Cycling Mekong 3D/2N the back roads of Ben Tre - Tra Vinh - Can Tho

 Tour code

 VBT: 3A - MTB

 Duration

 3 days/ 2 nights

 No. of cycling days

 2 full days and a half

 Distance

 100 - 155 km

 Minimum ages to ride

 9

 Group size

 Mi: 02 - Max: 04

 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 = 2 Breakfasts, L = 3 Lunches, D = 2 Dinners

 

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

 

- 2 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 - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh

 Cycling + transfer

 25 - 45 km

 L/D

 Day 02

 Tra Vinh - Tieu Can - Can Tho 

 Cycling + transfer

 30 - 80 km

 B/L/D

 Day 03

 Can Tho - Vinh Long - HCM

 Cycling + transfer

  25 km+

 B/L

Day 1: Sai Gon - Tra Vinh
Leaving HCM by vehicle for cycle riding begins in Ben Tre. It takes about 2 hours driving on free ways and we will arrive in rural villages around 10:00am. The areas we cycle to explore today is Ben Tre’ countryside. It has bike paths crisscross its land and these paths link village to village. We will ride on path through water palm, village, and sharing space for locals on little ferries sometime not enough room for a group of 8.  Relax your legs on the last ferry taking you to further side to Tra Vinh city.

  • 25 - 45km, easy/moderate
  • Lunch/ Dinner

Day 2: Tra Vinh – Tieu Can - Can Tho 
A morning bicycle riding gives you an opportunity to get close to Khmer farmers. We ride cross peaceful rice paddy field on concrete paths, pedal through villages with beautiful views of countryside in surroundings. You will have some stops home of local to experiences the living of Khmer. You will have your photo taken at Khmer temples and spending time walking to understand the difference between Theravada and Mahayana branches of Buddhism. In the afternoon, we cycle on the back road through fruit orchards, vegetable fields and cross some mall natural creeks with locals on ferry. These ferries are the daily means of transport in rural areas. Have a short transfer to Can Tho city in the late afternoon.

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

Day 3: Can Tho - Vinh Long - Sai Gon
Have breakfast, check out of hotel and get an early start by boat to check out the biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. You will have the opportunity to watch all the happenings and activity associated with this big wholesale market on the river. Boats of every size can be seen coming and going, buying and selling seasonal fruits and really just about anything you can imagine, from boat to boat. I could tell you it’s really big, but let your eyes be the judge! We’ll disembark for a half-day bike ride to the villages of the locality of Vinh Long. Hungry yet?  We’ll share a delicious lunch before driving back to Saigon in the afternoon.

  • 30km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Reviews

Joshua Coval family of 5 from United State

Van's three-day cycle tour of the Mekong delta was a truly memorable way to experience a must-see part of SE Asia. We took our three daughters (ages 9-12) who would not be described as avid cyclists and they all had a great time. I truly can't imagine another way to see and experience the life of the people of the Mekong. We took many breaks to enjoy some of the best (freshly picked and cut) watermelon, mango, banana, and coconut of our lives. We got to meet many friendly people and see a wide range of ways of life in the Mekong. The cycling is quite easy -- we were almost exclusively on paved pathways -- and Van was extremely attentive at every point of the way... We loved the biking trip. It was one of highlights from our time in Vietnam. Hope to see you again one day-- you certainly will be seeing some of our friends in the years ahead! 24 - 25 - 26 Mar, 2018

Thomas Deschepper from Belgium

would be good to advise customer to bring a padded cycling short (and maybe even gloves) We every happy with the high-quality bikes. Big fans of the local food and dishers. We were able to sample thanks to the expert advice of our guide Mr Dat. He really made the difference. Great guide ! To be recommended. 15 - 16 - 17 Dec, 2017

Belinda Walker party of 8 from Australia

We had a fabulous time and really appreciate the effort that was made to adjust our itinerary, as we were delayed 12hrs due to the volcano eruption in Bali. I have done a TripAdvisor comment and would recommend you to friends Thank you Belinda Walker July 4 - 5 - 6, 2015

Jean-Michel Lemieux family of 4 from Canada

Excellent trip, The guide was great with our children, keeping them motivated and interested. We met local people, tried many tropical fruits, learned about local culture, farming, etc... It was very hot but the guide and driver were accommodating with water stop and when we decided to drive on A/C van in stead of cycle. Our only thing is that we nerver managed to eat all the food we were served at lunch and dinner. Perhap it would be better to have a child rate (lower rate) and provide less food at meals. We fell we wasted a lot of food. The trip was really fun and interesting. We learned about ride and coconut factories and more... Loc was great guide that stopped at places to show us fruits or people. When we did not have water, he would stop to more. The driver was nice and good. The routes were amazing. 13 - 14 - 15 April, 2015

Fitzsimmons family of 5 from Australia

Hi Van, Great all around experience beyond just the cycling. We were also having a great culture experience with the Vietnamese cruise and very interesting about the way of life for the people of the country and also the country history. Our guide was amazing. Thang was very accommodating . We would always happy and having a good time. Would highly recommend Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. 19 -21 Jan, 2015

Harry Jones & Andrew Watson from Britain

I loved every minute. The tour was flexible to our preference. Lunches & dinners a bit too big but fruit was wonderful. I think advice to bring cycling parts would be good. Andrew Watson_ January 8, 2014 I enjoyed Dat's choice of snacks. I got to try lots of things I hadn't eaten before. Harry Jones_ January 8, 2014

James Brown & Julia Goedecke from South Africa

The trip was excellent. We enjoyed every part of it. In particular, Thang was outstanding- he was a pleasure to be around & was very knowledgeable & went at of his way to make our trip more interesting. The food was excellent & we tried so many different things thanks to Thang. The dinner was excellent. The only recommendation to avoid to the fancy restaurant in Can Tho- It was too touristy & the food was dull & not Vietnamese- our worst meal in the country so far. We felt like Kings & Queens on the trip!! Thanks so much! December 22, 2013

Jenny O'Connor party from US

Mr. Van. It was very nice to meet you on the trip. Mr. Nghi just dropped us off at our hotel and we had a great time on our trip with him. Does Mr. Nghi have an email address? Thomas and I would like to write him a note of thanks and stay in touch if we can! Thanks so much 2 - 5 June, 2013

Laura party from US

My friends and I were so happy with our tour with Harry and Mr. Huong. They were so flexible at planning our tours. Harry was always willing and knowledgeable to change the tour if we were tired and change the route if we wanted to see something else. We were also a little complicated with our diet and they made every effort to accommodate us. The only thing we said that we, personally, would have done differently is we would have asked to have no dinners. After the big lunch that was always arranged, none of us felt like a sit-down meal in the evening. After our tours, when we just climbed in the van and enjoyed a cold drink while Harry and Mr. Huong dismantled the bikes, we often said that their service was worth every dollar! We are now back in Ha Noi working. We will always remember our lovely tour guides and the friendly people in the Mekong Delta fondly. Hopefully we can still fit in another tour while we live in Vietnam. Please feel free to post this on your website. 2013

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