Saigon - Mekong Delta - Phnom Penh

Overview

Price from
USD $500.00 500.00
Tour code
VBT: MCT4H - SGN - PNP
Duration
Number Of cycling days
3 days
Single supplement
60.00$
Average distance per day
45Km
Bike Hire
US$30
Total cycling distance
205km

Full Itinerary

Cycle map Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Day
1
Ho Chi Minh - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh

Today the group will leave Saigon for Tra Vinh, Mekong Delta with the team of Vietnam Backroads. It takes around 2 hours to get to rural Dist of Ben Tre province by A/C van/bus. The first 20 km of bike riding is an easy. We ride pass primary schools, small concrete houses, green water palm and cross river by ferry with locals. Another more 20 km on quiet paths through south of Mo Cay is really wonderful ride. Giving you pleasure time to bike slowly on smooth concrete paths by coconut fields, ride over small bridges, and passing many local workshop making things from coconuts. We will get on van/bus for a short transfer to hotel after a ferry taking us to further side of Co Chien River.

Cuu Long
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 50km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
2
Tra Vinh - Can Tho

Your morning cycling is to explore and experience how Khmer people to make their living and its people culture. Route and scenery are so beautiful over here in countryside of Tra Vinh. You will ride on paths into villages and get close to Khmer living in Tieu Can, Cau Ke rural Dist. Your hands will be sore from waving at locals as kids run to the paths, smiling and laughing, and saying hello! Up to now Khmer people is still doing agriculture on their farmland with traditional style. After lunch, the afternoon’ ride starts in town of Tra On. We bike to explore fruit garden on islets and taking many ferries crossing Lower River to Can Tho city.

Can Tho West hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 80km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
3
Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc

On your adventure of today is really a long way and the boat ride to floating market can’t e missed. We should start earlier than other days. After breakfast we check out and loading your luggage on van/bus before a motor boat ride taking you to well-know Cai Rang floating market. Then we get off from boat for another adventure by bike. A huge criss-crossing of natural creek and small rivers in Phong Dien and Thoi Lai and Co Do Districts let you discovering and experiencing real life of people in this area along the way. We cycle to remote villages, cross natural creek, man-made canals and enjoying landscapes. You will receive a warmed hospitality of local families. Smooth concrete paths by rivers, through rural Dist and morning breeze to stimulate your ride adventures. After lunch, we ride to discover the new farming land, beautiful landscapes and a system of transport by waterways and motorcycle/bicycle only. Depending on your cycling ability so your guide will figure out and let you to continue cycling to Long Xuyen then we have an hour and half driving to Chau Doc. Other hand, if time is not permitted, the group will end up the ride at Co Do Dist and spending time on driving to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen.

Chau Pho hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch
25 - 70km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
4
Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

You will have an early starts from hotel for Cambodia today. After an early breakfast, your guide with driver will take you to the dock of Hang Chau. Get on board at 7:15 for 4 hours boat riding to Phnom Penh. There will be a local guide accompany you on the whole trip to help you with visa application at Kaamsamnor border gate. A four hour boat riding is a chance you can enjoy beautiful scenery and local life on water on the Mekong River from Chau Doc to the Phnom Penh city. Picnic lunch box is included. End of tour!

Breakfast/ Lunch
Kiwi standing on oval
Hang Chau boat

Tour details

Destination
Ages to ride
8 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
02 - 04
Large Group
05 -14
What's included
Private vehicles
New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brake
Helmets, new bottles of water
All entrance fees in countryside
Speed boat to Phnom Penh
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
3 nights: double room & twin share
Experienced English speaking bike guide
Pick up at hotels/ drop off in Phnom Penh
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Visa to Vietnam & Cambodia
Tips to bike guide and driver
Vehicles

Private Support Vehicles

2 to 4 riders in a group
There is only one A/C 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases and bikes. There are four rows of seating for passengers on A/C 16 seater van.Two people seat on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seat will be fold up so all bikes will be uploaded here.

A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people
There will be 2 vehicles to support riders on entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, ice box to keep cold drinks....

