Hanoi - Yen Bai( Vu linh ) (170km , 5h) Homestay
Mr Thuong homestay : Thôn ngoi Tu , Va Vu linh Yên Bình , Yen bai , phone 01685180205 of his son speaks english even French Giang 0986922391
Simple way and avoid busy traffic is to go along the red river dyketo Son Tay then head to Ha hoa bridge , cross this bridge for the Cat lem (Yen binh) or Thac ba direction . In Thac ba there is a bridge called Thac ong just go straight to the Home stay of our friend mr Thuong
Luc yen (80km, 3h) Tay ethnic homestay
Address: Mr Tam, xa Tan linh, Huyen Luc yen, Tinh Yen Bai 01688215255.
Leaving la vie Vulinh on the beaytiful landscape of mountainous rural countryside to Yen The direction then find Khanh hoa direction for 7 km will be the Tan Linh commune center in here, ask for the home stay of mr Tam , he is well known . Big Tay ethnic stilt house on the foot of mountain with rice field in front . His daughters are good cooks.
Luc yen - Bac ha (120km, 4h) Hotel
From the homestay of mr Tam keep going to the Khanh hoa direction 12km then in here turn left to Pho Rang town and Bac ngam , in here there a sight to show Bac ha 28km . Clean, helpful hotel Cong fu is advised to stay in . If you still have time, go to Ban Pho village or further by this direction, beautiful of landscape and people .
The next day you can go for Sapa to discover this crowded of tourist place , get back to Lao cai station 2 hours prior of your train departure to have ticket for your motorbike to accompany back to Hanoi because motorbike ticket is not sold in advance, fuel is not allow in motorbike tank reserve so you should keep some aside to fill when get your bike in Hanoi station .
From Sapa or Bac Ha you can take a train in Lao Cai back to Hanoi , motorbike transport fee is 215.000vnd per bike 125cc.
In Lao cai station you can contact to our friend Mr Hai , the owner of Hai Nhi restaurant on the left side of station .