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OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE: NORTH VIETNAM 20 – 30.03.2025

NORTH VIETNAM OFF-ROAD
BASIC INFORMATION
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
PRICE INCLUDES / NOT INCLUDES
OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE: NORTH VIETNAM 20 – 30.03.2025
PRICE: 3300 €  
BOOKING FEE: 25%

MOTORCYCLE:


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

TOUR DESCRIPTION:


North and North – East 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 Ha Long 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:

20 March 2025 / Hanoi, Vietnam

END:

30 March 2025 / Hanoi, Vietnam

NUMBER OF DAYS AND NIGHTS:

11 days / 10 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: 3300 €
 

Choose your options:


DETAILS OF THE TOUR


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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Riding on selected best single tracks, rice terraces and caves
  • Cultural minorities & mountain villages
  • Off the beaten track itinerary
  • Traditional boat / ferry crossing
  • Hanoi old quarter
  • Classic Russian car GAZ tour in Hanoi
  • Ha Giang area
  • Pho Bang
  • Ba Be Lake boat cruise
  • Nui Mat Than
  • local Vietnamese cuisine
  • Optional cruise on 5* boat on Ha Long 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.

The difficulty level of the route can increase up to 10 depending on the weather and atmospheric conditions.

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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 issued by the local authorities according to the 1968 Convention.

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE:

2500m

meters above seal level

DAY BY DAY TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1: (20.03)
Arrival in Hanoi. Classic Russian car GAZ tour in the old town. Welcome dinner.

DAY 2: (21.03)
Hanoi – Bac Son. Motorbike riding through the caves – tunnels!

DAY 3: (22.03)
Bac son – Tra Linh. Unconventional night in the nature by Nui Mat Than.

DAY 4; (23.03)
Tra Linh – Ba Be. Boat cruise on Ba Be Lake and visit the semi-wet cave.

DAY 5: (24.03)
Ba Be – Bao Lac. Single tracks.

DAY 6: (25.03)
Bao Lac – Dong Van. Motorbike transfer by bamboo ferry. Special ride on Sky Trail (steep and narrow single track).

DAY 7: (26.03)
Dong Van – Quan Ba. Special ride on Goat Trail (steep and narrow single track)

DAY 8: (27.03)
Quan Ba – Vinh Quang. Off Road riding on wild single track along the Chinese border.

DAY 9: (28.03)
Vinh Quang – Xi Man. Off Road riding through rice terraces.

DAY 10: (29.03)
Xi Man – Bac Ha – Lao Cai. Off Road riding through single tracks. Handover of the motorbikes in Lao Cai. Transfer to Hanoi by luxury sleeping bus.

DAY 11: (30.03)
Departure from Hanoi.

Optional extra paid – Ha Long Bay Luxury cruise on 5* boat La Regina Cruises, 2 days + 1 night. If you choose this option:

DAY 11: (30.03)
Early morning transfer by private minivan to Ha Long Bay. Around 11.30 check in on the boat. Cruise on the Ha Long Bay with arranged activities and optional massage and SPA. Night on the boat.

Day 12: (31.03)
Around 11.30 am check out from the boat. Transfer by private minivan to Hanoi, lunch in Hanoi. Evening transfer to the airport. Fly out.

Important: if you choose this option your flight out of Hanoi cannot be earlier than 18.30 pm on 31.03.2025.

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

Kawasaki KLX230 or 250, or Honda CRF 250.
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 and the transfer from Lao Cai to Hanoi 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

  • Bamboo ferry crossings with motorbikes.
  • Ba Bee Lake boat tour.
  • Motorbike riding in the caves.
  • Jeep tour in Hanoi.
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 and a commemorative poster.
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 (for two weeks around 40 USD) – visa is organized online by each Participant.
  • 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 centre, 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. due to Participant fault.
  • Motorcycle fuel (200 EUR to be paid at the start of the tour).
  • Motorcycle refundable security deposit OR non-refundable damage waiver.
  • Local SIM card (20 EUR) upon request.
  • Lunches and dinners in Hanoi.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Optional 1 night, 2 days Ha Long Bay cruise on the 5* ship, together with a transfer from Ha Long Bay to Hanoi, and to the airport: 280 EUR / person, in twin or double room or 340 EUR in single room.

DEPOSIT FOR THE MOTORCYCLE:

OPTION 1: 500 EUR 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
OPTION 2: 180 EUR non-refundable damage waiver covering all damages to the motorcycle, including total loss.

It is upon each participant’s discretion to choose one of the above.

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