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Vietnam, Da Lat Loop: One of the Best Bike Trips in Asia – VIDEO

Published: 4.7.2017
Last year already, we brought you a video of the "wedding" town of Dat Lat, Vietnam. Our reporteur made a return there to ride down one of the best roads in Vietnam for a road trip on motorbike.

Experiencing Vietnam without a scooter or motorbike is like not being in Vietnam at all.  Should you wish to experience it fully, make a proper international driving licence (traffic authorities know what to do; 125cc is sufficient) or pay for an hour of tutored driving in a motorbike school. Be sure to rent a 2-wheel vehicle in Vietnam.

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I started off in Nha Trang, a coastline town which is one of the most popular Asian summer resorts among Russians. Moreover, this is a town of absolutely amazing food. Then I reach a small Cam Ranh town where I could have turned to Da Lat already but I didn't want to miss a scenic road along the coastline in the direction to Phan Rang. Only this road would make this trip worthwile.

Nha Trang   streetfood, Nha Trang

I rode inland through rice fields. Slowly, I was getting close to majestic mountains. Villages were changing as well. As the road went upwards I was encountering mostly people of small ethnic groups living in the mountains. Many still wear traditional folk costumes.

rice fields, Nha Trang   rice fields, Nha Trang

Anyone who has ever ridden a motorbike knows what followed. Turns, turns, and many more turns. Bikers' paradise.

beautiful vistas along the way   vistas

I visited Da Lat a year before. Still, I spent several days there. I loved the town for its great atmosphere, surrounding villages and greenhouses filled with flowers.

Da Lat   Da Lat

To make a true loop, I was returning via straight road back to Nha Trang. Here I also enjoyed endless turns, amazing mountains and long vistas. This time I enjoyed a little bonus – water from several streams was rolling over the road several meters deep down. Even though there are much larger waterfalls in Vietnam, these turlly added to the scenery.

the journey from Da Lat to Nha Trang

výhled po cestě z Da Latu do Nha Trangu   krásná příroda všude kolem :)

You can do the loop in two days. I recommend you to stop for a day or two in Da Lat. It costs about 10 dollars per day to have a rented motorbike yet it gives you absolute freedom. There is no need for hustle.

GPS: (Da Lat) 11°56'55.8"N 108°27'07.6"E

 

Text, photos and video: Matouš Vinš

Music: Scott Holmes



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