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 discovering 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 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 through peaceful hill tribe villages nestled among majestic rocky mountains. This is the home of the Tay people, an ethnic minority in Northern Vietnam. They are always happy and contented with their rustic life which 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 travelers coming here, Ban Gioc waterfall still retains its inherent wild beauty. Opposite 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 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 toward 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 to 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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Prices for guided off-road Vietnam Motorbike Tour




One person 190 USD/day/person 220 USD/day/person
Two people 140 USD/day/person 160 USD/day/person
Three people 130 USD/day/person 150 USD/day/person
Four people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Five people 120 USD/day/person 140 USD/day/person
Six people 115 USD/day/person 135 USD/day/person
Seven people 110 USD/day/person 130 USD/day/person
From Eight people 105 USD/day/person 125 USD/day/person


  • English Speaking Tour Guide 
  • Well-Maintained Bikes – Gasoline
  • Safe & Exceptional Routes – No Highway – 20% offroad per day
  • Good Accommodation: 2 – 3 star hotels or homestays based on twins – triple
  • All meals on tour.
  • 1 bottle of water per day.
  • All entrance tickets/ Permits to remote areas – ferry ticket



  • Riding Gears
  • Personal insurance – Travel insurance (this is at your own risk)
  • Motorbike insurance to Cover any damages to the gear or the motorcycle
  • Air ticket – Visa fee 
  • Tip, Drinks, Beers, Wine 
  • Personal Expenses, and Other Expenses not described in the itinerary
  • Single Supplement for Single Occupancy
  • International Airport Pickup – Drop Off
  • Transportation from your hotel to the departure spot 
  • The Hotel at night Before / After riding


  • For a group of from 
    • 5 riders, The professional Mechanic comes for free
    • 8 riders, Free 1 Night Ethnic Entertainment in Homestay (Under 8 riders USD 70 / 1 Ethnic Dance)
    • 12 riders and a Truck is free for escorting ( Under 12 riders, it will be USD 150 / 1 day )
  • A single stay will cost USD 30 / 1 night / 1 single room.
  • The cameraman costs  USD 180 / 1 day.  
  • If tours do not depart/ end at the departure spot, the surcharge for bike shipping to/ back to the departure spot is USD 120 / bike.
  • VAT Excluded from the price, VAT 10% will be added to the total price upon your REQUEST.


  1. Deposits and Payment Policy
  • We require a deposit of 30% of the total upon confirmation of booking the tour. The remaining balance will be paid 45 days before departure. Your booking may be considered canceled if the full balance is not received by Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club by that time.
  • You can choose the payment method by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by you. 
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue you the final confirmation of the detailed itinerary and services via e-mail.
  1. Cancellation and Refunds
  • Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club takes no responsibility for any flight delays or scheduled changes at any stage throughout the trip. 
  • We have the discretion to change the itinerary or delay the tour due to weather, local conditions, politics, or various other reasons with our notification in advance.
  • During the tour, should you be found to break any of the rules without the prior exception from the tour leader, we have the discretion to cancel the tour with no refunds applied. 
  • During the tour, should your bike have minor technical problems, our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix it as quickly as possible. In the event that the bike can not be fixed within the day, we will endeavor to substitute a bike of a similar type to ensure your trip is not interrupted.
  • Should you have to cancel the tour due to special reasons, you may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for your nominee paying their monies in full.

Read full information at Booking Terms and Conditions