Grand Northern Vietnam Motorcycle Loop Tour - 12 Days

Grand North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour will reveal to you some of Vietnam’s best motorcycle roads and sceneries. This tour was designed to bring out the best of Northern Vietnam has to offer: breath-taking landscapes, rich cultures of hill tribes, amazing motorcycle roads and tasty local specialties. It’s definitely awesome motorcycle tour!


Grand North Vietnam Motorcycle Tour will reveal to you some of Vietnam’s best motorcycle roads and sceneries. This tour was designed to bring out the best of Northern Vietnam has to offer: breath-taking landscapes, rich cultures of hill tribes, amazing motorcycle roads and tasty local specialties.

It’s definitely awesome motorcycle tour!


Day 1
Ha Noi to Mai Chau

Vietnam Moto Tours will meet and pick you up at the hotel where you stay in Ha Noi around 08:30 am. We start our exciting Northern Vietnam Motorcycle Tour by riding through the bustling Ha Noi, then our route leads us to the remote countryside, to Hoa Binh HydroElectricity where you can take all in the stunning landscape of the countryside. We continue to wind our way through the magnificent Thung Khe mountain passes before descending to the picturesque mountain valley of Mai Chau, a homeland of Thai Ethnic Minority Group. We stay overnight in their traditional Stilt House and our delicious dinner will be served at their home with regional specialties.

Day 2
Mai Chau to Phu Yen

Waking up to the sounds of the rural village, enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee as you watch the morning activities of the Thai Ethic Minorities, heading to the fields. We resume back on our motorbikes and ride through country back roads, meandering the winding mountain passes while enjoying the stunning scenery of Moc Chau Plateau’s tea plantations and fruit farms. We take a ferry to cross Da River. It’s also a great opportunity to witness the spectacular landscape of Vietnam countryside. We arrive in Phu Yen about 05:00 pm, check in and stay overnight.

Day 3
Phu Yen to Than Uyen

After saying goodbye to our host, we jump back on our motorbikes and enjoy one of the most exciting days riding Northern Vietnam. Today’s ride is like a dream comes true for motorcycle lovers: Amazing terraced rice fields, colorful costumes of hill tribes, quiet laneways and twisty mountain passes. Make sure you have your camera/phone handy as picturesque views are in every turn of our ride! We reach Than Uyen about 05:00 pm, check in and finish our enjoyable day of riding. 

Day 4
Than Uyen to Sapa

It’s a short but no less interesting riding day. The motorbike ride today offers an awesome view of lush green mountain of tea fields and the imposing scene of Fanxipan peak. Our lane route leads us to O Qui Ho, one of the longest and most impressive mountain passes in the North of Vietnam. The views from our stops to the valleys are amazing; you will have a great chance to get some of the best shots of the area which is about 2,000 meters above from sea level. After a break, we embark on a scenic drive along the back roads in the countryside to get to our final destination, Sapa. In the noon time, you can explore this beautiful town on foot or stay at the hotel relaxing after a gorgeous day.

Day 5
Sapa to Bac Ha

After breakfast at our hotel, we continue our exciting motorbike tour to the other side of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Ranges. The feeling of riding through the breath-taking terraced paddy fields and isolated hill tribe villages is unbelievable. We get some time en route to relax, take in the spectacular landscape, experience the interesting daily life of the locals as well as enjoy their natural hospitality. We arrive at the hotel in Bac Ha before sunset, check in and stay overnight.

Day 6
Bac Ha to Ha Giang

Get the motorbike ready for the ride from Ha Giang to Xin Man, the route gives us a completely different taste of riding, we have more off-road rides and the landscape is absolutely different compared to our previous days. We’ll arrive at Hoang Su Phi, a spectacular viewpoint which offers you breathtaking vistas of the rice terraces. Enjoy the fresh air and take in the panoramic view of the region. We continue our ride to Ha Giang, arriving at our hotel about 05:00 pm, check in and stay overnight

Day 7
Ha Giang to Meo Vac

Waking up in the fresh air of the mountain town, enjoy breakfast and take in the stunning view before saying goodbye to our host. We resume back onto our motorcycle for a scenic meandering to Karst Plateau Geopark. This park offers a unique blend between surprisingly beautiful natural landscapes, unique cultural experiences and local heritage. We continue our ride towards Dong Van, winding up to the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass (considered one of the most beautiful mountain passes in the world!?). When we reach the highest peak of the pass, words can’t describe how amazing it is! It’s just like a dream adventure for amateur and professional photographers alike! We arrive at our hotel, in the middle of the Rock Plateau – the little town of Meo Vac, around 05:00 pm, check in and stay overnight.

Day 8
Meo Vac to Quang Uyen

The feeling in the morning just like: “Wow, 7 day Motorcycle Tour with VMT have gone quickly!” We continue our interesting day early as we have so many beautiful sights to see and explore today. We skirt along the narrow windy roads of the Rock Plateau of Dong Van – Ha Giang where we admire the spectacular mountain views, the rustic lifestyle of the ethnic minorities and especially their unique traditional costumes… All of these will mark your motorbike trip with us an unforgettable experience. The lane way leads our motorcycle ride to Quang Uyen in the late afternoon. Check in our hotel and stay overnight!

Day 9
Quang Uyen to Cao Bang

Greet the sun and celebrate our new day on this motorcycle tour filled with exploration to the locals’ cultures and quiet back roads traversing through rustic villages. We then head to Dam Thuy where you’ll encounter the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam, Ban Gioc Waterfall. We take in the magnificent sight or even enjoy our exhilarating swim at the foot of the waterfall. We ride to Cao Bang afterwards, arriving at the hotel before dark, check in and stay overnight.

Day 10
Cao Bang to Ba Be Lake

Today’s motorcycle journey is very relaxing. After breakfast, we wind our way along the peaceful country roads and mountain passes, and then to the largest natural lake in the North of Vietnam, Ba Be. This is a perfect place for a refreshing dip into the natural lake after a long ride. We explore this stunning lake by boat and the national park before checking in the Stilt House of Tay Hill Tribe family for our overnight stay.

Day 11
Ba Be Lake to Thac Ba Lake

Simply AMAZING is the only way to describe the day today! The motorcycle drive leads us due south through the remote back country roads. We take a break and visit Dzao ethnic minority village where the locals are enthusiastically welcome. We then broaden our knowledge to visit historical sites, such as ATK Dinh Hoa to learn how the Vietnam Communist Party was found. We do home-stay with a Dzao Hill Tribe’s family at Thac Ba Lake for our night here. 

Day 12
Ba Be Lake to Ha Noi

Rise and shine for the last day riding motorcycle with Vietnam Moto Tours. We say goodbye to our lovely host and resume our motorbike ride along the splendid country back roads and peaceful dyke roads of the rivers. We arrive in Ha Noi, at the hotel of your choice before rush hour and finish our exciting Northern Vietnam Motorcycle Loop Tour!

The Trip Includes

  • Accommodation (11 nights)
  • Food & Drinks
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Motorcycle
  • Helmet
  • Gas/Petrol
  • All Fares & Fees
  • Armored Riding Jacket/Pads
  • Waterproof Bags/ Raincoats

The Trip Excludes

  • Insurance
  • Police Fines
  • Bike Damages
  • Alcohol Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I book the trip? Can I just show up and pay?

We recommend you to book the tours in advance to avoid the disappointment, and we have enough time to arrange the necessaries for the trip.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Grand Northern Vietnam Motorcycle Loop Tour
22% Off
From $ 2,220.00 $ 1,740.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • 2 to 12 pax
  • 2 people shared
  • Guided Motorcycle Tour
  • Local Styles
  • English
  • 18
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