Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
This 3 day Biking Vietnam tour is one of our easy road cycling tour start from Hanoi, takes you to Mai Chau valley, Kenh Ga village, and Tam Coc. Cycling mostly on the back roads to visit peaceful rural villages of the Thai and Muong.
DAY 1: HANOI -> MAI CHAU
8.00 am: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Mai Chau arriving at Poom Coong village around lunch time. Take a warm up ride around Lac and Pom Coong villages before enjoying home cooked lunch at local home. After lunch cycle to the Thai village of Cun Pheo on a mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails. The views are stunning as the ride passes through many villages and across rice paddies. We will cycle across suspension bridges and follow the contours round beautiful terraced rice fields. Dinner and overnight in local village homestay.
DAY 2: MAI CHAU -> NINH BINH
After breakfast, depart for Ninh Binh which is around 150 km from Mai Chau. The 4-hour drive takes you through paddy fields, rural hamlets of Hoa Binh and Ninh Binh provinces (Part of the direct road is under maintenance). You will arrive in Kenh Ga around noon. Set on the banks of the Hoang Long River, Kenh Ga is a remarkable place, not only because it is surrounded by the same massive rocks that dominate Hoa Lu, but also because for most of the year the entire community lives on the water itself. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a 2-hour cycling along the Hoang Long River. You firstly ride along the Hoang Long river dykes, then turn right, passing by countryside, rural villages. You ride for about 25 kilometers on flat roads before arriving in Tam Coc around 5 pm. Check in hotel and spend the rest of the day free at leisure. Dinner in town and overnight in Tam Coc at hotel.
DAY 3: NINH BINH -> HANOI
The area around Tam Toc is famed for its spectacular karst scenery. The soaring limestone mountains jut straight out of the paddy fields are wonderful. We begin our day with a peaceful cruise by local sampan to explore the picturesque Tam Coc (dry Halong Bay), the canal running through three caves. Return to hotel for check out and have some more bike ride. There are such sites to be discovered by bike as Thai Vy temple, Bich Dong pagoda, Tam Coc embroidery village…After cycling for about 12 kilometers, you arrive back in Tam Coc at a local restaurant where your lunch is provided. After lunch, you will be transferred by car back to Hanoi. Arriving back in Hanoi around mid afternoon, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi. End.