Ho Chi Minh Trail Noobs.

nikhuzlan

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Bikes
GSA, NC700D, KLX450R
Early this November we loaded a couple of bikes on two pick-ups and drove up to Khao Yai to meet up with a couple of our Malaysian Riders who took part in the GS Trophy SEA Selection. Faizal who was selected and Hamzah who just missed out RVed with us at the Touratech Travel Event and after a weekend there, headed to Ubon Ratchathani.
We parked our trucks at a friend's house and entered into Laos at Chong Mek. Totally trouble free entry on a Sunday.
We spent the night at Pakse before heading South to join Rte 18 to Attapeu.

We had a mix of bikes, 2 CRF250Ls, a Sertao, an XChallenge, a 250 Huskie and a 350 SixDays.

We rode 18A, went up the Bolaven for the waterfalls, then entered the Ho Chi Minh Trail at Ta Oy and exited at the bamboo bridge at Ban Along. We stayed at Xepon.

Then headed Northwards all the way to Long Tien before exiting at Vientiane and then onto Ubon to load the bikes and head home to KL, Malaysia.

A thoroughly enjoyable trip that we will repeat in february ( opposite direction for a different perspective ).

A full trip report will follow in time.

For now, here's a video I made when we rode the HCMT from Ta Oy to Ban Along.

 

nikhuzlan

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Bikes
GSA, NC700D, KLX450R
A Trailer of the ride


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Another Trailer of the Ride

 

bsacbob

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Joined
Jul 1, 2012
Location
Chiang Rai
Bikes
Honda CRM-AR 250, Honda CRF 250-L, Suzuki V Strom XT 650 Honda XR250 Baja BMW F650GS
Nice video's and great selection of bikes, did you make it through both the bombed out bridges ending in Phin ?
 

bsacbob

Administrator
Joined
Jul 1, 2012
Location
Chiang Rai
Bikes
Honda CRM-AR 250, Honda CRF 250-L, Suzuki V Strom XT 650 Honda XR250 Baja BMW F650GS
The more northerly bombed bridge before Phin is much deeper here is a picture from April this year and the small ferry is in operation, although you have to ride along the riverbank to get to it if you miss the turn.

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