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Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

Updated: 6 days ago

The Ha Giang Loop is one of the best adventures in North Vietnam and is becoming increasingly popular in the traveler community. While the idea of conquering this rugged terrain on your own bike is understandable, there’s an equally compelling case to be made for hiring an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

At Bong Hostel, we’re passionate about making your Ha Giang experience unforgettable, and we believe that choosing an Easy Rider can be a game-changer. Here’s why.

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

What is an Easy Rider?

Before diving head first into all of our highly compelling reasons, let’s clarify what an Easy Rider is. 

An Easy Rider is an experienced local guide who accompanies you on your journey, driving the motorbike with you as the passenger. This arrangement allows you to complete your Ha Giang Loop tour without worrying about navigation or the challenges of the road.

That’s right, your Easy Rider handles all the tricky bits and you can sit back and relax! They know the best routes to take, the right times to travel, and how to handle any surprises that come your way!

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

1. An Easy Rider Equals Stress-Free Travel

Leave the Navigation to the Experts

Navigating the Ha Giang Loop can be daunting, especially for first-timers. The roads are winding, sometimes narrow, and often lacking clear signage. With an Easy Rider, you don’t have to worry about getting lost or missing out on key sights. In fact, you don’t have to worry about anything—they ensure you stay on track so you can focus solely on enjoying the journey.

There are also many challenges that can arise on the Ha Giang Loop, from unexpected roadblocks to tricky weather conditions. Having an Easy Rider gives you an insider hack; you now have the local knowledge needed to navigate these obstacles efficiently

Customized Itineraries

With an Easy Rider, your itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences. Want to spend more time at a particular spot? No problem, a quick whisper in your Easy Rider’s ear and you’ve bought yourself an extra 5 minutes!

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

2. An Easy Rider Provides Comfort and Safety

Experienced Drivers

Safety is a top priority when tackling the Ha Giang Loop. The roads can be challenging, with steep climbs, sharp turns, and varying conditions. Easy Riders are seasoned drivers with years of experience on these roads—most of them even live along the loop. They know how to handle the bike in all situations, ensuring a safe journey for you.

Safety is Paramount

Our Easy Riders also ensure that self-riders are fully protected with all the necessary gear and provide guidance on safe riding practices. 

They also make sure no one gets left behind, positioned throughout the group behind self-drivers so no one gets lost, whether you’ve got an Easy Rider or not! 

Their willingness to look after everyone in the group really highlights the caring nature of our Easy Riders.

Well-Maintained Bikes

When you book an Easy Rider through Bong Hostel, you can rest assured that the bikes are well-maintained and in excellent condition. This reduces the risk of mechanical issues during your trip and ensures a smooth ride.

The Princess Treatment

One delightful aspect of travelling with our Easy Riders is the princess treatment you'll receive. Think you’ll be taking your own helmet off, crossing the road by yourself, or lifting your own backpack on and off the bike? Think again! Feeling a bit stiff from the ride? Join the massage train! Didn't have time for a haircut before the loop? No problem! Our Easy Riders double as barbers and can give you a trim along the way.

While they might be a little random, we personally think it's these little touches that make our Easy-Drivers the best ones on the Ha Giang Loop! 

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

3. Enhanced Social Experience 

Making a New Best Friend (we’re not kidding!)

Travelling with an Easy Rider can enhance your social experience—are you ready to meet your new best friend? 

After all, Easy Riders aren’t just drivers, they’re companions who get really excited about sharing stories, offering a helping hand, having a laugh with you and just generally making your Ha Giang Loop experience super fun and enjoyable. 

If you’re a solo traveler, the companionship an Easy Rider provides can be particularly valuable.

Joining Group Tours as a Solo Traveler

Bong Hostel offers group tours with Easy Riders, providing an opportunity to meet fellow travelers. These group tours often turn into lasting friendships with people on the tour making onward travel plans together—cute!   

And if you’re a bit anxious about joining the tour as a solo traveler, then let us reassure you. Our Easy Riders are super happy and friendly. They will lift you up physically, mentally, and emotionally if you’re feeling down. Their upbeat attitude and friendly demeanor ensure you never feel alone on the journey.

Cultural Insights

An Easy Rider can also provide valuable insights into the local culture. They can help you understand the traditions and customs, as well as a few phrases, of the ethnic minority groups you’ll encounter along the way. This allows for meaningful interactions with the people you meet.

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

4. Focus on the Scenery

Enjoy the Views and Listen to Music

The Ha Giang Loop is renowned for its dramatic landscapes that include towering mountains, deep valleys, rivers, caves, and terraced rice fields. Riding a motorbike requires constant attention to the road, which can distract you from fully appreciating these views. However, with an Easy Rider, you can sit back and soak in the beauty around you without any distractions.

