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The 3 best motorbike routes in Vietnam

Vietnam is known for its diverse culture and excellent food, but also for its chaotic traffic and the regular use of scooters and motorbikes; they are everywhere. Vietnam is also a country with beautiful nature, which makes a trip on a motorbike really worthwhile if you are an experienced rider. Read here about the 3 most beautiful motorbike routes in Vietnam and how to apply for a Vietnam visa.

Traffic in Vietnam can be very chaotic, so it’s good to avoid the big cities when travelling by motorbike, unless you’re an experienced motorcyclist. Of course, it is not necessary to stay only in the cities and you can visit the surrounding areas and explore the nature as well. Here, you will get to know the real Vietnam and its captivating landscapes.

Ha Giang Loop

This route is located in the north of Vietnam and is a circular tour of about 400 km, starting and ending in the city of Ha Giang. It is recommended to take 4 or 5 days for this tour. Bear in mind that the route is intended for experienced motorcyclists, as the roads are curvy and narrow. You will drive along beautiful rocky mountains, which contrast with much greenery, limestone formations, small rivers, mountain passes, valleys and rice fields. The nature is unspoilt and beautiful to see. You can enjoy many panoramic views, visit the local markets and taste the local culture. The “usual ” route is: from Ha Giang to Yen Minh, then to Dong Van, then to Meo Vac and then back to Ha Giang. From Yen Minh, you can make a small diversion to the ‘Vietnamese North Pole’, the northernmost point of Vietnam, Lung Cu, near the border with China. Although it is not very touristic in the north, the road (QL4C) is in good condition and doable on a motorbike.

Hai Van Pass (Hué – Hoi An)

This is a route between the towns of Hué and Hoi An. The whole route is about 150 km, but the part called ‘Hai Van Pass’ is a shorter stretch close to Da Nang. The name literally means “ocean cloud pass” and is a breathtaking mountain pass of about 21 km long. You have to drive along the Annamite Mountains and at the end of the pass you come out to the sea. Because of the temperature difference, it is often misty, which makes for a beautiful picture, but it can also be very dangerous. It is a road with many tight hairpin bends, a good challenge for experienced motorcyclists. 

Along the coast from Quy Nhon to Nha Trang and Da Lat

This route runs almost entirely along the southern coast of Vietnam and has beautiful views of the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. It is about 200 km long and takes about 4 days. You can thus enjoy the many beaches of Vietnam on this route. The road is relatively quiet and straight, which means that this route can also be good for a beginner. From Nha Trang it is about 130 kilometres to Da Lat, which is a beautiful city also known as ‘The Little Paris’ for its charm and old French architecture.

Apply for your Vietnam visa

Before you travel on your motorbike through Vietnam, it’s important to apply for a visa.

This route runs almost entirely along the southern coast of Vietnam and has beautiful views of the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. It is about 200 km long and takes about 4 days. You can thus enjoy the many beaches of Vietnam on this route. The road is relatively quiet and straight, which means that this route can also be good for a beginner. From Nha Trang it is about 130 kilometres to Da Lat, which is a beautiful city also known as ‘The Little Paris’ for its charm and old French architecture.

Apply for your Vietnam visa

You can apply for a Vietnam visa entirely online, without having to visit the embassy. The electronic visa (e-visa) is valid for 30 days and becomes valid on your expected day of arrival in Vietnam. This is very convenient, since it allows you to apply for your visa far in advance. Last, but not least, remember to carefully review the conditions of the Vietnam visa before submitting your application. Some of the most important ones are that your passport has to be valid for at least 30 days after the expiration of your visa, or that you can only enter the country through a permitted arrival location.

 


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