After years running motorcycle tours in Vietnam, we – the local motorbike tour guides have had motorcycle rides on almost the smooth/sealed roads, Dirt tracks and off-roads… around Vietnam. We finally had the answer for the question “which are the best routes for Vietnam motorcycle touring”. Here is the collection of the 7 best routes which we like most. Vietnam motorbike tours just wanna share this like sharing our personal experience about best Vietnam motorcycle route. It’s not from any public statistics.
Ho Chi Minh trail/Road – Wonderful Vietnam motorcycle route
Ho Chi Minh Trail was original built during the Vietnam War in early 1960s. It was 100% on the western mountainous areas of the country. It’s a complex of the small paths along the famous Truong Son mountain range therefore It still offers plenty of beautiful motorbike routes with amazing view of mountain although it becomes now a smooth and sealed road. From year 2000, the Ho Chi Minh trail was reconstructed a lot and it completely changed, it does not offer more off-road motorcycle rides but it still a perfect road to have a great motorcycle ride in Vietnam. The Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert did offers many options for motorcycle tours on Ho Chi Minh trail and all our tours are on the safest and best parts of the trail. All the Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tours we designed are mixture of adventure and discovery of Vietnam War history and
Coastal Road from Quy Nhon To Nha Trang – Beautiful Vietnam Motorcycle route
Riding on this scenic coastline is one of the most enjoyable Vietnam motorcycle route. The road was known as highway 1D which is much less traffic than the highway 1A, It’s around 200 km in length that offers mostly amazing view between the mountain and the sea. You can stop at every kilometer to enjoy the nice view or take picture of the lean and empty beaches. We’ll cross some villages of fishermen or villages of people who can make fish sauce where we can have interesting visit to learn more about the daily life of the local to know how happy they are and how they earn livings. We can stop at the beautiful Sa Huynh beach in the middle of the road to have lunch and have a quick swim on the hot summer day. The ride on this coastline is always the highlight of a motorcycle tour in Vietnam.
Back-Road From Cao Bang to Ban Gioc waterfall – Magnificent Vietnam motorcycle Route
Cao Bang is located on the high plateau in Northeast of Vietnam, it’s around 300 km from Hanoi but it attracts more and more tourists because of many interesting attractions and beautiful landscapes; especially, it’s famous for the largest and most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam – the Ban Gioc waterfall. In addition, the Vietnam motorcycle route from Cao Bang to the Ban Gioc waterfall is one of the best routes for motorbike riding in Vietnam The road is around 190 km (round trip) offer plenty of stops for picturing of breathtaking landscapes or visits rustic villages of the local hill tribes such as The Nung, the H’mong, The San Chay people. In short Ban Gioc waterfall is a “must see” attraction when you come to Cao Bang and motorbike trip on the road from Cao Bang to the waterfall is one of the best routes for motorcycling in Vietnam.
HA GIANG LOOP – The Majestic Vietnam Motorcycle Route
Ha Giang is one of far Northern lands of Vietnam that lied along the Chinese border. It used to be far and forbidden land for foreign tourists but with imposing beauty of nature and its special culture, However, Ha Giang is now quite opened to meet tourist’s needs and wants and it becomes more and more popular.
Mentioning Ha Giang, people think about the remote land of ethnic people who have so hard life on lime-stone mountains that they even don’t have enough fresh water for daily life. However, with the good care from Vietnamese government, the life of the local becomes much better and Ha Giang is now known as the beautiful land and being famous for the lime-stone mountains – the Rock Plateau of Dong Van in Ha Giang is well known in the world as the Global GeoPark. Hundred miles of the “snake” road crossing the Rock Plateau offers so amazing view of nature that can make you stop every single mile to take pictures. You’ll see nothing but the imposingly rocky mountains with some little villages of the colorful tribes on. This is the reason most of our Vietnam motorcycle tours from Hanoi to Northern Vietnam includes the Ha Giang or Dong Van Rock Plateau.
Ha Giang loop tour by motorbikes must be an adventure of a lifetime. This scenic ride takes you through the majestic mountains of the Ha Giang and Dong Van Karst Plateau, with breathtaking views at every turn. The winding roads, steep hills, and valleys create a stunning landscape that is both challenging and rewarding to navigate by motorcycle. There are many trails, single tracks, fun offroad and tarmac roads but they all offer amazing view of nature.
Along the way, you’ll pass through small villages where you can experience the traditional culture and lifestyle of ethnic minority groups. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and you’ll have the opportunity to try delicious local cuisine and interact with the people who call this region home.
The Ha Giang loop tour is an incredible opportunity to connect with nature, experience new cultures, and push yourself to the limit. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a beginner, this tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Words are not enough to describe the beauty of this area but it’s sure one of the best Vietnam motorcyle route for motorcycle touring.
Sapa & Northwest Loop – Beautiful Vietnam Motorcyle route
Touring Sapa and the northwest loop by motorbike is an incredible experience that offers stunning views of the mountains, valleys, and rice paddies of northern Vietnam. As you wind your way through the remote roads, you’ll encounter traditional ethnic minority communities that have maintained their unique cultures and ways of life.
The roads in this region are challenging and require some skill and experience to navigate, but the rewards are well worth it. From the terraced rice fields to the sky paths…, the scenery is truly breathtaking and it could be the ride of your lifetime.
Northwest Vietnam offers a lot of beautiful routes for motorcycle touring but the one of the best roads to ride motorcycle on should be the trail from Tu Le to Sapa. It’s around 200 km in length with the mixture of sealed road and offroad tracks including two longest and most beautiful passes in North of Vietnam: Khau Pha and O Qui Ho pass. Traveling with the experienced team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert on this road you can have some off-road rides by taking some turns to the bumpy roads crossing some rustic villages of the local or you can just enjoy the ride on the smooth mountain passes to view the breathtaking rice terrace fields, large tea farms or endlessly green mountains. There must be plenty of options to travel around Northwest Vietnam by motorcycles but do not miss this road in your trip.
Da Lat – Nha Trang one of best Vietnam motorcyle route
The distance of this Vietnam motorcycle route is 140 km, there is Nui Ba National Park and the majestic Omega 1700m pass on this road. You can stop to check in and take beautiful pictures to save great moments.
In addition, the travel time from Da Lat to Nha Trang will only take 3 hours. Very convenient for those who want to explore all the famous landmarks of Nha Trang in just a day. If you have to return to Da Lat on the same day, you should leave at 3pm because the way back will be quite steep and foggy. Get on the road early to be safe!
Ho Coc Beach – Mui Ne – Great Vietnam Motorcyle route
Mui Ne Route has two beautiful sea Vietnam motorcycle route, Hon Rom and Bau Trang sea route.
Hon Rom sea route is located between Mui Ne Sand Dunes and Bau Trang. This is a sea route that many tourists stop to take photos of when taking a motorbike tour. One side of the route is a sand hill, the other side is a vast sea creating a harmonious scene of nature.
The second route will start from the inner city of Phan Thiet, in the direction of Mui Ne to Hon Rom and finally Bau Sen. In particular, this is a road that runs parallel to the sea, so you can freely admire the peaceful sky and earth, the fresh blue sea.
Vietnam motorcycle route summary
Overall, Besides these 7 best Vietnam Motorcycle route for motorcycle touring in Vietnam, there are still plenty of choices so please just drop us a line and let us know your riding skill and expectation then we will design your own tour with the most suitable routes for you. Thank you very much for reading.
Best regards from Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert guide team!