Motorcycling West to East Northern Vietnam 05 days: Motorcycling tour to Northern Vietnam
This motorcycling trip reveals a different route to get from Son La to Thac Ba. It offers adventurous riders stunning scenery and great tribal culture exploration.

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An Duong, Viet Nam Motorcycle Tours
This motorcycling trip reveals a different route to get from Son La to Thac Ba. It offers adventurous riders stunning scenery and great tribal culture exploration.


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This motorcycling trip reveals a different route to get from Son La to Thac Ba. It offers adventurous riders stunning scenery and great tribal culture exploration. The route is not yet popular thus you do not share the roads with other tourist but mainly share the roads with the locals who are on their Honda to the farm. The perfect itinerary and the support crew ensure you get the most out of the trip in terms of comfort, enjoyment and adventure.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Motorcycling from West to East Northern Vietnam with average 190km/day on mountainous rout
Twist and turn roads request your high focus eg. from Mai Chau to Son La then stop at Moc Chau Plateau
Unique relaxing time with awesome photography of Thai, Black H'mong people
Riding to breath-taking beautiful terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai - the best terrace fields overall Vietnam without doubt
Homestay at the first human-made lake of Vietnam since 1969 - Thac Ba reservoir before riding to Hanoi

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Hanoi " Mai Chau
Day 2: Mai Chau " Son La
Day 3: Son La " Than Uyen
Day 4: Than Uyen " Thac Ba
Day 5: Arrive in Hanoi.

Typical Day


Day 1: Hanoi " Mai Chau & 170km/106miles riding

ActiveTravel ASIA tour guide collects you at the hotel and we leave Hanoi around 8.30am. After few minutes to get to know our motorbikes and tour guide will give short orientation for less experience riders, we start up our motorcycles west to Mai Chau, an area of beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority.
We will ride on road No6 passing expansive rice paddies and scenic villages. We will have a stop for refreshment before tackling 70km of undulating road with great view of mountains and valley. We will reach Mai Chau at noontime. We ride straight to Pom Coong, a peaceful village of White Thai ethnic minority where we have lunch, dinner and spend our night in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family. After lunch we will have a short rest and then take a leisure ride toward Ma River. We will take a short boat ride upstream Ma Rive to reach a remote Thai Village. Relax and have interesting conversations with the villagers before we walk back to the dock.
Return to Pom Coong Village for overnight.
Summary
Riding: 170km
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Home-stay in the village

Day 2: Mai Chau - Son La & 187km/116miles riding
Breakfast at the home-stay before we embark on a beautiful ride up north to Son La. The road is in good condition and the scenery is stunning. We may take frequent stops to visit minority villages of H’mong, Black Thai,… or to take photos. Lunch will be in local restaurant en route. The highlight of our ride today could be the tea plantations in Moc Chau Plateau, where you find the best green tea in Vietnam grown along the roads on hillsides. We reach Son La in the afternoon. Overnight in Son La.
Summary
Riding: 187km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Mini hotel in Son La

Day 3: Son La " Than Uyen & 162km/101miles riding
Breakfast in the hotel before heading to Tuan Giao, a small quiet town located at the junction of Road 279 to Dien Bien Phu and Road 6 to Muong Lay. We will take Road 279 heading to Than Uyen where we overnight in a small hotel. To day we ride 162km on smooth road with beautiful scenery and interesting tribal villages along the way. Lunch stop in Tuan Giao. Overnight in Than Uyen.
Summary
Riding: 162km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Mini hotel in Than Uyen

Day 4: Than Uyen " Thac Ba Reservoir & 250km/155miles riding
Today we will ride through a beautiful area of Yen Bai Province . The first stop is Mu Cang Chai, that has been long famous for its stunning rice terraces. After here we ride to Nghia Lo for lunch. After lunch we continue on Road 32 down to Van Chan where we make a turn left to Yen Bai Town. From Yen Bai we ride 13km more to reach Thac Ba Reservoir. We stay overnight in a homestay on the bank of the lake. Enjoy the quietness of the lakeside after a long riding day of 250km. Overnight in Thac Ba.
Summary
Riding: 250km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Hotel: Homestay in Thac Ba

