Offroad Vietnam Adventures has been providing amazing Vietnam motorcycle tours since 2006 and reliable motorbike & near new scooter hire in Hanoi since late 2006. In fact, our business is 100% Vietnamese owned and run, specializing in small group adventures on two wheels and 4×4 only.
Offroad Vietnam is our trade name and trademark. However, it doesn’t mean that we only ride off-road. On our Vietnam motorcycle tours, we ride on all types of roads, from sealed to secondary roads, tracks, trails, and footpaths. If you want more bumpy tracks, then think of Northern Vietnam.
We design Vietnam motorbike tours routes from just 1 day to say, as long as 30 days and they cater for different budgets and time you have. You can ride on or off-road based on your motorcycle riding skills.
NORTHERN VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS ROUTES
Ha Giang & Northeast
Through the years, our most popular motorbike route is Ha Giang & Northeast Vietnam that you can explore in 8 days or in 11 days. Of course, the longer days you have the more you can see and ride more off-road. The people are authentic and friendly, and with the surreal scenery. In fact, this area holds the attention of most dirt bike riders so much that they put it in their bucket list for Vietnam.
A few destinations on this trip are Phu Yen, Ta Xua dinosaur backbone, Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields, Sapa hill station, Ha Giang, Dong Van GeoPark, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfalls, and Ba Be & Thac Ba lakes.
Central North Roof Roads
This is probably a good itinerary if you have less than a week and still want a typical experience Vietnam has to offer. This loop has great scenery, nice hill tribal people, scenic mountain roads, and challenging tracks. We call it Central North Roof Roads because of the highest point of Indochina (Fansipan top). Allow 5 days for a good ride and you can do it one day shorter or longer based on your timing and a day off around Sapa is recommended.
On this motorbike trip, the highlights include Phu Yen, Ta Xua dinosaur backbone, Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields, Sapa hill station, and Thac Ba lake.
This is simply a beautiful area and home to many hill tribal groups and is famous for the war against the French army (Highway 4). In addition, Ban Gioc waterfalls and many stunning mountain passes make it a top choice of tours by motorbike in Northern Vietnam. We suggest spending 7 days on a well-paced trip.
This part of Vietnam is a lesser-ridden area in Northern Vietnam. It used to be quite scenic and challenging. However, with the new roads and hydro-electric plants, things changed. In fact, you can find many different groups of people living in this part of Vietnam, probably more than any other area in the country. Please allow 10 days to have a good loop that includes Phu Yen, Mau Chau, Dien Bien Phu, Muong Lay, Lai Chau, Sapa, and Thac Ba lake.
Big Northern Loop
As the name suggests, it covers almost all of the above routes and you need at least 16 days to have a good itinerary. In fact, more days can be added if you want a more relaxing pace.
There are many amazing destinations in the Northern parts of Vietnam for motorbike riding. Just let us know your expectation and together we will tailor-make the best itinerary for YOU.
In reality, many riders don’t have too many days in Vietnam. Some have to work during the week and can only take a day to ride. Luckily, with our great and professional team, we can show you a full day motorbike ride around Hanoi in just one day. There are a few places we could ride and it all depends on your skills and preference. In fact, the most popular destinations are Bavi & Duong Lam, Ninh Binh, Perfume Pagoda, or many traditional villages near Hanoi.
Below are a few more motorbike routes you can consider based on your time, riding skills, and budget. They work with riders of all levels, from novice to expert.
CROSS-VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS
A motorbike voyage from Hanoi down to the South of Vietnam can be the best way to completely discover a motorbike nation. You ride through various provinces, meet different groups of people, and taste different food. Basically, we follow the historical Ho Chi Minh Road/Trail which is famous during the Vietnam War.
Two things you may need to take into consideration. They are the less hilly roads and the tour price is a bit higher due to the fact that we have to send the bike(s) and pay our guide the travel back to base (Hanoi office). However, you can end your adventure anywhere on the road. Below are a few popular routes.
SOUTHERN VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS ROUTES
In fact, we have only one office in Hanoi, Northern Vietnam. Therefore, we have no tour that starts from outside of Hanoi. The below trips are from one of our partners down in Saigon.
After many years of organizing Vietnam motorcycle tours throughout the country, we designed a collection of motorcycle tours. We know that not all riders have the same riding ability. Therefore, just contact us, and together we will tailor-make a trip that works for every rider.
VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS OPTIONS
When planning, many people think a Vietnam motorbike tour is easy to organize. In fact, this is not true if you want a safe outdoor adventure away from the tourist trails. There are so many things to prepare like bikes, riding gear, luggage, and insurance etc. and other logistics. In reality, it’s not as simple as sitting in a car enjoying Vietnam through windows. It’s a game of coming back in one piece!
