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Introduction

If you are a real adventure travel enthusiast, you must explore "The 16-day Vietnam off-road dirt bike tour from Hanoi to Lang Son". This adventure tour brings the most challenges today because the journey is located in the North of Vietnam with a series of dangerous mountains and valleys.
To know more about why this tour is so attractive, please refer to the details in this article. Continue reading!
Tour start/ finish in Hanoi

Highlights Of The 16-Day Vietnam Off-Road Dirt Biking Tour From Hanoi To Lang Son

This month-long journey will bring you a unique venture in the North. We will go through fascinating places that every rider wants to conquer once in his life, such as Sapa, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Son La, etc.

Coming to Vietnam Motorcycle Tours, you will be satisfied because this is not only a discovery trip but also a time to enjoy the unique cultural features of the highland area.

Highlights Of The 16-Day Vietnam Off-Road Dirt Biking Tour From Hanoi To Lang Son
Beautiful day on Ma Pi Peng pass, Ha Giang

Details Of The 16-Day Itinerary

1: Mai Chau valley- The First Goal

On the first day of the motorbike journey, the team will continuously cross different terrains such as single roads, passes, shallow streams, mud, and large rocks. After passing Bai Chao, we have lunch and continue to go to Cao Phong.

Next, let's enjoy the beautiful scenery at Ba Khan Lake after crossing a series of terrain roads. Following the fresh moments of the lake view, this will be the time to enjoy the fresh looks in Mai Chau valley, Hoa Binh.

With extremely cool and mild weather conditions in Mai Chau, you can fully enjoy this place's rustic yet poetic beauty. When the night falls, it is a moment to enjoy the wonderful cuisine of a Tay family. 

1: Mai Chau valley- The First Goal
View along the way to Mai Chau valley

2: Ride To Phu Yen

The team enjoys a fresh morning in the beautiful Mai Chau valley before starting a new motorbike journey in northwest Vietnam. Following that, you will be able to see with your own eyes Cao Nguyen Moc Chau full of poetry.

The scene that appears will make you flutter because it is the beauty of the vast stretches of tea fields, fresh fruit gardens, and bold plateau villages. The perfect beauty of this place doesn't stop there when you look at the poetic fields of white kale and buckwheat flowers.

After saying goodbyes to Moc Chau, it's time to board the Van Yen ferry at the Da River to come to Phu Yen. The second day's journey will end peacefully in the afternoon in Phu Yen. 

2: Ride To Phu Yen
Great trail riding to Phu Yen from Mai Chau

3: Conquer The Phu Yen - Son La Road

Let's enjoy a strong coffee to get energy before driving on Highway 37 towards the Northwest. The next trail will take approximately 6 hours if it rains. On the other hand, if the weather is nice, it will be favorable conditions for conquering the quintessence of dirt bike tourism with rocky, mud, and dirt roads.

After lunch, the team visits Son La Museum. This site is located within the historical location of the Son La Prison Museum, built-in 1908 by the French colonialists. The remnants of antiquities displayed at this place will be a wonderful quintessence that we can admire. 

3: Conquer The Phu Yen - Son La Road
Ta Xua commune, Son La province, Vietnam - January 7, 2019: The man Ethnic Minority ride a motorcycle pick-up his children in Ta Xua commune, Son La province, northwest Vietnam

4: Experience Nature And Culture From Son La To Tuan Giao

Start your day with a route along Pha Din Pass. The scene in this place gradually appears with the image of extremely rustic and idyllic villages, giving us an incredible sense of peace. We ride through a dim tunnel up to 2km long to reach Tham Village, one of the area's largest villages.

Perhaps today's scenes will constantly take you through many surprises because after enjoying the peaceful scenery, you will come to the relics of the Indochina War (Dien Bien Province). Next, the team visited Tham Pua Cave, a famous cultural and historical relic in Dien Bien Phu.

Near the end of the day, we relax gently with the view of Nam Hua Stream and rest comfortably in Tuan Giao. Today could be highlight of northern Vietnam motorbike trip!

