Military Sweep

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

Military Sweep: 7 Day Motorcycle Tour

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

Sapa's central square

Tour Info

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.

(This map’s just to give you an idea: your tour guide will take you on all sorts of roads you can’t find on the map!)


  • cruising down the Black River to visit Hoa Binh Dam
  • home cooking in authentic hill tribe villages
  • spectacular views in In Dien Bien Phu, Sin Ho, and Sa Pa
  • visit the historic war sites in Dien Bien Phu
  • a chance to summit Fansipan 
  • meet a wide range of ethnic people including: Thai, Hmong, Dao, and Lo Lo
  • visit the most famous battlegrounds and museums of the Indo China War 
  • private minibus on final day, to avoid driving the highway
  • farewell meal and drinks on our final evening

Bike Choices

Honda XR 150 - front right angle

Honda XR

150cc Dual Sport

Honda Future - front right angle

Honda Future

125cc Semi-Auto

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