But who doesn’t love chilling out, with a bit of music? Are you prepared to learn all the lyrics to “Việt Nam Ơi” or other Vietnamese anthems? Because some of our Easy Drivers carry a music speaker to keep you entertained (and cultured!) throughout your loop!

And if you’re wondering whether to bring your air pods–we do! But if you have wired earphones they work just as well (we are not responsible for any lost air pods)! Extra points for sharing with your Easy Driver because a.) they’re super interested in learning more about Western cultures and b.) they like to learn new words! While you might need to perform a google translate here and there, all our Easy Drivers are doing their best to improve their English before every loop!

Capture the Moment

Did you know Easy Riders double up as professional photographers? Well that’s the word on the loop! They’re also happy to pull over if you see a particularly great view you want to photograph, so you never feel like you’re missing out! 

To make an Easy Rider’s day why not ask them to be in your picture too?! 

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

Happy Water & Good Times

Our Easy Riders are not just about driving; they're about making sure you have a fantastic time. They will never let you drink alone and are always up for some fun and mischief. Whether it's a quiet evening drink or a lively session, they will gauge your mood to ensure your experience is memorable and full of joy.

And if you don’t like drinking they’ll find other ways to entertain you. They love karaoke, kicking badminton, and eating strange things and if you didn’t think you were about to love all of these things now too, then think again!

P.S. don’t fall for their tricks—they’re all really good at pool (billiards)! 

Lollipops and Sweeties

Yes, you read that right! Our Easy Riders always carry a secret stash of lollipops to share with you. It's a sweet gesture that adds a touch of fun to your journey, making the long rides a bit more enjoyable. 

And it goes both ways! We always like to carry a sweet or two to pass to our unsuspecting Easy Riders throughout the journey.

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

5. Affordable Luxury

Value for Money

Hiring an Easy Rider is more affordable than you might think

When you consider the benefits—stress-free travel, fines for self-riders, enhanced safety, local insights, a new best friend, and a customized experience—the value for money is clear

Bong Hostel offers competitive pricing for Easy Rider services, making this option accessible for even budget travelers.

All-Inclusive Packages

Our Easy Rider packages are all-inclusive, covering bike rental, fuel, dorm-style accommodation, meals, protective gear, and sightseeing tickets. This transparency in pricing ensures there are no hidden costs, allowing you to budget more effectively for your trip.

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

6. Supporting Local Communities

Empowering Locals

Guess what, these Easy Riders are locals, from ethnic minority groups throughout the Ha Giang Province who rely on tourism for their livelihoods. By hiring an Easy Rider, you’re directly supporting local communities. Your choice to hire a driver through Bong Hostel helps empower these communities economically and promotes sustainable tourism in the region.

P.S. If you want to leave your Easy Driver a thank you tip, we know it goes directly towards a new toy or outfit for their babies—you can’t get sweeter than that!

Ethical Travel

Bong Hostel is committed to ethical travel practices. We love our Easy Drivers and so we look after them, ensuring that they are fairly compensated, get time off, and are happy and healthy! It is also important to us that our tours respect local customs and the environment. By choosing our services, you’re contributing to responsible tourism in Ha Giang.

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

Why Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop with Bong Hostel?

Trusted Service

At Bong Hostel, we have a reputation for excellence. We’re the OGs baby, why wouldn’t you want to come to the professionals? Our Easy Rider service is rated highly by travellers who appreciate our commitment to safety, comfort, and customer satisfaction.

Comprehensive Packages

We offer a range of packages to suit different budgets and preferences. Whether you want a quick 3 day Ha Giang Loop tour or an extended 4 day or 7 day Ha Giang adventure, we have an Easy Rider package that’s right for you.

Hassle-Free Booking

Booking your Easy Rider tour with Bong Hostel is easy. Simply contact us, and we’ll take care of all the details. 

All our reception staff have a very good level of English (despite their humble insistence that they don’t) and we always have volunteers on hand as well, so you can easily communicate any issues directly! From bike rental and accommodation upgrades, to allergies and accessibility advice. We are always happy to help!

For further information read our blog: Why You Should Do The Ha Giang Loop With Bong Hostel.

Why You Should Get an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop

Our Thoughts...

The Ha Giang Loop is a journey of a lifetime.


While riding solo definitely has its appeal, hiring an Easy Rider for the Ha Giang Loop can make it that little bit extra special. 

At Bong Hostel, we’re dedicated to providing unforgettable travel experiences across North Vietnam. Our Easy Rider services for the Ha Giang Loop are designed to offer you the best of Ha Giang, ensuring you can focus on the adventure and leave the logistics to us. 

Are you ready to embark on your Ha Giang Loop adventure with an Easy Rider? Contact Bong Hostel today to book your tour and discover why this is the ultimate way to experience Ha Giang. 

Why you need an easy rider for the ha giang loop

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