(Mr. Mario & Mrs. Vicki Carusi reviews of 7 days Honda road bike 160cc adventure, ~1,200 km)
We had never done a bike trip before. Not the most experienced riders around. Didn’t know what to expect. Had a brilliant time.
The first moments in Hanoi traffic were scary. But recalled advice from friends, “yield and forgive”, “don’t panic everything happens slowly”, “go behind”. Once settled into the riding, the rest was to enjoy the sites, sounds, and smells.
The countryside was beautiful with interesting sites and people around every bend.
The homestays were the highlight. Beautiful interesting places. Most friendly hosts. Even with little or no English, they made us most welcome and at home. We felt privileged to stay in their homes.
The food was delicious. Once again, especially the homestays. The deep-fried rice paddy crabs were to die for.
Chung, our guide was brilliant. Very friendly and great manner with people, us, and others. Keen to keep us happy and safe. Full of information. We learned lots about Vietnam, the country and the people. He was never stressed. A broken clutch lever just meant a short trip somewhere and he returned with a new one and smile. The look on his face when I presented him with a broken kick start lever?? Wish I had a camera. Nonetheless, he disappeared and returned with another lever, a smile and we were on the road again. He even taught us to count. Mot, Hai, Ba, Dzo. But maybe my spelling isn’t spot on.
All in all, had a wonderful time. Still, lots of Vietnam to explore.
To Chung, Anh, and the rest of the Off-road Vietnam crew, thank you for a fantastic experience.
Thanks, Anh, Chung, and everyone at Offroad Vietnam, it was a trip of a life time.
Tempo of the tour and the stop-over
Enough stops/rests. Never felt pushed. Maybe should have pulled over for more photo opportunities. Personal choice.
Bikes and equipment
Honda 160 performed well. No hiccups. Minor on the go repairs.
Homestays, definitely the highlight. Most friendly welcoming hosts. Lovely settings.
The food was great. Again especially at the homestays. Never went hungry.
Guide and organisation
Chung, our guide was terrific. Easy, friendly personality. Full of information. Answered our endless questions. Keen to keep us happy and safe. Tour organisation was great.
Great value for money.
How did you know about us?
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Full name: Mario & Vicki Carusi.
Address: N.T. AUSTRALIA.
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