Hochiminh-city - Cao Lanh - Chau Doc - Ha Tien - Can Tho - Hochiminh-city
The bicycle is a perfect way to discover the distinct scenery of the Mekong Delta with the fertile banks farmed by generations of peasants. You ride amongst large ricefields from Caolanh to ChauDoc town . You will have a change to swim in the peaceful beach at Muinai in Hatien and discover the animated floating market in Cantho along the Mekong river.
This trip covers 260 kilometres on well surfaced roads. The daily distances are not too long and the terrain is gentle so this trip suitable for most people, but it’s advisable to have a modicum of fitness to enjoy the riding! Fast cyclists can ride at their own pace, as detailed directions are available from the leader. Our route is designed to take us off the main roads as much as possible. And we explore scenic back roads on the way to all our destinations. An air-conditioned bus will travel behind the group to support us.
Number of cycling days
This tour follows a mixture of well-surfaced roads and the option to go off road onto single track
One or two air-conditioned minibuses specially rigged to take bikes and bikers.
Minimum 2 . Maximum 12.
English speaking cycling guide, driver/mechanic and assistants. For groups of ten or more an extra local bike guide also joins.
All meals are included except for the breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 5.
Day 1 Hochiminh city - Mytho - Cao Lanh [L,D] / Homestay
Am : Pick up at hotel and transfer to bus by Mytho, boat trip in Mytho to Thoi Son island and fuits garden, tasting the fruit and enjoy traditional music. Rowingboat on the small canals admiring the coconut trees along the banks. Start to cycle from the habour to VinhTrang Pagoda and lunch at Trung Luong restaurant. Cycle from AnHuu to CaoLanh. Cao Lanh is a new town carved from the jungles and swamps of the Mekong Delta region. Proceed to homestay.
Cycling along river to see the countryside’s landcape. Homestay.
Day 2 CaoLanh - ChauDoc [B,L,D] After breakfast, you will have a bike ride in the village of My Qui_Thap Muoi. Depending on your condition, you can make 3, 6 or 10 km. After that transfer to ChauDoc. Chau Doc is a riverine commercial center not far from the Cambodian border in An Giang Province. The city was once known for its dugout canoe races. Chau Doc has quite sizeable Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities. Overnight at hotel in ChauDoc.
Day 3 ChauDoc – HaTien [ B, L, D] Afterbreakfast. Cycle to Sam Mountain.There are dozens of pagodas and temples, many of them set in caves, around Sam Mountain such as TayAn Papoda, ThoaiNgoc Hau temple. Visit LADY CHUA XU: founded in the 1820s, this pagoda stands facing Sam Mountain. Then continue cycling to TriTon via NhaBang. Have picknique luch. Transfer by minibus to Hatien. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 HaTien – RachGia - Cantho [B,L,D] Am : Cycle to the ThachDong and the beach Muinai, closed to the border with Cambodia. Then cycle to KienLuong , stop at fishing village . Pick up by minibus and transfer to RachGia to have luch. Rach Gia is the capital of Kien Giang Province, with a population of 150,000, including significant numbers of ethnic Chinese and Khmer. Fishing and agriculture have made the town reasonably prosperous.Arrive Cantho in the afternoon. Check in hotel and free time. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 Cantho – Hochiminh city [B,L] Am : visit CAI RANG floating market : the best floating market in the Mekong Delta with many stand-up rowing boats around. The market is reached by boat, with return to Can Tho by car then return to Saigon. Luch at local restaurant. Arrive Hochiminh city. End tour.
Tour price includes:
• Hotels (twin share) and meals specified
• Cycle support by a/c vehicles
• Sport bikes with 21or 18 speeds for the journey. and spares
• Water while riding ( 4 small bottles / pax/ day)
• Entrances to sites mentioned, boat trip.
• English speaking guide
• Meals mentioned
Tour price excludes:
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides.
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerary
Accomodation during the trip:
and end in Hochiminh-city
(B=Breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) Local foods