Cycling Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh 3 days

Tour details

Price
USD $420.00 420.00
Tour code
VBR: MCT3E - HCM - PNP
Duration
Number Of cycling days
2 days
Single supplement
60.00$
Average distance per day
30km
Bike Hire
US$20
Total cycling distance
125 km
Destination
Ages to ride
8 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
04
Large Group
14
What's included
Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists, luggage
Truck to carry all bikes
New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brakes
Helmets, new bottles of water
All entrance fees, ferry tickets in countryside
High speed boat to Phnom Penh
B= 2 Breakfastes, L= 3 Lunches, D= 1 Dinner
2 nights, double room/ twin room
Daily cold drink, snacks, fresh fruits, facial tissues
Pick up at hotels/drop off at the dock in Phnom Penh
Bicycle mechanic
English speaking guide throughout the tour
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Visa to Cambodia
Single supplement
Bike mechanic
Drinks are not included with any meal

Full Itinerary

Day
1
Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho

Begins the trip with a 2-hours transfer to the Mekong Delta, Ngu Hiep village in Cay Lay, pick up the bikes, adjust the saddle and cycle on the new bridge to Ngu Hiep island. Explore local life on the island, ride through lush orchards, a small market full of fresh tropical fruits, taste fresh fruits before you have a ferry crossing to Tan Phong island. The routes on Tan Phong island are friendly, narrow ways through rustic villages and a tiny town. Then you enjoy the last ferry take you to Cai Be township and continue cycling into small villages by a canal, visit one of the most beautiful typical ancient houses- Ba Kiet house in Cai Be.


After the visit, you will have a delicious local meal cooked by the house's owner, then carry on our ride to the Mekong River. Take a published ferry to An Binh Island and keep on the ride to discover local life across this island An Binh Island and finally enjoy the last ferry crossing to Vinh Long. Have an hour vehicle transfer to Can Tho.

TTC Premium Can Tho
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 45km
Flat - rural paths
Day
2
Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc

After breakfast, we check out the boat motorized boat to the bustling Cai Rang floating market. The famous floating market has attracted millions of tourists because it's real. Locals from rural villages usually take their farm products to this market by boat in the early morning. This is an opportunity you can activities surroundings are in action; sellers and buyers are exchange goods from boat to boat. Following the floating market, disembark the boat for bicycle riding. We ride on marrow country road to Phong Dien, explore locals' lives in the backwaters, break for coffee in Phong Dien, cycle on smooth paths and along river banks to Thoi Lai. The river network is complicated, with many small bridges over the canals. We cycle on small shady paths, wooden boat buildings, rice husking mills and daily activities along the waterways to Thoi Lai.


After lunch in a small town, we take a rest on transfer 2.5 hours to Chau Phu Dist for the beautiful ride to Sam Mountain. From Chau Phu, we 20 km cycle through vast rice paddy fields, tiny hamlets, and colourful Vietnamese pagodas with a giant buddha statue,  continue pedalling along man-made canals, pass thatched shelters, palm trees, and raised farms. It's good timing to enjoy cycling and viewing the verdant countryside and views the Sam mountain scenery. Finally, transfer to Chau Doc town.

Chau Pho hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch
30 - 55km
Flat - rural paths
Day
3
Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by speeds boat

Have an early breakfast, check out and be ready to be picked up at 7:00 am. You will transfer to the pier and board on the speed boat, and this is a chance you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and local life on the water on the Mekong River from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh city. The boat's tour guide accompanies the group on the journey, helping you with your visa application at the Kaamsamnor border gate. The speed boat journey is about 4.5 hours, and it is your opportunity can enjoy the beautiful scenery on waterways upstream of the Mekong River. Admire busy floating villages along the river banks. Packed lunch is included, and the tour ends in Phnom Penh.


Note: travellers who haven't got the Cambodia visa before the trip! and will get a Cambodia visa at the border. Please take 3 passport photos with you on the trip.


Please keep your passport, visa photos, and other related documents on your day bag for your visa application process. Your guide will help you with exit and visa procedures at both Vietnamese and Cambodian border gates. Please don't keep your passport and its papers in your suitcase.

Your own arranged
Breakfast/ packed lunch
Kiwi standing on oval
Hang Chau boat

More Info

Road Condition

Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta, Vietnam, has complicated rural path network systems, well-developed and maintenance by governments. The region comprises 12 provinces: Long An, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, An Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau, along with the Mekong Delta Capital of Can Tho. All country back roads are asphalt, concrete paths connecting villages to villages as it's a rural transports. The rest are dirt tracks, so do not worry about exploring the Mekong Delta by bicycle, even you are a beginner. Depending on each province's regions, lowlands, or jungles, and rural villages, our hand-picked routes are the best for your biking trips. Mekong Bike Tours


Flexible route - The most important key is to your trip

You do not have to ride the exact kilometer distance as it's showing on the daily biking of each itinerary. It will be flexible as you want. Even you could choose the longest distance that more than 80km per day if a whole day ride. You could spend more time cycling if you think the biking distance is too short! Or you can enjoy short routes and spend more time taking photos, stopping at villages/ small markets, or the home of locals to find something interesting.


Throughout the Mekong Delta and its rivers with thousand branches! You will ride on various roads; flat trails, paths, rural roads, and country back roads where they are too small for vehicles. However, the Mekong Delta River network has natural creeks and canals that small ferry boats are such essential ways of travelling in the countryside, and riders have no choice!


