Top 5 Most Beautiful Mountain Passes in Vietnam
Riding motorbike on a beautiful mountain pass is not only a dream, happiness but it’s also a article of weekly necessity of the motorcycle lovers. Vietnam is a mountainous country where you can see thousands of beautiful mountain passes. All of our Vietnam motorbike tours always includes interesting riding on beautiful mountain passes; It’s hard to describe you all the beautiful passes in Vietnam but here is the top 5 most beautiful, dangerous and interesting mountain passes in Vietnam.
1. Khau Pha pass
With the length of more than 30 km, Khau Pha pass is one the the longest pass in North Vietnam. Located in Yen Bai province in Northwest Vietnam, the Khau Pha pass connects Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai, the 2 of the most scenic places in North Vietnam. The pass is not only long, twisty but also has been detoriorated a lot so it’s not easy for any experienced motorbike riders to cross the pass especially in the wet and foggy days…However, touring by motorbike crossing this pass in the sunny and dry days, you will feel like in the heaven…You will feel like riding on the big trail crossing through the rain forest with stunning view from the height of 1500 m above the sea level. If you like the rice terraces, riding on this pass is the great choice for the best picture of the rice terrace in Mu Cang Chai or Tu Le. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert design some beautiful tours cross this pass such as:
2. Pha Din pass
Known as one of the 4 greatest and most dangerous passes in North Vietnam, Should not miss this pass in your Vietnam motorbike tours. Pha Din pass located in Dien Bien Phu, it’s also a border between Dien Bien and Son La province. With the length of around 32 km including some great curves and slopes from 12% – 20%, it is really an ideal pass for the fans of adventurous motorcycle riders. Riding motorbike on this pass also offers amazing view of nature from the height of more than 1600 m above the sea. After crossing this mountain pass, you will be in Dien Bien Phu where happened the last and the biggest battle between the Vietnamese and the French troops in 1954. So taking a motorbike tours to North Vietnam from Hanoi crossing this amazing Pha Din pass, you will surely love the Vietnamese culture, history and the imposing nature. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert design some tours crossing this pass as below and we can also customize any tours including this Pha Din pass. Please just contact us and ride with us!
3. O Qui Ho pass
With the length of more than 50 km and the height of more than 200 meters above the sea, O Qui Ho Pass is the longest pass in Vietnam and it must be one of the most impressive passes in Vietnam or in the world. The O Qui Ho pass cross the highest Hoang Lien mountain ranges that links Lai Chau province to Lao Cai province with famous Sapa – One of the “must see” places in Vietnam.
Riding a motorbike with us on this O Qui Ho Pass, you will be impressed by the vast sky, floating clouds and amazing mountain view. You can just stop the bikes on the top of the pass and spend all day long there to enjoy sunrise, sunset, see the blue sky with the floating clouds… or just breath the fresh air from the Ho Lien National park. The best to enjoy the beauty of the O Qui Ho pass is by motorbikes. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert organize many tours including this pass and here are some popular Vietnam Motorbike tours including this pass.
4. Ma Pi Leng pass
As we mentioned, Khau Pha pass, Pha Din pass, O Qui Ho pass and Ma Pi Leng pass are the 4 longest, highest and most beautiful mountain passes in Vietnam but we can say the Ma Pi Leng pass is the most impressive out of 4 passes. It’s not so long, just around 20 km in length connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac, the 2 most remote and beautiful districs in Ha Giang province, however, the scenery is outstanding that you can’t find anywhere else in Vietnam. The Ma Pi leng pass is also belong to the Dong Van Karst GeoPark where you can have full of imposing view of endless limestone mountain ranges… The Ma Pi Leng pass is really the dream pass for the fans of adventurous bikers. If you do a motorbike tour in Vietnam without Ma Pi Leng and the Kartst Geopark of Dong Van – Ha Giang that means you’ve never experience the real beauty of Vietnam. There are plenty of motorbike tours in Vietnam including this pass here are some well designed motorbike tours by local guide team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert:
5. Hai Van pass
Hai Van pass is one of the most special passes in Vietnam. The pass is also one of the best coastal roads for motorbike touring in Vietnam. It crosses the Truong Son mountain ranges where the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail was built. It’s the border of Thua Thien Hue province and Da Nang city, it was also the border between Dai Viet and the Champa kingdom in the 14th Century. So riding a motorbike through this pass, you can be full filled by interesting stories about history of Vietnam. In addition, the stunning view of the ocean and the Lang Co beach from the pass is the especially impressive.
How to get there?
Most of our Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tours include the Hai Van pass so join one of our Vietnam motorbike tours to enjoy the ride on this pass and learn more about Vietnam history and culture. We can also organize a short tours from Hue or Hoi An/Da Nang include this pass.
Here are some tours on Ho Chi Minh trail including the ride on this pass: