Ah, a 22-day motorbike adventure through Vietnam, from the north to the south! What an exciting journey you're planning. Riding a motorbike allows you to immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes, experience the local culture firsthand, and witness the beauty of Vietnam at your own pace. Let me guide you through a suggested itinerary for this incredible trip:As you embark on this epic motorbike adventure through Vietnam, make sure to prioritize safety, wear proper gear, and follow traffic rules. It's also essential to have your motorbike regularly serviced and carry necessary tools and spare parts. Enjoy the freedom of the open road, soak in the stunning landscapes, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Safe travels

1:  Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Ba Be Lake. – 240 km ( L , D )

Pick up at your hotel at 7:30 Am and testing bike and this great motorcycle tour to the north of Vietnam starts at around 8 AM. We try the best to avoid busy city road in the morning until Cho Chu town ( in Thai Nguyen province) where we have luch. After lunch, we surely have enjoyable motorcycle ride to Ba Be lake because the roads have less traffic and give you a lot of grand mountain view. At about 4 PM. We arrive Pac Ngoi – a beautiful village of Tay people which located peacefully at Ba Be lake’s side. Diner and stay with the Tay’s family.

Bể Lake (Vietnamese: Hồ Ba Bể – Ba means “Three”, Bể is from the Tay language word pé, meaning “lake”) is the largest natural lake in Vietnam. It is located in Nam Mẫu commune, Bắc Kạn district, Bắc Kạn Province in the northeastern region of the country.been formed approximately 200 million years ago, the lake is surrounded by limestone cliffs, which in turn are covered by primary forests. The lake comprises three zones named Pé Lầm, Pé Lù, and Pé Lèng. Three rivers, named Năng, Tả Han, and Nam Cường, are the main inflows of the lake. The Năng river enters the lake through a large waterfall called Đầu Đẳng. In the lake there are also three islands, named Án Mã, Khẩu Cúm, and Po Gia Mải (literally “Widow’s Island”).
Ba Bể Lake is a featured geographical science and is a biodiversity reservoir. It is a part of the Ba Be National Park. It is home of a range of animals and plants.

homestay in Ba Be lake with Tay family

2: Off-road Motorcycle Tour From Babe Lake  To  Meo Vac.  – 170 km ( B , L ,D )

good bye to the family, we ride on a small road about 40 km before taking a small beautiful trail that goes thought the jungle, we ride across some streams, a great day for off-road ride. Continue to Bao Lac town for lunch then continue to ride up to Meo Vac by taking a scenic route climbs over many Passes where we can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges and the Nho Que river – Just an amazing place to be. Arrive in Meo Vac by 5.00PM. Dinner in town, Homestay.

Vac Towns are located in the heart of the Dong Van Rock Plateau, which was recognized as part of the Global Geo-Park Network in 2009, the Dong Van old quarter is home to age old and unique architecture near Ha Giang Province’s border with China. Therefore, the Motorbike tour to Ha Giang, Dong Van is always the best choice of the motorcyclists.c.

3: Meo Vac – Dong Van - Ha Giang – 175 km ( B , L , D )

ride must be highlights of the trip but on asphalt road as we will visit one of the most remote land in Vietnam where we can see many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and imposing mountains such as : Pi Leng Pass – one of the 4 longest and most beautiful passes in North Vietnam, the Rock Plateau, the Vuong palace in Dong Van, The “Heaven Gate” . This is for sure the best motorbike ride in Vietnam with many interesting and amazing things in every meter of the road. Arrive Ha Giang in the late afternoon.

and stay with the other Tay’s family

Giang, 300 km away from Hanoi, located at the highest latitude in Vietnam. It is surrounded by Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai. It shares a border with China in the north. Many ethnic minorities, including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang province Vietnam.

4: Ha Giang Motorbike Tour to Hoang Su Phi- Bac Ha – 155 km (  B , L , D )

we head straight towards the North-western mountain where the main mountain range dominates the road until Bac Ha. The road is today with some hard off-road with a good view of green mountain, rice fields between lovely villages of the hill tribes of H'mong people .

