The routes

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Which season is the best time to ride in Vietnam ?

    Every season in Vietnam has its own beauty and unique colour. Spring is from February to April and you will see different shades of green everywhere in the north. This is usually the best time to ride.

    Summer lasts for approximately 5 months through to the end of November. It is also the rainy season.

    The scenery in the mountains is both colourful and diverse and that is when the rice harvest takes place. September and October you will see stunning views of the rice terraces where the whole landscape turns yellow. The experience is amazing.

    Winter starts from mid November and lasts until early February.

    How can I meet up with you in Hanoi or anywhere else ?

    You should book your own hotel in Hanoi and we will meet you and take you to our office where you will be briefed on the tour schedule. You will be given a map, all riding gear including wet weather gear, helmets if required, waterproof bags, and saddle bags.

     

    How much money should I bring on the tour ?

    Just as a rule of thumb our experience has shown that you should carry approximately $100 to $200 US or equivalent in Vietnam Dong. However this depends entirely on the length of the ride and is used mainly for your own personal souvenir shopping and alcoholic beverages.

    What should I bring for riding in Vietnam ?

    We will send you a list of tips that can be useful for your motorbike journey through Vietnam.

    Can you book me a hotel in Hanoi  ?

    We can book you any hotel in Hanoi or in any other city that you request. We recommend a standard hotel (2-3) stars in order to save costs. The rates are usually $30-$50 USD per night.

    We can also arrange airport welcome pickup and farewell departure to and from hotel, at your request.

    Do I need insurance to ride motorcycle  in Vietnam ?

    It is strongly recommended that you obtain travel insurance in your own country and include cover for the riding of motorcycles up to 650cc.

    How far and how long should we ride each day ?

    That depends on where you want to go. In the northern mountains a distance of approximately 150-200 kms or 5-6 hours of riding is normal for trip lengths of 2 to 12 days. This also includes trip lengths of 14 days to explore the Northeast and Northwest combined.

    Meanwhile the Ho Chi Minh trail tour provides longer distances of 200-300kms or 6-8 hours per day of riding with trip lengths of 10 to 14 days.(depending whether tour ends in Hoi An or Ho Chi Minh city.)

    How can I keep in touch with family at home ?

    Nowadays in Vietnam, Internet and WiFi coverage is everywhere, even in the deepest valleys and highest hills. You can also buy a SIM card for $5 USD and easily communicate with family and friends.

    How do I pay for the tour ?

    We will ask you to place a deposit in advance of $300 USD for each person to confirm your booking.

    We will provide the bank account details for you to easily transfer the deposit.

    I can not ride but still want to join the tour group ?

    Yes. We can arrange the tour to accommodate the family either in a 16 seat minibus or 4 seat vehicle depending on the number. However you will have to pay extra for car rental.

    Do you accept children  ?

    Yes. We can arrange the tour to accommodate the family either in a 16 seat minibus or 4 seat vehicle depending on the number. However you will have to pay extra for car rental.