4 days / 4 nights – Small Northwest loop 4 days motorbiking.
Booking code of this tour: NW402
Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai By Train
Train leaves around 9pm. However, we must be at the station two hours before to guarantee a firm bike loading. In fact, there is limited space for motorbikes on this night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa. ~40 km, ~2 h.
The train arrives at Lao Cai station around 6:30 am. In fact, 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 Pac Ngam to meet the boat that is waiting to take us to Coc Ly where you will meet H’mong, Dao and Phu La people. In reality, Coc Ly is wild, lost in the forest and could only be reached by horse, boat or bike. A boat is waiting to take us and our bikes on Chay River for over 1 hour (20 km). 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, ~5 h.
We start the ride from Bac Ha to Luc Yen. Then ride to Vu Linh in about 2 hours around the lake on a small road lined with palm trees and scenic mountain views. Honestly, the welcome is exceptional and we hope you will not be too much tired.
Day 4: Vu Linh – Hanoi. ~180 km, ~6 h.
In fact, the ride from Vu Linh to Hanoi is easy on country roads. It would take about 6 hours to ride from Vu Linh to Hanoi via Son Tay.
We arrive in Hanoi between 3 and 4pm, before rush hours.
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