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Lake Loop: 9 day motorcycle tour is not like other motorbike trips! You are not only traveling on the breathtaking and jaw-dropping roads of the North of Vietnam! You also get the chance to dig deeper into the places you go!
You will undoubtedly be pleased with it due to nature's magnificence and people's hospitality! Please explore the most beautiful waterfalls in the North and tranquil lakes and seas of history with us!
Without further ado! Let's get started!

9 Day Motorcycle Tour
Crossing the monkey bridge in Ba Be lake area

Lake Loop: 9 Day Motorcycle Tour

Preview Of The Tour

Route: Ha Noi - Xuan Son - Thac Ba - Ba Be - Ban Gioc - That Khe - Bac Son - Ha Noi Motorbike Tours

Duration: 7 Days + 8 Nights

Accommodation: homestays + eco-lodges + hotels

The Lake Loop: 9 day motorcycle tour is about visiting the northern national park and lakes. This vacation is not entirely spent riding because we get a few days free to explore some sites. On relaxing days, we may schedule riding or experiencing other activities, like visiting local attractions, caverns, or boating, which is a pleasant break for your sore body after a long trip. 

Let's jump into the details now!

Day 1: From Hanoi To Xuan Son Motorbike Tour 

Distance: 126 km

Riding time: About 3 hours

We choose the simple road to sneak out of Hanoi, following the Red River, and then via Ba Vi Mountain Range on QL32. 

The road gets us escaping quickly and onto mostly peaceful highways. We follow the smaller rural roads into the Xuan Son National Park, a peaceful retreat sheltered from the mayhem of urban Vietnam. Our guesthouse is the finest in the area. However, the neighborhood may be loud with local tourists. If we have time, we can swim in the nearby swim hole and cave.

From Hanoi To Xuan Son Motorbike Tour 
Long Coc tea hill, Phu Tho province

Day 2: From Xuan Son To Thac Ba Motorcycle Tour

Distance: 126 km

Riding time: About 2.5 hours

Although we follow the calmer routes up to Thac Ba on the second day of the motorbike tour, we don't get quiet riding until the very end. When we put our feet here at Thac Ba lake ( Vu Linh, Yen Binh, Yen Bai ), it is calm and relaxing. You can choose to stay at a homestay to rest or swim or join the boat ride!

From Xuan Son To Thac Ba Motorcycle Tour
Boat ride on scenic Thac Ba lake

Day 3: From Thac Ba To Ba Be Motorbike Tour 

Distance: 179.5 km

Riding time: About 4.5 hours

On the third day, we can take some other smaller roads. Then we possibly ride off-road on some little dirt paths. We will have a chance to experience the daily life of people who live far away from the paved road. 

Tasting the true local people's life will pave the way to authentic life in an area!

From Thac Ba To Ba Be Motorbike Tour 
Enjoyable boat ride on Ba Ba lake

Day 4: Relaxing Day - Ba Be Lake

Distance: Depending on you!

Riding time: Depending on you!

The fourth day is about relaxing, and it is a lake day too! Why? Because you can join all the lake activities, from swimming, moving your muscles with a boat ride, kayaking, or swimming! Water will wash your body and even all the tiredness from your soul.

Alternatively, you can discover the area by riding a bike. If you are not in the moving mood, you can stay at the homestay and rest all day! Whatever you feel is right, you can do it!

The fourth day is a chance to recharge after some days of hard riding and prepare for the journey ahead.

Relaxing Day - Ba Be Lake
Sunset in Pac Ngoi village, Ba Be, Bac Kan ( view from our home-stay )

Day 5: From Ba Be To Cao Bang/Ban Gioc Motorcycle Tour

Distance: 124 km

Riding time: About 3.2 hours

The fifth day is super energy day! 

On Cao Bang Unesco GeoPark, we pass via Phia Oac National Park. The place is one of the few areas to see snowfall in Vietnam. 

If everything is under control, we can follow the schedule without interruption. We can go past Tinh Tuc Mine through some minor roads. Then, we started to climb the mountain and continued by descending to Cao Bang city. 

We may either set up the headquarters here or explore a place 90km away from Cao Bang city - the famous destination - of Ban Gioc Falls.

Beautiful landscape with rice field and mountain from the air in Cao Bang province, Vietnam

Day 6: Ban Gioc (Cao Bang) - Relaxing Day

Distance: Depending on you!

Riding time: Depending on you!

The sixth day is another day of unwinding! You can do plenty of things here, the place with more than 5000 reviews on Google - the Ban Gioc! Some outstanding activities that we must name here for you are: 

- Visit Ban Gioc Falls

- Observe or sneak a bit to China border checkpoints

- Visit Pac Bo 

- Visit Nguom Ngao Cave

- Hike up to Truc Lam Zen Monastery

- Walk and listen to some facts and interesting things about the place with local people.

Ban Gioc (Cao Bang) - Relaxing Day
Ban Gioc Waterfall - Detian waterfall Ban Gioc Waterfall is the most magnificent waterfall in Vietnam, located in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang, Viet nam

Day 7: From Cao Bang To That Khe Motorbike Tour

Distance: 62 km

Riding time: About 1.3 hours

The seventh day is when we begin to ride back to the Capital! We take several detours, get off the paved road and then ride to That Khe! We may encounter stunning limestone karst terrain and some eye-catching ethnic houses on the way!

Scenic scenery of Lang Son province

Day 8: From That Khe To Bac Son Motorcycle Tour

Distance: 75.3 km

Riding time: About 2.5 hours

The distance and riding time is average. We will have a day to finish it, so no worries! We can consider a few diversions based on the weather situation and advice from local people! There are several minor trails in this region that we may follow to make the 8th day an enjoyable experience.

Panoramic view of Bac Son valley from the top of Mount Na Lay in Bac Son district, Lang Son province, Vietnam

Day 9: From Bac Son To Hanoi Motorbike Tour

Distance: 155 km

Riding time: About 2.3 hours

We come to the last day of this amazing journey! 

The final route returning to Hanoi never fails you either. The first part of the trip is to pass the hills. However, as we reach the Hong River Delta, we must utilize the major routes for speed. You are almost completing your lake loop route! 

The last thing we must concentrate on is guaranteeing a safe return. The goodbye meal is waiting for you at the finish line in the evening.

Local Nung ladies are replanting new rice crop


Lake Loop: 9 day motorcycle tour is water, cave, and waterfall journey! 

If you motorcyclists never see by your naked eyes the most spectacular natural wonders, Ban Gioc Waterfall, Pac Bo, and Ba Be cave, don't ever say you've traveled to North Vietnam! 

Vietnam is not famous only because of the breathtaking trails. It is a combination of mountains, water, air, and the people! We hope the Lake Loop fills up your thirst to ride around the Northern regions.

Let's triple the trip and get the complete experience! We are here waiting for you!

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