4 nights / 4 days North Centre motorbike touring.
Booking code of this tour: NC407
Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Night train. ~10 h.
Departure from Hanoi at 9.30 pm. However, you need to ride the bikes to Tran Quy Cap street gate earlier (around 7pm) to load the bikes on the train. In fact, there is only one cargo wagon so if you arrive there close to 9pm there could be no ticket for the bikes available.
Arrival in Lao Cai at 6.10 am.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa. ~40 km, ~2 h.
The train arrives at Lao Cai station around 6:30 am. The road from Lao Cai to Sapa is narrow and steep, taking us from the elevation of 650 to 1600 m above sea level. Sapa is now quite touristy. However, we propose a trek to Ta Van village where is dominated by Zay people. We pass Lao Chai village on the way and lunch could be in Lao Chai, Ta Van, or wherever we want. The children will go together with you along the way. In Sapa, the humidity is high and it gets colder after midnight.
Day 2: Sapa – Coc Ly – Bac Ha. ~120 km, ~4 h.
Ride down to Lao Cai and then to Coc Ly where you will meet H’mong , Dao and Phu La people. In fact, Coc Ly is a small and wild village. Meet local people and have lunch in Coc Ly before riding back to Bac Ha.
Day 3: Bac Ha – Luc Yen – Vu Linh. ~180 km, ~6 h.
We start the day by strolling around Bac Ha to meet many ethnic villages in this area. We then move towards the lake Thac Ba. From Bac Ha to Luc Yen, the road is easy and sealed all the way. Once reached Luc Yen, ride to Vu Linh in about 2 hours around the lake on a small road lined with palm trees and scenic mountain views.
Finally, you arrive at Vu Linh, a traditional village of Dao where we sleep in the family of our friends. In particular, the welcome is exceptional.
Day 4: Vu Linh – Hanoi. ~180 km, ~6 h.
In general, the ride from Vu Linh to Hanoi is easy on sealed road. It would take about 6 hours to ride from Vu Linh to Hanoi.
We arrive in Hanoi between 3 and 4pm, before rush hours.
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