Discovering Northern Vietnam With Sapa Motorbike Tours – 7 Days
The motorcycle tour to the Northern Vietnam is still a mystery to tourists. The mystery is not only in the colors of the ethnic groups living in the North of Vietnam with many strange customs, but also it is fascinated by the mountain boughs wrapped around the clouds. Someone who has been to the Northern Vietnam, even once, was overwhelmed by the majestic beauty of nature there.
7-day Northern Vietnam motorcycle tour will bring tourists to Mai Chau, Phu Yen, Son La, Tuan Giao, Sin Ho, Sapa, Luc Yen, and Vu Linh. Here visitors will have the opportunity to visit some features of the northern tourism. Let’s join the Northern Motorcycle Tour with Sapa Motorbike Tours to take the new journey.
Discovering Northern Vietnam With Sapa Motorbike Tours – 7 Days
From Ha Noi to Mai Chau by motorbike (180 km – 5 hours drive motorbike – L/D).
From Mai Chau to Phu Yen by motorbike (150 km – 6 hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
From Phu Yen to Than Uyen by motorbike (210 km – 7hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
From Than Uyen to Sa Pa by motorbike (100 km – 3 hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
From Sapa to Luc Yen by motorbike (180 km – 6 hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
From Luc Yen to Vu Linh by motorbike (80 km – 4 hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
The road back to Ha Noi by motorbike (180 km – 5 hours drive motorbike – B/L/).
Day 1: From Ha Noi to Mai Chau by motorbike (180 km - 5 hours drive motorbike – L/D).
Around 8.am we will departure from Ha Noi to Mai Chau towards the Northern mountainous area of Vietnam will begin as we gather at the suburban areas. Since traffic congestion causing time-consuming is often occurred in the city center, we will get into the small lanes through the countryside. On the way from Hanoi to Mai Chau, you can see a plenty of natural and agricultural landscapes.
After lunch time, our motorbike track riding trip continues on the road No. 6. As we drive, we will then pass by the Thung Khe Pass which is considered as one of the most well-known passes in Vietnam offering a marvelous mountainous view.
Thung Khe Pass or White Rock Pass is located on the way between Mai Chau and Moc Chau, on Highway 6 of Hoa Binh province. For those who have come to Mai Chau probably will never miss this beautiful street. With a height of over 1000m above sea level, standing on the top of Thung Khe Pass, you can enjoy the full picture of Mai Chau as well as the green beauty at the foot of the mountain.
After being renovated and improved traffic, this pass became the favorite place than ever before to many tourists coming to Mai Chau. They often stop by to take pictures and watch the scenery in the foot of the pass. Observing the green beauty of the field and the peaceful atmosphere here will be extremely surprising for you.
Since Thung Khe pass brings a sense of comfort. Conquering the height of 1000m above sea level, the first gift you can feel is the clear air and wind blowing through your hair. You can free yourselves from the chaos of life to find the freshness of nature or staway from the dusty of cramped urban area.
Finally, we stop riding at Mai Chau where a homestay (the house-on-stilt) of Thai People is well prepared by Sapa Motorbike Tours for you to take a rest and take back strength to come to the next day of the tour.
Day 2: From Mai Chau to Phu Yen by motorbike (150 km - 6 hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
On the 2nd day, after saying goodbye to the hospitable and kind-hearted local people, we will leave Mai Chau for the next destination Phu Yen. The road leading to this place is slightly easy. This provincial single-track also gives you the chances to see the countryside’s peaceful and idyllic sceneries.
We will have lunch at Hua Tat pass and turn direction to the road No. 43 leading us to Da river. To cross this river, you can embark on a ferry. In the afternoon, we will come to Phu Yen and stay overnight there.
Day 3: From Phu Yen to Than Uyen by motorbike (210 km - 7hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
The third day of this track riding trip is expected to be a long day for a motorcycle tour. Hence, it will be better if we start our trip early morning. From Phu Yen, we will start motorbike tour Than Uyen. You will be surprised by many beautiful sceneries of mountains and forests when passing by. More specifically, the Northern motorcycle tour will cross Lung Lo pass and has lunch in Tu Le.
Besides, our off-road motorcycle crew will go through Mu Cang Chai, the highlight of the whole journey. It is such a fancy place with golden terraced paddy fields. Mu Cang Chai terraces are related to the history and culture of the H’mong people. Until now, the people here still preserve customs, rituals and beliefs in cultivating at terraced fields.
