7 days / 6 nights – Standard NorthCentre 7 days motorbiking.
Booking code of this tour: NC701
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Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo. ~180 km, ~7 h.
Today is the first day of this standard NorthCentre 7 days 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 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 – Trekking.
In reality, Sapa and Bac Ha are now quite touristy. However, we can trek to Ta Van village where is dominated by Giay 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. We stay O/N in a stilt house of Giay family, which is basic and rough.
Day 5: Sapa – Bac Ha. ~105 km, ~3 h.
The ride from Sapa to Bac Ha takes ~3 hours, down from Sapa to Lao Cai (34 km) and then up to Bac Ha (70 km) with stunning landscape. We check in a hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon, we trek to Lung Phinh village (Phu La people). Stay overnight in Bac Ha.
Day 6: Bac Ha – Luc Yen – Vu Linh. ~180 km, ~6 h.
We start the ride from Bac Ha to Luc Yen. In fact, you ride on to Vu Linh in about 2 hours around the lake on a small road lined with palm trees and scenic mountain views. By the time you get there, it will be dark already. However, the welcome is exceptional and we hope you will not be too much tired.
Day 7: Vu Linh – Hanoi. ~180 km, ~6 h.
In general, the road is easy and relaxing. We will avoid heavy traffic by taking this road.
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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