Escape the hustle and bustle of Hoi An City on a 4-day motorbike ride, and pack in more adventure than most people experience in 2 weeks. Ride thrilling bikes into emerald green mountains, and meet authentic hill tribes.
What to Expect
Get a shot of history and see stunning mountain forest and coastal scenery on a 4-day motorbike loop through the mountains of Hoi An. Drive along lush roads that lead you to remote border villages, as well as sites of more recent and bloody events. You will be riding a famous Minsk motorbike, and can opt to ride yourself or take advantage of an experienced motorbike guide to drive you.
Day 1: Hoi An - Ba Hom (65 miles/110 kilometers L/D/Guesthouse Accommodation
Set off from Hoi An in the morning and head for the lush Vietnamese countryside on the outskirts of the city. It will soon become apparent that this will be an adventure like no other.
The route takes you away from the coast and into the hills, an area often inaccessible by standard-size cars. As you wind into the mountains, you will come across ancient Cham ruins and famous American war sites, hopping of your bike to snap photos and explore the tourist-free areas.
Arrive at Ba Hom by midday, and meet your Co Tu hosts. Lunch will be served in the village, before you venture further into the mountains on a light trek. The route crosses over the original Ho Chi Minh Trail and leads to a therapeutic hot spring. Jump in and swim to relax in the healing waters.
Your evening hosts will prepare a traditional Co Tu feast. Dine in the village on the local cuisine, and sleep in their stilted houses to experience first hand the traditions of Vietnam’s ethnic minority people. Get a true taste of authentic hilltribe culture, an experience that is increasingly difficult to find.
Day 2: Ba Hom - Khe Sanh via A Luoi (140 miles/235 kilometers B/L/D/Hotel Accommodation
Rise and shine for day 2 of your Hoi An motorbike adventure. After breakfast in the village, say goodbye to your hosts and resume your bike ride to Khe Sanh. Today’s journey traverses the historic Ho Chi Minh Highway, traveling through lush rainforests and over magnificent mountain passes.
Take a refreshing dip in a mountain waterfall at midday, where you will break for a picnic lunch. Begin your afternoon drive winding through A Shau Valley, a ruggedly beautiful valley that became famous during the American War as the site of many battles. The most famous was the battle of Khe Sanh, where you will spend the night. Before you check into your hotel, visit the museum and former combat base, which was under siege for 67 days during the war.
Day 3: Khe Sanh - Hue via Vinh Moc Tunnels (132 miles/220 kilometers B/L/D/Hotel Accommodation
Drive along Highway 9, and pass famous American war sites, such as Rock Pile and Camp Carol. Cross the former border between North and South Vietnam at the 17th Parallel. Arrive at the Vinh Moc Tunnels, where an entire village went underground in the 1960s to survive the bombing. After exploring the tunnels, head to a local beach and cool down with a refreshing swim. After lunch, drive along the coast to Hue for your overnight accommodation.
Day 4: Hue - Hoi An (115 miles/190 kilometers B/L
Set off on the final day of your motorbike adventure and journey back to Hoi An by a different route, trading in the mountains for Vietnam’s gorgeous coastline. Head east from Hue and travel parallel to the sea, passing through fishing villages and along pristine sandy beaches.
The salty air and refreshing sea breezes are a dramatic contrast to the mountain air from the previous days. The tour will stop often to allow you to dip your toes in the sea, chat with fishermen, and take photos of the lush landscape. At the half-way point of your drive, climb to Highway 1’s highest point, Hai Van Pass, and get panoramic views of the coast. The road then winds down toward Hoi An, passing through Danang City and the famous China Beach.
- English-speaking guide
- Tour mechanic
- Minsk motorbike or semi-automatic scooter
- 3 x breakfasts, 4 x lunch, and 4 x dinner
- 3 nights accommodation
- Local guide for short trek at Ba Hom Village
- Entry fees and ferry crossings
- International safety standard helmet
- Drinking water and soft drinks
- Saddle bags, gloves & rain ponchos, if needed
What's Not Included
- Personal & motorbike insurance (for motorcycle accident)
- Personal expenses/tips
- Damages to motorcycle
Know Before You Go
• If you are licensed to ride in your country, you can ride yourself. Otherwise, enjoy letting an experienced motorbike driver take you.
• Alternatively, you can ride on the back of a friend's bike for a small extra fee.
• Tour departs with a minimum of 2 people. Pillion discount only applies when sharing a bike with a friend or partner and is not offered for tours departing with only 2 people.
• This adventure is family friendly. Inexperienced riders should sit on the back. You must be moderately experienced to drive yourself
• Days one and two are "easy"; days two and three are "long". All driving is on paved roads.