As I sit here in late November looking at weather for the next few days it’s sun and blue skies all the way around, but you need to be prepared for the cold, 7c is the lowest daytime temperature you’d encounter if you left today.
This might not seem like perfect weather for every rider but if you have the ability to wrap up warm, you’ll have the opportunity to see some amazing areas and with virtually no other people around.
The dust has to be blown off the bike urgently and the stiff muscles have to be loosened again. And I'm going to do this with a trip of 240 km long in the Lorraine sub-area in France.
After much expectation and waiting, the Honda Transalp returns to Big Red’s lineup. Officially dubbed the 2023 Honda XL750 Transalp, the bike shares its 755cc parallel-twin engine with the new Honda CB750 Hornet.
The North of Hanoi is famous for offroad and Enduro tours. This is where the concept of motorbiking in Vietnam began, back before Top Gear made it famous. The North West in particular, remains a remote, challenging part of the country to ride.
This route can be adapted to any motorbike but for maximum enjoyment we recommend the Honda XR 150 or Honda CRF 250cc. ADV motorbikes will be treated as road motorbikes and there will be little opportunity to go offroad into plantations.
We have a large article on Vietnamese food. Most travelers will land themselves in a tourist town of some sort, even if it is a small one. These days, it is possible to get a pizza nearly any place that could attract a single tourist.
On my latest trip between Danang and Hanoi this was my favorite section of the journey. Comical that most travelers miss this section of perfection to see the very average Hai Van Pass.
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