Mesmerizing Vietnam Motorcycle Tour
Southeast Asia Delight
Thailand | Laos | Vietnam
Nov. 15 — Nov. 28, 2023 14 Spots left
Our Mesmerizing Vietnam Motorcycle Tour is for the adventurous spirit in all of us! This tour starts in Northern Thailand before crossing into Laos for two days of culture and riding. You’ll meet friendly Laotians as you meander through their mountain villages before arriving at the Vietnamese border. Our route through Northern Vietnam will wind you high into jungle and mountains on enjoyable technical curves. You will marvel at the most breathtaking scenery of verdant green mountains and traditional Vietnamese villages. Two days in famous Halong Bay will give you enough time to explore all the wonders this bay has to offer before our last ride to Hanoi. Another two days in Hanoi will show you why this city is a must visit for anyone. If you’ve always dreamed of riding in Vietnam now is the chance of a lifetime!
IMTBIKE ROUTE rating
It is essential to know the different skill levels needed to participate in the IMTBIKE TOURS that are offered to you. IMTBIKE makes sure that it offers different tours for all riding styles and levels. The IMTBIKE team always works diligently in designing our routes. This is a laborious process which entails reviewing all road choices before selecting the best option for an IMTBIKE tour.
The most experienced motorcyclists looks for roads that require technical skill; narrow twisty roads with little traffic and endless curves. But these same roads would be too difficult for a less experienced rider.
The local driving habits, the amount of traffic, the asphalt quality and the radius of the curves vary considerably from country to country and even in different regions of the same country. They will also vary depending on the season of the year. All of these factors have been studied by IMTBIKE and have been taken into consideration when rating our tours.
IMTBIKE thinks it is also important to know about the different types of roads you will be enjoying on your tour. To understand the road types easier, IMTBIKE has divided them into two categories, and we have calculated an approximate percentage of each on all of our tours.
- TOURING ROADS: These are wider roads comprised mainly of larger radius sweepers. They are still curvy roads but not tight mountainous twisty curves. Please remember that you will ride very few straight roads on IMTBIKE tours!
- CHALLENGING ROADS: These are roads that are tight twisty turns which require more technical skill. Many times they will be narrower roads without a shoulder and sometimes with steep inclines or descents. Normally they will be mountainous roads accompanied by spectacular sceneries.
If you have never ridden a motorcycle outside of your country, or if you have little experience riding on mountain roads with many curves, we recommend that you choose a tour rated moderate or intermediate. If you have any questions or doubts please do not hesitate to call or email us. We are always happy to answer your questions to make sure that you choose the best tour for your riding level.
This route offers wider sweeping turns that are easy to maneuver. This route may have some tighter turns in a few places but this will be the exception. Regardless, even on moderate tours you must be able to ride a large cylinder motorcycle in any condition. Never plan to learn how to ride a motorcycle on an IMTBIKE tour. We recommend having a minimum of 8.000 km (5.000 miles) of experience riding a large cylinder motorcycle to participate on a MODERATE rated IMTBIKE Tour and you should ride a motorcycle on a regular basis at home.
This route rating can have sections of very twisty curves on narrow roads with no center line to divide the road. There will also wider radius curves on these routes. Traffic conditions can be intense at times in some urban environments and the local driving habits may seem aggressive and unpredictable to you. It is imperative that you are an experienced motorcyclist. We recommend that you have a minimum of 12.000 km (7500 miles) of large cylinder motorcycle experience to participate on a INTERMEDIATE rated IMTBIKE Tour and you should ride a motorcycle on a regular basis at home.
This route rating has long sections of technical narrow twisty roads and sometimes single lane roads. These twisty roads will often be in mountains where steep inclines and descents will be commonplace. Some riding days can be long and challenging. Traffic conditions can be intense at times in some urban environments and the local driving habits may seem aggressive and unpredictable to you. It is imperative that you are a very experienced motorcyclist on a large cylinder motorcycle. We recommend that you have a minimum of 16.000 km (10.000 miles) of large cylinder motorcycle experience on an ADVANCE rated IMTBIKE Tour and of course you should ride a motorcycle on a regular basis at home.
IMTBIKE Average Daily Riding Hours
5 to 7 hours
6 to 8 hours
7 to 9 hours
How many hours a day you ride on a tour is important information in helping you decide on the right IMTBIKE tour for you. Some tour members want to ride as many hours as possible everyday, while others prefer to stop more frequently and dedicate more time to enjoying the scenery, visiting cultural sights and arrive at the hotel earlier to relax before dinner. The daily riding hours are calculated including the coffee breaks and photo stops but they do not include the time taken for lunch.
Normally we’ll start our riding day at 9:30am and we will take about a one hour lunch break sometime between 1pm and 2pm. So if the daily riding hours for a given tour are 5-7, then you will arrive at the hotel between 3:30pm- 5:30pm depending on the average speed of the group.
Start / End Chiang Khong Thailand / Hanoi VietnamTotal Distance 1248 miles / 2010 km
Total Time 14 DaysRiding Days 10 Days
Rest Days 1 Sapa, 1 Halong Bay, 1 HanoiBreakfast 11 Included Breakfasts
Dinners 12 DinnersDaily Mileage 100-240 miles/ 160-385 kms
Hotel Overnights 13 NightsRiding Season Autumn
Highlights: Golden Triangle region, Laos, Vietnam War Musuem, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Water Puppet showAccommodations: Traditional 3-4 star hand-picked lodgings. Most times we stay in the best hotels avaialble along our route.
