Hai Van Pass

Hue, Viet Nam

The Hai Van Pass is a col with a length of 8.5 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Hue, Thua Thien-Hue, Viet Nam. The average grade of this col is 5% with a maximum of 7.5%. The Hai Van Pass ascents from 75 meter at the start, to 496 meter at the top, with a total of 421 ascending meters.


Hai Van Pass Profile


Distance 8.5 km
Elevation gain 421 m
Average grade 5 %
Maximum grade 7.5 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 75 m
Maximum elevation 496 m

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The pass is renowned for its scenic beauty. Presenter Jeremy Clarkson, host of the BBC motoring program Top Gear, featured the pass during the show's 2008 Vietnam Special, calling the road "a deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coast roads in the world."