Offroad Vietnam provides professional motorbike tours and scooter rentals in Hanoi using Japanese Honda bikes with vast experience for years. We, in fact is a 100% Vietnamese owned and run company specializing in small group tours on two wheels and 4×4 only. Popular Vietnam motorbike tours could be from 1 day to 16 days and carter for different budgets and time you have. For your convenience and safety, we tailor make on or off-road tours based on your motorcycle riding skills.
Many people think a motorbike tour is easy to organize in Asia. This is not true if you want a safe outdoor adventure. There are so many things to prepare like bikes, riding gear, luggage and insurance etc. and other logistics. It’s not as simple as sitting in a car enjoying Vietnam over windows. It’s a game of coming back in one piece!
Below are three different types of motorcycle trips you could book with us, either guided or unguided. Offroad Vietnam provides some of the best motorcycle tours for you in Hanoi.
Fully Guided Motorcycle Tours
Motorbike tours in Vietnam for beginners, novice, intermediate and experienced riders. It’s not just a tour or an adventure, but a fascinating motorcycle journey! This is the most popular type of tours we have been providing.
We choose the best places to eat, comfy places to stay and good services wherever we ride to. You can have some ideas about our spending at this link.
Semi-guided Motorbike Tours
Basically, it’s bike(s) & a guide rental through Vietnam. Forget about bike fix and direction, decide your own tempo. You have total flexibility to stop, eat and sleep wherever you want. You just pay as you go. Last minute deals can be cheaper (low season) or more expensive (high season).
From our experience people tend to save when they pay spending on the road. This is not worth it. See the link above about spending on our fully guided Vietnamese motorbike trips that we pay in order to have fresh and delicious food (not chemically frozen!), comfortable places to stay and a great trip. You get what you pay for. Naturally, people likely eat more when they are paid by us and save when they pay by themselves.
Self-guided Motorbike Tours
This type of motorbike tour is best when you are looking for a new adventure away from the norm. You need to have good riding skills and handle things on your own. If you are beginners or novice riders or can’t ride manual clutch motorbikes then this is not for you. Saving or loosing money is on you. We provide reliable bikes, a tool kit, spare parts, a simple map, expert advices and tips for you.
From our experience, you explore Vietnam less than the two packages above.
Guided or unguided?
One of our customers had this to say: “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 but its different, different in a pleasant way and you’ll need help coping with that difference.”
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 hidden roads and communicate with local people. We hope that you consider this carefully before deciding which motorbike tour to book.
OUR HONDA TOURING MOTORBIKES
Road/Sport Touring Motorcycles
All small off-road motorbikes and road touring motorcycles 110-125cc are 2013/2014 all new Japanese Honda models as of early 2014 for our Vietnam motorbike tours and rentals in Hanoi. We discontinued all older 110-125cc motorbikes that many shops in Hanoi still use.
All 250cc off-road dirt bikes are Japanese Honda XR250’s and XR250 Bajas, were made between 1998 and 2005, owned and fully serviced by ourselves. They are among the best dual enduro bikes you can find in Hanoi.
TYPICAL (BEST) MOTORBIKE TOUR ITINERARIES OF VIETNAM
Offroad Vietnam is our trade name and trade mark. It doesn’t mean that we only ride off-road. On our Vietnam motorbike tours, we ride on all types of roads, from sealed and secondary roads, tracks, trails and footpaths. If you want more bumpy tracks, then head to Northern Vietnam because the Southern part is more flat and with lower mountains. Most of our dirt bike tours are in the Northern Vietnam provinces.
Below are the most popular Offroad Vietnam’s motorbike tours itineraries either on or off-road which cover the best areas for travelling on two wheels in Vietnam. Please follow the links to see sample trips, we can tailor make a trip that carters for the number of days you have.