Honestly, Offroad Vietnam doesn’t offer the cheapest prices in Hanoi. We focus on safety, comfort, quality of services, and customers’ experience and satisfaction. In general, we don’t offer cheap backpacker standards or lower quality of services in exchange for promotion or press coverage.
Below are three different types of Vietnam motorcycle tours we offer, from unguided to fully guided.
FULLY GUIDED VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS
For beginners, novice, intermediate and experienced riders. It’s not just a tour or an adventure, but a fascinating motorcycle journey! To date, this is the most popular type of tours we have been providing.
We choose the best places to eat, comfy hotels or homestays to sleep and good services wherever we ride. With us, you will be able to pick up better services than when you are on your own. There is no point in saving some small cash in exchange for lower standards of services!
SEMI-GUIDED VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS
Basically, it’s bike(s) & an English-speaking guide rental. Forget about bike service, price negotiation, timing, and routes. Just let us handle them for you and ride at whatever tempo you want. In other words, you have total flexibility to stop, eat, and sleep wherever you want. You pay as you go. However, last-minute deals can be cheaper (low season) or more expensive (high season).
SELF-GUIDED VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS
This option of a motorbike tour is the best when you are looking for a new adventure away from the norm. However, you need to have good riding skills and are able to handle things on your own. If you have limited riding experience then this is not for you. Saving or losing money is on you.
We provide reliable bikes, a tool kit, spare parts, expert advice, comments, and useful tips for you. In other words, we don’t just rent bike(s) but will assist you along the way. You have our support on the phone while you are on the trip to help explain to the local mechanics, hotels, restaurants, and Vietnamese people. We speak fluent English and Vietnamese and won’t waste any second of your time. While riding, we are with you the whole way. This is very important for your self-guided motorcycle tours in Vietnam.
Honestly, you cover Vietnam less than the two packages above. Some people even try to save money by using very cheap hotels and food. However, this makes the riding even harder after long riding hours and some even had food poisoning!
Guided or unguided?
Instead of a conclusion, we pass on one of our customers’ words: “If this is your first visit to Vietnam, take a guide with you, the help you get is invaluable and chances are he’ll save you money when it comes to bartering when you go shopping as well as helping you to get to know the people. Vietnam is a different world, it’s a beautiful country filled with the happiest friendliest most helpful people I have ever come across. However, it’s different, different in a pleasant way and you’ll need help coping with that difference.“
To have an idea of how we can show you more on a guided tour, watch the below video.
OUR FLEET OF JAPANESE HONDA MOTORBIKES
Honda, simply, means “motorbike” in Vietnamese. In other words, this tells how much Vietnamese people love and trust Honda bikes.
OFF-ROAD & TOURING MOTORBIKES
For long trips, we provide off-road motorbikes, touring motorcycles, and safety riding gear. They are in good condition. By far, we only use Japanese Honda 125-250cc (year 2014-2019) like Honda CRF250L, CRF150L, XR150L, and CGL125.
For commuting in and around Hanoi, most expats would consider hiring semi-automatic scooters and fully automatic scooters. These Honda scooters are new or near–new (usually less than 30,000km odo and/or under 5 years old). However, they are not comfortable for long-distance rides. The current fleet includes Honda Winner 150cc, Lead & Air Blade 125cc, Vision 110cc, Wave S/RS/RSX 110cc, Wave Alpha 110cc, and Blade 110cc .
50CC SMALL SCOOTERS
To know which motorbike/scooter is the best for you, please watch the below video.
Note: In reality, none of our bikes is ideal for riding two up because of the small and skinny seat. Honestly, you need bigger bikes but due to 120% taxes, this is hard at the moment.
USED MOTORBIKES FOR SALE IN HANOI
In reality, Honda is the most reliable brand on the market. You can simply look at the traffic stoplights and realize at least 80% of bikes is Honda.
Therefore, buying a Honda would be the safest bet because many mechanics have parts and knowledge of Honda bikes and it is not prone to break down. To check the current bikes for sale from our company, please click here.
Ridiculously, the most popular bike used or bought by tourists to Vietnam is a Chinese copy of the Honda Win (they cheat you by just say Honda Win). The only thing that makes it popular is the low price. There is nothing to say about safety, performance, or reliability from this bike. If you want to know more then check out this page. Note that we never use, offer, provide, or recommend this kind of bike.
VIDEOS OF OFFROAD VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS
Many of our clients posted video clips of their Vietnam motorcycle tours with us on the Internet. In fact, this is the best way to show you what our Vietnam motorcycle tours look like. If you want more details please follow this link. You can also watch more Vietnam motorcycle tours videos directly on our YouTube channel. Enjoy watching!
You come this far but still have specific questions about our Vietnam motorcycle tours and rentals in Hanoi, feel free to contact us for more details. Alternatively, drop by our office and have a chat or share your experiences with us or simply have a look at our daily repair works.