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Vietnam Motorbike Hanoi Rental – Vietnam Guided Motorbike Tours


Guided motorbike tours from Hanoi on this page are run by Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures. Our company doesn’t just provide excellent Japanese Honda motorbike rentals for years, but also offers memorable Vietnam full packages. We will sit down with you or exchange emails to tailor make a trip of your lifetime to Vietnam. This is the best way to not worry about the local driving license. However, you’d better get a personal medical insurance policy that covers Vietnam. With us, you will be safe from the whole experience!

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You can start with watching this video clip to have some ideas about one of our big loop of Northern Vietnam motorbike tours. For more Vietnam motorcycle tours videos please visit our YouTube channel.

Why Ride Guided?

There is no better way to experience Vietnam than to take guided motorbike tours. Two wheels are the mean of transport most Vietnamese people use. High mountain roads, rain forests, mountain passes, friendly and colorful ethnic groups, clear water sand beaches and (terrace) rice paddies to name a few, Vietnam is far too beautiful through bus windows. To travel in lesser known areas of Vietnam, we’ll tailor affordable Vietnam motorcycle holiday itineraries to your interests and riding ability. Ride Vietnam now! Some of Asia’s most unforgettable scenery awaits you.

We ride mainly in the Northern mountains of Vietnam including Northwest, Northeast, Sapa via roof roads, Ha Giang and Dong Van karst Geo-Park, Central North and Halong Bay. If you wish you can ride down South on the coastal road on Highway 1 or the new Ho Chi Minh road and end anywhere you want like Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang or Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Our guided motorbike tours start in Hanoi, from one day to as long as you want. Typically, allow 7 to 10 days for a motorcycle ride that covers most of the Northern mountains of Vietnam.

Best Vietnam Motorbike Tours Itineraries

Below you find our most typical tours, from just one day to as long as you want. Everything is possible to customize while riding.

Short One-Day Motorbike Tours Around Hanoi

Short Motorbike Tours Around Hanoi guided motorbike tours on two wheels

In just less than 10 hours, you could join us on this special motorbike tour to explore the surrounding areas of Hanoi. It’s not a known Hanoi you’ever know or hear about! There are a few options to choose from. This tour caters for different riding experiences, expectations, and budgets. Despite the short ride, this tour is best for intermediate and experienced riders. Getting out of Hanoi in the morning and back in the afternoon is not easy for inexperienced riders.

Go to trip itinerary.

Mai Chau – Best Two Days Escape Away From Hanoi

Mai Chau - Best Two Days Escape Away From Hanoi guided motorcycle tours

What if you don’t want crazy Hanoi motorbike traffic and have two days? In this case, you can do a longer ride in two (or even three) days tour to Mai Chau valley and Pu Luong Natural Reserve. Mai Chau is a district in Hoa Binh province, not far away from Hanoi. This place is home to a few hill tribal people such as Thai, H’mong, Dao, Muong etc. Once there, you will experience great food, sleep in a stilt-house of Thai people and possibly join Xoe dance.

Mai Chau is, in fact, a very popular weekend motorbike tours our customers booked. From Hanoi, you can easily get there in about five hours following river roads until Hoa Binh. Then you head up the mountain up and down to Mai Chau valley.

Get trip details.

North-Centre Roof Roads To Sapa of Northern Vietnam In 5 Days

North-Centre Roof Roads To Sapa of Northern Vietnam guided motorbike tours

Hoang Lien is the highest mountain range in Northern Vietnam. Fansipan, known as top or roof of Indochina is on this range, near Sapa. High elevation, cool weather, terrace rice fields, impressive views and colourful hill tribes all make this a fantastic off-road motorbike tour in just 5 days. Given Sapa is a very touristy place, the roads to get there and back are just wonderful. Come ride with us and see amazing roads, views and meet friendly people. This motorbike tour is most suitable for experienced riders.

Looking at the above photo, we will ride through many terraced rice fields. Imagine how great it is if you rice at the time the crop is ready.

Please follow this link to a sample itinerary.

7 Days Northeast Vietnam Motorbike Tours

6 Days Northeast Vietnam Motorbike Tours from hanoi

Northeast Vietnam is one of the most scenic areas in Northern Vietnam. Despite the low and medium mountains, breathtaking landscapes like Cao Bang mountains, Ba Be lake, Ban Gioc waterfalls and Highway 4 plus warm and friendly Tay and Nung people will definitely make you feel very welcome. This motorbike adventure is recommended for both experienced and inexperienced riders.

On the other hand, if you want to take it a bit harder, we can ride further to Bao Lac and ride to Cao Bang on rough roads. At Ban Gioc waterfalls, we also have some challenging tracks for you. These options can be arranged if your riding skill is at least from intermediate levels.

To have a sample itinerary please click here.

Northwest Vietnam Motorcycle Adventures

Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tours

This is a far away motorbiking adventure. For a long time, Northwest Vietnam is known as a very beautiful place but the roads are quite rough. There are more hill tribe people living in this area than anywhere in Vietnam. In addition, you take in some of the most stunning mountain views. Due to recent road works and landslides (in summer) and cold, misty weather (in winter), this motorbike adventure is best for intermediate and experienced riders.

We recommend this 7 days itinerary.

Scenic Ha Giang, Ban Gioc Falls & Historical Highway 4

Scenic Ha Giang, Ban Gioc Falls and Historical Highway 4 guided motorbike tours on two wheels

You may wonder what’s the most beautiful motorbike ride in Vietnam? The above destinations are great but the best is right here. This is, in fact, the most scenic and popular tour that we provided to our customers. We don’t find enough word to say about the beauty of high mountain views in Ha Giang, Dong Van geopark, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfalls and old Highway 4. Not only the scenic landscape, you will experience the local way of life in home stays in host families & stilt-houses.

