Cycling Vietnam: Logistics and Kit List.

If anyone is considering doing something similar (Hanoi to Ho Chi Min), here is our route, distance travelled each day and our kit list. If you need any more help or information, feel free to get in touch.

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Route:

Ho Chi Min Highway & A1 Highway

Distance:

Day 1: 92km – Destination: Hang Tram, maybe Hoa Binh?

Day 2: 69.5km – Destination: Roughly Lam Son

Day 3: 83km – Destination: somewhere near Thai Hoa

Day 4: 113km – Destination: near Phou Chau

Day 5: 83km – Destination: Huong Khe

Day 6: 132km – Destination: somewhere after Phuc Trach

Day 7: 59.5km – Destination: near Cam Lo

Day 8: 82km – Destination: Dong Ha

Day 9: 70km – Destination: Hue

Day 10: 100+km – Destination: Da Nang

Day 11: Rest Day

Day 12: 68km – Destination: Tam Ky

Day 13: Day off (sick)

Day 14: 98km – Destination: near Quang Nga

Day 15: 89km – somewhere on the highway

Day 16: 93km – Destination: Song Cau

Day 17: 132km – Destination: Dai Lan

Day 18: – Destination: Nha Trang

Day 19: Rest Day

Day 20: 92km – Destination: Phang Rang

Day 21: 82km – Destination: Phang Rang/Phang Thiet

Day 22: 77km – Destination: Phan Thien

Day 23: 75km – Destination: Long Khan

Day 24: 84km – Destination: near Bien Hoa

Day 25: – Destination: Ho Chi Min City

Kit List:

  • Unlocked IPhone with Vietnamese sim-card.
  • 2x panniers – (Oxford Low Rider Rear Panniers 36L)
  • 2x pairs of cycling shorts
  • 2x cycling t-shirts
  • 5x knickers/5x socks
  • Baseball cap
  • T-shirt and light pants for evening wear
  • Cycling boots with cleats (Shimano Gore-Tex Mountain bike boots & pedals)
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Canon 700D camera & Tripod
  • GoPro camera
  • 2x Waterbottles
  • Phone/camera chargers
  • Small towl
  • Shampoo/conditioner/hairbrush/suncream
  • Garmin Sat Nav
  • 4x bungee cords
  • Small pack of cable ties
  • 2x Touring bikes (bought on Ba Trieu Street, Hanoi)
  • 2x Buffs
  • 2x standard bike lights
  • Pump
  • 2x spare tubes
  • Chain link
  • Allen keys
  • Mileage clock
  • Water bottles
  • Medication: Immodium, parcetemol, motillium, insect repellent, amoxicillan, dioralyte, bandages, plasters, antiseptic cream.
  • 2x Helmets
  • Map of the entire country
  • Sunglasses

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