For the uninitiated, Vietnam is filled with motorcyclists and bicycles as it is the preferred transportation for wheeling through the towns and cities. It is also one of the fun activities adventure seekers can partake. There are many motorcycle tours that are currently available for tourists. Some tours can get up to ten days in length and it is definitely a different type of experience, road-tasting Vietnam and seeing the country.
Some of the tours start off at Hanoi, the northwest part of Vietnam and the trail sets off for 10 days. The tour includes escapades and stopovers in various northwest regions from Muong Lay to Sapa to Vu Linh before heading back to the starting point in Hanoi. There are also the northeast trails and the central trails to follow and customized and scenic tours are also available for those who want an easy ride. Scenic motorbike tour vietnam take you to Ha Giang where beautiful mountains and lakes await on a beautiful day. It is part of the adventure to include bad weather but usually a little waiting out gets the plan back on track for the tour.
For those who are interested in having a one day adventure on the motorbike, your local tour guides are more than happy to arrange a group for you. Note that most biking tours starts in Hanoi; as such it is a great place to shop for a tour while in Hanoi and make your way out to see Vietnam from the city.
HOW ARE YOU?
We’ve talked about the condition of your bike, but what about you? You owe it to yourself to feel as well as you can during your tour. I’m not talking about launching into some kind of marathon training before you embark on your trip, but the better you feel, the more you’ll enjoy yourself, so if it means shedding a few pounds, it’s well worth it. Besides looking after yourself, it’s also a good idea to keep an eye on your travelling companions during the tour. It’s always worth asking how someone feels, especially if you know them well and feel they’re not quite on the ball.
DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERA
You’re in an incredibly beautiful mountain pass, the high peaks have a coating of pure white snow punctured by the most graceful pines you’ve ever seen, and guess what; you forgot you camera. This scenario is not as uncommon as you might think. Before you set off, and I don’t mean in the hour leading up to departure, make a list of all the things you’re likely to need on your trip. I know you want to travel light, but you can always cross things off the list, but you can’t magic them out of thin air once you’ve started.