(Terence Mills reviews of 7 days Honda dirt bike XR250, ~1,500 km)
Tempo of the tour and the stop-over
Thon, our tour guide, spent the first day evaluating our riding ability and off-road skills then set the route. Sensible and safe.
I would say the level of off-road skill for the route chosen would be about a 7 out of 10. I am a 6 so lots of fun.
Bikes and equipment
We rode quite old Honda Baja 250’s. Totally reliable and perfect for the job. Amazing off-road capabilities. Highway cruising speed was 80kph, more than enough for traffic in Vietnam.
The first two nights were spent in Home-stays. Absolutely fabulous, lovely village homes and integrated with the families. A brief but special insight into rural life.
The 3 hotels were fine. Clean, comfortable and well located.
The last home-stay was a disappointment being more of a hostel than a homestay. I would recommend you find an alternative.
Superb everywhere we went. I live in Asia so no problem for me but other Westerners may want a change from time to time.
Guide and organization
Faultless, from the moment I arrived visa-less and unannounced until we handed our bikes back in. What a great trip!
Fair, no complaints.
How did you know about us?
Trip researched on the web by my riding buddy so no idea.
The two of us chose to pay a bit more and have a personal guide rather than have to compromise with other riders of unknown tastes, skills and temperaments. I ride motorbikes for a living and this was an outstanding trip, highly recommended to others.
Terence Mills (England)
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