Central Vietnam is home to a great diversity of landscapes and cities perfect for motorbiking. The largest city in the center is Da Nang. However, other major cities include Hue, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, and Nha Trang.
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Motorbiking Central Vietnam
Vietnam’s central coast is attracting more and more international visitors every year as it gains in notoriety. Hundreds of miles of beaches line the shore, punctured by steep mountain passes, forests, and fishing villages.
In Vietnam’s center can be found some of the most iconic roads in Vietnam. These include the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Hai Van Pass. The region bordering Laos features breathtaking mountains and unspoiled forests, with roads that are rarely traveled by westerners. Many of the roads in the central region are new and are thus in great condition.
Since most of the population in the region is concentrated along the coast and in fertile valleys, most of the mountainous or remote parts of this region are sparsely populated. This makes for open roads on some impressive drives.
For history buffs, the central region also bore witness to some of the fiercest fightings of the war. The DMZ, large sections of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Khe Sanh, and many other important sites during the war can be visited here.
Central Vietnam Seasons
Central Vietnam essentially experiences four seasons, though not like those in a more temperate climate. From February/March to June is the dry season, with fresh, comfortable weather that gets warmer as summer approaches. June to October is the wet-hot summer when rain is frequent and temperatures are high. Storms are welcomed since they often last long enough to cool temperatures down, which can reach 38-40 degrees Celsius.
September to November is the beginning of the rainy season in earnest. Days during this period can be beautiful, or massive storms can wash in from the ocean to the east as the monsoon begins. If there are tropical storms to hit central Vietnam, this is normally when they do.
December to February, and occasionally through February, is rainy and cool. Temperatures hover around 20 degrees, though occasionally they can go lower and higher.
What Onyabike Adventures Think
The central region of Vietnam boasts some of the country’s best views and traveling. This is why Onyabike Adventures has chosen Da Nang as its headquarters. Come see what the fuss is all about!