North Center Vietnam Motorcycle Tour – 4 Days Enduro Ride

This short motorcycle tour in Vietnam is a combination of sightseeing and off-road riding which gives you the best view of the mountainous North Centre of Vietnam. It will take you along Ngoi Thia river with challenging roads, you will have a really great time to be wallowed in the wilderness of the land to catch up its infinite natural scenery and staying in the village of the tribe. The mountains, the valleys and the friendly local people constitute a wild but friendly living environment which would properly surprise you.

According to your riding level, we will choose a suitable way to gain the best of this Vietnam motorbike tour.

Price Include

Not included

  • Experienced tour guide on motorcycle (dirt bike);
  • Dirt bike Honda XR250L or/and Honda CRFL250L or/and Yamaha WR250R with mandatory insurance;
  • Gasoline and spare parts;
  • Standard hotel (double, twins or triple shared room) and/or homestay (sleeping bags, mosquito nets, sheets, pillows…are provided);
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners with non-alcoholic beverages (Vietnamese food);
  • All permits, tickets, entrance fees, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;
  • Green tea and drinking water;
  • ADV Vietnam Motorbike Tours Team provides support. We are with you along the way.

Items listing below are not included in Vietnam motorbike tours prices and just provided on request with some added cost

  • Support truck for luggage transport, back up bike and service;
  • Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
  • Drinks other than tea and local rice wine;
  • Single room supplement if you request a single room;
  • Motorbike protection pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear and other safety equipment;
  • Train or flight tickets before and after your Vietnam motorcycle tour;
  • Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
  • Accommodation and food in Hanoi;
  • Tips.


Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Yen

It is a difficult but so exciting start from our office to be out of chaos of Hanoi traffic and head to the Road 32 to discover the Northwest mountainous region. We will ride along the Red river through zigzag roads with many sharp turns and gradients of up to 15%. This distance provides a really nice view of tea plantations and daily life of the farmers on the beautiful terraced rice fields. In the afternoon, take a first off-road ride through a H’mong village at the top of mountain with slippery slopes before down to Bac Yen town in late afternoon.

  • Distance/dirt-road: 220/40km
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Level: Intermediate/advanced
  • Meal: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard hotel

Day 2: Bac Yen – Tu Le Terraced Rice Fields

Today, we should get up early to ride up top of mountain called Ta Sua Peak to gaze the stunning beauty of sunrise as the sun slowly rises out of the sea of clouds on the mountain halfway. Enjoy a cup of coffee before passing through the rocky slope with one side of deep valley and cliff on the other side to reach next town where is famous for endless fields to have lunch then heading to Tu Le terraced rice fields on the left of day ride.

It will be wonderful if after a hard day ride you can have a rest as soaking in the hot water running from the spring with the locals. Soaking together in river is a typical cultural characteristic of Black Thai people in North West and North Center of Vietnam.

  • Distance/dirt-road: 180/35km
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Level: Intermediate / Advanced
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard hotel

Day 3: Tu Le – Thac Ba Lake

This is an amazing day with more than 40km off-road along the river. The road will take you through ancient cinnamon forest and the villages with full of cinnamon bark dried along the street. From here you will have a short ride to the edge of big Lake, also formed by the construction of hydroelectricity dam in the 1970s. Enjoy your time on boat or just joining the cooking class with our very friendly host.

Stay overnight in local stilt house.

  • Distance/dirt-road: 200/40km
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Level: Intermediate / Advanced
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 4: Thac Ba Lake – Hanoi

After breakfast, take a boat trip to visit the lake to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the lake, then come back to the home-stay to start the ride to southeast on Highway 2 and then branch off to the peaceful town of Phu Tho. We follow the edge of the Red River along the dike, almost to the point where it merges with the Black River then flow together to reach the ocean. By now we are very much in the lowlands of the Red River delta and the north main agricultural area. Crossing the Black River via the bridge, we pass through Son Tay and then return to Hanoi on the highway.

  • Distance/dirt-road: 160/0km
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Level: Novice/ Intermediate
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: N/A



ADV Motorcycle Tours & Dirtbike Travel

Add: No. 6, B2+3 Dam Trau, Bach Dang Ward, Hanoi, Vietnam

Phone: +84-24-2212 6886

Hotline: +84-90 4446608

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Web: http://www.dirtbiketravel.com


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