VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS, MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURES, DIRT BIKE RIDES & SCOOTER HOLIDAYS FROM HANOI. GUIDED OR UNGUIDED
This website is part of Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours based in Hanoi, Northern Vietnam.
Covid-19 update: For Covid-19 updates, you can check at this link. In fact, our team is still available even Vietnam tourism is hard hit by this pandemic. We are open and you can hire motorbikes and scooters, but no guided motorbike tours from Hanoi due to the current lockdown (July 24th – August 7th 2021). Our services are not interrupted. However, when you come to our office, remember to keep a distance, wear a face mask, and wash your hand. All for your safety. Thank you!
Many people asked us if we only provide Vietnam motorbike tours off-road and the answer is “not just that“. Vietnam Offroad and Offroad Vietnam are our registered trade names. However, they don’t mean we only offer dirt biking. In fact, we ride on a variety of roads, from rough roads, gravel roads, single tracks, goat tracks to sealed roads. We use dual enduro and sport-touring motorbikes, no motocross so extreme dirt biking is not available. Roads in Vietnam have been upgrading and the quality is getting better and better. In reality, we ride on many hidden roads, back roads, and local goat tracks many people don’t know. Let us show you another Vietnam that most tourists to Vietnam never see.
Motorcycling Vietnam is by far the best way to explore our country, but it’s not for the faint of heart
Below we would go into detail about the types of motorcycle tours available in Vietnam and some most typical motorbike routes. Remember, we can always customize a trip to work with whatever you want to fit in your travel plan.
MOTORBIKE TOURS FROM HANOI
We take every detail seriously, considering we are in your position. With us, you have a choice from the widest range of motorbike adventures in Hanoi. In other words, our prices work with a very wide budget range (15$US – 249$US/day) depending on the types of bikes and tours you would like to book. Our goal is to offer the best quality of services and show YOU a REAL VIETNAM.
Below are three different motorbike tour packages we provide, all run by the professional staff and guides. In fact, we can provide a trip regardless of how experienced you are. A riding lesson is a must if you don’t ride a motorbike before or just ride a little before you come to Vietnam.
1. Fully guided Motorbike Tours
Vietnam motorcycle adventures for riders who just pay for everything in advance. You leave everything behind for us to take care of and just enjoy the trip. In other words, you simply experience Vietnam your way while we work. We select the best food where we ride and comfortable places to stay.
You can have some ideas about our spending at this link.
2. Semi-guided Motorbike Tours
Vietnam motorbike tours (bikes & a guide) through Vietnam at your own pace. You have the freedom of eating whatever you want, staying wherever you like and the flexibility to set your own pace. Everything will be easy when you have a guide, no worry about information, directions and bike problems, etc.
From our experience, people tend to save when they pay to spend on the road. This is not worth it. Check the link above about our spending on fully guided motorbike trips that we pay in order to have fresh and delicious food (not chemically frozen!), comfortable places to stay, and a great trip. In fact, you get what you pay for. Naturally, people likely eat more when they are paid by us and save when they pay by themselves.
3. Self-guided Motorbike Tours
This kind of Vietnam motorbike tour will be your new adventure away from the norm. In other words, it’s a journey rather than a trip! If you are on a budget and can handle anything thrown at you, then consider an independent self-guided motorbike (125-250cc) and motor-scooter vacation (bike rentals).
We provide basic and helpful information plus advice and tips, not just hiring the bikes. In reality, we are with you the whole way with our professional assistance.
You can watch the video below and see how we can show you more on a guided tour.
TYPICAL VIETNAM MOTORBIKE ROUTES
To choose a trip of your lifetime, please check the routes we suggest below in the areas you probably want to ride. If you feel you want something more, beyond the norm, then contact us to discuss your plan(s).
This is the most popular area we ride in Vietnam. The region offers some of the best views, friendly people, warm homestays, and good food. Dong Van GeoPark and Sunday markets are the highlights of this loop. In fact, there are many alternative options that allow us to customize a ride to work with any changing expectations from the customers. Allow 6 to 13 days to ride this trip.
One of the wildest areas for motorbike riders in Vietnam through the high mountains, former battlefields, and Sapa. In addition, it’s also one of the quietest corners with fewer tourists. There are many off-road tracks in this area, especially in the less-populated provinces like Lai Chau, Dien Bien, and Son La. You should need from 4 days to 10 days to do this loop.
