Central Roads Vietnam is one of the best motorbike tours in less than a week. This page provides details about Central Roads Vietnam on two wheels.
About Central Roads Vietnam
For years, we have been riding far and wide through Vietnam, developing a network of friends, all across the countryside. Hidden Vietnam Motorcycle Tours invites you to ride the high mountain roads on the Hoang Lien range on this specific motorbike vacation. Within 150 kilometres around Hanoi, we have a number of options, on all of which we wind up enjoying the hospitality of our friends from different hill-tribe communities, dining and resting in stilt houses. The highlight of the trip is that it makes time stop, without even reaching for a switch, or going far.
The tours can be three to four days, or simply over a weekend, but the best loop is in 6 days. The scenery and cultural experience make the ride well worth it!
Places of interest in Central North Vietnam are: Vu Linh, Tuyen Quang, Tan Yen, Yen The, Vinh Tuy, Pho Rang, Phong Hai, Bac Ha, Sapa, Lao Cai, Coc Ly, Pho Lu, Tang Loong, Binh Lu, Tien Son, Than Uyen, Hoang Lien, Khau Co, Khanh Yen, Ben Cau, Cap Na, Quynh Nhai, Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le, Khau Pha, Ngoc Chien, Nghia Lo, Tram Tau, Tran Phu, Muong La, Lung Lo, Bac Yen, Gia Phu, Phu Yen, Khe, Thu Cuc, Xuan Son, Long Chao, Song Thao, Thanh Son, Suoi Hai, Ba Vi, Son Tay, Hoa Lac and Lang.
More Vietnam Motorbike Tour Routes
Northwest Vietnam (4 – 10 days)
Northeast Vietnam (3 – 8 days)
Scenic Ha Giang & Northeast (6 – 13 days)
Great Loop In North Vietnam (14 – 16 days)
Ho Chi Minh Trail/Road (6 – 16 days)
Short Rides (1 – 3 days)
Below is a video clip from one of our Central Roads Vietnam motorbike tours.
Itinerary Of Central Roads Vietnam By Motorbike
Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo. ~250 km, ~7 h.
Easy drive on a sealed road. Drive through rural areas with beautiful rice fields along the road. Nice and quiet cruising before we head up the Hoang Lien range and stop in Nghia Lo for the night in a hotel. the last 100km of today’s ride is really good, take you from low lands up to higher elevation.
Day 2: Nghia Lo – Than Uyen. ~140 km, ~6 h.
Wild and bumpy road. 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. This is where you could have the best photos of the whole trip. Once in Than Uyen, we can go around visiting villages surrounding.
Night in Hotel.
Day 3: Than Uyen – Sapa. ~120 km, ~4 h.
The area of Than Uyen is mainly populated by Flower H’mong and Dzao people. Then direction Sapa. Easy track for 100 km and asphalted mountainous road for the last 40 km. Time to relax in Sapa or ride down to the valley at the foot of Fansipan mount through many Giay, H’mong, and Dao people villages.
Night in Hotel.
Day 4: Sapa – Luc Yen. ~180 km, ~5 h.
We start riding down to Lao Cai and then head down to Thac Ba lake. Until Luc Yen, the road is easy and asphalted. There is one part from Lao Cai to Pho Rang the traffic is busy and road 70 is small.
Night in a Homestay.
Day 5: Luc Yen – Vu Linh – Hanoi. ~220 km, ~6 h. End of Central Roads Vietnam.
A secondary road along the Thac Ba lake through Dzao and Tay territory before the ride on a bumpy road via Son Duong at the foot of Tam Dao (Three Hills) range. It’s best to arrive in Hanoi before rush hour, at around 4pm.