The Bikenam Story

Bikenam Vietnam Motorbike Tours is Vietnam’s premier quality motorbike tour provider. Bikenam is based centrally in Hanoi in the Old Quarter district near Hoan Kiem Lake. Bikenam have extensive experience in providing high-quality, competitively priced motorbike tours and caters to travelers with any budget size, from luxury to budget options.

Our tours are planned and managed by Dolf Du Plessis, a South African motorbike enthusiast and experienced world traveler. Having motorcycled and even bicycled the length and breadth of Vietnam countless times we have become very experienced hosts in Vietnam. Using our knowledge of Vietnam along with our excellent Vietnamese partners we craft unique tour experiences in Vietnam. Check out what our previous clients have had to say about our unforgettable motorbike adventures.

Our goal is simple – to provide you with the experience of a lifetime at very competitive prices.

Our Tours

Our tours are all-inclusive and run all-year-round. The duration of our tours range from 6 tours to 15 day tours. We provide tours for all budget sizes – from the luxury adventure traveler to the student looking for adventure on the cheap – we’ve got you covered! See our tours page for more about our motorbike tours.

Our customers are people from all walks of life. We have hosted solo riders, adventure couples, big families, motorbike clubs and groups of friends.

Group sizes we specialise in intimate small group tours to ensure that every tour is unique.

All-Inclusive Adventures

What’s included in all of Bikenam’s motorbike tours.


Our tours are all-inclusive. So you don’t have to worry about hiring motorbikes, booking accommodation, organising breakfast or booking domestic flights and buses.


Bikenam uses expert bilingual guides who are there for you every step of the way.


Bikenam applies strict quality standards for all our accommodation. Just because you’re traveling by motorbike doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy luxury at the end of the day.

Route Planning

Bikenam’s experienced guides have meticulously crafted our routes so that you see the best of the best Vietnam has to offer.


Bikenam’s prizes the quality of its tours and the satisfaction of its customers above all else. We apply the strictest quality requirements to all aspects of our tours.


For Bikenam safety is non-negotiable. We only make use of modern, expertly-serviced motorbikes, experienced guides and provide modern safety equipment to each rider. Over and above this we also provide an in-depth introduction on riding in Vietnam to all of our clients.

Our tours

Browse through our list of tours to find the one that’s perfect for you.

Classic Tour

Dates: Fixed | Custom
Duration: 11 days/7 days of motorbiking
Starting price: $1397 USD
Minimum group size: none

The Classic Tour is for the motorbike enthusiast who wants to be in the saddle. The tour takes your from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and includes intense riding through some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world.

Ho Chi Minh Trail Tour

Dates: Fixed | Custom
Duration: 14 days/15 nights
Starting price: $2392 USD
Minimum group size: none

This motorcycling trip leads you from North to South Vietnam along the Ho Chi Minh Trail – a legend of the Vietnam war. The trail offers amazing scenery and awesome riding experiences. The ride starts up at Mai Chau valley and snakes down the trail passing famous Phong Nha cave and well-known DMZ including Ben Hai bridge, Dong Ha, two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hue and Hoi an. We will ride through the beautiful plantations of  the Central Highlands with many historical sites from the Vietnam American war before enjoying a refreshing mountain retreat in Dalat. Continuing this breathtaking ride in the South of Vietnam we go to Mui ne, enjoy the beach here before ending up at the bustling Saigon.

North Eastern Loop

Dates: Fixed | Custom
Duration: 4 nights/5 days
Starting price: $611 USD
Minimum group size: none

This motorbiking adventure will take you to one of the 4 greatest mountainous passes of Vietnam, Ma Pi Leng with a height over 1500m above sea level before arriving at Ba Be Lake – the biggest lake in North Vietnam. The tour will visit the northern most point in Vietnam, Lung Cu flag point. These stunning destinations are connected by challenging roads offering the best rides as well as awesome off-road experiences.

Northern Loop

Dates: Fixed | Custom
Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Starting price: $1163 USD
Minimum group size: none

This motorbike tour covers all the highlights of North Vietnam. We’ll be motorbiking up and down the hills to Mai Chau valley, Sapa town, and Ha Giang plateau, to name but a few.
Experience breathtaking rides over O Quy Ho Pass and several challenging off-road rides in Moc Chau, Than Uyen. The trip ends up with a beautiful boat trip in Ba Be Lake – the biggest natural lake in North Vietnam. Terrace fields, breath taking nature, colorful ethnic markets and unique culture are all things you can expect on this trip.

North Western Loop

Dates: Fixed | Custom
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Starting price: $585 USD
Minimum group size: none

Experience the beauty of Sapa and the North Western Highlands. Ride your motorbike along the winding valleys and admire the extraordinary views as you are surrounded by the primordial forests of this untouched wonder.

Highlights of this motorcycle tour include the magnificent roads surrounded by terrace fields on the way to the Mai Chau valley, the beautiful tea plantations in Moc Chau highland and going off the beaten track before reaching to the famous town on the mountain – Sapa. The stunning views of terrace fields, plantations, valleys and colorful ethnic culture, are all blended spectacularly in a single trip.

What's new in our blog


  • Posted by Divan Du Plessis
  • On May 2, 2017
  If you are the type of person who would rather use their vacation time to stay at home sit on the couch and binge watch an entire season of the Simpsons instead of travelling to a country and experiencing unforgettable things. Then Vietnam is not the place for you. If you dislike views that will leave you breathless, […]
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  • Posted by Divan Du Plessis
  • On March 15, 2017
Ba VI national park is located roughly 60km from Hanoi. It’s possible to reach the park by bus but exploring the park is much more enjoyable if you have your own transportation such as a motorbike. Driving from Hanoi itself to the park is rather uneventful if you discount the fear-inducing Hanoi traffic. The traffic and the […]
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  • Posted by Divan Du Plessis
  • On March 8, 2017
Thailand and Vietnam are both amazing countries that have a lot to offer in terms of cuisine and natural beauty. But as anyone who has visited Thailand will tell you, it’s full of tourists. Thailand is a perfect country if you want to relax on a beach and have your adventures (in most cases) handed […]
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  • Posted by Divan Du Plessis
  • On February 23, 2017
The province of Ninh Binh is roughly 100km (60 miles) from Hanoi. You can reach Ninh Binh by motorbike but the easiest way to get to there is to take a train from Hanoi itself, the trains are inexpensive and if you opt for the soft seats (which I definitely recommend because the hard seats are […]
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Motorbiking Through Vietnam: How the Adventure Started

  • Posted by Jacobus Du Plessis
  • On February 16, 2017
Picture yourself riding a motorbike at full-speed through the mountains of Vietnam as the early morning sun begins to evaporate the mists covering the primordial forests surrounding you. The hairs rise on your neck rise and you can’t tell whether it is from the cold early morning wind or the feeling of excitement that you […]
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Modern Vietnam at a Glance

  • Posted by Jacobus Du Plessis
  • On February 3, 2017
The sun rises over Hanoi. The rays of  early sunlight filter through the distant skyscrapers and then caress the ancient arches of the 200 year old Turtle Tower. I’m trying, but I can’t give my full attention to the beautiful sunrise unfolding before my eyes, the sound of motorcycles driving by gives me a fright and grabs […]
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