Gravel Heroes

OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE: NORTH VIETNAM 14 – 25.04.2024

NORTH VIETNAM OFF-ROAD
BASIC INFORMATION
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
PRICE INCLUDES / NOT INCLUDES
OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE: NORTH VIETNAM 14 – 25.04.2024
PRICE: 3200 €  
BOOKING FEE: 25%

MOTORCYCLE:


Kawasaki KLX230 or 250. Motorcycle rental is included in the tour price.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:


Northwest Vietnam is absolutely remarkable because of its rugged mountain ranges, green valleys and famous rice terraces, that together provide a unique backdrop for our tour. The mountains can reach up to 3000 m above sea level, and the valleys are extremely steep and deep. This motorcycle ride is especially designed for off-road lovers! But it is not only about riding: rich cultural diversity and many ethnic minorities living in the area enables visitors to experience a totally different Vietnam. This tour is far from the beaten touristic routes but absolutely spectacular!

We will spend part of our journey on single tracks, going in and out of valleys, following rice terraces and rivers. It will be steep and narrow at times, but an absolute thrill! Prior off-road experience and good bike control will help riders make the most of this tour. Expect steep climbs, descents, sometimes mud, rocky passages, technical sections and of course river crossings!

After the tour, there is the option to enjoy a well deserved break: one of the most iconic cruises of Asia aboard a 5 star boat in the famous HaLong Bay. Even for those more into motorcycling than cruising, it is an unforgettable experience and a terrific way to cap off the North Vietnam off-road tour.

START:

14 April 2024 / Hanoi, Vietnam

END:

25 April 2024 / Hanoi, Vietnam

NUMBER OF DAYS AND NIGHTS:

12 days / 11 nights

NUMBER OF RIDING DAYS:

9 riding days

TOUR TYPE:

Gravel Heroes

TYPE OF ROADS:

20% paved / 80% gravel

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

8 / 10

MIN./ MAX. NUMBER OF BIKES:

Min. 6 / Max .12

Available

FULL PRICE: 3200 €
 

Choose your options:


DETAILS OF THE TOUR


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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nature and landscape
  • Rice terraces
  • Cultural minorities & mountain villages
  • Off the beaten track itinerary and single tracks
  • Traditional boat / ferry crossing
  • Hoan Lien Son mountain range
  • O Ouy Ho Pass
  • Mai Chau
  • Hanoi old quarter
  • Ha Giang
  • Pho Bang
  • Ba Be Lake
  • local Vietnamese cuisine
  • Optional 5* cruise in Halong Bay
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WEATHER:

The weather at this time of year is generally good and sunny – it is the period with the least amount of rainfall during the whole year. It is still not very hot and the temperatures in the mountains. However, be also prepared for the rain. North Vietnam weather can be capricious because of the mountains.

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MOTORCYCLE GEAR:

Wearing adequate riding gear is an individual responsibility. We strongly recommend “adventure” type boots or even better, motocross boots for this ride. Bring your own gear.

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LUGGAGE:

We will be traveling light. Try not to take more than one 20kg luggage piece. It should be dust & water proof. For riding days take with you a small backpack or waterproof bag, with straps.

IMPORTANT, REMEMBER:

Each participant must organize an entry visa for Vietnam, if required. We will provide you with necessary guidelines.

You must have an international driving license.

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE:

2500m

meters above seal level

DAY BY DAY TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1: 14.04
Arrival to Hanoi. Transfer to Lao Cai by bus with private cabins, arrival around 22:00 & transfer to hotel.

DAY 2: 15.04 (140km)
Lao Cai – Bac Ha – Xin Man

DAY 3: 16.04 (160km)
Xin Man – Ho Thau

DAY 4: 17.04 (150km)
Ho Thau – Quan Ba

DAY 5: 18.04 (160km)
Quan Ba – Bao Lac

DAY 6: 19.04 (160km)
Bao Lac – Ba Be

DAY 7: 20.04 (200km)
Ba Be – Nui Thung

DAY 8: 21.04 (160km)
Nui Thung – Cao Bang

DAY 9: 22.04 (150km)
Cao bang – Bac Son

DAY 10: 23.04 (160km)
Bac Son – Bai Chay (Halong)

DAY 11: 24.04
Transfer to Hanoi by private minibus or optional luxury cruise in Halong bay.

