North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake – 4 days

4/Days Ha Noi → Bac Son → Ban Gioc Waterfall → Quang Uyen → Ba Be Lake → Ha Noi

Hopping on a motorbike and following incredible off-road trails is the best way to experience the endless beauty of Northeast Vietnam. With the breathtaking scenery, exquisite cuisine, and unique traditional culture of hill tribes, this beautiful land is sure to make you feel overwhelmed.

Dubbed “Halong on the mountain”, Ba Be lake is an ideal place for riders who love adventure and discover new things. Conquering small, rugged mountain roads with one side of a deep abyss and one side of a steep cliff will be an unforgettable experience during your trip to Vietnam. Our 4-day Northeast Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Ba Be lake is specially designed for hardcore riders who fall in love with two wheels but do not have much time to ride through the country. It promises to be one of the best motorbike routes in Northern Vietnam.

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 793 km
  • Hours of Riding per day : 6 Hours
  • Support : Disponible
  • Mix onroad and Off-road
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Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Son (180 km)

After breakfast, we move to the gathering point, listen to our guide informing some rules during the trip from Hanoi to Ba Be lake, and then hit the road to Bac Son valley. Only about 180 km northeast of Hanoi, Bac Son converges all factors to become one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the North of Vietnam.

Most visitors coming to the valley have a strong impression of unbelievably high peaks, some of which are more than 1,000 m above sea level. It will be a bit difficult to climb to the mountain peaks, but the rewards you get are entirely worth your effort. Standing here, you have the chance to admire the magnificent panoramic views of lush terraced fields, poetic rivers and stunning stilt houses looming from afar – all create a masterpiece of nature that you will never regret being here.

Besides breathtaking natural scenery, Bac Son also attracts tourists by peaceful hill tribe villages nestled among majestic rocky mountains. This is the home of Tay people, an ethnic minority in Northern Vietnam. They are always happy and contented with their rustic life that seems to be completely separate from the modern world outside.

It is a smooth ride today as we just need to follow the highway straightly to the Chinese border to reach Bac Son valley. We can make some stops on the way to have lunch, take a break, and capture wonderful landscape photos to keep memories. After a long day of riding, we spend the night at a homestay of locals to regain energy for the next challenge.


  • Distances: 180 km
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 2: Bac Son – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Quang Uyen (230km)

The small, bumpy mountain roads make the journey to conquer Ban Gioc waterfall not easy at all. Even if you are an experienced rider, you still need to be very careful. We will have a long ride climbing up the hill before following the famous historic Highway 4, which witnessed many resounding victories of the Viet Minh forces. After coming to Quang Uyen, we keep riding on the beautiful pass paths to reach Ban Gioc waterfall and take some time to discover this magnificent waterfall.

Being blessed with captivating beauty, Ban Gioc can fascinate anyone who has ever visited. With a height of 30m and a width of over 200m, it is known as the largest natural waterfall in Southeast Asia. Due to the small number of travellers coming here, Ban Gioc waterfall still retains its inherent wild beauty. Opposite to the waterfall, the poetic river surrounded by lush green rice fields creates a breathtaking landscape like a watercolor painting.

In each season, Ban Gioc has its own beauty. In the spring, visitors will be immersed in the vibrant landscape of blooming flowers; autumn stands out with the yellow of the leaves; winter carries a gentle beauty and a majestic view in the summer with strong flows. For the fullest experience, you can visit some nearby places such as Nguom Ngao cave, Thang Hen Lake, Pac Bo Cave, and more.

Lunch at a local restaurant near Ban Gioc waterfall before following another route back to Quang Uyen. Overnight at a local homestay in this beautiful mountainous district.


  • Distances: 230 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 3: Quang Uyen - Ba Be Lake (160 km)

Keep riding through winding roads to Ba Be, the largest freshwater lake in Vietnam. On the way, we once again admire the magnificent scenery of majestic mountains and the most beautiful terraced fields of Northern Vietnam.

The path leading to Ba Be Lake is quite easy to ride with two options for you: a big road and a smaller one. However, we recommend you to choose the big path to save time. It will take more time to conquer the small road so you can miss the incredible boat trip to Ba Be Lake today.

Hidden amidst the vast limestone ranges of Ba Be National Park, Ba Be Lake is a paradise of stunning scenery and biodiversity. As mentioned above, the best way to experience the incredible beauty of the lake and get closer to the caves is to jump on a boat. Bathe in the fresh air and magnificent nature before we ride to a small village of the Tay people nearby the lake, where we will have dinner and enjoy a good night’s sleep.


  • Distances: 160 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 4: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (240 km)

It is a long trip today, so we will get up early to enjoy breakfast, pack the backpack, and get ready to go back to Hanoi. Once again, we ride through the mountainous areas where ethnic minorities live and then head towards the Red River Delta.

Today’s ride offers you the opportunity to conquer both smooth national highways and challenging trails. It would be the most ideal if we can come back Hanoi before rush hour. Our 4-day Northeast Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake ends safely with tons of fun and memorable memories. Say goodbye to your guide and see you on the next adventure.


  • Distances: 240 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Accommodation: Homestay

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Vietnam motorbike tours prices for a guided tour from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises


(20% OFF-ROAD)




One person 199 USD/day/person 219 USD/day/person 239 USD/day/person
Two people 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person 219 USD/day/person
Three people 159 USD/day/person 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person
From four people 149 USD/day/person 169 USD/day/person 189 USD/day/person



(25-70% OFF-ROAD)




One person 209 USD/day/person 229 USD/day/person 249 USD/day/person
Two people 189 USD/day/person 209 USD/day/person 229 USD/day/person
Three people 169 USD/day/person 189 USD/day/person 209 USD/day/person
From four people 159 USD/day/person 179 USD/day/person 199 USD/day/person

The tour includes

  • Well-experienced tour guides who can speak English fluently and understand customers’ needs.
  • Professional mechanics for emergency cases.
  • A photographer & video recorder for a group of more than 5
  • Recent & Well-Maintained Japanese Bikes
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes
  • Good Accommodation: Eat and sleep in the best locations. Standard hotel or homestay based on double, twins or triple shared room.
  • All meals on tour: Enjoy local Vietnamese food and drink in every region you visit.
  • Gasoline
  • Boat trips on Lakes or Rivers
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas
  • Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
  • Hotel pick up
  • Dirt on your SHOES and FACE or more
  • Videos of the tour (send 1 week after the tour)

The tour excludes:

  • Riding Long Pants (we recommend a pair of jeans)
  • Personal insurance (this at your own risk)
  • Coverage for any damages to gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fee (approximately 25 USD/person, depending on nationality)
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expense and other expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy


  • We provide vehicle support and driver with an extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon your REQUEST!
  • A single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
  • If tours do not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to Hanoi is 120 USD/ bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, if you want VAT included, 10% of the total price will be added.


  • To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30% deposit. Full payment will be made by cash or credit on the first day of the tour.
  • The rider is responsible for any bank charges (surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
  • If you cancel the tour before the departure date, you will lose 100% of the deposit.
  • If you cancel the tour after the departure date, you will lose 100% of the total cost/ fee of the tour for any reason.
  • A deposit of US$ 100 – 1,000 or more is required for each motorcycle for use in the guided or self-guided motorcycle tours. In case of a self-caused accident, your own participation is up to US$ 2,000 or more.

“We promise to deliver the best balance for every single DOLLAR”