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April 1-10 2024
July 14-23 2024
October 15 -24 2024
April 1-10 2025
July 14-23 2025
October 15 -24 2025


Join us and like minded riders on this truly incredible ride through Vietnam’s mountainous Northern Highlands. Known as the roof of Indochina, a mountainous area, home to impressive limestone and granite peaks and outcrops. The population is not large, and the majority of the inhabitants are ethnic Vietnamese.The remainder are Hmong, Tay , Dao, Nung, Lo Lo .Traditional way of life and farming is still seen throughout these regions.The north has many mountain's, including the two highest peaks, namely the Tay Con Linh (2.419 metres ( 7,936 ft)) and the Kieu Lieu Ti (2,402 metres ( 7,881 ft ). These jungle covered mountains have over 1000 species of herbal plants. The fauna includes Tigers, Peafowl, pheasants and pangolin.  Archaeological excavations carried out have established the regions antiquity to about 30,000 years old .The roads are carved into the mountainside offering spectacular riding & views around every bend. Throughout this ride you'll pass through small villages, rice paddies and lush green forests .While Ha Giang is famous, we venture deeper "beyond the map" through regions less explored by the outside world. Deep in history and rich in culture. Welcome to The NorthWest Explorers Ride


VMT provides old-fashioned personalised booking service making planning and booking a breeze. The itinerary below gives you a taste of what to expect on this amazing ride.



Day 1 : Vietnam : 140km
Hanoi - Mai Chau
Hanoi - Mai Chau
Good Morning Vietnam . the day we have all been waiting for has arrived . Checked out from our hotel, luggage packed in our support van, followed by our riders briefing, before making our way across the city to meet up with our bikes. While the Hanoi traffic looks chaotic, its easy to ride and a lot of fun as we navigate our way out of the city, which soon has us on the outskirts heading across the countryside towards Mai Chau. This seems a world away from the hustle & bustle of Hanoi . 
Mai Chau , famed for its sustainable tourism, located in a peaceful valley surrounded by mountains,  picture perfect. "Its like stepping back in time ", where life seems unchanged for centuries, Mai Chau is superb, along with our very comfortable overnight stay in traditional timber bungalows, complete with a pool with stunning views across rice fields, farmers tending crops and surrounding mountain backdrop . Fantastic foods and plenty of cold beverages to enjoy around the pool. This amazing village is well worth exploring on foot ,  evening entertainment is complimented with traditional dance performances. 
Day 2 : Vietnam : 220km
Mai Chau - Nghia Lo
Now that we are getting comfortable on our trusty steeds,  we can start taking things up a notch! Riding out of Mai Chau soon sees us heading North along a bounty of stunning country roads. A wonderful winding road paves its way through superb vistas & countryside with plenty of stops along the way to meet the locals and admire the agriculture & scenery, giving you a perfect introduction to the intriguing culture of Northern Vietnam 
Mai Chau - Nghia Lo
Day 3 : Vietnam : 200km
Nghia Lo - Sapa
Sapa pics2
Good Morning Vietnam! back in the saddle bright and early, you won't want to miss this epic day of riding, leading to an elevation of 1500 metres! Twisty roads through mountain passes, amazing views, another day of riding bliss through these less travelled regions of Vietnam offers true motorcycling adventure . 

Sapa locally known as the "town of clouds". Sapa is a charming treasure trove of Northwest Vietnam. With a glimpse of an eye, it effortlessly mesmerises travellers by the beauty of iconic cascading terraced rice fields, lush valleys and emerald mountains lying side by side. Sometimes hidden in a blanket of cloud that whispers through the streets . Sapa night market is the best place to enjoy nightlife activities as it still preserves the unique atmosphere of a Northwestern town. Shop for the best handicrafts made by local people and taste the delicious local food. 
Day 4 : Vietnam
Sapa Tour
Good morning Sapa, with the cool mountain atmosphere and crisp fresh air . Enjoy a morning brew and breakfast with  views of Mt Fansipan, the tallest mountain in Vietnam. Stroll through the town market.Mid morning, we ride down through the stunning backdrop of rice terraces into the valley with traditional villages and diverse ethnic minority tribes. Meet the locals, enjoy a superb lunch in the village . Afternoon has us back at our hotel to relax and chill or book yourself a massage, the choice is yours 
Day 5 : Vietnam : 150km
Sapa - Bac Ha
Sapa - Bac Ha
Pure adventure today, as our ride sees us touch along one of China's most remote borders! The ride is simply stunning with incredible views and total immersion into Vietnamese culture. Twists and turns, these road are a marvel
Here you will see that we truly are the real deal when it comes to providing the ultimate in motorcycling adventure! Local mountain-top villages and farming life will give you a crystal clear window into the Real Vietnam, followed by a great overnight stay in the small town of Bac Ha.
Day 6 : Vietnam : 210km
Bac Ha - Ha Giang
Enjoy the increasingly beautiful Vietnamese countryside as we ride through the peaceful Ha Giang Province. We carve our way through more mountain peaks as we ride onwards through the constant curves and bends of the
road. You will be astounded by the scenery, featuring mountain ranges as far as the eye can see. Just don’t forget to keep an eye on the road..!
Ha Giang1
After crossing a rickety old suspension bridge, "don't worry we can go around it ", we arrive at our awesome local hotel in Ha Giang. This deep into the rural countryside, you are sure to feel relaxed, but there is a great energy & atmosphere here, so take the time to enjoy a cool beer before a great rest! Evening dinners are always filled with great entertainment . 
Day 7 : Vietnam : 140km
Ha Giang - Dong Van
Moving deeper and deeper into rural Vietnamese life, today will see some of the most spectacular scenery of this epic journey!

