Find answers to your questions before joining a tour so that you can find out exactly what you want to know.

Do I need motorcycle license to travel with your company?
We require all the self riders have motorcycle licenses from their countries with solid experience.

Our tour leaders will test your driving licenses and skills before hitting the roads. We want to make you get home satisfied and safely
I heard that the traffic in Vietnam is dangerous. Is it safe to ride?
The traffic in Vietnam’s cities are really busy, but Vietnamese people drive more slowly than you do in your country, so if you follow the “Vietnamese driving rules”, you will be fine.
All of our tours take the roads less traveled, beautiful ride and fantastic landscape. You can just follow your lead guide; you will have a wonderful holiday
Can I have access to the internet during the tour?
Yes, all of our accommodation where we stay overnight has fast wireless internet. You can even access the internet during the day when we take a break for coffee or lunch.
Are helmets required to wear in Vietnam?
Yes! By law helmets are mandatory for drivers and passengers on motorcycles or scooters in Vietnam.
Can I wash my clothes during the tour?
Yes, you can wash your clothes at the places where we stay overnight. They also do laundry service for you if required
Is there an age limit to ride a motorcycle on the tour?
There is no age limit to ride a motorcycle on our tours in Vietnam. People who are younger than 18 years must be riding pillion on the back of the tour guides’ motorcycles or their parents. Every self-rider needs a valid motorcycle license to take part in the tour.
What else do we do besides the ride?
Sometimes the best part of our guided motorcycle tours in Vietnam has nothing to do with a motorcycle! 😀 Our tours are not in a race, so we have time to explore the local diverse cultures, enjoy the spectacular landscape or learn about Vietnam’s history. We always make sure the activities during the tour with us will enrich your travel experience
How many riders will be in the group?
We organized these tours in small groups so that everyone can enjoy the most convenient during the ride and the tour can be flexible or customizable to meet your expectation. Therefore, we try to keep the groups from 2 to 8 people so that we can take care our customers at our best.
Can my non-riding partner ride in the support van?
We can comfortably accommodate 2 to 4 passengers in the support van, if he/she is not so keen on riding or is feeling tired. We try our best to follow the group all the time. However, sometimes our lead guide take a detour to show you must-see sights of the regions, then the support van can’t take the same route as the group, it takes a more direct route to be at the hotel before the group arrives.
Do I have to stay with the tour guide?
No, you have your own room (or share-room with your own riding companion). The tour guide has his own room. He just meets you before dinners, takes care of the food you order at the restaurants or help you to communicate with the locals
How many kilometers do we ride per day?
We ride about 150 to 250 kilometers per day, depending on the road/ tour we mentioned in our tour itineraries. We carefully designed our tours so that you have beautiful landscape to enjoy, historic sites to learn and cultural diversity to explore. Our tours will follow the tour itinerary, but we’re willing to go with the groups’ expectations. And make sure we arrive at the next destination about 05:00 pm
What should I pack for the motorcycle trip in Vietnam?
Please remember that Vietnam is still a developing country and it can be very difficult to find good-quality clothes in Western sizes. Our products are cheap so the quality is not what you expect. Therefore, we recommend you to bring your own clothes or riding gears as it fits you best.
These are our suggestions:
- Clothing: long pants, long-sleeved shirt, light rain jacket, (riding) boots or sneakers, sunglasses and helmet (we provide you helmet, but it fits you best if you have your own).
- Personal items: camera, travel towel, anti-insect repellent and sunscreen.
Are breakfasts, lunches and dinners included in the cost of the tour?
Yes, all breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in our guided tours price. What you need to pay for are your alcohol drinks and other expenses that we don’t mention in our tours.
Do you pick us up and drop us off at the airport?
We will pick you up if your tour starts in the following day and drop you off at the airport at the end of the tour.
When is the best time of year to ride motorcycle in Vietnam?
The best time to travel in Vietnam is from November to April as it’s sunny and warm. However, May to October is tropical monsoon climate in Center and South Vietnam and North Vietnam is from October to April. Therefore, in order to figure out the best time to visit Vietnam, then it depends on which parts of the country you want to ride the motorcycle
Do the Vietnamese speak English?
Yes and No! 🙂 Vietnamese language is the main language of our country. However, English is widely spoken by youngsters nowadays. Our tour guides speak English well and are able to help you to communicate with the locals fluently.
I’m travelling alone, can I still do the tour?
Yes, of course you can! However, the prices of the tours are higher compared to normal price. We will try our best to lower the prices so that you can have an experience of a lifetime in Vietnam with us. Or you can join an existing tour. This way gives you a great chance to make friend with others who have the same adventurous souls like you.
Do I need to pay the deposit for the tour(s)?
Yes, we require a deposit of 30% of the tour costs in order to ensure your booking(s). We will provide you with the necessary bank account details to transfer this deposit once a tour has been agreed upon between us.
How do I pay you? Do you accept card payment or only cash?
You can pay us via bank transfer into our bank account in Vietnam before the tour, online PayPal or in cash (VND, USD, EUR or AUD at our office in Da Lat). We also accept credit card payment at our office.
I don’t have motorcycle license nor riding experience. Can I still come on your tours?
If you don’t have motorcycle license nor riding experience, we highly recommend you not to do the self-ride tours as Vietnam is probably not the place where you want to learn to ride. The roads and traffic conditions are chaotic. You can ride pillion on the back of the tour guide’s motorbike. This way you can relax and see more of the scenery. Another option is that you can jump in our 4x4 Car. We’re sure you really won’t enjoy trying to keep a motorbike upright while trying to take in the scenery.
I have more questions but can’t find the answers here…
Please don’t hesitate to drop us a line via info@vietnamriders.com for the information you want to know about riding motorcycle in Vietnam. We will try our best to answer all of your enquiries as soon as possible