Mu Cang Chai has two seasons of rice that are from April to May and main season in September of October. In the spring season, Mu Cang Chai people grow rice in low land because of the high elevation on the hill. And the September, the main season brings good yields, not inferior to the fields in delta areas.
Moreover, at that time, the splendid scene filled with the yellow color of the rice is the most beautiful scene fascinating any visitors who once came to Mu Cang Chai golden season. In mid-September, yellow color begins to spread and cover the mountains as well as forests here. At this time, mild weather is also an ideal condition for the conquerors to conquer the mountainous roads and enjoy the majestic scenery here.
Mu Cang Chai terraces stretch to the top. Below are the waves curving across the hillside. Other layers stretch to the other endlessly. From far distance is the image of small ethnic groups are harvesting rice. In addition, small houses in the middle of the mountain is familiar images that will be easily seen in Mu Cang Chai.
Day 4: From Than Uyen to Sa Pa by motorbike (100 km - 3 hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
Than Uyen is so an amazing route. It is true to say that it deserves to be the best part of Northern Vietnam motorcycle trip. In the morning, the roads of track riding are smooth and big leading you through the huge green tea farms and rustic villages of people living in Than Uyen. Our off-road motorbike crew will reach Sapa right after passing the O Quy Ho, where the view of Hoang Lien Son mountain range with the summit of Fansipan Mountain is obviously clear.
You can freely enjoy Sapa after the lunch. You can visit many places in Sapa town. For example, you can walk to Ham Rong Mountain, where is right next to Sapa town. Standing on the top of Ham Rong Mountain, you will able to have panoramic views of Muong Hoa, Sapa and Ta Phin hides. Besides,You also might like to go to the garden with brilliant flowers on the ground at Ham Rong.
Another place is Sapa ancient church. The church is situated in center of Sapa town. It is a stone church which was built in 1930. Furthermore, it is considered to be one of the oldest surviving French architectural landmarks. Hence, it has been embellished and preserved to become an indispensable image when referring to the marshy Sapa.
About 2 km away from the center of Sapa town is Cat Cat village. This is an old village of the H’Mong minority. This place also preserves many traditional handicrafts such as cotton, linen, weaving ... Cat Cat village attracts a lot of visitors to come. The site has now been built into a Cat Cat tourist site.
It is a great thing to take your time exploring this romantic and lovely town before our riding day starts on tomorrow.
Day 5: From Sapa to Luc Yen by motorbike (180 km - 6 hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
From Sapa, the road leading to Luc Yen is not so challenging. The time for departing is at 9am. We go straight to the Lao Cai town and keep riding along Chinese border on the sealed road called no 70. Subsequently, you can change direction to a small road leading to Luc Yen, a peaceful and quiet village of the Tay, with the strange and unique house-on-stilts.
Be yourself to enjoy the warm atmosphere with the local residents on the homestay. Vietnam Motorcycle Tours ensure that it will be a wonderful night for you when being on the off-road northern motorcycle tour.
Day 6: From Luc Yen to Vu Linh by motorbike (80 km - 4 hours drive motorbike – B/L/D).
On the 6th day, trip to Northern Vietnam will not cause any troubles since it is quite an easy riding. The trip will be much comfortable due to the fact that the major of time spent on ridding is on the well-tarmacked and smooth road. Because of the short driving distance, your riding day is likely to be more relaxing than before. Therefore, you can spend more time on observing and sightseeing the nature’s magnificent beauty. There are paddy fields and forested mountains as the prominent views. A quick drop in is possible if we spot any rustic villages of Dzao or Tay people.
After morning riding, by the lunch time, our trip will stop in Vu Linh. It is promised to be astonishing and delightful when we are closely watch a masterpiece created by the efforts of human. To get prepared before moving back to Hanoi for the last day of Northern Vietnam motorcycle tours, we stay overnight in the home-stay of Dzao people.
Day 7: The road back to Ha Noi by motorbike (180 km - 5 hours drive motorbike – B/L/).
The final day with off-road motorcycle touring North Vietnam will leave you best moments with the smooth riding and humble but poetic views of Vietnamese countryside. After we depart from Vu Linh, we meet the road No 2B. The traffic flow on this road is not dense.
At a later time, you can experience the picturesque landscapes of Vietnam countryside as we ride along the Red River Delta. This makes your trip become more challenging since you might face potholed tracks and also the well-seals road.
Expectedly, we will arrive Hanoi before rush hours and finish our motorcycle tour to Northern Viet in 7 days. Sapa Motorbike Tours wish the trip will leave you a lot of impressions! You can also see many exciting shared memories of different motorcyclists.