9 Day Motorbike Tour In North Vietnam
With many adventurers, Northern Vietnam is a mystical land with various undiscovered things waiting for us to explore. Therefore, joining the motorbike tour in North Vietnam is a chance of your life to open up your mind and challenge yourself. This land is the home of many ethnic minorities, plentiful of terraces for bikers, and also rich in culture. Once you become a part of motorbike tours Vietnam and set the road trip to northern mountainous area, you will have the unforgettable moments of your life.
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Day 1. Hanoi – Mai Chau (170 km – L, D) Thai Home-stay
You will meet the guide from Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia at 8 am after your breakfast to set off the trip.
The North Vietnam motorbike tour will make the way through the delta, run along the endless paddy fields, next to the enormous farming lands for vegetable and flowers. After 1 hour, the motorbike trip will take you through massive limestone mountains which are typical of karst terrace on the North of Vietnam.
We arrive at Mai Chau when the sunlight falls. An overnight homestay with local people, dancing surrounding the fire camp and drinking local wine will be the perk of the 1st day.
Day 2. Mai Chau – Nghia Lo (230km – B, L, D) Hotel stay
Our northern Vietnam motorbike trip continues heading up to a remote area, with mountains and vast forests, where is the home of H’mong people. After that, our motorbike crew keeps riding up and passing a mountain pass, before a tea plantation opens up our view. On the way on motorbike to Nghia Lo, you will be totally stunned by the rice fields of Hmong and Thai’s village, covered in a golden yellow color, dangling in the wind under the sunlight. It will be the highlight of the whole trip to North Vietnam motorcycle tour.
After a long day exploring nature, we will stay overnight in Nghia Lo town.
Day 3. Nghia Lo – Than Uyen – Sapa (250km – B, L, D) Hotel stay
From Nghia Lo, the North Vietnam motorbike tour will follow the off-roads up toward the highest peak of Fansipan mountain range. The way to Sapa could be the best part of Northwest motorbike tour in Vietnam. From the highest mountain road pass Tram Ton, our motorbike crew will cross into Lao Cai province at the height of 2000m above the sea level. You can take the panoramic view of the nature in front of your eyes. Totally stunning and breathtaking for tourists to stop and take photos.
We come to Sapa at 4pm to stay overnight. It is the end of the 3rd day with Motorbike tour in North Vietnam.
“Sapa is one the most reputable destinations in the north Vietnam,along with Ha Long bay and Trang An Ninh Binh. Running along the Chinese border, you can have a motorbike tour through all the boundary provinces before reaching Sapa and back to Hanoi. This could take you at least 1 week wandering the North of Vietnam. Take care of the time to visit Sapa. It is the most ideal from March to May and September to Mid-december”
Day 4. Sapa Tour. Hotel stay
A short motorbike tour around Sapa is followed after breakfast. Our motorbike group will bike to Muong Hoa valley. The ride to Lao Chai-Ta Van village is so enjoyable, full of fantastic views of nature and colorful local life of indigenous people, hard working on the terraced rice fields.
In the afternoon, Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia crew will offer you free time to explore Sapa town with the market, French church, etc. You will stay overnight in Sapa before starting a new trip with Motorbike trip in North Vietnam tomorrow.
Day 5. SaPa – Ha Giang (240km – B, L, D) Hotel stay
After breakfast, we will ride to Lao Cai town through mountain pass. Our motorcycle crew will have a quick stop to see the busy and crowded Chinese border and enjoy a cup of coffee, on the bank of Nam Thi River. The motorbike tour in North Vietnam will continues to Viet Quang from Lao Cai on rugged and small roads. You are able to see the tranquil villages and local markets.
Lunch is served in Viet Quang. After that we keep motorbiking to Ha Giang in the afternoon. It is a long day for riding but really fascinating motorbike tour northern Vietnam.
We will have dinner at Ha Giang and stay in the hotel for 1 night.
Day 6. Ha Giang – Dong Van (150km – B, L, D) Hotel stay
That route must be the highlight of the motorbike tour in north Vietnam, when we will visit one of the most far-away places in the North Vietnam. It is the home of many ethnic groups, which are typical of their unique cultures and special architecture and landmarks: “heaven gate” in Quan Ba, Rock plateau and Vuong palace in DongVan.
It must be really impressive with the local life here and incomparable for other Vietnam motorbike tours. We will have dinner in Dong Van town. After that, you can enjoy your relaxing and free time at night.
Day 7. Dong Van – Bao Lac (110km – B, L, D) Hotel stay
Leaving Dong Van after breakfast, our motorbike crew keeps riding to Bao Lac. You can enjoy the high spot of north Vietnam motorbike tour with the glorious views when passing the Ma Li leng pass. In the corner the pass, our motorbike crew can take a quick stop to take photos of wonderful Nho Que river, looked down from the high pass. This “happy road” can be the best thing of day 7 of motorbike tour. We descend down to Meo Vac valley, a Chinese border place and have a lunch here.
After that, we will reach Bao Lac at 4:00 pm and overnight here, before enjoying another memorable day with the experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia
Day 8. Bao Lac – Ba Be lake (110km – B, L, D) Home stay
Just about 30km from rugged and narrow roads, our northern Vietnam motorbike trip will keep passing small beautiful trails, making a short cut through forests, cool and fresh streams and river. It must be the marvelous part of touring with Vietnam motorbike today. Our motorbike crew rides to the Ba Be Lake, with the spectacular landscapes and tranquil villages scattering in the forested hills.
When our motorcycle tour reaches Ba Be, we will have relaxing moments on boat tour to discover the beauty of surrounding nature. It will be the most relaxing times of the northern Vietnam motorbike tour for dirt bikers. We will stay overnight at a local family.
“Ba Be Lake is in the core area of Ba Be national park- with the high biodiversity of fauna and flora. This topography here is typical of karst with the primitive forests on limestone mountains and system of caves and grottos. In that area, the disturbances of tourists, even small or big can somehow change the ecological balance. Therefore, tourism here should be minimized to balance the conservation and tourism development. With the Vietnam motorbike tour, we ensure that the impacts are minimized under control. It is so glad that you did have moments with nature and people there”
Day 9. Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (240km – B, L, D).
If with other motorbike tours, they will follow the highway back from Ba Be to Hanoi, we guarantee that the tour with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia to the North Vietnam will be totally different, even the last day with the off-the-beaten-track roads along the Red river delta. You are supposed to see the picturesque and peaceful landscape with the far-flung corn fields and paddy fields, the fishing villages, the inhibition of indigenous people, etc. Our motorbike crew arrives in Hanoi roughly 4:00 pm.