Vietnam cycling tours
Cycling from Saigon Angkor Wat 10 days/9 nights.
Cycling Saigon to Siem Reap. This ride begins in Saigon and ends in SiemReap. Our first stop in this adventure is Ben Tre province, the birthplace of the ancient "Coconut Religion" (no longer practiced). The Next stop is Tra Vinh, which was once part of Cambodia, before the 17th century. Then, enjoy a boat ride to the floating market in Can Tho, the capital of Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Stay a night in Chau Doc, a border town before you leave Vietnam for Cambodia by high speed boat. Continue your bike trip in Cambodia,discover Angkor complex before go home. Vietnam Cycle Tours
|Tour code||VBA: 10A-SGN-REPC||Road surfaces||
bumpy paths, red roads, concrete roads and asphalt back roads
10 days/ 9 nights
|No. of cycling days||
6 full days and other 2 half day
Minimum: 2 - maximum: 12
in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
in SiemReap, Cambodia.
Day 01: Sai Gon - Tra Vinh (L/D) (45 km)
Transfer 2 hours on the freeway to Rach Mieu bridge where we will cycle through coconut gardens to remote villages. Stop for a coffee break, walk around to meet the locals and witness them in their daily routine. Then continue, by bicycle ,on nice concrete roads to Huong My village where we will have a picnic lunch. After lunch, we cycle on red-dirt roads through the homeland of coconuts to a local boat station where we will cross the Co Chien river. After 30 minutes on the boat, we will cycle another 7 km to the city of Tra Vinh. Overnight in town
Day 02: Tra Vinh - Can Tho (B/L/) (80 km)
Tra Vinh is considered the homeland of the Khmer people, and there are numerous Khmer temples in the province. The local population is around 35% Khmer. In the morning, we will ride to the Ao Ba Om Lake and the temple of her. Your guide will tell you about her interesting story with Khmer men in her past days. Then ride to the rural villages of Khmer, on concrete roads through rice fields. Stop for a visit to Khmer families and take some photos of the Buddhist Theravada temple. Have lunch at Cau Ke town. In the afternoon, get back on your bike and ride to Tra On. Then, keep riding on back roads and cross multiple small rivers by little ferries, heading towards Can Tho city.
Day 03: Can Tho - Long Xuyen (B/L/D) (80 Km)
Have breakfast, check out and go to Cai Rang floating market by boat. See how locals exchange goods from boat to boat on the river. Disembark from your boat and visit another land market where you can find seasonal fruits and vegetables. Then cycle on a dirt track to Thoi Lai, continue cycling on back roads to Co Do for lunch. In the afternoon, cycle through beautiful rice paddies and villages along a network of canals. Stop for a short break at the Bang Lang stork sanctuary. Transfer to Long Xuyen city. Spend the night in Long Xuyen.
Day 04: Long Xuyen - Chau Doc (B/L/D) (90 km)
Today, we cycle through farm lands which were abandoned lands before 1975. Since 1980, Mekong farmers have moved and settled in this land. Witness first-hand how big the rice bowl of Vietnam is. Have a coffee break at a little village by canals. Continue riding to Ba Chuc, the killing fields near the Cambodia border where the red Khmer soldiers killed over three thousand Vietnamese people in 1978. Lunch en route. After lunch, ride to the border town of Tinh Bien. Then, cycle to Chau Doc. Stay the last night in Vietnam
Day 05: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by high speed boat (B/L/) (no cycling)
It takes 3 and half hours to reach the Vinh Xuong border gate by high speed boat. Continue by boat upstream of the Mekong river to the Phnom Penh capital in the afternoon. our guide will pick up you and take to your hotel for check in. Free to explore capital city by your own.
Day 06: Phnom Penh - Kampong Chhnang (B/L/D) (90 km)
Cycle on a dirt track to a Japanese ancient bridge at Udong. Lunch in the ancient town of Udong. Continue to ride to Kampong Chnang. Overnight in town
Day 07: Kampong Chhnang - Siem Reap (B/L/) (35 km)
Cross Tonle Sap Lake by boat in the morning. Admire the beauty of Tonle Sap lake and its people living on the water. Visit a floating school, floating and fishing villages on your boat trip. Finish the boat ride at noon, and cycle on back roads to Siem Reap in the afternoon. Enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat.
Day 08: Siem Reap-Banteay Srei-Siem Reap (B/L/) (64 km)
Cycle through lush jungles to Banteay Srei Temple, the citadel of Women, with superbly intricate reliefs of male and female divinities. Visit the land mine museum on your way back to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 09: Angkor complex tour (B/L/) (35 km)
Spend a whole day discovering Angkor Wat by bike, including Angkor Temple, Bayon Temple, and Angkor Thom.
Day 10: Siem Reap Departure (B)
Spend an hour enjoying sunrise at Angkor Wat, then drive back to the hotel for breakfast. Relax on your own free time until we transfer to airport. End of tour.
Services included: Not included: ♦ Transport by A/C mini van, bus, and truck carry bikes ♦ Travel insurance ♦ New Trek & Giant MTB with 24 speeds, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits ♦ Other personal expenses ♦ Entrance fees, boat trip, ferry tickets, high speed boat ♦ Cambodia Visa ♦ B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary ♦ For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels ♦ 9 nights, double occupancy, twin share ♦ Experienced English speaking bike guides ♦ Pick up/ drop off at hotels
JOIN-IN GROUP CYCLE TOURS
Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels
30.450.000 vnd - (US$ 1450) per person (2 persons)
Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels
36.750.000 vnd - (US$ 1750) per person (2 persons)
We arrived back home yesterday. Had a great time on our trip! Thank you for leaving the cycling jersey's for us at our hotel room in Chau Doc, we really appreciated those.
We left our feedback form with Thai for the Vietnam portion of the trip. Overall we really enjoyed our experience. Both guides were great. Thai was extremely professional, educational and accommodating while we were there. Our guide in Cambodia, Po Leak, was maybe not as professional as Thai but was very informative, friendly, and helpful as well. The one thing that would have made the trip even better is if we were provided some kind of detailed map to follow along with where we came from and went every day that had descriptions about our destinations. I had a little trouble remembered where we were and where we were going each day because we went so many places in such a short time.
Otherwise the trip was great and we will definitely recommend it to our friends. We also plan to write a review for you on Trip Adviser at some point in the next week or so to help promote Vietnam Backroads. 28 Nov 2011
Thanks for organizing a wonderful trip. I love it! your guide is very professional. We felt safe all the time. 14 Feb 2011