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Sample Vietnam motorbike itinerary Sticky!

Posted by Deanidge on 6/8/2009 at 16:28

HI guys Im new to the forum and after scanning the pages thought this would be the best place to ask for some advice on our trip. Me an 2 mates are flying into HCMC on the 7th of september and hope to rent 3 motorbikes and ride all the way up to hanoi (ha long bay) with various stops on the way then either ride back or stick our bikes on a train with ourselves before catching a flight back on the 28th of sep how realistic is this trip we are all experianced riders all advise welcome :D ...

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Recommended Motorbike Rental in Sapa?

Posted by samleetv on 6/3/2016 at 04:49

Hi there! This has probably been covered before, but does anyone have a recommended motorbike rental for Sapa? We're novice riders, so I'm assuming Honda Waves would be our best match. thanks! ...

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selling honda win in hanoi

Posted by verdefra on 23/1/2016 at 03:25

Hi there everyone!! we have been travelling around cambodia and vietnam with the motorbike, mostly off the beaten tracks, camping pretty much everywhere, on the riverside next to the fishermen , in the mountains waking up with the kids smiling at us, cooking on the fire trying to imitate the typical dishes...I would advice all my friends to do that! but now we are gettng back home so we need to separate from Elsa, our Honda Pirate as we call her! we are staying in hanoi for the next week, so if ...

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Sapa by Motorbike???, some questions

Posted by etulio on 10/5/2008 at 14:21

I planning my trip to Vietnam and Angkor in September, I am planning to go to Sapa (of course I would not miss it), initially I planned to go with a Tour, after some Internet reading I changed my mind and decided to go by my own and hire the guides/tours in Sapa. Now, after more reading, I’d like to spend 4 days in Sapa area, rent a motorbike(Minsk or similar) in Lao Cai on Thursday and go to Sapa for Thursday and Friday, go to Pha Long Saturday Market, sleep in Bac Ha, Bac Ha Sunday Mark ...

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HCMC to Bangkok by motorbike with Vietnamese plate?

Posted by librasaurus on 12/1/2016 at 13:29

Hey All, Can this be done? I want to fly into HCMC, purchase a motorbike and ride to Bangkok. Sell the bike in Bangkok and fly back home. Here is the route I'm looking at I read somewhere that if I enter Thailand by bike I need to leave with the bike as well? If not then I would get a $2000 fine. What options do I have for making this trip possible? Is shipping the bike back to HCMC to the original owner an option? ...

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Travelling from tay ninh t siem reap

Posted by Taaksaab on 23/7/2015 at 19:52

We want to cross the border of xa mat early on sunday morning, get our visa, find transport to kampong cham to take a bus to siem reap. Anybody who has done this? Or any other sdvise or tip anout it? Thanks ...

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Scooter rental Thailand

Posted by Buffy_Wedlin on 19/9/2012 at 20:07

Hi there, I'm planning a month-long trip to Thailand with my boyfriend and we really love the idea of doing at least some of the tour on scooters. I've been trying to find some more information on the whole process. I know about not leaving your passport at the rental place, the crazy traffic, etc. What I'm wondering is: are there rules about where one can take a rental bike, i.e. can you take it out of the city from where you rented it? Thanks for the help! ...

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Motorbiking in Asia- WARNING

Posted by mifox2 on 5/1/2010 at 13:19

Just a warning to fellow travelers of the potential consequences of renting a motorbike. We rented motorbikes on Ko Phangan, Thailand. We got them on Haad Salad Beach. The first day, everything went fine. The second day, we put a few very small scratches on one of the bikes. When we returned, the guy was a complete jerk and yelled and screamed at us and told us that we would have to pay 20,000 Baht ($USD600). After arguing, calling the police, and the embassy, there was nothing that we could do ...

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my 3 month trip/motorbike advice vietnam, laos cambodia

Posted by petethered on 17/3/2014 at 11:53

so i figured i should throw up a little report about the trip i recently completed. it can be hard to find info sometimes for some of the more remote areas. obviously this isn't a comprehensive guide, so don't read it as such. me and a friend each bought a honda win in hanoi. i paid $275 and she paid $250 and we both sold them for about $200 each. honestly if you are buying a bike from a tourist i wouldn't pay more than $250, and honestly you should probably try and get it for closer to $200 whi ...

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Buying motorbike in Indonesia?

