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Northern hold out offers you the best experience of all times! There is on road, off-road, and even the happy road!
You will taste the flavor of Northern not only in the city but deep in the forest and at the top of the mountain, which are considered breathtaking routes that any motorcyclist craves to set foot there at least once!
Without further ado! Let's start the tour!

Northern Hold Out Motorbike Tours
Scenic Ban Gioc waterfall

Northern Hold Out Motorbike Tours - Best Found Trail Overview

Preview Of The Tour

Route: Ha Noi - Thac Ba - Na Hang - Nam Dam - Du Gia - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac - Cao Bang - Ba Be - Ha Noi motorbike tours

Duration: 11 Days + 10 Nights

Accommodation: homestays +hotels + eco-lodge

This journey takes you across Vietnam's center north via locations and routes that both domestic and foreign travelers do not visit frequently. Afterward, we head north to Ha Giang, considered as Vietnam's most beautiful and exciting place for motorcycle tours. 

Then we circle back and spend the day relaxing on the beautiful and the best natural lake - Ba Be. If the high mountains and breathtaking landscapes are what you are looking for, the route is for you! 

Day 1: From Hanoi To Thac Ba Motorbike Tour

Distance: 163.5 km

Riding time: About 1.5 hours

We have to leave Hanoi, which is never enjoyable. So we accept hardship on the first part of the first day to get as much mileage as possible. Next, we will drive on calmer roads to one of the best lakeside resorts, and then we will go swimming, unwinding, and enjoying local specialties.

From Hanoi To Thac Ba Motorbike Tour
Sunset on Thac Ba lake

Day 2: From Thac Ba To Na Hang Motorcycle Tour

Distance: 138 km

Riding time: About 3.2 hours

We set off towards Na Hang, ready for our following day. However, on the route, we will deviate from the major roads and hunt for any tiny trails we may follow. 

Na Hang belongs to Tuyen Quang province. This is a little town that tourists largely neglect. Therefore, you will most likely see just natives. If time allows, we will rent a boat to ride to a nearby waterfall after arriving at our booked homestay. 

From Thac Ba To Na Hang Motorcycle Tour
Lake Na Hang is where Gam and Nang rivers meet. Covering a total area of 8,000ha, the lake is surrounded by primitive forests, creating an imposing landscape.

Day 3: From Na Hang To Nam Dam Motorbike Tour

Distance: 79 km

Riding time: About 1.5 hours

On the third day, we will drive across the route to Ha Giang, where we will see Nam Dam. Nam Dam is renowned as a minority town approximately 45 kilometers from Ha Giang city. 

With its geographical location, Nam Ban is surrounded by stretches of the primeval forest! From above, looking down, the highland town becomes outstanding and picturesque! 

Besides, Nam Ban marks the shiny spot on the tour, making it one of the best motorbike tours in Vietnam!

From Na Hang To Nam Dam Motorbike Tour
Fantastic clouds and sunset sky. Peaceful time. Th.Lam Commune, Tuyen Quang Province,Vietnam

Day 4: From Nam Dam To Yen Minh Motorcycle Tour

Distance: 129.5 km

Riding time: About 3.4 hours

On paper, the fourth-day route appears to be a relatively simple trip. However, we ride a lengthy detour and then snake along the China border for a more challenging and interesting route. Next, we will return to Highway 4C - the Happiness Road and travel to Yen Minh. We will sleep at a local homestay that several backpackers trust to choose to stay over and recount some stories.

From Nam Dam To Yen Minh Motorcycle Tour
Riding in Ha Giang near Chinese border

Day 5: From Yen Minh To Dong Van Motorbike Tour

Distance: 27 km

Riding time: About 50 mins

We have to reverse our steps today and take the Happiness path, but that's not an issue because this is a pleasant journey. We can stop at several places if we like as the road cuts through a super gorgeous area. 

Hmong Royal Palace and Cho Sa Phin are must-visit sites. If we have time, once we arrive at Dong Van, we will make a trip to Don Cao Fortress - the French Fort from the town perspective.

