VIETNAM MOTORBIKE RENTAL – MOTORBIKE TOURS & HIRE IN HANOI
Vietnam Motorbike Rental is a business of Offroad Vietnam Adventures. You landed on our page because you are:
(1) looking for the rental of quality touring bikes, off-road motorbikes and scooters in Hanoi and/or
(2) not interested in cheap Chinese copy of Honda Win 100cc or disappointed with it and/or
(3) wanting to hire a professional English speaking tour guide and/or
(4) searching for fully guided & supported Vietnam motorbike tours and/or
(5) having more questions about motorbike rental in Vietnam.
For Vietnam’s Covid-19 updates, you can check at this link. In fact, our team is always available even Vietnam tourism is hard hit by this pandemic.
Many Vietnam motorbike tours between 2020 and 2022 were cancelled or suspended. The good news is the Vietnamese border is officially open from March 15th 2022, so let’s get ready and apply for a visa now!
Below is our current off-road motorbike fleet of Honda XR150L, CRF150L & CRF250L, year 2014 – 2017.
Vietnam Motorcycle, Off-road Motorbike & Scooter Hire In Hanoi
Honestly, we compete on the quality of services and customer support (in perfect English) to customers while they are on the road. Therefore, our prices are not the cheapest but you have our professional assistance whenever you need and this is invaluable. We will get straight to the point based on the current Vietnamese conditions. There is no lie or nonsense answer.
All of our motorbikes are carefully serviced by ourselves, we don’t use any employee, therefore we know the bikes as well as the back of our hands. Not all rental shops know extensively about bike repair and that leads to poor assistance when you need help on the way.
Due to our small office and parking issue in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, short motorbike rentals (less than 2 days) may be not available at times.
To know which motorbike/scooter is the best for you, please watch the below video.
Riding Experience Requirement
If you are intermediate or experienced riders who are good with manual clutch bikes then read on. On the other hand, if you are beginners who never ride a motorbike before then you need to do a riding lesson or just log out. This may sound rude but that’s how we care about your safety. Honestly, we need business and money but also want things clear and safe. Many shops may not tell you the way we are doing! The reasons will be explained below.
Vietnam is really not a place to start riding motorbike due to busy and scary traffic. About 24 people die on the road every day and at least 70% is from accidents involving motorbikes, so motorbike riding experience is required. Safety should be on top of everything. We, in fact, don’t encourage beginners to experience Vietnam on two wheels! It’s hard to satisfy everyone because people have different expectations and nobody is perfect.
Planning Before You Ride
Plan carefully, get details of the areas you are visiting, learn how to manage by yourselves, and with our assistance, you would have a great trip. This means you must be very dependent.
Many riders heard conflicting things about Vietnam motorbike driving license and insurance when looking for motorbike rentals in Vietnam. It’s not as difficult as you probably know, just follow the links and find out solutions. The good news is IDP (international driving permit) 1968 Convention is now valid in Vietnam from August 1st, 2016 with the 46/2016/ND-CP decree.
To know whether a self-guided motorbike rental or guided Vietnam motorbike tour is better for you, please click here.
Unguided Motorbike Tours By Vietnam Motorbike Rental
This website offers professional off-road motorbike rentals, touring motorcycle hire and scooter for rent in Hanoi, Northern Vietnam.
To make sure you have bike(s) when you come, we would like to have bikes booked and paid. If you wait until you arrive in Hanoi then there is no guarantee that the bikes you want are available.
Hiring a motorbike and explore Vietnam on your own is probably the cheapest way. You need to manage and handle things on your own, from bike service, maintenance to finding roads, restaurants, and hotels. Getting lost is likely but as many said that’s also part of an adventure! If you want to save money but are not able to handle things, in the end, you lose money!
We have been providing near new or latest models of scooters in Hanoi. Only genuine Honda products, no other brands, or Chinese fakes. Please take these details into account when you decide which bike to hire, ask about the bike model and year of manufacturing, and don’t just look at prices. Our rates are not the cheapest but competitive and the quality is among the best.
Why we use Honda motorbikes only?
