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No one would dare to claim they have fully experienced the majesty of North Vietnam without visiting Ha Giang. This province is home to several magnificent mountains and situated about 1200 meters above sea level in northeast Vietnam.
So off we went, all the way from Hanoi. Ha Giang motorbike tours that last 7 days would allow the most adventurous hearts enough time to explore and appreciate the hidden paradise.

Ha Giang Motorbike Tours
Adventure Motorbiking in Ha Giang

Ha Giang Motorbike Tours - 7-Day Itinerary 

Day 1: Hanoi to Vu Linh Motorcycle Route

We headed to Thac Ba Lake from Hanoi - one of the largest artificial lakes in the country stretching over 23400 ha and home to more than 1300 islands plus islets, forming gorgeous caves. The majestic landscapes were like cool breezes to our souls, light and tranquil treats.  

That was quite a good start indeed!

Estimated distance: 180 km 

Hanoi to Vu Linh Motorcycle Route
Stunning Sunset view of Thac Ba lake

Day 2: Vu Linh to Bac Ha Motorbike Trip

Already impressed by the greenery, we were eager to explore Bac Ha - a no less stunning landscape. As we hopped on our dirt bikes and tore along the winding roads, then crossed one road to another, we saw the gorgeous lush terraced fields and the local ethnic market unfolding and waving to us. 

My travel buddy and I  felt completely at ease and in touch with the magnificent nature and lively local scenes. As we got back to nature, it was like we were home.

Estimated distance: 200 km

Vu Linh to Bac Ha Motorbike Trip
Enjoyable Boat Ride On Thac Ba Lake, Vu Linh, Yen Bai

Day 3: Bac Ha to Ha Giang Motorcycle Tours

We went to Bac Ha Sunday Market, which still preserves the ethnic minorities’s traditional values. Locals here and from other provinces gather in the market to trade numerous goods, like textile, food, animals, and farming equipment, every Sunday only. 

The vivid cultures and hospitable people there completely won our hearts. We bought some interesting silver jewelry and hired some traditional costumes to take photos. We couldn’t stress enough that Vietnamese people are super hospitable and heart-warming!

Estimated distance: 190 km

Bac Ha to Ha Giang Motorcycle Tours
BAC HA, VIETNAM - NOV 21: Unidentified women of the Flower H'mong Ethnic Minority People selling incense on November 21, 2010 in Bac Ha, Vietnam. H'mong are the 8th largest ethnic group in Vietnam

Day 4: Ha Giang to Dong Van Motorbike Ride

Suggested by our local guide, we got ready to set foot on one of the most well-known and breathtaking sites in our North Vietnam Motorbike Tours: Hmong King Palace and Dong Van Old Town. 

Hmong King Palace lies in Xa Phin Village (Dong Van). This was constructed in the early 20th century, inspired by the word 王 (meaning "king"). 

Not only is this building a historical monument but also an outstanding architectural landmark of the native ethnic minorities. It wouldn’t take an outsider long to appreciate how sophisticated the structure was. 

The Old Town of Dong Van lies in a valley wrapped with rocks. The quarter was formed in the early 20th century and a refuge for only a few households of the Hmong, Tay, and Chinese before welcoming more ethnic groups. It was eye-opening to witness the lifestyles of the Kinh, Mong, Tay, and Hoa peoples.

Estimated distance: 190 km 

Ha Giang to Dong Van Motorbike Ride
Sky Track of Dong Van Plateau, Ha Giang

Day 5: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac Motorcycle Route

Trust us; we guarantee a fantastic experience as you conquer the Ma Pi Leng pass. Ma Pi Leng Pass is among the four greatest passes in northern Vietnam due to its rocky terrain and breathtaking, untouched nature (along with Khau Pha, Pha Din, and O Quy Ho).  

Ma Pi Leng Pass’ scenery stands out with its spectacular and unspoiled wild beauty. Thousands of mountains painted the horizon gray as we shifted our eyes to the north and northeast. The flawless scene left us totally awestruck.

Meo Vac Town fits snugly in a small valley with rocky mountains surrounding. Interestingly, most ethnic minorities have kept their culture intact with the outside world. Today could be one of the best motorbike rides in Vietnam.

Estimated distance: 170 km 

Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac Motorcycle Route
Bamboo Rafting on Nho Que River, Khau Vai, Ha Giang

Day 6: Bao Lac to Ba Be Lake Motorcycle Trip

The next visit on the 6th day is Ba Be Lake, belonging to Ba Be National Park and 150km riding from Bao Lac. We decided to go on a boat trip to easily look at the pristine sights around Tay's village.

Ba Be Lake is the biggest natural freshwater lake, spanning about 8km towards the north-south. This lake never dries up, which is a delight for riders like us: No matter which season you visit, you can always admire its peripheral charm.

Estimated distance: 150 km

Bao Lac to Ba Be Lake Motorcycle Trip
Scenic Ba Be National Park,Vietnam

Day 7: Ba Be Lake to Back To Hanoi Motorcycle Tours

Finally, we ended our 7-day motorbike tours Ha Giang with a shebang. Hanoi’s traffic is pretty crazy in rush hours (around 4-5 PM), which is why we had to head back early. Yet, we maintained a good mood because the trip to Ha Giang boosted our spirits and relaxed our minds. It also, undoubtedly, taught us a bunch about ethnic cultures located in one of the highest mountainous areas of Vietnam.

Estimated distance: 235 km

Ba Be Lake to Back To Hanoi Motorcycle Tours
The small and rural village of Ba Be Lake in northern Vietnam on a cloudy, humid and moody day. Big rice fields with a lot of water in them.

Parting Words

Our spirits were up, and our brains were unburdened by the time the motorcycle trip ended. Ha Giang’s unique cultures and scenery will definitely stay in our hearts for a lifetime.

We can’t wait to come back for more in our future Ha Giang motorbike tours! Will you come with us?

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