Offroad Vietnam Adventures has been providing professional Vietnam motorbike tours and rentals in Hanoi since late 2006. By far, we only use Japanese Honda 125-250cc touring motorbikes like Honda CRF250L, XR125/150/250L, CGL125 and scooters like Winner 150cc, Wave/Blade 100-110cc, Super Dream/Cub 110cc, Vision 110cc, Lead & Air Blade 125cc scooters. In fact, our business is 100% Vietnamese owned and run, specializing in small group adventures on two wheels and 4×4 only.
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 motorbike tours we offer, guided or unguided.
Fully Guided Vietnam Motorbike 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 the 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 Motorbike Tours
Basically, it’s bike(s) & an English-speaking guide rental. Forget about bike fix, negotiation and navigation, just decide your own tempo. 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).
From our experience, people tend to save when they pay for services on the road. However, this is not worth it. You’d better pay more than average and have fresh and delicious food (not chemically frozen!), comfortable places to stay and a great trip. You really get what you pay for.
Self-guided Vietnam Motorcycle Tours
This option of motorbike tour is 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.
You have our support on the phone while you are on the trip to help to explain to the local mechanics, hotels, restaurants and local 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 motorbike 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 be specific, a professional motorbike tour guide adds value to the whole experience, he’s 4-in-1: a guide, a handy mechanic, a leader, and a translator. Without him, you won’t be able to find many hidden roads and communicate with local people.
TYPICAL VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS ROUTES
Offroad Vietnam is our trade name and trademark. However, it doesn’t mean that we only ride off-road. On our Vietnam motorbike 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 Motorbike Tours Routes
– Ha Giang & Northeast Vietnam in 8 days
– Ha Giang & Northeast Vietnam in 11 days
– Central North Vietnam in 5 days
– Northeast Vietnam in 7 days
– Northwest Vietnam in 10 days
– Big Northern Vietnam Loop in 16 days
– Around Hanoi in one day
– Tours For Women Only
– Customized Vietnam Motorcycle Tours
Cross-Vietnam Motorbike Tours Routes
Southern Vietnam Motorbike Tours Routes
After many years of organizing Vietnam motorbike tours throughout the country, we designed a collection of motorbike tours. We know that not all riders have the same riding ability, so just contact us and together we will tailor make a trip that works for every rider.
OUR JAPANESE HONDA MOTORBIKES
Honda means “motorbike” in Vietnamese. In other words, this tells how much Vietnamese people love and trust Honda bikes.
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 20,000km odo and under 4 years old). However, they are not comfortable for long distance rides.
Road/Dual Sport Touring Motorbikes & Scooters
All small off-road motorbikes, road touring motorcycles and scooters (110-150cc) are 2013-2017 latest Japanese Honda models. We stopped providing older motorbikes that many shops in Hanoi still use. The newer models are very reliable and in better conditions.
Our fleet includes off-road dual enduro bikes like 2013-2017 Honda CRF250L, 2013-2015 XR125L, 2016-2017 Honda XR150L, and the legendary Honda XR250L which were made between 2003 and 2005. All bikes are owned and carefully serviced by our team. In fact, they are among the best dirt bikes you can find in Hanoi.
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 road. You can simply look at the traffic stop lights and at least 80% of bikes are 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. 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 MOTORBIKE TOURS
Many of our clients posted video clips of their Vietnam motorbike tours with us on the Internet. In fact, this is the best way to show you what our Vietnam motorbike tours look like. If you want more details please follow this link. Alternatively, you watch more Vietnam motorbike tours videos directly on our YouTube channel. Enjoy watching!
You come this far but still have specific questions about our Vietnam motorbike 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.