When it comes to motorbike adventures one of the most iconic trips in Southeast Asia is to traverse the length of Vietnam. The most popular option is to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi (or vice-versa) which covers a distance of anywhere from 1700KM to 2400KM, depending on which route you take.
Taking the trip is made easier by the bike shops at either city that buy and sell motorbikes to travellers looking to do the ride.
There are other epic trips in Vietnam as well, such as the mountainous northern region and the Mekong Delta south of Saigon.
We have listed blog posts of riders who have ridden up, down, and around Vietnam. If you have written about your experience feel free to send it to us for inclusion.
In this blog, Simon answers “How and where to buy a motorbike in Vietnam” and “What kind of bike should you get?” on your motor biking trip to Vietnam.
Riding a motorbike around Vietnam
Lesh and Jazza
Travel writers and photographers Lesh and Jazza go on a Southern Vietnam motorcycle adventure, crossing into Vietnam from Laos. Here they take note of the road condition, weather, traffic and fuel stations.
Southern Vietnam motorcycle adventures
Lynchy writes his 10 days travel adventure to Vietnam riding a motorcycle with friends. This is a well-documented trip that can surely come handy for people who want to take the same trail.
Vietnam motorbike adventure
Tom has lived, travelled, and worked in Vietnam since 2005. In this blog he has put together a list of typical expenses for a motorbike road trip in Vietnam.
Expenses for a motorbike road trip in Vietnam
Patrick shares his traveling experience from North Vietnam to South Vietnam on a motorbike covering over 10 days from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh.
Vietnam by motorbike
Lina and Dave
Not all of the road trips have to span the entire country to be memorable. Lina and Dave, a married couple from Wisconsin, blog about their Hue to Hoi An Vietnam motorbike adventure, and the off beaten paths and country roads best explored on a motorbike.
Hue to Hoi An Vietnam motorbike adventure
Paula Nelms met an unexpected friend in Ho Chi Minh City and spent 6 weeks motorbiking the entire length of Vietnam from HCMC to Sapa, ending up in Hanoi.
6 Weeks Motorbiking the Length of Vietnam
Blogger Albery Retief went on a motorbike trip through Northern Vietnam covering 1600 km with his father, Paul, and documented the whole adventure in amazing photos and video.
Vietnam motorbike adventure by Albert Retief
Ross spent eight great days exploring northern Vietnam on on 160cc Honda motorbikes. The roads were often challenging and the air hot, but the views were spectacular.
Vietnam by motorbike
Ankit Rawat and Andrea Anastasiou
Andrea rides around Vietnam on a motorcycle with her driver Ankit. And if at first she was mortified, in the end she says she really enjoyed the unadulterated views of Vietnam from the back of a motorcycle.
Riding around Vietnam on a motorcycle
Dylan and Natalie
Dylan Ozanich and his girlfriend Natalie, both from San Francisco, bought an old motorbike before riding it from Vietnam to Cambodia and embarked on a truly memorable experience.
Red Rocket, a journey through Vietnam and Cambodia on a tiny red scooter
Blogger/motorbike enthusiast Frank went on a Vietnam motorbike trip from Saigon to Sapa. Read his summary post and then click through to the rest of this inspiring story.
Saigon to Sapa – It’s a long way up
Here are tips to ride the Ho Chi Minh Highway and how one blogger experienced firsthand Vietnam’s countryside, the friendly people, their rich history, and of course the phenomenal food.
Motorbike across Vietnam: 10 tips to ride the Ho Chi Minh Highway
Traveler and adventurer Phil from Germany explored Vietnam’s final frontier – Hanoi through Ha Giang Province. His final verdict, the Ha Giang Loop was without a doubt the best motorbike tour he has done in Asia.
Exploring Vietnam’s final frontier. A roadtrip through Ha Giang Province