Who Can Have A Bike Riding Lesson?
This bike riding lesson is only provided to expats (not available for tourists) who want to rent scooters for riding in Hanoi as a commuter or riders who join our guided trips. However, it’s not provided as a stand alone service. Therefore, if you want to explore Vietnam on your own on self-guided trips and want this motorbike lesson then sadly we don’t offer it. In reality, riding in Vietnam is dangerous and it requires much more than just riding ability. It’s, in fact, more like a game of coming back in one piece!
Recently, some of our clients who never ride two wheels before came and tried a lesson. However, it didn’t work. Therefore, make sure at least you ride a two-wheel vehicle before like a bicycle, an electric scooter, an automatic scooter or a push bike. In case you never ride any of these, rent a bicycle in Hanoi before taking this lesson. It helps save our time!
In fact, travelling on two wheels in Vietnam is not easy for people with little or no experience. After many years offering motorcycle tours, Vietnam Offroad is sure that after this bike riding lesson (motorbike driving lesson) 90% of learners can ride a bike safely and respond well to Vietnamese traffic. Luckily, only one of people who took this lesson had a small accident and broke his elbow. Out of over 5,000 riders we serve, about 10 small accidents happened and the most severe injuries were with ankle, knee or elbow.
There are several ways to minimize the risk of having a bad accident. One is having protective riding gear, helmets and gloves and the other are learn how to ride a manual clutch bike properly.
What’s In A Bike Riding Lesson?
The course will be in between one and two hours depending on how fast you catch up and costs 30$US. Before we start, we let you know some practical rules. In addition, we also show you bike details and functions. For your safety, we first let you try the bike in a quiet area where there is no or very little traffic. You will have one instructor, a bike, riding gear, protective pads and fuel included. After you get confidence and are ready, we lead you in Vietnamese traffic near the training field. Again, this bike riding lesson is only available when you hire our bike(s) or join one of our guided motorcycle adventures.
Can I Hit The Roads After The Lesson?
The only thing that we found difficult for novice riders is getting out of town and returning back to Hanoi. Just watch the video below and see how two girls who were beginners managed Honda XR125 dirt bikes. With our guide leading your way, you will get through this. Flow as a fish in the river!
If you have any suggestion or recommendation regarding Hanoi bike riding lesson, please feel free to contact us.
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