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Ta Xua Lu Tre Homestay- one of the lookout posts

Mountain Hop

Ha Noi – Da Bac - Ta Xua - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ha Noi

This is an easy loop that can be tailored to the needs of any rider. If you want smooth tarmac and plenty of time to take in the views, chat to the locals, and hang out in the villages, it can be arranged. We visit two nature reserves and see a host of ethnic villagers. Alternatively, if you want a little more excitement on some tricky off-piste road, it is out there for you.

riding fast past a corn field in Mai Chau

South by Southwest

Ha Noi - Pu Luong - Mai Chau - Da Bac - Xuan Son - Ha Noi

This is an easy loop that can be tailored to the needs of any rider. If you want smooth tarmac and plenty of time to take in the views, chat to the locals, and hang out in the villages, it can be arranged. Alternatively, if you want a little more excitement on some tricky off-piste road, it is out there for you.

fun wee road in Mai Chau

Reservation Hop

Ha Noi - Pu Luong - Mai Chau - Ta Xua - Xuan Son - Da Bac - Ha Noi

This is a relatively easy loop that takes us through 4 nature reserves and on some pretty rough road, if we wish. It can be tailored to the needs of any rider on any bike. There is a good mix of on and off-road available and some great scenic spots for selfies and landscape photos. You’ll see a mix of lowland tribes and visit several nature reserves and protected forests.

the smaller section of Ban Gioc Waterfall

Waterfall Run

Ha Noi - Bac Son - Cao Bang x2 - Ba Be x2 - Ha Noi

A large loop taking in 2 of the quieter but still impressive locations in the North: Cao Bang and Ba Be. This tour is designed for those that wish to ride and also wish to hang out with friends and do some sightseeing. You have the choice of stilt houses or hotels (we suggest mixing it up) and of having hard or easy days on the bike. A very pleasurable tour that can be easily tailored to all wants and needs.

looking west to the sunset in ta xua lu tre homestay

Dinosaur Loop

Ha Noi - Cuc Phuong - Pu Luong - Mai Chau - Da Bac - Ta Xua - Xuan Son - Hanoi

This tour takes you through 4 national parks and nature reserves. You will view some virgin forests and be able to visit some conservation areas and projects. On top of this, the tour takes you through some of the most scenic areas where you will get great selfies and be blown away by the view, especially if we can get to ‘cloud hunt’. This tour is easily manageable for all levels of rider and can be scaled up for those who want more of a challenge. However, visiting some of the lesser-visited areas in Vietnam is the key to this one.

sunset in Sapa, North Vietnam

Military Sweep

Ha Noi - Moc Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Muong Lay - Lai Chau - Sa Pa - Ha Noi

The main aim of this tour is to see the historical military sites that pertain to the French occupation of Indochina. As such, we tend to make most headway on tarmac roads with short forays off the beaten track simply to spice up the trip. We can tailor this to more or less dirt if needed and we will listen to the group on this. There is a good mix of easy and more challenging road conditions as well as scenery and local ethnic people. You will sweep westwards and upwards before looping northwards to Sa Pa with the chance to summit the ‘Roof of Indochina’ AKA Fansipan.

the mountains outside Dong Van

Due North

Ha Noi - Yen Bai - Ha Giang - Yen Minh - Dong Van - Du Gia - Ba Be - Bac Kan - Hanoi

This is a tour that offers the best Vietnam has to offer in terms of motorbiking, scenery and ethnic culture. Ha Giang is known for being the ‘top’ province in Vietnam and we spend a good deal of time up there. We get to visit some fabulous historic sites, see some stunning views and hang out in some very chilled spots. All whilst experiencing a vastly different culture to our own.

the road down into Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Run to the Sun

Ha Noi - Pu Luong - Tan Ky - Phong Nha x2 - Khe Sanh - Hue x2 - Danang

This tour takes us halfway down the country and past some of the most interesting Vietnam War sites as well as through some of the pristine jungle that is left on the old Ho Chi Minh Trail. This is a great tour for anyone who is interested in military history and also for those who are up for some fun in the caves of Phong Nha. We can spend time in historical Hue and then the majestic Hai Van Pass or opt for more jungle riding by way of P’Rao in the highlands. 

