Mekong Delta amazing back roads 10 days/ 9 nights

 Tour code

 VBT: 10A - MTB

 Duration

 10 days/ 9 nights

 No. of cycling days

  9 full days and a half

 Distance

 450 - 530 km

 Minimum ages to ride

 9

 Group size

 Mi: 02 - Max: 12

 Tour meets

 in HCM 

 Tour ends

 in HCM

 Road surface

 Mixed dirty track, concrete path and country back roads

 What's included

 What's not included

- Private A/C vehicle 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 bottles of water

- Drinks are not included with any meal

- All entrance fees and boat rides

 

- All ferry tickets in countryside

 

- B = 9 Breakfasts, L = 10 Lunches, D = 9 Dinners

 

- Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits and facial tissues

 

- 9 nights: double room and twin share

 

- Experienced English speaking bike guides

 

- Pick up & drop off at hotels

 

Dates

Destinations

Activities

Distance

Meals

 Day 01

 HCM- Can Duoc- Cho Gao- My Tho

 Cycling + transfer

 30 - 70 km 

 L/D

 Day 02

 My Tho - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh

 Cycling + transfer

 30 - 75 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 03

 Tra Vinh - Dai Ngai - Soc Trang

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 70 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 04

 Soc Trang - Vinh Chau - Bac Lieu 

 Cycling + tranfser

30 - 75 km 

B/L/D

 Day 05

 Bac Lieu - Ganh Hao - Ca Mau

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 85 km 

B/L/D

 Day 06

 Ca Mau - U Minh - Rach Gia

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 80 km  

B/L/D

 Day 07

 Rach Gia - Tri Ton - Long Xuyen

 Cycling - transfer

30 - 70 km 

B/L/D

 Day 08

 Long Xuyen - Cao Lanh

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 70 km 

B/L/D

 Day 09

 Cao Lanh - Sadec - Can Tho

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 70 km 

B/L/D

 Day 10 

 Can Tho - Vinh Long - HCM

 Cycling + transfer

25 km+ 

B/L


Day 01: HCM - Can Duoc - Go Cong - My Tho
After you are picked up at hotels, a 45 minute transfer by vehicles to outskirt of HCM. Today' bicycle riding is divided into 2 different sections. In the morning, we bike through Can Duoc' countryside; biking through jasmine rice paddy fields, okra, squash vegetable fields. We stop for lunch in small town of Can Duoc. Can Duoc district is a major rice producer, particularly Jasmine rice (Nang Thom) which is grown nationwide. But, the most delicious is Nang Thom Cho Dao variety cultivated in My Le commune. The taste is silky, soft and delicate flavor from the unique exotic region because of its. After lunch, we bike to ferry where we cross Vam Co River. Our pleasure ride is on unique paths along Vam Co River; passing local farms which growing shrimp, fish. The last ferry will take us crossing small River. Lovely countryside in Cho Gao and its' friendly people here makes your pleasant cycling become a highlight of today'ride.
  • 30 – 70 km, easy/moderate
  • Lunch/ Diner
Day 02: My Tho - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh
After your breakfast at hotel, a short transfer you over  Rach Mieu Bridge to Chau Thanh Dist, Ben Tre for a morning ride. The areas we cycle to explore today is Ben Tre’ countryside. Your guide will choose shady path to lead you cycling through plantations of coconut and banana. It has bike paths criss-cross its land and these paths link village to village. Your guide will arrange a locally made lunch. After lunch, you can take a rest on hammocks/ a short nap before the afternoon' ride continue. passing local primary schools, stopping at kindergarten to see parents picking up their kids from school. Then we keep cycling on smooth concrete paths through water palm, villages to Co Chien River.
  • 40 – 75 km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 03: Tra Vinh – Dai Ngai - Soc Trang 
In the morning, we start biking from the hotel. We follow small road which linking to rural village, then we continue ride to through Khmer villages, local markets to Cau Quan, you can see how rural lanes offer rural trails into the heart of Khmer community. Your guide will lead the ways through tranquil villages, pass shimmering rice paddies, observe farmers working on the fields, and visit some Vietnamese, Chinese Buddhist temples and colorful Khmer temples. After we go across Mekong Rivers by 2 public ferries, then we enjoy lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, your adventure starts as we cycle through many of the wildest and untouched countryside; natural rural trails, a network of natural creeks and tiny villages. The rural cycling routes in the areas is such a wonderful rural back road; smooth concrete along small branches of Mekong River and they are wide enough for 2 bikes get through. We end up today' ride in urban Dist, not far from Soc Trang city
  • 30 – 70 km
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 04: Soc Trang – Vinh Chau - Bac Lieu
Our adventure day is divided into two different separate parts after we have a stop at Bat pagoda, then we bike deeply to remote villages in the morning. A beautiful bike ride through gently undulating farmland filled with large shrimp and fish farms. You will enjoy and experience a leisurely way of local life, friendly people in countryside villages until you reach the Vinh Chau town. After lunch in town, we bike through tranquil villages and bustling riverside markets before we reach and cycle on quiet back roads closed to ocean side to Bac Lieu.
  • 30 – 75 km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner 
