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Riding motorbikes in Saigon and up the coast

  • eml924

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    Does anyone know if its possible to ride a motorbike from ho chi minh up the coast to da lat and then on to nah trang?

    Is it safe or is it better to get the train and or buses?

    #1 Posted: 23/6/2009 - 04:41

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  • BruceMoon

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    eml924


    Not only possible, often undertaken.

    BUT...

    I'd suggest you need to be an experienced rider, be using a larger bike, and have good quality insurance (just in case).

    There are several good posts here on Travelfish about bike riding in Vietnam.

    Go type in 'bike riding in Vietnam' in the Search Travelfish box on the upper left of this page and review the threads.

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 23/6/2009 - 13:51

  • asiabiker

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    Hi eml924,

    I'm looking at doing something similar (but in the reverse) by motorbike. How did you go with it?

    Thanks

    #3 Posted: 10/8/2009 - 10:08

  • eml924

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    Hey asiabiker,

    I did not end up riding, I just ended up getting buses. I only had a week, so I did not have enough time. But I definitely think that this is possible and would recommend it.

    Just make sure you have a bit of time. The roads were fine and the scenery was amazing. The only thing that I would recommend is that you have a good map. Because if you take the wrong turn, I reckon it would stuff you trip up quite a bit. But Im sure the people you meet along the way will help you. It seams like a popular route.

    From nha trang to dalat was rather nice. The landscape was amazing and then coming back down into to saigon was also beautiful. Just be a bit careful coming back down into saigon, because the road has quite a few blind corners.

    Let us know if you give it a go.

    #4 Posted: 10/8/2009 - 17:09

  • tingers

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    asiabiker

    take highway 20 out of dalat down to Di Linh, then highway 28 down to Phan Thiet. High 28 is a great ride.

    From there you can take highway 1 and cut straight across to HCMC or highway 55 down to Vung Tau. Take lots of sunscreen though, it'll be hot!

    #5 Posted: 11/8/2009 - 09:34

  • asiabiker

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    Thankyou :-)

    #6 Posted: 13/8/2009 - 18:02

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