The Quang Binh province in Central Vietnam is quickly developing the reputation as the adventure capital of Southeast Asia. Gargantuan limestone caverns beg exploration beneath the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Hordes of tourists are flocking to the area to venture inside these ancient caves. Now more exciting activities are available for those searching for more pursuits on the surface.
One such experience is mountain biking in Phong Nha, which offers a mix of tough off-road trails, rural surroundings, historic sights and enchanting scenery. While the grandeur of the massive caves hiding amongst the jungles of the national park attracts thousands of visitors, the farmlands in the neighbouring area remain relatively untouched.
The mountain biking in Phong Nha take us deep into the heart of it and left us longing to venture back out on two wheels to relive the experience.
The legendary Hochiminh Trails which facilitated the movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam during the Vietnam/American war.
These trails were known as one of the greatest military engineering achievements of the 20th century. There is not only one or 2 Hochiminh trails. Our guide will tell you more about those than C.I.A ever knows.
08h45-09h00: We will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha to go to the starting point for briefing and to review the rules on village roads.
09h00: leave the town for Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. You will be passing the local corn and rice fields, and cycling along Son River to explore Na village, which is known for the floating fishing farm. Stop enroute to learn the local culture, how the rice is grown and how the villagers feed their fish in the river. Stop at Ho Khanh’s house to learn about the caving passion of the King of the Cave Kingdom. Ho Khanh is the local jungle man who first found Hang Son Doong – the World’s Largest Cave in 1990. He is now working as the porter leader for the trip to Hang Son Doong while his wife running their own homestay.
With luck, you can get a picture with this World-famous caveman.
Pedal to get through villages, a nice peanut/corn field to reach to the Ho Chi Minh original trail, which facilitated the movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam. There is not only one or 2 Ho Chi Minh trails. Our guide will tell you more about those than C.I.A ever knows.
Stop enroute to talk with the local families and learn more about their lifestyle and make friends.
Cycle deep into the Phong Nha National park – one of the biggest limestone system in the world, home to many undiscovered caves.
Picnic lunch & free swimming. After lunch, cycle under the shades of the lime-stone along Hochiminh HW and turn to a village to visit Wine Cave - where the V.C made rice wine during the time hiding bomb from the U.S aircraft. There is a symbol of peace still remained in the cave.
Back to the town about 16h30. Tour ends.