Vietnam Cycling Tours provides special guided bike trips starting in Ho Chi Minh, and you will explore the verdant Mekong Delta rice paddies, bike to Cai Be, cross An Binh island to Vinh Long, see the bustling floating market and cycle to Chau Doc border town. Explore Tra Su forest by boat and visit the Ba Chuc Killing field before staying in Ha Tien. There are plenty of entertainments, excursion tours around the island, fishing, snorkelling and daily tours to historical sites. After a couple of days biking through the lushly green Mekong Delta and ends it at Ha Tien and travels by air-conditioned fast boat to Phu Quoc.
Ha Tien is a tiny coastal town in the southwest of Vietnam, situated in the Mekong Delta, just 8 km from the Cambodia border gate of Xa Xia border. The small town has a ferry dock and provides luxury ferry boats to the island of Phu Quoc. Most tourists travel through Mekong Delta by bicycle and bus to Cambodia at Xa Xia international border gate and speed boat to Phu Quoc island. Many have time to break some days on Phu Quoc, return to Ha Tien, and continue to Cambodia. Biking from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc island
We depart at 8:00 am from your hotel, enjoy air-conditioned vehicles driving through hectic Saigon to the suburban Binh Chanh district before moving on the freeway to Cay Lay, Tien Giang. With two hours biking on narrow lanes in the shade of fruit trees, pedal alongside hamlets, cross water channels, and visit one of the ancient houses in Cai Be township.
After lunch, we continue cycling onwards to experience local living on An Binh Island. The island is always busy with water transport; sampan boats carry fruits to the markets, wooden cargo boats moving on Dong Phu as the shortcut canal, and publish ferries, taking locals to/back the island. We will reach Vinh Long town by ferry and get on a support vehicle to Can Tho.
Today's ride will divide into two parts; 25 km in the morning through Phong Dien's countryside after the boat trip to the floating market. The afternoon will be 25 km in rural villages in Chau Doc.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we enjoy a boat trip to the famous Cai Rang floating market. Then we will get on the bike and try to experience daily lives and peaceful countryside along a lovely small canal and taste some milk apple fruits in Phong Dien.
After tasty lunch, a 2-hour vehicle transfer takes us to Chau Phu District, a rural area near Chau Doc. It's the perfect time to continue the afternoon ride around 2:30 pm when the weather is cooler. Ride on tracks along canals of irrigation systems, enjoy the Sam mountain's views, see farmers harvest rice crops before we get to the hotel in town by our vehicle transfer.
Enjoy your leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we check out for a boat trip to the floating village; stop at one of the cash fish farms and visit Cham Muslim village. Cham people are an ethnic group of Austronesian origin in Southeast Asia.
A transfer takes us from Chau Doc to Sam Mountain to enjoy our last day ride. We ride to Tra Su forest, and it is also a bird sanctuary. This immense 800,000-hectare forest is home to an astounding number of wading birds. This forest attracted many birds, including storks, egrets, cormorants, peafowl, and water cocks. Afterward, we continue cycling gentle undulating country back road to Ba Chuc village and visit the memorial before transferring to Ha Tien border town.
Ha Tien is a Provincial city in Kien Giang province, Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Its area is 10,049 ha, and the population as of 2019 is 81,576. The town borders Cambodia to the west. It is a lovely place to be in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. After your breakfast at the hotel, a well-arranged transfer by Vietnam Backroads takes you to the boat station of Supdong. Boarding at 9:30 is for a speed boat about 1 hour and 15 minutes to Bai Vong dock.
Daily boat to Phu Quoc schedule has 3. One is in the morning at 8:00 & 9:30, and the afternoon boat leaves at 1:30. You can select which one suits you best. End of service! Vietnam Backroads team, with its emptied van, will be back in Saigon.
Note: If you have booked the hotels/resorts on your own, arranged! Please get in touch with them to have you picked up at Bai Vong dock. Another option is to get a taxi to the hotel on your way. It does not include the trip.