This 3 day Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau and Ta Xua peak for about 500km in total gives motorcyclists a chance to visit highlights of Mai Chau Valley then explore stunning beauty of Ta Xua Peak to experience the thrilling natural beauties of Northwest Vietnam, valuable culture and tribal traditions of the locals by see special and popular stilts on houses, local handmade and Thai clothing, Thai music performance, local food and rice wine. The tour is quite short but worth a riding tour, don’t miss the chance!
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Destination: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Bac Yen – Ta Xua
|DEPARTURE TIME||The tours start at 8.30 am in the morning|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will finish at about 4 or 5 pm |
|GEAR||We recommend you to bring your own gear to be the most comfortable. BUT we also offer you helmets, raincoats, gloves, knee and elbow pads.|
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau Valley (Hoa Binh) (160km)
Start our motorbike tour by leaving Hanoi on dyke roads to avoid the heavy traffic around 9.am, we ride our motorcycles west to Mai Chau, an area of beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority. We will motorcycle on Highway 6 passing extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads punctuated by limestone karst scenery.
After a light lunch in Hoa Binh Province, we cross Thung Khe, one of the most beautiful mountain passes in North Vietnam then descent to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. After dinner we join performance, where you can dance and share a range of special liquors (rice wine) with the locals. Overnight in a house-on-stilts of the Thai people.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Bac Yen (Son La) – 160km
In the morning, Loop Bike Tours take a short walk around village to discover local life. Life in the countryside starts early so by sunrise there is a wealth of activity. The Thai women are masterful weavers who ensure that there is plenty of traditional-style clothing to buy in the village centre.
Mai Chau and Ta Xua motorbikers will see women weaving on looms under or inside their houses in the village we can buy some handmade traditional-style clothing, knife or cross-bow. After breakfast in home-stay, we say goodbye to villagers and leave Mai Chau around 10 am. We ride from Mai Chau to the direction of Moc Chau, where we have lunch. This highland town produces some of Vietnam’s best tea and is a good place to stock up.
The surrounding area is also home to several ethnic minorities, including Green H’mong, Dzao, Thai and Muong. Moc Chau boasts a pioneering dairy industry that started in the late 1970s with Australian (and, later, UN) assistance. The dairy provides Hanoi with such delectable as fresh milk, sweetened condensed milk and little tooth-rotting bars called “Banh sua”. After lunch, we turn to the less travelled Road 43 leading to the Da River, crossing the reservoir of Da river at Van Yen ferry, then ride on a beautiful winding secondary road until Bac Yen where we stay in a basic guest-house.
Day 3: Bac Yen – Ta Xua Peak – Back To Hanoi – 180km
In this morning, after having breakfast you’ll be jumping up the iron horse again to get over zigzag & curving spiral roads with wild beautiful flowers such as Do Queen & Tao Men to reach Ta Xua peak which is located at the height of 2.600m above the sea level. We then will ride on the narrow backbone of dinosaur to view cloud flying beneath our feet.
Standing here is likely we are walking on the cloud or floating on the sea of cloud and your soul will be relieved and free from all tiredness as well as sorrows about daily normal life. Right here, you can shoot lots of nice photos from the top of the mount. Later on, we’ll ride back to the foot of mountain where we have a lunch before we ride back to Hanoi on dyke roads to avoid the heavy traffic and breaking out of the delta plains along the Red river. Finish our tour around 3 pm.