Hà is a rural district of Lào Cai Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam. It is the capital of the region of the Flower Hmong, one of the 54 minorities of Vietnam and one of the six groups of Hmong people. It is famous for its Sunday morning market, where thousands of locals gather, with the women dressed in their very intricate handmade costumes (it takes three to five months to embroider one by hand), as well as the Saturday morning smaller market of Cán Cấu, 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Bắc Hà. The town is enjoying an economic boom thanks to tourism, centered on the markets and, more and more, excellent trekking in the mountains north of the town.

in BacHa in the late afternoon, overnight at hotel.

5: Bac Ha Motorbike Tour to Sa Pa. –  155km (  B , L )

breakfast and if Sunday we will have time to visit beautiful local market until 11:00 AM .Today we will riding is a beautiful mountain views with some some dirt-road and off-road from Bac Ha to Sapa. we head straight towards the North-western mountain where the main Fanxipan Mountain range dominates the road until Sapa. The road is some smooth with a good view of green mountain, rice fields between lovely villages of the hill tribes. After a short break in Pho Lu for lunch and we will have very beautiful motorbike tour to Sapa. This motorbike ride is up and up till 1.600 meters above sea level. Tonight explore dinner by your own in Sapa town .

is colorful and charming, providing the perfect oasis in the midst of a strenuous mountain trek or rice-paddy tour. The Gothic stone church at the center of town is a bull’s-eye in the center of shops and stalls, serving as a reminder of the town’s French missionary influence. Dinner on Vietnamese or European-inspired cuisine downtown.

in Sapa in the afternoon, overnight at hotel.

6:  Sapa Motorcycle Ride to Than Uyen.  – 115 km (  B , D )

are free to explore Sapa until 12.30PM, check out hotel and we continue the route to Than Uyen, we will make a splendid climb up from Sapa to the top of the highest road pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass). Crossing into Lai Chau Province at over 2000 m above sea level. This is the short motorbike ride but could be the most enjoyable motorbike tour form Sapa. The ride offers you amazing view of the Hoang Lien mountain ranges for miles and miles with beautiful green tea garden. We arrive in Than Uyen by 4.30PM.

and overnight in hotel.

7: Than Uyen – Mu Cang Chai - Tram Tau - Ta Xua Peak - Bac Yen –  245 km ( B , L , D )

keep riding up and down into a forested and high mountain region populated by H’mong peoples, We will hike up a very high mountain pass before descending into a mountainous tea-growing region. Soon after we follow a long the valley floor covered in a sea of rice surrounded by Hmong and Thai’s villages all the way to Bac Yen, lunch on route in Nghia Lo before offroad in the afternoon to Tram Tau and Ta Xua peak. Beautiful views along the way with Ta Xua peak, late arrival Bac Yen for local hotel check in .at hotel.

8: Bac Yen – Old Road No 6 - Mai Chau. –  165 km ( B ,  L , D )

ride on a good paved road along a beautiful stream before descending to the banks of the reservoir and a ferry crossing. Once across we have 50 kilometers route that has plenty of challenging surface and is prone to landslides. Much of the area is inhabited by Kinh and both Black and White Thai, all offering the impressive views over the area on a clear day. After lunch in a local place, we join the old route No6 to Mai Chau.and overnight at home-stay in the Thais village.


Say goodbye to the villagers we then head south on a beautiful winding road that follows the banks of the Ma River. After some hours of riding on an undulating quiet road, we join the new Ho Chi Minh Highway. This newly carved route leads us due south, through the remote backcountry, not far from the Laos border. Lunch will be on the way with local foods. In the afternoon we cut eastward towards the coast and stay overnight in the peaceful town of Tan Ky, which is close to where Ho Chi Minh was born. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in a hotel.

Distance:  268 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Tan Ky
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning we head inland towards the Laos border after 40min riding we can reach the birthplace of Ho Chi Minh in Kim Lien Village. The place is truly a shrine to the Vietnamese and is visited by a few westerners.  After paying respects to Uncle Ho, we head to the HCM Highway via Thanh Chuong District.  You cross the Lam River on the Ro Bridge and then drive primarily on the beautiful new highway of Ho Chi Minh.  Lunch break in Pho Chau Town, a tiny town about 40km from Thanh Chuong. After lunch, we continue on the quiet highway to Dong Loc Intersection, (the main T- junction for supply lines during the war) which is widely regarded in Vietnamese eyes as the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We then pass through the remote backcountry, close to the border, as the scenery steadily becomes dominated by karst limestone rock formations. We will reach our overnight spot, Huong Khe Town, around 5 pm. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in a mini-hotel.  

