Vietnam Motorbike Tour Special – 11 Days
In the journey with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia, motorcyclists are delivered the chance to explore a wide range of famous destinations in Vietnam, as well as out-of-track and unique places which are not fully packed with tourists.
Riding with motorcycle tour Vietnam from North to South, bikers could admire the amazing view of mountain ranges, primitive forests or agricultural views, which are typical of Vietnamese countryside. Also, riding along Ho Chi Minh legendary trail offers bikers time to sit back and reminisce the severe but heroic past of Vietnam War.
Absolutely, this trip will be the highlight of your time in Vietnam. Let’s get into motorcycle tours Vietnam and feel it your own way.
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Day 1: Take a night train to Lao Cai – Sa Pa
We will start the tour by taking the night train to Sapa. Our expert guide will come and pick you up at the hotel and start the Vietnam motorbike tour.
After 8 hours on the sleeping compartment on the train, you will come to Lao Cai station. We go straight to the hotel nearby, have breakfast to prepare for the 11 long day motorbike tours in northern Vietnam.
Day 2: Motorbike Tour Around Sapa: 100 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)
Today’s riding will be short and really enjoyable when our motorcycle crew hit the road to Sapa at 9: 00 am. This town is located at around 1600m above sea level. It could be the best part of northern Vietnam motorbike tours with the glorious views of mountains with the rustic villages and the terraced rice fields. You can enjoy the cooling atmosphere of a morning on that high latitude.
After lunch time in Sapa town, our northern Vietnam motorcycle tour will ride around Sapa town to see the Muong Hoa valley, where is the home of many ethnic minorities in Sapa. You can enjoy the wonderful sceneries of local life here when visiting some indigenous tribes of ZDay, Tay, H’Mong people, scattering along the valley.
We come back to Sapa town at about 4: 00pm and end the 1st day tour with motorcycle tour in North Vietnam.
You will have time to take a short riding around Sapa in the morning to enjoy the colorful mountainous market and drop in the Cat Cat village of H’Mong people.
After lunch, Vietnam motorbike tour crew keep riding to Than Uyen by crossing O Quy Ho pass- one of the most marvelous and charming pass for motorbike tours in Vietnam, also the natural link between Lao Cai and Son La province. From this pass, at the height of 2000m above the sea level, you can see the masterpieces of nature with Hoang Lien mountain ranges and the far-away valleys in the clouds and fog.
We come to Than Uyen before the sunset and have one night in this lovely town.
From Than Uyen, our motorcycle tour team continues to ride to Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le and other attractions along the way. This route could be the most highlight of the northern Vietnam motorbike tours when crossing many natural landmarks.
In the afternoon, we will have a short riding through many peaceful villages of ethnic people. It will be a really relaxing afternoon after an intense riding day.
We stay in the hotel in Phu Yen for the 4th night of north Vietnam motorcycle tour.
Coming to the 5th day with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia team, we will have a joyful driving from Phu Yen to Mai Chau. After getting out of Phu Yen for 15 minutes, we will ride along the Da River and enjoy the winding road will picturesque landscapes on 2 sides of the road. Riding along the Da River can remind you of the routes on the Ho Chi Minh trail when we ride along the coastal lines.
After crossing the Da River by ferry, our motorbike crew will head up to Moc Chau plateau, which is really well-known for the enormous tea plantations and the cooling weather year around.
After a simple lunch in the restaurant, motorcycle tours northern Vietnam will ride southward to Mai Chau valley, on the old road named Hua Tat pass- a famous path constructed during the French colonization time.
We will finish the northern Vietnam motorbike tour in Mai Chau at late afternoon and have one night staying here in the homestay of local people.
Day 6: Mai Chau – Tan Ky: 270 km (B,L,D – Hotel stay)
Today will be the first steps on Ho Chi Minh legendary trail motorbike tour. After farewell to local host, we will ride on the rugged roads and then enjoy the winding pass along the Ma River until we reach Cam Thuy for lunch.
After that, we will ride on the easy path of Ho Chi Minh trail to Tan Ky town and check in at the hotel around 5 pm.
“Tan Ky town is considered as the starting point of this legendary Trail- Ho Chi Minh Trail. This was the gathering place of army forces and the starting point to transport foods and stuffs to the battle fields in the south of Vietnam. Currently, it is a small town located near the Ho Chi Minh town, where still imprints a heroic past of Vietnam history”
After the breakfast, we continue the motorcycle tour on legendary Ho Chi Minh trail with many marvelous scenery on 2 sides of road.
