Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour – 4 Days
Day 1: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau – 170 km.
This short Vietnam motorbike tour to northwest starts with a beautiful ride to Mai Chau from outskirts of Hanoi at around 8 AM, we will ride away from the busy traffic by taking some narrow and small country roads. After lunch, we will have enjoyable motorcycle ride on forgotten French road No 6. That’s a small and winding road long the Black River. It offers the view like Ha long bay. After crossing Thung Khe pass – one of the most beautiful mountain passes in North Vietnam we will hit the road down to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. ( Home to the white Thai people who live in houses on stilts).
Diner and overnight in Mai Chau – Home stay.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen. – 160 km
The motorcycle ride to Phu Yen is quite easy, It offers a lot of stops for pictures of amazing mountain view. We can start the day with a easy walk around the village or be lazy with a waking up café . After saying goodbye to the Thai people we ride up to the direction of Moc Chau. Lunch is after the beautiful Hua Tat pass and then after lunch, turn to the less travelled Road 43 that leads to the Da River . After crossing the reservoir of Da river at Van Yen ferry, we ride on a beautiful winding road until Phu Yen where we stay overnight.
Dinner and stay in Phu Yen – Hotel.
Day3 : Phu Yen – Vu Linh – 150 km.
It’s a short motorbike ride to Thac Ba lake but it could be the highlight of this short motorcycle tours Vietnam with the boat tour on the beautiful Thac Ba lake. After finishing a hot rice noodle soup for breakfast, getting back on the bikes then keep motorcycle touring up to North Vietnam right after the town we’ll cross some mountain passes with some rustic villages of the Muong and Hmong people located along the mountain back roads. We can do some stop to visit one of the local’s villages to talk with them and understand more about their life, especially taking the amazing pictures of the Lung Lo mountain pass – one of the most beautiful and difficult passes in North Vietnam. After lunch in Yen Bai Town, we’ll have short motorcycle ride to Thac Ba lake. If time and weather permits we can have short boat trip around this largest man-made lake.
Overnight Vu Linh village of Dzao people who live closely to the lake – Home stay.
Day 4: Motorbike Tour Back to Hanoi – 180 km.
After breakfast and saying goodbye to the friendly host, we’ll motorcycle on the rugged roads through some villages of the Dzao surrounded by palm tree or green tea farm, we can also offer some off-road ride this morning so it promise to be one of the most enjoyable parts of this Northern Vietnam motorcycle trip. After lunch in Doan Hung town, we will have very enjoyable motorbike ride along the edge of the Red River bank, almost to the point where it merges with the Black River after which they flow together to Hanoi. We will have chance to be in the heart of the Red River delta. Arrive Hanoi before rush hours, finish the short Vietnam motorbike tour safely.
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