10 day Gear Tour

TOPGEAR MOTO2 TOUR [10 Days]
October 2nd - Octobe 11th
$ 2,900 usd per rider
40% for pillions

Join us on this spectacular fully supported event styled around the and beyond the BBC TOP GEAR VIETNAM SPECIAL. yes that's right! this tour ventures deep into the real Vietnam via hidden twisty mountain back roads through regions yet to be discovered by the outside world. deep in history and rich in culture Vietnam is a riders paradise, along with great overnight stays in the most incredible locations . " it's your adventure, let us take you there " Expert local knowledge with high western standards .

 


Tour Highlights;
# ranking in the Top 5 best motorcycling adventures on earth !
# Self-ride Motorcycle Adventure 1,900+km
# step back in time in time visiting traditional villages
# historic battle sites.
# Legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail
# China Beach & Hai Van Pass
# Touring the best hidden back roads in Vietnam
# World Heritage sites, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
# Phong Nha & Paradise caves
# Exclusive to VMT riders .Vietnamese License option
# A Taste of the REAL VIETNAM!
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October 2nd
Day 1: Hoi An - Hue (130km)
Good Morning Vietnam . the day we have all be waiting for has arrived . Saddle up! as we ride through the iconic ancient town of Hoi An and then through the streets of Danang followed by the famed Topgear Hai Van Pass, this twisty mountain road with its spectacular oceans is a great ride . hugging the coast our ride has us arriving into the former Imperial capital of Hue "Home of the last Vietnamese Emperors " A world Heritage site . located on the banks of the Perfume river. a great overnight stay with a great selection of excellent restaurants and bars

October 3rd
Day 2: Hue to Khe Sanh (170km)
A superb day ahead .ride through the streets of Hue and on wards to lesser known back roads that links us up onto the Legendary Ho Chi Minh trail following the Da Krong river, impressive sweeping bends with massive views across the valley and surrounding hillside villages. who are all these friendly people waving at !.. yes that would you . the welcoming smiles and waves all the way through this great land is a very warming experience . its hard to imagine this whole region was once at war . l cant help but have the cold chisel song Khe Sanh playing through my mind! we arrive into Aluoi for some great local coffee . this spectacular road offers a great insight of whats ahead. As we edge closer to Khe Sanh. lunch will be at the old Khe Sanh Marine Base. "Ta Con Air Base " today its home to a small museum filled with historical pictures, a somewhat chilling reminder of what occurred here, there are maps & weapons on display, additionally old aircraft remains including a complete C130 Hercules , Chinook Helicopter and old fighter jet wreckage surround the old airstrip . after lunch we head across to huge Khe Sanh Victory monument erected by the Vietnamese government which lays tribute to the men and women who fought in the battle of Khe Sanh . overnight stay in our hotel with a great local foods nearby and a few cold beers !

October 4th
Day 3: Khe Sanh to Phong Nha (270km)
Regarded by the lucky few who have ridden the Western Ho Chi Minh trail , as being one of the best motorcycling roads on earth. twisting and turning its way through spectacular "Jurassic Park like" Limestone mountains covered in lush green jungle filled with crystal clear waterfalls and wild rivers. this pristine wilderness is still home to many rare animals including Elephants and Tigers. We ride through the Ke Bang National Park and UNESO World heritage Site. containing the oldest Karst mountains in Asia, formed over 400 million years, riddled with over 300 hundred cave systems including the biggest cave on earth Hong Son Dong cave "discovered in 2009" today's ride is mind blowing and best described as a riders paradise . lunch in a small picture perfect village . the afternoon delivers more great riding through this very special part of the world that remains rarely seen by the outside world. keep an eye out for Gibbons. late afternoon has us arriving in beautiful Phong Nha with a great hotel overlooking the Son Con River . enjoy an ice cold welcome beer ! . this charming village offers a great range of local and western style bars and restaurants . Welcome to Phong Nha

October 5th
Day 4: Exploring Phong Nha Caves (40km)
Good Morning Vietnam! . enjoy a fresh coffee overlooking the Song Con river and the peaceful mountain views that surround this village . an early stroll through the village and markets is well worth checking out . 9am we board our awaiting boat for a relaxing journey up river and into Phong Nha cave . "voted as one of the most wonderful caves in the world" said to be nearly 8km long, while scientist have surveyed 44 km of passages, we sail in around 1km before heading ashore to explore the cave by foot . the cave is filled with spectacular Stalactites and Stalagmites "cave has lights installed throughout" Big is an understatement and the sheer beauty is a sensory overload of feeling like your in the center of the earth . returning along the Song Con river with great views of the traditional villages . back out our hotel its time for a great lunch . The afternoon sees us riding 40min through come scenic roads across to Paradise Cave , discovered in 2005, this cave is 31 km long and ceiling height can reach 72 meters and 150 meters wide. massive Stalactites and Stalagmites fill this cave. this is indeed a very special hidden gem. Back in town enjoy the village life and array of small bars and restaurants.

