This Scenic Coast route is simply the best way to transfer from Hue to Hoi An if you only have one day!
Leaving Hue in the morning our first stop is Elephant Springs where you can wade in the rock pools.
Next we stop for photos at Lang Co Beach before traveling over the Hai Van Pass. Hai Van means “Sea of Clouds” and when crossing the top of the Pass you are literally surrounded by clouds on one side with stunning ocean views on the other.
Next we travel through Danang to a stop at the famous China Beach with its fine white sand.
Marble Mountains our final stop are 5 marble outcrops topped with delicate pagodas.
Don’t worry about your luggage as our bikes are equipped to carry it.
But if you are traveling with hard suitcases or a large number of bags we can easily arrange for them to meet you in Hoi An.
We begin the tour following highway 49 up to the top of Ma Oi pass where we stop for swimming at Mau waterfall and see the handicraft sewing of the Van Kieu ethnic minority.
Lunch takes place at Aluoi town and we then spend the whole afternoon on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a legendary road in the war time.
This scenic route is a spectacular ride and takes us off road through the mountains, stopping to visit some ethnic minority villages that live along Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The first night is spent in Prao town, where you will have free time to explore the mountain town at night.
On day 2 we continue 52km to Thanh My on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We cross the river by local boat and ride along a village road to My Son – a World Heritage site. We stop at My Son to explore the ruins and take many photos.
Then we continue on to Hoi An where we finish the tour.
Departing from Hue we ride along highway 1 to Quang Tri town, visiting Long Hung Church and Quang Tri Old Citadel which was a battlefield in 1972 between North and South Vietnam for 81 days and nights.
Then, we will ride along the coast from Cua Viet Beach to Cua Tung Beach a long stretch of beautiful and peaceful coastline. Next we visit the Vinh Moc tunnels and explore the Demilitarised Zone, stopping for lunch at the Doc Mieu Firebase.
In the afternoon we will have short stop at Truong Son cemetary to pay respects to the soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War. Continuing west on highway 9, we will climb into the Truong Son foothills, pass the Rock Pile and stop at some villages and beautiful natural springs and waterfalls near the highway.
Approx 5pm we arrive in Khe Sanh which was established as a forward base by General Westmoreland near Laos to secure highway 9. Check in to hotel, free time at night.
After breakfast visit the Khe Sanh combat base, then we ride the west Ho Chi Minh trail, today you have the chance to see the real trail with its mind-blowing, spectacular scenery – lots of jungle, mountains, waterfalls and villages of the Paco and Van Kieu Minorities.
We will ride through the Sa Mu pass, se pang heng river, Lang Ho village, U bo pass, areas made famous in the American war.
Tonight we stay in Son Trach village near the entrance to the Phong Na-Ke Bang National Park
This morning we will take a boat approx 5km along the Son River to tour the Phong Nha Cave (river cave), followed by Tien Son Cave (dry cave).
In the afternoon we will stop for a swim in the Suoi Nuoc Mooc Springs, and visit Tamco caves and Kilometre 0 or the west Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Later we ride along the east Ho Chi Minh trail to the town of Dong Hoi, from here there are easy connections by train or open tour bus to Hanoi