Cycling Vietnam: Day Twenty-Two

Caitlin Adventure, Asia, Cycle Vietnam, Cycling, Exploration, Places, Vietnam Leave a Comment

Total Distance to Date: 1,413.96km
Total Time to Date: 80 hours, 28 minutes

Right now, I can barely even think to tell you about my ride today, because all I’m thinking is that in two days time – just another 130km – I’ll be in Nha Trang. The bike will be getting locked up. I’ll be heading south (by bus) and making my way out of Vietnam. I’ll have a whole month with no cycling!

I suppose this is what happens when someone who doesn’t ride a bike much decides to ride the length of a whole country, huh?

The stats* from day 22:

Distance: 83.37km
Riding Time: 4 hours, 23 minutes
Average Speed: 18.9 km/h
Average Temperature: 30°C

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Since I don’t want to keep you in the dark about today though, lets start from the beginning.

My original plan was to leave yesterday and spend two nights in Tuy Hoa (where I am now). I mixed things up a little though!

I was a little further south than I’d been planning, so I figured I’d take an extra day in paradise (Bai Xep seemed pretty nice as long as the weather was being friendly) and then just do a long ride today and spend a single night in Tuy Hoa! So far, things are going successfully!

Saying that, I seriously didn’t want to leave my little beachfront hostel. It was just so quiet and relaxing there. I loved being so close to the ocean, even when it was raining constantly leading to a power outage for several hours. It was all still amazing!

Here’s what it looked like in a happier moment:

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But I don’t want to run out of time with my flight to Thailand coming up in a couple of weeks. So I had to move on.

Today’s ride was still (mostly) along Highway 1. It wasn’t as bad as I’ve experienced though. I’m still hugging the coast, and so the scenery I’m getting every so often is pretty stunning.

I can’t even feel sad about the few tough hills I had to climb today because the views from the top were just awesome!

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I thought that going along the coast was supposed to mean I’d have no hills now?

From what I hear, I’ve got more on the way…

Read about the full journey of cycling Vietnam here.

If you’re looking at doing this ride yourself, or just want to delve into the stats a little more, head on over to my Garmin Connect page.

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*I use a Garmin Edge 810 GPS Bike Computer to track my journey – it’s a great little GPS and saves me when I’m lost (most of the time). This link to Amazon is an affiliate link, which means that if you click on it, I’ll receive a little something that helps me keep this blog going (with no impact on you). Thanks for helping to keep the adventure alive!