DAY 12: 25.04
Fly out

 

The itinerary may be subject to change due to political or social reasons or weather conditions.

YOUR OPINIONS

FROM GOOGLE

Krzysztof Roszkowski
Krzysztof Roszkowski
2023-12-11
Z Motobirds miałem przyjemność zwiedzić w listopadzie Radżastan. Organizacja wyprawy na najwyższym poziomie, trasy były profesjonalnie przygotowane. Każdy dzień był wspaniałą przygodą. Atmosfera była bardzo przyjacielska wręcz rodzinna. Na pewno wybiorę się jeszcze z nimi na niejedna wyprawę.
zali morcom
zali morcom
2023-10-05
Best thing I have EVER done! I loved every second of this trip!! Every detail was so well organised and I knew what to expect at every point, from route planning to the altitude to prepare for. Our support crew were amazing! We were always safe and well looked after. Anything we needed they made it happen. Every time I got off my bike, someone was there just in case I needed some assistance. If there were tricky sections, they were planned out with people to provide assistance getting through. The support was wonderful, it was just a great vibe all round. Accommodation was great, always clean and comfortable. Same for the food, it was always amazing. Bikes were awesome and well maintained at all times by our trip mechanic. THE VIEWS! I came for the views & I got way more than what I bargained for! Many times I caught myself tearing up in my goggles as we rode through the most incredible scenery I have ever come across. It was UNREAL, it actually didn’t look real it was just that beautiful 😍 You have to see it for yourself, there is absolutely nothing like it! Thank you Ola & Team for the best best memories ever!
Marius Bochynski
Marius Bochynski
2023-09-18
MotoBirds team did wonderful job organizing and executing impot of my two antique motorcycles from Europe to United States. They had plenty of professional and experienced stuff who picked up the bikes from my house, delivered them to shipping facilities and package them in shipping crates. Throughout the process communication was outstanding and they also updated me with pictures of my motorcycles just prior to shipping. Thank you MotoBirds for bringing my dream to reality!
Mariusz Nalbert
Mariusz Nalbert
2023-09-09
Świetna ekipa z doświadczeniem. Wszystko znakomicie zorganizowane. Sami tego tak nie ogarnięcie i nie będziecie mieć takiego towarzystwa!
Grzegorz Olczak
Grzegorz Olczak
2023-09-07
Wspólnie z Moto Birds byłem na moto-przygodzie w Himalajach. Organizacja, przygotowane trasy, opieka, atmosfera na najwyższym poziomie. Ola, Guy i Mat wykonali kawał dobrej roboty, za to dzięki... Zdecydowanie polecam, satysfakcja i emocje gwarantowane 🙂 Ja z pewnością wybiorę się na kolejną wyprawę z Moto Birds 👍
Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz
Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz
2023-09-07
Żadne słowa nie oddadzą mojej fascynacji wyjazdem z MotoBirds. Niecałe 2 tygodnie temu wróciłam z Indii - podróży życia. Jestem wręcz oczarowana profesjonalizmem z jakim całość została zorganizowana. Opieka przed wyjazdem, wsparcie podczas podróży, organizacja noclegów, posiłków, wybór tras. Bardzo, bardzo za wszystko dziękuję ❤ PS Najlepszym dowodem mojej opinii, jest planowanie kolejnych wypraw z MotoBirds 😁 Z serca polecam.
Tomasz Solid
Tomasz Solid
2023-09-07
Jest pomysł, jest jakość i odpowiedzialność. Każdy na takiej wyprawie prócz tego co w umowie, znajdzie wiele wiecej, zależnie od wrażliwości i życiowego doświadczenia. Ja mam poczucie długu do tej ekipy ale zamierzam go spłacić na jakiejś następnej wyprawie. Himalaje 2023
Paweł Szczecki
Paweł Szczecki
2023-09-07
Great service and unforgettable trip to India, highly recommended!
Gemma Sturt
Gemma Sturt
2023-09-07
Fantastic experience with MotoBirds in India/Himalayas this summer. The guide, accomodation and bikes were all excellent and I'm looking forward to rebooking another trip as soon as I'm able!
Viktória Hroncová
Viktória Hroncová
2023-09-07
Very well planned and organized adventures. Ola is a great (and fun!) guide, I definitely recommend joining her on any of the trips she offers.

