Vietnam Northern Experience Motorbike Tour - Northwest Vietnam where most of the Vietnam minority is located is famous for high mountains and beautiful passes with the amazing terrace field is always the best choice for bikers to do motorcycle touring in Vietnam. We design this 10-day northwest motorbike tour for those who wanna have a full view of the mountains’ beauty in the northwest such as Sa Pa, Son La, and Thac Ba Lake. It is one of our best Northern Motorbike Tours in Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi To Mai Chau. 190km ( L , D ).
7:30 AM Pick up from your hotel to our bike shop. This short motorbike trip to Mai Chau will be started by leaving from the outskirts of Hanoi at around 8. Avoiding the busy traffic by taking some narrow and small country roads. We ride our motorcycles west to Mai Chau, an area of beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority. After lunch, we will motorcycle on forgotten French road No 6, passing extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads punctuated by limestone karst scenery. Here is known as Ha long bay on the mountain. we cross Thung Khe, one of the most beautiful mountains passes in North Vietnam then descend to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. ( Home to the white Thai people who are living in houses on stilts) .
Dinner and overnight in Mai Chau – Homestay.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen. 140 km ( B, L, D ).
The motorcycle tour to Phu Yen is quite easy, It could have many stopovers for pictures of the amazing mountain views. We can start the day with an easy walk around the village or be lazy by waking up café. After saying goodbye to the Thai people we ride up in the direction of Moc Chau. Lunch is after the beautiful Hua Tat pass and then after lunch, turn to the less traveled Road 43 that leads to the Da River. After crossing the reservoir of Da river at Van Yen ferry, we ride on a beautiful winding secondary road until Phu Yen where we stay overnight.
Dinner and stay in Phu Yen – Hotel
Day 3: Phu Yen – Than Uyen 210km ( B, L, D ).
We should start the ride earlier today because this north Vietnam motorbike tour to Than Uyen offers a lot of picturesque stops so the ride starts at 8. AM. Right after the town, we will be on the winding and beautiful Lung Lo pass and then hit the quiet road to Tu Le – a charming little town where we have lunch. The second half of the day is the highlight of the day. After 50km from where we have lunch, will be in Mu Cang Chai where we have a great chance to take pictures of the most beautiful terrace fields in northern Vietnam. Arrive at Than Uyen at about 5. PM.
Dinner and stay in Than Uyen- Hotel.
Day 4 : Than Uyen to Sapa. 100km( B , L ,D )
The motorcycle ride to Sa Pa should be the highlight of the trip. In the first half of the day, we will enjoy an easy motorbike ride on the smooth road with beautiful tea fields and the colorful hill tribes along the way. And the other half, we ride on Qui Ho pass to cross the Hoang Lien mountain range- the highest one in Vietnam including Fanxipan peak with a height of 3142 meters above sea level. Surely, you will have pictures of the most beautiful valley in North Vietnam. We will be at Sa Pa at noon. After lunch in Sa Pa town, we have a half-day to discover a lovely town in the cloud – Sa Pa.
Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.
Day 5: Sapa – Luc Yen. 180km ( B, L, D )
This motorcycle ride from Sapa to Luc Yen is quite easy and enjoyable. We can start the day at 9 Am, hit the 40 km road down to Lao Cai where we can see China from Vietnam, and then keep riding on the beautiful and quiet big road No 70. And then make a turn to a small country road to Luc Yen – a nice village of the Tay people who live in stilted houses between green palm trees.
Dinner and stay with the Tay- Homestay.
Day 6: Luc Yen – Vu Linh. 80Km ( B , L ,D )
The road from Luc Yen to Vu Linh is quite flat. The short motorbike ride today should be the most enjoyable, after saying goodbye to the family, we will ride slowly on the small country road with the green mountain and rice paddy fields on two sides. We can stop somewhere to visit several nice villages of the Dzao and Tay on the way. Lunch should be in Vu Linh – the village located on the bank of Thac Ba lake and then after lunch, we have a chance to see the biggest man-made lake in Vietnam. We are sure the lake will make you feel worthy to be there!
Dinner and stay with the Dzao people – Homestay.
Day 7: Vu Linh – Hanoi ( B , L ) .
We will do our best to avoid the main busy road for as long as possible. we will ride longer to get to road No2B where there is less traffics. Then hit the road down to Red River Delta. A mixture of both challenging track and the glorious sealed road back to Hanoi. Be at Hanoi before rush hours and end the best motorbike tour in north Vietnam safely! End The Tour.