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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – Challenging 5 Days Big North Motorbiking


5 days / 4 nights – Challenging 5 Days Big North Motorbiking.

Booking code of this tour: BN501

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. ~180 km, ~7 h.

Today is the first day of this Challenging 5 days Big North motorbiking. Before starting to ride, we will have a short briefing to let you know about the rules. In addition, the guide will show you how to understand him by his body language. We start around 9.30am after the rush hours.

Once out of the Red River Delta, which brims with traditional farming activity, we pass through limestone monoliths and into foothills populated by Muong people. We head straight at the main range before breaching a high and beautiful forested pass, which descends into the hidden valley of Mai Chau where we spend the night with friends in a traditional Thai stilt house.

The valley of Mai Chau lies between two rivers: the Da River and the Ma River. Therefore, Mai Chau is very fertile and rich in varied landscapes, medium mountains, forest, lake, rivers, and infinitude of small footpaths and offer many possibilities of a trek. In the valley of Mai Chau and its surroundings are Muong, White Thai, H’mong (in the height), and the Dao who we meet at the markets or in their villages during trekking, boating or while driving.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Vu Linh. ~180 km, ~6 h.

Long drive from Mai Chau on the secondary road through Red River Delta along the river that leads to Yen Binh. After lunch in Yen Binh, we drive to the embarcadere. A boat is waiting to take us and our bikes to cross Thac Ba Lake to Vu Linh (1.5 hours). Vu Linh is a Dzao village and the welcome is exceptional.

Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures - Challenging 5 Days Big North Motorbiking. Experienced Riders Only

Day 3: Vu Linh – Ha Giang. ~180 km ~6 h.

Say goodbye to fiesta people in Vu Linh, we ride along the lake following the small track through palm tree forest and rice field where see people harvesting rice. Good road and easy ride, we arrive Ha Giang around 4 pm, early enough for the guide to arrange permits to travel within this province.

Day 4: Ha Giang – Ba Be. ~150 km ~6 h.

Quite an easy drive and not too long from Ha Giang to Ba Be. Ba Be is a nice stop with rich Tay culture. However, if you want a shorter ride back to Hanoi the next day, it is all the time possible to stop 50 km after Ba Be. The place is Na Khan, a village of Tay people lost in the forest.

Day 5: Ba Be – Hanoi. ~240 km,~8 h.

Today is quite a long ride but easy (so early departure is better) from Ba Be back to Hanoi ~240 km.

We try to arrive in Hanoi before 5pm to avoid rush hours. Otherwise, you should be good with city traffic from the experience you got over the last days.

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  1. Chris Kemp Reply

    Hey, I’m going to Hanoi on 4/11, want to do 5 days off road trip, 4/12 to 4/16, can you contact me how to book it.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Chris. It’s a very late booking and we think you just come to our office with location details here tomorrow to discuss in person. From April 12th we only have Honda CRF250L available and a solo trip costs from 229$US/day. Most of our tours are private and only some are open to more riders. However, there is no tour you can join this month.

  2. carl luppino Reply

    Hi there,
    My friend and I would like to do a 5-6 day tour in Vietnam.
    We would like to do mainly off road with a bit of on road.
    We are all long-term experienced riders.
    Can you provide a tour for 5 men, for 5/6 days, with support vehicle for our luggage?
    Late April 2018.

    Please let me know what you can provide for us.

    Carl from Sydney, Australia.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Dear Carl. We sent a very detailed reply to your email. Please check it and let us know 🙂

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