To date, Vietnam Motorbike Rental is still the company that provides only genuine Honda bikes from 100cc to 250cc in Hanoi. We don’t use Chinese motorbikes or other brands. Our motorbike fleet includes the latest 100-125cc semi-automatic or fully automatic scooters, latest 125cc manual touring bikes or 125-150cc dirt bikes, and the most reliable Honda CRF250L. You would wonder why? Here are a few:
– Honda means “motorbike” in Vietnamese, as much as Google means “search”;
– Parts and repair shops for Honda motorbike are everywhere in the country, as plentiful as restaurants and hotels on the road. There are over 700 Honda authorized dealer shops and countless repair shops around Vietnam;
– Honda bikes are cheap on fuel.
Scooters for long trips
We regularly received inquiries from customers asking about hiring scooters for long trips. Honestly, we don’t recommend them because scooters were designed for cities, not long distance. If you are trying to save some money or have limited riding skills, you likely have a very tiring trip with scooters. All in all, it’s not fun but exhausting experience! In reality, scooters are only good if you ride short distances (80-120km/day) and at a low pace.
One-way motorbike rental from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City
We have only one office in Hanoi. Therefore, we only offer one-way motorbike rental if:
– You start in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC or Saigon) and
– Pay for the shipping of the bike(s) from one end to the other end (from 100$US/bike) and
– Pay a deposit for the bike (1,000 – 2,000$US each depending on the type of bikes) plus bike rental money.
For the deposited money, we can refund via a bank in Vietnam (if in VND) or a jewelry shop (if in USD). In case there is any damage or replacement then we will deduct from this deposit.
Another possibility is when you rent a bike in Hanoi, then finish in HCMC and you fly or take the train back to Hanoi, we won’t ask for a cash deposit. You just need to give us your ID card or driving license or any card with identity. Then we arrange to ship the bike back from HCMC and you pay this cost. Meet us in our Hanoi office, give us the bill of shipment from the train station and get the deposited paper back.
Tour Guide Hire In Hanoi
Apart from just motorbike hire, Vietnam Motorbike Rental also assists in providing a guide to get you in the right direction and put you in safe hands. The guide is 4-in-1: guide/leader/mechanic/translator. He adds a lot more value to the whole experience of your motorbike tour in Vietnam. He knows many secret roads that you can’t be able to find in maps or by yourself. You choose what to eat and where to stay on the road. In the end, you have total flexibility and at your own pace.
Fully Guided Motorbike Tours Through Vietnam
If budget allows, stretch your spending a bit and book a fully guided and supported motorbike tour. This is the best way to ride safely in Vietnam. You just enjoy your vacation while we do the rest. In fact, this is the cheapest way to ride a lesser-known Vietnam. Our guides are local Vietnamese who have been riding bikes for years and have so many friends on the road. They know Vietnam as good as the back of their hands and you never miss a bit of Vietnam. We will select the best fresh food and most comfy hotels wherever we ride. It’s not worth to save some money in exchange for bad services on the road, especially after many riding hours!
Popular Vietnam Motorbike Rental’s motorcycle routes
If you are looking to cover more ground, ride to places fewer tourists travel to, meet local people who rarely see foreigners, and experience a real Vietnam away from the mass tourism, then consider our guided motorcycle tours from Hanoi. We can take you to places like in the photo below.
Vietnam motorbike tours can be from just one day to as long as you want. However, most travellers have a month or so to visit the whole country. Below are the most popular tours that we suggest.
– One day around Hanoi. Visit some traditional villages, pagodas, or mountains.
– Two days to Mai Chau. Ride to South-west of Hanoi via Hoa Binh, Tan Lac to Mai Chau.
– Five days motorbike tour from Hanoi to Sapa via Nghia Lo, Than Uyen, Sapa, and Vu Linh.
– Seven days of Northeast Vietnam motorbike tours via Vu Linh, Ba Be lakes, Cao Bang, Quang Uyen, Ban Gioc waterfalls, Highway 4, and Lang Son.
– Seven days motorbike tour of Northwest Vietnam through Mai Chau, Son La, Tuan Giao, Muong Lay, Lai Chau, Sapa, Thac Ba lake, and Vu Linh.