4: Experience Nature And Culture From Son La To Tuan Giao
Rice field terraces view on the top mountain Northwest of Vietnam.

5: Enjoy The Looks At Than Uyen

We activate the 5th day of the trip with a sweet breakfast and ride up Highway 279. Today's destination is Than Uyen, and this is a valley between Pung Luong and Fansipan mountains. Perhaps the real dirt bike will be exciting when conquering this land of Than Uyen because it owns a system of interlaced rivers and mountains that are very strange.

The attractiveness of Than Uyen is even wider when there is a series of green fields. The most special is the vastness of the Muong Than field, one of the famous fields in the Northwest. 

5: Enjoy The Looks At Than Uyen
Scenic view from Than Uyen riding to Sapa town! Sapa heaven gate

6: Immerse Yourself In The Beauty Of Sapa

Unlike the rough, rocky, or muddy trails in the early days, you will now enjoy a quite convenient route with the peaceful beauty of stretching tea hills. On the 6th day, there's also a bit of a challenge as you'll cross the Hoang Lien Son mountain range by riding along the O Quy Ho pass.

Sapa welcomes you with a poetic and tranquil setting at noon. Right now, you can have lunch and enjoy the stunning sight at Sapa to relax after a long motorcycle ride. 

6: Immerse Yourself In The Beauty Of Sapa
Motorcycle touring form Than Uyen to Sapa!

7: Enjoy A Comfortable Moment In Sapa

Yesterday was just the beginning in Sapa, and today is the time for you to enjoy this wonderful place's essence deeply. If you do not want to go trekking or rest, you can comfortably join a dirt bike tour within a day in Sapa.

Ride motorbike through Muong Hoa valley to feel one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam with rows of green terraced fields. Afterward, visit Cat Cat Village and discover the culture of the ethnic minorities in this place.

7: Enjoy A Comfortable Moment In Sapa
Red ZDao ladies selling clothes at Sapa market

8: Discover The Typical Culture At Bac Ha Market

It's time to say goodbye to peaceful Sapa and begin our journey for a new day. The team departs on fairly smooth tracks along the Chinese frontier. At the same time, we will provide another more challenging track if you are a professional rider. 

If coming to the North of Vietnam without visiting the Bac Ha market on Sunday, this is a big omission. This place is one of the largest ethnic markets in the North, and it is only open every Sunday. Arriving at this place, you will feel the "native" atmosphere of the H'Mong people through the decoration, culture, food, and costumes. 

Besides exchanging and trading goods, the Bac Ha market is also a great place for dating couples. You can walk around the market in the cool afternoon and return to the hotel to rest in the evening. 

8: Discover The Typical Culture At Bac Ha Market
Bac Ha animals market

9: Continue The Motorbike Holiday Bac Ha - Xin Man

The whole group left Bac Ha to continue the motorbike journey to Coc Pai. This place is a gorgeous town with the famous Chay river and many impressive waterfalls. Next is the feeling of extreme refreshment when dropping down the high slopes at the turn of Ma Ngan and Lung Cai. 

We arrived at the Xin Man border entrance after passing through curving mountain roadways. The evening will be the moment to have an intimate meal with some beer and have a good chat.

9: Continue The Motorbike Holiday Bac Ha - Xin Man
Amazing scenic routes to Ha Giang

10: Dirt Bike To Ha Giang

We've been through two-thirds of this long trip. Take a comfortable breath and start your day full of energy with a ride along the Lo River. Then, stop to admire the beauty of terraced fields at Hoang Su Phi.

The journey of experience brings beauty and means when we go through the path of Happiness - "Blood and Flowers". This winding roadway is about 200km and was constructed by more than a thousand volunteers.

Before the end of the tenth-day journey, we will have the opportunity to observe the majesty of Ma Pi Leng's pass. This place is one of the most famous locations today and is also one of the great passes in the North.