From: € 6945
Mesmerizing Vietnam Motorcycle Tour Gallery
- Day 1: Arrive Bangkok-flight to Chiang Rai-transfer to Chiang Khong
- Day 2: Chiang Khong-Oudom Xay,Laos
- Day 3: Oudom Xay-Dien Bien Phu,Vietnam
- Day 4: Dien Bien Phu- Sapa
- Day 5: Sapa Rest day
- Day 6: Sapa-Ha Giang
- Day 7: Ha Giang- Dong Van
- Day 8: Dong Van- Cao Bang
- Day 9: Cao Bang-Ban Gioc
- Day 10: Ban Gioc- Halong Bay
- Day 11: Halong Bay Rest day
- Day 12: Halong Bay – Hanoi
- Day 13: Hanoi Rest day
- Day 14: Flight back home
Day 1: Arrive Bangkok-flight to Chiang Rai-transfer to Chiang Khong
Today you’ll arrive in Bangkok and fly to the Northern city of Chiang Rai and transfer to our starting hotel located on the Me Kong River in the Golden Triangle.
Day 2: Chiang Khong-Oudom Xay,Laos
Today will start off in Thailand and finish in Laos. In the morning we will cross into Laos and ride through charming Laotian villages to the town of Oudom Xay for our overnight in Laos.
Day 3: Oudom Xay-Dien Bien Phu,Vietnam
Today will be a full riding day in Laos and you will see countless small mountain villages with friendly Laotians fascinated by your motorcycle. The afternoon will have us cross the Vietnam border and finish up in Dien Bien Phu an important battle site in the war between Vietnam and France.
Day 4: Dien Bien Phu- Sapa
Today will give you healthy dose of jungle and mountain riding as you head north into the mountains and ride countless curves before arriving at the vibrant mountain city of Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa Rest day
Today we have an optional day ride to see the terraced rice fields and visit a Black Hmong tribe village. This day ride can be combined with a stroll around Sapa or enjoy a wonderful massage at our hotel spa.
Day 6: Sapa-Ha Giang
Today will continue enjoyable riding in the mountains through quaint villages heading eastward until we arrive at the town of Ha Giang for the night.
Day 7: Ha Giang- Dong Van
Today will be the most technical day of riding as the mountains rise even higher and the curves get even tighter! These mountains will offer the most spectacular views of Northern Vietnam.
Day 8: Dong Van- Cao Bang
Today we will ride close to the Chinese border for most of the day before arriving at our hotel in Cao Bang. We will be located next to the famous Cao Bang Waterfall that separates Vietnam from China.
Day 9: Cao Bang-Ban Gioc
Today we will visit the waterfall and even take a boat ride to see the falls up close before or ride begins. Today we’ll enjoy some of the best curves of the trip enroute to Ban Gioc.
Day 10: Ban Gioc- Halong Bay
Today we will ride down to famous Halong Bay in the South China Sea. This bay is known for the beautiful protruding mountains that are found everywhere. We will overnight on a Chinese Junk boat in the middle of the bay.
Day 11: Halong Bay Rest day
Today we will explore the bay. There are numerous caves, pearl farms, and much more that you won’t want to miss.
Day 12: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Today we will ride along the bay before heading inland to Hanoi the capital of Vietnam.
Day 13: Hanoi Rest day
Today will be a day of culture as you visit the Ho Chi Min mausoleum, the “Hanoi Hilton” prison and see a water puppet show. This is the perfect ending to a fascinating adventure in Vietnam.
Day 14: Flight back home
Time to say our goodbyes as you transfer to the Hanoi Airport and return home until our next adventure together.
Mesmerizing Vietnam Motorcycle Tour Pricing
The base price of every tour is calculated for a single rider on a BMW G310R and sharing a double room
+ € 4625
Single Room Supplement
+ € 1100
+ € 0
+ € 185
+ € 185
+ € 540
+ € 540
+ € 705
Included in Tour:
- Domestic flight Bangkok to Chiang Khong on first day of tour.
- Airport transfers Chang Rai Airport to first hotel *Hanoi Hotel to airport.
- Overnight accommodations in 3-4 star hotels.
- Complete buffet breakfast every morning at hotels.
- All Lunches except rest days.
- A traditional Asian meal every night (Except on rest days).
- New model BMW motorcycle fully equipped with a BMW topbox.
- Guided tour.
- Comprehensive insurance with 3000 Euro deductible.
- Tour handbook and map.
- Support vehicle which will carry your luggage, any oversized purchases you make, or even a passenger or two.
- Tolls on highways.
- Tour souvenirs.
- All taxes included.
Not included in Tour:
- International airfare.
- Passports or Visa fees.
- Dinners on rest days.
- Drinks during meals.
- Personal expenses.
- Snacks, alcohols beverages, refreshments, mini bars and room services.
- Fines, Gratuities, Laundry services, Phone/Fax calls and Internet access fees.
- Personal medical and travel insurance.