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VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

MOTO  1

TOP GEAR

AN INCREDIBLE 10 DAY RIDE IN SOUTHERN VIETNAM

$319USD PER RIDER
   -  [ 40%  DISCOUNT FOR PILLION PASSENGERS ] 

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  TOUR DATES

September 21-30 2023

October 15-24 2023 (10% OFF)

December 8-17 2023 (10% OFF)

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January 8-17 2024 (10% OFF)

May 18-27 2024

July 16-25 2024

September 21-30 2024

October 15-24 2024

December 8-17 2024

January 8-17 2025

May 18-27 2025

July 16-25 2025

September 21-30 2025

October 15-24 2025

December 8-17 2025

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This action-packed tour is styled around the BBC Top Gear Vietnam special.

Join like-minded riders on this truly amazing ride through the most spectacular roads of Vietnam. If you ask us, the Top Gear show simply did not do it justice. We retrace some of roads and sights of the Top Gear special, but also include the best roads that were missed.

Tour the real Vietnam, adventuring through the Central Highlands and famous Ho Chi Minh Trail - stunning mountain roads, coastline, small remote villages, beaches and jungle. This tour has got the lot! It's well and truly packed full of adventure. But there's also plenty of time to stop and admire the views, chat to hospitable locals, and dine on the region’s famous fresh food.

RATED AS THE NUMBER ONE RIDE IN VIETNAM

 

Our good, old-fashioned personalised booking service with Aussie staff makes planning and booking a breeze. The itinerary below gives you a taste of what to expect on this amazing ride.

 

Day 1: Vietnam : 95km
Nha Trang Great Ocean R
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WELCOME TO

THE 10 DAY TOP GEAR MOTO 1 TOUR

After our great welcome dinner and a good night rest. Good morning Vietnam! This is the day we have all been waiting for. Checked out & baggage loaded in our support van we head over to the VMT HQ for a detailed rider briefing. Meet the bikes and selecting your beast. We are located on a quiet road, perfect for a quick test ride. A great relaxed start to what's guaranteed to be an epic adventure.
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Today we head south for beautiful Vinh Hy a small village located on the shores of Vinh Hy bay. To get there we ride along the great ocean road of Nha Trang with its incredible views out across to tropical islands that dot the South China Sea. Passing through Cam Ranh bay and across to the twisty seaside mountain road that leads us through a range of rarely seen rocky landscapes. This almost empty section of fine riding is often share local goats.
Day 2 : Vietnam : 165km
Nha Trang - Dalat
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Helmets on !! Today through the gateway to Mighty Central Highlands a great ride and breathtaking views from high up on the mountains, whilst roadside waterfalls glisten in the sun along the way. Famed as the ‘Swiss Alps of Vietnam,’ Dalat holds some very unique European-influenced architecture and has a cooler climate than the surrounding areas.
Dalat was a popular respite for commanders and war correspondents alike who were fortunate enough to escape the front lines. Many strategies were devised here, though Dalat was largely untouched by the fighting. However, it was in fact home to the National Military Academy. Dalat today is famed as the city of love; partially owing to its flower growing, it has become a popular holiday retreat for young Vietnamese couples. Evenings are cool and the local night market is a must-see.
Day 3 : Vietnam : 160km
Dalat - Lak Lake
Ready to Ride? We’ve got another great journey ahead! Back in the saddle, we ride from Dalat to Lak Lake. Featuring winding back roads that carve through coffee fields and rural farms, this is an outstanding ride. Plenty of stops along the way allow us to try some local coffee and visit an old (and very interesting!) silk-making factory.
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We will then pass through some small traditional villages, where you will see countless farmers tending crops Vietnamese style! Roads in these parts are often shared by farmers and livestock, waving children walking to and from school etc. So keep focused! By now you see our rides stand out in these remote regions and grabs a local of attention and welcoming smiles as we pass on through.
You‘ll soon get accustomed to the low speed riding in Vietnam. it also allows you the time to really take in the sheer beauty of this truly incredible country. But rested assure there is a lot of fun to be had on these super twisty back roads.
 
