Hanoi - Thac Ba Lake - Ba Be National Park



3-day ride to Thac Ba - Bac Kan


Ba Be National Park Vietnam Motorbike Tours – 3 Days

There are many choices to ride motorcycle when it comes to your time budget. If you have 03 days, why not look at one of our Vietnam Motorcycle tours: The 03-day ride to Thac Ba and Ba Be .

The destinations

Thac Ba 

Vietnam motorbike tours to Thac Ba

One of the biggest lakes in Vietnam, created when the flow of the Chay river was blocked on purpose to reserve water for the hydro power plant of Thac Ba. The lake covers over 23000 hectares and it’s 80 km long. Due to the vastness of the lake and small population living sparsely along the bank, the lake remains in a clear, blue water. Dotted on the water are green pinnacles of the old hills which are now submerged. Local boats go out fishing on daily basis as the lake provides an abundant supply of shrimp and fish. Motorbike riders can also enjoy a local boat trip out to the water and enjoy the calm, vastness of the lake.

Along the lakes are small communities, of which the Dao people make the most of the population. Most of them still live in their traditional houses on stilts, eking out a living from growing rice or fishing or growing tea along hillsides. Recently, some local homes have been open to travelers for accommodation as home-stay, this makes local life somehow better.

Ba Be National Park

Bac Kan is a mountainous province which offers fabulous scenery of mountains, rivers and forests. Lying in the heart of the province is the Ba Be lake, which looks like a blue gem from above due to its crystal clear water. Surrounding the lake are forests and rivers. This is one of the 100 largest natural fresh water lakes in the world and has been recognized as a National heritage. The lakes lies 145 m above sea level, covering an area of 650 ha. The length of the lake is also 8 km, contracted in the middle. Fencing the lakes are high Karst formations, which offers fabulous view to have an easy motorcycle ride around.

There are minority villages dotting the National Park, of which the most commonly met are the Tay, who have been living here the longest.

The motorbike ride

This motorcycle ride takes in the 02 places of tranquility in northern Vietnam’s highland, with stunning mountainous scenery. During our ride you will have a chance to see the beautiful countryside, stunning Karst formations, roaring rivers and peaceful villages. We will take both asphalt road and off-road.

Day 1: Hanoi – Thac Ba Lake

Be picked up at your hotel and transferred to our Vietnam Motorcyclist-Tours workshop, where you will get to meet your iron horse, plus the necessary motorbike riding gears. Meet your friendly tour guide who has spent a good long time riding all over the country. Safety rules will be given, getting you well prepared for the ride.

Once leaving the city’s center, you will make way through the countryside, get to see the peaceful rice fields, the little villages with gazing buffaloes along the way. Our ride also covers some rarely used road to add to the riding thrill. Lunch on the way and expect to arrive at our home-stay at around 4:00 pm. The host is a Dao family, one of the minorities in the region. Spend your time walking the village, or simply enjoy a swim in the clean and clear water of Thac Ba lake.

Dinner will be prepared by the hospitable  family, this is the time for you to interact and learn about their culture of life. People here show their hospitality with delicious food and their homemade wine from corn or cassava. Remember to keep yourself from being too drunk to be healthy for the next day.

Day 2: Vu Linh – Ba Be National Park

Get ready for the good long day, yet stunning scenery!

The riding distance is around 200 km, and it’s meant to be done on both asphalt and off-road terrain. When on asphalt road, we use the less used road, making sure you stay away from the busy traffic. Once we’re on the off-road, treat yourself with the exhilaration of riding and spectacular scenery along the route leading to Ba Be lake.

And the ride goes on, we will be passing many peaceful villages, surrounded by forests and green rice fields along the way. At some point, we will be riding along the raging Lo river, which supplies its water to the bigger Red river. Mountain scenery keeps opening further in front of you, and the feeling is just awesome. Some parts of the ride will be challenging for those who need, knowing that the main road is not far away, if you’re looking for something easier.

Arrive by the bank of the pristine Ba Be lake in late afternoon, meet our host family, a Tay minority. You can also enjoy a walk around before dinner is served.

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

Enjoy the scenery and the calmness of Ba Be lake’s area.

After our breakfast and home-made coffee, get ready for the ride to Hanoi. This 200 km will be done on both asphalt road and off-road. We will try to make way to Hanoi before 5:00 pm, when the city’s traffic becomes busy. Finally, why not sit back at our Vietnam motorcyclists Tours’ workshop to enjoy a cold beer while going through the fun and the riding experience.

Thac Ba Lake

One of 03 biggest reservoirs in Vietnam, the lake is incredibly scenic, and peaceful with green hilltops jutting out of the water and local fishing boats drifting along.

Ba Be National Park

Encompassing the beautiful Ba Be lake, the national park is where you sense the nature, with a great variety of fauna and flora.

White Dao's Village

Staying in a local home of the Dao minority is among a delightful experience as you get to see their lifestyle and learn about their everyday life.

Tay's Village

Located amidst stunning Karst formations is a village of the Tay people, who make their living from agriculture and fishing. A night treated by local cuisines is an unforgettable memory.

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