Distance:  160 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Huong Khe Town
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today’s motor ride is on a very quiet section of the new highway. En route, you will come to Khe Ve Intersection and Pheo – the very first branch of the Ho Chi Minh Trail into Laos. 
Continuing from Pheo, we will arrive in Phong Nha around noon. After lunch in a local restaurant, we board a dragon boat to explore the famous Nature World Heritage Site of Phong Nha cave. After the exploration of Phong Nha cave, our today’s overnight is in a beautiful spot. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Distance:  210 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Phong Nha National Park
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today’s motor ride is also on the new, quiet highway.  Along the way, we will have a short stop at Truong Son National Cemetery to pay respect to the soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War. After here we head to Dong Ha Town passing Ben Tat Bridge, built by the VC over the Ben Hai River.  Arriving in Dong Ha, we will check into the hotel, and have some lunch.  In the afternoon, we drive to the mystic Vinh Moc Tunnel and the famous DMZ, Doc Mieu firebase, and the historic Hien Luong Bridge. 
Dinner and overnight in Dong Ha.

Distance:  176 km in the morning & 80 km in the afternoon
Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Ha Town
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Continuing our motorbike tour west on Highway 9, we will climb into the Truong Son foothills. About 16km from Khe Sanh is the Dakrong Bridge and the road turns winding and narrow.  A bit further, we will come to Huang Hoa, once known as Khe Sanh Base, which was established as a forward base by General Westmoreland near Laos to secure Highway 9.  About 3km from Khe Sanh is Ta Con Airbase. Lunch in Khe Sanh and then head out across the famous Dakrong River Bridge on Rte. 14  Near the town of Ta Rut, we will stop for a visit with the Pa Co people and a walk through their village.  From Ta Rut, you head over scenic Pe Ke Pass and then down to A Luoi for the night.  Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in a simple guest house.

Distance:  200 km
Accommodation: Guesthouse in A Luoi 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today’s riding is the best riding of the whole route. For the first 110 km, we cross one of the longest and most stunning passes on a new and quiet road, through the stunning scenery of primitive forests backed by the imposing Truong Son mountain range. There are also two long tunnels and very little traffic. The next 68 km from Hien to Thanh My are on a good road with some gentle climbs. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. The last 40km of the day are on an older, bumpier road from Ai Nghia to the charming ancient town of Hoian. explore dinner on your own and overnight in Hoian.

Distance:  240 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian Town
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch


Hoi An, nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River.  Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia and a center for East-West exchange and trade. The rooftops of Hoian retain a magical old-world Oriental feel and are a favorite subject for Vietnamese artists.  In the early 1980s, Hoian’s ancient quarters and historical monuments came under the protection and restoration efforts of UNESCO and the Polish government.  Those who wish can ride up to China Beach, where US marines first landed, otherwise enjoy a free day to explore Hoi An by foot or by motorbike taxi. With fine wining and dining (including a range of Hoi An specialties), impressive architecture, fantastic tailoring, endless shopping, and a glorious beach, there is no shortage of activities to indulge in.

Accommodation:  Hotel in Hoian Town
Meals:   Breakfast


Time to hit the road again!  We leave Hoi An in the morning and head to My Son, a world heritage site that is the Cham version of Angkor Wat. Most of the temples are dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, considered by the Cham as the founder and protector of their dynasties. From My Son, we will continue along the highway, busy at first, until the road shifts and becomes smaller, although paved.  Then the drive becomes challenging, but a lot of fun, and progress is far slower. We will continue riding along the river, but the road itself, new and not very busy, climb up along a very steep valley with the river rushing below. The river below is dotted with unique rock formations and there are waterfalls along the way. Lunch will be in Dong Phu.  Leaving Dong Phu, eventually, we will come to the town of Kham Duc or Phuoc Son. Overnight in Kham Duc Hotel.  

Distance:  200 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Kham Duc 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast in a local restaurant, we continue riding north on Highway 14 today on a bit of a bumpy section of the road to Kon Tum. Today is a day to visit different minority villages. We will ride over Lo Xo Pass, making lots of stops along the way to meet De and Trying minorities, who live along the Dak Po Ko river. Along the river are many amazing hanging bridges, built by the local people to cross to the opposite shore.  Lunch will be in Tan Canh, and we can visit the village of Se Dang, before driving on to Kon Tum.  
Along the way, we also pass one of the key towns and battle sites of the Vietnam War – Dak To and outpost Charlie. In Kon Tum we can visit the Catholic church and the orphanage, based behind the Catholic Church in town and run by a group of French nuns. If time permits, you can also visit a beautiful Bahnar village near the town.  Overnight in Kon Tum at the Dac Bla Hotel.

Distance:  190 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Kon Tum 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The new Ho Chi Minh Highway was built on the old trail, but from Kon Tum to Daklak, the historic HCM trail (Highway 14C), runs parallel to Highway 14 linking Kon Tum, Pleiku, and Buon Me Thuot. We will continue riding Highway 14 today, finding that traffic is busier than usual. Lunch will be in Pleiku.  From here, we ride along the Tun River and up over a pass.  Along the way are coffee plantations and the stilt houses of the Central Highland’s largest ethnic group, the Gia Rai. Eventually, we will cross the Nha Rong pass down into Buon Me Thuot, the provincial capital of Dac Lac Province, and the site of the last battle of the Vietnam war in March 1975. At night we can stop by the beer parlors or sample the local coffee grown in the region.  It is far and away from the best coffee in Vietnam and worth bringing home. Overnight at the Thang Loi Hotel. 

Distance:  240 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Buon Ma Thuot
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning, we take a motor ride to Lak Lake on Rte. 27, a small paved road with poor surfacing and quite busy.  Here we can have a break for refreshment and troll around by the lake. There are said to be about 31 different ethnic groups in Dac Lac, each with its traditional dress and customs.  Some of the villages are known for elephant hunting and taming, some for weaving and other arts.  After lunch in Lak Lake, we continue to Da Lat.  The road is narrow, winding, but not busy.  We have three passes to cross – Krong No, Chuoi,  and Phu Son. The drive itself is quite beautiful and lined with dense forests.  Late in the afternoon, we will arrive in the hill town of Da Lat.  Overnight in Dalat. 

Distance:  200 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Dalat is known as “The City of Love” and is a favorite holiday resort for Vietnamese as well as the French. With evergreen forests, waterfalls, beautiful lakes, the country’s best flower gardens, and delicious fresh produce, Dalat has always provided a welcome respite from the heat of the lowlands.  We can spend the day visiting the highlights of Dalat – its gardens, cathedral, waterfalls, market, Valley of Love, convent, university, and key pagodas. Overnight in Da Lat. 

Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat
Meals:   Breakfast


Motorcycle down on road 20, we ride to Cat Tien National Park. This forest area used to be the headquarters of the Vietnamese army during the war. The park suffered historically during the Vietnam War when it was extensively sprayed with herbicides like the defoliant Agent Orange. To this day these areas have extensive bamboo and grassland cover and trees have not yet grown back.

Distance:  190 km
Accommodation: Guest House in Nam Cat Tien
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This is not so long but is a big day as traffic is very crazy when we enter Saigon (HCM City). We ride straight to the train station where we end the ride. If you need information about places to stay and/or to eat, our guide will be able to recommend some.  End The Tour.

Tour included :

  • Motorbike Honda RX 150cc and helmet ( Upgrade to Honda Crf 250-300 pls contact us )
  • English speaking tour guide with his own bike
  • 21 nights accommodation in tour
  • Meals in tour B = breakfast, L = Lunch , D = Dinner
  • All gas for bikes
  • All entrance fees in tour
  • All boat and ferry in tour

Tour NOT included :

  • Accommodation in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city
  • Travel insurance
  • Any bike damage by user .
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Any drinks in tour ( Beer… )

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