12 Day

Ha Giang Motorcycle Tour

Eastern Tearaway

Hanoi - Bac Son - Ban Gioc - Cao Bang - Bao Lac - Dong Van - Du Gia - Hoang Su Phi - Bac Ha - Sapa - Hanoi

riders taking a sketchy road along the Ma Pi Leng Gorge in Ha Giang

Overview

This is a huge loop of the eastern territories. Experience Bang Gioc Waterfall and Ha Giang, the north’s most famous riding destination. Pass through several geographic and ethnic regions, stop at local markets and visit significant historical sites, including Uncle Ho’s Cave (Pac Bo) and the H’Mong King’s Palace, before heading up to Fansipan, the highest peak in Southeast Asia.
12 Day Ha Giang Motorcycle Tour - Eastern Tearaway - Rentabike Vietnam

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Bac Son

view of the Bac Son valley and some limestone karst peaks
Breakfast in the hotel, up to the shop to collect bikes. Then over Nhat Tan bridge and out of Hanoi as quickly as possible. We need to take the highway for the first half of the day and then stop for lunch. After lunch we turn off onto the smaller road and wind through villages. We take a small detour to a lake to look around and then head for QUinh Son, we stay in a family run homestay in a private room. If time we can climb the hill to look a the view.
Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang, North Vietnam
Out of the village and over the pass to gia binh, then we go thru the cave. Take pics in the cave. We take the back road up to van mich but prob not the dirt road, so we get back on tarmac for that. We head to that khe or dong khe and have lunch there in a local restaurant. We now turn off onto the smaller roads and head for the ban gioc waterfall. There is a lot of karst scenery here and we go through a lot of small villages. We see the fence with china and can take a pic by the border post markers. If time we cna look at the falls and take a boat trip but probably tomorrow morning as it is a shorter day tomorrow.
view of Evil Eye Mountain
We go to the falls if we haven’t already of we look at Tiger cave and then head out to Evil eye maountain. We have lunch in a homestay there and then head over to cao bang on easy road where we stay in a boutique hotel and have dinner in a local restaurant.
the 14 level road in Xuan Truong, Cao Bang
We head to Bao Lac and can take two routes. The road past the 14 story pass is being repaired so we soucl go to the commie cave and then through lung pan bamboo forest and back up the main highway, or we could take the highway and then go through the forest. Lunch is tricky on this stretch so maybe we try to picnic somewhere.
We stay in a small family run hotel near the market and eat in the market in the evening.
Brian in Cao Bang near a military installation
Again two choices we can take the tricky off road that allows us to go on the bamboo ferry or we can take the easy high way which gives us time to get to meo vac for lunch and then visit the ma pi leng pass and the harder route also allows this so long as nothing bad happens
We are moving from lowland karst hills to grand mountain and karst scenery as we ascend on to the karst plateau we stay in the best hotel in town.
We have dinner in a western or an italian restaurant
Lung Cu Flag Tower, in Vietnam's Far North
Exploration day. We get to take a short ride around to see don cao fortress, the border with china and whatever else riders want. Or to chill in the same hotel.
We have dinner in a western or an italian restaurant
the sun on the rocks of Dong Van
We have an easy day winding along the smaller roads inside the loop and stopping at will. There are small goat trails that we can follow. We can visit the waterfall and relax in our resort hotel.
Paul Brooke on the rickety bridge in Hoang Su Phi
A small stretch of bad road where there is road works but then we go on good road to get to ha giang. We can have lunch there. Then we take the highway and a few side roads to get to hoang su phi and look at the unesco world heritage site and its rice terracing.
Xuan Truong valley in northern Vietnam
We take small roads through the hills. Lots of rice terracing, locals and few foreigners in this area. We end up in Bac Ha, hopefully on a saturday night because market is sunday. If not we can visit another market tomorrow there is one every day in thearea. We stay in a boutique homestay.
getting the XR 150 ready to get back on the road again after a picnic lunch in Dong Van, Ha Giang
Visit a market if close and then take the back roads to Sa pa. We stay of the highway and come front he south up the valley throught the rock geopark up to sa pa
We stay in a hotel and we have an exploration day next day, they can visit Ham Rong, the church, fansipan, take a ride to bat xat or silver waterfall. Or chill in the hotel.
the funicular railway Sapa
There is plenty to see in and about the town silver waterfall, rock church, ham long viewpoint and we can go to visit a few of the small villages. We can also take the cable car to the top of fansipan. Generally we hang out in the hotel and have a rest after riding so far.
riding a Honda XR 150 on a fun dirt road near Sapa
we ride down in the morning to Lao Cai and then we have lunch and get on out 6hr vip minibus to hanoi. Go to the hotel for a night. Evening meal and then leave the next day.

