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Dinosaur Loop
Four national parks and the Dinosaur Spine.
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Vietnam Motorcycle Tour Map - 7 Day Dinosaur Loop - Rentabike Vietnam - White


7 Days, 6 Nights
860 km
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Experience the quieter side of Vietnam! Ride through and stay in four of Vietnam's most serene national parks and nature reserves: Cuc Phuong, Pu Luong, Xuan Son and Ta Xua. Check out some of north Vietnam's awesome mountains, forests, valleys and jungles, and traverse the famous Dinosaur's Spine single track at the top of Ta Xua mountain.

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Ho Mac in Cuc Phuong National Park
150 km
4 hours
following the Red River down to Hung Yen; Cuc Phuong National Park
This is a fairly long ride and serves as an introduction to the roads and traffic of Vietnam. We take it slowly at first and get out of Hanoi quickly. It isn’t long before we are on smaller winding roads and the pressure is off. From then on we get to keep one eye on the road and the other on the interesting sights of Vietnamese life. Once we get to the park you will appreciate the peace and quiet, which will seem awkward at first, trust me :)
arriving in Pu Luong Nature Reserve
120 km
4 hours
Pu Luong Valley
This is a long drive and we need to be up and out early if we are to visit any of the conservation centres AND make it to our homestay before dark. We skirt the national park and take a few back roads before entering the nature reserve and getting to our secluded homestay.
handlebars and a Mai Chau dirt road
80 km
3 hours
back roads behind Mai Chau; H'Mong country
This is a short hop which means we do not need to rush and that we can take a detour if needed. There is plenty of time for pit stops, selfies, and group photos on what are very quiet roads. We may even be able to see the locals producing bamboo items such as toothpicks and chopsticks.
Hoa Binh Water Park, Hoa Binh Lake
90 km
4 hours
Hang Kia back roads; Go Lao waterfall; boat across Hoa Binh Lake
Today, we head up to the Hoa Binh Dam Lake and hop across to Da Bac. From there we can head for Xuan Son which is another peaceful oasis that gets very few visitors. Here we have the chance to visit the caves or swim in the freshwater spring before feasting on a delicious home-cooked meal.
Ta Xua Lu Tre Homestay-looking North towards the dinosaur spine
180 km
6 hours
Bac Son back roads; Ta Xua Valley; Dinosaur Spine
Now, we head up into the hills and it may get a little chilly. However, it means we get to see the spectacular views in Ta Xua and the ‘dinosaur spine’. We stay at the highest homestay in the park and have an early night so that we can get up early for ‘cloud hunting’ and to view the often spectacular sunrise.
Xuân Sơn National Park Vietnam
100 km
4 hours
Xuan Son National Park
Back down the hill and we retrace some of yesterdays route before heading South down to the Black River and then up to the often misty Moc Chau Plateau. We stay in a secluded homestay nestled amid fields of Peach and Plum trees. This is especially beautiful in Spring.
Black River Loop Dave coming off the ferry
140 km
5 hours
quiet roads along the Black and Red Rivers
This is the home run and quite a long one it is too. We can take a small detour along the Hoa Binh Lake but the majority of this is fast tarmac as we need to make good time. We still get to see a few new sites along the way and many seasonal fruits being sold on the roadside. We will make it back to Hanoi in time for our farewell dinner and drinks.