Silk - Elephant and Pongour Falls
This 30km bike ride or 55km to Elephant falls and Pongour biggest falls with the highlight sightseeing along the way is for riders who is looking for easy mountain biking and the best countryside out of Dalat as well as it’s famous local attractions.
We start the ride from Dalat and heads out to the southwest past Cam Ly fall and this is where you warm up your legs with a couple of small hills and one big hill on paved road before enjoying some great downhills with some steep descents on big dirt road through pine forest.
After this long downhill section we connect into a local village of the K’ho ethnic tribe and heads into awesome single track through coffee plantations and vegetations farms. Then we keep riding on to the main paved road out of TaNung village. From here we continue our ride through easy rolling hills and enjoy local attractions along the way including a cricket farm, rice wine making factory, a local silk throwing factory to see the whole process of how silk is made.
After the 30 km mark we arrive at Elephant waterfalls where we finish our ride and enjoy a picnic lunch set up here.
Lunch consists of fresh veggies and fruits, baguettes with an assortment of toppings and a French-style pastry to satisfy your sweet tooth. Dalat is known as the vegetable garden of Vietnam and lunch offers you a chance to try some of Dalat’s tasty produce.
After lunch your guide will take you for a walk down the waterfalls to feel the power of this wonderful area. Then enjoy your free time at Linh An pagoda nearby followed by a giant Budda statue on the back side of it before taking a vehicle transfer back to Dalat city. The 20 km longer ride is a chance for you to explore the amazing countryside of Dalat with the most biggest beautiful Pongour falls the the area.
The Nitty Gritty Details
|Depart From||We’ll start at 72B Truong Cong Dinh St|
|End At||We’ll drop you back at your hotel|
|Start Time||8:30 am|
|Finish Time||Depends on you – how fast do you want to go|
|Duration||One Day - At least 2.5 - 4hours riding time|
|Biking Grade||5– Moderate.|
|Transportation||Van or car for pick up at the end, depending on group size|
|Meals||Fruit snack, purified drinking water, picnic lunch. Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements.|
|What to Bring||Biking clothes, sunscreen, repellent, camera, sport shoes. Sandals are not recommended.|
|What’s Included||English speaking guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, meal as listed above, helmet, high-end mountain bike and gloves.|
|What’s Not||Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended. Tips for our guides are always appreciated|
|Price/Person||Moderate ride: $52; Advance ride: $60 - Can be paid in US$, Euro, VND.|