A large group tour: 8 to 14 people
One minibus to take up all riders including luggage & suitcases and one truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, water, cold drinks and snacks...Ice box

A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people
We provide 2 minibuses and one truck to escort large groups of riders and help ensure their safety. Our pro guide will motivate a team with support vehicles to bring the best services to riders.

Bike info

Mountain Bike wheel size 27.5 with hydraulic brake: S = 15", M = 17", L = 19", XL = 21".

- Each bike has a handlebar bag

1 - Good quality and lightweight Giant MTB 27.5" frames 

2 - 27.5" Rockshox XC30 , good choice for off riding

3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable for riding

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Hydraulic disc brake

6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes

7 - 27.5" Alexrims disc brake rims - 32 holes

8 - Maxxis Cross Mark 27.5 x 1.95 - Good quality and suitable for both off road riding and touring long trips

9 - Good soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van's team.

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Reviews

Vietnam Backroads mapped a four-day bike tour experience that perfectly suited our family needs. To give some context, my partner and I were travelling with our 14- year old and 11-year old daughters. Our girls are competent riders, but prone to whinging if they have to ride for too long! So we aimed for about 40kms a day, with lunch and regular drink stops. We couldn't be happier with our guide Phuc, not only did he confidently steer us through the myriad of pathways that criss cross the Mekong Delta (he even took us through the village where he grew up), but he also shared his extensive knowledge of Vietnam and its history. An amazing way to experience rural Vietnam. 02 - 03 - 04 - 05 Nov, 2017

Matthew Foley …

This trip had everything extremely well organised. from the mirror details which did not go unnoticed to the greater details. Everything was exceptionally well planed and very well catered for. The option to upgrade the hotels was a great idea. Viet was faultless. His English was excellent. He had great stories to share was friendly, fun and had a great sense of humour. We enjoyed happy hour with him each night and nothing was too difficult for him. We love our trip and our guide. 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 Dec, 2016

Deborah de Beu…

My wife and I would like to pass a big thank you to the entire Vietnam Backroads team for the trip we have just had (24 – 27 DEC). It was extremely well run, well timed and well thought out. The route was fantastic and all the spots were brilliant. Special mention to our guide Viet who was outstanding. He is a great asset to your company and so well spoken with extensive knowledge about the area and Vietnam in general. He was fantastic with a special highlight being the Happy Hour beers every night after a long ride. He went above and beyond so please ensure Mr Van knows how good Viet is as well as the driver we had. 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 Dec, 2016

Chris Healey f…

Dat was an amazing guide guide - Everything we could have asked for. Always taking our needs into consideration + very flexible, excellent knowledge - gave us a wonderful introduction to Vietnamese culture and people. We could not have asked for anything more. We could recommend him very highly. Absolutely amazing! Even better than expected. I really enjoyed seeing so much rural Vietnam. Dat was phenomenal and made the experience extra special. He gave perfect amount of information and was great at giving us a lot of new food to try. I also thought that he led the group very well. I really enjoyed all the scenery and all of the sights we went to. Dat was amazing! He was great at telling us knew about the culture and answering questions, great at giving us local food and we could not asked for a better tour guide. I had an amazing time but was improved a lot by Dat. 31 July - 03 August, 2016

Debbie Brockwe…

The absolute highlight of my Vietnam trip. Fantastic way to see the country. Thang was awesome- so nice and accommodating THANK YOU SO MUCH. April 18, 2014 Nicole Floyd from Australia Biking 4D/3N Saigon - Mekong Delta - Phnom Penh For a most terrific tour everything was wonderful - your staff, the tour itself, the price, the way everything runs so smoothly.... i can go on and on. I've been to vietnam twice before but this was the best thing (not counting the food in hoi an) i've experienced. Dat was absolutely amazing - as was, Ms. Quang and of course, you! gun (spelling?) is a very competent driver although the quiet type who seems to like to keep to himself. but! when he was needed, he was there. the food was more than enough -- and some of it was quite a treat when we stopped to rest, and the hotels were very good. so thank you to everyone. please tell Dat that i will forward a few photographs to him, via you, in the next few days if i can. thank you for everything, yet again!!!. --tamar 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 April 2014

