Hue is a beautiful old city in the Central Vietnam, It’s about 100km from Danang City (2 hours driving – by motorbike). In the past, Hue used to be the capital of Vietnam (connected to the imperial Nguyen Dynasty, who ruled from 1802 to 1945). A Hundred years passed, but it’s old building such as Imperial Citadel, tombs of the Emperors, pagodas…are all well preserved. Nowadays, Hue city is increasingly attracting more and more tourist so that the demands for renting a vehicle to discover Hue’s destinations is too increasing. Here is a list of motorbike rental shops in Hue I’ve collected, I hope this list might be useful for you when traveling to Hue. Have a nice trip!
Motorbike Rental Requirements in Hue
All you need is a passport—and that is only if you do not wish to leave a security deposit for the motorbike. However, you may present all the legal documents you need to actually rent and ride a motorbike while in Hoi An Vietnam.
Most companies will not ask to see your legal documents. However, in order to ride a motorbike in Hoi An, Vietnam, you are required by law to have a Vietnamese driver’s license or an International Driver’s Permit (IDP), which is recognised by the Vietnamese authorities.
Since it’s very easy to rent a motorbike in Hoi An, Vietnam, many decide to do it. This is the case even for those who don’t have proper documentation. However, the downside to this is that they aren’t covered in case of an accident or if pulled over for a document check.
Regarding payments, you almost always pay in cash and upfront. Most motorcycle companies don’t ask to see proof of a driver’s license. You can drive away from their shop without toppling over or crashing into something or someone.
How Much Motorbike Rental Hue?
Motorbikes are the mode of transport of choice in Hoi An. Used for everything from transporting entire families to carrying pigs, furniture, and bicycles! It’s no surprise that you can rent one just about anywhere. We really do mean anywhere: homestays, hotels, street sites, travel agencies, and specialised stores… you name it!
The company will usually charge per 24 hours. When you rent for a day. the price you pay will vary depending on where you are, whether the bike is older or new, and an automatic or a manual one. In some places, you may have a discount for a weekly rental, most will for a monthly hire term.
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Budget is about 120.000 to 200.000 VND per day or 800.000 to 1.200.000 VND for monthly rental. It depends on your motorbike preference.
Note that motorbikes rental prices in popular tourist destinations in Hue are higher compared to less touristy areas. If you plan to rent a scooter in Hoi An, I recommend getting a bigger Motorbikes than 50cc.
If you intend to hire this motorbike for a long time (over a week), make sure you have a good deal with the company. (especially in peak seasons insist on a daily rate for how many days you hire)
Some places for Hue Motorbike Rental
It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in Hue. There are several variants:
small hotels and hotels.
You can hardly walk around any (especially central) street without noticing a dozen rental places where you’ll be gladly helped to hire a scooter.
If you are staying at a small hotel you’ll probably be told about such nearest places at the reception. They even can bring you a bike or something to the hotel as hotel owners often have contracts with the owners of motor transport.
If they don’t provide such a service, it’s enough to walk along the second and the third lines of Hanoi.
There are some places motorbike rental in Hue City. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:
Hue Motorbike Adventure
Tel: 0985 005 113
Address: 29c/103 Nhat Le .Hue
Motorbike rental Hue Mr Tien
Tel: 0935 3737 35
ADD: 29c Chu Van An Street, Hue City.
Cheap motorbike rental in Hue
Hotline: 0543828951 – 0234 3828951
ADD: 48 Le Loi str, Hue city, Vietnam.
Safety Inspection and Checks
Before you set off, make sure you give a thorough check of the motorbike. The company will usually go over the bike and make a list of any dents, scratches and damage it might already have which you will be asked to witness. Pay attention when this is done as the contracts you are about to sign says that you hired the bike in prime condition. If it comes back with any additional marks you will be charged for this and be careful some companies motorbike rental Hue make alot of extra income this way. For more information: HERE
Here are things you should check for.
1) Inspect the bike for existing damage and take photo’s on your phone
2) Sit on the bike and bounce up and down – make sure the suspension is working
3) See if the mirrors adjust and you can see behind you. Thai drivers hardly ever use their mirrors – but you do!
4) Ride the bike and check for size comfort (your knees should not be forced to stick out)
5) Ride the bike and test the brakes (some bikes have rear and front, some combined – know what you have)
6) Check the acceleration – sometimes you will need to get out of the way of some idiot quickly
7) Opt for bikes with thicker tires – thin tires and gravel will be your No one reason for an accident.
Why Hue is special?
Factually, it had remained the national capital until 1945, when the Emperor Bao Dai resigned as the country was chopped into two.
Throughout American War, Hue’s location approximately half way between Hanoi from the northwest (540km) and Saigon in the south (644km). And it is about 15 kilometre west of the East Sea and north of the Demilitarised Zone in Quang Tri heavy fighting. Because it was the Old Capital of the last dynasty in Vietnam, Hue is the home of mausoleum complex of Kings.
The tombs themselves observed little harm, however, throughout Tet offensive in 1968 severely damaged the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Hue history has earned it a reputation as a political, religious and cultural center. In contrast, visitors to this modern Hue city will locate a town which only reflects its own past, and only does this as a begrudging nod to its visitors today.
Much like Ha Long Bay in the north, a complex of graves, pagodas and palaces across Hue and its surrounds has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, passing time by hundreds of years of war and battle, these tradition architectures are mostly destroyed much compared with its origin. However, thanks to the development of tourism has lead to reservation these traditions and revive them alive.
Consequently, the tourism has developed and created much chances for travellers to discover many values from this old architectures and Royal Family.
At this moment, Hue is a traveller destination largely. In practice, it is still a work in progress. Obviously, it is a beautiful and vibrant city, with places to stay, tasty food and quite a few intriguing things to do. And also it is the well-worn tourist path of historic attractions.
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