Fact: riding in Vietnam is not for the feint of heart. It has the second highest rate of traffic fatalities in the world and is the second most dangerous place on earth for motorcyclists, just after India. There are approximately 40 traffic fatalities per day in the country. The way people ride in Vietnam is very different from yours: no rules! To ensure an authentic taste, make sure to ignore any Traffic Rules you know. This should help to achieve a fine balance between two-wheeled fun, fine roads, beautiful landscapes and complete and utter chaos.
Note: From early 2010, we provided trips to mainly experienced riders. People without or with little riding experience are not recommended to join our group because they slow down the whole group and it’s not safe for themselves. However, if they take a riding lesson (30$US) and can ride safely then they are welcome on our trips. Even after deposit or full payment is made, there is no refund for inexperienced riders.
Riding experience is necessary. For non-riders, one person may travel as a pillion passenger on the guide’s bike. Pairs or couples can also double up on one bike (Honda 160cc is powerful enough but we don’t recommend it with Minsks as they are underpowered or dirt bikes as the seat is not comfortable for the person behind.)
Ideally, we recommend that you ride with a group of friends and share your adventure together.
Below are some links to help you plan your safe motorcycle adventure in Vietnam.
- Destinations & Riding Route Map
- Types Of Motorbike Tours
- Practical Road Rules
- Group Size & Rider Age
- What To Bring
- Add-on Services
- Tour Codes
- Basic Information About Vietnam
- Notes About Tours Displayed On The Site