Mekong Bike Ride – 6 Days

Mekong Bike Ride – 6 Days . A large percentage of Can Tho Province is covered by river, will take a boat trip to the famous Cai Rang floating market before riding on a narrow paved road market to Phong Dien floating market. The route weaves through morning market bustle along the banks of the very busy river. Absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, and tiny vibrant markets….

Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be (L/D) (30 km) 
Meet up at your hotel in Saigon. Transfer with bikes to Cai Lay. crossing a local ferry, ride to Cai Be on back roads approx 1.5 hours, finish the morning ride at another ferry, take a boat to a local industry, where you can learn how to make pop-rice, coconut candies, rice-papers.. Have lunch on an island before continuing onto our local home stay , a typical Mekong Delta Vietnam house, with airy rooms and outdoor kitchen. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the peaceful village surrounding the home- stay. Dinner will be prepared by the home stay hosts, also you will be join  this memorable cooking class.
Summary

Accommodation :Ba Linh Home-Stay

Meals :  Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  : 30 Km and Boat ride

Day 2: Cai Be – Tra Vinh (B/L/D) (65 km)
Riding from home-stay enjoy the riding to one of the Mekong Islands. Bike along narrow country lanes, easy dirt tracks and trails. This is biking at its most glorious-through tiny orchards, witness colorful life along the riverside, pedal past picturesque delta homes, pause to chat with welcoming villagers, After lunch, ride in amazing green of coconut plantations, and end at a ferry  across the expansive Co Chien River. Ride a final few km to the very pretty Khmer town of Tra Vinh. There will be plenty of time to explore side tracks and trails as the cycling distance today is not far. This gives a great first impression of the ‘heart of the Mekong’. Overnight in local hotel in Tra Vinh.

Summary

Accommodation : Tan Hoang Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  : 40- 65 Km

Day 3: Tra Vinh – Can Tho  (B/L/D) (80 km)
Today’s route is peaceful, with narrow and very pretty roads all the way to Can Tho. There is plenty along the way to see, from the contrasting architectural styles of ethnic Khmer homes, to the numerous colorful Khmer temples and to the fascinating river scenes witnessed when pedaling over countless small wooden plank bridges and single trek lanes. Visit Ba Om Pond with its magnificent lotus flowers.

Summary

Accommodation : Ninh Kieu Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  : 80 Km

Day 4: Can Tho – Long Xuyen (B/L/D) (70 km)
Today’s ride is spilt into two sections and is a contrast to the previous day’s ride. After a very early breakfast, you will take a boat trip to the famous Cai Rang floating market before riding on a narrow paved road market to Phong Dien floating market. The route weaves through morning market bustle along the banks of the very busy river. Absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, and tiny vibrant markets.  You will continue by bike on the narrow lane to the main road, In the afternoon, you will continue riding along a road leading upstream towards Long Xuyen. The ride ends with a final 25-minute transfer (1hr) to Long Xuyen .

Summary

Accommodation : My Khanh Resort

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  : 60- 80 Km


Day 5: Long Xuyen – Chau Doc (B/L/D) (50 km)
Once more, today’s scenery is completely different. After a short early morning transfer to Tri Ton, the cycling starts to gently undulate and mountains begin to loom as you ride closer and closer to Chau Doc. The presence of Thot Not trees indicates the growing proximity to Cambodia and the local people speak Vietnamese as their second language.  This afternoon you will cycle to the Killing Fields of Vietnam at Ba Chuc, where Pol Pot’s regime massacred over 3,000 Vietnamese in 1978. The route loops round to Chau Doc from Ba Chuc along the border, or re-trace back to Tri Ton (depending on road conditions) and ride the rest of the way to Chau Doc along incredible country roads. Those with energy to spare can climb Sam ‘Mountain’ for sunset! Dinner & overnight in hotel for your last night in Vietnam.

Summary

Accommodation : Chau Pho Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  : 80- 100 Km

Day 6: Chau Doc – Saigon (B/L) (35 km)
Chau Doc is located west of the Mekong Delta between upper and lower branches of Mekong River. It is not only the gate way for Vietnamese and Cambodia travel between 2 countries but also the international for foreigners traveling by bike and by boat. Take a motorized boat for an hour to a floating village. Exploring beautiful footpaths on the low land, house on stilts and see a colourful mosque by rice-paddy on your cycling to Cho Moi. You have a chance to have a quick look at Hoa Hao Buddhist Holy Pagoda.It depends on your cycling ability, you may have a short or long ride in the afternoon before driving back to Saigon. Tour is over!

Summary

Accommodation : None

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch

Cycling distance  : 35Km

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Tour Inclusive :
* Support transport by A/C mini van or bus, truck for group

* Trek mountain bike, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits

* Entrance fees ,boat and ferry

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary

* For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels

*Accommodation in twin room

* Experienced English speaking bike guides

Tour Exclusive :

* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses, tips

* Drinks at restaurants

* Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh city

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