Cycling routes

We tailor-make unique bike trips depend on the specific route and terrain of your tour. Vietnam Backroads is the first cycle tour operator to explore and build up many adventure trips to Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Vi Thanh, Cao Lanh, and Sadec and remote villages. Our top cycle tour operator and the pathfinder are Mr Van, nicknamed "Van the man" Each cycling route has to be meticulously well-scouted, investigated, scouted out, and mapped out beforehand by Mr. Van the man. Our guides are licensed, well trained in bike maintenance and navigation and know all routes as they are on their hands. All bike guides can tailor a custom route suitable to your wish and levels of cycling skills.


How were the backup vehicles support cyclists on the trip?

Most routes are small, narrow, just wide enough for two bicycles OR mopeds. There are vehicles to support riders on the entire trip (van/minibus to take up all cyclists and truck to carry all bikes and spare bikes), but they are too big to drive on, follow riders along through the countryside. Do remember! All support vehicles are permanently closed and not far from the group. Where are the support vehicles during the trip? Depends on routes, vehicles sometimes move along the high roads, second highways, or country roads as close to riders as possible. If one of the riders wants to relax on A/C vehicle, the tour leaders will find the shortest route that leads he/she to the support vehicles that are always on standby. That is very easy and also the way Vietnam Backroads organized. 

Weather
  • The weather in Mekong Delta has two distinct seasons. Rainy season from May to last November, and the dry season from May to last April. The weather will be more relaxed from November to February.  In general, the preferred travel time is from August to April in both the dry and wet seasons. It  will be more humid, a little bit hot from May to July, and farmers start to make rice crops this time of the year.  Travellers can take bicycle tours in the wettest months from the last of May to August because the rains usually come in short, heavy showers, mainly in the afternoon, and only lasts for an hour, then sunshine turns back to normal.
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 the A/C 16 seater van. Two people sit on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seats will be folded up, so all bikes will be uploaded here.



A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people


There will be two vehicles to support riders on the entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, icebox to keep cold drinks, and so on



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...Iceboxes




A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people


We provide two vans and one minibus, 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.


27.5 Giant MTB bikes & Trek Hybrid Touring Bikes

1. There are 60 pro MTB bikes and hybrid MTB bikes and available in store and they are ready for all cycling tours


MTB Bikes for kids: wheel size 20", 24" with  suspension seatpost. Kid heights: 120cm, 130cm, 145cm


Pro Giant Mountain Bike - 650B/ 27.5" wheel size


27.5" Pro mountain bikes are use for off-road cycling; on dirt track and hilly single track narrow paths and also country back roads.


27.5" wheel size and MTB tires 27.5" x 1.95 is the best choice and suitable and good for challenge and technical mountain biking. 


1 - Good quality and lightweight Alloy MTB 27.5" frames 


2 - 27.5" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout


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


4 - Deore Shimano Group set


5 - Shimano 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 on road and off-road riding


9 - Soft grips


10 - FSA sealed bearing headset


11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings


12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team




2. There are 25 Trek hybrid mountain bikes available in our store.  Hybrid bike tires 700 x 38- Good choice for a long trip: Saigon to Hanoi and Hanoi to Saigon


Hybrid bikes are use for an off-road cycling through countryside, dirt track and but working on muddy road. Its really good for touring a long trip, it moves faster and easier. Hybrid bike gives you an easy to pedal uphills, smooth bicycle riding on quiet concrete paths and country back roads. The best choice to challenge mountain and serious hills


1 - Good quality and lightweight alloy hybrid frame


2 - 29" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout


3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable saddle


4 - Deore Shimano Group set


5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake


6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes


7 - 29" Alexrims touring rims, disc brake - 32 holes


8 - Schwalbe CX Comp 700 x 38 - Good quality and suitable for both off-road cycling and touring a long trip


9 - Soft grips


10 - FSA sealed bearing headset


11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings


12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team




 

 
 

Guaranteed to depart

Currently, this tour have no schedule, yet.

Reviews

This tour felt really special. We wanted some line away from the main tourist sites to see the daily life of people living in the Mekong Delta and this trip was perfect for that we saw very few other tourists on our route. Phuc had great local knowledge of the area and comfortable the bikes were excellent and we really enjoyed all the local food that we tried. Being able to do a tour of just two people was perfect for us because we could go at our own pace and decide with Phuc how far we wanted to cycle. 7 - 8 - 9 Nov, 2017

Tim Hodder from UK

Really enjoyed the tour and was the lost way to see the Mekong way of life and beautiful scenery. Phuc was an excellent guide and Viet was friendly and good driver. The lunch on both days was a great soup, early good quality local food. The bikes and equipment were good quality and we were supplied with anything we needed. Phuc was really patient with us and flexible to our needs. He was friendly and informative which enhanced the experience. The organization was good. Viet was always waiting for us at the end. Only slight disappointment was the arrival at West hotel in Can Tho, there was no record our booth and we did not feel welcome as a result. Everything else on the tour was just right. 7 - 8 - 9 Nov, 2017

Sarah Hodder f…

For a unique and adventurous cycling experience from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh we highly recommend Vietnam Backroads. Our guide Van led our family of four throughout the trip. Van insured our care by providing a personalized and flexible tour according to our abilities and interest. We experienced rural life along the Mekong delta, stopping to eat fruit from local farmers, catching ferries with local, saying hello to many children, meeting a family, seeing duck herders, rice farmers, building, irrigation, floating markets and learning about life for people during monsoons and dry seasons. We stayed in comfortable hotels at night and the whole trip was supported by private transport of our luggage. An unforgettable experience all around. 03 - 04 - 05 January 2020

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