Our great over night stay is located on the shores of Lak Lake these amazing wooded long houses are a real treat. Surrounded by rice fields and distant mountain ranges, "very popular with our riders.” Not to mention the constant flow of passing elephants…
 
Enjoy the relaxing views and great company with a ice cold beverage & superb foods. Lak Lake is also home to several minority tribes and traditional villages that are well worth taking the time to look at!

 
 
Day 4 : Vietnam : 125km
Lak Lake - Buon Ma Thuot
Easy start into today: We saddle up and ride into the Dak Nong province, which was the scene of many conflicts and heavy bombing by the US Airforce. Our guides and crew are a wealth of knowledge in the history through these regions which these days are mainly farmed coffee plantations. The roads winding through the small villages provide not only great riding, but also a real insight of this mighty country.
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Our lunch stop is at the impressive Dray Sap waterfalls - great for dip while our lunch is prepared! Back out on the road, our ride will have us arriving in the afternoon time to chill by the pool or head out and visit the local markets.
Day 5 : Vietnam : 230km
Buon Ma Thuot - Kon Tum
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Today we enter the mighty Ho Chi Minh trail "road" not under estimating what seems like low mileage with fairly low speeds and super twisty roads each day is gauged just right and it just keeps getting better! It’s like unfolding a treasure map. This is where most riders start commenting "as best ride they have ever done.“
More awesome roads, lush jungle altitude changes, minority v i l l ages and much more! Venturing deep and entering the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, we will show you the famed supply route that carves through the most remote mountain jungles of Vietnam. Rarely seen by the outside world. Used by the Viet Cong to send troops and supplies from North to South throughout the raging war, today the Ho Chi Minh trail is a joy for riders to behold. This incredible road is simply amazing!

Over the coming days you will see Vietnam from a truly unique perspective. This is true motorcycling adventure! You'll appreciate a cold beer after today's epic adventure which we will be more than happy to provide you with!
Day 6 : Vietnam : 180km
Kon Tum - Kham Duc
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Saddle up for more riding bliss on Ho Chi Minh trail in all it's twisting and undulating glory! Steeped in history, crucial to the war effort, vital to the life blood of Vietnam, it virtually speaks to you as you negotiate each turn. Lush green jungle covered mountain passes, wild rivers. This is where the bulk of the riding footage from that famous Top Gear special took place so soak it up and enjoy what will be one of the best days of your life!
As many of our riders state, they just can't believe the sheer beauty of these areas and the amazing roads which you simply have to see for yourself! Overnight we will stay at our Hotel in Kam Duc, featuring an in-house kitchen that cooks some great meals. Plenty of cool drinks to be had, as always! ..
Day 7 : Vietnam : 300km
Kham Duc - Khe Sanh
l always have the Cold-Chisel song ‘Khe Sanh’ humming through my mind on this road... The twisting roads that follow Da Krong River hold views across outstanding scenery. Villagers can be seen taking care of the day’s washing in the river, this place is amazing! I really feel alive, my veins are always filled with ADVENTURE here! Old traditional handmade village huts line the roadside, making this a grand day on so many levels.
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Vietnam touches your heart in so many ways, rich in history, deep in culture. Feeling at one with my trusty iron horse. Sharing the experience with the VMT crew and like-minded riders is something that will stay deep with you as one your most incredible adventures. This isolated and rarely used section of road passes through majestic scenery close to the Laos border.

