Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi offers you a full chance to taste Ha Giang and Sapa – the two most attractive destinations in northern Vietnam. You will have a great album of the stunning landscape of the mountainous region and colorful hill tribes after 8 days of riding a motorbike in north Vietnam. This could be the best choice for our Motorbike Tours Vietnam Collection.
Day 1: Hanoi to Ba Be Lake. – 240km ( L, D )
This great motorcycle tour to the north of Vietnam starts at around 8 AM. We try our best to avoid busy city roads in the morning until Cho Chu town( in Thai Nguyen province) where we have lunch. After lunch, we surely have an enjoyable motorcycle ride to Ba Be because the roads have less traffic and give you a lot of grand mountain views. At about 4 PM. We arrive at Pac Ngoi – a beautiful village of Tay people located peacefully at Ba Be lake’s side.
Dinner and stay with the Tay family.
Ba Bể Lake (Vietnamese: Hồ Ba Bể – Ba means “Three”, Bể is from the Tay language word pé, meaning “lake”) is the largest natural lake in Vietnam. It is located in Nam Mẫu commune, Bắc Kạn district, Bắc Kạn Province in the northeastern region of the country.
Having been formed approximately 200 million years ago, the lake is surrounded by limestone cliffs, which in turn are covered by primary forests. The lake comprises three zones named Pé Lầm, Pé Lù, and Pé Lèng. Three rivers, named Năng, Tả Han, and Nam Cường, are the main inflows of the lake. The Năng river enters the lake through a large waterfall called Đầu Đẳng. In the lake, there are also three islands, named Án Mã, Khẩu Cúm, and Po Gia Mải (literally “Widow’s Island”).
Ba Bể Lake is a featured geographical science and is a biodiversity reservoir. It is a part of the Ba Be National Park.
It is home to a range of animals and plants.
Day 2: Babe Lake To Meo Vac. – 170 km ( B, L, D )
Saying goodbye to the family, we ride on a small road about 40 km before taking a small beautiful trail that goes through the jungle, we ride across some streams, a great day for an off-road ride. Continue to Bao Lac town for lunch then continue to ride up to Meo Vac by taking a scenic route climbs over many Passes where we can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges and the Nho Que river – Just an amazing place to be. Arrive in Meo Vac by 5.00 PM.
Dinner in town, Hotel stay.
Meo Vac Towns are located in the heart of the Dong Van Rock Plateau, which was recognized as part of the Global Geo-Park Network in 2009, the Dong Van old quarter is home to age-old and unique architecture near Ha Giang Province’s border with China. Therefore, the Motorbike tour to Ha Giang, Dong Van is always the best choice for the motorcyclists.
Day 3: Meo Vac to Ha Giang. – 180km ( B , L , D )
Today’s ride must be the highlight of the trip as we will visit one of the most remote lands in Vietnam where we can see many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and imposing mountains such as Pi Leng Pass – one of the 4 longest and most beautiful passes in North Vietnam, the Rock Plateau, the Vuong palace in Dong Van, The “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba. This is for sure the best motorbike ride in Vietnam with many interesting and amazing things on every meter of the road. Arrive in Ha Giang in the late afternoon.
Dinner and stay with the other Tay’s family or stay in a hotel in Ha Giang city
Ha Giang, 300 km away from Hanoi, is located at the highest latitude in Vietnam. It is surrounded by Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai. It shares a border with China in the north. Many ethnic minorities, including the Dao, Hmong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang province Vietnam.
Day 4: Ha Giang to Sa Pa. – 240km ( B ,L , D )
Today we head straight towards the North-western mountain where the main Fanxipan Mountain range dominates the road until Sapa. The road is very smooth with a good view of green mountains, and rice fields between lovely villages of the hill tribes. After a short break in Lao Cai to see the Chinese border, we will have a very beautiful motorbike tour to Sapa. This motorbike ride is up and up to 1.600 meters above sea level. Arrive in Sapa in the late afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Sapa to Than Uyen. – 100km ( B , D )
You are free to explore Sapa until 1.30 PM, check out the hotel and we continue the route to Than Uyen, we will make a splendid climb up from Sapa to the top of the highest road pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass). Crossing into Lai Chau Province at over 2000m above sea level. This is a short motorbike ride but could be the most enjoyable motorbike tour from Sapa. The ride offers you an amazing view of the Hoang Lien mountain ranges for miles and miles. We arrive in Than Uyen by 5.00 PM.
Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 6: Than Uyen – Phu Yen. – 240km ( B, L, D )
We keep riding up and down into a forested and high mountain region populated by Hmong peoples, We will hike up a very high mountain pass before descending into a mountainous tea-growing region. Soon after we follow along the valley floor covered in a sea of rice surrounded by Hmong and Thai villages to Phu Yen, lunch on route.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Phu Yen – Mai Chau. – 140km ( B , L , D )
We ride on a good paved road along a beautiful stream before descending to the banks of the reservoir and a ferry crossing. Once across we have 50 kilometers route that has plenty of challenging surfaces and is prone to landslides. Much of the area is inhabited by Kinh and both Black and White Thai, all offering impressive views over the area on a clear day. After lunch in a local place, we join route No6 to Mai Chau.
Dinner and overnight at home-stay in the Thais village.
Day 8: Mai Chau – Hanoi. – 150km ( B , L )
Getting up late, feel the peaceful life of the locals by walking around the valley, and then start the motorbike ride back to Hanoi at around 10 AM. After 2 beautiful mountain passes – Thung Khe and Doc Cun we will have lunch and then join the highway back to Hanoi. We will be back at the hotel before rush hours to end the best motorbike tour in north Vietnam safely. End The Tour.
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