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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

A 3 day off road Mountain Bike challenger  trip covering over 160 kilometers of  fire road through pine forested hills and rain forested valleys, single track and trails use by local people.

The best of off road mountain biking trip around Hanoi, truly mountain off road biking trip in Vietnam.

Testimonials of this trip

Hi Joe, Thanks again for the beautiful mountain bike trip. It would be so fine, if you can send us a cd with the pics, I think it is not possible to send them via mail.

Jochen Dehlzeit

Am Judenfriedhof 12

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Germany 

 

Itinerary

Day 1

HaNoi  - Mai Chau (67 km) (Meal:  L, D)

Transfer to Hoa Binh. Start riding ,It’s a fascinating drive past many minority villages as we climb onto a higher plateau. We ride pass coffee and tea plantations before arriving in the  Baixang for lunch. Afternoon continue cycling to  MaiChau village.

Over night  home stay in Maichau of Thai minority people

Day 2

Mai Chau- Mocchau. (+- 80km ) (Meal: B, L, D)

 After breakfast riding 16 km  to Baixang then continue in the off road to  MocChau  withour car stand by.  ( +-60 km off road, car track ), making this a day not to be forgotten. We cycle past rice fields. There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 17 km with a 3 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 15 km strength-sapping climb. We finish the day with a stunning descend on road to Moc Chau hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel

Day 3

Moc Chau- BaiXang- Hanoi (+- 65km ) (Meal: B, L)

 We start riding from Hotel with 10 km from Moc Chau to HuaTat pass. Then we cycling down hill on the jeep track ( +- 45km)  to Bai Xang, one of the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam. After a biking and ride along a mix of dirt tracks and tarmac trails through Thai village and across rice paddies  to BaiXang We have lunch and return to Hanoi by Car. Arrival Hanoi around 6 Pm, end of service.

Tour overview

Tour Cost
Group Size  2-3 4-5  6-7-9
Price /person 450USD 410USD  380

Book 6 people pay only 5

Note: Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.

Best Time to go From October to May
 WHAT'S INCLUDED
bullet English speaking local guide
bullet Accommodations in hotels, home stays and  local hotel around trip as mention
bullet Meals as mention with B= breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner
bullet Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
bullet Ground transportation
bullet Additional guides where necessary
bullet Entrance fees and permits
bullet Basic medical
WHAT NOT International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).
Bike Hire

 + GIANT XTC  including in tour price.

+  Cannondale F3,  Cannondale RZ Twenty 3 full suspension  pay 50 USD extra

Bikes suggest :  XC hardtail, XC full suspension , All mountain

 If you bring your bike please ensure that you bike is in good working order before you leave on tour. If you are not the most mechanically minded we suggest that you get your bike looked at by a professional bike mechanic. In particularly we would suggest looking and adjusting all wheel spokes, greasing all your bearings, checking your brakes/gears cable, tighten all nuts and bolts, check chain, quick release clamps, tires and put in new inner tubes and check wheel rims are not worn. In addition make sure the bike is well serviced and ride it with as much care and attention as possible.  

  Gears checklist
Total biking Distance
+- 160 km
Number of cycling days
1 full days , 2 half day

Average Daily Distance:

60km

Off Road

85%
Max. Altitude
700 metres
Road Surface
This tour follows a mix of  broken roads, fine road, singletrack , and rough tracks, so some off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills.
Support
One or two 8-seat air-conditioned transit vans converted to take bikes and bikers.
Group Size
Minimum 2. Maximum 8.
Staff
Groups of 6 or more a Vietnamese cycling guide and drivers and assistants. Groups of 4-5, an experienced English speaking Vietnamese cycling leader plus guide and support team.
Accommodation
  2 nights in home stay. All accommodation in hotel has a/c or fan, hot water and private facilities.
Food

All meals  as mention and snack  every 15- 20 km ( 10 miles)  for tea break with water, coffee ,tea, juice, bread, banana, apple... including nutritional ( 3 Clif Bar MoJo energy bars /per day)

- During the " BikingVietnam.com"  the main meals are breakfast and the evening meal. Thus, breakfast should be large and substantial (and include cereals). We recommend that all participants should bring a supply of their favorite cereals as many of the hotels where we stay don't yet have cereal on offer at breakfast.
- For lunch (picnic) you will need to make sandwiches in the morning, and take some fruit. We recommend you also bring along some of your favorite energy bars.
- The evening meal will be in a restaurant, and precooked by the Organizers. We will make sure there are always plenty of carbohydrates and protein on the menu.
- Don't forget adequate hydration is as important as a good meal and so you should make sure you carry enough water with you. In some stages there is no where to “top up” along the way. Follow your guides instructions for each stage. We recommend you use a hydration pack with at least 2l capacity, rather than water bottles. The water bottles don't carry as much water, plus it will get warm during the day, they are not as hygienic and the water bottle cage can get in the way when you may have to carry your bike.

NUTRITION

We recommend you should bring nutrition  as  details:

* Hammer Gel energy gels are 100% pure complex carbohydrates
* Clif Bar energy bars are a great-tasting, convenient source of energy for any activity. Made with 70% organic ingredients

Mix of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber promote steady increase in blood sugar levels followed by a gradual decline for sustained energy

4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein; excellent for post workout recovery "

 

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