Route – Hanoi to Saigon
Days – 26
On the last day, riding 300 km from Dalat to Saigon, we completed our 2300 km+ road trip from Hanoi to Saigon. We arrived in Saigon and crashed in a restaurant to have our lunch/dinner & few beers. It was a wonderful experience to spend the last 26 days on road (more or less) on our bikes. It took us across the length of Vietnam, in the mountains, in the valleys, through cities and some rocky terrain. With no bike troubles we were lucky.
We arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam on 11 March 2015 with the intention of riding the length of Vietnam. I made up my mind to ride when I met few backpackers while in Malaysia. When we arrived we bought 2 bikes – a manual Honda Win 110 cc for me and Yamaha Nouvo 125 cc automatic for Molly. Buying and selling of bikes is easy and you will find buyers and sellers both in Hanoi and Saigon. Ours one costed us $250 each. Our 3rd Amigo was Alex, a smart young man from Canada who a rode Honda Wave.
Places to buy/sell bike in Hanoi:
1. Ngõ Huyện, Hanoi, Vietnam (this is the road where Hanoi Backpackers Hostel is).
2. Hàm Tử Quan, Hanoi, Vietnam (right at the east side)
3. Chùa Hà, Hanoi, Vietnam (whole street to buy n sell bikes, many many bikes to try)
Places to buy/sell bike in Ho Chi Minh City
1. Bùi Viện, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (many buyers n sellers)
The short Ha Long Bay and Vietnam Village Trip: