top of page










March 16-25 2024

June 3-12 2024

October 4-13 2024

March 16-25 2025

June 3-12 2025

October 4-13 2025


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.




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 : 120km
Hoi An - Hue
Hoi An - Hue
Good Morning Vietnam.

The day we have all be waiting for has arrived. Saddle up! As we ride through the iconic ancient town of Hoi An and then through the streets of Danang, followed by the famed TopGear Hai Van Pass, this twisty mountain road with its spectacular oceans is a great ride
Hugging the coast our ride has us arriving into the former Imperial capital of Hue "Home of the last Vietnamese Emperors” a world Heritage site. Located on the banks of the Perfume river. A great overnight stay with a great selection of excellent restaurants and bars.
Day 2 : Vietnam : 170km
Hue - Khe Sanh
Hue - Khe Sanh
A superb day ahead!!
Ride through the streets of Hue and onwards to lesser known back roads that links us up onto the Legendary Ho Chi Minh trail following the Da Krong river. Impressive sweeping bends with massive views across the valley and surrounding hillside villages. Who are all these friendly people waving at!.. yes that would be you.
The welcoming smiles and waves all the way through this great land is a very warming experience. It’s hard to imagine this whole region was once at war. l cant help but have the cold chisel song Khe Sanh playing through my mind

We arrive into Aluoi for some great local coffee. This spectacular road offers a great insight of whats ahead.
As we edge closer to Khe Sanh, lunch will be at the old Khe Sanh Marine Base. "Ta Con Air Base. Today its home to a small museum filled with historical pictures, a somewhat chilling reminder of what occurred here. There are maps & weapons on display. Additionaly, an old aircraft remains, including a complete C130 Hercules, Chinook Helicopter and old fighter jet wreckage surround the old airstrip.
After lunch we head across to huge Khe Sanh Victory monument, erected by the Vietnamese government which pays tribute to the men and women who fought in the battle of Khe Sanh.
Day 3 : Vietnam : 270km
Khe Sanh - Phong Nha
Khe Sanh - Phong Nha
Regarded by the lucky few who have ridden the Western Ho Chi Minh trail, as being one of the best motorcycling roads on earth. Twisting and turning its way through spectacular "Jurassic Park like" Limestone mountains covered in lush green jungle filled with crystal clear waterfalls and wild rivers.

This pristine wilderness is still home to many rare animals including Elephants and Tigers. We ride through the Ke Bang National Park and UNESO World heritage Site, containing the oldest Karst mountains in Asia. Formed over 400 million years, riddled with over 300 hundred cave systems including the biggest cave on earth, Hong Son Dong cave, "discovered in 2009". Todays ride is mind blowing and best described as a riders paradise.

Lunch in a small picture perfect village. The afternoon delivers more great riding through this very special part of the world that remains rarely seen by the outside world. Keep an eye out for Gibbons.

Late afternoon has us arriving in beautiful Phong Nha with a great hotel overlooking the Son Con River. Enjoy an ice cold welcome beer! This charming village offers a great range of local and western style bars and restaurants.
Welcome to Phong Nha!!
Khe Sanh - Phong Nha1
Day 4 : Vietnam : 40km
Exploring Phong Nha Caves
Exploring Phong Nha Caves

Good Morning Vietnam! 


Enjoy a fresh coffee overlooking the Song Con river and the peaceful mountain views that surround this village. An early stroll through the village and markets is well worth checking out.

9am, we board our awaiting boat for a relaxing journey up river and into Phong Nha cave. "Voted as one of the most wonderful caves in the world". said to be nearly 8km long, while scientists have surveyed 44km of passages. We sail in around 1km before heading ashore to explore the cave by foot. The cave is filled with spectacular Stalactites and Stalagmites "cave has lights installed throughout”. Big is an understatement and the sheer beauty is a sensory overload of feeling like you’re in the centre of the earth.

Returning along the Song Con river with great views of the traditional villages. Back at our hotel ,its time for a great lunch.

The afternoon sees us riding 40min through some scenic roads across to Paradise Cave, discovered in 2005. This cave is 31 km long and ceiling height can reach 72 meters and 150 meters wide . Massive Stalactites and Stalagmites fill this cave. This is indeed a very special hidden gem.

Back in town, enjoy the village life and array of small bars and restaurants.

Day 5 : Vietnam : 270km

Phong Nha - Tan Ky
Morning coffee and breakfast overlooking Song Con River. Our bikes have all been checked and serviced ready for the next leg of this grand adventure. Leaving Phong Nha riding north we reconnect with the Ho Chi Minh trail. We immediately plunge into yet more jaw-dropping landscape. The road threads through lush river valleys enclosed by a forest of limestone pinnacles.
Phong Nha - Tan Ky
Views across colourful rice fields, some still showing bomb crater scars. Passing an array of farming areas from tree and tea plantations to fields of rice. Traditional farming methods are still used here.

Anyone for tea! We stop for lunch next to a lake surrounded in tea hedges. One strip of road becomes so wide. Hmm this must have been an old runway. Overnight in Tan Ky. More great foods! It’s no wonder Vietnam is so famous for food!

Anyone for tea! We stop for lunch next to a lake surrounded in tea hedges. One strip of road becomes so wide. Hmm this must of been an old runway. overnight in Tan Ky. More great foods! It’s no wonder Vietnam is so famous for food!