– Eleven days motorbiking of scenic Ha Giang & Northeast via Nghia Lo, Than Uyen, Sapa, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Yen Minh, Quan Ba, Dong Van, Bao Lac, Cao Bang, Quang Uyen, Ban Gioc waterfalls, Highway 4, and Lang Son.
– Twelve days on Ho Chi Minh Trail/Road from Hanoi to Saigon (HCMC) via Tan Ky, Phong Nha, Dong Hoi, Khe Sanh, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Central Highlands, Kon Tum, Buon Ma Thuot, Nha Trang, and Da Lat.
– Customized Vietnam motorbike tours for your riding ability and special requirement.
Reviews About Vietnam Motorbike Rental?
To comment on our products, you can log on to the TripAdvisor website and post your reviews for our business at this link. Use your Facebook or Google Plus account or just create a new account easily. They ask for reviews of tours within a year. However, you are still able to send reviews of your tours that started earlier by selecting date any of the dropping down 12 months. Also, you don’t need to go into details of your tours or the number of days you rode with us, just general reviews. Please keep it short and clear, less than 10 sentences is best.
Kick Start Your Vietnam Motorbike Adventure!
Just contact us now and we will tailor-make a tour, not like the norm and you definitely see a real Vietnam off the tourist tracks! You can do it either guided or unguided. In case you want to find us in Hanoi, please use the Google Maps in the footer below.
Details we need from you
In your email please provide us with as much information below as possible. Otherwise, a general reply from us would be very long with many questions (see further down). Thank you.
– The number of people:
– Expected date and duration:
– Your preferred touring bike(s):
– Riding experience, ride solo or double:
– Food and accommodation preference:
– Your expectations:
– Any special requests you may have and anything you can tell us.
Typical email replies
Below are the most typical replies we sent to our customers. In fact, these replies answer most of your questions so let’s check them out.
– General Vietnam Motorbike Tour Inquiries
– General Vietnam Motorbike Rental Inquiries
– Used (Second Hand) Bike Purchase Inquiries
– Hiring A Car In Vietnam, Self Driving?
– Multi-countries Tours Crossing The Border?
Vietnam Motorbike Rental contact details
– Address: 34-36 Nguyen Huu Huan street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Office phone: 024 3926 3433 (domestic). +84 24 3926 3433 (international)
– Mobile/WhatsApp: 0913 047509 / 0985 642546 (domestic). +84 913 047509 / +84 985 642546 (international)
– Email: [email protected]
– Skype screen name: offroadvietnam
– Viber, WhatsApp, Zalo, iMessage and FaceTime: +84 913047509
– Location video guide on YouTube
See you in Vietnam!
I have an Indian driving license through which I’m eligible to drive a car only, although I know how to ride a motorbike. Would I be able to rent a motorbike at Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh?
Yes, you can. As long as you have money to pay for fines or pocket money and also accept that your insurance company won’t cover you if something happens.
Hi could you send me info on motorcycle tours in vietnam, prices, best time of year etc.
Thank you for contacting us and we are sorry for this delay in replying.
Most of our partners are still back to business so we are not able to give you an exact quotation but let’s look at what we have before the pandemic for a guided tour or rental as you can see at https://offroadvietnam.com/prices. I believe, guided tours will go up at least 15% due to fuel prices, food, and accommodation. Bike rental will still be the same.
The government decided to open the border from March 15th but we are not sure to what extent yet and visa and quarantine will be the main issues.
There are no best times to ride a motorbike in Vietnam as our country has an extremely long longitude spanning different climatic conditions at once. Vietnam also consists of four seasons, the winter isn’t too cold or the summer is too hot. The autumn is sometimes heavy with rain but usually, it will only rain for 1 or 2 hours, then the wonderful blue sky will appear again. In the spring, mist covers the mountain tops, and even though there is cool weather it is one of the most spectacular times of the year with beautiful colours of trees and flower blossom.
For the most beautiful scenery of rice paddies in the mountain, the best time is from September to December. January to April is normally cold and foggy and May to August is hot and can be rainy.
Please let us know your thoughts.