We Ride Vietnam Motorbike Tours FAQ
What's included in the tour cost ?
All of our tour s are all inclusive and includeds:
English Speaking Guide
All meals, water and soft drinks on tour
Accommodation in Local home-stays and guesthouses – twin share
Petrol, oil and mechanic on tour
Riding gear: HJC open face helmets
Waterproof rain pants and rain poncho
Spacious saddle bags & waterproof bags to pack clothes in
Western standard armored motorcycle jacket and riding pants
Bungee cords and tie downs
Permits, tolls and entrance fees
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 you in Hanoi or somewhere else ?
You should book your own hotel in Hanoi , you can try websites like Agoda.com * they have competitive prices with what you can book in person. 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.
* we don’t endorse them they seem to do a good job.
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.
How much money should I bring on tour ?
Our Tours are All inclusive, that means we pay for everything on tour except alcohol and personal purchases that you make.
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.
Do I need insurance for riding motorbike 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. Make sure it includes health and emergency evacuation coverage.
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.)
The roads in Vietnam are narrow, busy and very twisty, average speeds are 40-60kmh. 350km is a LONG day in Vietnam, we schedule our rides to be safe and take time to enjoy the people and places along the way.
How can I keep in touch with family and friends while on the ride?
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 riding ?
Do not worry about that. We will arrange this for you and find a local rider with a wealth of experience and you can sit behind as a pillion passenger. However an additional cost with have to be paid for this person.
Do you accept children on the tour ?
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.