Experience Mekong Delta and Angkor Wat by Bike

Overview

Price
USD $1375.00 1375.00
Tour code
VBR: MCT8F - HCM - REP
Duration
Number Of cycling days
7 days
Single supplement
225.00$
Average distance per day
45Km
Bike Hire
US$70
Total cycling distance
380km

Full Itinerary

Cycling route Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap
Day
1
Ho Chi Minh - Tra Vinh

We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to a village outside Ben Tre city. We just spend 5 minutes to adjust bike’ saddle before we start biking. Ride the quiet paths through coconut plantation and small villages. We will make many stops to experience about daily village life along the way of cycling. The afternoon cycling is pedaling through water palms, largest section of Mekong River for a refreshing ferry boat ride crossing many small creeks. We continue an easy
riding on unique paths along lush green orchards, ride pass local workshops until we reach to publish ferry. We end up our today’ ride after we reach to further side of River.

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

Tra Vinh is famous for charming villages of Khmer minority people and the regional architecture is also very interesting. We start biking from the hotel, we follow small road to country villages to cross rice paddy to Tieu Can. There are many Khmer temples to visit and admire along the paths. Your guide will discuss with you about your timing for the day depending on your preferences and cycling abilities. Then the best routes will be chosen as well-tailor made with short distance or long way cycling. In the afternoon, your riding is easy on small country road through and grape fruit gardens. Especially with an opportunity for you to stay half an hour on small ferry boating
through natural creek to Binh Minh where you have a short transfer to hotel in city of Can Tho.

Muong Thanh Can Tho
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 80km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
3
Can Tho - Sadec - Cao Lanh

Can Tho city had become famous and it attracted tourists because of busy Cai Rang floating market. It is one of stunning attractions in Mekong River Delta. You will see floating market before you have a bicycle ride to Sadec town. In the morning, you ride past sweet potato field and cycle along small natural rivers to the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le in Sadec which located by river. Your lunch will be served in this house. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to admire many flower gardens, ornamental plants, and nursery garden and bonsai trees on your way of

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

Cao Lanh is city of Dong Thap province and it is called the wetlands in Mekong Delta. On your cycle, we willmcycle through busy villages with wooden/concrete houses on stilts and ride on dirt track along river. Passing thatched houses, rice husking mills, catfish farms before we catch a ferry to Gieng Islet. We continue our adventure to explore this islet, ride pass monastery, fruit orchards and stopping at local market, have a coffee break before we ride to Cho Moi. After we have lunch in town of Cho Moi, the ride will continue, we ride to discover remote villages in Tan Chau Dist, ride across a farming land established after Vietnam War. The rest of today’ ride is to ride through many Muslim villages and have a ferry crossing to Chau Doc, border town.

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

Today is relaxing day and we will have an early start from hotel. You will be picked up at hotel and transfer to the boat dock. The boat ride takes an hour to Vinh Xuong, Vietnam border gate. Then we continue enjoy boat ride to Cambodia border gate for Cambodia visa checking/ application before it taking you to Phnom Penh. Free to explore capital city by your own in the afternoon.

Town View I
Breakfast/ Lunch
Kiwi standing on oval
Hang Chau boat
Day
6
Phnom Penh – Stung Sen, Kampong Chhnang

Depart from hotels at 8:00AM then we take a boat trip to cruise along Mekong River and end it up on Island of Koh Dack Island. This boat ride gives you a chance to capture so much beautiful scenery along river bank. We'll explore experience daily life through Island, stop at some family workshop making silk by hand. In the afternoon, our ride continues on country back roads; passing thatch houses along villages, schools, local marks from villages to villages. Stay a night in town of Stung Sen

Glorious hotel & Spa
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
3- - 75km
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
7
Day 07: Kampong Chhnang – Siem Reap Siem Reap

Today is along day ride but our bike guide will choose the best routes so that your adventures become more interesting on dirt roads. You will also stop at many colorful temples and historical relics Breakfast at hotel, a transfer in early morning takes you to rural village where you will start cycling. You will pedal pass quiet villages, rice paddies, palm trees, robber plantation. The rest of the day is on private vehicle driving to Siem Reap.

Somadevi Angkor
Breakfast/ Lunch
30km+
Flat- easy/ moderate
Day
8
See Angkor Wat by bike

From the hotel we have van/bus transfer through Angkor pass check point, then we ride on shady road. There will be many stops; see Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei, and the famous Ta Phrom, which had hold by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Then we continue cycling to Angkor Watt and spending time to discover it before we return to hotel in late afternoon. Tour End!

Breakfast/ Lunch
25km
Flat- easy/

Tour details

Destination
Ages to ride
18 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 brake
Helmets, new bottles of water
All entrance fees, ferry tickets in countryside
Speed boat to Phnom Penh
B= 7 Breakfasts, L= 8 Lunches , D= 5 Dinners
7 nights: double room/ twin room
English speaking guide throughout the tour
Pick up/ drop off at hotels
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
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 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 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.

27.5 Giant MTB bikes & Trek Hybrid Touring Bikes

1. 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 off road riding and touring 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

27.5" Giant MTB bike - Saigon Bike Shop
Vietnam Cycling ToursVietnam Bike Tours  

2. Trek hybrid Mountain Bike- 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

Trek Hybrid Bike - Saigonn Bike Shop
Trek hybrid bikes - Saigon Bike Shop   

 

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