During the war the Ho Chi Minh Trail was a labyrinth of trails, tracks and roads hidden in the Laotian jungle. Luckily, many sections, especially those which were cobblestoned, still exist, albeit very overgrown. Much of the ride is in jungle.
We have made 20 exploratory rides down the Trail over the last 11 years, slowly piecing together the sections that are still navigable, by studying information gleaned from old military maps from both sides of the conflict.
Along the way we pass tanks, APCs, SAAM missiles, bomb craters in their thousands, bombs, mine clearance teams, crash sites, villages made of bombs, boats made of jettisoned fuel canisters, caves with 40-year old Vietnamese graffiti, aircraft parts and AAA bunkers.
The leader of this trip was the third foreigner in the world to find the Trail a decade ago. He has worked with BBC documentaries on it. Our knowledge of the Trail is unprecedented and a book is in the wings.
Have a look at this link to see a great collection of 'before and now photos' taken from the Trail.
This challenging and extremely rewarding ride is for strong and experienced dirt bike riders. It starts in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, takes 12 days, and is on 250cc Hondas. At the ride’s conclusion in southern Laos, we fly back to Vientiane rather than riding back.
Have a look at this link to see some pictures of this incredible adventure.
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