Vietnam Motorbike Tours: Popular Routes from North to South

Vietnam Motorbike Tours

Vietnam is a nation that moves on two wheels. A 200,000-kilometer road network connects cities with farming villages, beach resorts to mountain escapes and dense jungles to a jagged coastline. Over 37 million scooters snake their way from the Mekong Delta in the south to the snow-dusted peaks on the Chinese border. It’s the favored mode of transport for the 90 million people that call Vietnam home, and tourists are catching on.

The country sees almost 12 million visitors every year, and recently a new type of traveler has started arriving – motorcyclists. And undoubtedly riding motorbikes is much inspiring foreign travelers when they come to visit this beautiful country. A popular Vietnam Motorbike Tours travel route connecting Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City has developed, with riders seeking history and culture to accompany adventure.

However, with adventure riders who wanna seek more adventurous feelings with muddy roads, tough rides over steep passes, deep valleys and on curvy buffalo trails, Northern Vietnam is really a fabulous destination to challenge themselves. Open your heart & Free your mind to engage our multiple Vietnam motorbike tour to replenish your soul.

On Vietnam motorbike tours, you can ride on all types of roads, from sealed to secondary roads, tracks, trails, and footpaths. If you want more bumpy tracks, then think of Northern Vietnam.

After many years of organizing Vietnam motorbike tours throughout the country, we designed a collection of motorbike tours. We know that not all riders have the same riding ability. Therefore, just contact us, and together we will tailor-make a trip that works for every rider.

Our Vietnam motorbike tours are from just 1 day to say, as long as 30 days and they cater to different budgets and time you have. You can ride on or off-road based on your motorbike riding skills. Below we will show you the most popular Vietnam motorbike routes for the North of Vietnam.


Ha Giang & Northeast Vietnam Dirtbike Adventures

Ha Giang & Northeast Vietnam Dirtbike Adventures
Cool pic taken on Ma Pi Leng pass, view down Nho Que river, Ha Giang, far north Vietnam


Through the years, our most popular motorbike route is Ha Giang & Northeast Vietnam that you can explore in 8 days or in 11 days. Of course, the longer days you have the more you can see and ride more. The people are authentic and friendly, and the surreal scenery. In fact, this area holds the attention of most dirt bike riders so much that they put it on their bucket list for Vietnam.

A few destinations on this trip are Phu Yen, Ta Xua dinosaur backbone, Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields, Sapa hill station, Ha Giang, Dong Van GeoPark, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfalls, and Ba Be & Thac Ba lakes.

Central North (Roof Roads) Vietnam Motorbike Tours

Central North (Roof Roads) Vietnam Motorbike Tours
Mu Cang Chai rice terraces, northwest Vietnam

This is probably a good itinerary if you have less than a week and still want a typical experience Vietnam has to offer. This loop has great scenery, nice hill tribal people, scenic mountain roads, and challenging tracks. We call it Central North Roof Roads because of the highest point of Indochina (Fansipan top). Allow 5 days for a good ride and you can do it one day shorter or longer based on your timing and a day off around Sapa is recommended.

On this dirtbike trip, the highlights include Phu Yen, Ta Xua dinosaur backbone, Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields, Sapa hill station, and Thac Ba lake.

North-East Vietnam Dirt Bike Trips

North-East Vietnam Dirt Bike Trips
Beautiful rice terraces during harvest season in Cao Bang, northeast Vietnam

This is simply a beautiful area and home to many hill tribal groups and is famous for the war against the French army (Highway 4). In addition, Ban Gioc waterfalls and many stunning mountain passes make it a top choice of tours by off-road motorbike in Northern Vietnam. We suggest spending 7 days on a well-paced trip.

North-West Vietnam Motorbike Tours Holidays

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Swimming on Thac Ba lake, Vu Linh, Yen Bai

This part of Vietnam is a lesser-ridden area in Northern Vietnam. It used to be quite scenic and challenging. However, with the new roads and hydroelectric plants, things changed. In fact, you can find many different groups of people living in this part of Vietnam, probably more than any other area in the country. Please allow 10 days to have a good loop that includes Phu Yen, Mau Chau, Dien Bien Phu, Muong Lay, Lai Chau, Sapa, and Thac Ba lake.

Vietnam Big Northern Loop By Motorbikes

Vietnam Big Northern Loop By Motorbikes
Ta Xua is a famous mountain range in northern Vietnam. All year round, the mountain rises above the clouds creating cloud inversions.

As the name suggests, it covers almost all of the above routes and you need at least 16 days to have a good itinerary. In fact, more days can be added if you want a more relaxing pace.

There are many amazing destinations in the Northern parts of Vietnam for dirtbike riding. Just let us know your expectation and together we will tailor-make the best Vietnam Motorbike tours for YOU.

Weekend Motorbike Trips In Two Days

Weekend Motorbike Trips In Two Days
Ta Xua Dinosaur Spine, Viet Nam, february,20,2016: Children in Ta Xua VietNam


This is popular among foreigners working in Vietnam or travellers who don’t have many days for the longer loops above. In just two days, we created a few options that work with different riding skills and weather conditions. If you want to take it easy, choose a ride to Mai Chau, and if you push it to a higher level, pick up Ta Xua Dinosaur Spine. Whatever you want, we can tailor a motorbike route that fits your plan!

