Hanoi to Danang - PhongNha Caves (7-day tour)

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The Experience

The Experience

Get off the tourist trail and on-ya-bike for a 7-day adventure from Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, to central Vietnam. Cruising some of the country’s best roads filled with memorable stops. An added highlight - a full day of exploring PhongNha National Park. Our all-inclusive package is filled with plentiful stops for drinks, lunch sightseeing, and photo opportunities, making sure you never get too tired or too hungry!
We never ride after dark, so even with a jam-packed itinerary, we will have you back at your accommodation around 5 pm. Safe, sound and dreaming of your next adventure.

Detailed itinerary

Arrival Day

Our team will collect riders from the airport at a pre-arranged time and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Around 5 pm we will meet at the hotel for a rider’s briefing and review your trusty bike for the adventure before heading out to a local restaurant where we can share a meal and get to know each other before you get started on your epic Vietnam adventure.

Day 1

Hanoi to Mai Chau
Approx. 200km

It’s an early start as we leave the crazy traffic of Hanoi behind and cruise along the edge of the city into the countryside. As the mountains enter our horizons we’ll stop for a local lunch in the White Thai tribe village.
The winding roads lead us out of the village and into more jungle-covered mountains until we reach the top of White Rock Mountain from where you can look down on the breathtaking landscape of the Mai Chau Valley, dotted with small villages and traditional stilt houses of the local farming community. The perfect setting to end our first day as we watch the sunset over the rice fields in the distance.

Day 2

Mai Chau to Vinh
Approx. 300km

Day two leads us down the valley cruising through small villages and farmlands, including Co Luong, where they make chopsticks.
Riding through the beautiful Pu Luong National Park you’ll be surrounded by rice field terraces and dense bamboo forests before joining the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail which takes us further south through peaceful farmlands rolling hills. We’ll take a break for another tasty local lunch at one of the many roadside rest areas before heading towards the coastline filled with beaches, shrimp farms, and fishing villages. Vinh city welcomes us for the night and we’ll spend the evening relaxing next to the pool with a cold beer of course!

Day 3

Vinh to Phong Nha National Park
Approx. 210km

A bit of history is on the cards as we start the day with a trip to the Vinh museum where you can see military vehicles including tanks, planes and a few missiles left over from the war. Dong Loc junction, the official start of the Ho Chi Minh Trail is where we’re headed next, again passing many small villages as we cruise through the countryside before reaching the limestone karst mountains that signals the entrance into PhongNha National Park where we’ll spend the night at a local farmstay.

Day 4

Phong Nha Adventure Day
Approx. 100km or can book any 1-day PhongNha based activity.

Today is something different as we explore Phong Nha National Park and there is plenty to see and do in this beautiful setting of karst mountains and untouched jungle. Check out the Khe Gat runway strip, walk through Paradise Cave or take a ride along Victory Road, a once strategic setting during the war. A relaxing boat trip along the Con river takes us to the famous Phong Nha Cave before we head back to the Farmstay for a magical sunset over the rice paddies while enjoying a cold beer!

Day 5

Phong Nha to Lao Bao
Approx. 250km

Leaving Phong Nha National park, we’ll slowly make our way along the historic Victory Road towards the Laos border. A definite bucket list item for all bikers is where we’re headed next, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, known as one of the best roads for motorcycle rides in Asia! At the foot of giant Karst mountains lies a small hill tribe village where we’ll enjoy a local lunch before heading into the mountains with incredible views.
Cruising through coffee plantations we’ll traverse an 1100-meter mountain pass through the untouched jungle and small villages where ethnic tribes still live in traditional wooden stilt houses. Next, we’ll indulge in a bit of history when we visit the place where the longest battle in Vietnam took place. Khe Sanh combat base houses a small museum and original tanks, helicopters and planes can still be seen on the runway. The last stretch to Lao Bao is a short one and as always, a cold beer awaits!

Day 6

Lao Bao to Hue
Approx. 240km

We’ll start the day taking Route 9, passing the remains of many previous US military bases, and then head into the mountains to cross the DMZ itself. From here you can see the famous Hien Luong bridge which divided the north and south during the war and is situated at the 17th Parallel marker (the provisional military demarcation line). Fuel up on a local lunch at Vinh Moc and visit the underground tunnel network where the entire village lived for 8 years during the war!
Back on the bikes, we’ll follow the coastal roads through small fishing villages and aqua-farming ponds before crossing the Tam Giang lagoon, where, surrounded by endless rice paddies, we’ll take the lesser-traveled, quiet country roads towards our hotel in Hue city.

Day 7

Hue to Danang / Hoi An
Approx. 120km

Step back in time with a visit to the imperial citadel, once the home of the last emperors of Vietnam, it’s now a UNESCO world heritage site. Back on the bikes, you’ll soon be surrounded by endless rice paddies and the lesser-traveled, quiet country roads where you’ll see giant fishing nets across Tam Giang lagoon. A visit to a cemetery might sound odd, but the City of Ghosts, known as Vietnam’s most luxurious cemetery, is a sight to behold! A relaxed lunch on a nearby beach is just the thing needed to fuel up for the next exciting part of our journey: passing the pristine Lang Co bay and ascending the famous Hai Van Pass with its 21km of sweeping bends and breathtaking coastal views. After that adrenaline rush, it’s finally time to head back to base for a well deserved cold beer!


All meals, beverage (except alcohol) while on tour and overnight accommodation are included.

Important notes

All riders must be licensed from their country of origin and hold an International Driving Permit (IDP) for visitors to Vietnam. Vietnamese guests who ride must have a current A2 license.
All customers must carry travel insurance with the activity of motorcycle tour or riding selected.

Cancellations & Refund conditions

Cancellation by Onyabike Adventures

Onyabike Adventures Vietnam tours are not subject to weather for cancellation, unless In extreme and unlikely events a tour is required to be cancelled completely and we are unable to arrange a replacement date a 100% refund will apply.

Cancellation by Guests

  • 1-3 day tours
    If the booking is cancelled within 24 hours of tour departure date or once the tour has departed: the fee is 100% of the tour price.
    The booking is cancelled within 7 days of the tour departure date the fee is 50% of the tour price.
  • 4 days and over tours
    The booking is cancelled within 30 days of tour departure date: no refund of deposit.
    The booking is cancelled within 14 days of tour departure date: the fee is 100% of the tour price.

Refund conditions

Refunds are not included for any unused services , If a customer terminates early in a city other than the departure city, the customer is responsible for the transport fee of the motorcycle to our Danang office. Early termination will not lead to a refund of the tour fees.

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