Riding for about 875km via Mai Chau in Hoa Binh, Phu Yen in Son La, Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai to Sa Pa in Lao Cai, this 7 day Northwest Vietnam off-road motorbike tour is for those riders who want to explore the grand mountains, green tea hills, river, fresh lake, get on cloud moments, hospitable ethnic minorities, typical cultures and traditions including good local food and wine, special garments, music and lifestyle, Mu Cang Chai majestic terraces, O Quy Ho amazing pass, Fansipan – Southeast Asia roof, terraces, offroad tracks, winding and steep paths around remote villages, cool climate, etc. It is our pleasure to be accompanied with you!
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Destination: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Moc Chau – Phu Yen – Mu Cang Chai – SaPa – Thac Ba Lake
|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 (160 KM)
The motorcycle tour to Mai Chau departs from the outskirts of Hanoi at 8:30 am. Only after 50 minute touring, we will be in countryside roads through some rural villages locating between hills and rice fields. Lunch is served in Yen Lac – Hoa Binh province, the motorbike tour in the afternoon promise to be one of the highlight of motorbike tours North Vietnam, As the leading Vietnam Motorbike Tour company, Alan and his team are very much different from the other motorbike tour organizers in Hanoi to take you on the much nicer and quiet back-roads with more stunning mountain views. Our motorbike crew will mostly ride on mountain and hill back-roads with breathtaking view of mountain, river and typical houses on stilts of Thai people. We arrive in Mai Chau valley at 4:30 pm. Overnight at homestay of friendly Thai people. Ends 1st day motorbike tours North Vietnam.
DAY 2: MAI CHAU – PHU YEN ( 165 KM)
Start your day with hot Vietnamese café in the middle of rice and corn fields with full sounds of bird singing. After having breakfast with the family, take a short walk around the rustic villages of the Thai hill tribe who lives on the houses on stilts. Afterward, we get back to the motorbikes and keep riding up to Moc Chau plateau. As the experienced motorbike company, we will try to avoid the highway busy No 6, we will bike on the back mountain road that was built by the French during the Vietnam war, this trail is quiet but offers very stunning views of surrounding mountain. The motorbike tour on this forgotten road could be the top motorbike tours North Vietnam. Having lunch in Moc Chau plateau we on road again and ride all the way to Da river lake, after crossing the beautiful lake, we’ll have another highlight motorbike tour northern Vietnam along the 2 sides of the river, this motorbike touring reminds you the Vietnam motorbike trip on the coast.
We arrive at Phu Yen at 4 PM. Get a room then rest or have a cold beer at hotel bar or get the bike again to ride to some beautiful villages of the Tay people. Back to hotel for dinner. Finish the 2nd motorbike tours North Vietnam.
DAY 3: PHU YEN – MU CANG CHAI ( 200 KM)
We take “Pho” – a “must-try” noodle soup in Vietnam for breakfast. Departing at 8:00 AM. The motorbike tour today could be the most enjoyable of the North Vietnam motorbike trip. We bike on some of the very long and most amazing mountain passes in Northern of Vietnam that can give you awesome pictures of mountain and rice terrace fields. We mostly ride on smooth roads but the both sides scenery with rustic villages will make motorcyclists stop every 5 minutes. Riding motorbike in Vietnam for many years, for me this part offers the best motorbike tours North Vietnam. We arrive in Mu Cang Chai at about 4.30 pm. Ends the most highlight Vietnam motorbike tours.
DAY 4: MU CANG CHAI – SAPA ( 160 Km)
Sa Pa – Amazing Rice Terraces
The Vietnam motorbike tour to Sapa is another highlight of motorcycle tour Northwest Vietnam. The motorbike touring of the first half will cross huge green tea plantation and then the other half of the route must be one of the incredible motorbike trips in Vietnam when we gear up and up on the O Qui Ho pass – one of the longest and most amazing pass in North Vietnam. We will gear all the way up to level of more than 1600 m above the sea level where we call the heaven gate – Sapa at midday. In the afternoon, we will bike down Sapa valley to some rustic villages of the Black H’mong, Red ZDao and DZay people, Moreover, Sapa motorbike tour along the Muong Hoa valley promises to give you best photos of stunning scenery in Northern Vietnam. We will bike back to the town in the late afternoon. Stay overnight in Sapa town. Stay overnight in homestay down the valley can be arranged upon request!
DAY 5: SAPA discovery
Take motorbikes to visit some ethnic villages and take a tour to get to Fansipan – the roof of Southeast Asia, 3143m altitude!
DAY 6: SAPA – THAC BA LAKE ( 220 KM)
As today is longer ride, we will leave Sapa for Thac Ba lake earlier at around 8:00 and enjoy a great motorbike ride on the winding mountain roads through some rustic villages located on the top mountain with beautiful rice and corn terrace surrounded. The north Vietnam motorbike tour to Thac Ba lake today offers a big opportunity to say hello to China, after 1 hour riding, we will get down to Lao Cai city and come closer to China. Have a short ride along Nam Thi river and have a cup of Vietnamese café on roadside. We will stop in Pho Rang for lunch, after 30 minutes, we heading to the quiet back-roads through nice rural villages with beautiful rice fields, fish farm and palm tree hills. The last 80 km ride must be one of the most joyful motorbike tours North Vietnam. We arrive in the Dzao village which located nearby bank of Thac Ba lake, leave the bikes in the village and it is the time to relax and have some cold beers while having a boat trip on the peaceful lake. After one hour on boat, we get back to homestay for a meal with family. Ends the 5th motorbike tours North Vietnam.
DAY 7: THAC BA LAKE – HANOI ( 170 KM )
As the experienced Vietnam motorbike tour, we will take you back to Hanoi on our unique road, make sure that it is very much less traffic than the other roads. No way our road can be copied. If you are not tiring today, we can offer some more off-road motorbike tour nearby Vu Linh and Thac Ba lake. Get back closer to Hanoi and traffic becomes busier and busier like a game station. No worry, everybody rides slowly and I am sure that after 6 days riding with our Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia team, you are so confident to make it through busy and funny Hanoi traffic. Finish motorcycle tour Sa Pa and northwest Vietnam at 4:00 PM safe and sound before the rush hour.