We’ll follow the Cam Le river out of the City into open countryside, then head up into winding mountain roads to see small hill tribe villages and untouched jungle.
Next is a ride north on the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail with sweeping bends through jungle-covered valleys and high mountains.
We’ll have a local lunch in the A Shau Valley near the notorious Hamburger Hill, and then follow the curves and mountain passes down towards the coast
Finally, the small back roads will take us into Hue city, past the giant tombs of the last emperors of Vietnam. We’ll finish with a cold beer looking out over the city from the rooftop pool of our hotel.
Hue to Danang / Hoi An
We’ll start the day with a visit to the imperial citadel of Hue, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the last emperors of Vietnam.
Heading out of the city, you’ll quickly find yourself back in endless rice paddies riding small roads through the countryside where you can see the massive square fishing nets spread across the giant Tam Giang lagoon system.
Then we’ll visit the City of Ghosts, Vietnam’s most luxurious cemetery before having lunch on the beach. Next is a real treat: a short ride down the beautiful Lang Co bay that brings us to the incredible Hai Van Pass where 21 km of sweeping bends over 500m of jungle-covered mountain gives us the most amazing coastal views in central Vietnam.
Finally, it’s back to base for a cold beer!
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