Short Motorcycle Tour Northern Vietnam – 3 Days
Are you a busy man who don’t have much time for motorcycle touring but you really wanna try a great motorcycle ride including all the bikers’ needs: getting far away from hustle and bustle, offroad motorbike ride or being off the beaten track…? This short Vietnam motorbike tour from Hanoi can meet fully your wants and needs! The tour starts and ends in Hanoi so there’s no better way we have to ride some first kilometers in busy traffic to get out of the city. So this ride is not easy for the novice.
Day 1: Hanoi – Duong Lam Ancient village – Phu Yen: 165 Km
Start the motorbike tour in north Vietnam from your hotel at around 8:30AM, Ride motorbike up to the north of Hanoi on the red river dyke road, passing the some rice paddies then get to Son Tay town( 40 km from city center of Hanoi) where we stop to visit the peaceful ancient village of Duong Lam before keep riding up north to the mountain area of Yen Bai and Son la province. The motorbike ride become more and more relaxed and enjoyable in the afternoon when we get higher and higher on the mountain where traffic is almost empty and the scenery is amazing.
Arrive hotel in Phu Yen around 4:00 PM, Check in the hotel then back to the bike again and have short motorbike tour to the nearby villages on the back-roads through the peaceful rice fields (optional)
After the traditional breakfast – Pho (or rice noodle soup) then keep motorbike touring in north Vietnam up and up hill, crossing some mountain passes, lunch is in Yen Bai town, after lunch take a short motorbike ride to the Dzao’s village of Vu Linh where we do home stay, leave the bikes with the family and have boat trip around Thac Ba lake – the largest man-made one in Vietnam.
Thac Ba Lake covers total area of around 23.400 ha with more tan 1000 islands, It’s know as Halong bay on mountain and the boat trip around the lake is for sure the highlight of this short motorbike tour in northern Vietnam.
Day 3: Thac Ba – Hanoi: 180 Km
There are 2 great roads to ride back to Hanoi from Thac Ba Lake:
Option 1: Short Motorbike Ride back to Hanoi: 180 Km.
Ride motorbike southeast to Tuyen Quang province cross some green tea fields, then join the highway going down to Hanoi. Get back to the Red rever dike to ride back to city center Hanoi. Arrive at 4:00 PM.
Option 2: Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Hanoi: 190 Km
As a Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert we will take you on longer and much more rugged roads down to Doan Hung town. It’s about 80 km in length but offers you 80% offroad ride, It is short but could be unforgettable offroad motorbike ride in Vietnam. Then from Doan Hung town we keep riding on the backroads along the river dike down to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi and finish short Northern Vietnam motorbike tour at around 5:00 PM.
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