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Daily

Total

Rider (XR 150)

$140

$1680

Rider (CRF 300)

$180

$2160

Rider (CB 500X)

$180

$2160

Rider (GS 1250)

$280

$3360

Pillion

$120

$1440

Damage Waiver

$20

$240

Private Room

$40

$480

Support Vehicle*

$150

$1800

* All prices given are per rider except for the support vehicle. The support vehicle is free for groups of 7 or more, otherwise the cost is shared across the group. 

Honda XR 150 motorcycle rental

Engine Type

air cooled, OHC, single cylinder

Displacement

149 cc

Bore X Stroke

57.3 mm x 57.8 mm

Ignition

CDI

Fuel System

20 mm piston valve carburettor

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric with kick starter backup

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic fork, 180 mm axle travel

Rear Suspension

single shock swing arm, 150 mm axle travel

Front Brakes

dual piston caliper, 240 mm disc

Rear Brakes

mechanical drum

Front Tyres

90/90 19

Rear Tyres

110/90 17

Wheelbase

1362 mm

Seat Height

825 mm

Ground Clearance

243 mm

Kerb Weight

129 kg

Fuel Capacity

12 litres

Dimensions

2091 mm (L) x 811 mm (W) x 1125 mm (H)

Honda CRF 300 motorcycle rental

Engine Type

single cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled

Displacement

286 cc

Bore X Stroke

76 mm x 63 mm

Ignition

Full Transistor Digital

Fuel System

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

43 mm telescopic upside down

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

256 mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

220 mm disc, single piston caliper

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

120/80 18

Wheelbase

1455 mm

Seat Height

880 mm

Ground Clearance

285 mm

Kerb Weight

142 kg

Fuel Capacity

7.8 litres

Dimensions

2230 mm (L) x 820 mm (W) x 1200 mm (H)

Honda CB 500X motorcycle rental

Engine Type

liquid cooled parallel-twin four stroke

Displacement

470 cc

Bore X Stroke

67 mm x 66.8 mm

Ignition

PGMI – FI

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

6-speed

Front Suspension

41 mm SFF-BP USD Forks

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

dual 296 mm discs with 4 piston calipers; ABS

Rear Brakes

240 mm disc; ABS

Front Tyres

110/80R19M/C (59H)

Rear Tyres

160/60R17M/C

Wheelbase

1445 mm

Seat Height

830 mm

Ground Clearance

180 mm

Kerb Weight

199 kg

Fuel Capacity

17.7 litres

Dimensions

2,155 mm (L) x 830 mm (W) x 1,410 mm (H)

BMW 1250 GS

Engine Type

air-liquid cooled, twin cylinder, DOHC, boxer engine

Displacement

1255 cc

Bore X Stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm

Ignition

FI

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

12.5:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

6-speed

Front Suspension

BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm

Rear Suspension

single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever

Front Brakes

dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Rear Brakes

single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

Front Tyres

120/70 R19

Rear Tyres

170/60 R17

Wheelbase

1514 mm

Seat Height

850 mm

Ground Clearance

790 mm

Kerb Weight

249 kg

Fuel Capacity

20 litres

Dimensions

2207 mm (L) x 952.5mm (W) x 1430 mm (H)

Daily

Total

Rider (XR 150)

$140

Rider (CRF 300)

$180

Rider (CB 500X)

$180

Rider (GS 1250)

$280

Pillion

$120

Damage Waiver

$20

Private Room

$40

Support Vehicle*

$150

* All prices given are per rider except for the support vehicle. The support vehicle is free for groups of 7 or more, otherwise the cost is shared across the group. 

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Guide

$120/day

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Damage Waiver

$0/day

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Security Deposit

N/A

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Required Docs

passport

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Mileage Limit

unlimited

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Touring

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