From Yen Minh To Dong Van Motorbike Tour
Riding in Dong Van, Ha Giang, the most remoted part of Vietnam where less traveled

Day 6: From Dong Van To Meo Vac Motorcycle Tour

Distance: 27 km

Riding time: About 58 mins

The sixth day is another short length of road with plenty to do out there, so we go slowly and pick what we will see. The view is gorgeous but dangerous, so stay focused and observe the steepness from the mountain's side. Again, we sleep at a local homestay instead of resting in the town center. Today could be one of the most incredible day of Ha Giang Motorbike Tours.

From Dong Van To Meo Vac Motorcycle Tour
Bamboo rafting in Khau Vai, crossing Nho Que river, Ha Giang

Day 7: From Meo Vac To Bao Lac Motorbike Tour

Distance: 85 km

Riding time: About 2.2 hours

We pick an alternate path down to the Cao Bang Province town - the Bao Lac. 

The routes lead us through the Ma Pi Leng pass and over the river. Next, we cross the river and arrive at Bao Lac. We will put our base here in the township. 

If God helps us, numerous activities in the market await because several flamboyantly clothed ethnic people come here to purchase and sell items. We may select between a hotel and a homestay. It is all up to how much you want air conditioning and a good shower.

From Meo Vac To Bao Lac Motorbike Tour
Silhouette mountain view during beautiful sunset in northeast of Vietnam, Cao Bằng is a mountainous province in northeast Vietnam, home to many ethnic hill tribes, on the Chinese border.

Day 8: From Bao Lac To Cao Bang Motorcycle Tour

Distance: 106 km

Riding time: About 3.2 hours

The eighth day is a pleasant trip on calm roads. 

Hence, you have two options: taking the easy or harder path. All the choices depend on the weather and our mood that day. There exists a high potential that we may take several scenic routes to an amazing geo-cultural Cao Bang. Otherwise, the journey over the hill is stunning and enjoyable. 

We can stay in the province for two days if we choose, giving us plenty of time to explore the area's jaw-dropping sites, for example, Ban Gioc Waterfall. Or we will go fast and travel to Ba Be the following day.

From Bao Lac To Cao Bang Motorcycle Tour
Ban Gioc - Detian waterfall from drone in Cao Bang, Vietnam

Day 9: From Cao Bang To Ba Be Motorbike Tour

Distance: 132 km

Riding time: About 3.4 hours

The ninth day is a fantastic trip that gets you through the Phia Oac Mountain and across Cao Bang Global Geopark. With a height of about 1,800 meters, you may want to dress warmly. It's a beautiful, twisting route that's a real treat to ride.

Boat ride on Ba Be lake

Day 10: The relaxing day - Ba Be lake

Distance: Depending on you!

Riding time: Depending on you!

The tenth day is a rest day on our trip! Therefore, make the best out of it! 

You can spend time at the lake. Diversified choices are on the table for you. Let's check out kayaking, swimming, boating, or, if you like, slaying on a hammock. We are guessing the most important component in this decision is whether or not last night's quality sleep is good. 

If we can continue without the need for a chilling day, we may go to Bac Kan municipality.

Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan Province, Vietnam - September 22, 2016 : the village of ethnic minorities in mountain area of Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan Province, Vietnam

Day 11: From Ba Be To Ha Noi Motorcycle Tour

Distance: 326 km

Riding time: About 4.5 hours

The last day is a lengthy section of the road. We normally break into three 80-kilometer legs. 

The first part opens up for lovely rural roads that are enjoyable to ride. The second grows a little duller but still peaceful. The last 80 kilometers are a grind, and you must attach importance. 

You're getting fatigued, and congestion is getting worse. There is nothing but wonderful about returning to Hanoi. Our goodbye supper is waiting for you, so don't be late.

From Ba Be To Ha Noi Motorcycle Tour
Riding through rice paddy fields around Ba Be lake


Northern Hold Out Motorbike Tours brings an unforgettable 11 days to you! 

Too many beautiful sights, delicious food, and friendly people will make you feel that even though you've been in the North for almost half a month, you still don't feel enough! There's still so much you want to see! 

The sense of happiness in every cell when you stretch your arms to breathe in and out at the highest mountains in Vietnam, and as beautiful as the world, Vietnam will leave good memories in you forever!

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