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As the blazing heat of summer draws close, it is time to pack up for amazing outdoor adventures across the country. Numerous Vietnam wonders and beautiful nature await across Vietnam motorbike routes Saigon to Hanoi, only for the most enthusiastic bikers to visit!
These motorbike routes are specially designed for those who wish to enjoy the beauty of Vietnam’s culture and nature to the fullest. Whether by the seas or on the mountains, this one-of-a-kind experience is priceless and nothing like regular traveling by car or plane.
Here, we have come up with a list of the best motorcycle routes for you to choose from, ranging from the common to the more complicated paths. Let’s find out!

Amazing view in A Luoi, Hue

Vietnam Motorbike Routes Saigon To Hanoi

The main objective of these routes is to pass through as many significant sceneries and landmarks as possible while figuring out the best paths to travel on. Check out the following five BEST Vietnam motorcycle routes Saigon to Hanoi! The motorcycle trips across Vietnam can take the trip from 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 21, 23 days from Hanoi to HCMC or reverse!

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The Classic Road Trip 

If you don’t have much experience in long traveling, the classic motorbike route is the easiest and the safest to follow because a lot of people use this route to cross the country. You will be able to ride past numerous landmarks and Vietnam’s wilderness along the path.

The total distance of this route is 2770 km, which will take about 2 to 4 weeks. You will ride on rural mountain roads, highways, and coastal roads. Navigation is mostly simple, although it occasionally gets rocky in central areas of Vietnam.

This classic motorbike trip is balanced between mountain and beach coverage. Most highlighted landscapes must include Nha Trang beach, Hai Van pass, Phong Nha Caves, and Dalat. On top of that, you will get a chance to briefly ride on the legendary Ho Chi Minh Road and enjoy the historic atmosphere.

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The Sea’s Breath

This Saigon - Hanoi motorbike track spreads along the coastlines filled with cool and salty air from the ocean, as the name mentioned. With a 2050 km length, it only takes you from 10 days to 3 weeks to finish it. Feel the sand lurking between your toes and the cool seawater as you dive into one of the beaches along the path!

Landscape sunrise on Hon Chong cape, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Vietnam

This motorbike route covers most of the Central and Southern seaside provinces, including Nha Trang, and Da Nang, before returning to the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the latter half of the journey. The motorcycle route can be pretty sunny, so remember to cover yourself properly.

Not only beaches, but you also get a chance to visit dozens of beautiful beach towns, fishing villages, and sea monuments. Don’t forget to try the seafood and enjoy the shining water down the coastline!

Hai Van pass from above, epic ride from Hoian to Hue

The Path of The Legends

This motorbike mountainous route covers Ho Chi Minh Trail by motorbike, which was taken after the name of the greatest leader in Vietnam’s history. In the past, it was used by the Vietnam People’s Army to transport supplies, and information during the battles for independence against the French and the Americans.

Khe Sanh Combat Base, famous War Site during American war in Vietnam

At present, the Ho Chi Minh Trail has been paved, but it remains a great challenge even for the most experienced riders. Despite being only 1880 km long which takes 10 to 14 days to complete, it’s full of stunning gems in the wilderness of Vietnam.

Motorbikers can ride through the thriving towns of Buon Ma Thuot and Kon Tum to visit minor ethnic groups. Vast forest secrets are waiting to be explored!

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The Long Winding Road

Should you be a seasoned adventurer who has already got bored with “short” road trips, it is time to take things to a whole new level. This 4180 km “crusade” will bring you literally every beauty Vietnam has to offer. Coast, landmarks, wildlife, villages, traditional towns, you name it.

Zig-zagging across Vietnam to visit every corner of the country takes 3 to 6 weeks, or even more. You will be riding in the deepest parts of the mountains, across the loneliest coasts, and among the largest forests with no end in sight.

Therefore, you should be well prepared for this Saigon - Hanoi motorbike journey. You need to check the map regularly and ask the locals for the correct direction. The challenge is extreme, but fortune favors the bold who dares to take on this off-the-grid adventure.

Hanging bridge with a view of green water stream in Phong Nha, Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

The Fast and Safe Way

The last Saigon - Hanoi motorbike route is the perfect option for those who wish to have a quick and safe trip from the South to the North. The majority of this 2230 km course are highways with little backroads. Although it is a rather safe and quick journey, it still has a lot of wonderful sights to enjoy.

Technically, all you have to do is to take the National Highway 1A and ride all the way up north. From time to time, you can pull over the road and enjoy the beautiful scenery; visit the wondrous Phong Nha limestone cave or enjoy a coffee at Hoi An and Hue.

This south to north motorbike path should take approximately 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the weather. It is also recommended to read the signs carefully because the highway can get crowded regularly!

QUANG BINH, VIET NAM- FEB 22: Phong Nha, Ke Bang cave, an amazing, wonderful cavern at Bo Trach, Vietnam, is world heritage of Viet Nam, traveller visit by boat on water, Feb 22, 2016

Final Verdict

No matter what course you choose, the aim of this journey is to experience. It is about going out and enjoying your life while going on amazing journeys so you can be happy remembering it one day. These Vietnam motorbike routes Saigon to Hanoi, are perfect opportunities to live your life to the fullest.

If you enjoy a safe and healthy journey this summer, you should take the Classic or the Sea’s Breath course to start. Or, in case you are more thrilled about outdoor adventures, the Path of the Legends and the Long Winding Road are the best options for you.

These are the five best routes for Vietnam Top Gear Motorbike to conveniently travel from Saigon to Hanoi. Don’t forget to share these captivating routes to your pals and hit the road together! View more motorbike tours in Vietnam at:

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