Motorcycling West to East Northern Vietnam 05 days An Duong, Viet Nam Motorcycle Tours
An Duong, Viet Nam Motorcycle Tours

This motorcycling trip reveals a different route to get from Son La to Thac Ba. It offers adventurous riders stunning scenery and great tribal culture exploration.

From $360 / trip pp

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This motorcycling trip reveals a different route to get from Son La to Thac Ba. It offers adventurous riders stunning scenery and great tribal culture exploration. The route is not yet popular thus you do not share the roads with other tourist but mainly share the roads with the locals who are on their Honda to the farm. The perfect itinerary and the support crew ensure you get the most out of the trip in terms of comfort, enjoyment and adventure.

Motorcycling from West to East Northern Vietnam with average 190km/day on mountainous rout
Twist and turn roads request your high focus eg. from Mai Chau to Son La then stop at Moc Chau Plateau
Unique relaxing time with awesome photography of Thai, Black H'mong people
Riding to breath-taking beautiful terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai - the best terrace fields overall Vietnam without doubt
Homestay at the first human-made lake of Vietnam since 1969 - Thac Ba reservoir before riding to Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi " Mai Chau
Day 2: Mai Chau " Son La
Day 3: Son La " Than Uyen
Day 4: Than Uyen " Thac Ba
Day 5: Arrive in Hanoi.

Motorcycling tour to Northern Vietnam

Typical Day

Day 1: Hanoi " Mai Chau & 170km/106miles riding

ActiveTravel ASIA tour guide collects you at the hotel and we leave Hanoi around 8.30am. After few minutes to get to know our motorbikes and tour guide will give short orientation for less experience riders, we start up our motorcycles west to Mai Chau, an area of beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority.
We will ride on road No6 passing expansive rice paddies and scenic villages. We will have a stop for refreshment before tackling 70km of undulating road with great view of mountains and valley. We will reach Mai Chau at noontime. We ride straight to Pom Coong, a peaceful village of White Thai ethnic minority where we have lunch, dinner and spend our night in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family. After lunch we will have a short rest and then take a leisure ride toward Ma River. We will take a short boat ride upstream Ma Rive to reach a remote Thai Village. Relax and have interesting conversations with the villagers before we walk back to the dock.
Return to Pom Coong Village for overnight.
Riding: 170km
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Home-stay in the village

Day 2: Mai Chau - Son La & 187km/116miles riding
Breakfast at the home-stay before we embark on a beautiful ride up north to Son La. The road is in good condition and the scenery is stunning. We may take frequent stops to visit minority villages of H’mong, Black Thai,… or to take photos. Lunch will be in local restaurant en route. The highlight of our ride today could be the tea plantations in Moc Chau Plateau, where you find the best green tea in Vietnam grown along the roads on hillsides. We reach Son La in the afternoon. Overnight in Son La.
Riding: 187km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Mini hotel in Son La

Day 3: Son La " Than Uyen & 162km/101miles riding
Breakfast in the hotel before heading to Tuan Giao, a small quiet town located at the junction of Road 279 to Dien Bien Phu and Road 6 to Muong Lay. We will take Road 279 heading to Than Uyen where we overnight in a small hotel. To day we ride 162km on smooth road with beautiful scenery and interesting tribal villages along the way. Lunch stop in Tuan Giao. Overnight in Than Uyen.
Riding: 162km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Mini hotel in Than Uyen

Day 4: Than Uyen " Thac Ba Reservoir & 250km/155miles riding
Today we will ride through a beautiful area of Yen Bai Province . The first stop is Mu Cang Chai, that has been long famous for its stunning rice terraces. After here we ride to Nghia Lo for lunch. After lunch we continue on Road 32 down to Van Chan where we make a turn left to Yen Bai Town. From Yen Bai we ride 13km more to reach Thac Ba Reservoir. We stay overnight in a homestay on the bank of the lake. Enjoy the quietness of the lakeside after a long riding day of 250km. Overnight in Thac Ba.
Riding: 250km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Hotel: Homestay in Thac Ba

Day 5: Thac Ba " Hanoi & 180km/112miles
Breakfast in the homestay. We have time to swim or rowing boat on the lake. Thac Ba is a human-made lake when Vietnamese government decided to build the very first hydro-electronic plant here in 1969. Thousands of family had to move so that they could dam Chay River and create this lake. The Thac Bac hydro electronic plant launched in 1971 and have an important role till today.
We head back to Hanoi along the old road (there is new Highway Express that does not allow motorbikes). Stop in Viet Tri for lunch. In the afternoon, we ride straight back to Hanoi. We reach Hanoi around 6pm. Our motorcycling trip to reveal North west of Vietnam ends up on your hotel arrival
Riding: 180km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

Motorcycling tour to Northern Vietnam

Map & Directions

17/167 Tay Son, Dong Da. Hanoi, Vietnam, An Duong, Viet Nam 84

Points of Interest
Motorcycling West to East Northern Vietnam
Level 2, No 17/167 Tay Son street, Dong Da, Hanoi
Thai village
tt. Mai Châu, Mai Châu, Hòa Bình, Vietnam
Moc Chau highland
Mộc Châu District, Son La, Vietnam
Dien Bien phu
Dien Bien, Vietnam
Than Uyen
Lai Chau, Vietnam
Thac Ba Lake
Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Nearby Attractions and Services

Mai Chau Valley
Moc Chau Plateau in Son La
Dien Bien Phu remote roads
Lai Chau hidden areas
Best terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai
Thac Ba Reservoir in Yen Bai

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