BEST NORTHEAST VIETNAM BACKROAD MOTORCYCLE TOUR
This Vietnam northeast motorcycle ride is a source of inspiration for those who want to adventure on all types of roads (from flat and smooth to gravel and bumpy, off-road ), dirt tracks and jungle paths. Any road could easily turn into a dirt road when it rains. The spectacular view of cloudy mountains is a great and unforgettable Vietnam motorbike tour. On this specific tour you skirt along the Vietnam/China border, starting in Hanoi to Nghia Lo, Than Uyen and Sapa in North-west Vietnam and continue motorbike tour northern Vietnam to the most beautiful part of the trip in Ha Giang, Dong Van and Bao Lac before descending on Highway 4 to Cao Bang, Quang Uyen and Lang Son. If you return via Ba Be, the trip will be reduced by one day but then you miss the historical Highway 4. This route is one of the most popular Vietnam motorcycle tours.
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Total approx: km.
Price: Contact Us
Departure: 01/03/20115 - 11/03/2015
* BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi motorbike tour to Nghia Lo.
Day 02: Nghia Lo motorbike tour to Than Uyen.
Day 03: Than Uyen motorbike tour to Sapa.
Day 04: Sapa motorbike ride to Bac Ha.
Day 05: Bac Ha motorbike tour to Ha Giang.
Day 06: Ha Giang motorbike tour to Dong Van.
Day 07: Dong Van motorbike tour to Bao Lac.
Day 08: Bao Lac motorbike tour to Cao Bang.
Day 09: Cao Bang motorbike tour to Quang Uyen.
Day 10: Quang Uyen motorbike tour to Lang Son.
Day 11: Lang Son motorbike tour back to Hanoi.
Day 1: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Hanoi Motorcycle Tours to Nghia Lo (~250 km, ~7 h). L, D
Today our Vietnam motorbike tour will start from our bike store, it is 10 km from your hotel, take a short ride around the statium to get use to with our great bikes. Our northern Vietnam motorbike tour will continue to skirt of Hanoi along Red River to Son Tay and then head up the mountain to Nghia Lo. Our Vietnam motorbike tour is easy riding from Hanoi to Thanh Son, from Thanh Son to Thu Cuc and then Ba Khe to Nghia Lo is beautiful, snaking the foot of Hoang Lien Range. Nghia Lo is a big mountain town where we stop for the night.
Day 2: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Nghia Lo Motorbike Trips to Than Uyen (~180 km, ~5 h). B, L, D.
Continue Vietnam motorbike tour with wild and bumpy road with Lung Lo Pass as the first challenge. The next one is the higher Khau Pha Pass. We ride through the Mu Cang Chai massif, almost as high as the Fansipan. From the top, it offers one of the most beautiful views of North Vietnam, This is a great adventure Vietnam motorbike tour. The ride is challenging but very rewarding.
Night in a hotel.
Day 3: Vietnam offroad Motorbike Tours to Ha Giang & Cao Bang: Than Uyen Motorbike Tours to Sapa (~140 km, ~5 h). B, L, D.
Vietnam motorbike tour takes us to area of Than Uyen, it is mainly populated by Flower H’mong and Dzao people. Then direction Sapa. Easy track for 100 km and asphalted mountainous road for the last 40 km. Stay in Sapa and you will find out the reason Sapa is one of the most popular places for tourists in Vietnam, Sapa offers us one of the best off road Vietnam motorbike tour.
Day 4: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Sapa Dirt Motorbike Tours to Bac Ha (~100 km, ~3 h). B, L, D.
We continue Vietnam motorbike tour from Sapa to Bac Ha, it takes ~3 hours, down from Sapa to Lao Cai (34 km), a border city where we can take photos with China as the background. After lunch, continue northern Vietnam motorbike tour to Bac Ha (70 km) with stunning landscape, mountain views, colorful hill tribes people. Overnight in Bac Ha.
Day 5: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Bac Ha Offroad Motorbike Tours to Ha Giang (~200 km, ~6 h). B, L, D.
Continue Vietnam motorcycle tour from Bac Ha to Ha Giang after breakfast, We ride on the track to
Xin Man and on many small/back roads with scenic mountain views before joining the main road heading up to Ha Giang where we stop for the night and apply for a permit. It is great off road adventure Vietnam motorbike tour today.
Day 6: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Ha Giang Offroad Motorcycle Tours to Dong Van (~180 km, ~6 h). B, L, D.
After getting the local permit to ride in border areas at Ha Giang’s Immigration Police, continue motorcycle ride on small challenging mountain roads (but incredibly beautiful) on the land of colorful mountain hill-tribes.
Continue northern Vietnam motorcycle tour with cloudy mountain ranges and the poetic Nho Que river winding off in the distance. Great Vietnam motorbike ride on a zig-zag track until Dong Van, a remote area and meet the hard-working local people here. It is inspiring to see how they survive as they manage live in the rocks. When we reach town we will have some extra time to wonder the ancient streets lined with H’mong homes of clay bricks and tiles roofs built centuries ago.
Day 7: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Dong Van offroad Motorbike Tours to Bao Lac (~80 km, ~4 h). B, L, D.
Start Vietnam motorbike tour on road which is still under construction and tracks what make the ride relatively long in spite of few kilometres, it makes more fun for our Vietnam motorbike touring. The landscape is among the most beautiful of Vietnam, and the slow tempo is only more appreciable.
We will motorcycle ride cross the wild regions of the mythical province of Ha Giang. Stop for the night at Bao Lac, the ethnic crossroad of Northeast Vietnam. Many other ethnic groups on the two sides of the border meet at the market every Sunday.
Day 8: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Bao Lac Dirt Motorcycle Tours to Cao Bang (~150 km, ~5 h). B, L, D.
Beautiful ride down to Cao Bang province. Few passes from where you can dominate the area. The road is easy but there are many blind curves. We can stop very often for photos. All together, stop for drinks and food it should be an 8-hour journey. Stay in a hotel.
Day 9: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Cao Bang Motorbike Tours to Quang Uyen and Ban Gioc Waterfall (~140 km, ~5 h). B, L, D.
Ride in 1 hour and half to reach the beautiful village of Quang Uyen, in the middle of a mountain cirque. This is the territory of Nung An people. Home stay in a host family and the hostess is a great cook.
We make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfall, Ban Gioc Waterfalls, 50km from Quang Uyen. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50m high falls hit the river.
Day 10: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Quang Uyen Motorbike Tours to Lang Son (~180 km, ~6 h). B, L, D.
Ride from Quang Uyen to Lang Son on the famous historical Highway 4. We will have time to discover this city which has become a big trading post between China and Vietnam. You can shop for cheap Chinese products at the nearby Dong Kinh market.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Best Northeast Vietnam Backroad Motorcycle Tours: Lang Son Motorcycle Tours to Hanoi (~150 km, ~3 h). B, L.
Easy day motorcycle ride back to Hanoi on the new Highway 1B. You can wake up late in the morning as we guess you can be tired after 10 long riding days.
Arrival at Hanoi around 3pm.
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
+ Driving gears
+ Gasoline on tour
+ English or French speaking guide
+ Mechanic (only for group from 6 passengers)
+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on twin or/and triple shared)
+ Homestay permission
+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary
+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
+ Fruits & coffee on roads everyday
+ Travel insurance
+ Personal expenses