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Short Motorcycle Tour to Ba Be Lake – 4 Days.

Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nites
Destination: Hanoi - Vu Linh - Ba Be Lake - Bac Kan - hanoi

One of the best short motorbike tours in Vietnam designed by Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert. This 4 day motorbike tour to Ba Be lake must be the best choice for all bikers who don’t have much time can experience clearly the hidden charm of Vietnam with beautiful lakes on the mountains, green winding passes and colorful culture of the tribes in Vietnam. The motorbike ride is both on smooth back-roads with scenic views of nature and some offroad tracks that can meet fully the expectation of all offroad bikers.

Day 1. Hanoi – Vu linh. – 180 km.

At 8.30 AM, we start the motorbike tour to Ba Be lake (Northeast of Vietnam ) from the outskirt of Hanoi. We will keep the bikes away from the busy traffic by taking a small, winding road along the Red river. Enjoy great view of the river and rice paddies as we ride through countryside and extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields. See the daily life of the local when being in the heart of the biggest delta in northern Vietnam – Red River delta. Lunch is at a local restaurant in Doan Hung Town. After lunch, the motorbike ride is more beautiful and we can have a great offroad motorbike tour to Thac Ba Lake on the quiet road with a nice mountain view. The first day of the tour will be finished by a enjoyable boat ride on the beautiful Thac Ba lake near Vu linh village.
Dinner and home stay in Vu Linh.

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Day 2. Thac Ba Lake Motorbike Tour to Ba Be National park. – 200 km.

This day must be the highlight of this motorbike tour to Ba Be lake. After breakfast, we will ride motorbike crossing over the the Song Gam mountain range and then take a great motorcycle ride through the rain forest on a rocky, bumpy and winding roads to Tuyen Quang province, we continue on sealed road through renowned tea growing areas, where the hillsides are literally covered in plantations, from here it’s a short motorbike ride through Ba Be national park. The motorbike ride today is a mixture on and offroad but offer a great view of green nature and fresh air, for us this short ride today can be the best part of this Vietnam motorbike tour. We will end the ride at the villages of the Tay people –  Pac Ngoi Village where we stay overnight at 5 PM.
Overnight in Pac Ngoi village – Home stay.

motorbike tour to Ba Be lake

Day 3.  Enjoy Relaxing Boat Trip on Ba Be Lake and Short Ride to Bac Kan.  – 70 km

We are now in the middle of the Ba Be national park and lake in which there are many things to see and do so today is another highlight of this short Vietnam motorcycle tour. The local guide of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will choose the best suitable options to make a great day for you. Depending on the weather and your expectation, we can do more fun offroad motorbike ride today or we can spend all days in the lake and National park by foot or boat…

After breakfast, take a short walk about 1km to the pier of the lake. Take a boat and enjoy a tour around Ba Be lake, take pictures of the breathtaking mountain views from the boat. Do some short trek in the jungle or short walk on some islands. Come back to the village at noon time for lunch, After that take a short motorbike tour to Bac Kan.
Dinner and overnight in Bac Kan – Hotel.

Day 4.  Motorbike Tour Back to Hanoi. –  220 km.

Leaving Bac Kan, Our local guide team will keep as far away from the big and busy roads as possible…then slowly head south to go back to Hanoi, The scenery in the morning is still amazing when we ride corssing some mountain passes until Thai Nguyen. Lunch is in Thai Nguyen . Arrive in Hanoi before rush hours and finish perfectly the North Vietnam motorbike tour to Ba Be Lake at around 4:oo PM.

Our tour price is based on NUMBER OF GUESTS (the more people in the group, the less money each person will pay) and TYPE OF BIKES (the smaller bike you take, the less money you will pay). Please contact us for the right price, or you can view the sample price below for the regular tours North Vietnam by 125cc – 150cc bikes:

  • Tour for group of private solo rider: 200 USD/Day
  • Tour for group of 2 riders: 150 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for group of 3 riders: 140 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for group of 4 – 10 riders: 130 USD/Day/Person
  • Airport pick up/drop off, Support vehicle or Air tickets are not included but they can be arranged depending on your request with the extra cost
  • The extra cost to upgrade to Honda CRF250L is $40 USD/Bike/Day.
  • The extra cost for the backup vehicle + driver is $150 USD/Day.
  • The prices listed above are only for the Northern Loop Vietnam motorcycle tours, Other  special motorcycle tours on Ho Chi Minh trail or crossing the border to Laos or Cambodia… will cost more. Please contact us for more details.
  • The tour price can be different depending on the low/high tourist season or other special requests, Please contact us to get the right price of tours.

Tour price includes:

  • Experienced English speaking tour guides (2 tour guides/mechanic for a group from 5 riders)
  • Quality Honda XR150L or Honda CRF250L or other bikes we have with all fuel
  • Quality Helmets/Gloves/Knee and elbow pads/Rain jackets/pants
  • All meals on tour (All breakfasts, lunches and dinners with local Vietnamese food)
  • Accommodation on tour (twin share room in standard hotel or stay at homestay as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Boat rides on lakes or rivers as mentioned in itinerary
  • All entrance fee / Permits
  • Hotel pick up/drop off before and after the tour
  • Video of the trip made by updated GoPro


Tour price excludes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Bike damages
  • Personal expense
  • Drinks/Tips
  • Air tickets and  visa to Vietnam
  • To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30 % deposit. Balance can be made upon arrival
  • The rider is responsible for any bank charges. ( surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
  • The balance can be paid by cash or credit on the first day of the trip
  • If you cancel the Vietnam motorbike 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.
  • After departure, NO REFUNDS will be given for any reason, if you cancel the tour.
  • A Damage Cost deposit of US$ 100 – 1,000 or more is required for each motorcycle for using 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.


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