North Vietnam Motorbike Tour from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake – 10 days

10/DaysHanoi- Yen Bai- Nghia Lo- Tu Le- Mu Cang Chai- Than Uyen- Sapa- Bac Ha- Pho Rang - Ha Giang- Dong Van- Meo Vac- Cao Bang- Ba Be-Hanoi

Being blessed with magnificent natural scenery, Northern Vietnam has always been an ideal destination for adventurous riders. From Northwest to Northeast, this 10-day motorbike tour from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake gives you a great chance to explore the whole North – a mysterious land filled with the marvelous beauty of nature and colorful cultures of ethnic minorities.

Our tour covers most of the brightest tourist destinations in Northern Vietnam such as Mu Cang Chai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Dong Van Karst Plateau, and Ba Be Lake, as well as many stunning valleys and remote villages hidden deep in the rocky mountains. Once break your comfort zone by riding on dangerous yet incredibly beautiful off-road routes. Enjoy 10 meaningful days with tons of exciting experiences that will be hard to forget throughout your life.

  • Tour Grade : Medium
  • Total Distance : 1540 km
  • Hours of Riding per day : 3-5 Hours
  • Support : Disposible
  • Mixed
Only From : 1490
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Day 1: Hanoi – Vu Linh

Have a hearty breakfast before moving to the gathering point on the outskirts of Hanoi by taxi. Take a few minutes to listen to our guide explain the safety rules during the trip and then, we will officially embark on an exciting 10-day motorbike tour from Hanoi to Ba Be. Our first destination today is Yen Bai – a peaceful province located on the gateway to Northwestern Vietnam. This province is still new to travelers, so almost everything here is kept untouched. The pristine natural scenery of vast rice fields stretching the horizon, majestic limestone mountains along with the unique culture of locals will fascinate any visitor.

Make a stop at Viet Tri town to enjoy lunch before heading to Vu Linh, where we will spend the night at Song Hong Hotel. After a long day of riding, we relax and have a good sleep to regain energy for the next challenge.


  • Distance: 200 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2: Yen Bai – Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai

Our today’s ride will be a bit challenging since we have to conquer dangerous yet unbelievably beautiful off-road tracks. Endlessly extending mountains, vast green tea plantations, roofs looming from afar, and the smoke from the kitchen of locals covering the mountains – All create a dreamy scenery that will feast your eyes.

Khau Pha Pass will be the highlight of this entire road, which is considered one of the four largest passes in Vietnam. Standing on the top of the pass, you will be overwhelmed by the winding roads that look like soft silk strips curving around the mountain. We spend some time visiting lush valleys under the Khau Pha Pass and Tu Le Pass, which boast the most stunning terraced fields in Northern Vietnam.

Keep riding to Mu Cang Chai – home to H’mong people, who have a rustic rural lifestyle and colorful traditional costumes. Immerse yourself in the beauty of majestic nature and picturesque Mo Waterfall before heading to the town center. Dinner and overnight at a local hotel.


  • Distance: 200 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 3: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sapa

It is another fantastic day to conquer the peaks of Northern Vietnam. From Mu Cang Chai, we follow Highway 32 and go through poetic streams and the magnificent Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Famous for Fansipan Mount – the roof of Indochina with a height of 3143 m, Hoang Lien Son is blessed with irresistible charm by Mother Nature. This route is not a joke with many blind bends but once you challenge your riding skills, the reward you get is entirely worth the effort.

On the way, we make a stop to explore the O Quy Ho pass and take beautiful pictures of the marvelous mountain scenery in Vietnam. Continue towards Sapa, where we will have a quick visit around the town before moving to the hotel to rest after a long ride.


  • Distance: 150 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 4: Sapa – Bac Ha – Pho Rang

Leaving the bustling Sapa town behind, we hit the road to Lao Cai city. This ride gives you a great chance to say hello to China. Upon arrival, we take a short ride to the Chinese border, then spend some time getting to know what life is like on the border. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and have a cup of Vietnamese coffee.

In the afternoon, our crew keeps riding through Bac Ha to reach Pho Rang – a mountainous town famous for its lotus flowers. Locals have grown lotuses for many years; in the summer, the flowers bloom in the warm sunlight, creating an impressive scene. Exquisite cuisine is also what makes visitors fascinated in this town. Do not forget to try Lam rice, special sticky rice wrapped in 7 layers of leaves, and fresh upland fruits (plums, apricots, and more). Overnight at a local guesthouse.


