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Vietnam travel experience by motorbike for foreigners P2

Traveling Vietnam by motorbike is an option for visitors who want to visit many places with low cost. In part 1, we have provided you with the experience of traveling  Vietnam by motorcycle, in part 2 we will give you the secret when traveling by motorcycle. Do not miss out!

Learn the way

Before each trip you should refer to the road that you are going to go with the Google Maps or Here Maps application to calculate the distance. Then on the forums refer to the other roads and things to note in the journey from those who have gone before.

Note: you should use Here Maps because this application can locate without internet connection so it is very suitable for the trip.

Inspection and maintenance of motorcycles

Before every trip you should check carefully: tires, chains, oil, lubricants, spark plugs … to ensure that all is still good. To minimize unexpected problems that may occur when traveling on the road, especially when traveling alone, the damage is worse.

Prepare utensils

You should see the number of days you go to bring enough clothing, avoid carrying a heavy back pack. If you go for a few days you can wear a pair of pants with the clothes are enough, each shirt a day. If you go to bathing, bring a few more clothes. Back pack should be a large one, so it can hold more items.

Vietnam travel experience by motorbike for foreigners


To drive, you should prepare a raincoat, a basic car kit, a good helmet (Fullface or ¾ face), protective gear such as armor for arms and legs, dustproof glasses, sunscreen, gloves driving your car, shoes and raincoats, etc. Getting the gear in the car will give you a safe and comfortable ride.

Prepare your luggage before traveling to Vietnam by motorbike for foreigners

Prepare costs

The cost of each trip will depend on your destination and travel time. However, there will be some fixed costs such as:

Petrol: On average, a liter of petrol will run about 50-60km for urban roads and 35 to 45km for inner city and mountain roads.

Sleeping places: On weekdays, not regular weekends or public holidays, the average room price is 150,000 – 250,000 VND / night.

Eating: It depends on your style such as in common places or luxury restaurants. However, according to Phuot, when you come to a place, you should taste the specialties of that land.

When you drive – The ultimate tips for tourist

When driving, you should pay attention to the right lane, at the correct speed. When overtaking should turn on the signal indicator, using horn, overtaking a wide view and over the left, please use the correct land if there is a dedicated lane for motorcycles.

 Helmet – the most important thing to save your life while traveling Vietnam by motorbikes

Motorcycle accidents are one of the major causes of death in Vietnam. Most Vietnamese wear helmets when riding a motorbike, so be prepared a helmet. In addition, if there is no helmet, it is normal if the polices question you.

Vietnam travel experience by motorbike for foreigners


Kits – don’t forget it if you want to travel to Vietnam by motorbikes

Having a simple car repair kit is a must if you want to drive to distant areas. At least the tire patch, inflatable and wrenches, screwdrivers need to remove the simple components, do not forget to bring some spare spark plugs.

Raincoat – the ultimate thing while traveling Vietnam by motorbikes

Raincoat is very important, especially when you are in the rainy season. The torrential rain can come and go so fast, so preparing rain clothes is one of the must have before departure.

Vietnam travel experience by motorbike for foreigners

Time for traveling Vietnam by motorbikes

To be safe in the journey you should limit time for driving at night time, before going please calculate the distance with the time needed to move so decide a reasonable time for depart to help avoid you need to drive at night time. It is very dangerous.

Here are some personal travel experiences for motorbikes to help you have fun and safe travel. Have a good trip, bushwalking or traveling with a lot of memories.



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