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Cycle Rural Vietnam | 4-Day Private Tour

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Overview

Cycle through rural Vietnam and discover its true beauty in this 4-day comfortable cycling tour. Discover the beautiful Mai Chau region and Pu Luong Nature Reserve, cycle through the countryside, and experience the culture of rustic Vietnam. This tour is perfect for those that want to escape the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s hectic cities and enjoy the peaceful nature.

Quick Facts

  • Cycle through rural Vietnam
  • Discover Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • Visit Mai Chau Valley
  • Explore Thung Khe Pass
  • Included
  • 4 days
  • All year long
  • English
  • 12+

Activities

  • Adventure
  • Countryside
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing
  • Water

Highlights

  • Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • Mai Chau Valley
  • Muong Khen
  • Thung Khe Pass

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Hanoi – Tan Lac – Thung Khe – Mai Chau

The tour starts with an 8 am pick up your hotel by your private guide and driver. From Hanoi, you head southwest to Hoa Binh Province, the gateway to the majestic mountainous area of northern Vietnam. On the way, your tour guide will educate you on the tour itinerary.

After about a 3-hour drive from Hanoi, you’ll arrive at Muong Khen, a small town in Hoa Binh, where you’ll have a one-hour warm-up ride on back roads through beautiful farm-lands and villages. 

You will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Muong Khen before driving to the foot of Thung Khe Pass, where you’ll jump back on your bike and pedal on a picturesque road alongside the Hoa Binh Dam.

From Thung Khe Pass, you’ll get back on the support vehicle and head for Mai Chau Valley. Once in Mai Chau, you’ll check into your homestay where you’ll have dinner and relax after the day’s 25-mile (40 km) cycling.

Day 2
Day 2: Mai Chau – Ban Xo – Mai Hich

The day starts with breakfast at your homestay before warming up to today’s 22-mile cycling. From the homestay, you’ll cycle through the backroads of Mai Chau Valley, past the stilt-house villages of the Thai ethnic people and along beautiful country roads leading from Na Meo to Ban Xo.

Once you arrive in Ban Xo, you’ll enjoy a wonderful lunch at a local residence before heading to Mai Hich Valley, where you’ll check into your homestay in the late afternoon.

At the homestay, you’ll be able to rest after a busy day before having dinner. After dinner, you’ll be free to explore this beautiful agricultural area. 

Day 3
Day 3: Mai Hich – Pu Luong Nature Reserve

You will enjoy an early breakfast at your homestay before getting back on the road. You will spend the day riding towards the breathtaking Pu Luong Nature Reserve, cycling on both paved road and narrow dirt tracks along some fantastic landscape. 

You will stop near Pu Luong Nature Reserve for a picknick lunch before continuing towards your homestay. Once you arrive at the homestay, you’ll have a chance to recover from the 22-mile cycling before having a delicious dinner.

Day 4
Day 4: Pu Luong Nature Reserve - Hanoi

After enjoying breakfast at the homestay, you’ll cycle amongst the beautiful green rice terraces, passing local farms and villages. 

Once you’ve completed the 10-mile cycling, you’ll cross Canh Nang Bridge, where the support vehicle will be waiting for you to pick you up. From Canh Nang, you’ll head back to Hanoi with a lunch stop on the way. Once in Hanoi, your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Other

What's included?

  • Accommodation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Good bikes with helmet
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Support vehicle
  • Water & Snacks
  • Gratuity
  • Personal expenses

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Custom Vietnam Travel

At Custom Vietnam Travel, we specialize in custom tours and private holidays. Our innovative travel itineraries are focused on taking you off the beaten track to the less-tourist destinations, beautiful landscapes and to discover authentic cultures and locals’ daily life. We pride ourselves on bei...

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