This is one of the most scenic parts for riding your motorbike in Vietnam with the famous Highway 4 and Ban Gioc impressive waterfalls. Although the mountains are not as high as in Ha Giang or Northwest, it’s still challenging. In addition, there are many landslides in the rainy season that make your rides more challenging. You can do it from 3 to 8 days and the more days you have the more ground you can cover.
You can find some of the highest mountains in Vietnam on this loop, which’s on the Hoang Lien range. Fansipan is the roof of Indochina and also the highest point in Vietnam. In addition, Sapa is a great mountain retreat that is worth visiting, especially in summer. Between 3 and 7 days is good to explore this area.
As the name suggests, this is a combination of all the three areas in Northern Vietnam that we mentioned above. It has almost everything that Northern Vietnam has to offer. However, it takes around two weeks and you will definitely some of the best experiences riding in Vietnam.
Do you probably notice this name? Yes, it’s the most famous name in Vietnam and his name was also used for the largest city of Vietnam, the longest road in the country, and more. It’s the backbone of Vietnam and you will fully explore a real Vietnam from North to South. In the late 2000s, BBC’s Top Gear Vietnam Special was shot the first and only time about two wheels and mainly on this road. You can now retrace that show route in between 9 and 16 days with different ending destinations.
There is no better weekend escape from Hanoi that has amazing things in just two days like Mai Chau and Hoa Binh. You meet mainly Thai people, one of the nicest people in Asia. The landscape, roads, tracks, villages, and other things offer us different routes to suit any riding level.
In just a day, we will show you a completely different Hanoi. There are so many options around like villages, mountains, rivers, boat cruise, cable cars, and of course the off-road tracks. This motorbike tour is the best when you don’t have enough time to do longer trips but still want to ride a motorbike. We will discuss and take you where you really want to ride.
Here comes the easiest option for riding in Vietnam. Whether you are a newbie, novice riders, or experienced riders, scooters work for you but best on the nicely sealed road. We suggest this kind of tour for couples, families, new riders, female riders, short riders, and usually for short trips. In fact, there is a small percentage of riders who use scooters for long rides, both for budget reasons and personal like.
HANOI MOTORBIKE RENTAL BUSINESS
Scooter rentals for short-term and long-term for expats in Hanoi.
We have been providing near-new or latest models of scooters in Hanoi. Only genuine Honda products, no other brands, or Chinese fakes. Please take these details into account when you decide which bike to hire. Ask about the bike model and year of manufacturing don’t just look at prices. Our rates are competitive and the quality is the best.
Road/ Sport Touring Motorcycles & Semi-automatic or Fully automatic Scooters
All small off-road motorbikes, road touring motorcycles, and scooters (110-125cc) are 2013-2015 latest Japanese Honda models for our Vietnam motorbike tours and rentals in Hanoi. We discontinued all older 110-125cc motorbikes that many shops in Hanoi still use. Scooters are only for long-term rentals in Hanoi as a commuter. These models are very reliable. We, in fact, encourage our customers to choose these bikes because they are just fine for Vietnamese traffic.
All 250cc off-road dual enduro bikes are Japanese Honda CRF250L, which were made between 2013 and 2017, owned and serviced by ourselves. They are among the best dual enduro bikes you can find in Hanoi. They are very reliable and handle Vietnamese roads well.
Note: None of our bikes is ideal for riding two-up because small bikes have a small and skinny seat. As you probably know for large foreigners, the entry bike is from 650cc so don’t expect much from a bike under 250cc. If you choose to ride two-up, expect some discomfort and stop very often, or buy an extra cushion. We are honest about bike conditions and if you want freedom of mind, book a guided tour and our guide takes care of the bikes.
If you need more references about our business, then check out what the professionals said. Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009, 2012, and 2014 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, and travel books about motorcycling in Asia. Please follow this link for more details.
Last but not least, we support local businesses and communities through guided and semi-guided motorcycle excursions by bringing groups to local finest restaurants, hotels, and homestays. This contributes your Dollars directly to aid poor families, eating delicacies, and hotels to improve the life of local people in remote areas where few tourist activities exist. Come and give a supporting hand together with us. Our professional Vietnam motorbike tours focus on safety, quality of services, and customers’ experience and satisfaction. We don’t provide cheap backpacker logistics because it’s hard to wake up fresh and healthy after a riding day if you try to save some money and have low-quality services.
Need more details?
Contact us at [email protected] in case you have any questions, suggestions, or recommendations regarding our Vietnam Motorbike Tours. We will customize a motorbike itinerary to find out what is best for you to experience Vietnam on two wheels off the tourist trails.