Vietnam Motorcycle & Motorbike Tours recommends this excellent Roof Roads 5-day motorbike ride to experienced riders. You are invited to join us on this breathtaking trip on Hoang Lien mountain and ride pass Sapa, one of the must-see places in Vietnam. Sapa is not a quiet place but is still a good destination for overnighting.

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Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo. ~180 km, ~7 h.

Easy drive on sealed road along the river road to Trung Ha bridge and then up the low hills to Thu Cuc. Drive through rural areas with beautiful rice fields along the road until Khe pass, the first one of the main range where Fansipan is the top, peak of Indochina.

Nice and quiet cruising via Ba Khe to Nghia Lo. In fact, half of the ride is on mountain roads and the scenery is quite good.

Night in a hotel.

Day 2: Nghia Lo – Than Uyen. ~140 km, ~6 h.

Today we ride wild and bumpy roads. In general, this part of the road via Tu Le is really quiet. We go through the Mu Cang Chai massif, almost as high as the Fansipan. From the top, we have one of the most beautiful views of North Vietnam. Once in Than Uyen, we can go around visiting villages surrounding.

Night in Hotel.

Vietnam Motorcycle Motorbike Tours - Roof Roads: Sapa and Tram Ton pass on Roof Roads

Day 3: Than Uyen – Sapa. ~140 km, ~5 h.

The area of Than Uyen is mainly populated by Flower H’mong and Dzao people. The town is small but is a good stop between Nghia Lo and Sapa. Ride to the direction of Sapa on a high mountain road. Tram Ton pass is a very beautiful view from this side of the range. We can stay in Sapa or if we feel going further and the weather is nice, we can keep riding until Ta Van or Ban Ho village where we stay with Giay people. 40 km of dirt road. Beautiful riding.

Day 4: Sapa – Luc Yen. ~180 km, ~6 h.

We start riding down to Lao Cai, join road 70 and then we go to Thac Ba lake. Until Luc Yen, the road is easy and asphalted. Next, a secondary road along to Luc Yen, Dzao, and Tay territory where we stay with our host family. The man is a Tay that lives in the heart of a Dzao village. The road is lined with palm trees, and to many people, it’s just like in Cambodia.

Day 5: Luc Yen – Vu Linh – Hanoi. ~180 km, ~6 h. End of the Roof Roads.

Ride on a small road through palm trees alongside Thac Ba lake to Vu Linh via yen the. Then take the bumpy road via Son Duong at the foot of Tam Dao range. Road and easy track for this last day.

There are many more Roof Roads rides by motorbike that we can design to cater to your needs and riding experience. It can be from 4 days to 7 days with some possible extensions. Just contact us and see what we can do together.

5-day trip on motorbike in Vietnam on the Hoang Lien range

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