  • Distance: 150 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 5: Pho Rang – Ha Giang

Each day of our tour brings a completely new experience, and today is no exception. Continue to challenge your riding skills on magnificent mountain passes and dangerous trails through the forest. It is not easy at all, but the breathtaking scenery will be a worthy reward for your efforts. Along the way, we can make some stops to relax, take photos, and chat with locals. They are very friendly and hospitable and even can invite you to their home in order to enjoy a frugal family meal.

Lunch at Viet Quang town before heading to Ha Giang. With majestic scenery of rocky mountains and immense rice fields, this could be the most spectacular route of the whole journey. Coming to Ha Giang, you may be tired after long days of riding, so have dinner and go to bed early to regain energy for your next trip.


  • Distance: 150 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6: Ha Giang – Dong Van

From Ha Giang city, we ride on winding roads to Dong Van. Considered the most popular travel destination in Ha Giang, it could be a big mistake if you do not pay a visit to this beautiful town. The beauty of the Dong Van rock plateau, Quan Ba ​​Heaven Gate, or Vuong Family’s Palace will make you overwhelmed. Dong Van Old Town nestled among the lush valleys is also an ideal place to learn about the unique architecture and culture of ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam.

Besides the picturesque natural scenery, Dong Van is also a paradise of delicious food such as grilled meat, triangular cake, stuffed pancake, and especially Shan Tuyet tea. The vast tea hills are meticulously cared for by people with 100% natural remedies for the freshest and cleanest tea leaves. Check in at the hotel in Dong Van town in the late afternoon and enjoy a good night’s sleep after a day of exciting exploration.


  • Distance: 150 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 7: Dong Van – Meo Vac

Our destination today is Meo Vac, a peaceful mountainous district at the end of the happy road. Meo Vac brings its own beauty in each season – all are worth seeing. Coming to Meo Vac, you are not only immersed in the magnificent scenery of spectacular mountains, lush valleys, and romantic peach blossom gardens but also have the opportunity to explore the unique culture and charming cuisine of the locals.

We will pass Ma Pi Leng pass along the way, which is considered an ideal place to admire the beauty of the Nho Que river. Looking from a distance, the river is like a soft silk strip curving around the majestic limestone foothills. Do not forget to pick your camera up and take some lovely photos here. Arrive at Meo Vac in the late afternoon, then we have dinner and relax at the Hoa Cuong hotel.


  • Distance: 120 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 8: Meo Vac – Cao Bang

From Meo Vac, our motorbike team keeps conquering winding roads to Cao Bang. On the way, we will spend some time going deeper into the remote villages of Tay and Dao people to enjoy the incredible beauty of nature and learn about their customs and daily life.

Follow the stunning tracks to Cao Bang province, where you can stop anywhere for sightseeing. Dubbed the “green pearl” of Northeast Vietnam, you will never get stuck on what to see in Cao Bang. The 8th day of our tour ends with a good night’s sleep at Thanh Loan hotel to regain energy for the next riding day.


  • Distance: 200km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 9: Cao Bang – Ba Be

After breakfast, we hit the road to Ba Be National Park, which is famous for some of the most beautiful sceneries in Vietnam. Amidst the high limestone ranges of the national park is Ba Be Lake – the largest freshwater lake in the country. Unlike most freshwater lakes in the limestone areas, Ba Be Lake never falls dry. If we have enough time, we can take a boat tour to get closer to this lake. Then, keep riding until we reach a peaceful small village of Tay people named Pac Ngoi to have dinner and rest.


  • Distance: 150 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay
Day 10: Ba Be – Hanoi

Enjoy the last moments of the trip before you head back to Hanoi. It is a long ride today, so we’ll get up early to enjoy breakfast, pack our backpacks, and get ready to go. Once again, we have the chance to ride on wonderful trails along the Red River Delta. Make the most use of the tour to admire the impressive natural scenery of Northern Vietnam. Our 10-day motorbike tour from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake ends in Hanoi at around 5 pm with tons of exciting experiences.


  • Distance: 250 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel

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.

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