Book a tour: Nui Chua Coastal Road – A Worth Trying Trail
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Nui Chua, one of the most famous peninsulas in Vietnam, is an attractive destination for nature lovers. It’s located in south-central Vietnam, in the middle of the cities of Phan Rang and Cam Ranh. This place is a part of the National Park of Nui Chua, responsible for the preservation and development of multiple fauna and flora in the area.
The outstanding point is that when riding from Phan Rang coastal road by motorbike to Nui Chua, travelers can contemplate the different shades of the beauty of mother nature. This blog will show you all the needed info about Nui Chua coastal road to be well-prepared for the trip.
Nui Chua Coastal Road Overview
Now, let’s draw an overall picture of this fascinating motorcycle trip. This coastal road connects four popular tourist places: Ca Na, Phan Rang, Nui Chua, and Cam Ranh. Therefore, you can start at Ca Na or Phan Rang to arrive at Nui Chua and finally at Cam Ranh (as shown on the map below).
Source: Google Maps
- Estimated distance
- Ca Na to Cam Ranh: 121 km
- Ca Na to Nui Chua: 66 km
- Ca Na to Phan Rang: 35 km
- Phan Rang to Nui Chua: 32 km
- Phan Rang to Cam Ranh: 87 km
- Route: To go from Ca Na to Cam Ranh by motorbike, follow QL1A and then use the coastal road.
- Scenery & highlights: forests, hills and mountains, beaches, fishing towns, plantations.
- Estimated duration: from 1 - 3 or 4 days.
About This Place
Nui Chua is a national park in Ninh Hai district, Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam, established in 2003. UNESCO recognized it as a World Biosphere Reserve last year, 2021. The Nui Chua area has three sides bordering the sea. To the North is the lower part of Cam Ranh Bay of Cam Ranh City, in Khanh Hoa province. To the East and South is the East Sea.
Nui Chua peninsula is still quite wild. In recent years, the latest-built coastal road has disclosed the remarkable beauty of nature in this area.
That path winds around the outcrop and opens up to marvelous beaches, mountain streams, forests, fishing villages, and plantations. It's an ideal place for those looking to get away from crowded beaches, such as Vung Tau, Phan Thiet, or Nha Trang.
As mentioned before, the distance may vary depending on your starting place. However, it's a simple and manageable trail ride, so don’t be nervous. We want to give a full route instruction from Ca Na to Cam Ranh by motorbike. Depending on your location and conditions, you can choose to start and finish at Phan Rang, Nui Chua, or Cam Ranh.
We start at Ca Na, directionally from the South to the North, to arrive at Phan Rang City, the Nui Chua area, and Cam Ranh City. The road’s condition is good, well paved, and has light traffic.
Nui Chua Coastal Road By Motorbike
At Ca Na Station, we ride on Highway QL1A north for around 30 kilometers. This is a main road in the area, so it's quite easy to follow. Continue until the point where you see Phan Rang River, meaning you’re in the territory of Phan Rang City.
There are many stores and food shops where you can try and buy some food or water for use on the go. Besides, there are some famous dishes in the area, which you can satisfy your hunger before keeping up with Nui Chua, are Banh Canh (a kind of noodle soup with Phan Rang’s recipe), Banh Xeo (crunchy Vietnamese pancakes), Chicken Rice, Banh Can (Cake made from rice flour), etc.
After enjoying the lively pace of the city, we head out of downtown via Truong Chinh road and cross a bridge called Ninh Chu. A beautiful image of hundreds of boats appears when crossing the bridge as a local fishing port is nearby.
After descending the bridge, turn right to the road of DT702, known as the Nui Chua coastal roadway.
The road along the coast is 10km long. You’ll see big salt fields draining under the sun on the way. In addition, many small fishing communities are accessed by narrow, paved roads.
You can also sense the fish sauce smell as many factories processes it nearby. Because of the hot weather and sandy winds, most locals close their doors although it’s daylight, which is different from the bustle in Phan Rang city.
Gradually, things become greener. There are rice fields and dense forests with fewer settlements. You can even hear the sound of the sea. There are small farming households nearby. Chili bushes, cashews, vegetables, herbs, and considerable grapes may be seen. You can stop by and buy some to eat. It has a sweet and sour taste, is juicy, and suits the atmosphere well. Nui Chua motorbike route is one of the most famous Top Gear Vietnam Special Routes!
Vinh Hy Bay is a beautiful water terrain between two mountain peaks. There are many local shops and places to eat on the harbor, where fishing boats moored in the tranquil bay.
If you have time, you can stay here overnight. At Vinh Hy, there are floating boats selling seafood. You can pick your favorite live seafood such as oysters, grouper, lobsters, and many others.
Besides, walking along the seaside promenade at sunset and trying different street eateries may leave you with a memorable experience.
From Vinh Hy Bay, the road winds up the mountainside and finally to Cam Ranh Bay, Cam Ranh City. This stretch boasts some prominent places along the coast. Binh Hung island is one of them. You can go on a tourist ferry to get there if you want. Additionally, some beautiful beaches, such as Cha La, Binh Tien, etc., lie along the way. There is also a little stream surrounded by a spectacular mountain view called Cam Lap stream.
Continue on DT702, and you see the fork, turn right onto Highway QL1A to go to Cam Ranh Bay. On the other hand, you can choose to turn left into Highway QL1A to go back to Phan Rang or Ca Na.
Now, we go on to Cam Ranh. The city is a lively bustle space - it’s quite similar to other previous fishing-based cities. You may enjoy the fresh but little salty air blowing through your skin. Majestic beaches, unique-architecture temples, hustle fishing labors, and so on are all available to fulfill our exploration desire and curiosity.
In conclusion, Nui Chua coastal road is one of the most worth-to-try trails for motorbike riders. The beauty of mother nature is gradually revealed during this trip, including various plantations, forests, mountains, and beaches.
After reading this post, we hope that all the readers, who are always interested in nature, exploration, and experience, will have a memorable journey!
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