The open road, a motorbike and a passion for adventure is all you need to explore Vietnam on two wheels. Here are the best Vietnam motorbike tours.
“I don’t really feel like going for a ride today.” Said no motorcycle rider ever…
If you love the feeling of being out on the road getting around by motorbike, why should your holidays be any different? Exploring Vietnam by bike is almost unanimously hailed as being the most fun-fuelled experience travellers could hope for. Here’s what to expect on the best Vietnam motorbike tours.
Many motorcycle fans particularly rave about northern Vietnam when discussing the best Vietnam motorbike tours. With amazing mountain vistas and spread out settlements, motor biking in this region means there are plenty of quiet roads to explore, with lots of photo opportunities perfect for stopping to enjoy when travelling by bike.
The journey from Hanoi to Ba Be National Park
is a great introduction to travelling by motorcycle in Vietnam. The route involves an abundance of secondary roads through forests and valleys. By motorcycle, it’s possible to reach Buoc Lom harbour, where you can visit a traditional village, enjoying a meal and homestay accommodation.
Back on the bike, travelling from Ba Be National Park to Bao Lac involves traversing a recently replaced dirt track and a mountain pass that typically has little to no traffic. Carrying on to Dong Van via Meo Vac involves travelling along the Chinese border – an amazing thing to say you’ve done via motorcycle. Incredible mountain passes afford stunning views, and when travelling by motorcycle, it’s much easier to stop to soak it all up compared to travelling by car.
Next, it’s possible to carry on to Ha Giang, another province bordering China, characterised by lush green landscapes and mystical conical hills. There are many traditional communities along the way who welcome a ‘hello’ from passing motorcyclists! Just beyond this region is the Cong Troi pass – a must-visit for any motorcyclist who wants the perfect motorbike photo with a mountainous panorama back.
The area around Luc Yen is another perfect spot that should be incorporated into the very best Vietnam motorbike tours. With tea plantations aplenty and karst mountain peaks, foothills and fjords, the ever-changing scenery is breath-taking.
Slowly heading back towards Hanoi, it’s interesting to stop off at Green Vietnam for an insight into an ecological project, where you can sleep on-site in stilt houses.
Mr Linh’s Adventures organises Vietnam motorbike tours
such as this, taking in all these regions and more.