The Central Routes

If you are spending 1 to 7 days in Hoi An or Hue, we have some routes below for the surrounding area. If you are heading from Hoi An or Hue to either Hanoi or HCMC , you can see the Hanoi to HCMC routes below and just start or stop half way through.

Hanoi – HCMC Route – click here

1 day – Hai Van Pass

The Hai Van Pass is the most famous pass in Vietnam and one that most visitors want to do. It is easy to follow the route here and the views are brilliant making it ideal for beginners that don’t want to anything too difficult but still want the experience.

 

4 days – The Hai Van Pass and HCM Highway Loop

This route is 4 days through the Hai Van Pass, seeing Hoi an and Hue, then continuing north with the option of seeing the Vinh Moc tunnels. The route then circles back via the inland HCM highway offering a more rural road and scenery. If you want to see some of the more rural riding Vietnam has to offer but have limited time this is a good option.

 

7 days – The Hai Van Pass and Phong Nha Loop

This route is the longest around the centre. You can start from Hue or Hoi An and finish again in either. It takes you up to Phong Nha and allows for 1 day in the national park and caves. Also on the way there is the chance to see the the Vinh Moc war tunnels, the My Son temple and ride through the Ho Chi Minh highway. The route is mostly through the more quiet inland roads and offers some of the best views in Vietnam with a mixture of mountain and ocean views.