North East Vietnam Motorbike Tour – 8 Days Offroad Riding

This Vietnam motorbike tour is a great collection of all of the most outstanding destinations in Northeast area of Vietnam. This awesome journey will bring you to the farthest, remotest, most breathtaking areas of our fascinating country. You can have a leisurely, scenic motorcycle ride and experience the “extreme” motorbike ride of a lifetime. In which, Dong Van Karst Plateau is the most attractive place that worth to visit in life. The whole scene here is rocks with various shapes such as petals, flower branch with a number of beautiful limestone and winding road will make you feel so small in front of grandiose nature.

Day by day, ADV Vietnam Motorcycle Tours & Dirtbike Travel will adjust itinerary how to match your desire and riding skill and weather condition as well.

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.
  • 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 tour;
  • Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
  • Accommodation and food in Hanoi;
  • Tips.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo

On the first day, we head out of the crazy city on the quiet dyke road along the Red river instead of riding on busy main road as usual. This route offers an immense view of the rural areas which located besides the colorful and large rice fields on the delta. Keep moving on road No.32 after lunch time at Thu Cuc, we will follow the snake road along hills of green tea fields, palm trees and rustic villages of the Black Thai people. Today, most of the distance is easy and flat from Hanoi to the beautiful town located at the foot of Hoang Lien Son range called Nghia Lo.


  • Distance/dirt road: 230/20km
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meals: Lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard hotel

Day 2: Nghia Lo – Quang Binh

The highlight of this day is riding on 40km single dirt-track along the Ngoi Thia river under shadow of cinnamon forest then cross a violent stream of water by two different ways adventurously: bamboo raft in dry season or wood boat with capstan in rainy season. After two and half hours in the track, we will have lunch at a small restaurant beside the road with many tasty dishes. For the rest of day in this Vietnam motorbike trip, 120km of seal road with long zig zag road distance will take us to the hotel before dark.


  • Distance/dirt road: 180/40km
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard hotel

Day 3: Quang Binh – Hoang Su Phi

It will be a memorable day for anyone who takes the ride today. In the early morning, we will check the bikes, spare parts carefully and prepare picnic lunch before embarking on such a hard but excited ride. After 40km of small paved road with many extreme sharp bends, we turn into small village to start a climb up to the peak of mountain called Kio Lou Tie the second highest summit of North East area with 2.300m from sea level. In the afternoon, we will take a short ride down to Hoang Su Phi town.


  • Distance/dirt road: 170/40-65km
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard hotel

Day 4: Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang

Today, we can wake up a bit later than usual because it not a long day then enjoying the unique flavor of a highland town which is only apart from China by Tay Con Linh range the roof of Northeast. After breakfast, the steep road with full of challenges ahead will take us along Tay Con Linh range. The weather will be cooler day by day when you get the uphill. Pack your luggage in dry bag carefully since it has many dangerous springs during the ride today. We will have a late lunch at the main way before riding to the highway No. 2 which leads to Ha Giang city. As soon as checking-in home-stay, tour leader will come to local Government to apply permit which can allow foreigner ride along China border bell next day.


  • Distance/dirt road: 120/40km
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Home-stay in stilt house of Tay people

Day 5: Ha Giang – Dong Van

The day of the winding passes on the rugged mountains is waiting for you ahead. If you love sightseeing tour, it is a great day for this place is considered as the Himalaya range of Northeast Vietnam. However, to discover this land, especially with all riders, who love adventure, choosing to follow the muddy and slippery road along the border belt is not a bad idea. When you ride on this road, you will see the small houses of the Hmong, Dao, Lo Lo on the high mountains. Stop to drink a cup of cooking water which is taken from the rare small slit running down from the mountain. Water here is very rare, even no rain in a year. Someone said that just cling and survive on this land are considered as heroes. You will have your own feelings, I bet so.


  • Distance/dirt road: 180/40km
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard hotel

Day 6: Dong Van – Bao Lac

Still winding roads running along the rocky peaks, but the climate, scenery and people are changed day by day. From Dong Van, we take a short ride to Meo Vac market via Ma Pi Leng pass where rider can look down on Nho Que river at impressive view point called edge of Tu San abyss. After crossing Nho Que river at noon on the bamboo raft with capstan, riders will face the ride with 30km dirt-road beside river bank to get to hotel before dark.


  • Distance/dirt road: 120/40km
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard hotel

Day 7: Bao Lac – Ba Be Lake

A short ride with 100km in which 35km dirt-road, today will be a day of crossing river, through villages and spending time to exchange with local. However, we try together to have lunch at home-stay point before 12:00am then getting on boat for Ba Be Lake in the afternoon. Swimming, rowing or just relaxing are the best ways to finish the beautiful day. Enjoy the night in village nearby one of the biggest mountainous lake in North Vietnam that can make you understand more about the daily life and culture of hill tribes in Vietnam.


  • Distance/dirt road: 100/35km
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Home-stay in stilt house of Tay People

Day 8: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi

The last day of this motorbike tour in Vietnam comes, say goodbye to the high mountain land, we again join into the crowd to ride towards the Red river Delta. Soil, dust, noisy, pollution will be gradually replaced the deserted roads and foggy villages. Be careful, your steering wheel is still not familiar with the crowded streets. It is time to say goodbye.


  • Distance/dirt road: 230/0km
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation: N/A

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