This ride kickstarts at Vietnam-China border in the small town of Mống Cái situated in Quảng Ninh province. From there, you will travel south on several highways along the coastal areas running north to central Vietnam. Eventually you will pass through Central Vietnam and end up in the small town of Phan Rang situated in Ninh Thuận province. At this point, you will break off from Highway 1A and head toward Lâm Ðồng province in the Highland zone of Vietnam to the City of Ðà Lạt, situated 1500 meters above sea level. From Ðà Lạt, you will continue to Bảo Lộc, another city in the Vietnam highlands before moving down to TP HCM (Sài Gòn). From TP HCM you wil reconnect with Highway 1A and head south along an area known in Vietnam as "Ðồng Bằng Sông Cửu Long" (Mekong River Delta) which will take you to Cà Mau, your final destination. In the Mống Cái-Cà Mau ride, you will cross the following cities and provinces: Province of Quảng Ninh, City of Hải Phòng, Provinces of Thái Bình, Nam Ðịnh, Ninh Bình, Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên-Huế, City of Ðà Nẵng, Provinces of Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi, Bình Ðịnh, Phú Yên, Khánh Hòa, Ninh Thuận, Lâm Ðồng, Ðồng Nai, City of HCM, Provinces of Long An, Tiền Giang, Vĩnh Long, City of Cần Thơ, Provinces of Hậu Giang, Sóc Trăng, Bạc Liêu and Cà Mau.
The Mống Cái-Cà Mau bike ride covers approximately 2410 km of biking and is divided into twenty one legs. Since we do not utilize van support, each leg covers a distance that can be seasonably supported by motor bike. Each biker is responsible for his/her own belongings which are carried on the back panniers of the bike. The total number of biking legs however can be shortened if you have van or automobile supports which can also provide carry-on support for individual belongings. With less weight on the bike, you can go faster and cover greater distance.
If you are interested in the roads that we covered on the Mống Cái-Cà Mau ride, please click on the link in the left column.