Riding from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh by motorbike is probably the most popular road trip in Viet Nam and it’s unquestionably one of the best ways to experience the country. During this trip, visitors will have a chance to explore and find out the beauty of Viet Nam by the freeway. The suggestion of 14 days motorbike trip from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh below might be useful:
Day 1: Ha Noi to Mai Chau (140 km).
Starting the tour from Ha Noi- the capital of Viet Nam. The road takes us across two mountain passes before descending to the alluring mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. The views from the mountain road are quite spectacular in places where you can see local people sell sticky rice in bamboo and corn on the cob.
Day 2 . Mai Chau to Vinh ( 300km).
Continue to follow the winding banks of the beautiful Ma river, we head to join the new Ho Chi Minh Highway, which lies on top of the original Ho Chi Minh trail.
Day 3. Vinh to Phong Nha ( 280 km ).
Setting off for another long drive to Phong Nha. The road there was very nice, windy tarmacked roads that weaved around through plush dense forests.
Day 4 : Phong Nha to Khe Sanh (210km).
Heading to Khe Sanh through Ho Chi Minh trails where you will have a chance to see the real trail with its mind-blowing, spectacular scenes with lots of jungle, mountains, waterfalls, and villages of the Paco and Van Kieu minorities.
Day 5 : Khe Sanh to Hue ( 160 km).
Discover Vinh Moc tunnels, a small society underground where Vietnamese lived, fought boldly in the severe war years last century. Continue to ride through jungles, mountain ranges on Ho Chi Minh trails, visit and learn about minority people’ s life.
Day 6. Hue city.
Hue is a charming city in central Viet Nam which is well- known for its distinct architecture, historical sites, and unique pagodas. Spending one day to visit many famous sites such as Imperial Citadel, Royal tombs, Thien Mu pagoda, Thanh Toan bridges, and so on.
Day 7. Hue to Hoi An. ( 180 km ).
Riding to Hoi An through Hai Van Pass is one of the best things to do in central Viet Nam. Travelers not only have a chance to get adventure experience on a motorbike but also get mixed activities of beautiful views of Cau Hai lagoon, swimming at Elephant Springs, riding a bike on Hai Van Pass, and trekking on Mable mountain.
Day 8. Hoi An city.
This charming old town is well- known for its beautiful beaches, distinct architecture, and amazing traditional Vietnamese food. Wandering around the old city, night market, visiting An Bang beach, enjoy some traditional foods are the best things to do there.
Day 9. Hoi An to Kontum. (250km).
Riding on the bike to admire various imposing natural scenes on the way to another province – Kontum. It is surrounded by several minority villages of different ethnic groups with unique indigenous hill- tribes.
Day 10. Kontum to Quy Nhon ( 220km).
Leave Kontum and head to Quy Nhon a coastal city famed for its Cham temples and architectural remains and seafood.
Day 11. Quy Nhon to Nha Trang ( 200km).
The ride today is mostly on the high way No 1D in which there are much less traffic and especially plenty of nice coastal line and beautiful beaches along the way. Visiting Nha Trang beach which is considered as the nicest beaches in Viet Nam.
Day 12. Nha Trang to Da Lat ( 180km).
Taking around 5 hours of driving, this is a relaxed and easy drive with great chances to observe the beauty of nature. With a small but beautiful drive connecting these two cities, the change in scenery is enough to blow most people away.
Day 13. Da Lat to Mui Ne (150km).
Driving through pine and sugar cane plantations we head to Mui Ne where you can explore white sand dunes, undeveloped beaches, and enjoy the picturesque resort town.
Day 14. Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh (150km).
The last destination is Ho Chi Minh which is considered as the largest and the most developing city in Viet Nam.
For this long trip, a tour guide and minivan should be hired to accommodate all customer’s needs.
A poncho, rain pants, or a good jacket, is a necessity as heavy rains pop up sporadically across the country.