Hi, I took this ride to Northwest Vietnam a while ago. Here are some photos. Route: Hanoi -> Mai Chau -> Dien Bien Phu -> Sapa -> Hanoi Distance: ~1000km Reference: Lonely Planet Vietnam, minskclubvietnam.com Bike: Sports Minsky from Cuong at US$6 per day Comments: Excellent scenery, fun winding roads into the mountains. Full Report: Northwest Vietnam Sapa Loop trip Map of North Vietnam and route taken Roads to Mai Chau Friendly locals posing for a photo. Mai Chau town is in the background. Lac village (White Thai minority) Roads to Dien Bien Phu, troublesome ride Enjoying the view.. Oops, hit a rock and fell. Gear pedal got stucked but a helpful villager later helped me knock it back to a working position Riding through the villages Friendly village kids Beautiful scenery en route to Sapa Fancy a stay in the clouds?