When we reach our destination of Khe Sanh, we pay a visit the former American Airbase a museum filled with relics and old aircraft in the surrounding fields .
Day 8 : Vietnam : 160km
Khe Sanh - Hue
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Our journey today has us winding down through mountain ranges towards the old imperial capital of Hue, based right in the centre of Vietnam. This point in the country almost serves as a divide between the North and South of Vietnam, Hue located on the banks of the Perfume River, was the national capital until 1945.
The Imperial Citadel is well known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
 
Lane ways and side streets are filled with gift shops art galleries, cafes, bars and good restaurants.
Day 9 : Vietnam : 90km
Hue - Hoi An
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Enjoy an awesome breakfast in this UNESCO listed heritage town! Hue is a city that is held close to the hearts of poets, romantics and musicians who keep the old ways relevant against the backdrop of a booming Vietnam. Enjoy the stunning architecture and relics of leaders and eras gone by, as we ride through the city and head out to the stunning coastal town of Hoi An. With its roots dating back to Portuguese traders in the 15th century, Hoi An’s colourful and diverse history is a joy to behold.
Time to crack open the throttle along the incredible Hai Van pass! This spot was Clarkson’s favourite stretch on the Top Gear Special, oh!! and a great place to get a custom suit or dress tailored. Evenings here are amazing along the local riverside with a great array of fine restaurants and bars .
Day 10 : Vietnam : 80km
Hoi An - Da Nang
A relaxed pace and start for the day . our final day of excellent ride along the coast covering some great sites as we venture towards seaside city of Da Nang…
 
Plenty of stops including Marble Mountain and China Beach. This great journey finishes with a "post tour" overnight stay in lovely Danang famed for its surf beaches and beachside bars.
 
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We say our goodbyes to our new friends and share contacts!! and look forward to seeing you on the next adventure!!

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If you prefer to have a local Vietnamese license, VMT can arrange this for you.

We handle all the required paperwork. Let us know when booking.

This tour includes pre/post tour flights within Vietnam and one night pre/post tour accommodation. 

Our personalised booking service with Aussie staff makes planning and booking easy.


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WHY BOOK

WITH

VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS?

 


VMT is an Australian owned company that has emphasised combining expert local knowledge with high western standards. This winning combination has resulted in these ultimate motorbike adventure tours.

Send us a message via our enquiry page. 

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • A motorbike adventure like no other
     

  • Central Highlands, Nha Trang, Hoi An 

  • Remote hill tribes and old war history sites 
     

  • Ho Chi Minh Trail
     

  • China Beach  

  • Hai Van Pass
     

  • The best roads from the Top Gear special
     

  • Ride hidden regions other tours miss
     

  • Ranked top five best rides on earth

PACKED WITH EXTRAS

 

  • Airport pick up and transfers
     

  • Flights and transfers within Vietnam 
     

  • Quality overnight stays with western style bathrooms and WiFi
     

  • Our famed VMT English speaking guides and support crew 
     

  • Our fully maintained fleet of motorcycles which are comfy and perfect for touring Vietnam
     

  • All breakfasts, lunches and welcome dinner (special dietary requests available)

  • Detailed rider briefings, VMT t-shirt and touring map 
     

  • Minivan for baggage transfers, carrying supplies, and limited seats for non-riders while on tour
     

  • Entrance tickets and permits
     

  • Limited third party and bike damage cover
     

  • All fuel, mechanical and spares
     

  • 24 hour back-to-base support and field medical kit

TOUR INCLUSIONS
 

  • Quality overnight stays in twin-share rooms [includes one night pre/post-tour too]
     

  • VIP private transfers 
     

  • Flights within Vietnam
     

  • Guides and VMT support crew
     

  • Lifan motorcycle with all fuel and oil
     

  • Full mechanical support
     

  • Minivan and luggage transfers 
     

  • Breakfasts, lunches and a welcome dinner
     

  • VMT t-shirt and VN touring map
     

  • Endless bottled water, fruits and snacks
     

  • Field medical kit and back-to-base support
     

  • Return motorbike freight to headquarters

NOT INCLUDED

  • Motorcycle riding gear
     

  • International flights and visa
     

  • Personal travel insurance
    (must include motorcycling)
     

  • Dinner meals (except for Welcome Dinner)

VMT tours are designed for riders seeking the ultimate adventure and exploring some of the best back roads in Vietnam. 
 

Places are limited so book early!​​​​

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