Hoi An – Hue / Hue – Hoi An
The Hai Van pass is the most famous pass in Vietnam with beautiful ocean views whilst hugging stunning mountains. This is the must do for all travelers in Vietnam and with our rider service you can just sit back and relax whilst enjoying the views.
Our riders can take you to 3 places on the way through the Hai Van Pass so that you get to see what you want on the way. You can choose from the following places…
– Marble Mountain
– Linh Pagoda
– Monkey Island
– Elephant Springs
– Tu Hien Water Front
Leaving Hoi An is easy as we head towards the coast road, following it all the way until you hit your first activity, Marble Mountain. The Marble Mountain is a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble and holds a lot of history but also beautiful carved statues. The recommend time for this activity is 45 min – 1 hour.
After leaving Marble Mountain you continue on the same road towards Da Nang.
Heading through Da Nang you pass the beautiful My Khe beach and through the palm trees you will see the Linh Ung Pagoda which is your next stop! Heading towards the lard mountain island the road is very well maintained and offer some fun windy bends. Pulling into the Pagoda you will drive up into the entrance and park the bike at the allocated parking lot. Make your way up into the garden and witness the 67m lady buddha statue. We recommend 30 – 40 minutes to explore the beautiful views and enjoy learning about the history of the location.
The mountain island you find yourself on is actually called Monkey Island and is an optional route we recommend you explore. This route will add an extra 1 1/2 – 2 hours to your already long day so be mindful of your time when deciding to do this island. We recommend riding around monkey island because of the breath taking views you will see as well as if your lucky spotting some monkeys! The Ban Co Peak offers a stunning view of Da Nang as well as the coastal view that seems to never end.
Leaving Monkey island you make your way through Da Nang onto the other side of the city. There are several bridges that connect the two sides and we will take the famous Dragon Bridge as it is a stunning example of engineering creation. Yes it does breath fire, but only on the weekend after 9pm!
We have arrived at the beginning of the Hai Van Pass. This stretch of road is the main attraction of the day, winding up through the mountains you find yourself on the edge of the mountain looking back at Da Nang. There is a beautiful hair pin in the road that is an iconic spot for that ‘Hai Van Pass’ picture. As you make your way further up the mountain you come to the middle of the pass where lies the ruins of an old bunker from the war. Park the bikes and wonder around looking at the old buildings riddled with bullet holes. There are many places to grab a cold drink or a refreshing coconut.
Jump back on the bikes and follow the road, you have passed through the peak of the pass and now start to descend down towards Hue. As you make your way down don’t be afraid to ask your driver to pull over to the side and take some pictures of the coastal view up towards Hue as it is as beautiful as the Da Nang side. Once you have reached the end of the pass you keep following the way to a popular local swimming spot called elephant springs. This is a great little place to relax and enjoy but mainly cool off after all that riding you just achieved!
After here we will head back to Hue which is about 1 1/2 hours, if we have more time then we will follow the coastal more scenic route. Once back at the shop then we will relax with a cold beer and reflect on the days ride.
|Price per Rider||$50|
This tour is suitable for everyone and is aimed that customers that don’t have the correct license to ride in Vietnam, those not feeling able to ride or those wanting to just relax and enjoy the scenery.
We will usually take the Suzuki Impulse 125cc automatic for this trip as it is suitable for 2 people.
|What is included?|
Motorbike and petrol
|What is NOT included|