The title is actually misleading because we only did a three-day tour along the Ho Chi Minh trail. But boy was this motorbike tour amazing. So I don’t want to belittle it by saying only. According to Phuoc, our easyrider, the Ho Chi Minh trail is among the loveliest areas for a motorbike tour.
Which I can confirm since I have done it twice. Phuoc picked us up in the morning all ready to start day. My brother would ride on his own while I was going to ride shotgun with Phuoc. I love to sit in the back and take pictures of everything around. So easy and convenient and no stress for me.
The three-day tour would take us from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha, the next day to Khe Sanh and it was to end in Hué. Along the way to our first stop we got a biology lesson by looking at a pepper and a rubber tree. I am sure rubber trees I have seen before but the pepper was new to me. It’s really tasty and has only a slight hint of spice (because of course I had to try it).
Arriving in the area of Phong Nha we drove directly to The Duck Stop. This farm wants you to relive your childhood and all its feelings again. While I didn’t care about the ducks (although I heard it is super fun!) I went for a ride on Donald Trump, the water buffalo. When was the last time you did something for the first time? So much fun and Donald was a totally smooth ride.
After a couple more dirt roads (where I had to get off and walk) and a photo stop we visited Paradise Cave. Even though I saw it already two years ago it was again breath-taking to look at it. You can do so as well here. I think it has something majestic about and one can almost believe in a creator.
The road into town is so typical for this area with karst mountains all the way to the horizon. You really want to stop here for a while and take a breather. The arrival in the town was timed with school’s out. Take a look here.
Not for us though, we were on the road again the next day going down the Ho Chi Minh trail all the way to Khe Sanh. Yours, Pollybert
PS: I have uploaded a couple of videos on my Youtube channel from the trail.