First of all, let me tell you how the Hai Van Pass drive came on my radar during my travel in Vietnam. I love driving motorbikes. I hate the traffic and also cars, but I don’t mind them as long as I am perched on a motorbike. When I had to drop my initial thoughts of traveling entire Vietnam by renting or buying a bike, I opted for renting motorbikes in every place. I was not contented with the short drives that I got in every place, and I was looking for something bigger. I was in Hoi An when I first got to know about the passes that are along the coast and the fact that they are quite popular among the bikers.
I had hit a jackpot! I wasted no time and inquired about Hai Van Pass in the hostel that I stayed. They arrange bike tours from Hoi An to Hue, where you get to drive the Hai Van Pass stretch on the bike that you rent that you can return once you reach Hue. For an additional 50,000 VND, they also carry one backpack to Hue that you can collect in Hue.
I wanted to do this stretch on my own, but there was a catch. I wanted to head next to Danang before reaching Hue. So I didn’t want to travel to Hue for now. I had plenty of time in Hoi An, which became very dear to me of the places. So I planned to do a day trip to Hai Van Pass from Hoi An instead.
Read my drive to Hai Van Pass from Hoi An and exploring Danang. Below is the map that I followed.