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Biking Pu Luong 3 Days

Grade: Moderate
Destination: Hoa Binh - Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
The Pu Luong nature reserve, about 170km from Hanoi or 20km from Mai Chau, is an important example of Limestone Karst, ecosystems renowned for their complexity, richness and beauty. Biking in Pu Luong is one of the best ways to discover the natural beauty of the region and exotic culture of minority groups. On this biking tour that includes both off-road, single track mountain biking and homestay experience. Begin your adventure with a car transfer from Hanoi up to Hoa Binh province where you start cycling up and downhill until you reach Mai Chau valley. You then cycle on the back roads, pedal on single dirt trails to Pu Luong Nature reserve.

Prices are valid till Oct 31, 2015
Exchange Rate:US$1=VND23,390
Group size2-3 persons4-6 persons7-9 personsSingle supplement
Prices/per personVND 6,796,949
(~US$ 291)
VND 4,697,272
(~US$ 201)
VND 4,314,911
(~US$ 184)
(~US$ 0)
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Above prices are valid till October 31, 2017

Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi to Hoa Binh, biking to Mai Chau Valley
You will be met up by our guide and driver at around 7h30. Then depart Hanoi for Mai Chau. Enjoy the spectacular scenery whist transfer. From the top of Cun Mountain, one can admire the superb panorama of Mai Chau surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses. Do not miss to take the photo! Arriving at Poom Coong village for an early lunch. 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. Pass hot springs, cycle across suspension bridges and follow the contours round beautiful terraced rice fields. On arriving in Cun Pheo village the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to wander by foot or explore the village trails further by bike. Overnight in a stilt house in Pom Coong village.

Meals: -/L/D
Biking Distance: 40km

Day 2: Biking from Mai Chau to Pu Luong Nature Reserve
After breakfast, you will start with a warm up ride for 15km to Co Luong on paved road. You start the off-road bike from Co Luong to Kho Muong village. You cycle past rice fields and bananas plantations as you pass through small minority villages inhabited by the Muong and the Thai minorities. There are two hard climbs today the first starts after 1 km with a 3 km ascent but the second, and most challenging comes at the end of this stunning day, with an 5 km strength-sapping climb. You finish the day with a stunning descend on a winding trail  into Kho Muong village. Dinner and homestay in a stilt house in Kho Muong village of Thai minority people.

Meals: B/L/D
Biking Distance: 40km

Day 3: Biking from Kho Muong village to Pho Doan town to Canh Nang Town
After breakfast, you will bike on the village path uphill to the dirt road. This part of the road is in bad condition but offers beautiful views over Thai villages and terraced rice fields on the valley. You cycle downhill on the single track to Pho Doan. After lunch, provided in a local restaurant in town, you will continue pedaling along a mix of dirt tracks and tarmac trails through Thai village and across rice paddies. The biking follows a river gradually upstream, though the ride appears flat. You will be picked up by your support vehicle at Canh Nang town and transferred back to Hanoi, arriving Hanoi in the late afternoon.

Meals: B/L/-
Biking Distance: 20km


2-night stay in stitl-houses with local families in Pom Coong village of Thai people and Kho Muong village of Muong people  
Transfers by private air-conditioned minibus with experienced driver
Experienced English speaking biking guide
All meals as mentioned in the detailed itinerary   
All entrance fees
Use of new Trek or Giant bikes with 24 speeds, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits  
Bottled water, snacks, fresh fruits and wet towels for cycling days

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