Wildlife Lovers: Biking to Nam Cat Tien Park

Introduction

The Park is about 150 km from Saigon. It is situated at the northern edge of south-easternregion, the ofthe Western Highlands. The Javan Rhinoceros still exists in the Cat Loc area, which is the last remaining population of this species on the Asian mainland. Other mammals include a number of primate species, the endemic golden-cheeked gibbon, elephant, gaur,and tiger. Many birds can be found such as; Germain'sPeacock Pheasant, Bar-bellied Pitta,and the rare endemic, Orange-necked Partridge

Tour details

Price
USD $375.00 375.00
Tour code
VBR: HCM - 2A - VCT - 1
Duration
Number Of cycling days
2 days
Single supplement
40.00$
Average distance per day
30km
Bike Hire
US$20
Total cycling distance
75km
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
All entrance fees, boat rides
B= 1 Breakfast, L= 2 Lunches , D= 1 Dinner
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
1 night, double room/ twin room
English speaking guide throughout the tour
Pick up at/ drop off at hotel
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Tips to bike guide and driver

Full Itinerary

Cycling route Nam Cat Tien
Day
1
Saigon - Trang Bom - Ta Lai - Nam Cat Tien

We depart from hotels at 7:00 am to avoid heavy traffic in crowded HCM city. As we leaving HCM as earlier the weather is cool. You will spend more time explore stunning countryside, beautiful villages on back roads. After 1.5 hours by vehicle towards to Trang Bom Dist, Dong Nai province. The morning ride is a lovely cycling as you riding through different rural areas, through rubber plantation, ride paddy fields, teak tree plantation, tapioca plant fields, and passing tiny rural villages along the way to Gia Kiem Dist. In the afternoon, we cycle on back roads to Ta La village where you will explore the history and tradition of the Ma, Stieng, and Tay ethnic groups. Then we have a transfer to Nam Cat Tien Park

Cat Tien Jungle Lodge
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 45km
Hilly - Easy/moderate
Day
2
Nam Cat Tien - Saigon

Nam Cat Tien is the largest national park in South Vietnam. Cat Tien National Park is part of the wet tropical forest complex and one of the specious natural forests remaining in Vietnam. That is why this area is significant not only in Vietnam but in the world as well. The diversity of the Park has been recognized by WWF when this international organization selected the Park as one of 200 global ecological zones including the land and its water area with its well-known biological diversity. In 2001 Cat Tien National Park has been listed by UNESCO as the 411th biosphere Reserve Zone in the world. Breakfast at hotel in the morning, we enjoy a boat ride on Dong Nai River, listen to bird singing on the way to Monkey Island. It's Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species center where you can find out a huge number of naturally releasing primates. Many of them had been victims of unlawful wildlife trades but now protected carefully in the forest. Then we go back to hotel to do check out for a half-day ride before a transfer back to Saigon. From the head quarter of the park, we pedal on back roads along Dong Nai River . Our cycling will end up at noon time, enjoy lunch before we return to Saigon by vehicle in late afternoon. 

Breakfast/ Lunch
25km
Hilly - easy/ moderate

More Info

Road Condition

We select all different types of terrains; rural paths, single tracks, and beautiful country back roads in order to design all our own unique bike tours. Mostly, routes are too small for vehicles but every 20 to 30km there many small roads that connecting paths where you enjoy riding. These are also the places where your support vehicles standby in case you wanting to get on A/C van. All paths allow you to admire fascinating countryside in diverse country. Great team with local knowledge in different regions and route navigation will make bike riding easier.

Weather
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 boxes



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

We provide 2 vans and 1 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 50 mtb bikes 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



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Thanks again for organizing a great trip on the weekend, many good memories and photos will be taken back to Australia with Mary and Carolyn. 29 Oct 2011

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