Tamar Granovsk…

Good combination of physical extension, interesting combination of cultural exposure & experiences, great food, excellent guide and bikes. We will recommend your services to others. Feel free to send me trip tour updates as you created more tour packages in future. December 22, 2013

Fred from New …

Thanks to Dat- our tour guide, we had more than just a backroad cycle- this was a full cultural tour including local food & I have life threatening peanut allergies and he guided me with what to eat and made sure I was ok. Great scenery, lots of flexibility to stop when we wanted to take pictures. Dat was able to explain so much to us about the way of life for Vietnamese people, rice growing, weddings, funerals, etc, all the things we saw along the way. Thanks for an amazing memory. December 22, 2013

Joanne George …

Thanks, this was amazing. I will rave about it. Now we have done the best bike trip in the world we can retire! Great variety of scenery. December 22, 2013 Walter Shepherd from Australia Biking 4D/3N Saigon - Mekong Delta - Phnom penh Good to hear from you. We are in HCMC today and will leave for MuiNe tomorrow. We stay at the The Luxe Hotel on 261-263 le Thanh Ton St. My wife expects to be needing size S. Would be great if you'd manage to bring one to the hotel. We had a great time cycling through the Mekong Delta. Hi Hue, We have found the shirt and short at the reception today, the are very beautiful and are a perfect memory of a very nice trip. Thank you very much. If friends of us plan to travel to Vietnam we will certainly advise them to organize a biking tour with your biking agency!2012

Klaas de Groot…

If you have ever dreamed of experiencing a National Geographic moment, you enjoy biking, you want to see the real Vietnam, and you want to get off the beaten path then follow ‘Van the Man’ from Vietnam Backroads. , December 18, 2010

Meggies family…

Sadly we just completed our bike tour through the Mekong delta from Ho Chi Minh city to Chau Doc. We will be completing the tour by boat to Phnom Penh tomorrow. We had an absolutely amazing time and feel so fortunate to see the Mekong delta in this way. Our guide Cong was fabulous. He was very informative about each area we rode through and so kind and generous. Each day was a new experience. We loved meeting the local people and having the opportunity to interact with them. The food was incredible too and Cong was always sure to make sure we stayed well hydrated. We are active seniors and found the ride certainly doable. Highly recommend Vietnam Backroads and hope we can do another ride with them again sometime soon! 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 Nov, 2018

Sadly family f…

We had the most wonderful experience with this company! We only cycled for three days and really felt that we got to see the true rural Vietnam. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get away from the tourist hotspots and see the real country in a safe manner (as your guide is always to hand). Our tour was brilliantly organised and led. Our guide, Dat, made the trip even more special. He was very good at listening to our concerns and even factored in very last minute itinerary changes. He also plied us with fruit and local drinks at every opportunity. Water is also very plentiful. We only had to pay for our drinks at dinner and lunch, all other food, drink and transport was included.
It was brilliant to cycle through very remote villages where all the locals would come out and wave as you pass. The tiny bridges linking the islands are beautiful and occur fairly regularly. However, some can have a few holes in them but don't be undeterred, the local Vietnamese use them all the time.
We caught the minivan for small sections so that we didn't have to cycle on too main roads (quite a health hazard in Vietnam). This was far more pleasurable than expected as you still get to see the sights and fit in lots of cycling. The only negative would be that I felt we were misinformed about the boat trip from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh in the last day. This was a slightly cramped public boat that takes five hours including long stops at the border (most passengers didn't get visas in advance).

Top tips:
- see if you can get Dat as your tour guide
- personalize it: don't be afraid to ask for a shorter/ longer day or for the itinerary to be changed
- be prepared with mosquito spray
- bring clothes that you don't mind getting torn or stained
- try as much of the local cuisine and fruit as possible

Thomas B Berks…

Great trip. Thang is wealth of knowledge + food choices were brilliant. Cuong- the driver was great, friendly and really knew his way around! All around great time. Some bum but enjoyed it immensely.
You guys rock! April 18, 2014

Joe and Allan …

Thanks, this was amazing. I will rave about it. Now we have done the best bike trip in the world we can retire! Great variety of scenery. December 22, 2013

Walter Shepher…

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