Day 6 : Vietnam : 240km

Tan Ky - Quan Son
Tan Ky-QuanSon
Today we say goodbye to the Ho Chi Minh trail
and  head  northwest  into a small  hidden  world
where time has stood still for centuries. This is a
real treat!  Riding these small mountain roads
close to the border with Laos is where its at! Each turn takes us further and further from the beatenpath as we enter the borderlands. Tiny minority hamlets of wooden-and-thatched huts nestle  by  streams  under  huge  limestone mountains. Bamboo water wheels feed the rice terraces.
Life here is simple and rich in culture, women and children in traditional dress. "The villages in Jurassic Park" riders say, they just cannot believe the sheer beauty here. To this day we are the only ones who have the pleasure of this secret location. Overnight stay in Quan Son.

Day 7 : Vietnam : 110km

Quan Son - Mai Chau
We start the day with a great local breakfast that will provide the fuel we need to ride over a series of lofty mountain passes through remote valleys and over limestone peaks covered in mysterious bamboo forests close to the Lao border.
Quan Son - Mai Chau
Today’s ride gives us a sense of what it’s like for many of the more than 50 different ethnic minority groups in Vietnam to live in such mountainous landscape, with most of their food and building materials coming from the immediate vicinity, just as it has done for centuries. After hours of great riding with plenty of stops to admire the scenery and meet the locals, we roll into Mai Chau, a pleasant valley of green rice paddies. Here, we settle into our comfortable, atmospheric Homestay lodgings for a peaceful night in the countryside. This is one of the most popular overnight stays. Amazing food and views and ice cold brews !

Day 8 : Vietnam : 230km

Mai Chau - Nghia Lo
Mai Chau - Son La
We leave the green embrace of Mai Chau valley in the morning. With the mists rising off the paddy fields, we hit the road and head higher into the northwest mountains.
As we arrive on the Moc Chau plateau the trees fade away to reveal acres of tea plantations. This area is famous for its excellent brew, and we’ll stop to give it a try, as well as the local ‘milk cakes’ that go with the tea. The temperatures drops as we ride higher.
The landscape becomes barren and bare, making it appear isolated and remote. Indeed, this part of Vietnam is a very special place. We ride east over the Hoang Lien Son Range then  across the rugged highlands. We will see a region of Vietnam that very few outsiders are yet to experience. On our snaking descent to the town of Nghia Lo, there are stupendous views over the famous rice terraces of the northwest mountains, which cascade down the slopes in bright yellows and greens. Filled with fresh mountain air, we arrive at our friendly hotel for the night. Relax and enjoy Nghia Lo!!

Day 9 : Vietnam : 200km

Nghia Lo - Hanoi
Our final ride day takes us on excellent meandering roads, down from the mountains via spectacular passes and into the Red River valley, cradle of Vietnamese civilization. It was here, on the swelled banks of the large mud red river, that the first Vietnamese kings ruled thousands of years ago. We wind through crops and fields, along river dykes, through old towns, roads that slowly become congested with bikes “lots”, slow speed super busy.
Nghia Lo - Hanoi
Mixing it amongst the city folk going about their daily routine. Scooters everywhere and often carrying everything. Welcome to the jungle of Hanoi. Its unreal. Offthe bikes and head to the comforts of our hotel .  

Day 10 : Vietnam

Good morning Hanoi. The best way to explore this city is by foot. From the backstreets of the Old Quarter we have a superb day discovering the many hidden gems this truly amazing city has to offer. Enjoy an incredible local Hanoi lunch . Afternoon  has us back at our great hotel . Enjoy the pool. Or book yourself a really nice massage. With plenty of local cafe and bars. Hanoi is a real gem .





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. 



  • See the real Vietnam, ride regions rarely seen by the outside world

  • Ride country back roads through the most stunning landscapes of Vietnam . 

  • Deep in history rich in culture. 

  • Visit traditional villages that seem unchanged for centuries

  • World Heritage & War history sites

  • Dine on the most incredible foods which Vietnam is world famed!

  • VMT tours are designed for riders & pillions seeking the ultimate adventure

  • Ranked top 3 best rides on earth



  • 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


  • Personalized in-house booking manager, making planning a breeze .

  • Quality overnight stays, hotel & Homestay - all with wifi. single room upgrade available

  • complimentary one night pre & post-tour accommodation

  • airport pick up as per itinerary

  • Domestic flights within Vietnam “as per tour itinerary”

  • Detailed rider breifing covering all aspects of the tour

  • Expert guide Lead guide & VMT support crew

  • Lifan motorcycle & fuel . fully serviced & maintained . prefect for touring Vietnam. 

  • Support chase Minivan, seats passengers & bagagge transfers.

  • All Breakfast & lunches - one welcome dinner

  •  VMT T-shirt - Cap - Vietnam touring map

  • Endless bottled water, fruits & snacks

  • Field medical kit - 24hr back-to-base support

  • Motorcycle damage cover - 3rd limited party cover

  • Return motorcycle freight to headquarters


  •  Motorcycle riding gear

  • International flights - visa

  • Personal travel insurance
    All riders must have travel insurance
    (must include motorcycling cover)


  • Dinner meals - beverages

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!​​​​

VMT icons
bottom of page