6 days, 5 nights – Standard 6 days Middle Roads motorbiking.
Booking code of this tour: NC606
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Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo. ~180 km, ~7 h.
Today is the first day of this standard 6 days Middle Roads motorbiking. 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.
Easy drive on sealed road along the river road via Son Tay to Trung Ha bridge. Then head up the low hills of Hoang Lien range to Thu Cuc. Ride through rural areas with beautiful rice field along the road until Khe pass, the first one of the main range where Fansipan is the top or peak of Indochina.
Nice and quiet cruise via Ba Khe to Nghia Lo. In fact, half of today ride is on mountain roads and the scenery is quite good.
Night in a hotel.
Day 2: Nghia Lo – Than Uyen. ~140 km, ~6 h.
Wild and bumpy road. We go through the Mu Cang Chai massif, almost as high as the Fansipan: From the top, we have one of the most beautiful views of North Vietnam. Once in Than Uyen, we can go around visiting villages surrounding.
Night in a hotel.
Day 3: Than Uyen – Sapa. ~140 km, ~5 h.
Walk/ stroll in the morning. The area of Than Uyen is mainly populated by Flower H’mong and Dzao people. Then direction Sapa. Easy track for 100 km and asphalted mountainous road for the last 40 km. We can stay in Sapa or if we feel going further and the weather is nice, we can keep riding until Muong Hum where we stay with Giay people. 40 km of dirt road. Beautiful riding.
Day 4: Sapa – Luc Yen. ~180 km, ~6 h.
Ascending from Sapa down to Lao Cai, in fact, a short but entertaining ride. Then easy ride on an easy road. The landscapes are very varied, ride under the palm trees to arrive in Luc Yen, where Dao and Tay people live.
Night in a home stay.
Day 5: Luc Yen – Vu Linh. ~70 km, ~2 h.
Ride along Thac Ba lake to a Dao village of Vu Linh where we spend the night in the traditional house on stilts. Such a superb work of wood! The houses are superb. In addition, the exceptional greeting and fiesta people in Vu Linh will be the highlight of the trip.
Arrive in Vu Linh early in the afternoon, then take a boat on the lake or go swimming or fishing.
Day 6: Vu Linh – Hanoi. ~180 km, ~6 h.
Come back to Hanoi. Road and easy track.
We try to arrive in Hanoi before 5pm to avoid rush hours. Otherwise, you should be good with city traffic from the experience you got over the last days.
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