October 6th
Day 5: Phong Nha to Tan Ky (270km)
Morning coffee and breakfast overlooking Song Con River . our bikes have all be checked and serviced ready for the next leg of this grand adventure . Leaving Phong Nha riding north we reconnect with the Ho Chi Minh trail. we immediately plunge into yet more jaw-dropping landscape. The road threads through lush river valleys enclosed by a forest of limestone pinnacles . views across colorful rice fields some still holding bomb crater scars . passing an array of farming areas from tree plantations to fields and tea . traditional farming methods are still used here . anyone for tea ! we stop for lunch next to a lake surrounded in tea hedges . one strip of road becomes so wide . hmm this must of been an old runway . overnight in Tan Ky . more great foods ! its no wonder Vietnam is so famous for food !

October 7th
Day 6: Tan Ky to Quan Son (240km)
Today we say goodbye to the Ho Chi Minh trail and head northwest into small hidden world where time has stood still for centuries. this is a real treat! riding these small mountain roads close to the border with Laos is where its at ! Each turn takes us further and further from the beaten path as we enter the borderlands tiny minority hamlets of wooden-and-thatched huts nestle by streams under huge limestone mountains. bamboo water wheels feed the rice terraces. life here is simple and rich in culture, women and children traditional dress. "the villages in Jurassic Park" riders say they just cannot believe the sheer beauty here. to this day we are the only one's who have the pleasure to this secret location . Overnight in Quan Son

October 8th
Day 7: Quan Son to Mai Chau (110km)
We start the day with a local breakfast that will provide the fuel we need to ride over a series of lofty mountain passes through remote valleys and over limestone peaks covered in mysterious bamboo forests close to the Lao border. Today’s ride gives us a sense of what it’s like for many of the more than 50 different ethnic minority groups in Vietnam to live in such mountainous landscape, with most of their food and building materials coming from the immediate vicinity, just as it has done for centuries. After hours of great riding with plenty of stops to admire the scenery and meet the locals, we roll into Mai Chau, a pleasant valley of green rice paddies. Here, we settle into our comfortable, atmospheric Homestay lodgings for a peaceful night in the countryside. this is one of the most popular overnight stays . amazing food and views and ice cold brews ! .

October 9th
Day 8: Mai Chau to Son La (250km)
We leave the green embrace of Mai Chau valley in the morning. With the mists rising off the paddy fields, we hit the road and head higher into the northwest mountains. As we arrive on the Moc Chau plateau the trees fade away to reveal acres of tea plantations. This area is famous for its excellent brew, and we’ll stop to give it a try, as well as the local ‘milk cakes’ that go with the tea. The temperatures drop as we ride higher. The landscape becomes barren and bare, making it appear isolated and remote. Indeed, this part of Vietnam was a special semi-autonomous zone until the late 20th century. After a long and rewarding day, we hit the hay in our cosy hotel in Son La, a highland town with a real buzz.

October 10th
Day 9: Son La to Nghia Lo (240km)
Departing Son La in the morning, we head east over the Hoang Lien Son Range, Vietnam’s highest and most brooding mountains. ride our way across the rugged highlands we’ll see a region of Vietnam that very few travelers are yet to experience. On our snaking descent to the town of Nghia Lo, there are stupendous views over the famous rice terraces of the northwest mountains, which cascade down the slopes in bright yellows and greens. Filled with fresh mountain air, we arrived at our friendly hotel for the night. relax and enjoy Hghia Lo

October 11th
Day 10: Nghia Lo to Hanoi (200km)
Our final day takes us on excellent meandering roads, down from the mountains via spectacular passes, and into the Red River valley, cradle of Vietnamese civilization. It was here, on the swelled banks of the large, mud-red river, that the first Vietnamese kings ruled thousands of years ago. We wind through crops fields, along river dykes, through old towns, until we arrive at the capital, Hanoi. After 10 days in the mountains, the pace and energy of Hanoi will come as a shock at first. But it won’t take long before we settle into the intoxicating rhythm of urban life and charms of this ancient city. included on this tour is a final night stay in our hotel located within the Old Quarter of Hanoi . lane-ways a filled with shop-houses lots of bars and cafes.


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Tour inclusions: 
- private transfers
- Vietnamese motorcycle license option
- one night pre & post tour accommodation
- Flights within Vietnam
- Full mechanical support
- Guides & VMT Support crew
- Quality Overnight stays in Twin-share rooms
- Motorcycle, All Fuels & oils
- Full mechanical support
- Endless flow of bottled water, fruits and snacks
- Mini Van & Luggage Transfers
- Quality Overnight stays in Twin-share rooms " single room upgrade options"
- Breakfasts & Lunches, one Welcome Dinner
- VMT T-shirt and VN touring map
- Endless flow of bottled water, fruits & snacks
- Field medical kit & back to base support
- Return Motorcycle Freight to VMT HQ
 Not included:
# Motorcycle riding gear  
 # International flights and Visa
 # Personal travel insurance (must include motorcycling)
# Dinner meals (except for ‘Welcome Dinner’)

Limited places, so book early!

 

Tour Price:
$2,900 USD PER RIDER
[40% DISCOUNT FOR PILLION PASSENGERS]
TO BOOK THIS TOUR: Go to our ‘Contact Us’ Page by clicking HERE, or email us at the address below.
info@vietnammotorbiketours.com


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