-Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau, 180 kilometers / 112 miles
Start this motorbike tour in North Vietnam from the western part of Hanoi. After 30 minutes riding in busy traffic, you’ll get closer to the countryside and then take some small roads through villages with less traffic, more chickens, ducks on the road, and water buffaloes in the rice fields. After lunch, you will have an extremely scenic ride along on small back-roads through rustic villages of local people, enjoying the beautiful view of limestone mountains and rice paddies.
Furthermore, ride along the Da river lake on winding small roads with a great lake view, the lake is like another Ha Long bay in the mountains and the ride along the lake is one of the best parts of this short motorbike tour in Vietnam. Next, you head down to the mountain valley of Mai Chau. It’s home to the White Thai people who are living in houses on stilts in the middle of green mountains and rice fields, it’s a memorable stay. In addition, the local Thai people are amazing cooks with their own unique cuisine so meals with them promise to be one of the highlights of your North Vietnam tour.
*Dinner and overnight in Mai Chau at a homestay.
-Day 2: Mai Chau - Phu Yen, 160 kilometers / 99 miles
The North Vietnam motorbike tour to Phu Yen on this day is quite easy but no less spectacular. You can take a lot stops for pictures of the amazing mountain views. You can start the day with an easy walk around the village or be lazy and simply wake up and enjoy coffee. After saying goodbye to the Thai people, you ride up to the direction of Moc Chau. Lunch will be had after crossing the beautiful Hua Tat pass and after that, you’ll motorbike to the less traveled Road 43 that leads to the Da River. After crossing the reservoir of Da River at Van Yen ferry, you will have an enjoyable motorbike ride on the beautiful winding road along the Da River to Phu Yen where you will stay overnight. This ride is one of most enjoyable parts of this three-day motorbike tour North Vietnam.
*Dinner and stay in Phu Yen at a hotel
-Day 3: Phu Yen - Hanoi, 170 kilometers / 106 miles
%After breakfast, you head west to the beautiful Lung Lo pass, there is good chance for you to ride on a sloping and winding pass with some nice green tea fields. Lunch is in Son Tay town - Hanoi. After lunch, you will ride on small countryside roads avoiding busy traffic and get closer to the city center. You will arrive at your hotel and finish the three-day Northern Vietnam motorbike tour before rush hour that evening.