I have a question that is very similar "Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike" but for Mai Chau to Son La.

A friend and I plan to go from Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike (around 190km). Each of us will drive a Honda Win 110cc. As for the other related question I have only found a couple of articles mentioning this route so I'd just like to get feedback from more travellers.

The QL6 national road seems to be the simplest way to do this journey, however I wonder if there is more convenient route (e.g. less traffic, or better scenery)?

Mai Chau to Son La

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  • What was your eventual route?
    – JonathanReez
    Jan 24, 2016 at 15:01
  • I answered my own question. I did not put much details as I did this a while ago now & could not remember much. Hope that helps.
    – Adrien Be
    Jan 24, 2016 at 15:09

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Here is my input after doing it myself.

It's completely doable, the ride is just fine.

It takes a total of around 5h: about 4h ride, plus 1h for stops on the way (going to toilet & taking pics).

I took the QL6 national road.

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