Tour North East Loop
Duration 4 nights/5 days
Tour Type Guided Multiple Day Package
Accommodation Hotels & Homestay
Skill Level Intermediate

Tour Description

This motorcycling adventure is about to take you to one of the 4 greatest mountainous passes of Vietnam, Ma Pi Leng with a hight over 1500m above sea level before arriving at Ba Be Lake – the biggest lake in North Vietnam. You will also reach Northern Vietna, Lung Cu flag point. These stunning destinations are connected by challenging road paths offering the best climbing ride as well as awesome off-road experiences.

  • Challenging roads offering awesome scenery.
  • Boat trip on Ba Be Lake
  • Conquer Ma Pi Leng pass
  • The most Northern tip of Vietnam, Lung Cu
  • Exceed your limit with the last ride up to 300km

What's included

Honda XR 250

Fast, powerful and reliable motorbikes.

Accommodation for 4 nights

Luxurious accommodation every night. Just the kind of luxury you need after a long day of hard motorbiking.

Expert tour guide

Our expert guide will show you the sights and answer any questions you might have about Vietnam.


Daily Breakfasts

Mhmmmm... breakfasts are included.

Safety Certified Motorbike Helmets

Bikenam only makes use of solid, safety certified motorbike helmets.

Airport pick-up and drop-off

We'll meet you the moment you walk out the arrivals area in the airport and see you off again once the tour is all over.

Valid visa

If you are from a country requiring a visa to enter Vietnam, you should apply for your visa well in advance.

Motorbiking Experience

We don't expect you to be a motorbiking expert, but having experience will ensure your safety and that of other road users.

Travel Insurance

We recommend you get travel insurance to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

Sense of adventure

To go on an adventure you most certainly need to have a sense of adventure. So get fired up!

Locations Visited During the Tour

The North Eastern Route

Locations on the Tour

Dong Van

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Ha Giang

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Ba Be National Park

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Hanoi

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Your Motorbike - The HONDA XR 250

Meet your new motorbike. Bikenam only uses these sturdy, powerful and reliable Honda XR250s for all their tours.

Honda XR 250 Specifications:

  • Displacement: 249.00 ccm (15.19 cubic inches)
  • Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
  • Fuel control: Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
  • Cooling system: Oil & air
  • Gearbox: 6-speed
  • Dry weight: 134.0 kg (295.4 pounds)
  • Power/weight ratio: 0.1739 HP/kg
  • Seat height: 840 mm (33.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
  • Alternate seat height: 880 mm (34.6 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.
  • Overall height: 1,161 mm (45.7 inches)
  • Overall length: 2,130 mm (83.9 inches)
  • Overall width: 845 mm (33.3 inches)

Hanoi - Ba Be Lake

240km

Our guide greets you at the hotel then we will prepare our motorbikes. It may take 15 – 30 minutes depending on your experience while our guide will brief you about the itinerary and Vietnamese law concerning motorbikes.
 
This morning, we commence our trip to Ba Be Lake via Thai Nguyen. After about 80km riding on good roads, we pass by Thai Nguyen province that is the first industrial zone of Vietnam and also very famous for its green tea products.
 
We keep riding on the National road No3 and reach to Pac Ngoi – a beautiful village in Ba Be National Park. Tonight, we have dinner and overnight here – at a house of Tay ethnic people.
Summary:
Distance: 240km 
Meal included: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be.

Ba Be Boat Trip - Motorbiking to Bao Lac

140km

We have breakfast at the house then take a short walk to the boat pier. The boat trip takes about 2 – 3hours to enjoy the very special lake surrounded by stunning mountains. Go back to the house, say goodbye to our kind host then we ride to Bao Lac.
 
This part is one of the highlights of this motorcycling trip. You are going to pass and stop to see lovely water wheels as the homemade irrigation system for terrace fields. Riding further, you should prepare for some challenging and long off-road portions (maybe 50km or more) when you ride over the road covered by streams or under constructions. For less experienced riders, an alternative easier way is using temporary wooden connectors. Lunch will be served en route.
 
You arrive in Bao Lac in the late afternoon. Check in the hotel and manage your own dinner with our guide’s help.
Summary:
Distance: 140km 
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel/guest house in Bao Lac

Bao Lac - Flagpole Lung Cu - Dong Van

150km

Enjoy breakfast at the guest house. Today will be another stunning and challenging day because we are going to conquer one of the 4 greatest, highest passes of Vietnam – Ma Pi Leng.
 
We start at the hotel, we ride toward Dong Van via Meo Vac path. This is the place where Ma Pi Leng Pass located at about 1500m above sea level.
 
We reach to Dong Van – the first Karst Plateau Geopark in Vietnam and stop for lunch.
 
Afternoon, we take another ride to the North furthermost of Vietnam, Lung Cu flag pole then we ride back to Dong Van to check in to the hotel, in time for dinner.
Summary:
Distance: 150km  
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel/guest house in Dong Van

Dong Van - Ha Giang

130km

Start the day with a breakfast at your hotel to refresh up. Then we ride to Ha Giang city with an en route stop at King H’mong Vuong Grand House. This house was the palace for the King of H’mong people with very interesting architecture styles as well as the unique tradition of Hmong people. After that, we continue our ride to Yen Minh where we stop for lunch.
 
When we’re done with lunch, we will visit Lung Tam village – where you can witness the Hmong people weaving clothes from flax trees. Stop our motorbikes for photos at Quan Ba before we conquer Heaven Gate pass to Ha Giang city.
 
Check in the hotel and free time for dinner.
Summary:
Distance: 130km  
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel/guest house in Ha Giang

Ha Giang - Hanoi

310km

Breakfast at the hotel. The previous days were all about natural challenges, today will be the day you exceed your limits by yourself. We leave this day with the ride of up to 300km on good, paved roads directly to Hanoi capital.

The road is not very challenging along Lo River but the long riding requires focus, keeping the right space to your fellow passengers and our tour guide.
 
For less experienced motorbikes, we suggest you should take an extra day with an overnight in Thac Ba reservoir, for instance.  Arrive in Hanoi late afternoon and party time. Let’s celebrate this awesome day with beers. 
Our services for “Motorcycling for Bests of North East Vietnam” ends here.
Summary:
Distance: 310km  
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Final Day of the Tour/Accommodation not provided

Custom Dates Pricing

Choosing one of the options below means you have full control over the dates when you want to go on your motorbike adventure.

Motorbike cc 1 rider 2 riders 3-4 riders 5 and more riders Single Room Supplement
Honda XR250 cc $1397 p.p. $884 p.p. $734 p.p. $611 p.p. $56 p.p.

Note:  To make a reservation you are required to pay a 30% deposit. We accept credit cards via the secure PayPal payment system. Upon receiving your booking request we will email the deposit invoice for payment.