The Formula One is coming to Vietnam and RAMS Adventures are going to be there. Not only will you get to see all the action from the new Hanoi Street Circuit but we will then show you around, arguably the most beautiful part of Vietnam on an Enduro motorcycle.
After the race teams have gone, we will take you along some of the more remote routes in Northern Vietnam on either an Enduro Motorcycle or one of our old style military jeeps. Take on the Happiness Road from Ha Giang to Bao Lac and discover why this part of Vietnam is known for its beauty and jaw dropping scenery. High peaks turn into limestone pillars known as Karsts, experience this wonderful country from the saddle of your bike.
Join us for this high octane and historic first ever Formula One race in Vietnamese, experience the race from any part of the circuit or reserve one of our grandstand packages.
Hanoi - is a vibrant full on city that has to be explored. Stay in the Old Quarter of the town where you can sample the street traders food and night market or visit the downed B52 American Bomber in the middle of one of the cities lakes.
The new for 2020 Formula One Vietnam Hanoi Motor Sport Circuit, spend three days watching Lewis Hamilton and Co battle it out along this 5.57km, 22 turn circuit with corners bored from Suzuka and the Nurburgring.
Overnight Sleeper train to the Chinese Border - That evening we will catch an overnight sleeper train to Lao Cai in the northwest province of Vietnam, unload the bikes and following breakfast we hit the trails and head into the mountains.
The Happiness Road - is a 200kms stretch of hairpin bends stretching from Ha Giang to Meo Vac. The road was constructed in 1959 mainly by the local people using shovels and hoes and it took six years to complete because of the extreme terrain the road navigates, a must for a motorcyclist.
Ba-Be National Park - Explore Vietnam's largest National Park where you find nestled in the rainforest the magnificent lake of Ba-Be with its waterfalls and cave network make it a must for any visitor. Get wonderful views and amazing photos across the province from the top deck of the homestay or head across the lake on one of the boats.
2nd April - Leave for Vietnam
3rd April - Day One: Arrival in Hanoi
Either relax at the hotel or let us take you to the circuit to watch the cars practice and learn the new circuit. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and is known for its centuries-old architecture. We stay in the chaotic Old Quarter of the city with its quirky tall buildings and street traders the pace of life will amaze you. Tonight we meet the team before you sample the delights of this bustling city.
4th April - Day Two: Hanoi Motor Sport Circuit - Formula One
After breakfast the day is your own or you can join us to go to the circuit where you will get to see the cars during second practice and then qualifying. We will then return you back to the hotel where we will go for dinner and discuss the days activities.
5th April - Day Three: Hanoi Motor Sport Circuit - Formula One
After breakfast at the hotel we will take you to the circuit to watch the first ever Vietnamese Formula One race and following the podium champagne we head back to the hotel for dinner.
6th April - Day Four: Hanoi to Lao Cai
After breakfast the day is your own or you can join us on our city tour to check out the downed B52 Bomber in the lake, the War Museum and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Lunch is at the famous Obama Cafe where the Bun Cha and Egg Coffee is good enough for the former US President. Tonight we head to Hanoi Train Station to begin our adventure in North Vietnam.
7th April - Day Five: Lao Cai to Xi Man (160kms)
After breakfast, we head to Lao Cai town to marvel at the Chinese trading posts and border crossing. Small pushbikes laden with goods come into the town from across the river in China to trade at the local markets of Vietnam. We leave Lao Cai along the river on single broken road as we ride into back into the hills.
8th April - Day Six: Xi Man to Ha Giang (160km’s)
Today is the day of waterfalls, switchbacks and long drops. Roads are a great mix of smooth tarmac, broken trails and hill tracks to the town of Ha Giang. Here we get to ride through the hotel on our bikes, a great opportunity for a photo but remember no wheelies in reception.
9th April - Day Seven: Ha Giang to Don Van (180km’s)
Huge peaks shadow our ride as we wind our way to the start of the Happiness Road through endless valleys along the river to Dong Van. Tonight we sample the Vietnamese Hot Pot, a local dish that is fun as well as tasty.
10th April - Day Eight: Dong Van to Bao Lac (165km’s)
A late start today as we arrange the inner line permits that allow us to enter the next province. You may notice the mountains start to change shape, huge limestone boulders seem to have some symmetry to each other as we weave around their bases, stunning. Today you have the option to ride the famous sky road goat track but only for those who have a head for heights.
11th April - Day Nine: Bao Lac to Ba Be (110km’s)
After breakfast its straight on the bikes and into a small broken road section which takes us through some tiny bamboo villages. The Villagers are always welcoming to strangers with a cup of hot green tea and maybe a glass of rice wine, my advice is stick to the tea. Great trails give way to waterfalls and some optional river crossings. We aim to arrive at Ba Be Lake early enough to take one of the boats on the lake. Tonight is a BBQ overlooking the lake.
12th April - Day Ten: Ba Be to Hanoi (200km's)
Following an early start on the bikes we continue to head south through the National Park to Hanoi. Hanoi is a huge city with scooters, bikes and pedestrians coming from all angles, don't worry because you should be seasoned Vietnamese riders by now, confident in the rules of the road.
13th April - Day Eleven: Hanoi and home
If you fancy extending your stay then why not talk to RAMS about Halong Bay, Hoi An and Cambodia.
Kawasaki or Honda 250 Enduro bike is included in the overall cost however we want you to be comfortable on the bike therefore reduced height and suitable for pillion bikes are available. We also have a selection of Suzuki DRZ400’s Honda XR400’s and 650cc machines - please enquire. For those who would like to take our military jeep along some of the trails then we can also fit four passengers.
Honda CRF 250 L
PRICE £2300 per rider
£450 single supplement
Tours available for groups or as individuals