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Our Bicycle pages are the knowledge base for all Ho Chi Minh Trail bicycle tours and relevant information.

Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail-Ban Phanop

 The Phanop Valley   Location. Khammouane province; N17° 32.210′ E105° 44.489′   Along the Trail there are a huge number of small villages, many of which played key parts in the Trail’s history . Ban Phanop is one such village, located quite near the top in Khammouane Province. Ban Phanop is famous for a daring …

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Tales From The The Ho Chi Minh Trail – NVA Tunnels Trail, Xepon Area

NVA Tunnel Complex, West of Xepon   Just west of Xepon, the NVA (Northern Vietnamese Army) built a tunnel complex between 2 mountains along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It served as a base on the Trail among other things. Inside the tunnel has collapsed. So it still holds a few secrets which we will …

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Tales From The Ho Chi Minh Trail – Choke Points, Ban Laboy Ford

Ban Laboy Ford was a key crossing into Laos from Vietnam and one of the most important choke points. It joined a labyrinth of trails for the Vietnamese to disappear into…   What is a ‘choke point’? Choke points are basically intersections of roads, where they meet or cross. Hence, they were targets for the …

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Tales from The Ho Chi Minh Trail – Disappearing Roads Dong-Muang Nong

Dong to Maung Nong-Savannakhet Location ; N16° 41.989′ E106° 12.455′ Updated April 2021 Disappearing roads down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. I guess it’s what we call progress. Laos cannot stay still as much as us off roaders would like it to. Infrastructure is needed for the country to develop. The locals are pleased, I’m …

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