Is Traveling by Motorbike in Vietnam Popular?

Because of the novelty and attractiveness, in recent years, traveling by motorbike is a trend of tourists coming to Vietnam. This is also the reason that motorcycle rental services and motorcycle trips appear many and flourish in major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

5 Reasons to Travel by Motorbike in Vietnam 

Have you ever wondered what makes traveling by motorbike more attractive in Vietnam? Here are 5 reasons that will make you yearn to try it once.

Flexibility and Freedom 

When you travel by motorbike, you can decide the route you will take and stop, wherever you want, at any time. By being proactive in your journey, you can enjoy all the beautiful scenery on the roads you pass. Travel time is not limited so you just get in the motorbike, go and enjoy what you want. And at the end of the day, you can find the homestay and enjoy local dishes. 

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You can freely choose to explore your favorite spots

Adventuring Off-road Trails

When trailing by motorbike, you can conquer the misty roads in the North, trails in the South or highways located along the coastline in Central. Here are the 7 most worthy roads for going on a motorbike trip in Vietnam.

  • Hai Van Pass, starting from Danang and ending at Lang Co Beach, Hue.

  • Road through Ha Giang Province.

  • Road go to Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang Province.

  • The coastal road from Da Lat City to Nha Trang City.

  • Road from Ho Chi MInh City to My Tho Province.

  • Road through Con Son Island, Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province.

  • Trans-VIetnam Road, starting from Ha Noi City to Ho Chi Minh City.

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You can admire the pristine view at Hai Van Pass

Capturing memorable moments 

Surely you will regret it if you don’t collect beautiful photos after each trip. And, it’s even more unfortunate when the scenery on both sides of the road keep passing before your eyes. You can stop along the road to freely take photos and hear interesting stories from locals when traveling by motorbike. 

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Backpacker can stop at any time to enjoy the stunner view of nature

Cost-saving and budget-friendly travel 

Not all tourists have deep pockets, so calculating how to save money for the trip is something everyone thinks about. With a motorbike, you have the flexibility to control your expenses, choosing budget-friendly accommodations and savoring local cuisine at roadside eateries.

If you have free time, you should look up in advance which motorbikes are suitable for long-distance travel and prestige rental stores are near you. On average, the cost will fluctuate around 200,000 VND (~ 8.13 USD) - 400,000 VND (~ 16.26 USD) per day.

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Just need a motorbike, a partner and necessities, you will have a great trip

Connecting with the Biker Community  

Traveling by motorbike provides an opportunity to connect with the vibrant biker community in Vietnam. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a novice adventurer, you can exchange stories, gather insights and share the joy of the route with like-minded individuals on Facebook or motorbike tours.

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You can make friend with like-minded backpacker

Notes when traveling by motorbike

  • Prioritize safety by wearing appropriate gear, including a helmet, gloves, and protective clothing. Familiarize yourself with local traffic rules and road conditions.

  • Consider travel insurance and familiarize yourself with local medical facilities along your route.

  • Be mindful of cultural norms, especially when visiting remote areas, and seek permission before taking photographs.

  • Should bring only necessary luggage, carry essential tools and have a basic understanding of motorcycle maintenance.

  • Vietnam's weather can vary. Check the weather forecast for your route and be prepared for changes in conditions, especially in mountainous regions.

  • Do not drive at night, especially on downhill roads

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There are some necessities you need to bring when travel

Looking for more information? Our article on travel guide to Vietnam.

Traveling by motorbike is such a wonderful experience that you should try it once. Hopefully my share of 5 reasons to travel by motorbike in Vietnam will help you when planning your next adventure. If you’re looking for Vietnam package tours, please contact New Asia Tours on our website to enjoy life in a different way.