Motorcycle Tour In Northern Vietnam

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Phu Yen - Than Uyen - Sapa - Luc Yen - Vu Linh - Hanoi

  • Experience homestay of Tay, Thai people in Luc Yen and Mai Chau valley
  • Discover amazingly beautiful landcape with magnificent terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai, Sapa
  • Explore 2 the most beautifull and longest moutaint pass, Cao pha and O Quy Ho moutaint pass
  • Experience Culture of Hill tribe
  • Driving to Sapa's most beautiful waterfall and Muong Hoa valley's ethnic villages
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Biking over the northern mountainous area in Vietnam for 7 days, you could experience the best and fantastic things of Vietnamese nature and traditional culture. Our motorbike team will travel to bundle of iconic places in Northern Vietnam, such as Sapa, Thac Ba Lake…Those 7 days would be vivid and unforgettable memories for you and could be the most remarkable part of your trip in Vietnam. Let motorbike tours North Vietnam turn your dream come true.

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau ( B, L,D-180km)
Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen (B, L, D–150km ) 
Day 3: Phu Yen–Than Uyen (B, L, D–210km )
Day 4: Great trip to Sapa (B, L, D– 100km )
Day 5: Sapa – Luc Yen (B, L, D –  180km )
Day 6: Luc Yen – Vu Linh (B, L, D –  80km )
Day 7: Drive back to Hanoi (B, L – 170km ).

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau ( B, L,D-180km)

Motorbike tours northern Vietnam will be kicked off at around 8 am when our team gathers at the suburban areas to head up north to mountainous area. To avoid the traffic congestion and diminish the time-consuming, we will get into the small lanes through the countryside. The path from Hanoi to Mai Chau will offer you wide range of natural and agricultural landscapes.

After the full lunch, our motorbike riding trip approaches a forgotten French road No. 6. This path is located in the bushy and forested areas when you could overpass the paddy fields which are neatly separated into the squares. Later on, our riding team will pass by the Thung Khe Pass, one of the most famous passes in Vietnam offering a marvelous view of mountains and valley.

After few up-and-downs, we will tumble down to Mai Chau where we would take a rest and overnight at homestay of Thai People (the house-on-stilt). It comes to an end of the 1st day with Vietnam Exploration Booking tour.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Phu Yen (B, L, D–150km ) 

Coming to the 2nd day, the motorcycle riding team North Vietnam will hit the road to Phu Yen on slight easy path. This provincial road offer you the peaceful, idyllic sceneries of countryside.

After a relaxing morning walking around the village and tasting the local coffee, we will farewell to the hospitable and warm-welcoming hosts and leave Mai Chau.

Our team can spend time enjoying lunch in Hua Tat Pass and turn to the less-known road 43 to savor the quiet atmosphere of North Vietnam’s mountain. This bending road leads us to Da River, where you embark on the ferry to cross the river. For the rest of the day, our Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia team can move calmingly to Phu Yen for staying overnight.

It marks the 2nd day with Vietnam Exploration Booking tour

Day 3: Phu Yen–Than Uyen (B, L, D–210km )

Today is a long day for motorbike crew so it would be better to be an early bird. We will head up to Than Uyen. On the way, you are supposed to see many picturesque sceneries of mountains and forests. Our motorbike tour to the North of Vietnam will cross Lung Lo pass and reach Tu Le for the lunch.

In the afternoon, it turns out to be the highlight of the whole journey when we cross by Mu Cang Chai, where is famous for the vast terraced paddy fields covered with a bright yellow color.

We arrive in Than Uyen at 5:00pm. You can enjoy a peaceful in this town by walking around. It remarks the 3rd day with Vietnam Exploration Booking tour team.

Day 4: Great trip to Sapa (B, L, D– 100km )

Than Uyen – Sapa is an amazing route that deserves to be the best part of northern Vietnam great trip. The roads in the morning are smooth and big, which lead you through the tremendous green tea farms and rustic villages of local people. After crossing the O Quy Ho, where you can have a view of Hoang Lien Son mountain range with the summit of Fansipan Mountain, our motorbike crew will arrive in Sapa.

You can enjoy your free time in Sapa after the lunch. Take your time to discover this romantic and lovely town before we have another fascinating riding day tomorrow with Vietnam Exploration Booking tour team.

Day 5: Sapa – Luc Yen (B, L, D –  180km )

From Sapa, we can ride on the easy roads to Luc Yen. Our Vietnam Exploration Booking tour will start at 9am, head down to the Lao Cai town and continue to ride along Chinese border on the sealed road no 70.

After that, you can make a turn to a small rugged road, leading to Luc Yen, a beautiful and quiet village of Tay people, with the special and unique house-on-stilts.

Enjoy the warm atmosphere with the local residents on the homestay. Surely, it will be a wonderful night of the northern Vietnam motorbike tour with indigenous people.

