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12 DAYS NORTH TO CENTRAL HIGHLAND BIKE TRIP

12 DAYS NORTH TO CENTRAL HIGHLAND BIKE TRIP

Code: BBNC12

Routes: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Khe Sanh – Hue – Pravao – Kham Duc – Kon Tum – Mang Den – Quang Ngai – Hoi An

Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights

  • Included
    • Bikes and Gasoline
    • Qualified Helmets, knee pads, elbow pads
    • Experienced English Speaking guide
    • All meals (11 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 10 dinners)
    • Machenic for group from 05 riders up
    • All entrance fee and boat ride as mentioned
    • Pickup from your hotel to garage and vice versa
    • 2 coffee breaks + mineral water daily
    • 11 night accommodation as mentioned (double/twin shared room) at local 3* hotel/guesthouse
  • Not Included
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal Expenses
    • Drinks on meals
    • Flight ticket
    • Tips
    • Bike damages caused by riders.
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Day 1: Hanoi – Ride to Ninh Binh

Get pick-up at 08:00 AM then move to Bigboy Getaway garage to choose your bike. The fantastic journey begins driving to Pu Luong Natural reserve. We leave the city behind then the scenery is changed into countyside view, we ride along the rivers to the Ho Chi Minh trail in the afternoon to Ninh Binh. 

We take a boat trip in the heart of Tam Coc, a truly wild and pristine land. sacred to the largest Bai Dinh pagoda in Vietnam. 

Dinner and overnight a hotel

Riding distance: 130 – 150km

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Day 2: Ninh Binh – Ride to Tan Ky

After breakfast , we head south to join the new Ho Chi Minh Highway, which lies on top of the original Ho Chi Minh Trail. This newly carved route leads us due south through remote back country, not far from the Lao border.  We will get to Ngoc Lac town at noon time when the lunch is served at the local restaurant. After lunch, just enjoy an easy and relaxing motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh road to Tan Ky town. 

Stay in a guesthouse in town.

Riding distance: 270 – 280 km

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Day 3: Tan Ky – Ride to Phong Nha National Park

This day, we take a ride to Phong Nha, in Quang Binh Province. Along the way, we stop for visiting Dong Loc T-Junction and listening the story about ten female young volunteers sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence. Continue visiting traditional Cu Do candy village, historical Giat airport.

Arrive Phong Nha in the afternoon, we spend time to explore the most magnificent and brilliant caves: Phong Nha Cave and Paradise Cave. Overnight at your hotel in Phong Nha

Riding distance: 270 – 280 km

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Day 4: Phong Nha – Ride to Khe Sanh

We will make a turn to join the western Ho Chi Minh trail; known as the hidden trail that the US army did never know and bomb, the western Ho Chi Minh trail offers us the wonderful motorbike ride today. Along the way, we pass a number of significant locations where the bulk of North Vietnam’s foot soldiers and trucks crossed into Laos during the war. In the afternoon, having passed over the mountainous border divide between the former north and south Vietnam, we arrive at Khe Sanh – The site of the former US Marine base and location of the famous siege that precluded the Tet Offensive in 1968. We will head down to the Khe Sanh town and finish the great day for motorcycle touring Vietnam at about 5:00 pm

Riding distance: 200 – 210 km

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Day 5: Khe Sanh – Ride to A Luoi and Hue city

After a visit to the fascinating Khe Sanh museum, we will leave the Ho Chi Minh trail today to ride along the historical road No 9 along the Dakrong river. we head towards the coast through the former DMZ to visit the Vinh Moc Tunnels. An underground tunnel network that was home to thousands of villagers during the course of the war. We then follow the beautiful coastal route south to the Imperial City of Hue, which lies along the banks of the Perfume River.

Check-in your hotel, dinner and relax in Hue City.

Riding distance: 180 – 190 km

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Day 6: Hue exploration

After the western breakfast in the hotel, you can choose to discover deluge of sights and attractions are tightly packed into one small area – making it the perfect location to wind down the kilometers and relax. Take a short motorbike tour in Hue to some beautiful temples, king’s tombs or rustic and peaceful villages, visiting the Citadel and the nearby Thien Mu Pagoda, leaving you the afternoon free to explore the rest of the city or to kick back by the pool.

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Day 7: Hue – Ride to Prao

This exciting trip offers many sights, activities and highlights throughout the trip! crossing the floating brigde, ride up and down mountain through many plantations of Melaleuca and Rubber. We go to Aluoi town to have lunch.

(Option 2: We head east along a beautiful coastal route that passes through many colourful fishing villages beside a seemingly endless beach stretch. We’ll stop to dip our toes in the sea, chat with fishermen and to take photos. Experience the thrill of an exhilarating Hai Van Pass by Motorcycle, where breathtaking landscapes unfold before your eyes and the wind rushes through your hair).  

After here we spend the whole afternoon on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a legendary road in the war time. This is a spectacular ride with both side of the road are mountain and forest, stopping to visit some ethnic minority villages that live along Ho Chi Minh Trail. Arrive at Prao town and we spend our first night here, you will have free time to discover the mountain town by night. Hotel stay

Riding distance: 180 – 190km

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Day 8: Prao – Ride to Kham Duc

We will then go along the Ho Chi Minh trail, stopping for swimming and relaxing in the waterfall. Then continue into the highlands where you can learn about the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975 as well as enjoy the breath-taking nature of the area, … 

We arrive Kham Duc in the later afternoon, check-in your hotel, dinner and relaxing

Riding distance: 270 – 280 km

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Day 9: Kham Duc – Offroad ride to Kontum

After morning coffee at the base of the Truong Son Mountain we start our ascent towards Ngoc Hoi. We twist and turn through Ethnic minority villages before breaking through to the border mark of the tripoint between Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia. We will motorbike on smooth sealed road through rubber tree plantations plantation, and some off-road then arrive at Kon tum town at 5:00 pm. Hotel stay.

Riding distance: 230 – 250 km

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Day 10: Kon Tum – Offroad ride to Mang Den via Pleiku

Today’s big challenges for Off-Road ride! is packed with incredible scenery and memorable surprises, as our mountainous route takes us through remote villages where foreign visitors are rare and enthusiastically welcomed. Visit rubber plantations and learn what the locals do for a living. Stop at Ede ethnic minority village to experience pleasure with their unique culture, must be the highlight of the trip. You will finish the enjoyable motorbike ride today at about 17:00. Hotel stay

Riding distance: 160 – 170 km

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Day 11: Mang Den – Ride to Quang Ngai

Today’s drive crosses the historic East Ho Chi Minh Trail, through lush forests and past jaw-dropping views of the central Vietnam Mountains. We will visit another village of ethnic minorities where the culture and traditions remain untouched and onto one of the most authentic hill tribes to remain in Vietnam. Continuing the adventure on the East HCM trail we traverse through lush forests with beautiful views of the central Vietnam mountains, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any more beautiful, we arrive at a waterfall. Along the way you will see happy children waving to welcome you and while visiting the villages of ethnic minorities you will meet and talk to them. From here we shall go down a picturesque winding mountain road. We will cap off our day enjoying magical views of the sunset before going to Quang Ngai. Villa – hotel stay

Riding distance: 200 – 220km

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Day 12: Quang Ngai – Ride to Hoi An

In the last day, we will visit the My Lai massacre was the Vietnam War mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. It was committed by U.S. Then we will go along the coast with many shrimps Lake of local family, stop on the beautiful beach before get the local ferry to small island non-tourist, take another ferry, we continue riding along the coats, Ride through rice filed, crossing on floating bridge stop for take beautiful pictures before back to Hoi An.

Riding distance: 150 – 160 km

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