Hanoi Motorbike To Hue. This 7-day motorbike tour on the Ho Chi Minh trail is one of the best in our collection of motorbike tours in Vietnam. The ride starts from the northern mountain of Vietnam where you can see the colorful culture of the country by riding through beautiful villages of the hill tribes, riding on the historical trail where there are plenty of vestiges and moving stories about the Vietnam war and then ends in the central of Vietnam in which long, sunny and sandy beaches are waiting for only you.
Day 1: Hanoi – Phu Yen. 165 km – 6 h ( L, D )
The motorcycle riding to Phu Yen starts at 9 AM. We will try to ride on the dirt country road to avoid busy traffic in Hanoi. We will be at Son Tay town after one of our ridings, stop for a while to enjoy a tasty local café, and then keep motorcycling up to the north. After lunch, ride on the winding mountain road to the northwest of Vietnam – Son La to get some of the best mountain views on Lung Lo Pass, And then head down to Phu Yen – a small town between mountains and green rice field where we stay overnight.
Stay in a hotel.
Day 2: Phu Yen – Mai Chau. 145 km – 5 h ( B ,L , D )
This motorcycle tour to Mai Chau is the highlight of the trip. With many small roads that lead into the mountains around Mai Chau, so we’ll take the chance to take the most beautiful picture of Vietnam mountains and to see and learn more about the culture of the Hmong, Dao, and Thai people. We will take on the challenge of an old road built by the French army. This great Vietnam motorbike tour to Mai Chau will finish at about 4 PM in the village of the Thai people and then we will spend the rest of the day exploring nearby villages.
Overnight in a Thai ethnicity stilt house in Mai Chau.
Day 3: Mai Chau – Tan Ky 290 km – 8 h ( B, L, D)
After enjoying breakfast in the peaceful village of Mai Chau, we keep riding on a small, spectacular, and paved trail along the Ma river until Cam Thuy town where we stop for lunch. Hit the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail and then stay in Tan Ky town where we spend the night in a hotel.
Day 4: Tan Ky – Phong Nha. 280 km – 7 h ( B , L , D )
Ride on Ho Chi Minh Highway until Pho Chau where we stop to visit the Ho Chi Minh Trail victory monument which is the real starting point of our Ho Chi Minh road. Ride to Phong Nha – Ke Bang, the biggest and also the most beautiful cave in Vietnam and Indochina and is now a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Paleozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the park’s karst landscape is extremely complex with many geographic features of considerable significance. The vast area, extending to the border of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, contains spectacular formations including 65 km of caves and underground rivers.
Day 5: Phong Nha – Dong Hoi. 60 km – 2 h ( B , L , D)
Spend the morning Boating and exploring the World Heritage site of Phong Nha where local civilians and military sheltered from American bombing during wartime. After lunch, we motorcycle down to the coastal town of Dong Hoi, which was heavily shelled by US warships during the war. At a hotel overlooking the beach, we can take some sunbathing on the beach. Overnight in Dong Hoi.
Day 6: Dong Hoi – Khe Sanh. 200 km – 6 h ( B , L , D )
Heading down to the south to get closer to the 17 parallel – the former border between North and south of Vietnam where were once sprayed heavily by Agent Orange towards the former DMZ. There is still much evidence of bombing on the mountainsides and from time to time we will see remnants of the original Trail. We take in the Vinh Moc tunnel, the famous Hien Luong Bridge (former demarcation line between North and South Vietnam, the Truong Son Cemetery, and finally Khe Sanh (former US Marine base). Overnight in Khe Sanh.
Day 7: Khe Sanh – Hue. 180 km -6 h ( B, L )
keep motorcycling to the south over the Da Krong Bridge (built by the Cubans in 1973) into the infamous A Shau valley, an area of intense wartime activity. Passing Hamburger Hill and mountains still barren due to the extended effects of Agent Orange, we arrive at A Luoi, where there are many Bru Van Kieu hill tribe people. Then, cruising through green back country down the steep Me Oi Pass, we continue to the beautiful city of Hue which lies along the banks of the Perfume River. Overnight in Hotel in Hue ( by your own account ). End The Tour.