Get ready to dive into the wilderness in your life adventure to the land of poetic mountainous land of Northern Vietnam, off-road enthusiasts! Your Northeast loop trip will be extremely incredible. Though this region is extremely remote and rarely chosen as a destination on all tourists’ journey, it is still bikers’ paradise with the best attractions ever in Vietnam. Drop your adventure soul into our guide on your amazing Ha Giang motorbike tour now or else, you will lose a lot of secrets.
1. Happiness Road
A perfect Ha Giang loop tour will not be completed if you don’t come to the Happiness Road– the connection between Dong Van and Meo Vac through Ma Pi Leng Pass. Since the very first days even before its birth, Happy Road was created with a very long heroic history, with blood, sweat, and tears of thousands of people.
Ha Giang has ever been the remote land with no road that no one has ever had an idea of traveling there. Not until lots of volunteers and workers from ethnic groups had built the very first and toughest Northern mountain road in this mountainous area for 7 years, tourism in Ha Giang really prospered. Traveling through about 185 kilometers in length, going on the steep passages, the dangerous bends, your eyes then will be well treated the peaceful, beautiful scenery of the rocky mountains.
2. Quan Ba Heaven Gate and Twin Mountains
Come over the Happiness Road to behold the lovely sight of Quan Ba Twin Mountains. Two round green hills located in the center of the golden rice terraced field will surely make you open your eyes wider thanks to their charming appearance. You will realize that it is a peaceful and simple location in the middle of a natural forest without noise and bustle of city life.
Right beside the Twins Mountains lying the Quan Ba Heaven Gate- a famous landmark of Ha Giang with an altitude of more than 1500 meters above sea level. There, you can admire the breathtaking sceneries of Co Tien mountain range dimly in the fog and the sunlight welcoming the new days. Standing at the top of the Heaven Gate, the misty mountain clouds swirled together to create a fairy-tale-like scenery. Trust me! You will not be disappointed once you’ve come there.
3. Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
One of the most fantastic attractions to visit in your Ha Giang motorbike tour is Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark. Passing about 150km of the pass, with a deep abyss on one side and gray rocky mountains with quite dangerous bends on the other side, the majestic scenery of Dong Van stone plateau hidden in smog gradually appears as “The gray heaven”.
If you are looking for real high mountain experience, you’ve come to the right place. Ride on the highest peak here named Mieu Vac Mount (1971 m) and then, deepest canyon called Tu San (800 m). There will be a lot of mystery to look for in your attractive journey.
The best time to admire the full beauty of Dong Van rock is probably when spring comes. At that time, everywhere in the green hills and huge high mountains was covered with a bright yellow of mustard flowers, the mossy roofs were covered with scarlet peach petals and pristine white plum blossoms. So poetic!
Once you’ve decided to pass through Meo Vac, don’t forget to stop by Ma Pi Leng Pass with its majestic beauty and Khau Vai Love Market which is known for its authentic customs.
With the length of 20 km, from the top of the winding mountain pass, the mountain scenery is extremely charming with steep cliffs in one side, and deep emerald Nho Que river. You will surely need to stop several times to sightsee and take memories into your mind.
Besides the great change for sightseeing, you should not ignore the Love market held on the 27th of the third month of the lunar calendar. In this festive event, the ethnic groups here will be well-dressed with colorful costumes and join the very vibrant atmosphere. It’s great to discover Ha Giang on this occasion and have fun with your fellow drivers.
5. Hoang Su Phi
Whenever it comes to stunning golden rice terraces, people often think of Mu Cang Chai or Sapa. But, we will gladly introduce you more about Hoang Su Phi where your eyes and soul will be overwhelmed by the most scenic and spectacular terraced fields ever in Vietnam.
Head to West Ha Giang, Hoang Su Phi is peacefully located right at the foot of the amazing Tay Con Linh range. When the harvest season comes, Hoang Su Phi is such a striking masterpiece with the vast golden terraced fields covered all over in the floating white clouds. You will wallow in fairyland when riding up to the top of the winding road with endless layers of immense rice terraces on mountains after mountains. If you are interested in witnessing the beauty of nature during harvest time, the ideal time to travel to Hoang Su Phi is in October and late September. That must be great!
Ha Giang Motorbike Tour: The Verdict
With the distinctive beauty, Ha Giang must not be ignored in your itinerary to North Vietnam itinerary. Thrill-seekers will absolutely enjoy the challenge when riding through the narrow winding roads through rugged mountains while observing the awe-inspiring scenery here.
No matter when you start your Ha Giang motorbike tour, one thing I can assure you is that you will surely gain pleasure and satisfaction from conquering the wonderful pristine land. Moreover, getting across the unique remote roads will repay you with unforgettable moments and the best chance to improve and test your riding experiences. Now, we are sure that you are ready to get back to nature and get a completely different image of another Ha Giang in your mind. A more romantic and poetic land. Go for it because it is worth!