Riding motorbike tour to Northeast Vietnam offers you the breathtaking views that can hardly be found in traditional tours. Additionally, you can admire the local life of the indigenous people. They all contribute to the diversity of the colorful mutual identity. This Northeast Vietnam motorbike tours is specially designed for you to explore the endless charm of a remote area in Vietnam.
Heading out of the Hanoi city on the bumpy but quiet dike road along the Red river, this motorbike ride offer a great view of the rural villages which located besides the green and large rice fields on the Red river delta, it takes quite short time to get close to the countryside. After the bike ride on the dike and luch in Doan Hung town, we can try some off-road motorbike ride crossing some hills of green tea fields, palm trees and rustic villages of the Dzao people. This is the short ride but could be memorable off-road motorcycle tour in Vietnam. We’ll end the first day ride at around 4:00 pm, leave the bikes with the family of the Dzao people and enjoy the short boat ride around the Thac Ba lake. Home stay in a nice stilt-house with the Dzao people in NgoiTu village.
After breakfast, ride along the Thac Ba lake on a small road lined with palm trees and scenic mountain views to join the main road heading up to Ha Giang where we stop for the night and apply for a permit.
This is the best day of this Northeast Vietnam motorbike tour as well as being one of the best motorcycle rides in Vietnam. We ride on small challenging mountain roads (but incredibly beautiful) on the land of colorful mountain hill-tribes. Head up the Ma Pi Leng Pass. Here is yet another amazing place, with cloudy mountain ranges and the poetic NhoQueriver winding off in the distance. Ride on a rig-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 to live in the rocks. When we reach town we will have some extra time to wander the ancient streets lined with H’mong homes of clay bricks and tiles roofs built centuries ago.
The road is still under construction and tracks that make the ride relatively long in spite of few kilometres. However, the landscape is among the most beautiful of Vietnam, and therefore the slow tempo is only more appreciable.
After having a short walk to the ancient town of Dong Van to learn more about the Vietnam history, and discover the hidden beauty of the little township. We continue the North Vietnam motorcycle tour on the Rock plateau, crossing some imposing mountain passes and then heading down to the lower land to see the different beauty of the Northeast Vietnam. We’ll be in Bao Lac in the late afternoon.
After leaving the Bao Lac town, we keep riding along the river to Northeast Vietnam. The ride offers a different view of mountain from the view of the Rock plateau you’ve seen days before because we’re riding motorbikes in lower land where the plantation is different because of different kind of soil and different water condition. After lunch in the rustic restaurant in the middle of nowhere, we continue the Northern Vietnam motorcycle tour up to Cao Bang then cross the city to join again a quiet, joyful back-road to ride up all the way to Ban Gioc waterfall in the top North Vietnam. We’ll stay on the way at QuangUyen town in the guest house or home stay with the Tay people.
We make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfall, Ban Gioc Waterfalls, 50km from QuangUyen. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50m high falls hit the river.After picnic lunch nearby the waterfall, we’ll enjoy the relaxing time closed by the water, taking pictures of the nature’s beauty or swimming at the natural pool nearby the waterfall. In the afternoon, we’ll motorbike to Cao Bang city and finish the highlight of the North Vietnam motorcycle trip at a hotel in city. Enjoy the night in one of the biggest town in North Vietnam that can make you understand more about the daily life and culture of the Vietnamese people.
It’s another short motorbike ride to Ba Be lake but it could be one of the most enjoyable day of this motorcycle tour Vietnam. We’ll just do riding in the morning on almost smooth roads up and down then finish the ride at the peaceful village of the Tay people, which located nearby the Ba Be lake – the biggest natural lake in North Vietnam. After lunch with the family we’ll enjoy a short boat tour around the lake.
It’s the biggest day of this Northeast Vietnam motorcycle tour, the motorcycle ride in the morning is still very beautiful and interesting but the another half in the afternoon must be on the busy roads, however our experienced team will do our best keep the ride safe to be back to Hanoi and end the great motorbike tour in Northeast Vietnam safely.