14 days/13nights

Tour Overview:

This is the best motorcycle tour that Vietnam must offer you. The trip will take you to a faraway mountainous and secret area. Experience about stories of the hill tribes from these remote areas were more like fairy tales characterized by mystical lands populated by nomadic tribes having such a special relationship with the nature. It’s not an easy challenge, though; to get there, riding the BMW Motorcycle through jungle where these mountain hill tribes live sporadically, it’s really an adventure ride but those who have come here will be amazed at the exotic ethnic cultures. Discover the majestic miracles of the area on the trails and the secrets of the beloved Vietnam – a land which always draws open-jaw amazement and curiosity from travelers.

We will follow the Da River to discover the untouched mountainous area of the Northwest to Sapa the heading to Ha Giang and Cao Bang area on the remote backroad and trails before landing to Van Don island to explore Bai Tu Long Bay – North of Ha Long Bay – to avoid the touristy area.


Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your Hotel for check in then transfer to our garage to choose your motorcycle and riding skill test and short training if needed.

7:00 PM we will meet for the Welcome dinner to get to know your local team and the tour overview, riding rules…

– Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel 5*

– Welcome dinner

Day 2: Hanoi – Pu Luong, 170km, 100km riding ~3h, offroad option

The motorcycle will be transferred out of Hanoi by our trucks to Hoa Binh province, waiting for you at the coffee.

8:00 AM our tour guide will come with a private bus to pick you from the hotel and travel to the meeting point outside of Hanoi. Where the motorcycle and cup of hot coffee are waiting for you.

To avoid the main road No 6 with many big trucks and long vehicles by taking the small back road with offroad riding option. We then have lunch in the Muong ethnic village and hiking to explore this beautiful site.

In the afternoon riding on small road through Pu Luong Nature Reservoir where will will stay in a beautiful village of Thai ethnic.

– Nha Tung Homestay

– B, L, D

Day 3: Pu Luong – Ta Xua, 260km ~5h, offroad option

After the breakfast, we ride back to the Black River and heading west direction on the old road No 6 which was built since the French Colonial but people don’t use this road any more. We ride for an hour on this road then decide to ride on the back road or taking the offroad to ride to very remote area with a lot of fun then take a ferry to the other side of the Black River. Here we have an option to keep riding offroad or taking the paved road riding to Bac Yen.

– Ta Xua Hill Resort

– B, L, D

Day 4: Ta Xua – Quynh Nhai, 210km ~ 8hours, offroad

Today is special with an option for offroad through high mountain, remote area with the total of 210km (~8 hours). We will ride through many mountain hill tribe villages. A picnic lunch is needed to bring along with as there is not any restaurant.

The other riders who take the paved road option with our mechanic will be easy and quite early arrive to Quynh Nhai with total 170km backroad through beautiful landscape.

– Trung Kien Hotel 2*

– B, L, D

Day 5: Quynh Nhai – Sapa, 250km ~6h, offroad or 3 hours boat trip option

There will be 2 option in the morning;

The offroad lover will ride through the most remote part in the Northwest of Vietnam with beautiful limestone karts, many different ethnic hill tribe villages you will have chance to make many stops. The excellent offroad challenge.

The discovery team who donn’t want to ride offroad will have a great chance to push your motorcycles into a local boat to discover the “Ha Long Bay” of the Northwest in the Da River.

The 2 groups will meet at lunch time in a village then continue riding through the most beautiful part of the Northwest to Sapa.

– Sapa Charm Hotel 4*

– B, L, D

Day 6: Sapa – Xin Man, 230km ~5 hours, offroad option

In the morning we ride down hill to Lao Cai for a coffee right at the border with China on the side of the Red River then we continue to ride along China border to Muong Khuong, we also have option for offroad riding from here over Bac Ha to Xin Man.

– Phu Cuong Hotel

– B, L, D

Day 7: Xin Man – Ha Giang, 150km, `5 hours, offroad option

Xin Man is a small remote district capital town, if you are on Sunday morning it will be a really great chance to enjoy the weekend market where many different ethnic groups come to the market with their local goods. The paved road to Ha Giang is easy but it will take about 5 hours for 150km due to the mountain road.

The offroad option will start after 40km from the town with about 90km offroad, single trail riding with a lot of fun.

– Mr Cay Homestay

– B, L, D

Day 8: Ha Giang – Dong Van, 180km ~5h, offroad option

Rise and shine for a few hours trek to many of the Heaven Gates such as Quan Ba, Yen Binh and Dong Van. This is the best time and place to enjoy the wonderful sightseeing of the vast limestone mountain range and perpendicular walls of rock, which brings one a feeling of adventure while being lost in a magic land.