Day 5: Thac Ba " Hanoi & 180km/112miles
Breakfast in the homestay. We have time to swim or rowing boat on the lake. Thac Ba is a human-made lake when Vietnamese government decided to build the very first hydro-electronic plant here in 1969. Thousands of family had to move so that they could dam Chay River and create this lake. The Thac Bac hydro electronic plant launched in 1971 and have an important role till today.
We head back to Hanoi along the old road (there is new Highway Express that does not allow motorbikes). Stop in Viet Tri for lunch. In the afternoon, we ride straight back to Hanoi. We reach Hanoi around 6pm. Our motorcycling trip to reveal North west of Vietnam ends up on your hotel arrival
Summary
Riding: 180km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

Age range, type of group


Family, couples, singles

Sleeping and meals


WHAT IS INCLUDED
Semi-automatic gear Honda 125CC
Best Rated Hotel Accommodations
Unlimited Mileage
Helmets for the driver and passenger
Daily breakfast
Other meals as indicated in itinerary
Homestay permission
Professional English speaking tour leaders
Water & Snacks on driving days
First-aid kit
National Park and other Entrance Fees
Preparation and Orientation
All taxes, fees, and environmental surcharges
Mechanic and support truck as in indicated price option

MOTORCYCLING GRADE
Motorcycling grade: Moderate Grade that means this tour involve in active, physical-required activities can be up to 4 - 5 hours a day at a steady pace. The tour is going to involve a considerable amount of ascent or descent under different weather conditions. Support facilities may not be available on-site and there are some occasional difficult days. You will need a good level of fitness.
* Suggested preparation: 30 - 45 minutes of aerobic, physical exercise, 3-4 times per week for a few weeks leading up to your adventure are recommended.
Who suits: For outdoor novices and above.
Activity: 4-5 hours most days
Distances: Hike up to 8 miles (or 13km) most days, motorbiking 100-125miles (150-200km) on paved, twist road most days, sometimes off road
Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day (about 900m)
Altitude: up to 8,000 ft (about 2500m))

MEALS AND FOOD
- Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
- Day 2-5: Breakfast, Lunch
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. While in big towns we will enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in fine restaurants. Once we travel away from big towns, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce.

HOTELS AND HOMESTAY
In big towns we use fine 3-star hotels with center location. Please contact us if you prefer higher hotel categories.
In remote areas we use the best hotels or guest houses available.
Home stay in villages is simple in term of bedding and amenities condition. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets.

OUR MOTORBIKING TOUR GUIDE
The tour will be led by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding motorcycling tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully selected and trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.

THE MOTORCYCLING DAYS
A typical motorcycle riding day starts at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 5 or 5.30pm During the riding we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.

MOTORBIKES AND UPGRADE
The upgrade to Dirt Bikes are always available and upon your request. We have many Dirt Bike models various from 125CC up to 650cc for wide range of riders' experience. They are very much suit to Vietnam roads.
Due to the road conditions of Vietnam, big-size or big-engine motorbikes (such as: 1000cc up) are not popular and expensive. Such big-engine motorbikes may not maximize their power as well as technical specs while highway express in Vietnam is not good enough and the awareness of traffic attendants are relatively low. Moreover, the rental prices can be very high due to high imported taxes added into the price. We strongly encourage you contact to our team if you decided to take those ones.

SUPPORT VEHICLE
Vietnam with various terrain and great scenery is an ideal place for adventure motorcycling. Although it is so fun and adventurous to ride in Vietnam it is surely a challenge for any foreign rider since the traffic is so different from the rest of the world. Moreover, we want everyone to enjoy their motorbiking experience on this trip and we recognize the importance of group members being allowed to ride at their own pace. At times there can be a fair distance between the front and rear riders in the group, with the support vehicle and tour leader out of sight. The support vehicle will pick up any group members who wish to take a break from motorcycling at any time.

