From Hanoi, take Thang Long avenue, then turn left onto Xuan Mai town and follow Highway 6 to Hoa Binh City. It is then a further 15km to Da Bac. This route is about 95km and takes 2-3 hours.
From Hanoi, take Thang Long Avenue through Ba Vi, Che town and then take the ferry at Hop Thinh before driving to Da Bac. This route is about 110km and takes 3.5 hours by car. Despite being a longer route, this route is more scenic than Route 1.
From Da Bac town drive 8km to reach Ke Village, 20km to Sung Village and 38km to Da Bia Village. This road is narrow, hilly and windy but offers beautiful scenery.
Visitors will also have an opportunity to visit ethnic villages along the road. On the way back from either homestay, visitors can take a 1.5 hour boat trip to Thung Nai pier before continuing on a 2.5 hour journey back to Hanoi by car.
From Da Bia, visitors also have the option to connect to Mai Chau by boat and drive a further 30 minutes by car to reach the centre of town.