(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 home-stay. 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 visaless 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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