Ta Xua Lu Tre Homestay-looking North towards the dinosaur spine

Cloud Hunter

Ha Noi - Pu Luong - Mai Chau - Ta Xua - Tram Tau - Mu Cang Chai - Than Uyen - Sa Pa - Ban Ho - Ha Noi

The main aim of this tour is to get from Hanoi to Sa Pa. Along the way we take in some of the most scenic routes in northern Vietnam. We call it Cloud Hunter due to the number of times you will find yourself above cloudbase looking at a blanket of white clouds below you. We pass through several nature reserves and more isolated areas where you will only see local people. The riding is not easy but it is fun and helps work up a good thirst 🙂

the view of Ba Be Lake from a homestay

Lake Loop

Ha Noi - Xuan Son - Thac Ba - Ba Be x2 - Ban Gioc x2 - That Khe - Bac Son - Ha Noi

Visit the national parks and the lakes in the northern region. We have a couple of free days that allow us to see the sights in a couple of places so this trip is not all riding. On these free days, we can arrange riding or other activities such as boating, visiting some sights/caves and it can be a welcome rest for any sore spots. A lot of history and interesting places are seen on this tour so it’s one for those who like to learn a lot.

The scenic QL4C from Dong Van to Meo Vac - Ha Giang - Dustin Silvey

Along the Border

Ha Noi - That Khe - Quang Uyen - Cao Bang - Ba Be - Meo Vac - Dong Van - Hoang Su Phi - Si Ma Cai - Bac Ha - Lao Cai / Ha Noi

The main aim of this tour is to skirt along Vietnam’s northern border with China and to visit the mountainous karst region. Along the way, you will see a large number of different ethnic tribal people at markets and also going about their daily life. You will venture high into the mountains where it can be quite cold and even snow. All in all, this is a great tour for anyone seeking to visit the less visited places in northern Vietnam.

Lang cave (hang lang) hiding in the undergrowth, xuan son national park

Military March

Ha Noi - Pu Luong - Moc Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu x2 - Sin Ho - Lai Chau - Sa Pa x2- Lao Cai / Ha Noi

This tour takes you to some of the most important sites of the French Indochina War and then on up to Sa Pa and Fansipan. You’ll visit several key passes and battle sites and get the chance to visit the Dien Bien War Museum. After that, you’ll head north to the hill station Sa Pa and have the chance to summit Fansipan the highest mountain in Vietnam.

Ba Na Hills, outside Danang

High to Low

Ha Noi - Sa Pa - Ngoc Chien - Phu Yen - Pu Luong - Tan Ky - Phong Nha x2 - Khe Sanh - Hue x2- Da Nang

This tour takes us from the mountains to the beach. It is a great one for those who want to see a great range of what Vietnam has to offer. We start off in the famous Sa Pa and descend into the Red River Delta before heading up into the hills on the border with Laos following the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We see a lot of hill tribe people and several war remnant sites from the Vietnam War. For those that have the time and inclination, there is a great deal to see and experience on this tour.

view of a river in bao lac cao bang

Northern Hold Out

Ha Noi - Thac Ba - Na Hang - Nam Dam - Du Gia - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac - Cao Bang - Ba Be x2 - Ha Noi

This your takes you through the central North of Vietnam past some places and roads that are less visited by both local and international tourists. Then, we move on the north north, Ha Giang province, which is considered to be the most beautiful and interesting region of Vietnam for motorbike touring. We then loop back and stop off at the fabulous Ba Be Lake for a day chilling out on the lake. If you are interested in high mountains and beautiful views with a little R and R mixed in, this is the tour for you.

cool windy road between Ha Giang and Dong Van

The Great Loop

Ha Noi - That Khe - Quang Uyen - Pac Bo - Dong Van - Ha Giang - Hoang Su Phi - Sa Pa x2 - Mu Cang Chai - Phu Yen - Pu Luong - Ha Noi

This is a massive tour for those who want to see it all. As the name suggests we take a huge loop over the north of Vietnam from East to West. We ride along the China border and through some of the most picturesque locations taking in the daily lives of the ethnic highlanders. We cover over 1,500km on tarmac, dirt, and single track and each day presents its own challenges. A lot of distance is covered each day so only those who are comfortable in the saddle need apply. We can also extend this further if we wish to visit the war sites of Dien Bien Phu.

Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang, North Vietnam

Eastern Tear Away

Ha Noi - Bac Son - Ban Gioc - Cao Bang - Bao Lac - Dong Van x2 - Du Gia - Hoang Su Phi - Bac Ha - Sa Pa x2 - Ha Noi

This tour takes us on a huge loop of the eastern territories. We see the major sites in north Vietnam such as Bang Gioc Waterfall and the beautiful Ha Giang Provines. Due to it being such a huge loop we pass through several geographic and ethnic regions, which gives us a glimpse of the diverse conditions and cultures in the area. We get to stop and local markets and see some very significant historical sites such as Uncle Ho’s Cave (Pac Bo) and the H’Mong King’s Palace before heading up to the highest peak in Southeast Asia, Fansipan. The route can be tailored to those wishing to ride on tarmac or dirt so all levels of rider can be catered for.