Biking Saigon - Con Dao Island 4 days/3 nights

Tour code VBT: MBT4A - SGN - CD Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 4 days/ 3 nights Cycling distance 130 - 190 km
No. of cycling days 3 days Group size Mi: 02 - Max: 04
Tour meets in HCM Tour ends in Con Dao Island
What's included What's not included


 Tour code  VBT: MBT4A - SGN - CD  Duration  4 days/ 3 nights
 No. of cycling days  3 full days  Distance  150 - 195 km
 Minimum ages to ride  9  Group size  Mi: 02 - Max: 04
 Tour meets  in HCM   Tour ends  at Ben Dam dock, Con Dao
 Road surface  Mixed dirty track, concrete path and country back roads
 What's included  What's not included
- A/C van takes up all cyclists and luggage - Personal travel insurance
- Truck to carry all bikes and spare bikes, tool kits - Single accommodation
- New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brakes - Other personal expenses
- Helmets, new botles of water - Drinks are not included with any meal
- All entrance fees and boat rides  
- High speed boat to Con Dao Island  
- All ferry tickets in countryside  
- B = 3 Breakfasts, L = 3 Lunches, D = 2 Dinners  
- Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits and facial tissues  
- 3 nights: double room and twin share  
- Experienced English speaking bike guides  
- Pick up at hotels & drop off at Ben Dam dock  

 

Dates

Destinations

 Highlights

Activities

Distance

Meals

 Day 01

 HCM - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh

 

 Cycling + transfer

 25 - 50 km 

 L/D

 Day 02

 Tra Vinh - Cau Ke - Can Tho

   Cycling + transfer

 30 - 80 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 03

 Can Tho - Phung Hiep - Soc Trang

 

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 65 km 

 B/L/D

Day 04

 Soc Trang - Tran De - Con Dao

 

 Transfer + boat

onward  

B/

 

Tour prices are based on hotel categories & group size 

 Make your own arrangements  3 star accommodation  3 - 4 star accommodation
 If you wish to arrange accommodations by   your own on entire trip! We'll revise the  trip cost. - US$530 per person - 2 persons
- US$500 per person - 3 persons
- US$470 per person - 4 persons
- US$565 per person - 2 persons
- US$535 per person - 3 persons
- US$495 per person - 4 persons


Day 1: HCM - Tra Vinh 
After you are picked at hotels, a transfer you by van/bus out of Ho Chi Minh City to the lively rural village, urban Dist Ben Tre where the first day ride begin. Great cycle paths through beautiful coconut plantations and local houses along country back roads enable you to enjoy scenery, ferry crossings, and visit local workshops; coconut handicrafts, coconut jelly before stopping for lunch at local café in Mo Cay. Then your bike guide continue lead you the way cycling through water palms, shady palm tree-covered lanes through farms to a small rural market. A beautiful ride on small windy paths brings us to public ferry station. We will get on our van/bus to hotel in Tra Vinh.

  • 25 – 50 km, easy moderate 
  • Lunch/ Dinner

Day 2: Tra Vinh – Tieu Can – Cau Ke – Tra On – Binh Minh - Can Tho 
In the morning, we cycle on footpaths through rice paddy fields and villages, the homeland of Khmer in Mekong Delta where most are devout followers of Theravada Buddhism. You have an opportunity to stop at the home of Khmer, colorful Khmer temples and schools before your lunch serving at local in small town of Cau Ke. On your cycle today, you also have a chance to have photo taken with orange-clad monks walking along country roads. After lunch, to avoid getting hot, we take a nap on our van/bus driving us to Tra On Dist, From here, we get back to the bikes and cycle to station for a ferry across the river, then we continue cycling across 02 islands, bike through peaceful idyllic countryside village, lush green grapefruit gardens all the way to Binh Minh.

  • 30 – 80 km, easy/moderate 
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 3: Can Tho – Phung Hiep – Soc Trang
The famous Cai Rang floating market in action from 6:30 to 8:30 am very day. After an early breakfast at the hotel, a boat ride takes us to floating market. Then we leave the boat behind for a morning ride to Phung Hiep. An easy ride allows you to enjoy your own space, ride alongside some rivers, and passing authentic villages. By cycling, you can see locals using waterways as a means of transport in the area. Bike routes in the afternoon are so beautiful; smooth concrete paths, windy country back roads through rice paddies, lakes, small hamlets offer you pleasure time to enjoy by your own. We also cycle across a network of irrigation canals before we spending to know about Bat pagoda.

  • 30 - 65 km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 4: Soc Trang - Con Dao Island
We have an early start today for a morning boat to Con Dao Island. After breakfast at hotel, check out and Enjoy an hour driving on road through countryside to Tran De dock. Boarding at 7:30 am. The boat ride takes about 2 hours to get to the Ben Dam dock. You should arrange hotels and a transfer your own in Con Dao. Our guide and driver will be back to Saigon with the emptied van. End of service! Biking from HCM to Con Dao Island

  • An hour transfer by van/bus from Soc Trang city to Tran De dock
  • High speed boat to Con Dao. 8:00 am
  • Breakfast/

Reviews

Beth Beal and Alan James from Australia

We were keen to spend a few days in HCMC before a few more in Con Dao. Vietnam Backroads provided the perfect way to bridge the time and distance in between. We did a four-day cycling tour from HCMC to Soc Trang. Mr Cong and Van the Man were the perfect guides, providing a well-planned trip, insightful commentary, thorough service and great care – “BRIDGE! LOW GEAR! LOW GEAR!” A Mekong Delta local, Mr Cong provided wonderful insights into the country. The ultimate organiser, Mr Van charted the perfect course and helped us to renegotiate our travel plans when our ferry trip to Con Dao was cancelled due to bad weather – even letting us hitch a ride with them back to HCMC. As we were a small group, the program was very flexible and relaxed. A constant highlight was the extraordinary food that would be prepared for us in the small villages we’d pass through – often with no warning of our arrival. The bikes were modern and well set up and maintained. Our driver Mr Nghia was never far away with an endless supply of chilled water, refresher towels and his welcoming air-conditioned van! We certainly had a great time travelling and exploring another side of Vietnam with Vietnam Backroads, and recommend them to anyone keen to experience the country at the perfect pace and perspective of a bicycle. 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 Dec, 2017

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