Day 05: Bac Lieu – Ganh Hao - Ca Mau
Today is really a long day for us to benefit most from real life of local in untouched countryside, especially the way of earning a living. We pedal cross salt fields and shrimp farms and mangrove forest before we stop at Ganh Hao for lunch. This afternoon gives a you a chance to experience daily activities in the areas that water way is a regular transport; small and long composit boats with long tailed engines are almost seen here. It is because they go fast and also could go on shallow water rivers and canals. Countryside of rural Dists in Ca Mau is beautiful. You can see farmers working on farmland with buffaloes and cows. Many shelters along the country back roads are small for ducks, cows buffaloes and we could stop for photo taken. We will end up our ride today in outskirt of Ca mau city and get on A/C van/bus for driving to Ca Mau city
  • 30 – 85 km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 06: Ca Mau –U Minh - Rach Gia
Today ‘ride is easy and lovely ride as we cycle on smooth path through untouched villages, small jungle. Especially, we cycle the real back roads a long remote rivers; see many stilt houses, timber factories, and mangrove forests. We ride past tiny villages that Vietnamese and Chinese and Khmer living along river bank. You can see locals living use boat as main mean transport; cargo boats, water taxi, family high-speed boats with long tailed engine moving from different directions. After we have lunch at local restaurant, we get back to the bikes and continue to hit the path. We choose the best country back road to Tac Cau and have some ferry crossings in rural areas before we follow coastal road to Hoa Rach Gia Resort.
Another option for the afternoon ride: who love to rock and roll on single track through cajuput forest for 15 km before we reach to small town where we get on van/bus for driving to Rach Gia city.
  • 35 – 80 km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 07: Rach Gia – Tri Ton – Long Xuyen 
We leave hotel at 7:30 for Long Xuyen today. There will be a transfer by vehicle to Hon Dat town. It is about half an hour to get there. After we cross a small river by ferry, then we start cycling on narrow on concrete paths; ride through villages along river banks, cross through rice paddy fields, local markets before we ride on single track passing villages to mountain of Co To. Then we continue to Tri Ton. Your lunch will be served in this town. Then we go to Ba Chuc killing field by vehicle, visit memorial of kiling field before we continue the afternoon biking. We cycle through the farmlands which were abandoned lands before 1975. Since 1980, Mekong farmers had moved and settled in the areas. Witness first-hand how big the rice bowl of Vietnam is. Depending on your cycling ability, your guide will tailor make routes based on your requirements. He will chosse the best and cut off some so that you could come to hotel before dark.
  • 30 -  85 km, easy/ moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 08: Long Xuyen – Cao Lanh
After your breakfast, check out for a ferry crossing to rural villages. Today’ morning, we ride to experience local life; family workshop making sleeping mate on your way of biking, stopping at brick factories, fruit orchars, and using many small ferries to cross many natural branches of Mekong River. Your lunch will be prepaireed at home of local. In the afternoon, your bike adventure is to explore a low-land in Dong Thap Muoi. The areas have yearly flooded in the wet season. Houses on stilts have seen in this land for a long time but most are not solid houses and built with local materials. Then we will have a cycle leisurely through the countryside by Mekong River, passing mango orchards. Stay a night in Cao Lanh city.
  • 30 – 60 km, easy, moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 09: Cao Lanh – Sadec – Can Tho
Cao Lanh is new town after 1975 and Sadec was the main town before Vietnam War. You can see difference between new and old. The drowsy former capital of Dong Thap province, Sadec is a comparatively peaceful city of tree-lined streets and fading colonial villas. Your guide will lead you cycling beautiful route through flowery villages, flower plantation and will have lunch at the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le. In this afternoon, cycling adventure through the countryside, we bike through sweet potatos fields, local workshop producing rice/ stick rice powders, stopping at eel farms, frog farms. This ride will bring you up close and personal with friendly local people, their unique culture and beautiful villages all the way to Can Tho.
  • 30 – 70 km, easy/ moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 10: Can Tho – Vinh Long – Cai Be - HCM
Can Tho is located in the center of the 12 provinces which make up the Mekong Delta. It is not only famous for rice but is also well-know for it's many floating markets. We'll have an early start by boat to a floating market, then head back to the hotel for breakfast. Transfer for an hour to Vinh Long town where we will cross the Co Chien River. Continue by bike to An Binh. Cycle 17 km to Cai Be town, then enjoy delicious lunch at an ancient house.  After lunch, we will cycle another 15 km on back roads to Cay Lay, Tien Giang province. Transfer to Saigon.
  • Boat ride to floating market
  • 30 km+, easy
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

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09/11/2018
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