Sapa Motorbike Tour on the Northern Loop Trail – 4 days

4/DaysSapa- Than Uyen- Mu Cang Chai- Phu Yen- Hanoi

Exploring Vietnam on an off-road motorbike tour in the Northern region is one of the best experience that you must try once you’ve set foot on this land of amazing travel. The northern loop which is full of steep, narrow, and challenging routes is just like paradise to off-road rider domestically and internationally. This way, you will take your time to experience unimaginable landscapes mixed of pristine vast forests, sumptuous mountains, white floating cloud herds. All create the most magnificent and fantasy world like a dream. And, absolutely, your trip to stunning Vietnam will be best than expected.

If you are ready for a true off-road Northern loop trail, join us in the following 4-day Sapa motorbike tour with full of fun and surprises promised. Discover the land with hidden beauty right now!

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 1002 km
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3- 5 Hours
  • Support : Disposible
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Day 1: Hanoi - Sapa

On the first day of our tour, the whole crew will gather at the office of BM Travel Adventure. Then, we will depart the city to head up to the Northern. The route is estimated at nearly 330 kilometers in length so you should get well prepared and ready for 9 hours long. On the way, you will see more and more vast green terraces and endless mountain slopes appearing in front of your eyes. We will arrive at Sapa (Lao Cai) at noon when everybody is quite exhausted. Enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant to regain energy.

Take a short break before moving on 18 km to the North towards majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Next, you will continue your ride on 50 kilometers of the pass road to reach Heaven’s Gate in Sapa. You will be surprised by the picturesque sceneries here at about 2,000 m above the sea level. That’s a miraculous mix of spacious valleys, numerous mountains, and multiple terraced fields dotted below.

Ham Rong Peak with the dragon’s head-like shape will be the next destination on this day. Climbing on the top of the peak of 1,800 m high, your eyes will be feasted with countless colorful flower gardens around the mountain. There are a lot of precious flower species here from hydrangea to orchid, peony, and sakura that will make you not want to leave. At the foot of Ham Rong peak, there is an ancient Stone Church constructed in 1895 that will also be a great destination.


  • Distance: 330 km
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 2: Sapa - Than Uyen

After an overnight stay at a local hotel in Sapa, we will follow Highway 32 to head westward to peaceful Than Uyen district, a land of peace in Lai Chau. The route is not too long with the 140-km stretch which takes roughly 4 hours to ride on. Keep riding until you reach Than Uyen town where you and your fellow driver will enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, we will come to Khau Co Hill Monument which was built to mark the fierce battle of Muong Khoa and Muong Lay people against French colonialists in 1886. From the monument, you have a panoramic view of the dreamy Muong Than Field which is always on top 3 largest fields of Northwest Vietnam.

One of the most popular hotspots that you must visit here is Na Khoang village in Muong Kim. This guerilla base, in the past, was built to prevent the attack from the French. You can walk around this place first, and then, visit Che Bo Cave Complex with a changeable climate and series of stunning stalagmites stalactites. Coming here in the summer, you will feel comfortable in the cool and fresh climate. Meanwhile, it is warm and cozy in winter. Afterward, go to Ta Gia to admire Ta Gia Complex with a set of splendid mountains, magnificent caves as a water painting lazed through by Nam Mu River.


  • Distance: 140km
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Than Uyen
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Northern loop trail

Day 3: Sapa Motorbike Tour Than Uyen – Mu Cang Chai

Another long day through 372 km to famous destinations in Northwest Vietnam is waiting for you to explore. You will leave Than Uyen in the early morning after breakfast to move on Highway 32 as the previous day to visit Mu Cang Chai first. This stretch will take up to 1 hour through 62 kilometers and the route is not easy to ride in at all. You will ride on the most dangerous and longest pass road, Khau Pha Pass, so be careful. With the meaning of a sky-high horn, Khau Pha is always covered by a sea of fog and clouds. From a far distance, all you can see is the peak only. The pass road, with multiple bends, weak soil foundation, and less maintenance, is absolutely difficult to cross for the weak minds. However, its breathtaking views of lush pristine forests and golden rice paddies from top of the pass can not be rivaled.

Riding down to Tu Le Valley, you can stop by and take photos of glorious golden rice paddies and enjoy mouth-watering sticky rice with a completely different taste. You will keep riding along the series of golden fields until you reach Cao Pa commune. Then, we will go to nearby Lim Mong village for lunch. Take a rest before leaving Mu Cang Chai, the home of the most stunning rice terraces, to Son La province. The ride to reach Phu Yen will be quite long, and you will stay at a hotel upon arrival.


  • Distance: 372 km
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Yen
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Northern loop trail

Day 4: Phu Yen – Hanoi

It is the last day of our journey already. The best way to enjoy the precious moments here is to wake up in the early morning and sightsee amazing sunrise surrounding by nature in Phu Yen. Before our exploration on Highway 37, complete breakfast first. You will ride on historical Lung Lo pass at the Son La-Yen Bai border. This pass is one of the most important historical witnesses of the fateful Dien Bien Phu’s battle. Despite the repeated destruction and reparation, the Pass, as a relic of the mighty war 60 years ago, still carried its perfect duty as a supply line which has even surprised the French. Coming here, you will surely understand more about Vietnamese history.

Next, the whole crew will visit an ancient Vo Nguyen Giap forest which was bravely named after the Vietnamese General Giap. Ask the friendly forest keeper to rest in the troops of General Giap in that forest if you feel tired after the long travel. Alternatively, you can ask him to tell you about tales about the Vietnamese hero. Next, we will go straight to Quang Huy commune to climb up atop the mountains there for some exciting cloud hunting. Or else, you can choose to stop by a lake along Black River. Enjoying delicious lunch here with many local dishes, then, it’s time to say goodbye to the local to backtrack to the city life. To avoid the terrible traffic jam in rush hour, the best choice for you is to depart Phu Yen soon.

We will officially close up the 4-day Sapa motorbike tour with amazing off-road experience on the Northern Loop trail at the office of BM Travel Adventure. We are sure that you do have great moments together with awesome fellow drivers.


  • Distance: 160km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Sapa motorbike tour

Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided tour on the Northern Loop Trail

*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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