Motorbike Vietnam August weather ? advice please
6th June, 2014
Hello , me and my brother are considering motorbiking vietnam from 25th july - 16th august , obviously it is the rainy season however I wondered if anybody had experience to how much this actually affected their travelling ? With tropical weather I understand you just get a downpour for part of the day but will this affect the roads through the whole of the month making riding quite unenjoyable.
We would likely start in Saigon and head inland towards the border of Cambodia and head north from there cutting back aross to Dalat and the coast before returning to Saigon , ( as a rough route )
thanks in advance for any help
#1 Posted: 17/6/2014 - 14:16
24th March, 2013
At least 121
hey, i did a similar trip to yours but in reverse in feb/mar and it didn't rain at all... the lp book says the central highlands gets up to 200mm during jul/aug...
#2 Posted: 17/6/2014 - 17:38
17th June, 2014
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#3 Posted: 17/6/2014 - 19:49
26th June, 2014
I'm planning a motorbike trip around that time too. From what I can tell, it's going to pour sometimes but people make do with just a rain poncho. Personally, I'm going to have my pack with me for a lot of the rides so I'm searching for a waterproof cover. I don't remember where I heard this last bit but riding through puddles is a bad idea because they may be concealing giant pot holes.
#4 Posted: 26/6/2014 - 18:00
18th June, 2014
During August, you could have some rains and be careful when you ride in the mountainous areas in the small roads or tracks.
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#5 Posted: 15/7/2014 - 03:25
20th July, 2014
July and August are monsoon season in the South so I would stay away ; the rest of the country is OK (but hot !)
#6 Posted: 20/7/2014 - 02:00
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