Hells Gate of Bombing targets

Phanop Valley Bombing

This allows enough time to do  the Ho Chi Minh trail route via the capital, Vientiane, ending in Pakse, the capital of the South, making it a one-way trip on the bikes and flying out from there. This route includes the incredible karst “limestone forest”, a tour of the caves, village stays and camping on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Riding wise, it includes a good mix of small tracks and smooth roads, always following the tracks of the Vietnamese solders on the way to the war front in the South.

Total Distance234890
Daily Distance6789
Ride TypeHard to handle
MotorbikesHonda CRF 250L
AccommodationsExpedition style outdoor
Tour GradeExpedition style, offroad with some paved sections
Tour StartOctober 3, 2019
Tour EndJanuary 19, 2020

This is a notorious area of the trail the the NVA Truck drivers feared the most, Translated to Hells Gate, most if the roads through the mountain passes were smoldering bomb craters and desolated landscape, even if the bombs were nor raining down during a B-52 ArcLight strike


We follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail throught he xe Sap protected forest an area of triple cannopy trees yet untouche since the war days.This is a dramatic day of serous jungle riding.

Hells Gate of Bombing targets Tour Photos