Here we are surrounded by many rocks of all shapes and sizes. After lunch at Yen Minh town, the scenic route climbs over a pass before arriving to Pho Bang, which was built more than hundred years ago and features multi-storey houses made of clay bricks and tile roofs. Visit some of our local friends, who are Hoa minority. Then we continue our trip to visit the famous Vuong Palace before we arrive to Dong Van

– Hoa Cuong Hotel 3*

– B, L, D

Day 9: Dong Van – Ban Gioc Waterfalls, 270km ~7 hours, offroad option

The first 20 km on the Ma Pi Leng really made the trip worth with the most spectacular scenery of limestone karts of Vietnam and view of Nho Que River. We spend 1 – 2 hours just for this 20km so an early departure is needed today.

The riding will be very challenging with single trail riding down hill to the river for a bamboo raft trip then we will follow to China border belt all the way to Ban Gioc waterfalls.

– Saigon Ban Gioc Resort, 4*

– B, L, D

Day 10: Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Bac Son, 180km ~5h

Leave Ban Gioc Waterfalls by taking a small paved road riding through Ha Lang district with an offroad option to ride to Dong Khe for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we ride down to Bac Son, the famous area with rice fields and we will have chance to drive through an old military tunnel.

– Mr Chich Homestay

– B, L, D

Day 11: Bac Son – Van Don, 240km ~5h

Today we will ride without offroad option to try to be at the beach as early as we can, check in to the hotel and enjoy the beach time.

– Torque Hotel

– B, L, D

Day 12: Bai Tu Long Bay boat trip

After the breakfast, we will get on our private boat to explore Bai Tu Long Bay. Why we choose this area instead of Ha Long Bay? This is still untouched area with even more beautiful than Ha Long Bay and of cause without tourist.

We will spend the night on boat, fishing option

– Overnight on our private boat

– B, L, D

Day 13: Van Don – Hanoi, 240km, 150km riding ~3 hours + 2 hours by bus

The boat will drop us off to Van Don at 9 AM then we will drive for 150km to Luc Nam Bridge where our bus and trucks waiting for us. We will finish riding here and transfer back to Hanoi in our private bus. The trucks will bring the motorcycles back to the garage.

Farewell dinner will be  hosted by the clients to thank the adventure made teams

– Hilton Opera Hotel 5*

– B, L

Day 14. Hanoi departure

Free at leisure, depending on your departure time our bus will take you to the airport for your way home trip.

– B

(Note: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

  • Minimum: 6 riders in the group
  • Maximum 12 riders in the group
  • From 6 rider there will be 1 mechanic following the group
  • From 10 riders there will be 1 truck following the group
  • From 12 people there will be 1 cook following the group


 R1200 GSF800 GSF650 GS
Solo rider shared room6.9395.5915.349
Extra single room793

No private room available at homestay

  • What’s including:

BMW R1200 GS/ F650 GS/ F800 GS as above with offroad Metzeler Karoo 3 tires

– All fuel for the ride

– All meals as itinerary

– All accommodation based in double/twin shared

– Unlimited soft drink, fresh water-bottled and rice whisky during the trip

– All coffee, snack at the open road stops

– An excellent Cuisinier/cook follows to organize meals for the group

– Experience English speaking tour guide

– Mechanic with tools and spare-parts to support the ride

– Support truck for luggage, cold box to keep fresh drinks, coffee, camping tables…

– Pickup/drop off from Noi Bai airport to the hotel and back

– Welcome dinner in Hanoi

– Transport all bikes out and back to Hanoi for 100km by trucks for the first and last day

– Bus to transfer all riders/passenger out and back to Hanoi for the first and last day ride

– All sightseeing/admission, permit during the trip

– Private boat trip in Bai Tu Long Bay with 1 night on boat (avoid the busy Ha Long Bay)

– All kind off boat trip, ferry, bamboo raft…during the trip

– Riding gears: BMW Mottorad pans and jacket

  • What’s not including:

– Visa, flight ticket

– Beer, personal expenses, tips

  • What type of Driving License is recognized in Vietnam?

– To ride in Vietnam, you will need: International Driving Permit + your National Driving License

  • There are 2 riding option every day, why and how do you manage the group?

– This is a “group tour” so there are riders who may want to drive fast but some other want to drive slower to enjoy the scenery. There are some rider who love offroad riding but some other may prefer paved road riding.

– There will be always 1 local tour guide and 1 mechanic: the faster rider will  ride with the guide, the slower rider will ride with the mechanic. It will be the same for offroad option, the guide will take offroad and the mechanic will ride with riders who take paved road. 

  • Do you have to pay if the motorcycle is damaged?

– You don’t have to pay: if the bike is broken itself due to technical issues

– You must pay if you damage the motorcycle due to your fault or in any kind of accident

  • Does the motorcycle cover by insurance?

– No, there is no insurance for motorcycle in Vietnam

  • What kind of insurance is including in the price?

– MotoTours Asia care about your safety and by signing in this tour you are covered by World Nomads Travel Insurance

  • Do I need to deposit for the motorcycle?

– Yes, you must deposit with an amount of 5.000 USD for using our motorcycle (deposit by credit card accepted)


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