Day 1 | Saigon Tan An – My Tho – Ben Tre – Tra Vinh.
Our biking guide and drive meet with us at the hotel in Saigon at 7.30am and transfer to Tan An for no longer than 1,5 hours, where we start biking on the paved road to explore the world of fruit orchards. Dragon fruit is the most much lands of farmer who improve there income, we bike 25km on this stage with some stops to experience the flavour of fresh fruits, villages with fun kids (you might see them on the way back home from school). Lunch at Mekong Rest Stop restaurant.
In the afternoon, we drive about 1 hour relax in the comfortable van to Ben Tre at the most beautiful village with an very easy paths and more than 70% coconut trees in the local farms: we pedal under the shady coconuts, small & narrow lane, many stops for enjoying a fresh coconut water/ fruits, pass many family workshops where making coconut chopsticks and any kind of fibers. Take a crossing ferry on the Mighty Mekong River with a very short transfer to the center of Tra Vinh Remote Town for overnight.
Day 2 | Tra Vinh – Tieu Can – Tra On – Can Tho city.
We should get up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise at 6am. On the nice weather and clear sky you will enjoy this great moment on the Mekong Riverside. Your breakfast will be started at 7:30 with simple foods as bread, jam, milk, fruit and coffee or tea. From the hotel, we pedal again through hundreds of orchard gardens on this island, we ride past people’s fruit yards pomelo, guava, durian, rambutan and stop to chat with farmers. Another option is to start our biking day after visiting the Ang Khmer pagoda.
We cycle further to a secrete khmer villages, learn more about their life that had been created the Khmer big culture. There are many stops for photography in front of the thatched houses made from water coconut palm. This is a really nice experience to see many colourful temples and flowers along the way to Tieu Can. Then, we transfer and have lunch in Tra Met with siesta.
The afternoon ride is also a fantastic route under a thousand of pomelos & 3 ferries, endless rice-fields on Luc Si Thanh & My Hoa. We end our biking day in Binh Minh and get shuttled to Can Tho for the night.
Day 3 | Can Tho – Thoi Lai – Co Do – Chau Doc.
After breakfast, transfer to the pier for a leisurely boat ride to visit the busy Cai Rang floating market with hundreds of boats from different parts of the Mekong Delta docking next to each other for exchanging fresh farm produces from their region. Disembark our boat and back to our pedal towards Phong Dien, Thoi Lai via backroads along tiny canals. There might be some no-hand-rail bridges that challenge your balancing skill. The shady roads zig zag around, combined with friendly locals shooting hello at us that make the bike ride go by with pleasure. We arrive in Co Do for lunch at local restaurant. If time allows, we continue our afternoon ride to visit Bang Lang stock sanctuary, located deep inside a tranquil quarter surrounded by big bamboo trees. This is the best time of the day to see thousands of storks flocking their way home after a long day outing for food. Then, transfer to Chau Doc for the night.
Day 4 | Chau Doc – Tra Su – Cho Moi – Cao Lanh.
The morning’s bike adventure is yet to come, after a shuttle about half an hour to Tra Su, one of the best protected bird sanctuaries of the Mekong Delta. Explore the bird life by both motorized boat and hand rowing sampan so as not to bother the serene environment of those creatures. After the visit, pedal back to Chau Doc passing vegetable farms, rice paddy fields, and stilt houses along dyke system in the low-land teritory. On arrival in Chau Doc, take a 30-minute boat ride to visit a floating fish farm and a Muslim community specialized in weaving scarf silk.
In the Afternoon, following your lunch at a local restaurant, shuttle again to Lo Te intersection for a ferry ride to Cho Moi. This ride will take you through peaceful, seemingly undiscovered rural villages, mango orchards by river until we reach Cao Lanh, a non-touristy town, for the night.
Day 5 | Cao Lanh – Xeo Quyt – Cai Be – Saigon.
Enjoy another beautiful day after the morning transfer to Xeo Quyt, formerly a VC base in Dong Thap province. As a weekend get-away for locals, Xeo Quyt historic site is now very beautiful with nice canopy deep inside jungle. A gentle walking tour to explore the restored flighting bunkers and commander’s shelter, interesting bridges elevating for irrigation system. Then, back on our bicycles to bike to An Thoi Trung via backroads for another 25 km. Shuttle to Cai Be for lunch.
Afternoon, if you are eager for more biking, transfer to Cai Lay and pedal the last 25km through the land of jack-fruits, durian in Long Khanh, milk apples in Vinh Kim via beautiful concrete paths. Pack up our bikes in Phu Phong before we head to Saigon in the early evening and bid farewell Vietnam Bike Tour cycling team.
Which services are included ?
• Comfortable A/C Transportation.
• Cannondale MTB 27.5” with helmet, water cage, tools kit.
• All entrance fees on cycling routes.
• Boat trips as per itinerary
• Local meals as per itinerary.
• Cold mineral water, fruit, snack, wet tissue on day tour.
• Local Experienced English speaking cycling guide.
• Pick-up & drop-off at your hotel in Saigon.
Which services are excluded ?
• Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast in Mekong Delta
• Travel Insurance.
• Personal expenses.
• International flight & Visa to Vietnam.
• Drinks at the local restaurant.
• Tips for local guide & driver.
What to bring with you for this cycling holiday ?
Though this group is well traveled, we would still like to remind some common belongings which may enhance your experiences in Vietnam.
• Necessary: Insect repellent, normal shoes, passport, tiny backpack, sunglasses.
• Unnecessary: Wide brim hat, camera, cleat shoes, cyclist clothes, gloves, pro-pedal.
• Flexible Cycling Distance: As an expert with years of experience, we would not oblige anyone to cycle longer if our cyclist did not want to do. But, our expert team always have a long lovely cycling distance available & ready to go beyond for guests’ utmost satisfaction. Come to Vietnam By Bike for a real bicycle adventure operation !
• Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast in Mekong Delta