6 days, 5 nights – North East Ride in 6 days motorbike tour.
Booking code of this tour: NE602
Day 1: Hanoi – Na Khan. ~180 km, ~8 h.
Today is the first day of this North East Ride in 6 days motorbike tour. 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.
In fact, today’s ride is a quite a long ride but easy (so early departure is better) from Hanoi to Na Khan 180 km. In general, the road is sealed all the way until Bac Kan. However, the last part from Bac Kan to Na Khan is wild and little bumpy. Na Khan is a Tay village, Mr. Lo, the chief of the village will welcome us in his house.
Day 2: Na Khan – Ba Be. ~50 km, ~2 h.
A short drive from Na Khan to Ba Be on a bumpy road. Then have lunch at our captain’s house (Mr. Dang, we call him Zi Dang). Easy boating on the lake and river. Go to market (if it is the day you arrive). Stop at a waterfall, beautiful swim etc. Down the waterfall, we could visit the village and a small school (only a few pupils during the summer). We propose to stay in the stilt house of our captain.
Day 3: Ba Be – Quang Hoa. ~170 km, ~8 h.
In fact, today is a beautiful ride up to Cao Bang province. There are few passes from where you can dominate the area. The road is easy but there are many curves. While riding we can stop a lot. Altogether, with stops for drinks and food, it should be an 8-hour journey. Then ride 1 more hour to reach the beautiful village of Quang Hoa, in the middle of a mountain cirque. This is the territory of Nung An people. Spend the night at our friend’s house.
Day 4: Quang Hoa (options). ~100 km, ~2 h (~30 km, ~1 h).
Having obtained permission from the border police we make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfalls. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50 m high falls hit the river.
In fact, Na Tau is a completely unknown area and we propose to discover it by raft and motorbike. Rivers and waterfalls everywhere are extremely beautiful and wild. It is only 15 km from Quang Hoa. On the return, we invite you for the aperitif at the village of Phuc Sen, artisan village Nung An, the owner is the brother of our host.
Day 5: Quang Hoa – Lang Son. ~150 km, ~5 h.
Ride from Quang Hoa until Lang Son on the scenic Highway 4. We will have time to discover this city, which has become a big trading post between China and Vietnam. In fact, you can buy many cheap Chinese electronic products or toys at Dong King or Tam Thanh market.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 6: Lang Son – Hanoi. ~150 km, ~3 h.
If the weather is nice, we can continue driving toward South to Mau Son. Mau Son is 30 km away from Lang Son, 1.541m above sea level, Promenade around Mau Son in the morning, visit our Dao friends. Then, ride down to Lang Son to have lunch.
Ride back to Hanoi on Highway 1B or the small roads along this Highway. To offer more flexibility, we leave this up to you and our guide to decide which road to take.
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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