8 Day

Hanoi to Danang Motorcycle Tour

Run to the Sun

Hanoi - Pu Luong - Tan Ky - Phong Nha - Khe Sanh - Hue - Danang

looking back to Danang from Son Tra Peninsula

Overview

Ride through pristine jungle past remnants of the Vietnam War down the Vietnamese section of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Phong Nha national park, ride the Hai Van Pass (made famous by the BBC’s Top Gear), visit Vietnam’s ancient capital Hue and end your adventure in the beach city of Danang.
8 Day Hanoi to Danang Motorcycle Tour - Run to the Sun - Rentabike Vietnam

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Pu Luong

homestay is tucked away in the fields of Pu Luong
We get out of Hanoi as quickly as possible so that we can spend time on the smaller roads enjoying the views and being out of the traffic. We can get off onto some of the smaller ATK roads for detours and wind our way over to the Pu Luong Valley before ending up at our secluded homestay.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve on a clear day
This is a long run southwards to where the Ho Chi Minh Trail starts at Km 0 in Tan Ky. We stay on the quieter roads but it is still quite busy with traffic dropping off the further South we get. We can make good time on this road and we start to get into the hills later in the day.
Honda CB500x in Phong Nha National Park
We now get into the quieter regions of Vietnam and begin to skirt the border with Laos. You will see a mixture of people here, due to the proximity of the border. Also, we get into the hill country and the views start to improve as we enter the thick jungle and have to take some very windy roads up and over the mountains.
take the time to find some gorgeous swimming spots between Phong Nha & Pheo
There is plenty to see and do in Phong Nha. Take your pick from ziplining, caving, mud bathing or hanging in the homestay by the pool. If you want, you can take a ride around the area or even head to the coast for a dip in the ocean. Today is your day and the world is your oyster.
a tank at Ta Con Airbase, Khe Sanh
It’s back onto the HCM Trail today to head down to Khe Sanh. We drive on some pretty isolated road through the jungle but, luckily enough, it is pretty hard to take the wrong road. Here you can move at your own pace and we’ll meet up just on the outskirts of town. There should be plenty of time to visit the war memorial and airbase.
Another magnificent day of driving through the thick jungle as we continue on the HCM Trail southwards before heading to the coast and the Imperial Citadel in Hue. It is here that we can choose to stay in A Luoi and then continue through the jungle to get to Danang, but this means missing out on the famous Hai Van Pass. It’s a tough call.
There is plenty to see and do in Hue, not least the many citadels and tombs of the ancient kings. You can also head out to the beach or take a boat ride on the perfume river up to Thien Mu Pagoda, which was made famous by Thich Nhat Hanh.
the view from the Hai Van Pass on a clear day
Here we go over the famous Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass and enjoy some spectacular views out over the East Sea and see some of both the new and old military installations. This is still a very important strategic point for the Vietnamese military so it pays to b careful about where you do and don’t go.

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Daily

Total

Rider (XR 150)

$140

$1260

Rider (CRF 300)

$180

$1620

Rider (CB 500X)

$180

$1620

Rider (GS 1250)

$280

$2240

Pillion

$120

$1080

Damage Waiver

$20

$180

Private Room

$40

$360

Support Vehicle*

$150

$1350

* All prices given are per rider except for the support vehicle. The support vehicle is free for groups of 7 or more, otherwise the cost is shared across the group. 

Honda XR 150 motorcycle rental

Engine Type

air cooled, OHC, single cylinder

Displacement

149 cc

Bore X Stroke

57.3 mm x 57.8 mm

Ignition

CDI

Fuel System

20 mm piston valve carburettor

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric with kick starter backup

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic fork, 180 mm axle travel

Rear Suspension

single shock swing arm, 150 mm axle travel

Front Brakes

dual piston caliper, 240 mm disc

Rear Brakes

mechanical drum

Front Tyres

90/90 19

Rear Tyres

110/90 17

Wheelbase

1362 mm

Seat Height

825 mm

Ground Clearance

243 mm

Kerb Weight

129 kg

Fuel Capacity

12 litres

Dimensions

2091 mm (L) x 811 mm (W) x 1125 mm (H)

Honda CRF 300 motorcycle rental

Engine Type

single cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled

Displacement

286 cc

Bore X Stroke

76 mm x 63 mm

Ignition

Full Transistor Digital

Fuel System

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

43 mm telescopic upside down

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

256 mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

220 mm disc, single piston caliper

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

120/80 18

Wheelbase

1455 mm

Seat Height

880 mm

Ground Clearance

285 mm

Kerb Weight

142 kg

Fuel Capacity

7.8 litres

Dimensions

2230 mm (L) x 820 mm (W) x 1200 mm (H)

Honda CB 500X motorcycle rental

Engine Type

liquid cooled parallel-twin four stroke

Displacement

470 cc

Bore X Stroke

67 mm x 66.8 mm

Ignition

PGMI – FI

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

6-speed

Front Suspension

41 mm SFF-BP USD Forks

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

dual 296 mm discs with 4 piston calipers; ABS

Rear Brakes

240 mm disc; ABS

Front Tyres

110/80R19M/C (59H)

Rear Tyres

160/60R17M/C

Wheelbase

1445 mm

Seat Height

830 mm

Ground Clearance

180 mm

Kerb Weight

199 kg

Fuel Capacity

17.7 litres

Dimensions

2,155 mm (L) x 830 mm (W) x 1,410 mm (H)

BMW 1250 GS

Engine Type

air-liquid cooled, twin cylinder, DOHC, boxer engine

Displacement

1255 cc

Bore X Stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm

Ignition

FI

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

12.5:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

6-speed

Front Suspension

BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm

Rear Suspension

single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever

Front Brakes

dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Rear Brakes

single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

Front Tyres

120/70 R19

Rear Tyres

170/60 R17

Wheelbase

1514 mm

Seat Height

850 mm

Ground Clearance

790 mm

Kerb Weight

249 kg

Fuel Capacity

20 litres

Dimensions

2207 mm (L) x 952.5mm (W) x 1430 mm (H)

Daily

Total

Rider (XR 150)

$140

Rider (CRF 300)

$180

Rider (CB 500X)

$180

Rider (GS 1250)

$280

Pillion

$120

Damage Waiver

$20

Private Room

$40

Support Vehicle*

$150

* All prices given are per rider except for the support vehicle. The support vehicle is free for groups of 7 or more, otherwise the cost is shared across the group. 

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Guide

$120/day

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Damage Waiver

$0/day

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Security Deposit

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Required Docs

passport

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Mileage Limit

unlimited

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