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Vietnam Off-road Motorbike Tours – Mai Chau Motorbiking


This Mai Chau Motorbiking short ride was designed for people who work in Hanoi. At weekends, they want to escape the city for fresh air. In addition, this trip suits travellers who don’t have many days for riding in Vietnam. Just in two days you will ride snake ways, stay with local Thai people, try their delicious food, join their music Xoe dance and much more. Below is the long ride that we designed for intermediate and experienced riders. However, if you feel you want less riding hours we will find some short-cuts and back roads for you. This is also a good tour if you want to have a taste of Vietnam on small motorbikes. In case you have one more day, we could take you to further explore the surrounding areas of Mai Chau or Pu Luong Reserve. That will be a 3 days trip.

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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. ~200 km, ~6 h.

Leave Hanoi from the West end of the city, just one straight road and three traffic lights. This is much better than riding through city centre with about forty traffic lights to Highway 6. This road takes us to Son Tay along the Red river. Then turn left at Trung Ha bridge and ride on the new road all the way to Hoa Binh.

Once out of the Red River Delta, which brims with traditional farming activity, we pass through limestone monoliths and into foothills populated by Muong people. We head straight at the main range before breaching a high and beautiful forested pass, which descends into the hidden valley of Mai Chau where we spend the night with friends in a traditional Thai stilt house in Poom Coong village.

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The valley of Mai Chau lies between two rivers; the Da River and the Ma River that makes it very fertile and rich in varied landscapes, medium mountains, forest, lake, rivers, and infinitude of small footpaths and offer many possibilities of trek. In the valley of Mai Chau and its surroundings you meet different ethnic people such as Muong, white Thai, H’Mong (live in the hill slopes), and Dao at the markets or in their villages during trekking, boating or while riding.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Hanoi. ~200 km, ~6 h.

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In the morning, visit around Mai Chau then ride back to Hanoi on karst road. We will find a different road back to Hanoi wherever possible. Arrive in Hanoi before 5pm to avoid the heavy traffic during rush hours.

Contact us at in case you have any question, suggestion or recommendation regarding this Mai Chau Motorbiking in 2 days of Vietnam by motorbike.

Below is a video clip that has some portions of this trip. In case you want to watch more videos please check our YouTube channel.


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  1. brett Reply

    my friend and i will be in hanoi around 14/1/14 and would like to do a 3day ride around the area for something different

    my friend was born in siem reap and came to australia when he was a boy and has always wanted to return and do a trail bike tour around the sites of vietnam

    can you give us a quote and some information please


    • Anh Wu Reply

      Dear Brett,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      We are a web-based business and most of the details were posted on our websites. I may suggest you to check here for the general information. Just follow the links to pages which contain information you are looking for.

      Offroad Vietnam provides professional motorbike tours, quality at reasonable prices. We are not offering any discount in exchange for lower quality or services. You will see the best of Vietnam, not like the norm as we ride where very few people travel.

      Below are the answers to your specific questions:

      – We have availability for your dates. January is normally a great month for riding motorbike in Vietnam.
      – What’s your riding experience?
      – Most of our tours are private and only some are open to more riders. Updates were posted here. Currently, there is no short tours you could join but you can start a new trip and we post an update on this page to get more riders for you.
      – For the cost, please follow this link and look at a group of two. More people join you pay less. Bike upgrades are available.

      A deposit is needed to secure a booking and instructions will be sent after we agree about a final tour itinerary.

      If you have any question just let us know.

      We look forward to hearing from you again.


      Offroad Vietnam Team.

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