Day 1: Sai Gon - drive/bike to Vinh Long ~ 40km/25miles cycling
ActiveTravel ASIA biking tour guide will collect you in Sai gon. For the first day of our Mekong Delta adventure, we have a quick transfer to Cailay. Then, we set off our bikes and start cycling back roads to Cai Be, where we’ll board a boat to An Binh Islet. We’ll spend some time visiting artisans; watch coconut candy making, rice paper making, and popcorn/ popped rice making. Then, we’ll enjoy lunch on the island before continuing on to our local home stay run by a lovely retired couple, Mr. & Mrs. Ba. The Ba's live in a typical Mekong delta Vietnamese house, with airy rooms and an outdoor kitchen. The rest of the afternoon you’re free to bike around the home stay.
Biking: 40km – moderate grade
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: homestay on island
Day 2: Vinh Long - Tra Vinh ~ 60km/37miles cycling
After breakfast with the Ba, we’ll have a short boat trip to Vinh Long, one of the famous fruit towns in the Mekong. In Vinh Long, we’ll bike along narrow country lanes through tiny orchards. You’ll witness colorful life along the riverside, as you pedal past picturesque delta homes and villages. We are getting deeply into Mekong delta, Vietnam part - where we often call Nine Dragon Delta river.
We will cross narrow canals on a local sampan, before boarding a ferry for a refreshing boat trip across the expansive Co Chien River. Then, we’ll take the last cycling with few kilometers to the very pretty Khmer town of Travinh. There will be plenty of time to explore side tracks and trails, as the cycling distance for the day is not far. We’ll stay overnight at a local hotel in Tra Vinh.
Biking: 60km – Moderate Grade
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Accommodation: Hotel in Tra Vinh
Day 3: Tra Vinh – Can Tho ~ 80km/ 50miles cycling
On the third day, our ride will be very special; much of the area is populated by Khmer people. The regional architecture is interesting and there are many Khmer temples to stop and admire en route. You will have the freedom to cycle as much or as little as you prefer; the road is peaceful, narrow and very pretty all the way to Can Tho! We’ll cycle to Ba Om Pond to see its magnificent lotus flowers, and observe local women having their futures predicted in the small temple nearby. En route, we’ll also stop to visit a local Buddhist temple school.
Our tour guide and private vehicle along your biking trip will be very much flexible with the biking plan so that you can enjoy at its best. Dine under your own management in Can tho and overnight in a comfortable hotel here.
Biking: 80km biking at Moderate Grade
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho City
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Saigon ~ 30km/18miles cycling
Early morning we’ll board a boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market. It’s a fun boat ride as we weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront explore floating market. Then we will continue by bike on the narrow lane and loop round to the main road. Along the way you’ll absorb sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, and small docks loading/unloading rice. Lunch will be held at a local restaurant before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City to end the trip.
Our Mekong explorer on bikes ends up your hotel arrival.
Biking: 30km at Introductory Grade
Boat trip: 2.5 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.