++ Baby bikes available on request with 21 speed and 6 speed for kids' height from 0.90m - 1.40m

    OUR BIKING TOUR GUIDE
    The tour will be led by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding cycling tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.

    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.

    Total day

    2-Days 1-Nights

    Activity

    SightSeeing Biking Homestay

    Group size

    Min: 0 persons

    Max: 0 persons

    Transportation

  • Accommodation

  • Inclusions

    Private A/C vehicle to transfer and carry the bikes
    Good quality helmets
    High-end Mountain bikes rental
    Professional biking English speaking guide
    Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    Homestay permission
    Snack and water on biking segment
    First-aid kit
    Entrance & Sightseeing fees
    Service charges and taxes

    Exclusions

    Travel insurance
    Visa process and stamp fees
    Tips and gratitude
    Personal expenses
    Excluded meals (approx. 10$/person/meal)
    Others not mentioned