Day 6: Luc Yen – Vu Linh (B, L, D –  80km ) 

The riding on the 6th day is pretty easy and comfortable when mainly the riding time is on the well-tarmacked and smooth road. You will have a relaxing motorbike touring day when the distance is short, so that all the motorcyclists can spend more time admiring and sightseeing the magnificence of nature, with paddy fields and forested mountains as the prominent views. In case we spot any rustic villages of Dzao or Tay people, a quick drop in is possible.

After morning riding, we will stop in Vu Linh for lunch. This village is placed on the bank of Thac Ba Lake, the biggest man-made lake in Vietnam. It is promisingly so astonishing and delightful when we are in front of a masterpiece created by the efforts of human.

We settle in the home-stay of Dzao people before moving back to Hanoi for the last day of Vietnam Exploration Booking tour.

Day 7: Drive back to Hanoi (B, L – 170km ).

The last day with Vietnam Exploration Booking tour will leave you unforgettable moments with the smooth riding and humble but poetic views of Vietnam’s countryside. Right after departing from Vu Linh, we head to No 2B road where the traffic flow is not dense.

Afterwards, we ride along the Red River Delta, where you could again experience the picturesque landscapes of Vietnam countryside. This part is going to rock your trip with both challenging potholed tracks and also the well-seals road.

We come to Hanoi before rush hours and end the 7-day tour. Hopefully this medium-length trip has left a lot of impressions on your mind!


Our tour price is based on NUMBER OF GUESTS (the more people in the group, the less money each person will pay) and TYPE OF BIKES (the smaller bike you take, the less money you will pay). Please contact us for the right price, or you can view the sample price below for the regular tours North Vietnam by 125cc – 150cc bikes:

  • Tour for group of private solo rider: 200 USD/Day
  • Tour for group of 2 riders: 150 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for group of 3 riders: 140 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for group of 4 – 10 riders: 130 USD/Day/Person

Important note:

  • Airport pick up/drop off, Support vehicle or Air tickets are not included but they can be arranged depending on your request with the extra cost
  • The extra cost to upgrade to Honda CRF250L is $40 USD/Bike/Day.
  • The extra cost for the backup vehicle + driver is $150 USD/Day.
  • The prices listed above are only for the Northern Loop Vietnam motorcycle tours, Other  special motorcycle tours on Ho Chi Minh trail or crossing the border to Laos or Cambodia… will cost more. Please contact us for more details.
  • The tour price can be different depending on the low/high tourist season or other special requests, Please contact us to get the right price of tours.


Tour price includes:

  • Experienced English speaking tour guides (2 tour guides/mechanic for a group from 5 riders)
  • Quality Honda XR150L or Honda CRF250L or other bikes we have with all fuel
  • Quality Helmets/Gloves/Knee and elbow pads/Rain jackets/pants
  • All meals on tour (All breakfasts, lunches and dinners with local Vietnamese food)
  • Accommodation on tour (twin share room in standard hotel or stay at homestay as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Boat rides on lakes or rivers as mentioned in itinerary
  • All entrance fee / Permits
  • Hotel pick up/drop off before and after the tour

Tour price excludes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Bike damages
  • Personal expense
  • Drinks/Tips
  • Air tickets and  visa to Vietnam

Booking condition

  • To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30 % deposit. Balance can be made upon arrival
  • The rider is responsible for any bank charges. ( surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
  • The balance can be paid by cash or credit on the first day of the trip
  • If you cancel the Vietnam motorbike tour before the departure date, you will lose 100% of the deposit.
  • If you cancel the tour after the departure date, you will lose 100% of the total cost/ fee of the tour for any reason.
  • After departure, NO REFUNDS will be given for any reason, if you cancel the tour.
  • A Damage Cost deposit of US$ 100 – 1,000 or more is required for each motorcycle for using in the guided or self-guided motorcycle tours. In case of a self-caused accident, your own participation is up to US$ 2,000 or more.

You Need Travel Insurance!

Make sure you wear a freaking helmet! Trust me. A motorbike landed on my head and I would not be writing this if it weren’t for that helmet.

Also, make sure you have travel insurance, and don’t scrimp on it either! We recommend world nomads for their good adventure travel coverage. The other option you can check out is Save wings, although their coverage for adventure travel is minimal.

If you’re planning on driving a motorbike through Vietnam, it’s important that you have the right type of licence for it in order for your insurance to fully cover you.

Did we hit all the items on your travel bucket list for your holiday?
If not, don’t worry. We specialize in tailor-made tours and can customize this program to create your dream trip. Get in touch with your personal Travel Consultant to create your personalized program.

Don't want the fun to end?

Why not combine this tour with Halong toursNinh Binh tousHue toursHoian tours or spend a few days in the tropical paradise that is the Viet Nam coast? We take care of everything from flights to transfers and accommodation so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Explore our other destinations or speak with your personal Travel Consultant for some expert advice on suitable combinations.