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Touring on the north

North Vietnam motor cycle touring

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Meet in airport and transfer to hotel. Free time

Day 2: Hanoi – Nghia Lo. ~200 km, ~7 h.

Today is the first day of this Challenging Roof Roads & Northeast motorbike tour. Before starting to ride, we will have a short briefing to let you know about the rules. In addition, the guide will show you how to understand him by his body language. We start around 9.30am after the rush hours.

In fact, today is a easy ride on sealed road. You ride through rural areas with beautiful rice fields along the way.

Day 3: Nghia Lo – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen. ~150 km, ~6-7 h.

In general, 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 Northern Vietnam.

Day 4: Than Uyen – Sapa. ~100 km, ~4 h.

Walk / stroll in the morning. Ride direction Sapa. Arrive in Sapa in the afternoon. In general, today’s ride is on wild and bumpy roads.

Day 5: Sapa – Muong Hum- Bac Ha. ~ 150 km, ~3 h.

We ride up the Chinese border until the village of Muong Hum. Track and secondary road for 30 kilometres. In return, you experience amazing scenery. Continue to Bac Ha , overnight in Bac Ha

Day 6: Bac Ha – Vu Linh. ~180 km, ~6 h.

We ride down to Thac Ba lake. The itinerary goes all along the river until Luc Yen. Beautiful landscape. Home stay in Vu Linh

Day 7: Vu Linh – Hai Phong. ~250 km, ~8 h.

You ride from Vu Linh to Hanoi on bank of river, continue to Hai Phong city. Overnight in Hotel in Hai Phong.

Day 8: Hai Phong- Cat Ba island. ~30 km

Ride cross ferry to Cat Ba island, boat trip to Halong bay, overnight on boat.

Day 9: Cat Ba island. ~40 km

Morning boat cruise , pm visit Catba national park with bike and walk. Overnight in Cat Ba island

Day 10: Cat Ba island- Hanoi. ~160 km

Check out hotel then ride back to Hanoi by back road.  Overnight in Hanoi

 Day 11: Hanoi departure

Free time until transfer to airport



  • English speaking local motor bike guide
  • Accommodations in 1 night home stays and  local hotel  2 star in mountain , 3 star hotel in Hanoi  as mention
  • Meals as noted , only local breakfast
  • Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation mini bus or pick up truck for group from 6 to 15 people stand by
  • Additional guides where necessary
  • Halong bay with boat cruise
  • Entrance fees and permits
  •  Motor Bike as Suzuki EN 150 cc + Mechanic
  • Mini bus or pick up truck carring luggage
  •  Boat cruise Cat ba island – Halong bay.

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