:: Vietnam by Motorcycle - or by the Bikers

Discussion in 'Asia' started by VietHorse, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. zman32

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    Great pics! Sounds almost like my trip. same bike and timeframe. Except i took the AH1 most of the way.
    I would also vouch for Phung as well. went above and beyond the call of duty to help me out on a number of occasions.

    i tried the old taking the old high way but had to take the AH1 due to time constrains.

    I'd definitely recommend a full face helmet. my three-quarter helmet required a face mask and allowed way too much wind noise.

    And avoid riding at night.
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  2. VietHorse

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  5. VietHorse

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  6. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Awesome video. :clap
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  7. vietnammotorbiketour

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    If you need any support in terms of structuring a suitable motorbike tour in Vietnam, kindly let me know:
    1. How many days do you have for the whole trip?
    2. Which region in vietnam do you want to focus on? Northern, Central or Southern?
    You can also take a look at http://vietnammotorbiketour.co.uk/ or http://www.indochinamotorbiketours.com/home.html to get more references about the trip that you might concern
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  8. gavo

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    Can anyone tell me is it possible to ride a foreign bike across the border into Vietnam yet? Have the laws changed? I want to ride my australian licensed bike from Laos into Vietnam
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  9. VietHorse

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    It was Mar2014 in Ho Chi Minh City.
    And now it's Aug2015, in Denver:

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    We have improvement from tea to beers. LOL.
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  10. VietHorse

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    Another nice Video about Vietnam:



    I also put up all my stuff on my personal page (viethorse.com) so if you have time, may take a look. I will collect all information I could about motorcycling and Vietnam.
    Thank you.
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  11. VietHorse

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    Updated the trip # 18 LINK
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  12. watchmen

    watchmen Been here awhile

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    I got back a couple of weeks ago from a month long trip across Vietnam riding the worst bike i have ever ridden (A Chinese Win, I saw the engine split open 3 times) and I had the the time of my life. It was such a beautiful place and the riding was amazing. I found the people to be super friendly, the food was great and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a country to go motorcycling in. I plan on writing up a ride report in a little bit, but here are a few pictures from it. I really want to go back in a few years.

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    I had a bunch of rain in the north, We had to go through the bushes around the minibus[​IMG]




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    Sometimes roads look nicer on maps and older photographs.
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  13. stewacide

    stewacide Been here awhile

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    Rode from Saigon to Hanoi and then back again this Spring. Lots of fun. In the future I'd like to fly to Hanoi, buy a bike, and ride it through the northwest and then down through Laos and Cambodia.

    As far as riding, nothing near Saigon or Hanoi (within ~2 days drive) was enjoyable: just loads of traffic and bad air. The middle part of the country is amazing however: for someone on a shorter trip (a month or less) I'd highly recommend starting/finishing in Da Nang / Hoi An and riding a loop up the coast to Hue and Cat Ba, then down the legit DMZ portion of the HCM highway to Khe Sanh.

    Riding straight north from De Lat (722) towards Ho Lak was gorgeous with some amazing and deserted new-built roads through pine mountains, although there's a gap where it turns into single track through the woods. Riding through the military area west of Buon Ma Thuot along the Cambodian border was pretty neat, but be aware there's absolutely nobody there asides from from military (who seemed indifferent) and it's all dirt roads (bring lots of gas and cross your fingers re: breakdowns). Also anyone in Da Nang should definitely ride around the peninsula north of the city (across the from Hai Van pass) as a day-trip: much nicer than the pass itself, particularly as there's zero traffic.

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  14. yokesman

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    Contact viet horse with a PM or this man, tuanjb@gmail.com
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  15. BrapRider

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    Hey guys, not as much of a reply but I'm looking to compile some worth-while information about motorbike travel in Vietnam. If you wouldn't mind filling in the quick (6 question) survey below I'd be very great full.

    Here's the link; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D5FDV3N

    Thanks a lot guys, your input is much appreciated.
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  16. vietnammotorbiketour

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    Yes, you can totally ride your Australian licensed bikes into Vietnam from Laos, however, the legal procedures would be a bit complicated coz you must submit some legal paper-works (application form, copies of passport, driving license, touring schedule…)to the ministry of Transportation and they will investigate for 7 - 10 days then if everything is fine, they will issue an official approval letter which allows you to bring your bikes into Vietnam for an appointed time.

    To get more details on motorbike tours in Vietnam, you can view at
    1. http://motorbiketoursinvietnam.com
    2. http://indochinamotorbiketours.com
    3. http://vietnamoffroadmotorbiketours.com
    4. http://vietnammotorbiketour.co.uk
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  17. Brian_BKK

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  18. gavo

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    Yes Thanks for that, unfortunately I'm back in Australia now and due to cost's I can't see me shipping a bike that way again.
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  19. Louisg

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    I am retired so I had planned a three month moto trip to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia last winter. The bureaucratic crap and expense they would have put me through were such that I opted for Guatemala. This coming winter, if Vietnam wants my tourist business they will have to make me welcome. Probably wishful thinking and I will end up in Thailand and Burma, or just Central America again, where I know I am welcome.
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  20. TBR

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