It was Saturday once again and it was time to explore new areas in Saigon. We ended up not going very far away.
Strictly speaking, the whole length of Nguyen Van Linh is around 17 kilometers. From central District 7, we decided to bike towards Binh Chanh district and biked around 30 kilometers to and back and going over 16 bridges! YOWZAH!
That included in our stopover at the river near RMIT University.
When we reached the end, there was a huge roundabout with no traffic lights at all. Waaaah!
So we decided to take a break, park our bikes as we mulled on how we’ll manage the roundabout. 😛
We left around 6 am and 15 kilometers later at 7 am, we were at the end of Nguyen Van Linh. So by 8 am, we were happily eating at Mimi’s.
What’s nice about the Nguyen Van Linh experience unlike Can Gio was that you still feel you’re part of the civilization and there were lots of people offering to “air” our tires. Like Can Gio, the roads are wide and not congested. There’s a lane especially for 2-wheels.
I think this is a terrific place to do biking during the weekdays except that I don’t feel too confident going the roundabout. 😛
I gotta try this route. Thanks for the tipl.
Happy cycling Audrey!
Roundabouts are designed such that traffic signals are not required.
Um yeah. I was not complaining about not have traffic lights. I was merely stating a fact that roundabouts have so much traffic that its tricky to cross. We all have to get off the roundabout at one point.
So Finally, how did you get the roundabout and get back on Nguyen Van Linh? I think I will try this weekend. Nice blog !
Hi Ben. There was a lull between traffic. 🙂
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