Ho Chi Minh Trail

Ride Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Trail

The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail runs through the Truong Son mountain range and is a complex system of 1,600 kilometres of paths, roads and rivers. This supply route connected North Vietnam with South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, via neighbouring Laos and Cambodia. The trail was put into operation in 1959. Through the supply route, the Viet Cong (VC) in the South were supplied with ammunition and manpower by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA). The support was badly needed in the fight against the Amy of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), which was trained and closely affiliated with the United States.

Ho Chi Minh Trail vs. Ho Chi Minh Road

Currently, it is possible to drive parts of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, via the Ho Chi Minh Road (Duong Ho Chi Minh). Although large parts of the original Ho Chi Minh Trail have been reclaimed by tropical nature, more than a thousand kilometres of the route have merged into the Ho Chi Minh Road, which runs from Hanoi to Kon Tum. Along the way you’ll pass the war-drenched Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and cross the beautiful Central Highlands of Vietnam. Different ethnic minorities live in the surrounding jungle according to their own customs and traditions.

Explore the Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorbike

To enjoy the beautiful landscape and authenticity of Vietnam to the fullest, the best way to explore the Ho Chi Minh Trail is with an Easy Rider: a local guide on a motorbike. Riding a motorbike gives you the freedom that you won’t have during a group tour or when using public transport (which is pretty basic in this part of the country). During a tour you get the opportunity to walk parts of the original Ho Chi Minh Trail.

In North Vietnam, you can be driving the Ho Chi Minh Trail from Phong Nha in no time. Starting from Hoi An, Quy Nhon or Dalat, you will also cross the Central Highlands.

But hey, don’t take our word for it…

“We did a guided 3 days motorbike tour from Da Lat to Di Linh with Mr. Vu’s company and had an absolutely amazing time far away from the mainstream touristic road. We faced beautiful mountain landscapes, learned a lot about locals – life, numerous plantations and fabrics-, swam in and took a shower at a waterfall and enjoyed amazing local food. A million thanks to our guides Hong and Lukat who made this tour unforgettable – they explained us a lot about local traditions, showed us wonderful and hidden places in the countryside and answered every question. Both (and Mr. Vu himself, too) were super friendly, helpful and flexible, what is highly appreciated. Furthermore, we felt secure at every second on the motorbike – they are profis. We had a marvelous time together and a good laugh at all times with you, guys. Mot hai ba zo and don’t forget about the “silent fox” 🙂 Thanks a lot, all the best for you personell and the company. You do a fantastic job!”

“My friend and I took a 3-day tour from Phong Nha to Hoi An. The tour was amazing and we were so glad we booked it as we have seen a lot of interesting sites which we would not have visited otherwise. There was also a nice alternation between the enjoying nice views, swimming and sites related to the Vietnam war. We had Cuong and Hiep as our guides. They are really good drivers and we’re always very careful. They made us feel comfortable on the motorbike which ensured that we could enjoy the scenery while driving. Also of the motorbike, they looked after us, making sure our hotel room was good, that we enjoyed the food and they gave a lot of explanation at each stop. The tour was so good I would immediately book it again.”

“Mr Vu Rocks! 7 days, HCM to Hoi An via HCM trail. Great route thru Vietnamese backroads with Mr Vu sharing his passion and insights into Vietnamese history, culture, and love for his country was exceptional. You couldn’t ask for a better guide and itinerary. Go Mr Vu!”

“Me and my friend had an amazing time with Jack and LuKa. They tried their hardest to make it an unforgetable experience. 2 days before our long trip we did a day tour in Da Lat and wanted to finish our 4 week trip with an multiple day tour so we picked this one. We never felt unsafe on the motorbike and they drove very carefully. You’ll get to see a lot of things you wouldnt see if you werent on a motorbike trip with these experienced drivers. We stopped at multiple local restaurants where no other tourists stopped and visited some locals at their home. If we could do it over again we would choose multiple tours. Thanks for the amazing experience guys!!”

“I did this motor trip with my friend. We had very nice guides named Viet and dung. They showed us nice places and stopped at beautiful views for pictures. They drived save and they had protecting clothes for us. We liked it very much!!”

“We did have a great day with the easyriders today. We travelled from Hue to Elephant spring, had a great lunch ar Langco beach, then travelled to de Hai Van pass, Danang and Marble mountains. We loved the day also my teenagers loved it. We felt very save and secure. We had helmets and vlotjes. I recommend everybody to book with the easyriders. Thank you for one of the greatest day of our life.”

“We road from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh. We road with Luu, Hoang and Ken and they are so nice and helpful. The whole trip was professional, they are open and they gave us a lot of information about the places we visited! We saw waterfalls, small villages, mountains, tried local food and a lot more! It have been a very exciting tour and it have been a pleasure to be with Luu, Hoang and Ken. We would recommend these guys to all they are the best! Thanks for the amazing tour we hope to see you again!”

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Start your motorbike adventure when your want, where you want. Our Easy Riders will pick you up and drop you off at locations of your choosing.


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