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9 Day Northeast Vietnam Adventurous Guided Motorcycle Tour
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Ba Bể Lake, Nam Mẫu Commune, Ba Bể District, Bắc Kạn Province, Northeast Vietnam, Vietnam

Challenging Vietnam Motorbike Tour

Join motorcycle adventure in the Northeast Vietnam, starting from Hanoi to Lào Cai train station. Discover the beauty of 6 provinces of Vietnam, including Mã Pí Lèng Pass or “Happiness Pass”. Enjoy the challenging off-roads and winding, taste great traditional countryside foods, and join a cooking class in the Red Dao family where you can make spring rolls. Come and enjoy the moments with motorcycle trip in Northeast Vietnam, and make your adventure become true!

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike (Honda CRF 250cc, Honda XR 150cc, or Honda Win 110cc)
  • Terrain: a mix of off-road and asphalt
  • Mileage: 960 kilometers / 600 miles
  • Daily rides: 137 kilometers / 86 miles
  • Riding gear: included: helmets, body armor, and gloves
  • Meals: all meals


  • Starts in Hanoi, and finish in Lao Cai.
  • Discover the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
  • Itinerary and riding level adjustable as per your own level
  • Ride through karst, pinnacles erupt from the rice paddies
  • Experience the homestay with some traditional homes.
  • Motorcycle body armor and gloves provided
  • Explore the lovely Ba Be Lake
  • 8 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


8 riding days
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During this tour, you will be staying at several different accommodations. You will spend four nights at a family's home, 3 nights at a hotel, and one night in a train.

On the first night, you will be staying at the home of a Muong family, while on the fifth night you will be staying at a Red Dao family. You will spend the last night of the tour at a train station. For the rest of the tour, you will be staying at several local hotels.

Although, Vietnam is a developing country and you will visit some remote places, the quality of the accommodation has improved greatly. In small towns, you will be staying at local private guest houses. The rooms are double and are provided with air conditioning, a private bathroom with hot water, and mosquito nets on each bed.

In some locations, the local homestays are available and the sleeping arrangements are made usually in a house on stilts, all in one room. Each person will have a mattress, a pillow, and mosquito nets, and will be sharing a toilet or shower.


On this tour, you will do many exciting things outlined in the highlights and much more. There is no set itinerary because it depends on the level of your experience and weather conditions. Therefore, Free Bird Adventures will take care of all the minor planning so you can relax and experience the unprecedented adventure of the north.

Free Bird Adventures will introduce you to the glory of Northeast, motorbike through karst pinnacles erupt from the rice paddies, forested mountains, and colorful ethnic markets to create a biker’s playground. Your heart will stop beating. It is that awesome.

Even though many roads in the mountains are surfaced, you will still be able to get close to dangerous cliffs and experience steep, narrow off-roads, bridges, overpasses, and mud. During the right season, you will be as high in the mountains and you feel will like driving through the clouds.

In this tour, Free Bird Adventures will try to show you more amazing place like Ha Giang Province, so, they made a plan ride from Hanoi then take the overnight train from Lào Cai City (China border) back to Hanoi to save time and spend less time in the heavy and boring traffic in the city. The Northeast is the perfect place to ride for who has less than 10 days in Vietnam.

Day 8 of the tour will be the day you arrive in Hanoi and there will be no further activities planned for the day.

This tour provides you with 3 motorcycles which are Honda CRF 250cc, Honda XR 150cc, Honda Win 110cc. The Honda Win 110cc is for lack experience riders. If you don't really feel comfortable or confident on the big bike, this bike is made for you.


  • Day 1: Hanoi - Da Lake
  • Day 2: Da lake – Thac Ba lake
  • Day 3: Thac Ba lake - Ba Be lake
  • Day 4: Ba Be Lake - Bảo Lạc
  • Day 5: Bao Lac - Đồng Văn
  • Day 6: Dong Van – Du Gia
  • Day 7: Du Gia – Quang Binh
  • Day 8: Quang Binh – Lao Cai (overnight train ride to Hanoi)
  • Day 9: Departure from Hanoi

Skill levels required for this tour:


  • Can ride for 3-4 hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Steep ascents and descents


  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions


This trip takes in the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam, Ba Bể Lake, where you can go for a swim in the cold water. Also, visit the Ban Gioc Waterfalls on the Chinese border, the fourth-largest transnational waterfall in the world. Another highlight of the northeast is Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam. You will also discover rice terrace along Chinese border to Lào Cai.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Free Bird Adventures will have 2-hour train for you before you start the trip (please request if needed).

What's included

  • 1 overnight train ride
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All fees, tolls, and national park entrances
  • Delicious meals
  • Dry bag and tie downs
  • English-speaking guide
  • Full face and open face helmet rental
  • Honda CRF 250cc, Honda XR 150cc, or Honda Win 110cc rental
  • Motorcycle body armor and gloves
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Permit in Ha Giang area
  • Petrol, oil, and maintenance
  • Rain pants and poncho
  • Train ticket

What's not included

  • Alcohol drinks
  • Liability insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal health insurance
  • Personal tip and gratuities

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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