This Amazing Motorcycle tour Vietnam is a great 15 day motorcycle riding on and offroad around North Vietnam. It covers all the famous attractions in Northern mountain areas also the untouched lands in remote areas near Chinese border that not many tourists can come. This 15 day motorcycle tour in Northern Vietnam will give you a full view of the hidden beauty and rich tradition of Vietnam. We will post some pictures of the tour below but all videos and pictures can’t tell enough how great the tour is; however we can be sure it’s one of our greatest adventure Vietnam motorcycle tours and this will be your trip of your lifetime.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 170 km
At 9:00 am, Start the amazing Vietnam motorcycle tour from our shop in the western outskirt of Hanoi . Avoiding the busy traffic by taking some narrow and small country roads. We’re heading up to North west of Hanoi to Mai Chau valley – an area of beautiful landscape. After lunch, we will have great motorcycle tour on forgotten French road No 6, passing extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads punctuated by limestone karst scenery. Here is known as Ha long bay on mountain . We will cross Thung Khe – one of the most beautiful mountain passes in north Vietnam then we can ride some easy fun offroad before heading down to the valley of Mai Chau. ( Home to the white Thai people who are living in houses on stilts).
Diner and overnight in a Home stay.
Today we will have an easy and relaxing Vietnam motorbike tour to North west mountainous area. The ride offers many stopover for pictures of amazing mountain view. We can start the day with a easy walk around the village or be lazy with a waking up café . After saying goodbye to the Thai people we ride to the direction of Moc Chau. We will take a fun offroad motorbike ride to Moc Chau via some villages of the H’Mong and Thai people . After lunch, turn to the less travelled Road 43 leading to the Da River. After crossing the reservoir of Da river at Van Yen ferry, we ride on a beautiful winding road until Phu Yen. It’s really the highlight of this 15 day motorcycle tour Vietnam.
We will stay in a hotel in Phu Yen town
Continue the amazing motorcycle tour North Vietnam on the beautiful Road 37 and then entering mountains heavily populated with Black Thai people, who work on large terraced rice fields. The winding road passes through many Thai villages where we can do some stop to visit peaceful village of the Thai people to understand more about colorful culture of Vietnam. We continue through rolling hills before rising up to the mountain of sugar cane on the cooler Son La plateau. After checking in a hotel in Son La town, we’ll have a short walk to the former Son La Prison and enjoy an interesting visit to this historical site to learn more about the Vietnam history. This surely makes this Vietnam motorbike tour much more interesting.
Overnight in Son La – Hotel stay.
Day 4: Son La – Tuan Giao – 140 km.
After breakfast, We keep heading up to the west from Son La, the road crosses a series of mountain passes and areas of busy Black Thai activity. Children walking to school,men and women working on the field with plenty of buffaloes on the field and the road is all you can see on the ride today, Then we come to the beginning of the very long and steep Pha Din pass- one of the most beautiful passes in North Vietnam where at the top we have vast views of the surrounding mountains, then down the other side on very steep sealed road. It’s is one of the best day of this motorcycle tour Vietnam.
Overnight in Tuan Giao – Hotel stay.
Day 5: Tuan Giao – Than Uyen. 160 km
Today’s road is quite bumpy and narrow, but it’s beautiful with green mountain view at the level of 1500 meters above the sea. And the beauty of nature here is different from the days before. Besides, plenty of terrace rice fields between hill tribe’s villages. We can see a lot of green tea fields. In short, it is a great motorbike tour in north Vietnam although the roads are not so smooth.
Arrive Than Uyen at about 5 PM. Diner and overnight in hotel.
This short motorcycle tour to Sa Pa should be the highlight of the trip. The first half of the trip, we will enjoy an easy motorbike ride on the smooth road with beautiful tea fields along the way and the colorful hill tribes. And the other half, we ride on Qui Ho pass to cross Hoang Lien mountain range- the highest one in Vietnam including Fanxipan with the height of 3142 meters above sea level. It’s sure that the ride today make this trip become one of the best Vietnam motorbike tours and of-coure you will have pictures of the most beautiful valley in north Vietnam. We will be at Sa Pa at noon. After luch in Sa Pa town, we have half day to discover lovely town in cloud – Sa Pa.
Diner and Overnight in Hotel.
Day 7: Relaxing in Sa Pa.
After 6 fun days of this amazing motorcycle tour Vietnam, it’s really joyful to have an easy day off the bikes. Sa Pa is lovely little town located at the height of 1600 meters above the sea, surrounded by amazing valley with the villages of minorities, we can either take it easy in Sa Pa town, or take another SaPa motorbike tour along Muong Hoa valley-one of the most beautiful valley in northern Vietnam, or down deep into the valley to see more interesting local people. All options are dominated by the crest of the enormous Fansipan mountain range. The entire region is populated by Hmong, Giay, Tay and Dao people.
Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert’s sugguestion is to take a short walk to Ham Rong – a highest peak of the town where you can get full view of Sa Pa or take a short Sapa motorcycle tour along the Muong Hoa valley where you can see the amazing view of rice terrace fields and visiting more H’mong and Zay people.
Overnight in hotel.
This motorcycle tour to Bac Ha from Sa Pa is quite easy and enjoyable. We can depart at around 9:00 am from SaPa, riding motorbike down on winding pass to Lao Cai. The road is about 40km with very nice view of terrace fields and rustic villages of the H’Mong, Dzao poeple on the mountains. Lao Cai is busy provincial capital which has one of the biggest gate to China so when arrived the town, we will stop here for a moment to see around or take a look to China from Vietnam. Lunch could be in the Lao Cai town.
