North-East Vietnam Ride
Within 6 days and 5 nights, we will take you to a scenic area and meet friendly people. For a long time, Vietnamese people called this warm North-East Vietnam. You ride through stunning mountain roads, take in great views, and also meet many authentic hill tribes. All in all, it’s one of the trips you should put on your must-do list for Vietnam.
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Day 1: Hanoi – Na Khan. ~180 km, ~8 h.
Today is the first day of this Standard Northeast In 6 Days Motorbiking ride. To get out of Hanoi safely, we will have a short briefing to let you know about the rules. In addition, the guide will show you how to understand him by his body language. Finally, we start around 9.30am after the rush hour.
You ride from Hanoi, heading North to Na Khan through Thai Nguyen. In general, the road is sealed almost all the way. However, the last part (10 kilometres) is wild and bumpy. Na Khan is a Tay village, lost in the middle of the primitive forest. Mr. Lo, chief of the village will welcome us to his house.
Day 2: Na Khan – Ba Be. ~50 km, ~2 h.
A short drive from Na Khan to Ba Be on a bumpy road. Then we have lunch at our captain’s house (Mr. Dang, we call him Zi Dang. Regrettably, he passed away in 2009 but his son will continue his business). Easy boating on the lake and river. Go to the market (if it is the day you arrive). Stop at the waterfall, beautiful swim, etc. Ong pirate, the chief of Dau Dang waterfall where we enjoy dinner. Down the waterfall, we could visit the village and a small school (only a few pupils during the summer). Spend the night in a stilt house.
Day 3: Ba Be – Quang Hoa. ~170 km, ~8 h.
Cross Ba Be lake to come back to our captain’s house. Then a beautiful ride up to Cao Bang province. There are a few passes from where you can dominate the area. The road is easy, however, there are many curves. While riding, we can stop a lot to take photos. Altogether, with stops for drinks and food, it should be an 8-hour journey. Finally, ride 1 more hour to reach the beautiful village of Quang Hoa, in the middle of a mountain cirque. This is the territory of Nung An people. Spend the night at our friend’s house in Quang Uyen.
Day 4: Quang Hoa – Ban Gioc – Quang Hoa. ~100 km, ~2 h.
Having obtained permission from the border police, we make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfalls. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50 m high falls hit the river.
In fact, Ban Gioc waterfalls are at its best in the rainy season. In other words, June to October is the best time to see this natural wonder.
Day 5: Quang Hoa – Lang Son. ~180 km, ~6 h.
The first part of the road via That Khe and Dong Khe is really challenging, especially after the rain. However, the landscape is rewarding and breathtaking. Stay in Lang Son, a place that very few of our clients resists buying cheap Chinese products like toys or electronics.
Day 6: Lang Son – Hanoi. ~160 km, ~5 h. End of North-East Vietnam.
One straight road back to Hanoi on the new Highway 1B. In general, there is nothing special about this day, just an easy riding day. Still, we could visit some pagodas or traditional villages if you wish. These are everywhere in Lang Son and Bac Ninh provinces.
Alternatively, you can ride on some country roads along the Highway 1B.
End 6 days North-East Vietnam around 4pm, just before rush hours.