Sapa Motorbike Tour on the Northern Loop Trail – 3 days

3/DaysSapa - Mu Cang Chai - Phu Yen - Hanoi

Have you ever tried a motorbike tour in Vietnam? The S-shaped country with complex terrains is a perfect place to explore and test your riding skills. And a Northern loop will be a fantastic start for us to feel the full beauty of this land. This 3-day Sapa motorbike tour takes you to Mu Cang Chai and Phu Yen – the superb tourist attractions with imposing landscapes and unique cultures of ethnic minorities. You will also have a chance to ride on hazardous yet charming passes and mountainous trails. If you are planning to visit Vietnam, this tour will be an excellent recommendation.

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 555 Km
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3 - 5 Hours
  • Support : Disposible
  • Mixed On road and off-road
Only From : 447
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Day 1 : Sapa – Mu Cang Chai

The romantic town of Sapa is a perfect place for us to commence our journey to conquer the Northern loop trail. Today’s destination is Mu Cang Chai district in Yen Bai province. We need to prepare well enough because the route from Sapa to Mu Cang Chai is quite long. It may take us six hours to get there. Highway 32 is probably the best option to reach Yen Bai.

We bet that you will be excited as we cross the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It is dubbed as “the rooftop of Indochina Peninsula” with the 3143-meter Fansipan peak. The majesty of the landscapes on the way can surely capture anyone’s heart. We can stop somewhere to take some impressive photos.

Do you know what the most remarkable thing about Mu Cang Chai is? It is the vast terraced paddy fields. The special fields that have been nitrifying hundreds of generations of ethnic minorities here bring an irresistible allure. The perfect time to visit Mu Cang Chai is from mid-September to mid-October when the fields put on the golden cloak. If you love photographing, then this is where you can quench your thirst for artistic pictures. Although Mu Cang Chai is getting more and more famous, rural life and natural beauty are still intact. Accordingly, we will see the unique tradition and culture of the local people in this area.

After contemplating the tranquility of Mu Cang Chai, the journey will continue to amaze you with memorable riding experiences on Khau Pha Pass. This is one of the four greatest passes in the North of Vietnam. The pass is well-known for its dangerous curves and slope. With the height of 1400 meters on average, Khau Pha provides superb views to the towering mountains and terraced fields. Arriving at the hotel, we will have dinner and rest to recharge our energy.


  • Distance: 190 km
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mu Cang Chai
  • Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 2: Mu Cang Chai – Phu Yen

Phu Yen – a district of Son La Province – is the destination on the second day of the Northern loop trail tour. 175 kilometers from Mu Cang Chai to Phu Yen is not a challenge that everyone is willing to take. But right when you see the incredible picture Mother Nature has created her, the spark of inspiration inside you will be ignited. Continuing series of imposing mountains and hills covered with verdant forests are going to make you feel small in this universe.

But that’s not all about Phu Yen. After lunch, we will together hunt clouds. Yes, you’ve read it right. We will ride higher upward to catch the floating white clouds. It’s not some kind of magnification to say that we will be speechless in front of a whole sea of clouds. It’s like we have just discovered heaven – an unbelievable scenery. Sitting on the top of the mountains with a grilled chicken and some beer while watching the sunray shining on the hovering clouds, we may somehow feel our lives completed.

We can also join a boat trip to explore Suoi Chieu Lake – another impressive tourist attraction in Phu Yen. The lake has a vital role in the agriculture and daily life of the area. One more thing to do in Phu Yen is tasting grilled fish. Nothing is better than enjoying Lam rice and grilled fish with some cans of cold beer in such a gorgeous landscape. Good sleep is needed to make sure that we are ready for the next day of the Northern loop trail trip.


  • Distance: 175 km
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Yen
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3: Phu Yen – Hanoi

Hey, let’s wake up and contemplate the sunrise before continuing our Northern loop trail trip! The first place to visit today is Ban Mo Garrison. This historical place dates back to the 50s in the last century when the resistance against French Colonialism became fiercer than ever. Through the stories about Ban Mo Garrison, we can learn more about the heroic past of Vietnam.

Next, we’ll ride to Ta Xua Nature Reserve to witness the renowned “Dinosaur Backbone” mountain range. We have to say that Ta Xua is a real wonder of Vietnam. The mountain is 2600 meters high above the sea level with a shape resembling the backbone of a giant dinosaur. The way to the peak is quite challenging and requires us to ride as carefully as possible. But right when we see the white clouds embracing the mountainside, our efforts will pay off. A peaceful moment in such a beautiful spot is going to relieve any stress and bring joy to our souls. Once again, you can show off your photography skills and make all of your friends astounded with superb pictures.

Well, it’s time to come back to the bustling capital city and say goodbye to the captivating nature sceneries. Dike roads are our choice since it can help us stay away from traffic jams. Also, we have a good opportunity to behold the tranquil countryside on the outskirt of Hanoi. The small rural houses, the paddy fields, and hard-working light-hearted people are another face of Hanoi. So that is our 3-day motorbike tour on the Northern loop trail – full of fantastic experiences and happy memories.


  • Distance: 190km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided Vietnam motorcycle tour 

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises


(20% OFF-ROAD)




One person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Two people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
Three people159 USD/day/person179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person
From four people149 USD/day/person169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person



(25-70% OFF-ROAD)




One person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person249 USD/day/person
Two people189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person
Three people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person
From four people159 USD/day/person179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person

The tour includes

  • Well-experienced tour guides who can speak English fluently and understand customers’ needs.
  • Professional mechanics for emergency cases.
  • A photographer & video recorder for a group of more than 5
  • Recent & Well-Maintained Japanese Bikes
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes
  • Good Accommodation: Eat and sleep in the best locations. Standard hotel or homestay based on double, twins or triple shared room.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local Vietnamese food and drink in every region you visit.
  • Gasoline
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
  • Hotel pick up
  • Dirt on your SHOES and FACE or more
  • Videos of the tour (send 1 week after the tour)

The tour excludes:

  • Riding Long Pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
  • Personal insurance (this at your own risk)
  • Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expense and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy


  • We provide vehicle support and driver with an extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon your REQUEST!
  • A single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
  • If tours do not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to Hanoi is 120 USD/ bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, if you want VAT included, 10% of the total price will be added.


  • To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30% deposit. Full payment will be made by cash or credit on the first day of the tour.
  • The rider is responsible for any bank charges (surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
  • If you cancel the tour before the departure date, you will lose 100% of the deposit.
  • If you cancel the tour after the departure date, you will lose 100% of the total cost/ fee of the tour for any reason.
  • A deposit of US$ 100 – 1,000 or more is required for each motorcycle for use in the guided or self-guided motorcycle tours. In case of a self-caused accident, your own participation is up to US$ 2,000 or more.

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