There are so many means of transportation for tourists to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. But the most exciting and interesting experience is to travel around Vietnam by motorbike. Each route has its own distance, duration, and as well as amazing scenery! Let’s imagine traveling Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by motorbike, what you can see are majestic mountains scenery, sand dunes or even a thousand kilometers from the coast, all of which will make your trip in Vietnam unforgettable! For years, there are some popular routes for travelers to take, which makes their trip as easy as they could. Here we are going to list out five main routes with the specific information below:

1. THE CLASSIC WAY (2,770 km)

For a classic trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by motorbike, the main roads that you should take are stone-covered roads in a rural area, coastal black-road, and both new and old highways. The classic road is long with highlands and coasts (the beach and mountains). In the North-central area, you can enjoy the magnificent views from the rudstones. Moving to Southern Vietnam, this road is really peaceful, quiet and the sceneries are stunning. it’s a good chance for you for a rare glimpse of the nice town, farm, beach towns, villages, and must-see landscapes such as Ninh Binh, Phong Nha Cave, Hue, Hai Van Pass, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat and so on. Enjoy your Vietnam motorcycle trips and make it remarkable!

2. THE BIG ONE ROUTE (4,180 km)

If you have around 2 months here and want to challenge yourselves by going to this zigzag up the country on mountain roads, back-roads by the coastal, Ho Chi Minh road, and the new highway to make the most splendid memory from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh with motorbikes? Why don’t you try to travel around Vietnam on your motorbike? You just need a 4G sim card to check the map and sometimes ask locals if you need the instruction. All the must-see sights that you can visit on this route such as Halong Bay, Phong Nha Caves, Hue, Da Nang Hoi An, Nha Trang, Cam Ranh, Da Lat, Mui Ne and so on A little bit more, if you are interested in religion, especially Buddhists, it is easy for you to visit Dai Tong Lam Pagoda, which is very famous (in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province). It is a pity if you go to Vung Tau and don’t visit this amazing place! 

3. HO CHI MINH TRAIL (1,880 km)

The route is famous because of its role during the Vietnam war. This road is fully paved from the north to the south of Vietnam. In our list, it is the shortest route, but it is known as the most mountainous route in Vietnam. Also known as Annamite Range Trail, it has sawtooth formation and is also regarded as the high spine of this country. By traveling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh on the Ho Chi Minh Trail by motorbike, you can see agricultural plateaus with the massive quantity of tea and wood, friendly and charming minority villages in Kon Tum and Buon Ma Thuot. The war vestiges are also the reason for you to come here and witness! I am sure it will be the most remarkable experience ever! 


You are the sea lover and want to try something new instead of traveling on the highways or mountainous roads? Do you desire for the fresh wind from the sea? Then, you must fall in love with this route. It curves the coastline that is nearly 1.300 km in length. It leads you to a lot of uncrowded beaches that are clean with few people, and peaceful fishing villages where you can try the best seafood ever-fresh at a reasonable price and meet friendly locals. It's also interesting to visit some beach towns on the way. If you don’t like uncrowded places, why don’t you come and visit some famous tourist destinations such as Mui Ne and Nha Trang? This route is perfect for a short trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by motorbike.

Here you can spend the whole day enjoying the fresh air, taking the sunbath or maybe just enjoying the coconut juice and listening to the relaxing and soothing sound from the sea. Going on this road, you will see undisturbed beaches such as Phan Rang, Cam Ranh, or Quy Hue. On this fantastic route, you can also enjoy the most beautiful caves in Vietnam, especially Phong Nha Caves. Let’s enjoy the best time ever here in this Beach Bum route!


If you are a new rider, or maybe you just want to have the less complicated road through Vietnam, this is the perfect one for you – The easy road for riders! Those roads are of good quality and not too difficult for travelers to conquer. First of all, you can observe the dreamscape of the ancient citadel from Thanh Nha Ho. The next tourist destination is Ha Tinh and Nghe An, which are not too far from Hanoi and full of forests, green fields, beautiful rivers, and farms! Riding about 3 hours more, you will reach Phong Nha town – there is a super amazing view over the river here. Going down are the places that have pleasant weather (cool and fresh) from mountainous towns like Da Lat, Buon Ma Thuot, or Kon Tum. Da Lat is a famous city that has special dried food or fruit and fruit candy as well. It is said that there are some ghost houses on the hill. If you are brave enough, let’s challenge yourselves to visit it! You can enjoy Dalat’s street food at night, which is very cheap and tasty! This route is a perfect choice for those who want to save time on discovering the classical beauty of Vietnam! 

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Each of the routes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by motorbike above is designed to bring all travelers memorable experiences from a realistic perspective, which then will become unforgettable memories of the beauty of Vietnam. 

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