North East Loop (Minimum 6 Days) The North East loop region is less traveled than the North West and Ha Giang regions. As such, you will find it much quieter and less developed. The scenery is beautiful Karst and the long border with China means that there is quite a diverse mix of cultures. There […]
Northwest Loop (10 days) A classic loop fitting in the historical sites in Dien Bien Phu and some fantastic mountain passes. Then up to Sa Pa and Fansipan before heading downstream to Hanoi. It is best to take a minimum of 6 days for this 10-12 to make it very leisurely. Some years ago, it […]
South West Loop (Minimum 4 Days) In many ways, this is a beginner’s ride. The length is short. It is close to Hanoi. The roads are good. However, there is quite a lot of traffic in some areas and so caution is advised. You will get into the countryside quite quickly and it can seem […]
Ha Giang Loop (Minimum 6 Days) The Ha Giang Loop is the best of what Vietnam has to offer. When is the best time to visit Ha Giang? It is quickly being overrun by tourism and the time to experience it is now. Many agree that this is the Vietnamese ‘Mecca’ for touring and with […]
Central North Loop (Minimum 10 Days) This is a full-on route that is going to see your head from the lowlands to the highlands and back. It is seriously massive and should not be attempted by anyone who hasn’t’ don this kind of thing before. It isn’t about the difficulty of the ride, road or […]
The North is the BEST No matter what anyone says, the North is the place to be if you wish to take a motorbike tour in Vietnam. Everyone can take part as there are routes for all levels and you can mix and match these routes and see the places you want to see as […]
Ba Vi National Park is only 60 km away from Hanoi and is a great place to escape the oppressive heat of the city. You can drive out and back in one day and still have time to explore. You also have the option to stay overnight and experience everything the park has to offer […]
Have you ever heard of the North Shore? Well, get ready for a surprise as the Hoa Binh Lake has a northern shore which is rarely visited by the hoards of backpackers, bikers and young Vietnamese ‘dan phuot’. There are quiet, winding roads that skirt along the lake and a whole host of friendly locals. […]
The Northeast Vietnam Loop is a favorite of motorcyclists around the world, and it links seamlessly with the Ha Giang Extreme North Loop, to the west. Here you’ll find the full guide.
In this comprehensive guide, we share places to stay and eat, and things to see and do on the Ho Chi Minh Road.