Ha Giang – The Northern Loop

Ride into Vietnams famed Northern Mountains, where spectacular scenery, breath taking views, unspoiled nature and colorful ethnic groups unravel in front of you.

Ha Giang – The Northern Loop


Most popular, Off-road Sections, Sightseeing

8 days/8 nights

Motorbike self-ride

1100 km

Price: from 1,600 USD

8 days/8 nights – Ride into Vietnams famed Northern Mountains, where spectacular scenery, breath taking views, unspoiled nature and colorful ethnic groups unravel in front of you. Layer upon layer of blue-green mountains reaching out as far as the eye can see; jagged black rocks jutting out of the hazy green landscape and sheer cliffs descending dramatically from the edge of narrow mountain roads. This is one spectacular ride!

upcoming tour dates

Join one of our upcoming scheduled tours or depart any day with a minimum of 2 people.


    • Ha Giang
    • Spectacular scenery
    • Different Ethnic Minority Groups
    • Local Cuisine
    • Narrow windy roads

    Tour Includes

    • Experienced English Speaking Guide
    • Motorbike for self-riding (licence required)
    • Fuel
    • 8 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch, 7 x Dinner
    • 7 Nights’ Accommodation
    • Overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
    • Entry Fees to sights mentioned in itinerary
    • Snacks during the day
    • International Safety Standard Helmet
    • Drinking Water and Soft Drinks on the Road
    • Saddle Bags, Gloves & Rain Ponchos (if needed)
    • T-Shirt
    • If more than 6 riders there will also be a tour mechanic coming
    • If more than 8 riders there will also be a 2nd guide and support van for luggage coming along
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

    Tour excludes

    • Alcohol
    • Minibar Drinks
    • Drinks (after travel time on the road / during dinner)
    • Laundry
    • Personal & Motorbike Insurance (for motorcycle accident)
    • Personal Expenses/Tips
    • Damages to Motorcycle, Jeep or Tour Equipment

    Day 1: Hanoi to Lao Cai (train)

    Your tour leader will meet you at your hotel in Hanoi and take you to check out the bikes. You have free time to explore the hustle and bustle of the Hanoi Old Quarter before dinner before you jump onto the overnight train to Lao Cai.

    (Accommodation: Overnight train, bunk beds soft, 4 people per cabin)


    Day 2: Lao Cai – Pan Hou Village (200 km)

    Waking early on the train to the smell of fresh mountain air we arrive in Lao Cai. After breakfast we hit the road and ride straight into the glorious northern mountains of Vietnam. We take windy roads up into the hills before we head through Bac Ha, famous for its traditional minority markets. After a stunning day of riding we end up at Pan Hou Village.

    (Accommodation: Ecolodge Pan Hou Village)
    (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


    Day 3: Pan Hou – Dao Lodge (Nam Dam Village, Quan Ba) (130 km)

    Today’s ride takes us into the far remote north eastern regions of Vietnam close to the Chinese border. Remote villages and country tracks are the order of the day before we arrive at Nam Dam village for a unique stay in a traditional Dao minority Village.

    (Accommodation: Dao Lodge)
    (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


    Day 4: Dao Lodge – Dong Van (120 km)

    Internationally recognised by UNESCO the Dong Van province has karst geology only found in this region. Riding through the Karsts seeing local life unchanged for centuries is an experience you’ll never forget.

    (Accommodation: Hotel ***)
    (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


    Day 5: Rest Day (Option to visit Lung Cu Flag & Hmong King Palace) (70 km)

    Today is a day to rest and enjoy the tranquility of the northern mountains. You can visit the Dong Van market or go for a short ride and go to the most Northern point of Vietnam and the Hmong Kings palace from the French era.

    (Accommodation: Hotel ***)
    (Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)


    Day 6: Dong Van – Cao Bang (220 km)

    We follow sections of Highway 4 made infamous during the Independence war against the French twisting through the mountains before we arrive in Cao Bang.

    (Accommodation: Hotel***)
    (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


    Day 7: Cao Bang – Ba Be Lake (126 km)

    We head to Ba Be Lake National Park from Cao Bang through spectacular limestone karst. After arriving at Ba Be we jump on a boat and cruise the lakes stopping at the “The Pirates” rice wine shack to sample the local brew.

    (Accommodation: Stilt House Homestay)
    (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


    Day 8: Ba Be – Hanoi (240 km)

    Rising early to the morning sounds of rural life we jump on the bikes for our final days ride back to Hanoi. We wind out of the mountains into the rice growing areas of the Red River Delta before hitting the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. After checking to our hotel we’ll head out for a final dinner of Hanoi specialties.

    (Accommodation: Hotel ***)
    (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


    Day 9: Departure Day  

    (Meals: Breakfast)



      4,600,000 VND (200 USD) per day per person on Honda XR150 or similar.

      • – You can either ride yourself or sit on the back with one of our experienced drivers.

      Upgrade to Honda CRF250 available at 30 USD surcharge per day.

      If there are two of you, it’s only 3,910,000 VND (170 USD) per day for the pillion passenger, if you share one bike.

      Jeep pricing on request.

      Prices are based on a min of 4 people departing. Prices are based on twin share / double room accommodation. Single rooms available on request (additional charge).
      Private tours available on request at an additional 75 USD per day surcharge.

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