Wild Version Central North In 9 Days Motorcycle Tour. 9 days, 8 nights.
Booking code of this tour: NC902
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Day 1: Hanoi – Phu Yen. ~200 km, ~8 h.
Today is the first day of this Central North in 9 days motorcycle 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.
Ride West direction Son Tay. We discover step by step the countryside and the traditional farming activity. In fact, you have a very nice road in medium mountain for the last 30 kilometres. In Phu Yen, we spend the evening in our friend’s house or a hotel.
Overnight in stilt house or in hotel.
Day 2: Phu Yen – Tuan Giao. ~200 km, ~8 h.
This day has a long stage. We cross the Da river to Tuan Giao. Landscape of Pha Din pass, mountain road, Dao territory. Night in guest-house.
Day 3: Tuan Giao – Lai Chau. ~100 km, ~4 h.
There are 15 passes in total. In general, you ride on very nice roads with stunning landscape. Probably the most beautiful journey of the whole trip even the road is in poor condition. Sleep in Lan Anh Hotel.
Day 4: Lai Chau – Tam Duong. ~120 km, ~6 h.
We go toward the Chinese border following the Nam Na river. Stop at Pa Tan village to have a lunch with our friends. Then, direction Tam Duong, going through areas populated by a lot of different hill tribes such as H’mong, Red Dzao, Black Dzao, Mang or Ha Nhi.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 5: Tam Duong – Sapa – Muong Hum. ~120 km, ~6 h.
Easy road until Sapa. We cross Tram Ton pass, the highest of Vietnam (1,900 m). Lunch in Sapa. Then, dirt track for 30 kilometres. Amazing sceneries.
Overnight in Muong Hum, village of Giay people.
Day 6: Muong Hum – Bac Ha – Xin Man. ~170 km, ~7 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.
We continue then, following secondary road and tracks until Xin Man. Quiet cruising next to the Chinese border. This area is mainly populated by Flower H’mong.
Reward: A superb hotel of nowhere awaits us in Xin Man. Well deserved rest.
Day 7: Xin Man – Luc Yen. ~150 km, ~6 h.
You ride a long stage but on easy roads. We leave the Chinese border and go toward south until the Thac Ba lake. Good asphalted road.
Day 8: Luc Yen – Vu Linh. ~70 km, ~2 h.
We go round the lake following small tracks. Then arrive at Vu Linh, a traditional village of Dzao people where we sleep in the family of our friends.
Honestly, the welcome is exceptional.
Day 9: Vu Linh – Hanoi. ~180 km, ~6 h.
Dao market in the morning. Then ride back to Hanoi by Son Tay. Very nice road.
We arrive in Hanoi around 3 to 4pm, before rush hours.
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