In the afternoon, we will ride up to Bac Ha where we can enjoy plenty of stunning landscape. We can also take a great fun offroad motorbike tour to Bac Ha.
Arrive and check in Hotel in Bac Ha town at 5 PM.
Day 9: Bac Ha – Ha Giang – 180 km
We should start the motorcycle tour to Ha Giang earlier because the road today is quiet and bumpy with picturesque landscape, we can not go fast and have to stop a lot for pictures. We are going to the market of Can Cau located at the heart of a mountainous circus, very close to the Chinese border where the ethnic groups on each side of the border meet every Saturday morning. It is one moment very moving which we have no idea about time. Today’s ride must be one of the best offroad motorbike tours in Vietnam.
After lunch in Xin Man town, we keep riding on a narrow and winding road but the terrace fields along the way could be the most beautiful in north Vietnam.
Arrive in Ha Giang in late afternoon. We can choose to stay in hotel in town or do more home stay with the Tay people.
The ride from Ha Giang to the Dong Van Rock Plateau is another highlight of this amazing North Vietnam motorcycle tour because of incredibly imposing scenery, every meter of the road can be a great spot for picture, your camera must work so hard today. In addition, the landscape is completely different from the days before. After getting the permit to ride in border areas at Ha Giang’s Immigration Police, we will enjoy riding on small challenging mountain roads with a amazing view and plenty of colorful hill-tribes. We know many different scenic and safe tracks from Ha Giang to Dong Van and they’re all beautiful so we are confident to say the motorbike ride from Ha Giang – Dong Van could make this trip become one of the best Vietnam motorbike tours.
Dinner and Stay overnight in hotel.
Another enjoyable motorbike touring day with a lot of joys ! After breakfast, enjoy easy walk around Dong Van town to feel daily life of the hill tribes at the local market, or enjoy the beauty of ancient architecture of the houses that were built during the French time.
Start the best motorbike tour in Ha Giang at about 10 AM. Keep riding on narrow roads along the Rock Plateau, right after Dong Van town we will have a amzing motorbike ride on the Ma Pi Leng pass( One of 4 longest and most beautiful passes in Vietnam). 20 km on the mountain pass with many picture stop, this is one of the best part of this motorcycle tour Vietnam. We will be in Meo Vac town at noon. After lunch in Meo Vac, we go along the Gam river to Bao Lac.
Dinner and stay overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Bao Lac – Cao Bang. 150 km.
Beautiful motorbike ride down to Cao Bang province. The road is easy and there are many beautiful villages along the way, so we can do some stoppage for visiting the local to learn more about minority people’s culture and for photos.
We will be at Co Bang in early afternoon. Check in hotel before seeing around the town or being lazy with cool beer !
Day 13: Cao Bang Motorbike Tour to Ban Gioc Waterfall: 170 km.
This is another highlight of this motorcycle tour Vietnam. After breakfast, we have beautiful north Vietnam motorbike tour to nice 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. After good lunch with the family, 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. After the waterfall, we will take another beautiful road back to Quang Uyen. Cao Bang is quite flat with full of green rice fields so the ride around this land is surely enjoyable.
Home stay in Quang Uyen village.
Day 14: Ban Gioc – Lang Son. 180 km.
The motorcycle tour to Lang Son is mostly on the famous historical Dong Khe and That Khe passes where many battles between the Vietnamese and French occurred. Arrive Lang Son in early afternoon. We will have chance to discover this city which has become a big trading post between China and Vietnam. You can buy cheap Chinese products for souvenirs at the Dong Kinh market so if you like shopping, this amazing motorcycle tour Vietnam is also a good choice for you.
Overnight in hotel in Lang Son.
Day 15: Lang Son – Hanoi. 150 km.
Closing up this Amazing North Vietnam Motorbike Tour. Today is the most easy day of 15 busy ones but it is an enjoyable day. Waking up late, slowly enjoy good café, and after breakfast motorcycle down to Hanoi on the big high way No 1. We will finish the memorable North Vietnam tour at around 3 PM. Saying goodbye to the guide team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert then we will take you back to your hotel in Hanoi by taxi/bus.
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 $150 USD/Day.
- The prices listed above are only for the Northern Loop Vietnam motorcycle tours, Other special motorcycle tours on Ho Chi Minh trail or crossing the border to Laos or Cambodia… will cost more. Please contact us for more details.
- The tour price can be different depending on the low/high tourist season or other special requests, Please contact us to get the right price of tours.
Tour price includes:
- Experienced English speaking tour guides (2 tour guides/mechanic for a group from 5 riders)
- Quality Honda XR150L or Honda CRF250L or other bikes we have with all fuel
- Quality Helmets/Gloves/Knee and elbow pads/Rain jackets/pants
- All meals on tour (All breakfasts, lunches and dinners with local Vietnamese food)
- Accommodation on tour (twin share room in standard hotel or stay at homestay as mentioned in itinerary)
- Boat rides on lakes or rivers as mentioned in itinerary
- All entrance fee / Permits
- Hotel pick up/drop off before and after the tour
- Video of the trip made by updated GoPro
Tour price excludes:
- Medical insurance
- Bike damages
- Personal expense
- Air tickets and visa to Vietnam
- To secure your bookings we require a minimal of 30 % deposit. Balance can be made upon arrival
- The rider is responsible for any bank charges. ( surcharge 3,5% if you pay by credit card )
- The balance can be paid by cash or credit on the first day of the trip
- If you cancel the Vietnam motorbike tour before the departure date, you will lose 100% of the deposit.
- If you cancel the tour after the departure date, you will lose 100% of the total cost/ fee of the tour for any reason.
- After departure, NO REFUNDS will be given for any reason, if you cancel the tour.
- A Damage Cost deposit of US$ 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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