Challenging Roof Roads of Northeast 8 Days Motorbike Tour
Day 1: Hanoi Motorbike Tour – Nghia Lo. ~200 km, ~7 h.
Easy ride on sealed road. Drive through rural areas with beautiful rice field along the road.
Day 2: Nghia Lo Motorbike Tour – Mu Cang Chai Motorbike Tour – Than Uyen. ~150 km, ~6-7 h.
The road is wild and bumpy. We go through the massif of Mu Cang Chai, almost as high as the Fansipan. From the top, we have one of the most beautiful views of North Vietnam.
Day 3: Than Uyen Motorbike Tour – Sapa. ~100 km, ~4 h.
Walk / stroll in the morning. Direction Sapa. Arrive in Sapa in the afternoon. Wild and bumpy roads.
Day 4: Sapa Motorbike Tour – Muong Hum. ~40 km, ~3 h.
We ride up the Chinese border until the village of Muong Hum. Track and secondary road for 30 kilometres. Amazing sceneries.
Overnight in Muong Hum, village of Giay people.
Day 5: Muong Hum Motorbike Tour – Bac Ha. ~130 km, 5 h.
The ride from Muong Hum to Bac Ha takes ~4 hours, down to Lao Cai and then up to Bac Ha, taking us from Hoang Lien Son mountain range to the Chay River Massif.
Day 6: Bac Ha Motorbike Tour – Vu Linh. ~180 km, ~6 h.
We ride down to Thac Ba lake. Offroad Vietnam’s itinerary goes all along the river until Luc Yen. Beautiful landscape. Then, 2 options:
We go first to the embarcadero. Nice ride between palm trees. Then, we cross all the lake by boat (3 hours). We arrive at the traditional village of Dzao people where we stay overnight.
We go round the lake following small tracks. We arrive at Vu Linh, a traditional village of Dzao people where we sleep in the family of our friends. The welcome is exceptional.
Day 7: Vu Linh Motorbike Tour – Na Khan. ~200 km, ~8 h.
You ride from Vu Linh to Na Khan through Thai Nguyen (over 200 km). The road is sealed all the way until Bac Kan and the last part from Bac Kan to Na Khan is wild and little bumpy. Na Khan is a Tay village, lost in the middle of the primitive forest. Mr. Lo, chief of the village will welcome us in his house.
Day 8: Na Khan Motorbike Tour – Hanoi. ~180 km, ~7 h.
Quite a long ride but easy (early departure is better) from Na Khan to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 5 pm.
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