PRICE INCLUDES:

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MOTORCYCLE

KLX230 -250 Kawasaki
PRZEWODNIK

GUIDE

Assistance of a MotoBirds guide on a motorbike, local guide and a mechanic, both on motorbikes.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

SUPPORT CAR

A support car will assist us during the tour. Our luggage will be loaded in the car. The price includes fuel for the support car and driver expenses.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

MOTORBIKE MAINTENANCE

Daily maintenance and periodic service are included in the tour price.
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

Accommodation in 2* and 3* hotels, guesthouses or villas, in double or triple rooms. All meals are included (except lunch and dinner in Hanoi). On request, subject to availability, it is possible to stay in a single room: EUR 550 total (excluding optional cruise).
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

TRANSPORT TO/FROM THE HOTEL

Airport transfers, transfer from Halong to Hanoi and the transfer from Hanoi to Lao Cai are included in the tour price, provided your arrival date is on the tour program dates. Individual transfer can be organized on different dates, but is not included in the tour price (60 EUR / transfer).
WIZY I DOKUMENTY

PERMITS

Permit for Ha Giang bordering area.
WIZY I DOKUMENTY

ACTIVITIES

Rice field landscapes, terraced rice fields, mountains, off-road itinerary designed for adventure lovers, remote china border area.

DOKUMENTY

INSURANCE

  • Basic travel insurance.
  • Tourist Guarantee Fund fee.
  • Tourist Support Fund fee.

IMPORTANT: For an additional fee, there is an option to independently extend the insurance within the Signal Iduna Safe Travels and/or Global Rescue partner offer. The price of the tour includes basic travel insurance.

ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

PICTURES & GPX TRACKS FROM THE TOUR

After the tour participants will receive photos of the tour, GPX tracks of the route.
ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

WELCOME PACK

Each Participant will receive a welcome pack, which includes, among other items: MotoBirds stickers, tour stickers, a detailed program, the list of hotels and a tour souvenir.

PRICE NOT INCLUDES:

  • Airline tickets (tickets should not be bought until the organizer confirms the completion of the minimum group size).
  • Tourist entry visa, if required ($40).
  • Covid tests and / or vaccinations, if required.
  • Medical expenses not covered by standard MotoBirds insurance.
  • Costs related to the transport of a participant to the nearest medical center, in case of injury, illness, inability or unwillingness to continue the tour.
  • Costs related to the transport of the participant’s motorcycle to the finish point of the tour, in case the motorcycle or the participant cannot continue the tour due to the fault of the participant.
  • Additional, recommended Global Rescue coverage.
  • Motorcycle fuel (200 EUR to be paid at the start of tour).
  • Motorcycle refundable security deposit OR non-refundable damage waiver.
  • Lunches and dinners in Hanoi.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Entrance tickets to optional tourist attractions: optional 1 night, 2 days HaLong Bay cruise on the 5* ship and group transfer from HaLong Bay to Hanoi, and to the airport: 265 EUR / person, in twin or double room or 330 EUR in single room.
  • Local SIM card (20 EUR) upon request.

DEPOSIT FOR THE MOTORCYCLE:

$500 refundable security deposit. Cash payment on site. If the damage to the motorcycle exceeds the amount of the deposit, the driver must pay the difference.
OR
$180 non-refundable damage waiver covering all damages to the motorcycle, including total loss.

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