I used WS last year for a tour of the US West Coast and was blown away by the generosity of WS hosts. Staying with fellow tourers was the highlight of my trip.
Now I'm looking for a good, low traffic route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
I'd love either a detailed printed map to buy and better yet a digital route map I can program into a phone or Garmin.
Where possible I'd like to avoid highways and crazy traffic, though I am told the Ho Chi Minh highway is far quieter than the Highway 1 and more scenic.
If necessary I would use the HCM Highway but want to completely avoid National Highway 1
I'm not afraid of a little climbing or rougher roads to avoid the highways but would like a generally decent route that avoids mud trails.
A beautiful route that meanders through quiet roads would be my dream.
Any advice on routes, places to stay, things not to miss and of course and links to files to download would be hugely appreciated!
I would also be interested in routes from HCMC to Angkor Wat and from there through Laos back to Hanoi.
If any hosts on route would like a London cyclist to stay, or any riders that would like to spend a few days on the road together let me know!
Thanks so much!
Patrick :) x
Ps I found the photo on http://acruisingcouple.com/2013/09/tour-de-vietnam-cycling-central-vietnam. Would love to know where this is.