Leg 3: La Gi-
This third leg takes us from La Gi to Hon Rom. We leave La Gi on Road 719 (For this road, the actual road sign reads “Road 719”, but the map we carried says Road 709). This road hugs along a short section of coast and intersects with Road 712 that leads to the town of Mui Ke Ga. A note of interest on Road 712 is that prior to Mui Ke Ga, there is a nameless road (wider, recently paved) that detours from Road 712. This nameless road curves around a village and runs through an open field around 5 km. This nameless road is decorated with water lilies planted along the sides of the road. Out of curiosity, we opted for a detour on this road. We didn’t see many inhabitants on this road, other than a large resort named Price D’Annam located a way down the road. It appears that this road was constructed primarily for motorists to go in and out of this resort. After this nameless road, we continued on Road 712 until we met Vietnam’s national Highway 1. We took Highway 1 and rode into the town of Phan Thiet. From Phan Thiet, Mui Ne is another 22 km. away. We chose to stay at Hon Ron, a small town located on the outskirt of Mui Ne. A note of caution on this leg is the strong head winds which make for an awfully long riding day. The winds are constant throughout the day. Plan carefully if you want to use this route. You can’t ride long distances against a strong opposing wind. Ride in the early morning hours if you want to get to Phan Thiet/ Mui Ne or Hon Rom before sunset.