Biking Ho Chi Minh - Mekong - Phnom Penh

Overview

Price from
USD $695.00 695.00
Tour code
VBT: MCT5B - SGN - PNP
Duration
Number Of cycling days
4 days
Single supplement
75.00$
Average distance per day
45Km
Bike Hire
US$40
Total cycling distance
250km

Full Itinerary

Cycling Mekong Delta - Saigon to Phnom Penh
Day
1
HCM - Tan An - Ben Tre

After an hour drive through Saigon city to Tan An countryside to start a morning ride of 25 km. Tan An is the Mekong’s province to grow dragon fruits and jasmine rice. It’s situated near Van Co Tay River. Your morning’s ride is on concrete paths, pass ride farm villages, through rice paddy fields, vegetable plantations and you will have many stops at local markets to try some tropical fruits, visit some family workshops. Stop for lunch in My Tho city. After lunch in My Tho city, you will have a 40 minutes transfer by van/minibus to Rach Mieu bridge for an afternoon’ easy ride. You will have an easy ride through many coconut gardens, and lovely countryside along the ways to Ben Tre city.

Home-stay
Lunch/ Lunch
25 - 50km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
2
Ben Tre - Cho Lach - Vinh Long - Can Tho

Ben Tre province has two different parts. ½ of this province is to sea and it’s not very fertile soil but the ½ other is very rich fertile land. Today, you will witness technique of growing plants; bonsai trees, ornamental plants fruit farms and nursery gardens. You wake up early to see morning activities at local place in town of Ben Tre before you have a breakfast at hotel. Then, we start cycling on back roads mostly in the removed villages off the beaten track and we will cross many small branches of Mekong River by little ferries. Your lunch will be served at the home of local in Cai Mon’s countryside. In the afternoon, we continue wandering by bike into lush green countryside, ride pass nursery gardens, ornamental plants, rambutan fruit orchards to Dinh Khao ferry via Cho Lanh, Vinh Binh. We end up our today’ ride Dinh Khao ferry and have an hour transfer by vehicle to Can Tho in late afternoon. 

Muong Thanh Can Tho
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
3
Can Tho - Sadec - Cao Lanh

You Are going to see busy Cai Rang floating market in action before you ride a bicycle ride to Sadec town. Sadec town had become a famous sine the movie “The Lover” published. It’s a small town but built by French. This town is well-knew with flower farms in countryside of Sadec. Cao Lanh is the lowland province of Mekong Delta. In the morning, you will ride through sweet potato field, cycle pass many family workshops which produced rice and sticky rice powder. Then we continue cycle a long natural creeks on single track to Sadec. Your lunch is well- prepared at Huynh Thuy Le’s ancient house. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to admire many flower gardens, ornamental plants, and nursery gardens and bonsai trees and mango orchards on your way of cycling to Cao Lanh city.

Sao Mai hotel
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
4
Cao Lanh - My Luong - Chau Doc

This is a chance you discover the low land of Doing Thap province. It is the lowest farming land in Mekong Delta’ Vietnam. Many border provinces including Dong Thap have yearly flooded season. That’s why the last yearly rice harvests are usually takes place before flooded season coming. You can see most locals living on stilt-houses and each house is usually owns it small sampan boat.  The highlight of today is to stop at the monastery which built after French’s invasion. It was inaugurated in 1877 and its three years older than the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon. After your have lunch in Cho Moi, we continue to rock and roll on bike on unique countryside back roads passing new farming land, ride across huge farming land and have a ferry crossing Basac River  to Chau Doc border town.

Nui Sam Lodge
Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
5
Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

Chau Doc town is small border town but it’s owned an International water border gate. That’s why it is very busy with foreign travelers coming from Cambodia and going to Cambodia from Vietnam. You will have an early starts from hotel for Cambodia today. Your guide will pick up you at 6:40 at your hotel after your breakfast, and taking you to the dock for high speed leaving at 7:30 am. A local guide of Hang Chau’ boat company will accompany you no boat trip from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. He is also helping you with visa application at Kaamsamnor border gate. This 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
Hang Chau boat

Tour details

Destination
Ages to ride
8.00year 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, ferry tickets in countryside
Speed boat to Phnom Penh
B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
4 nights: double room & twin share
Experienced English speaking bike guide
Pick up at hotels & drop off in Phom 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

Guaranteed to depart

Currently, this tour have no schedule, yet.

