Adventure in style!
Adventure in style!

Go for an adventure in a retro soviet-style sidecar and experience a once-in-a-lifetime escapade with photographic opportunities, unique to Central Vietnam.

The journey begins at either the Old Town of Hoi An or on the doorstep of your accommodation. You’re driven out of town, into the picturesque rice paddies to experience everyday countryside living, stopping for a ride on a water buffalo – a truly unique Vietnamese experience which locals are often spotted doing!

Continuing on our journey we make our way through Tra Que organic vegetable gardens, traditional graveyards, markets and the villages of Hoi An.

We end our trip by driving along the banks of the Thu Bon River and finish at our starting point or at the beach.

Book your tour today!
DEPARTS DAILY - One hour slots available from 9am to 4.30pm

Price: 1,200,000 vnd *

* Rates are on a ‘per sidecar’ basis and include:
– Sidecar with driver
– Helmets
– Bottled drinking water
– Ride on a water buffalo

All sidecars are able to carry our driver and a maximum of 2 persons (1 passenger in the sidecar & 1 passenger behind the driver).
One child under 6 might sit in the sidecar together with 1 parent.

Any questions?
Come and see us at our office:
Hoi An Discovery Adventures
54 Hung Vuong st
Hoi An, Quang Nam
Viet Nam

Or call or WhatsApp us
on +84 905 101 930

Our Sidecars

Our side cars are based on the original M-72 design used by Soviet war planners at the beginning of World War II. The motorcycle was modeled after a late-1930s BMW sidecar bike called the R71, which Nazi Germany provided to the Soviet Union after the countries signed a nonaggression pact in 1939. Five R71s were purchased through an intermediary in Finland, and Russian engineers took apart and completely reverse engineered the bike so that a production line could be completed. All told some 9,000 units were produced for the Red Army during the war, with a further 3 million units produced in the 50 years after that.

Side cars were gifted to Vietnam in the mid 1970s from the former Soviet Union as all terrain vehicles for use by army and security forces. Over time they fell out of use and have been picked up over the years by steadfast enthusiasts. Our vintage side cars have been in use since the mid 1970s and easily have over a million miles on them.