Amazing Cycling Mai Chau, Pu Luong & Trang An 3 Days

Code: CMP03

Routes: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh - Hanoi

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Features: Cycle through spectacular nature reserve, the ethnic villages and the rice paddies of Mai Chau and Pu Luong. Visit and stay with the local ethnic minority of the Thai. In addition, you also visit the World Heritage of Trang An in the Ninh Binh province.

Trip Itinerary

Departure from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 AM. Start riding after an hour drive on the quiet countryside roads, cycling distance can be flexible as we have our van following us all the way.


Lunch stop on our halfway to Mai Chau, we then continue our afternoon cycling up and down hills, and along the Hoa Binh lakes where you encounter an amazing view of the peaceful lakes.

Our late afternoon descending down hills to Mai Chau, arrive in Poom Coom - a tribal village of Thai. Dinner and overnight in a local guest house here.

Cycling Distance: about 50 - 80 km

Trail Difficulty: 4/5

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, guest house, lunch, dinner, mountain bike & helmet, snack & water.

It’s better to be up early to witness the local life here. After breakfast, we go for a short car ride then cycle along Ma riverbank, and If good
weather, we try a 10 km on single track to some very remote villages along Ma river. Enjoy our picnic lunch in a local house then challenge
ourselves with 12 km cycling up hill to 650+ m through Pu Luong nature reserve, you can give this a miss by enjoying the views from the van support to the top.

We then hit the trails down-hill riding with spectacular view of mountain, forest and rice paddies. We arrive in Don Village for dinner and overnight at a traditional homestay, take a short walk around the village to enjoy the best-terraced fields of Pu Luong.

Cycling Distance: 40-80 km

Trail Difficulty: 4/5

Inclusion: Guide, homestay, all meals, mountain bike &helmet, snack & water.

It’s great to take a slow walk around the village with your camera to see life going early. We say good-bye to our host by around 8.00 AM for our wonderful biking down hill about 35 km with some spectacular views. Depend on your route chosen, you have lunch along the way. Bike upload before our 2 hours transfer to Trang An world heritage site.


We enjoy a boat ride in about 1,5 - 2 hours along the meandering stream with towering limestone mountain peaks, and row through some limestone caves too. We return to Hanoi in the late afternoon at around 6:00 PM.

Cycling Distance: 35-50 km

Trail Difficulty: 3/5

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrances fees, breakfast, lunch, mountain bike & helmet, snack & water, local boat trip.