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Vietnam Bicycle Tours: Mai Chau Valley Trails
Discover the Mai Chau valley and trails on a three-day journey into Vietnam's heartland. Descend into lush valleys, resplendent with a vast array of greens, and ascend to the challenging heights that will reward you with magnificent views all around. Experience the warm hospitality of the local hill tribes, the rich cultural heritage and the natural splendor of this very special part of Vietnam.
- CategoryMountain Biking
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration3 days
- Culture LevelAdventurous
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance46.6 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance15.5 miles
How long is the tour? How many days riding?
The tour is 3 days long with 3 days of riding.
How many riders will be in the group?
Groups can be from 2 to 16. For groups of 9 or more, a second guide joins the tour.
Is there a minimum age for this tour?
Yes. Riders must be 12 years old by the time the tour starts.
Can I rent a bike for the tour?
Yes, a well-known brand of mountain bike is included in the price of this tour. You can rent, at an additional cost, an E-bike if you prefer.
What's the tour like?
This trip is suitable for people who are fit, have off-road experience, and enjoy a mountain bike challenge in a beautiful environment. Of course, water, soft drinks and snacks are all included every day. The trip is fully supported by an air-conditioned minibus.
You will ride approximately 75 km, mostly on off-road tracks that vary from hard packed jeep roads to single-track. This is a moderately challenging mountain bike trip with climbs to stunning views and spectacular descents. The guides are knowledgeable on the local area and customs, and they explain the history, culture, and local way-of-life each time you stop.
Are helmets required?
Helmets are provided and is required to be worn on all biking activities. If you do not wear a helmet you won't be allowed to cycle.
Am I safe?
The tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue. But to a large degree, riders must be responsible for their own safety during the tour. It is therefore compulsory that you take out travel insurance that will cover you for a cycling tour.
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts and ends in Hanoi, Vietnam. For those flying in, it can be accessed through Noi Bai International Airport (HAN).
Are helmets included when hiring a bike?
Yes, if you're hiring a bike from the operator, a complimentary helmet is provided, although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.