Reviews

The videos do look really good, and we really loved the trip we took with you. In terms of specific feedback, the things we look back on and will cherish the most was the simple interactions we had with the local Vietnamese people and the places where they worked and lived. Obviously every client is going to have different desires, but for people like us I would encourage more of that interaction. It was part of our failing that we didn’t know any of the Vietnamese language, but perhaps a bit more translation with some people to allow a small amount of communications would have been helpful. Thanks again for an awesome trip, and we are also looking forward to receiving the cycling jerseys from you so we can show it off to our cycling friends! : ) 24-28 May 2013 Cameron and Libby Storm from Australia Countryside Discovery Bike Tour 5D/4N The trip has been a fun and interesting experience. The guide tailor made best route to suit us. Dat has been extraordinary; very friendly, knowledgeable and keen to show us Mekong's specialties. very good English and communication skill, and very considerate. 09 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 July, 2017

Klaus Hansen &…
06 Nov 2018

This tour has been the highlight of our holiday to Vietnam. Well organised throughout. Phuc is an excellent guide and could not have done any more to make our holiday any better. 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 May, 2017

Matt Vincent f…
06 Nov 2018

We named our tour " HELLO 2 weddings and a funeral" Our cycling trip from Ho Chi Minh City To Phnom Penh was an experience my partner and myself will cherish for the rest of our lives. We were blessed and most fortunate to have had Loc as our guide. The love and passion he has for Vietnam, its food, its people and their culture opened our hearts and enabled us to experience a country like never before. This young man of 25 years of age had us captivated the whole trip with his humble compassionate heart. We were stopped on our path and invited in to 2 weddings on the same day. Both involved doing countless shots of rice wine and food being handed to you from every direction. We were overwhelmed by their generosity, their interest in us but most of all by their acceptance and love. We also were invited to join a large group who for every year for a generation celebrate the passing of a loved one. Well this involved pretty much the same as the weddings, rice wine shots, food and packed you up with mangoes or coco nuts to take with you. For a country that has a lot to see like Halong Bay, Sapa, Cu Chi tunnels, Hoi An, Danang ......................... we did the tourist route. The four days riding through those remote villages with Loc is what we remember as the real Vietnam. Nov 28- Dec 2, 2014 Kind Regards

Michael Russo …
06 Nov 2018

Hi Van, We had a wonderful tour filled with really good cycle guide Dat who was very helpful, friendly and full of an excellent knowledge and great recommendations for any and all our needs. Thank you to Miss Quang who was very helpful when we organize the booking and also thank to our driver and all the team from Vietnam Backroads. we will recommend your company and will post a good review on TripAdvisor as well. 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 June, 2014

David Frot fro…
06 Nov 2018

This was such an incredible experience, I'm so happy we chose Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. I contacted your company because of reviews on Trip Advisor and after emailing 5 - 10 different cycling tour companies. I chose Vietnam Backroads because of the exceptional customer services and dedicated attention of Quang - she is an asset to your business ! We have now finished the tour and we ave been extremely impressed by the quality & professionalism of your team. Dat is every knowledgeable and enacted . Nothing is too much trouble for him and he is a patient teacher. I'm a new cyclist still learning how to manage a bike and he has been very helpful! Cuong was very professional & friendly & always on time. I can not say enough about this this experience an d will recommend your services to friends and write a review on TripAdvisor of course! 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 June, 2014

Laura Maya fro…
06 Nov 2018

Thanks again for an incredible trip across the Mekong Delta! The boat ride up the river to Phnom Penh yesterday was great, and we will be continuing on up to Siem Reap tomorrow. The bicycles and gear were top notch and in very good shape. The only thing I would make sure to either recommend people bring or provide extras if they need them are cycling gloves. 25 Oct 2011

Deena and Jord…
06 Nov 2018