This is truly Vietnam best motorbike ride that shows YOU a REAL VIETNAM! The roads in this area are less travelled than the Northwest and the scenery is much more beautiful than anywhere in Vietnam. Join this trip and you will have it as one of your most fantastic rides of your life!

Get details of 8 days motorbike in this scenic are here.

Ho Chi Minh Trail/Road Two Wheels Voyages

Historical Ho Chi Minh Trail/Road guided motorbike tours on two wheels

Ho Chi Minh trail is so famous that BBC Top Gear made a special show ever by motorbike called Top Gear Vietnam Special. This was back in 2008, a long time ago but many riders still want to watch that show over and over again. If you want to retrace Top Gear route and see how bad the war was then riding this itinerary. In addition, American veteran riders are also welcome! Vietnamese people didn’t care about the Vietnam/American War as much as before. This expedition is good for both experienced riders because the riding hours is quite long.

Honestly, this motorbike voyage does not focus on people or views but culture and history. Therefore, expect lower mountains, more flat terrain. On the other hand, this ride is varied and diverse in many ways. You experience a complete Vietnam inside out.

We can design this tour to end anywhere, the straight route takes 12 days.

Customized Vietnam Motorbike Holidays

Customized Vietnam Motorbike Holidays guided motorbike tours on two wheels

If all of the above is not what you are after, then book a customized trip. You need to be an experienced rider because we likely ride on more challenging roads. In addition, you also need to stretch your budget a little bit because we do the unexpected things. You have total flexibility of where to eat and stay. In return, you experience Vietnam in a way that not many people did before. The experience is special and unique and you will remember for long.

Tailor Your Vietnam Adventures

Contact us with your inquiry and questions. We then will get back to you with more budget details and information you need.


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  1. kathy Reply

    you said in a previous comment, “you can buy a personal medical insurance policy from companies like Allianz, CHI or World Nomads…They only request your country driving license.” Do you mean that Allianz, CHI or World Nomads request a country driving license for auto only? Or does it mean that they require a country motorcycle license?


    • Anh Wu Reply

      Usually, they require a motorbike license. Ì you have a valid home country license, you can try this website ( to get an international driving license. They also abide by the 1968 Convention so check if they can get you this type. The application process is 100% online and takes about 3 minutes including uploading a headshot. We are not associated with them in any way so please check it for yourself.

  2. Steve Reply

    Hi. We’re intending to come out to Vietnam later this year and we’d like to do one of the motorcycle tours. We have motorcycle licenses and car licenses from Australia. Will we have to do the practical test in Vietnam before we can do the tour, or are there different rules because we’ll be using a guide? Thanks, Steve.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Steve. Honestly, both of your licenses are not valid in Vietnam. Vietnam signed 1968 Convention IDP while Australia signed 1949 Convention. However, with a guided trip we don’t require a license but you may check with your insurance company if they cover you in Vietnam. Luckily, you can buy a personal medical insurance policy from companies like Allianz, CHI or World Nomads…They only request your country driving license.

  3. Andrew Bui Reply


    I am interesting in the 12 Day Ho Chi Minh Trail in June.

    What will be the budget for this trip.


    • Anh Wu Reply

      Most of our tours are private and only some are open to more riders. Updates are posted at this link. There is no tour you could join for your dates but it’s possible to start a new trip and we advertise to get more riders if possible. If you are one person, the price starts from around 250$US/day, all inclusive, except drinks, insurance and tips. June is very hot here, temperature is from 30-45 degrees Centigrade.

  4. Gary Reply

    Hi I’m interested in thr Scenic Ha Giang scenic tour using the Honda 250 but can’t find a price.
    Could you give me a figure including accomodation so I only pay for my food

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Gary. Please see prices here for different options of tours and motorbikes. Sadly, we don’t have options that covers accommodation and you pay food. You can either 1. hire the bike only or 2. hire a bike and a guide or 3. have everything included. If you sed more details of your plan like riding skills, dates and expectation then we will send a proposal.

  5. Mar Cort Reply

    Hi, we are to girls travelling but neither of us have motorbike driving licenses but we are really interested in getting a tour like the once you offer as we are not really interested in really busy places and big cities.
    Thanks for your time.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Mar. Sadly, that doesn’t work because we only offer tours to riders, not the easy riders type. Riding in Vietnam is in fact a game of coming back in one piece so riding experience, skills and safety are very important.

  6. Leonel Reply

    Hello, my name is Leonel, i’m from Argentina and Im going to travel to Vietnam next January 2015.

    I would like to rent a bike and travel with it visiting most of what Vietnam has to offer. I met a guy in Patagonia that told me that he travelled from south to north in a month or so.

    Can you give me details on what do I need to rent a motorcycle, total costs (including deposits) and other things to bear in mind? Both semi-guided and by my self.


    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Leonel. We are based in Hanoi only and haven’t provided one-way motorbike hire yet. Therefore, bike hire is unfortunately not possible. If you want a semi-guided tour, we can start from Hanoi only and the cost is from 115$US/day, bike upgrade is available. There will be an additional costs for shipping the bikes back and the guide’s travel back to Hanoi. The estimated extra cost is around 400$US if you end in HCMC. Please advise your thoughts.

  7. Simone Quinn Reply

    Hi there!

    We are interested in a semi-guided bike tour of North Vietnam but would like to ask a few questions.
    Does semi-guided mean that the guide is with us the whole time, or do they just take us on the roads to the destinations and then we are left to do our own thing?
    We have a week in North Vietnam, what would be our best option route wise, without rushing through?
    Is it fine to double on the bikes? would luggage be an issue?

    Your help is greatly appreciated.


    Tom and Simone

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Tom and Simone. Yes, we can assist in your plan. Please check your email for more details.

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