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

Policies & Restrictions


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance
Visa process and stamp
Tips and gratitude
Transportation between hotel and location (restrictions may apply at certain locations)
Gasoline average US$ 10 per day
Personal expenses
Personal motorbike protection gears
Others not mentions

Surcharge for:
Yamaha XTZ 125CC: US$ 16/day
Honda XR 250CC: US$ 29/day
Suzuki DRZ 400CC: US$ 40/day

Rates


See 'Basic Information' and 'RateCard' for more options

Other Information


WHAT ATA SUPPLIES?
- We use Future Neo 2009 125CC in this quotation by default. The reason is that the neat and very good design by Honda Vietnam is perfectly suitable for Vietnam road paths. The gear shift is changed easily and smoothly. This models can give you good experiences over almost motorcycling paths of Vietnam. Honda Future Neo is our choice in the quotation as its very affordable price, popular spare parts, easy-to-control even for motorcycling beginners
Curb weight : 105 kg
Overall length: 1890mm
Overall width: 705mm
Overall height: 1085 mm
Wheel base: 1,240 mm
Seat height : 767 mm
Fuel tank capacity: 3.7l
Engine oil capacity: 0.9 litre when dismantling machine; 0.7 litre when changing lubricant
Engine type: Gasoline, 04-stroke, single, air-cooled
Gear box: Mechanical, 4-step rotary system
Starting system: Electric/kick starter
- For Upgrade Dirt Bikes options: our top picked Dirt Bike upgrade is YAMAHA ZTX 125. This is a real off-road bikes by the second player in Vietnam motor market - Yamaha. The company focuses on young customers with active lifestyle. Our model is 2015 with many improvement in performance and give you real motorbiking experience in Vietnam. The upgrade surcharge is very affordable while the experience brought back is far more.
Overall length: 2090mm
Overall width: 830mm
Overall height: 1115mm
Minimum ground clearance: 260mm
Weight (with full fuel tank): 118kg
Seat height: 840mm
Maximum horse power: 12.5PS/8000r/min
Fuel tank capacity: 11 liter
Engine type single cylinder, cool air, 5 strokes
- High Quality Helmets - Manufacturer: Vietnam: Injection-molded thermoplastic shell construction. Full-face helmet, provided in long motorbiking trips, offers maximum protection during off-road use. Half face helmet will be provided for traversing inside the city.
- Saddle bags (roughly 7 kg each side)
- Extra rucksack or bag strapped
- ATA first-aid kit: Available on any ATA trip
If you pick the price option Incl. Mechanic and Support truck, we will supply:
- Support truck: Vietnam with various terrain and great scenery is an ideal place for adventure motorcycling. Although it is so fun and adventurous to ride in Vietnam it is surely a challenge for any foreign rider since the traffic is so different from the rest of the world. Moreover, we want everyone to enjoy their motorbiking experience on this trip and we recognize the importance of group members being allowed to ride at their own pace. At times there can be a fair distance between the front and rear riders in the group, with the support vehicle and tour leader out of sight. The support vehicle will pick up any group members who wish to take a break from motorcycling at any time.
- 01 professional mechanic along the motorbiking trip who greatly understand the technical issues and fix our motorbikes as manufacturer's requirements. That will maximize your safety and the duration of our motorbikes usages.
- Spare parts of the motorbike such as: Tyres, Pump, Plastic tyre levers, Brake cable, Gear cable etc.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING WITH?
Original passport
Good quality helmet (your own helmet is recommended)
Wellington/riding boots
Water waterproof gloves
Summer gloves
T-shirts/underwear/socks
Balaclava to cover your face
Turtleneck shirts
Long-sleeved shirts
A pair of extra jeans
Goggles and sunglasses
Bandannas
Light waterproof jackets
Basic toiletries, Sun block, anti-insect repellent, rain coat.
GoPro Camera - optional
Mobile phone with multi sockets - optional

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Map Legend
Motorcycling West to East Northern Vietnam
Level 2, No 17/167 Tay Son street, Dong Da, Hanoi
Thai village
tt. Mai Châu, Mai Châu, Hòa Bình, Vietnam
Moc Chau highland
Mộc Châu District, Son La, Vietnam
Dien Bien phu
Dien Bien, Vietnam
Than Uyen
Lai Chau, Vietnam
Thac Ba Lake
Yen Bai Province, Vietnam




Nearby Attractions & Services

DescriptionDistance
Mai Chau Valley

Moc Chau Plateau in Son La

Dien Bien Phu remote roads

DescriptionDistance
Lai Chau hidden areas

Best terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai

Thac Ba Reservoir in Yen Bai



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2 pers4 persValid to Dec 2016
With Support truck
$890
$660
per person
Without Support truck
$440
$360
Per Person

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    17/167 Tay Son, Dong Da. Hanoi, Vietnam
    An Duong, Viet Nam 84


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