Teeming with lush greenery, mountainous beauty, and narrow motorbiking routes, Vietnam is a biker’s paradise. Whether you are an adventurous or laidback backstreet rider, there is a perfect motorbike tour in Vietnam for you. Gear up for the ride of a lifetime with these best guided as well as unguided tours.
1-Day Trip on Hải Vân Pass
The Hải Vân Pass is one of the most scenic and thus popular Vietnam motorcycle tours. Its name translates to “ocean cloud pass” in English, revealing exactly what the moniker says. As you ride through the winding roads, you will watch the floating clouds hove in sight, brighter and bigger. Welcoming you in the clouds’ backdrop will be the swishing ocean. Undoubtedly, this natural beauty is what compelled Jeremy Clarkson to call the route one of the best coastal roads in the world.
The pass is 13-mile long and connects Da Nang to Huế. If you want to get past quicker, you can take the tunnel route that opened in 2005. The best time to traverse the pass is between April through July.
6-Day Guided Easy-Rider Hoi An Motorcycle Tour
Feeling like a daredevil? Conquer the 6-day route that winds through the Central Highlands of this picturesque country. The head of the trail lies in Hoi An. From there it takes you to DaLat via Kham Duc, Kon Tum, Pleiku, Buon Ma Thuot, and Lak Lake.
The tour is offered by the popular motorcycle tour operator in Vietnam, Easy Rider. It is a guided tour too! This means not only will you enjoy the serene outdoors while on the road, but also learn about the country, the places you ride past, and their unique traditions.
The guide will unveil hidden destinations dotting the off-road tracks that often go untraced by vacationers. Get ready to ride through paddy fields, trek across rocky summits, swim in Fairy Pool and cross thick forests.
With a tour so off-grid, you are less likely to come across the crowding, camera-toting tourists, thus sidestepping the pick-pocketers and robbers. In a nutshell, expect the journey to be pleasant, intrepid, intriguing, and fun.
Food and accommodation cost are included in the price of the tour.
4-Day Guided Vietnam Off-Road Motorbike Tour
If you are too enthusiastic for just 1-day trip, then perhaps, a 4-day guided motorbike tour will offer the kind of adrenaline rush you’re looking for. The most beautiful route to take would be a roundtrip that starts and ends at Hanoi, but through the journey take you to eye-popping destinations such as Mai Chau, Phu Yen, and Thac Ba Lake.
On your way, you will explore the ethnic culture of local communities as you explore the Vietnamese terra incognita on your motorbike. The route is suitable for bikers of all skill levels since the landscape is not too tough to traverse. This doesn’t mean that it won’t be exciting. The labyrinthine off-road course is a thrilling concoction of mud, gravels, rocky curves, and tarmac trails.
Note that riding gear, food, and accommodation are included in the price of this guided tour.
5-Hour Ride Across DT652 Pass
Perhaps going solo and unguided is more of your style. In that case, the 5-hour tour between DaLat and Nha Trang is perfect for you. Full of twists, turns, curves, and wind, this route throws at you all the excitement and scenic beauty of a 6-day tour. It is perfect for a biker who is chasing the two-wheeler thrill, has basic riding skills, and does not want to take a long trip.
Flanked by rolling hills and sheltered by thick forest canopy, the route will be a treat for the sore eyes.
This tour is also popular among the locals, so you might want to ride the bike here just to go all native and meet the local people. Throughout the way, you will also come across a few pitstops to halt and slurp coffee while enjoying the verdant environs.
The Ultimate Vietnam Motorbike Route
Vietnam’s beauty is not limited to just mountains and forests; it is known for its powdery beaches, palm-fringed shoreline, and coral reefs as well. If you are up for a long ride of over 4 weeks and daring enough to cover 1721 miles, then we have the ultimate motorbiking route for you.
The route begins at Saigon and ends at Hanoi. Throughout the journey, you cross a variety of landscapes, including coastal and pastoral. You will ride the paved rural roads, coastal back-roads, and highways. The route will pass by villages, secluded hamlets, cultural sites, modern cities, and limestones.
Expect beaches, watchful mountains, and everything in between! It is perfect for riders of all skill levels save a few tricky terrains you will encounter in central areas. It is the perfect balance of must-visit and hidden sites – an allrounder.