NORTHERN VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS
Ha Giang & Northeast Vietnam in 8 days (Hanoi – Vu Linh – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Bao Lac – Cao Bang – Quang Uyen – Lang Son – Hanoi)
Ha Giang & Northeast Vietnam in 11 days (Hanoi – Nghia Lo – Than Uyen – Sapa – Bac Ha – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Bao Lac – Cao Bang – Quang Uyen – Lang Son – Hanoi)
Central North Vietnam in 5 days (Hanoi – Mai Chau or Moc Chau – Phu Yen – Vu Linh or Luc Yen – Hanoi)
Northeast Vietnam in 7 days (Hanoi – Vu Linh – Na Khan – Ba Be – Cao Bang – Quang Uyen – Lang Son or Mau Son – Hanoi)
Northwest Vietnam in 10 days (Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phu Yen – Son La – Tuan Giao – Lai Chau or Sin Ho – Sapa – Bac Ha or Luc Yen – Vu Linh – Hanoi)
Big Northern Vietnam Loop in 16 days (Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phu Yen – Son La – Tuan Giao – Than Uyen – Sapa – Bac Ha – Xin Man – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Bao Lac – Cao Bang – Quang Uyen – Lang Son – Hanoi)
Around Hanoi one day motorbiking (Tho Ha vermicelli village, Bat Trang ceramic village, Dong Ho traditional painting village, Van Phuc silk village, But Thap pagoda, Dau pagoda, Thay pagoda, Tay Phuong pagoda, Perfume Pagoda, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, Hoa Binh and the forgotten Highway 6, Ba Vi and Dong Mo golf course, Duong Lam ancient village)
Tours For Women Only (Customized based on riding skills and expectations)
SOUTHERN VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS
South Vietnam in 5 days (Saigon – Cu Chi – Saigon – Ho Coc – Mui Ne – Da Lat – Saigon)
South Vietnam in 7 days (Saigon – Cu Chi – Saigon – My Tho – Can Tho – Ben Tre – An Giang – Saigon)
Vespa Scooter Tours Vietnam in 12 days (Saigon – Long Hai – Ho Tram – Long Hia – Mui Ne – Ninh Chu – Dalat – Nha Trang – Saigon)
ALL VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS
Ho Chi Minh Trail/Road in 9 days (Hanoi – Phu Yen – Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Dong Hoi – Khe Sanh – Hue – Hoi An)
Ho Chi Minh Trail/Road in 11 days (Hanoi – Phu Yen – Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Dong Hoi – Khe Sanh – Hue – Hoi An – Quy Nhon – Nha Trang)
Ho Chi Minh Trail/Road in 13 days (Hanoi – Phu Yen – Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Dong Hoi – Khe Sanh – Hue – Hoi An – Kon Tum – Buon Ma Thuot – Nha Trang)
Ho Chi Minh Trail/Road in 16 days (Hanoi – Phu Yen – Mai Chau – Tan Ky – Phong Nha – Dong Hoi – Khe Sanh – Hue – Hoi An – Kon Tum – Buon Ma Thuot – Nha Trang – Da Lat – Cat Tien – Saigon)
Custom Tours of Vietnam (Customized based on motorbike riding skills and expectations)
After many years of organizing motorbike tours through Vietnam, we designed a collection of motorbike tours that our customers actually took. We know that not all riders have the same riding ability, so just contact us and together we will tailor make a trip at your pace.
HANOI MOTORBIKES, MOTORCYCLES & SCOOTERS FOR RENT
If you love motorbiking with a sense for fun and an unguided adventure on your own, you have come to the right place. You need to have good riding skills, know mechanic basics and have a strong sense of adventure.
For long trips we provide enduro bikes, motorcycles and riding gear to hire on daily basis. They are in good working conditions. All rentals should be reserved and paid with a deposit before you pick up the bike(s). We have not offered one-way rentals yet. Many clients asked if we could deliver or collect bike(s) in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City – HCMC) and rode the same route like “Top Gear Vietnam Special” show. Unfortunately the answer is “no”. All rentals start and end in Hanoi where our only office is located. We share our passion for this truly amazing country and getting lost is also part of an adventure. Even a flat tyre/tire will give you a chance to have many more new friends and some clients were sad because they had no puncture!
For riding in and around Hanoi, most expats would consider moped scooters and fully automatic scooters to hire on monthly basis. The rental is cheap and come with limited mileage of 1,500km/month. These Honda scooters are new or near-new (usually less than 20,000km odo and under 3 years old). They are not comfortable for long distance touring.
USED MOTORBIKES FOR SALE IN HANOI
Honda is the most popular brand, Vietnamese people refer Honda as motorbike by default. In fact, Honda is the most reliable brand on the road, you can simply look at the traffic lights and at least 70% of bikes is Honda. There is a variety of makes and models, some date back to the 1960’s. Most of Hondas in Vietnam are step through mopeds or automatic scooters. Manual clutch bikes are hard to find and are usually in poor conditions. Road bikes come with low handle bars so if you are over 1.7m, you can get a number of aches and pains when riding for a few hours. Raised handle bars offer a solution but then the steering is not so good. Dirt/trail bikes are the best but they are very very hard to find and at a much higher cost. Buying a Honda would be the safest bet because many mechanics have parts and knowledge on Honda bikes and it is not prone to break down. To see current bikes for sale from our company, please click here.
VIDEO CLIPS OF OFFROAD VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS
If you still couldn’t find what you are looking for, please use sitemap. Some links below can also be helpful:
– FAQs about motorbike tours and rentals in Hanoi
– Motorbike tours with places still available
– Customers’ reviews & comments about motorbike tours and rentals in Hanoi
– Magazines & guide books featuring Offroad Vietnam motorbike tours and rentals in Hanoi
– Adventure travel articles about Vietnam motorbike tours
– Other adventures we provide include 4WD tours, trekking tours, cruises, train tours and classic tours.
You come this far but still have specific questions about 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.