Book a tour: Vietnam Beach Ride: 14 Days Along The Coast To Explore Vietnam
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Time: 14 days and 13 nights
Distance: 1,600 kilometer
Route: Ha Noi - Pu Luong - Tan Ky - Phong Nha X2 - Khe Sanh - Hue - Hoi An - Quy Nhon X2 - Tuy Hoa - Nha Trang - Phan Thiet - Vung Tau - Sai Gon - Ho Chi Minh motorbike tours
Vietnam is a great travel destination for those looking for a unique itinerary in Asia. With these motorcycle tours, you can also visit other famous attractions of this country.
We saw the majestic highlands and spent most of our time lounging in the sun on the clear blue beach and surfing. We also have the opportunity to stop at the North - Central - South regions to taste diverse cuisines and learn about regional differences in climate and culture.
Whether you are interested in Vietnamese history, geography, or people, we're sure this Vietnam Beach Ride will satisfy you.
Vietnam Beach Ride Details
Day 1: Hanoi To Pu Luong Motorcycle Tour
For the first day of our Vietnam Motorbike Coastal Tour, we took the longer and more beautiful route to leave Hanoi and familiarized ourselves with our motorbikes. Before turning into the mountainous area, we followed the Red River and the Black River. We then headed towards the verdant Pu Luong valley and were in a more secluded and less populated area.
Day 2: Pu Luong To Tan Ky Motorbike Tour
While it was among the longest travel days, it shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. Following the dead-end QL15 to the south, we left the reserve. This was primarily a riding day to the destination, so we didn't do a few side trips on the smaller roads despite time permitting.
Then we went to Tan Ky - a small village considered the starting point of the Ho Chi Minh trail. We stayed in the area's largest and most conveniently located hotel and ate at the roadside eateries. The food here is quite tasty and hygienic.
Day 3: Tan Ky To Phong Nha Motorcycle Tour
We were on the Ho Chi Minh trail then, and the landscape was starting to change dramatically from the beginning of the trip. We had to get up early to go to Phong Nha because the way down to the cave was quite long. After a quick breakfast, it was time to hit the road.
Following the road along the Laos border, we turned slightly to the west and advanced further in the hills around midday. The road winding through the leafy hills had some backtracking, making riding even more amazing and enjoyable.
Day 4: A Rest Day At Phong Nha
Let’s call it a day after a few tiring days in the saddle. In Phong Nha, there are many choices for you, such as surfing, river boating, caving, and sunbathing.
You can take a river cruise to explore the nearby villages of Phong Nha, known for producing a wide range of regional dishes and crafts.
Visiting Phong Nha National Park is also a popular local activity that is both educational and fun, with the special highlight of Paradise Cave, a popular tourist attraction.
Day 5: Phong Nha To Khe Sanh Motorbike Tour
We continued our long motorbike journey as we passed through the highlands on the HCM trail. However, it didn’t seem to grow boring or tiring though the route sometimes became very secluded as it crossed the pristine but beautiful forest. We had no concerns as we had enough gas and a reliable mechanic.
Occasionally, we came across tiny villages and a few down-to-earth kids. Other than that, we felt a bit alone. Finally, we arrived at Khe Sanh - which has a lot of military history. If time allows, you may have the opportunity to visit some of the places here.
Day 6: Khe Sanh To Hue Motorbike Tour
We then took a short visit to another interesting military site as it was not challenging to set foot in Hue, riding from Khe Sanh. We had two options to reach Hue: continue on Ho Chi Minh road or turn onto National Highway 1.
People often go across the hills instead of the trail because it allows you to enjoy more windy, bumpy, and very beautiful scenes.
We chose to stay in a nice little hotel in Hue, a fairly civilized city with extremely hospitable people.
Day 7: Hue To Hoi An Motorbike Tour
There are currently 3 possible routes, but we know that people will prefer Hai Van Pass due to its history and breathtaking views of the South China Sea.
Since it was not too far, we had ample time to stop for a snack and selfie while also enjoying the view. As if that weren't enough, we found ourselves in one of Vietnam's most beloved tourist destinations - Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An To Quy Nhon Motorcycle Tour
We had to leave early because we would have a long day ahead of us — more than 250 kilometers. With limited time for stops, we sped along the coastal route. The view there was so beautiful that you might consider breaking the schedule to add an extra day.
We arrived in Quy Nhon, a lovely small coastal village. The long ride would seem worthwhile as our hotel was in a quiet cove on the beach. The reward would come tomorrow - our rest day at charming Quy Nhon.
Day 9: A Rest Day At Quy Nhon
This was a day to relax from all worries and an ideal opportunity for you to re-energize your life.
The beautiful beach stretching along the city's eastern edge in a gently curving bay is Quy Nhon's main famous spot. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to relax and sunbathe, as this endless stretch of fine sand is so peaceful and pleasant.
Because Quy Nhon is near the sea, you can find dishes made from fresh fish. Visit Quy Nhon Market for fresh Vietnamese meals, buy some exotic fruits and check out the most sought-after fish.
Day 10: Quy Nhon To Tuy Hoa Motorbike Tour
Tuy Hoa, another small seaside village, can be reached after a short ride. Since these regions are relatively quiet, traveling between them on an enjoyable excursion allowed us more time to enjoy the view. The appearance of mountains enriches the scenery of the coastal routes.
Day 11: Tuy Hoa To Nha Trang Motorcycle Tour
Walking along Tuy Hoa beach, we reached the crowded and bustling city of Nha Trang. We stopped for a seafood-themed lunch. And if it gets too hot, a swim at one of the many beautiful beaches along the way will make your day. In beautiful Nha Trang, both motels and nightlife seem more upscale.
Day 12: Nha Trang To Phan Thiet Motorbike Tour
Similar high-end resorts and beaches will continue to pop up again and again along the way.
Before continuing south to Phan Thiet, we stopped at Cam Ranh Bay to take some spectacular photos as a souvenir of our motorbike tour along Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Day 13: Phan Thiet To Vung Tau Motorbike Tour
As we rode further towards the south, we found plenty of kitesurfing in the seaside town of Phan Thiet. Time was sufficient for a few stops or detours for refreshments as the route was not too long and challenging. We arrived in Vung Tau soon, allowing us to enjoy a refreshing beer.
Day 14: Vung Tau To Saigon Motorcycle Tour
Unfortunately, we entered a very congested Saigon road on the last leg of our motorbike journey. To stay safe, we must stay focused and gradually get used to this traffic. Although it wasn't too far, it still took quite a while for us to move so we could be cautious and return safely.
We still arrived at the hotel with a lot of time to spare, and then we could get ready for our goodbye meal in Ho Chi Minh City.
On this motorbike trip, you were flown along the coast of Vietnam with verdant mountains, majestic caves, and crystal-clear beaches. This is why many people think it belongs to the list of Top Gear Vietnam and are extremely eager to do it one day.
So, what are you still holding out for? Get ready as soon as possible for a trip on this Vietnam Beach Ride! It can be started in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Happy travels!
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