Tonkinoise magic,Vietnam

offered by

  • Vietnam
  • Off-Road
Intermediate level
10 days / 1100 Km
Starting Price: 2.490,00€

general information

Hear citizens nomadic world, open wide your peepers! Enter full force in the universe Trail Hike. A must for lovers of beautiful images, sensations and rare intensity, Vietnam, bathed in the east by the South China Sea, is a welcoming place, warm and green rice fields identified which spreads its mountains … An excursion at the end of the world, from Hanoi to Ba Be, in a complete sense of freedom. Real breadcrumb, the GPS track of the route allows everyone to wander according to his desires and inspirations while our French guide up the rear in sheepdog.

  • In the field:
  • Helmet
  • Pair of glasses mask iridium preferably
  • Spare screen
  • Pair of gloves
  • Pair of leather boots
  • Pants and jacket endurance, and all necessary protection to the practice of motorized hiking terrain

For navigation:

  • A small notebook and pen to note the instructions of the daily briefing
  • GPS with handlebar bracket and power cable (or batteries)


Day 1 –  Arrival in Hanoi

Transfer to hotel. Thirty kilometers during the bus zigzags between bikes, pedestrians, cattle is bathmat … Everyone quietly recovers overnight flight … In the afternoon, a walk in this city of water is proposed. A presentation and a briefing of the raid are scheduled in the late afternoon. Dine out on Hoan Kiem Lake; in a unique atmosphere, presages a joyful week our chopsticks crisscross awkwardly. Hotel accommodation.

Day 2 -Hanoi – Ngoi Tha – 185 km

Tar dominates this first step, but it is rather dilapidated roads in the broken tarmac, drowned under the rain rice … Over the ancient kilns and houses on stilts, ferry crossings picturesque punctuate the day. A must for lovers of beautiful images, sensations and rare intensity, Vietnam, bathed in the east by the South China Sea, is a welcoming place, warm and green rice fields identified which spreads its mountains … A sarabande surprises awaits the traveler at every turn. It’s intense and deeply exotic. People are relaxed; the smile is shoplifting … The natural park of Thac Ba punctuates the day. genuine step in a traditional house on stilts. Accommodation and dinner at the inhabitant.

Day 3 -Ngoi Tha – Bac Ha – 170 km

Between valleys, hills “sugar loaves” and mountains, the path follows the relief like a caress. By surprise between two waterfalls, he hoisted the expedition at 1900 meters in alpine scenery! At the heart of the country, taking the time to count the turns, we “cruise” in slow motion, every way out, never able to embrace everything at a glance. Between vegetation tunnels under a thick jungle, breathtaking views of succession to the rhythm of untied laces. Accommodation and dinner at the inhabitant.

Day 4 -BAC Ha – Hoang Su Phi – 80 km

Shimmering on irrigated gardens, typical villages Mongs curl up on any uncultivated plot. In harmony with sometimes dizzying mountain, stepped crop lining each elevation in elegant curves. Here, tortured by a relief each more vindictive turn, the last traces of bitumen have definitely abdicated. Each cable propels the route to the ridges which culminate each between 1100 and 1300 meters. The passage tapers inexorably over the ascent; frequent stretches on narrow paths turns the way. At the foot of the waterfalls, our wiggles wiggles in splashing. It ricochets in late stage during several kilometers, on an intrepid river. Hotel accommodation.

Day 5 -Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang – 100 km

Brrr … Exploration is sinking deeper into a generous and unexpected nature. Bold, the route becomes embedded in deep valleys, trips over the torrent risk would rise on steep slopes. It is lost in the forest. We find the above to pick your way through scenic trails, the blustering dizzying overhangs Waouuuh … … Suddenly the rice fields disappeared … Our wanderings through now on the run from the villages of stone walled. Pelee, the mountain range is the border with China. The place is falling. This is perhaps the highlight of the stay … Going down gradually over Ha Giang by a crisp valley, a sunken track in the thick jungle riding a massive oozing from every pore. Hotel accommodation.

Day 6 -Ha Giang – Dong Van – 150 km

On these hair-raising sections, similar to the previous day, full of sensations is insured! In the villages of Zao and around the country, the Vietnamese people, engaging, open, curious, playful, amused by our passage, is responsible also to lead the expedition. Hotel accommodation.

Day 7 -Dong Van – Bao Lac – 115 km

Leaving the barren heights, the course juggles pins to Meo Vac, then blows on the banks of an enchanting river. Linking to Bao Lac. Hotel accommodation on the banks.

Day 8 BaO Lake – Ba Be – 170 km

Day of wandering between palms and tea crops: the route takes us smoothly to civilization still regularly through these typical wooden villages. On the lake, fishermen offer their catch wriggling travelers. The site is classified as a national park. Reluctantly, everyone here makes his faithful steed. Accommodation and dinner at the inhabitant.

Day 9 –  Liaison Ba Be – Hanoi

Cruise Lake. In the process, return to Hanoi. Each free bitumen square meter is squatted by a hodgepodge teeming formed by pedestrians, cyclists, cyclists, scooter riders, and other poultry and cattle … Undaunted, our bus zigzags nonchalantly in this sweet mess. Hotel accommodation.

Day 10 –  Hanoi

Free day … Transfer to the airport. Fly to Europe.

What's Included

  • Hotels
  • in twin rooms or at private places from the evening of the first day through the morning of the last day
  • Breakfast
  • lunches and dinners from the evening of the first day through the morning of the last day
  • The complete track of the itinerary
  • Return transfer to Hanoï by night train
  • Guide
  • on motorcycle
  • Logistics attendant for luggage transport
  • One interpreter
  • Fuel for the motorcycle