During the Vietnam 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 in the forest.
We have made 24 exploratory motorbike rides down the Ho Chi Minh Trail over the last 13 years, slowly piecing together the sections that are still navigable by motorbike
The result is a challenging and extremely rewarding motorbike ride especially suitable for strong and experienced dirt bike riders.
Much of the war remains, and it is fascinating to get a ground view perspective of the air war which was fought against the Vietnamese armies that travelled down the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Along the way we pass tanks, APCs, SAAM missiles, bomb craters in their thousands, bombs, mine clearance teams, plane crash sites, villages made of bombs, boats made of jettisoned jet fuel canisters, caves with 45-year old Vietnamese graffiti, aircraft parts and AAA bunkers.
Have a look at this link to see a great collection of 'before and now photos' taken from the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The motorbike tour starts in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, takes 12 days, and is on 250cc Honda motorbikes. At the tour’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.
It is only possible from mid December through to mid April, as rain plays havoc with the trails and river crossings during other months, making it impossible to tour by motorbike.
Please get in contact if you are interested in this remarkable motorbike adventure!