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If you have been to Northern Vietnam, one of the things you should try is to go on a motorcycle tour with your friends. You will be amazed by the unique and virgin beauty of the natural landscapes in this region.
In this article - Ta Xua Dinosaur Spine loop: 7 day motorcycle tour, we show you how to plan a motorcycle tour to the best places in North Vietnam.

7 Day Motorcycle Tour Ta Xua Dinosaur Spine Overview

We suggest you try HA NOI - CUC PHUONG - PU LUONG - MAI CHAU - DA BAC - TA XUA - XUAN SON - HANOI motorcycle tour. This tour allows you to explore stunning views of forests, caves, and mountains and also cultural features of Vietnam ethnic minorities. 

The motorcycle tour lasts for 7 days and 6 nights with an estimated distance of the tour being 750 km. You will stay and rest in homestays and hotels during the trip. 

Visit nature reserves and national parks like Cuc Phuong, Xuan Son, and Pu Luong. Ride to scenic areas such as Ta Xua, Moc Chau, or Xuan Son, where you can take awesome selfies with friends. Particularly, you will have time to immerse yourself in a quiet green space and refresh yourself. 

Ta Xua is a famous mountain range in northern Vietnam. All year round, the mountain rises above the clouds creating cloud inversions.

Detailed Itinerary 

Here is our comprehensive plan for you to travel to these destinations in a week. 

Ha Noi to Cuc Phuong Motorbike Tour

Our first destination on the trip is Cuc Phuong national park. It is located in Ninh Binh, which is 120 km far from Hanoi. This place is well-known for its rich biodiversity and authentic ecotourism. You will be astonished at the diverse range of fauna and flora there. 

Ha Noi to Cuc Phuong Motorbike Tour
Tropical primary forest in CUC PHUONG, NINH BINH

Start the journey in Hanoi in the early morning. We will depart from Hanoi to Cuc Phuong national park early to avoid heavy traffic at 9. am. The total time for traveling is about 3 hours. 

Cuc Phuong to Pu Luong Motorbike Tour

On the second day, you will go on the trip to Pu Luong. Pu Luong is located in Thanh Hoa province, where you can see the wild beauty of valleys, mountains, and forests. In the Pu Luong nature reserve, do not miss opportunities to explore famous destinations such as Pu Luong mountain peaks, Hieu waterfall, Kho Muong cave, etc.

Cuc Phuong to Pu Luong Motorbike Tour
Off-road Pu Luong National Park

It is quite a long journey from Cuc Phuong to Pu Luong, so you need to pack your things up early in the morning. During the trip, spend some time visiting the conservation center along the way and reach the homestays before dark. 

Pu Luong to Mai Chau Motorbike Tour

It does not take a lot of time to ride from Pu Luong to Mai Chau. Hence, the groups of tourists can stop by scenic places to take group photos or selfies. 

You might want to ride through rice fields to experience nature at most if you can. Otherwise, visit Ngoi Hoa bay by boat or bamboo forest.

Pu Luong to Mai Chau Motorbike Tour
Riding Remoted track northwest Vietnam

One charming thing about Mai Chau is that you can learn more about interesting cultural features of the Vietnamese ethnic minority - Thai and Muong ethnic groups. Enjoying traditional dance and folk music is one of the special parts of the motorbike trip. 

Mai Chau to Xuan Son Motorbike Tour

On the next day, you will arrive at Xuan Son national park - a peaceful oasis on the Vietnam travel map. This national park is famous for its rich and diverse range of flora and fauna. 

Mai Chau to Xuan Son Motorbike Tour
Xuan Son National Park, Phu Tho Province, Vietnam-January 8, 2019: Portrait Dao ethnic minority girls next to large water wheels in Xuan Son National Park, Phu Tho Province, Vietnam

Besides, riders will wow at the special climate here. There are four distinct seasons within a day. 

In the morning, the weather is cool and fresh like spring. At mid-day, the weather turns hot, which is similar to the weather in the summer. In the afternoon, there is light wind puffing, which makes people feel like it is in the autumn. The evening weather is a slight cold as if it was in the winter. 

Xuan Son to Ta Xua Motorbike Tour

The next destination of the motorbike tour is Ta Xua - a natural border between Yen Bai and Son La. It is an ideal place for trekking and cloud-hunting. 

Xuan Son to Ta Xua Motorbike Tour
Amazing landscape in Northwest Vietnam. Terraced fields in Ta Xua, Bac Yen, Son La province, Vietnam. At an altitude of 2000m above sea level, this place is also known by the name: Clouds Paradise.

The group of riders should arrive at Ta Xua at night, so they can see the spectacular sunrise and cloud hunting. The best time for cloud hunting is from 6 am to 10 am. Today could be one of the highlights motorbike touring in Vietnam.

Ta Xua to Moc Chau Motorbike Tour

On the sixth day, the riders retrace the previous day's route, then motorbike to Moc Chau. In Moc Chau, there are many attractive destinations such as tea plantations, flower fields, Pha Luong, Dai Yem waterfall, Chieng Khoa waterfall, and Ban Ang Pine forest. 

It is advisable to ride to Moc Chau in the Spring, Autumn. During this season, there are many festivals held by ethnic minorities such as Thai or Hmong. 

From the end of October to the beginning of November, it’s time for white mustard flowers to bloom. The mountainous areas are covered with mustard carpets like a wonderland. You can get this view from places such as Thong Cuong village, Pipe Hill (Ang Village), or Ba Pach village. 

Ta Xua to Moc Chau Motorbike Tour
Tea hills in Moc Chau highland, Son La province in Vietnam

Moc Chau to Ha Noi

The final day of the motorcycle tour is to return to Hanoi. The total riding distance is about 188 km - which takes a long time to travel to the destination. The journey ends once you get to Hanoi. 

Off-road motorbike trip in northwest Vietnam


In brief, your journey will be unforgettable when you make a detailed plan before starting the trip. Considering our suggested plan as mentioned in this article - Dinosaur Loop: 7 day motorcycle tour

We expect that you will have a good time while traveling to North Vietnam. Look for more useful dates and infos on our website!

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