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 experiences that you must try once you’ve set foot in this land of amazing travel. The northern loop which is full of steep, narrow, and challenging routes is just like paradise to off-road riders domestically and internationally. This way, you will take your time to experience unimaginable landscapes mixed with pristine vast forests, sumptuous mountains, and 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 the 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 scenery here at about 2,000 m above 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 orchids, peonies, 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 the 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 of the top 3 largest fields in 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 attack from the French. You can walk around this place first, and then, visit Che Bo Cave Complex with a changeable climate and a 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 the Ta Gia Complex with a set of splendid mountains, and magnificent caves as a water painting lazed through by the 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 weak minds. However, its breathtaking views of lush pristine forests and golden rice paddies from the 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 the amazing sunrise surrounded by nature in Phu Yen. Before our exploration of Highway 37, complete breakfast first. You will ride on the 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 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 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 the Black River. After enjoying delicious lunch here with many local dishes, then, it’s time to say goodbye to the locals to backtrack to city life. To avoid terrible traffic jams 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 an 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

Prices for guided off-road Vietnam Motorbike Tour




One person 190 USD/day/person 220 USD/day/person
Two people 140 USD/day/person 160 USD/day/person
Three people 130 USD/day/person 150 USD/day/person
Four people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Five people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Six people 115 USD/day/person 135 USD/day/person
Seven people 110 USD/day/person 130 USD/day/person
From Eight people 105 USD/day/person 125 USD/day/person


  • English Speaking Tour Guide 
  • Well-Maintained Bikes – Gasoline
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes – No Highway – 20% offroad per day
  • Good Accommodation: 2 – 3 star hotels or homestays based on twins – triple
  • All meals on tour.
  • 1 bottle of water per day.
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas – ferry ticket



  • Riding Gears
  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket – Visa fee 
  • Tip, Drinks, Beers, Wine 
  • Personal Expenses, and Other Expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • Transportation from your hotel to the departure spot 
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding


  • For a group of from 
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 8 riders, Free 1 Night Ethnic Entertainment in Homestay (Under 8 riders USD 70 / 1 Ethnic Dance)
    • 12 riders and a Truck is free for escorting ( Under 12 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day )
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs  USD 180 / 1 day.  
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 120 / bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.


  1. Deposits and Payment Policy
  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking the tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you. 
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.
  1. Cancellation and Refunds
  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip. 
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied. 
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

Read full information at Booking Terms and Conditions