With incredible curvy roads stretching over the countless mountains and lush valleys, you are sure to feel the blood flowing through your body as you look out over the beautiful landscapes of Vietnam.
Tonight’s countryside rest spot will be the  perfect follow up to this great day of riding, so make the most of the peaceful countryside lifestyle - don’t forget it’s only a few more days before we are back in the hectic hustle & bustle of Hanoi!
Day 8 : Vietnam : 240km
Dong Van - Ba Be Lake
Rise and shine! With surroundings like these you’re sure to wake up on the right side of the bed! Allow the fresh countryside air to revitalise you as we saddle up and get ready to ride.

This ride will feature an awesome blend of jungle surroundings and crystal clear views, leading us to a night with the natural beauty of Ba Be Lake. Comprising of three large interconnected bodies of water, this is the
largest (and highest) natural lake in the whole of Vietnam..!
Dong Van - Ba Be Lake
Day 9 : Vietnam : 200km
Ba Be Lake - Hanoi
Ba Be Lake - Hanoi
Enjoy breakfast overlooking the lake surrounded by limestone cliffs and hedged by lush tropical foliage. Get the energy pumping with a relaxing morning in the lake. Time to saddle up and ride our way through Bac Kan Province, heading towards the big smoke of Hanoi. Lots of nice sights along the way. As we edge closer towards the city, the traffic builds but its not to bad as by now we have become accustomed to riding this great country. We park our bikes up in a nearby parking lot and transfer across to our welcoming hotel back in the old quarter of Hanoi . Enjoy the evening in great company with our fellow riders. Bars, cafe, night markets, restaurant's, Hanoi laneways and shophouses  Hanoi has something for everyone . 
Day 10 : Vietnam
Hanoi City Tour
Hanoi walking tour,  the best way to explore this remarkable city .  Discovering the hidden gems of this beautiful capital, from historic jails to the wonders of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. A great lunch,  before ending the day with a few drinks amongst friends as we say our farewells. One final night is included in this trip. The Northwest explorers tour . 
Hanoi City Tour





VMT is an Australian owned company that has emphasised combining expert local knowledge with high western standards. This winning combination has resulted in these ultimate motorbike adventure tours.

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A temporary Vietnamese license can be arranged for you if desired.

We handle all the required paperwork, just ask when you make your booking.



  • See the real Vietnam, ride regions rarely seen by the outside world

  • Ride country back roads through the most stunning landscapes of Vietnam . 

  • Deep in history rich in culture. 

  • Visit traditional villages that seem unchanged for centuries

  • World Heritage & War history sites

  • Dine on the most incredible foods which Vietnam is world famed!

  • VMT tours are designed for riders & pillions seeking the ultimate adventure

  • Ranked top 3 best rides on earth



  • Airport pick up and transfers

  • Flights and transfers within Vietnam 

  • Quality overnight stays with western style bathrooms and WiFi

  • Our famed VMT English speaking guides and support crew 

  • Our fully maintained fleet of motorcycles which are comfy and perfect for touring Vietnam

  • All breakfasts, lunches and welcome dinner (special dietary requests available)

  • Detailed rider briefings, VMT t-shirt and touring map 

  • Minivan for baggage transfers, carrying supplies, and limited seats for non-riders while on tour

  • Entrance tickets and permits

  • Limited third party and bike damage cover

  • All fuel, mechanical and spares

  • 24 hour back-to-base support and field medical kit


  • Personalized in-house booking manager, making planning a breeze .

  • Quality overnight stays, hotel & Homestay - all with wifi. single room upgrade available

  • complimentary one night pre & post-tour accommodation

  • airport pick up as per itinerary

  • Domestic flights within Vietnam “as per tour itinerary”

  • Detailed rider breifing covering all aspects of the tour

  • Expert guide Lead guide & VMT support crew

  • Lifan motorcycle & fuel . fully serviced & maintained . prefect for touring Vietnam. 

  • Support chase Minivan, seats passengers & bagagge transfers.

  • All Breakfast & lunches - one welcome dinner

  •  VMT T-shirt - Cap - Vietnam touring map

  • Endless bottled water, fruits & snacks

  • Field medical kit - 24hr back-to-base support

  • Motorcycle damage cover - 3rd limited party cover

  • Return motorcycle freight to headquarters


  •  Motorcycle riding gear

  • International flights - visa

  • Personal travel insurance
    All riders must have travel insurance
    (must include motorcycling cover)


  • Dinner meals - beverages

VMT tours are designed for riders seeking the ultimate adventure and exploring some of the best back roads in Vietnam. 

Places are limited so book early!​​​​

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