The landscape you will encounter offers stunning scenery with productive land yielding coffee, rubber, tea, and various fruits
The Ho Chi Minh Highway winds through mountains and jungle trails and is as rich in landscape as it is in history
Observe Vietnamese river life as you ride through changing scenery
There will be plenty of time to drink in the historic landscapes that you encounter on this tour
The Ho Chi Minh Highway's smooth tarmac roads make it a pleasure to ride on, and the cows love it too!
Discover and learn more about Vietnam's rich cultural history as you glide along the pristine highway of the Ho Chi Minh trail
Feast your eyes on the abundant lands and green valleys that you will encounter along the Ho Chi Minh Highway

Road Biking the Ho Chi Minh Highway

11 days
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$2,570 USD

Wind through the fertile mountains and lush valleys, passing tribal villages and historical sites, discovering the cultural delights that this route follows. Our tour covers 922 km (572 mi) along the Ho Chi Minh Highway, with its atmospheric and rich history, spectacular landscapes, and warm, friendly people.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    11 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    572.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    63.4 miles
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The legendary Ho Chi Minh trail, once a small track used by locals, expanded during the war to a vast network of paths and roads through jungles and along the Truong Son Mountains, running roughly parallel with the border of Laos. These labyrinthine trails, that ran for 2,000 km (1,240 mi), were used to transport troops, foodstuff, weapons, and other essentials during the war.

Today, the trail intertwines with the newly built Ho Chi Minh Highway, crossing the highway at many points along it.  The highway was built in 2000 and provides a fantastic surface for road biking in a very peaceful and stunningly beautiful setting. During the tour, you will experience varied landscapes, from mountains and valleys to villages and coastal stretches.  Your senses will also be overloaded as you explore caves, ride through jungles, discover the DMZ and Khe Sanh, and marvel at the charm of the UNESCO city of Hue.

This journey through Vietnam radiates with melancholic beauty and cultural highlights and is one not to be missed.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

This tour is a near-complete package, including gear, support, accommodations, and thoughtful extra touches.

  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Accommodations
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Snacks and drinks
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are a few things left to you, from flights to visas, although the tour operator will be happy to offer advice for the latter.

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available