Our motorbike crew hits the road to Phong Nha-Ke Bang, the national park with the biggest and largest cave ever recorded in the world. Phong Nha-Ke Bang was recognized as the natural world heritage since 2003, with the special and unique karst formation for a long time (400 million years ago). Passing through many changes in geological structures, tourists can see the massive and huge cave with the glorious stalagmites inside the cave.
If we can reach Phong Nha-Ke Bang early, we will have time to enjoy the boat tour on the river to some underground river caves.
Day 8: Phong Nha – Khe Sanh: 240 km (B,L,D – Hotel)
This western side of Ho Chi Minh trail was very special in the war because it could not be found in the war by American soldiers so it was not bombarded or destroyed in Vietnam War. This route cuts through the Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park for more than 200km. You can enjoy the sound of forests and mountains when riding through this peaceful and quiet area.
After riding through Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park, our motorcycle team will take a drop in Khe Sanh US Marine Base, which used to be a severe battlefield in the war time, to know and understand more about the hard periods of local people here.
The long day will be ended up in a hotel nearby. Enjoy your night before we kick off for the next interesting days with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia crew.
Today, Vietnam motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh trail will ride from the west to the east on the big roads, get closer to the coastal areas of Vietnam and see many historical places such as Museum of 17th parallel, the boundary between the North and the South of Vietnam in the war periods, Hien Luong bridge, Vinh Moc tunnel, etc..
Our motorbike team continues to ride along the highway No.1 from Quang Tri to Hue. We will reach Hue at roughly 4:30 pm and ends the 9th day with Vietnam motorcycle tour on Ho Chi Minh trail
“Vinh Moc is a tunnel complex located in Quang Tri, Vietnam. This one was in a strategic location, served as a bomb shelter for local people in Son Trung and Son Ha communes of Vinh Linh districts in the Vietnamese Demilitarized zone. The people were believed to support foods and other stuffs for North Vietnamese garrison on the Con Co Island.
The American soldier wanted to suppress local people and forced them to leave but the residents had nowhere to go. They decided to move the village underground 10m but the American forces designed bombs that burrowed down 10m. Finally, villagers decided to dig more to the depth of 30m. This construction was started in 1966 and used until 1972. They lived here like normal, with the kitchens, rooms for living. Around 60 families lived in that tunnel with roughly 17 children were born here”
Day 10: Discover the Hidden Charm of Hue: (B,L – Hotel )
Option 1: you can sightsee Hue city on the bus tour to visit some famous sites in and around Hue city, and spend another half day for leisure activities.
Option 2: Enjoy the riding on motorbike through all the famous attractions, including the citadel and systems of pagodas and King’s tombs in the suburban areas. You can enjoy the stunning gastronomy of Hue for dinner, in your free time.
“Hue is famous for the system of historical relics, which have set this city stably on the global travelling map. The most famous one is Hue citadel, lying on the northern bank of Perfume River, which was constructed as arc defensive ramparts of 11km length. This complex includes many small architectural works showing the life of Emperors and their relatives and family in the Nguyen dynasty. Many compartments and houses in the Hue citadel which were used to be destroyed in the world are currently being reconstructed.
Along the Perfume river, you can see many tombs of Kings and Lords; leaning on the mountain and looking to the river; such as Minh Mang tomb, Tu Duc tomb, KhaiDinh tomb, etc
There are also many French-style buildings in the bank of Perfume River such as Quoc Hoc high school, the oldest and most famous high school in Vietnam, Hue Royal Antiquities Museum”.
Day 11: Hue – Hoi An: 170 km (B,L)
Coming to the last day with Vietnam motorcycle tour on Ho Chi Minh trail, we will have fascinating moments when riding in the coastal roads. In the morning, after getting out of this romantic city, we will ride to Thuan An beach, the famous one in Hue.
After that, we keep following the highway 1 and ride to Hoi An. Our motorbike crew will pass many fishing villages, the Hai Van pass, which is considered as the most marvelous and glorious pass in Vietnam with the stunning view to the Lang Co bay and the ocean. It is the difference between northern Vietnam motorbike tour and Vietnam motorcycle trip on Ho Chi Minh trail.
We will come to Hoi An around 4:00 pm and end the 11 day tour with the experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia. Hopefully, you did enjoy a long motorbike tour with us through many beautiful places along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail.