Northwest Vietnam – 6D 6N

Ride Northwest Vietnam through the country’s largest mountains, spectacular scenery and an incredible diversity of hill-tribe peoples. Our 6 day 6 night ride takes the back roads from Pu Luong and across the black river to the terraced hill of Mu Can Chai. and up to the hill station of Sapa.

Hanoi • Pu Luong • Moc Chau • Nghia Lo • Mu Can Chai • Sapa • Lao Cai • Hanoi

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Tour GradeEasy / Medium Total Distance1100KMRide type4X4 and MotorbikePer Day riding6HrMotorbikesHonda CRF 250, Ural 650Accommodation Home-stays and hotelsTour start / finishHanoi / Hanoi


Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tour

Ride Northwest Vietnam through the country’s largest mountains, spectacular scenery and an incredible diversity of hill-tribe peoples. Our 6day 6 night ride takes the back roads from Pu Luong and across the black river to the terraced hill of Mu Can Chai. and up to the hill station of Sapa. return by overnight soft sleeper train.

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Tour Cost:

Honda CRF 250LHonda XR 150Ural 650 SoloUral 650 Sidecar
1280$ USD 1040$ USD 1440$ USD 1440$ USD

Pillion Passenger: 890$ USD

Free support vehicle for groups of 6+ riders

All inclusive: Northwest Vietnam Tour Prices are in $USD, All inclusive and based on Per Person on tour. Single rooms where possible, Home-stay nights, Overnight soft sleeper train tickets Lao Cai – Hanoi.

Support vehicle available on request at additional cost per group, includes fuel and driver.

Optional extras:

  • Support Vehicle: 110$ USD per day includes driver, petrol & expenses
  • 3Rd party liability coverage 30$ USD Per day
  • Comprehensive damage insurance 25$ USD per day
  • Airport Pickup 15$ USD per group per way

Northwest Vietnam Rides

On our rides to the northwest we finish the tours in the border town of Lao Cai. Once in Lao Cai we provide overnight soft sleeper train tickets back to Hanoi. the cost of shipping the bikes and on train and overnight soft sleeper is 100$ USD and is included in our price above.

Why we are different

All of our guided motorbike tours include an English speaking guide out front and a mechanic acting as a sweeper in the back. On the road if you want to stop to take photos, enjoy the scenery or meet people along the way, no problem. You don’t have to worry about keeping up with the group or missing a turn, you can travel at your own pace. We travel this way to keep the group safe and be there in-case of anything goes wrong. We don’t cut corners on our bikes, your safety, your food or accommodations. With a group of 8 or more riders we include a support vehicle no extra charge. Find our more about international licensing, comprehensive damage insurance and personal insurance options. Contact us for group tour discount.

We take the overnight train for the following reasons:

We want to spend the most time on tour driving through Vietnam’ mountains instead of spending the last day of your ride on the flat, busy highway back to Hanoi.

The roads closer to Hanoi and its suburbs’ are busy and dangerous. Trucks, buses, cars and other motorbikes make the entry back in to Hanoi during rush hour a nerve racking experience.

At the Lao Cai Train station, we have a guest house to take a shower, eat a nice meal and have a few beers with your friends to decompress after the ride, the train compartments are 4 berth soft sleepers with A/C. The train departs Lao Cai at 8:30pm and arrives in Hanoi at 6:30am.

You save money because you don’t have to pay for a hotel room in Hanoi on the last day of the ride.

We put the motorbikes in the baggage car of the train and make our way back to Hanoi. When we arrive in Hanoi we collect the bikes from the train and drive through the quiet streets of Hanoi as the city wakes up to our garage (approx. 15 min.). There we park the bikes and transfer you to hotel or arrange airport transfer (garage is aprox. 40min to Airport).

Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour

Tour Start and Finish: Hanoi

Nearest Airport: Noi Bai International Airport

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The steep mountains of the Hoang Lien Son range have a wide variety of ethnic minority people that have made its river valleys and hillsides their home. Over the centuries, local people have carved spectacular rice terraces into the mountains, and their small settlements are now connected by dramatic passes. There are fantastic dirt road and single track that criss-cross throughout this region and this 6 days take it all in. Vist our scheduled departures page to see if you can join a group heading out to the Northwest Vietnam. Join our extreme motorcycle tour for experienced riders only.

Northwest Off-road Tour 6D 6N
Our all-inclusive prices covers:
• Motorcycle: Honda CRF 250L, Ural 650cc or Honda XR 150cc
• Petrol, Oil and maintenance
• All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
• Accommodation in local guest houses, hotels Single rooms or home stays
• English-speaking guide and local mechanic
• All fees, tolls and National Park entrance tickets
• Helmets: Full face and open face
• Padded Motorcycle jackets & Motorcycle pants
• Rain pants and Poncho
• Dry bag and tie downs
• Overnight train ticket Lao Cai – Hanoi – Soft Sleeper

What’s Not Included
• Alcohol drinks
• Personal Health Insurance
• Personal expenses
• Personal Tip and gratuities
• Liability insurance
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Our Bikes:

Honda CRF250L
Honda CRF250L
Ural Solo 650 M72
Ural Solo 650 M72

Riding gear we provide included on tour:

Cuong’s Riding gear
Cuong's Rain gear
Cuong’s Rain gear
Cuong’s Riding gear

Drivers License:
We require that you have you home country motorbike licence to join on one of our tours. You must have personal health insurance or Travel insurance that covers Motorbike in Vietnam to cover you in-case of accident or illness. Please have a look at World Nomads who offer travel insurance that cover Vietnam. Please Contact us for more information and recommended insurance providers. To drive a Ural sidecar motorbike on tour you must have a sidecar licence and sidecar driving experience.

Passports and Visa

You must have a valid passport with 6 month before expiry date to obtain a Vietnam tourist visa. We can arrange a visa on arrival letter please have (2) 3 x 4cm photos, and bring $USD to pay the visa fee at immigration at the airport, rates vary per country. Here is the latest visa information on-line. please contact us for more information or consult your local Vietnamese embassy or consulate to see the tours visa requirements.

Comprehensive Damage Insurance Optional:

Our insurance policy covers lost, theft or any damage to the motorbike caused by an accident or fall, you will be fully covered in-case the bike is damaged beyond repair. The policy excludes any, personal medical insurance, liability to other vehicles or injury caused to another party. Contact us for full coverage and details.

MotorbikeAdditional Cost $US
Honda CRF 250cc150$ per 6 day tour
Honda XR 150cc120$ per 6 day tour
Ural 650cc solo or Sidecar150$ per 6 day tour