The Best of the HCM Road: Da Nang to Ha Noi
Explore the stunning scenery between Da Nang and Ha Noi, home to 2 of Vietnam’s world-famous roads; the Hai Van pass and the Ho Chi Minh trail. Tick the tourist destinations off your bucket list, then delve into the remote countryside, so far west you can snap a photo of Laos!
Pick your direction; north or south. Start in Da Nang or Ha Noi, the choice is yours.
- Hai Van Pass
- the best of the Ho Chi Minh road
- Hue Imperial City and Citadel
- Khe Sanh military base
- Phong Nha national park (with optional cave tour)
- Hang Mua peak
Who this tour is for
Adventurous thrill seekers who are looking to enjoy the best of both worlds. Ride along world-famous Vietnam roads, but also experience a unique perspective of Vietnam’s rural and remote beauty. This tour gives riders a mix of the well-known and the unknown.
Da Nang to Hue
Start the journey off with the best of both, ride the Hai Van pass out of Da Nang enjoying the breathtaking coastline. Loop back up to the ancient city of Hue via the Ho Chi Minh trails twists and turns. End the perfect first day with a sightseeing city ride around Hue; famous for its rich history.
Hue to Khe Sanh
Head further out west and towards Laos, and enjoy the serenity of the Ho Chi Minh trail as the ride becomes more and more remote. Ride along roads of history up to Khe Sanh, with an optional visit to the Khe Sanh combat base. This is the site of the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam war.
Khe Sanh to Phong Nha
Experience the best of the Ho Chi Minh trail all the way up to Phong Nha Ke Bang, home to the world’s biggest cave system; Hang Son Doong. This is one of the most remote riding days of the journey. Enjoy peaceful empty stretches of roads, and get lost in the ride.
Phong Nha Rest Day
Spend a day in Phong Nha; book a cave tour, cycle around the farmlands, hit some dirt trails or simply rest and recharge!
Phong Nha to Cua Lo
The Ho Chi Minh trail is a gift that keeps on giving, continue along this world famous road out of Phong Nha and up to the quiet coastal town of Cua Lo. Enjoy the views as we ride through Vu Quang National Park. Finish the day with a beer by the beach.
Cua Lo to Ninh Binh
Enjoy a change of scenery, and ride along the coast up to Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh is aptly titled ‘Ha Long Bay on land’ and boasts some stunning, sweeping landscapes. Take your time to see the sights and take some unforgettable photos.
Ninh Binh Rest Day
Spend a day in Ninh Binh, climb Hang Mua peak, trek the Bich Dong pagoda, hike Cuc Phuong national park or indulge in a delicious food tour.
Ninh Binh to Ha Noi
Taking the backroads from Ninh Binh up to Ha Noi, riders get a taste of what the north has to offer with a loop that circles above Ha Noi then back down again. Check out Ha Noi’s famous
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All inclusive tour.
- motorbike rental including gas
- English speaking guide
- breakfast and lunch
- non-alcoholic drinks
- alcoholic drinks
- personal insurance
Sam is an experienced rider from Brisbane, Australia. She has been riding for over 20 years, first starting in moto-trials at the age of 10. She has been riding in Vietnam for 8 years, both on and off-road, and from the top to the bottom of the country. Sam has a love for dirt bikes, and regularly competes in off-road races in Vietnam.
Check out her article on How to Drive a Bike in Vietnam