Posted by CoolOperator on 19/7/2014 at 04:58

Hey everybody. I have my flight tickets booked to Medan and I will fly out from Bali. I would love to do this trip with a motorbike or scooter. I've done some reading about it and people tell me that it's impossible to buy a bike in Indonesia? Can anyone confirm this, or do anyone know a way around it? It would be very cool to buy a bike in Medan and then sell it later in Bali. I've heard that bringing a bike out of Sumatra with Sumatran number plates will be a problem. Is that true? Many th ...

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border crossing problems

Posted by petethered on 18/9/2013 at 05:14

hey guys, so me and a friend have been riding around the north for a bit over a north and having a great time, but the other day we hoped to cross in into laos near dien bien phu. they wouldn't even let us get through the vietnamese side, just said flatly "no". they told us that we needed a international transport permit for the bikes to cross. i had a friend do it a couple years ago with no permit. right now we are riding south to try at the na meo crossing and hoping for better luck ...

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Day by day guide of my trip from Hanoi to Luang Prabang on a Honda Wing

Posted by Travelniels on 8/1/2015 at 23:43

Hi everybody, In order to help out the people who are planning to travel from Vietnam into Laos, here's an extensive description of my trip, including route description and some tips about driving in Laos. I hope it helps convince those who are still in doubt, as it was simply an incredible experience for me. My trip from Hanoi to Luang Prabang via the Na Meo bordercrossing. Bike: Semi Automatic Honda Wing 110CC, in decent shape. Baggage: 15 kg. Change of oil: every 2 days. I ...

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Seeking of motorbike in vientiane!!!

Posted by Laimly on 26/12/2014 at 19:51

Hello everybody We are looking for a motorbike in vientiane. Type 100cc, for a price of 200-250$, vientamese plate is a must. Cheers! amelie.pleau@gmail.com ...

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Best country to buy a bike in South Asia ?

Posted by Wink on 25/8/2014 at 09:02

Hello Travelfishes, I'm planning to go for 5 months trip around South-East Asia, main destination will be Laos. Planes being a bit cheaper for Thailand and Vietnam, I'm considering starting my trip there, buy a Motorbike and ride to Laos. Could you please advise me on which place would be the best to buy my bike and start the journey ? Apparently Ho-Chi-Minh have very good overall prices for bikes, I'm also looking at Hanoi or Bangkok (top 3 cheapest plane tickets so far). My main concern ...

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Motorbikes for Hanoi to Saigon trip, buy or rent?

Posted by mrbump on 7/2/2012 at 01:20

Hi there, Looking for two motorbikes, preferably 125cc or up, for a trip from Hanoi to Saigon. We're planning on spending a couple of weeks max in Vietnam so could someone advise whether it's easier for us to simply rent a couple of bikes in the North and return in the South or should we buy? Have just seen in another post someone had two bikes for sale which included the following: Registration cards & insurance, removable luggage racks, luggage straps and bungee cords, helmets, rain p ...

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Motorbike buddy

Posted by Bjemer on 7/6/2014 at 07:49

Hi guys, I'm planning on leaving in the next few days to go from Saigon to Hanoi. Looking for a travel buddy and thinking about doing it in 2-3 weeks, but open to others ideas. Would like to have someone to enjoy this incredible experience with and drink a few beers with. I'm 23/m from the US and ready to get on the road. Reply here or shoot me an email at brianemerick@ymail.com. Today's date is June 6 2014. Cheers, Brian ...

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Looking for others motorbiking to Hanoi from Saigon

Posted by eastmeetswest on 7/6/2014 at 04:32

My boyfriend and I are taking a bike from Saigon to Hanoi and were wondering if there are any other travellers who are thinking of doing some or all of the same route - it would be great to have some other riders with us! We're staying in District 1 and were hoping to leave early tomorrow morning. ...

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motorcycle rental in phnom penh

Posted by jonkup on 17/5/2014 at 12:54

does anyone know of good rental places there? ...

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Looking for a motorbike partner Northern Thailand

Posted by tmurray on 30/4/2014 at 07:50

I am currently in Chiang Mai and planning on doing the Mae Hong Song Loop starting tomorrow or the next day. I have read and heard from many that it was one of the best experiences they had in Thailand. Let me know if you are interested in joining me for the adventure. ...

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Looking for motorbike partner - Saigon to North Vietnam

Posted by Goodtime777 on 28/3/2014 at 21:16

Hey guys. I arrive in Saigon by Monday and I'll be looking to travel north of Vietnam to Hanoi via motorbike. I'm looking for someone/s to do the same journey with me! I'm completely flexible with time an places to visit!! I've driven the perimeter of Australia so I'm fairly confident with road travel. Im a 24 YO from England! My name is Richard. Feel free to contact me ! ...

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