Sapa Northwest Loop cruise from Hanoi to Sapa on paved roads with a bit of off-road adventure.

Sapa Northwest Loop tour travels steep mountains of the Hoang Lien Son range that have a wide variety of ethnic minority people that have made its river valleys and hillsides their home. Over the centuries, local people have carved spectacular rice terraces into the mountains, and their small settlements are now connected by dramatic passes. There are now fantastic tarmac roads throughout this Sapa Northwest Loop motorbike tour and it takes 5 days get to Sapa and return to Hanoi by overnight train.

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Tour Cost:

1 Rider 2-3 Riders 4-5 Riders 6+ Riders
220$ USD per day 180$ USD per day 175$ USD per day 170$ USD per day
1100$ USD Total 1000$ USD Total 975$ USD Total 950$ USD Total

All inclusive: Sapa Loop Tour Prices are in $USD, All inclusive and based on Per Person on tour. Twin share rooms where possible, Home-stay nights, Overnight soft sleeper train tickets Lao Cai – Hanoi.

Support vehicle available on request at additional cost per group, includes fuel and driver. For groups of 8+ people or more the supports vehicle is free.

Optional extras:

  • Single Room upgrade +30$ USD per night where available
  • Support Vehicle: 110$ USD per day includes driver, petrol & expenses
  • 3Rd party liability coverage 30$ USD Per day
  • Comprehensive damage insurance 25$ USD per day
  • Airport Pickup 15$ USD per group per way

Sapa Loop Rides

On our rides to the north we finish the tours in the border town of Lao Cai. Once in Lao Cai we provide overnight soft sleeper train tickets back to Hanoi. the cost of shipping the bikes and on train and overnight soft sleeper is 100$ USD and is included in our price above.

Why we are different

All of our guided motorbike tours include an English speaking guide out front and a mechanic acting as a sweeper in the back. On the road if you want to stop to take photos, enjoy the scenery or meet people along the way, no problem. You don’t have to worry about keeping up with the group or missing a turn, you can travel at your own pace. We travel this way to keep the group safe and be there in-case of anything goes wrong. We don’t cut corners on our bikes, your safety, your food or accommodations. With a group of 8 or more riders we include a support vehicle no extra charge. Find our more about international licensing, comprehensive damage insurance and personal insurance options. Contact us for group tour discount.

We take the overnight train for the following reasons:

We want to spend the most time on tour driving through Vietnam’ mountains instead of spending the last day of your ride on the flat, busy highway back to Hanoi.


The roads closer to Hanoi and its suburbs’ are busy and dangerous. Trucks, buses, cars and other motorbikes make the entry back in to Hanoi during rush hour a nerve racking experience.


At the Lao Cai Train station, we have a guest house to take a shower, eat a nice meal and have a few beers with your friends to decompress after the ride, the train compartments are 4 berth soft sleepers with A/C. The train departs Lao Cai at 8:30pm and arrives in Hanoi at 6:30am.


You save money because you don’t have to pay for a hotel room in Hanoi on the last day of the ride.


We put the motorbikes in the baggage car of the train and make our way back to Hanoi. When we arrive in Hanoi we collect the bikes from the train and drive through the quiet streets of Hanoi as the city wakes up to our garage (approx. 15 min.). There we park the bikes and transfer you to hotel or arrange airport transfer (garage is aprox. 40min to Airport).


Sapa Northwest Loop Motorbike Tour

Tour Start and Finish: Hanoi

Nearest Airport: Noi Bai International Airport

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Sapa Northwest Loop takes 5 days to take it all in. Visit our scheduled departures page to see if you can join a group heading out to the Northwest Vietnam. Extreme motorcycle adventurers, however, can explore the endless single trails that cut across these mountains, as well as the bamboo rafts and suspension bridges that ford its rivers — ask us about our extended Black River rides.

Our all-inclusive prices covers:
• Motorcycle: Honda CRF 250L, Ural 650cc or Honda XR 150cc
• Petrol, Oil and maintenance
• All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
• Accommodation in local guest houses, hotels (twin share) or home stays
• English-speaking guide
• All fees, tolls and National Park entrance tickets
• Helmets: Full face and open face
• Padded Motorcycle jackets & Motorcycle pants
• Rain pants and Poncho
• Dry bag and tie downs
• Overnight train ticket Lao Cai – Hanoi – Soft Sleeper

What’s Not Included
• Alcohol drinks
• Personal Health Insurance
• Personal expenses
• Personal Tip and gratuities
• Liability insurance
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Our Bikes:

Honda CRF250L
Honda CRF250L
Ural Solo 650 M72
Ural Solo 650 M72

Riding gear we provide included on tour:

Cuong’s Riding gear
Cuong's Rain gear
Cuong’s Rain gear
Cuong’s Riding gear

Drivers License:
We require that you have you home country motorbike licence to join on one of our tours. You must have personal health insurance or Travel insurance that covers Motorbike in Vietnam to cover you in-case of accident or illness.  Please have a look at World Nomads who offer travel insurance that cover Vietnam.  Please Contact us for more information and recommended insurance providers. To drive a Ural sidecar motorbike on tour you must have a sidecar licence and sidecar driving experience.

Passports and Visa

You must have a valid passport with 6 month before expiry date to obtain a Vietnam tourist visa. We can arrange a visa on arrival letter please have (2) 3 x 4cm photos, and bring $USD to pay the visa fee at immigration at the airport, rates vary per country. Here is the latest visa information on-line.  please contact us for more information or consult your local Vietnamese embassy or consulate to see the tours visa requirements.

Comprehensive Damage Insurance Optional:

Our insurance policy covers lost, theft or any damage to the motorbike caused by an accident or fall, you will be fully covered in-case the bike is damaged beyond repair. The policy excludes any, personal medical insurance, liability to other vehicles or injury caused to another party. Contact us for full coverage and details.

Motorbike Additional Cost $US
Honda CRF 250cc 150$ per 6 day tour
Honda XR 150cc 120$ per 6 day tour
Ural 650cc solo or Sidecar 150$ per 6 day tour