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Biking Pu Luong – A Perfect 5-Day Itinerary Of The Cycle Trip

One of the most stunning regions of northern Vietnam is Pu Luong Nature Reserve, about 4 hours south of Hanoi, which has towering limestone peaks, lush rice terraces, and ethnic Thai minority communities.

On our biking Pu Luong tour (a must-try bike tour in Vietnam), you can also have a chance to visit Ngoc Son – Ngo Luong, which attracts people with its magnificently savage environment and the long-standing Muong ethnic culture.

Biking Pu Luong - A Perfect 5-Day Itinerary Of The Cycle Trip

Biking Pu Luong

Cycling in Pu Luong is the best way to discover the natural world and woodlands of the sanctuary. You can also participate in activities with native peoples, such as harvesting rice, weaving, and culinary classes.

Let’s scroll down for a detailed 5-day itinerary of the cycle tour

A Detailed Itinerary Of The Biking Pu Luong Tour

Day 1: Ha Noi – Ngoc Son – Khuong

We will depart from Hanoi for the Ngoc Son Nature Reserve by car at approximately 7:00. We’ll take a little break when getting to Ngoc Son Natural Reserve before we start our biking Vietnam journey. Ngoc Son hill, which is 400 meters high, is the first obstacle and the reward for exploring Mu Waterfall‘s beautiful scenery and calm environment.

Let’s continue cycling to Khuong Hamlet after lunch. After that, we’ll be given free rein to explore this hamlet’s terraced fields and hills while riding. 

Traditional dishes will be served for dinner at a nearby house-on-stilt where you will stay the night. Moreover, you can enjoy music performances with old Muong dance and rhythm to learn about their spiritual culture.

Ha Noi - Ngoc Son - Khuong

Mountain biking north Vietnam

Day 2: Mu – Pu Luong – Hieu village

After waking up early and taking a stroll in the nature reserve, enjoy breakfast with the residents in a stilt home before riding to the Coi Cao Hamlet, tucked away in the heart of the Ngoc Son Nature Reserve.

After that, your cycling vietnam can begin with a 2-hour stream-hiking excursion on a secret track into the primeval jungle.

At the trail’s end, we will return to cycle on the pristine path with many palm trees along the roadsides to reach the tranquil Hieu Waterfall. Thai villages are home to many water wheels that provide water from streams to households. Cycling Pu Luong Nature Reserve will help you explore the cultural values of the Thai people.

The stilt house is where you will spend the night. If you want a private place, you may make reservations to stay overnight at the remote, comfortably equipped bungalows.

Mu - Pu Luong - Hieu village

Pu Luong water wheel on stream, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam

Day 3: Hieu Village – Mai Chau

You may stroll through Thai Village to witness locals going about their everyday lives and speak with them to learn more about their rich culture. 

From Homestay, start the third day of mountain bike tours Vietnam on a paved route through the gorgeous rice terrace fields and charming Thai villages to Mai Chau. You can see the picturesque areas of Pu Luong and Mai Chau on your route. 

Then, the Pu Luong biking tour also gives you a chance to cycle on the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail to Mai Chau. When you get to Sol bungalow, check in and relax. You can watch a live musical performance at a nearby homestay.

Hieu Village – Mai Chau

Waterfall in Hieu village, Pu Luong, Thanh Hoa

Day 4: Mai Chau – Track Trail

After a quick breakfast, we bike through several communities over several excellent single-track pathways that connect one hamlet to another. The scenery is breathtaking as we pass and cross beautiful rice terraces. Fan palms are unique to this region.

We can also ride through hot springs, across suspension bridges, and around gorgeous terraced rice fields. On the way, visit a local family for lunch. After lunch, we ride past terraced rice farms on back roads, single tracks, and buffalo paths. 

The afternoon is free for further bicycle or foot exploration of the local pathways to Thai Homestay for dinner and the night.

Mai Chau – Track Trail

Biking in Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

Day 5: Back To Ha Noi

After breakfast, get on your bike and ride through the gorgeous road near Mai Chau, passing lush rice terraces and quaint towns while interacting with the kind locals. Thus, you can explore their cultures. Then, return to Phomcoon Village to stay at a local house. 

After lunch, we occasionally have to wander the village and browse for some locally created textiles to buy souvenirs. It’s time to go back to Hanoi. It might take about three hours, and you might get there late in the afternoon.

Back To Ha Noi

Hoa Binh Biking To Hanoi


Among Vietnam bike tour, this biking Pu Luong one is a must-try option if you love adventurous journeys. You will be overwhelmed by the majestic nature of Northern Vietnam. This is also your chance to have a collection of pictures of beautiful scenes and hard-working people. Try it and give us your feelings about your Vietnam cycling tour!

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