7 days, 6 nights – Roof Roads 7 days Vietnam motorbike tour.
Booking code of this tour: NC702
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Day 1: Hanoi – Song Thao. ~150 km, ~6 h.
Today is the first day of this Roof Roads 7 days Vietnam motorbike 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 to Song Thao via Hoa Binh, cross the barrage, and then head up north following the dyke road (west side of Black river).
In fact, Song Thao is a very small village lost in the hills on west bank of Black river. In particular, this is the place where we grow lacquer trees to collect the precious substance called lacquer.
We are welcome in the house of our friends. You meet Kinh (ethnic Vietnamese). Finally, we propose to stay in the house of the two “uncles”, direct descendant of the ancestor who discovered the property of this tree and the way to use it, about four hundreds years ago (quite recently compared to China who knew about lacquer few thousands years ago).
Day 2: Song Thao – Nghia Lo. ~150 km, ~5 h.
Some dirt road today as 50 km is under construction. Drive through rural areas with beautiful rice field along the road. Luckily, you have some good mountain views on the last 50 km.
Day 3: Nghia Lo – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen. ~140 km, ~5 h.
In general, the road is wild and bumpy. Between Sapa and Hanoi, we will find an important mountainous massif, almost as high as the Fansipan: the Mu Cang Chai. From the top, we have one of the most beautiful views of North Vietnam.
Day 4: Than Uyen – Sapa or Bac Ha. ~120 km or ~200 km, ~4 h or ~7 h.
Ride on the Hoang Lien range direction Sapa. Arrive in Sapa in the afternoon.
Here we have two choices: If you feel tired, we stay in a Giay family in Ta Van village. On the other hand, if you feel like more riding first down to Lao Cai and then up to the mountains area of Bac Ha and have homestay in a H’mong village.
Day 5: Sapa or Bac Ha – Luc Yen. ~180 km or ~120 km, ~6 h or ~4 h.
Day 6: Luc Yen – Vu Linh. ~70 km, ~2 h.
Ride along Thac Ba lake until our friends Dao village of Vu Linh where we spend the night in traditional house on stilts. 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 7: Vu Linh – Hanoi. ~180 km, ~6 h.
Come back to Hanoi via Son Tay. In general, the ride is on flat road and easy tracks.
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