Biking Saigon to Ha Tien - Boat ride to Phu Quoc

Overview

Price from
USD $545.00 545.00
Tour code
VBT: MBT4F– HCM - PQ
Duration
Number Of cycling days
3 days
Single supplement
75.00$
Average distance per day
45km
Bike Hire
US$30
Total cycling distance
195km

Full Itinerary

Bike ride Ho Ci Minh - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Ha Tien
Day
1
Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho

Our guide and driver will pick up you at your hotel in the morning and transport you for 2 ½ hours to rural District of My Tho. The cycle ride begins in Cai Be town, where you will cycle 20 km on small trails, and travel country roads through fruit orchards in the rural areas by the Mekong River. Stop for lunch at local restaurant. On your ride on An Binh Island, you will have many stops to experience local workshop and the way local make their living. In the afternoon, the ride will continue with crossing river by ferry to Dong Phu village then continue riding on foot paths through the Island and have another ferry crossing to Vinh Long. Today’ ride will end up in town of Vinh Long. You will have an hour relaxing on A/C van to Can Tho city.    

Muong Thanh Can Tho
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 45km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
2
Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc

After you observing farmers exchanging farm products from boat to boat at lively floating market of Cai Rang, we will carry on our cycling adventure with a long day bicycling to Long Xuyen. Today’ morning is to explore undiscovered countryside, pedal past bucolic settlements of networks of irrigation canal, we ride to Thai Lai then to Co Do. After lunch, we cycle past bucolic settlements and vibrant green rice paddies on wonderfully quiet track to Long Xuyen city. There will be a stop Bang Lang stork garden. Enjoy an hour and half driving on A/C van to Chau Doc town

Chau Pho
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
3
Chau Doc - Tra Su forest - Ba Chuc - Ha Tien

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel, then we check out for a boat trip through floating village; stop at one of the cash fish farm and visit Cham Muslim village. Cham people are an ethnic group of Austronesian origin in Southeast Asia. After a boat trip, your morning ride will start on trails to Tra Su nature reserve forest. It is also a bird sanctuary. This immense 800,000-hectare forest is home to an astounding number of wading birds. These wetlands attracted a great variety of birds including storks, egrets, cormorants, peafowl and water cocks. Then we continue cycling gentle hilly country back road through Khmer villages; ride pass thatch houses, palm tree, mango gardens and tapioca farmland. There is a transfer to Ha Tien in late afternoon.

Ha Tien River hotel
Breakfast
25 - 70km
Flat - easy/ moderate
Day
4
Ha Tien - Phu Quoc Islnad

Ha Tien is small border town and it is not far from Phu Quoc Island. After your breakfast at the hotel, a short transfer takes you to the boat station. Get on board at 7:30 am for 1 hour and 15 minutes to Phu Quoc Island. Daily boat to Phu Quoc schedule has 2. One is in the morning at 8:00 and the afternoon boat leaves at 1:30. You can select which one suit you best. Phu Quoc is one of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forest Phu Quoc is a splendid tropical getaway set with beautiful white-sand beaches and quaint fishing villages. You can stay on beach as long as you wish. Our guide and driver will be back to Saigon with the emptied minivan. End of service!

Breakfast
Kiwi standing on oval
Super Dong 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 MTBs, wheel size 27.5, hydraulic brake
Helmets, bottles of water, tools kit
All entrance fees, boat rides
B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
Daily snack, cold water, soft drink, facial facial tissues
3 nights, double & twin share
Experienced English speaking bike guides
Super Dong boat to Phu Quoc Island
Pick up at hotels/drop off at Bai Vong dock
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Tips to bike guide and driver
Road Condition

Mekong Delta
Throughout the Mekong Delta and its rivers with thousand branches! You will ride on a variety of roads; flat trails, paths, rural roads and country back roads where they are too small for vehicles. There are four Ethnic groups of people ling in Mekong Delta of Vietnam. They are  Khmer, Cham, Chinese and Vietnamese. According to locations, provinces lowland, jungles and Islands of Con Dao and Phu Quoc, hictorical sites/relics, countryside villages and removed hamlets and sandy beaches create  sceneries, landcapes and offer plenty of opportunities for cyclists to see people lives and enjoy beautiful countryside and different cultures of locals. However, Mekong Delta River has thousand branches; natural creeks and canals that small ferry boats are so important in countryside and riders have no choice!

Bike routes
We tailor make unique bike trips depend on the specific route and terrain of your tour. Vietnam Backroads is first cycle tour operator exlore and build up many adventure trips to Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Vi Thanh, Cao Lanh and Sadec...and removed villages. Our top cycle tour operator and also the path finder is Mr Van nick named "Van the man" Each cycling route has to be meticulously researched, investigated and scouted out and mapped out before hand by Mr Van the man. All of our guides are well trained in bike maintenance and navigation and know all routes as they are on their hands. All bike guides can tailor make a custom route which is suitable to your wish; cycling ability and skills. 

Flexible route
You do not have to ride the exact kilometer which are indicated on the tour itineraries. It will be flexible as you want. Even you could choose some longest distance that more than 80km per day if a full day ride. You could spend more time on cycling if you think the biking distance is too short !, or you can enjoy short routes and spend more time to take photos, to stop at villages/ small markets, or the home of locals to find something interesting.

Weather

The temperatures in the Mekong delta are all year round about 25-28°C with only slight variations. The climate of the Mekong River Basin ranges from temperate to tropical. In the Upper Mekong Basin, some of the taller peaks of the Tibetan Plateau are glaciated. In fact, much of this part of the Basin is snow-covered in winter. Melting snow from the Tibetan Plateau feeds the Mekong River’s dry-season flow, especially in the middle reaches. In the relatively lower elevations of the Yunnan province of China, the climate of the Mekong River Basin changes and the temperature gradually increases.

- The dry season is from October to last of April. Farmers make 3 crops of rice per year so travelers not only meet them at their home but also seeing them working on farmlands. Especially, dry season is closed to Vietnamese Lunar New Year and it makes locals doing more and trying to work hard to get more money. Weather is nice, low temperature and cooler than other season.

- The wet season is called flooded season or the monsoon season. It is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs. Sea level is higher than as usual by heavy rains from upstream countries; Tibetan- China, Laos , Thailand and Cambodia. Provinces in southwest of Mekong Delta have yearly flooded but not so long. Its from last of August to early of Nov. Its the best way to see Mekong Delta on back roads by bicycle.

In general, the preferred travel time is the dry season. But even during the rainy season from May to October is also really good time to travel by bicycle of very short rains. The rain usually comes in short, heavy showers, mostly in the afternoon and only lasts for an hour or so. Only a few days a year the temperature is below 20°C. It usually takes around one hour then gone and sunshine turns back to nomral.

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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Note
02 cyclists are available- From US$495

Reviews

I am back at my office desk now - sadly my holiday in Vietnam is over. I enjoyed it very much, though - and also enjoyed the bike trip through the Mekong Delta very much. Hung was a very good replacement for you - at least I can say we had lots of fun with him and he really showed us around the back roads. Everything was perfectly arranged, we were felt well, the hotels were all right - we loved the trip. Best wishes from Germany. 05 Dec 2011

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