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 marvellous 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, 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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Itinerary

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.

Summary:

  • 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 a soft silk strip curving around the mountain. We spend some time visiting lush valleys under the Khau Pha Pass and Tu Le Pass, which boasts 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 centre. Dinner and overnight at a local hotel.

Summary:

  • 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, go through poetic streams and magnificent Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Famous for Fansipan Mount – the roof of Indochina with the 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 O Quy Ho pass and take beautiful pictures of the marvellous 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.

Summary:

  • 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.

Summary:

  • 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, 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, 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.

Summary:

  • 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 hotel in Dong Van town in the late afternoon and enjoy a good night’s sleep after a day of exciting exploration.

Summary:

  • 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, 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 Hoa Cuong hotel.

Summary:

  • 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 deeply into 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 sleep at Thanh Loan hotel to regain energy for the next riding day.

Summary:

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

After breakfast, we hit the road Ba Be National Park, which is famous for some of the most beautiful sceneries of 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.

Summary:

  • 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 your backpack, 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.

Summary:

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

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

*Full package, no hidden cost surprises

GUIDED TOUR

(20% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person239 USD/day/person
Two people179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person219 USD/day/person
Three people159 USD/day/person179 USD/day/person199 USD/day/person
From four people149 USD/day/person169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person

 

GUIDED TOUR

(25-70% OFF-ROAD)

HONDA XR150L

HONDA CRF250L

SUZUKI DRZ400

One person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person249 USD/day/person
Two people189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person229 USD/day/person
Three people169 USD/day/person189 USD/day/person209 USD/day/person
From four people159 USD/day/person179 USD/day/person199 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

Notes:

  • 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.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • 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”