One-Day Motorbike Rides Around Hanoi

One-Day Motorbike Rides Around Hanoi
Dirtbike tour to Duong Lam ancient village

In reality, many riders don’t have too many days in Vietnam. Some have to work during the week and can only take a day to ride. Luckily, with our great and professional team, we can show you a full day motorbike ride around Hanoi in just one day. There are a few places we could ride and it all depends on your skills and preference. In fact, the most popular destinations are Bavi & Duong Lam, Ninh Binh, Perfume Pagoda, or many traditional villages near Hanoi.

In case you like taking amazing photos, we designed a day trip to Tam Dao, the highest summit around Hanoi, Duong Lam ancient village, the oldest village in Vietnam!

Motorbike Or Scooter Tours For Women Only

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Ms Campell, biker from UK joined 4 day off-road trip with her Dad!

In Hanoi, we are one of the first to offer this special package to female riders who prefer to ride at a slower pace, ride shorter than average, or just don’t want in a very big group. However, as the female riders are not as many as male riders, this kind of tour is only provided as private and personally tailor-made.

Customized Vietnam Motorbike Tours

Customized Vietnam Motorbike Tours
Single trail in northern Vietnam

This is the most demanding and challenging type of motorbike tour we offer. Get out of your normal way and do it the way you like. Nothing is planned ahead and there will be many new routes after each tour. As this is a flexible option, there is no limit on days, people, or riding hours per day. However, we prefer NOT to ride in the dark because it’s not safe with the high beam from cars.


Beautiful green vivid landscape on the trip from National Park Phong Nha Ke Bang to Cua Lo in Vietnam. Rural scenery photo taken in south east Asia

A motorbike voyage from Hanoi down to the South of Vietnam can be the best way to completely discover a motorbike nation. You ride through various provinces, meet different groups of people, and taste different food. Basically, we follow the historical Ho Chi Minh Road/Trail which is famous during the Vietnam War.

Two things you may need to take into consideration. They are the less hilly roads and the tour price is a bit higher due to the fact that we have to send the bike(s) and pay our guide the travel back to base (Hanoi office). However, you can end your adventure anywhere on the road.


Off-road riding in northwest Vietnam, one of the best motorbike routes to ride in Vietnam

When planning, many people think a Vietnam motorbike  tours is easy to organize. In fact, this is not true if you want a safe outdoor adventure away from the tourist trails. There are so many things to prepare like bikes, riding gear, luggage, and insurance, etc. and other logistics. In reality, it’s not as simple as sitting in a car enjoying Vietnam through windows. It’s a game of coming back in one piece!

Honestly, Vietnam Motorcycle Tours doesn’t offer the cheapest prices in Hanoi. We focus on safety, comfort, quality of services, and customers’ experience and satisfaction. In general, we don’t offer cheap backpacker standards or lower quality of services in exchange for promotion or press coverage.

Below are three different types of Vietnam motorbike tours we offer, from unguided to fully guided.


Riding with the guide is nicer and you do not have to worry about foods, hotel, routes and so on…

For beginners, novice, intermediate and experienced riders. It’s not just a tour or an adventure, but a fascinating motorbike journey! To date, this is the most popular type of tours we have been providing.

We choose the best places to eat, comfy hotels or homestays to sleep in, and good services wherever we ride. With us, you will be able to pick up better services than when you are on your own. There is no point in saving some small cash in exchange for lower standards of services!


Nice route to Mai Chau Valley, Hoa Binh

Basically, it’s bike(s) & an English-speaking guide rental. Forget about bike service, price negotiation, timing, and routes. Just let us handle them for you and ride at whatever tempo you want. In other words, you have total flexibility to stop, eat, and sleep wherever you want. You pay as you go. However, last-minute deals can be cheaper (low season) or more expensive (high season).


If you love mud, you will love VIETNAM

This option of a trail bike tour is the best when you are looking for a new adventure away from the norm. However, you need to have good riding skills and are able to handle things on your own. If you have limited riding experience then this is not for you. Saving or losing money is on you.

We provide reliable bikes, a tool kit, spare parts, expert advice, comments, and useful tips for you. In other words, we don’t just rent bike(s) but will assist you along the way. You have our support on the phone while you are on the trip to help explain to the local mechanics, hotels, restaurants, and Vietnamese people. We speak fluent English and Vietnamese and won’t waste any second of your time. While riding, we are with you the whole way. This is very important for your self-guided motorbike tours in Vietnam.

Honestly, you cover Vietnam less than the two packages above. Some people even try to save money by using very cheap hotels and food. However, this makes the riding even harder after long riding hours and some even had food poisoning!

Vietnam Motorbike Tours – Guided or unguided?

Vietnam Motorbike Tours - Guided or unguided?
Off-road Vietnam Motorcycle Tours

Instead of a conclusion, we pass on one of our customers’ words: “If this is your first visit to Vietnam, take a Vietnam Motorbike Tours 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. However, it’s different, different in a pleasant way and you’ll need help coping with that difference.

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