Wildlife Lovers: Bike to Nam Cat Tien National Park

Overview

Price
USD $375.00 375.00
Tour code
VBR: 2A - VCT - 1
Duration
Number Of cycling days
2 days
Single supplement
40.00$
Average distance per day
30km
Bike Hire
US$20
Total cycling distance
75km
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

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. By the afternoon’ cycling is on along the Dong Nai River, passing Ta Lai village and taking a ferry to Nam Cat Tien.

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Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 45km
Hilly - Easy/moderate
Day
2
Nam Cat Tien - Madagui town

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. 
In the dry season: After 2 hours trekking into green tropical forest, we return to hotel to check out. From the head quarter of the park, we pedal on paths to sub-Nam Cat Tien forest via Dak-Lua, the lush eco-system of a semi-evergreen forest and wetland-flooded evergreen forest in. Then cycle ride along a quiet section of road through scenic rural villages before crossing river and returning to Saigon by vehicle in late afternoon. Lunch is on the way back to Saigon.
In the wet season
Enjoy 2 hours trekking into the park. You will have a chance to know characteristic of tropical forest and you are also watch many kind of birds of prey including several species associated with the wetlands, such as osprey, lesser fish eagle, grey-headed...etc. Then we ride quiet back road to Dinh Quan, stop for lunch and going back to Saigon by vehicle

Breakfast/ Lunch
20 - 35km
Hilly - easy/ moderate

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
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
Road Condition

We select the best paths, single track and country back roads for our cycling tours. Mostly, routes are paths, single track that are too small for vehicles. Country back roads are less traffic which A/C van could support riders. Vietnam Backroads offers fascinating cycling tours to discover this diverse country. Bicycle touring from the capital of Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh City to central coastal provinces and west Chi Minh trails along mountain ranges are our top bike tours in Vietnam. Its the best way to meet locals, to enjoy breathtaking views and to receive an extremely warm welcome from the hospitable locals. You will travel through colourful fishing villages, green rice paddy fields, across mountain ranges and through the jungle, ride rolling hills and pedal up the the peak of Ha Van Pass. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long and exlpore Hue Citadel and Hoi An ancient town. In general, mixed of roads; single track, dirt track are rough and but asphalt country back roads and coastal back roads with smooth surface allows you touring the Charm of Vietnam.

 

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 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
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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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Reviews

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

Jayne Anderson…
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