10: Dirt Bike To Ha Giang
Scenic Tham Ma Slope of Ha Giang

11: Starting A New Trek On The Way To Dong Van

Following the 10th day, we start a morning on the dirt bike and see the wonderful scenery at Ma Pi Leng, with villages located at the foothills of the high mountains.

We visit Dong Van Rock Plateau, the most attractive place in Dong Van. You will feel like a riding expert at this place because the scenery here is so majestic, but there is a mixture of rustic and impressive.

Not only that, but the road to Dong Van is also full of challenges, and going through it will make you feel that this trip is really meaningful. End a long day of the ride and rest at your hotel in Dong Van. 

11: Starting A New Trek On The Way To Dong Van
Taking bamboo rafting in Khau Vai, Ha Giang

12: Ride To Bao Lac

If you are a travel enthusiast, you may have heard of "Meo Vac". This place is a district with the most extraordinary sight in the North, and today we will have the opportunity to visit there. The team had lunch and continued down the slopes located beside the river.

In good weather, and you are good riding skills, we can guide you to conquer a more difficult scenario with winding routes across the border. In contrast, we will continue on smooth routes and rest at the homestay if there is bad weather. 

12: Ride To Bao Lac
Beautiful step of rice terrace paddle field in sunset and dawn at Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.

13: Cao Bang - The Convergence Of Historical And Cultural Values

It isn't easy to show all the beauty of Cao Bang because it converges many of the most beautiful quintessence of the North. First, invite you to admire the shimmering looks of "Non-Nuoc Cao Bang, " the second global geopark in Vietnam recognized by UNESCO.

Cao Bang Geopark possesses a wide range of cultural, historical, and scenic sites. These places can be mentioned as Ban Gioc waterfall, Pac Bo cave, Thang Hen lake, Le Nin stream, Phia Oac National Park, etc.

The route to Cao Bang has many impressive bends, and you can stop to take many unique types of photos. We will eat specialties together in the evening and rest at a local hotel.

13: Cao Bang - The Convergence Of Historical And Cultural Values
Ban Gioc Waterfall - Detian waterfall Ban Gioc Waterfall is the most magnificent waterfall in Vietnam, located in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang, Viet nam

14: Proceed To Quang Uyen

We are hovering over the last day of this 16-day journey and today's travel schedule is quite short to get to Quang Uyen. This district has an excellent geographical position with a view halfway up the mountain. Moreover, the rice fields interweaving with flowers and leaves make this place more poetic. 

If you were a little tired in the previous days, now you can swim gently at the foot of Ban Gioc waterfall to relax your body. Although Ban Gioc waterfall is also a famous place, the number of visitors is still small. That is why this place still retains the complete beauty of nature.

14: Proceed To Quang Uyen
Beautiful panoramic view of the sunny valley in Cao Bang Province, North Vietnam.

15: Welcome To Lang Son

The morning will be the time for you to admire Bac Son Valley. This place is known for the green magnificence of the earth because they are covered by the majestic beauty of mountains, valleys, rivers, and endless rice fields.

The team passes several passes and arrives at Lang Son around late afternoon. You can relax by riding around the city or moving to the large market areas at the Vietnam and China fence entrance.

15: Welcome To Lang Son
Aerial view of cityscape and nature with green fields and mountains in Chi Lang, Lang Son, Northeast Vietnam.

16: End Of The Journey In Hanoi

Time flies so fast, and now we have come to the last day of our journey. The team headed to backroad 1B to return to Hanoi, ending an experience with many different emotions.

16: End Of The Journey In Hanoi
Beautiful rural scenery of Bac son, Lang son Vietnam

Conclusion

You can call "The 16-day Vietnam off-road dirt bike tour from Hanoi to Lang Son" a perfect mountain and nature trip. Almost all the mountain quintessence of North Vietnam has fully converged on this trip, and your mission only is to experience. Let's participate and share with us your feelings! Contact us at: www.vietnammotorcycletours.com today to make it reality!

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