Motorcycling from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Travel from Vietnam’s coast to the highlands with the wind blowing in your face and your heart pumping with excitement the entire way. There is no better way to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi than on a motorcycle, zooming past some incredible scenery. This 2,770 km ride is equal parts of beach and mountain, giving travellers the chance to be totally immersed in the beauty of Vietnam. The ride is an unforgettable one, and should definitely be on everyone’s list of must Travel Journeys.

Weave through highlands, mountains and along coast lines, gazing at magnificent undeveloped beaches, stopping in lonely villages and visiting cultural sites like the Ninh Hoa Salt Fields, Imperial City in Hue, and Vinh Moc Tunnels. Spend time exploring cities, lazing on beaches and sampling regional Vietnamese cuisine. Snap photos of beautiful French colonial architecture, pristine beaches, and the Long Son Pagoda. Wander around Hoi An’s old town, explore the Tràng An Scenic Complex and ride the Vinpearl Cable Car. Visit must-sees and find hidden gems, but most importantly, enjoy the ride!

Getting there

There are direct flights from Paris, Frankfurt and London to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Travellers coming from Canada or the US will have to make a stop in one of these European cities or in Seoul, Beijing, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka or Shanghai. The same is true when leaving Hanoi’s Nội Bài International Airport which is the largest airport in Vietnam in terms of total capacity. Check the dates of the 6-day Vietnamese New year before booking your flights to try to avoid motorcycling from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi at this time. The roads will be congested with locals much more dangerous to be on.