Route : Saigon Ben tre –Tra Vinh –Can Tho -Chau doc – Long Xuyen
A cycling mekong delta tour will take you through rice fields, countryside villages. Cruise to floating market and bike on single track along natural waterways in the mekong delta. But ride southwards deeper to visit Chau Doc and Cao Lanh to understand more about the beautiful countrysides as well as the life of the locals by the river
Distance of biking: 350 – 400 Km (van support available) and you can do this cycling trip all year round.
Depart to TanAn where we start riding through rice fields and dragon fruit orchards. We reach MyTho town and ride over RachMieu suspension bridge with panorama view of Mekong river. We cycle in winding roads under the green coconut canopy – the coconut palms that make BenTre famous.
Lunch break in BenTre town, we have a short transfer to Mocay and bike along the canal to see the coconut industry workshop here. Speed up again to CoChien ferry, another big branch of mekong river. Then we have about 1 hour cycle to TraVinh. A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches and islands. Overnight in TraVinh.
Up early for walk around this town, enjoy fresh air with many old trees in town. Warm up by 8km to BaOm pond, see old trees and Khmer pagoda nearby the pond. We’ll discover more beautiful Theravada pagodas and encounter the Khmer monks in their pagoda.
First stage cycling ~ 32km to TraMet on paved road, then start again for windings cement road through rice fields, gardens and ferry crossing to VinhXuan. (See video clip below) At TraOn small town by the mekong river, we take two ferries over Lucsithanh island and keep on 15km to CanTho.Optional interesting boat trip: catching a local boat from TraOn to Cantho around 4pm. This is a beautiful boat trip, cruising 20km up the mighty Mekong river on wooden boat, good chance to chat with local people. Overnight in CanTho.
An early start for a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, then we have a longer cruise on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine. Then we cycle on local route along canal to PhongDien. Lunch break en route. In the afternoon we cycle to Sam mountain for a short hiking up to summit. Great view of sunset and rice paddies to Cambodia. Overnight in ChauDoc.
Rising early for a boat ride through an amazing riverside market and through floating villages with tons of fish farmed in cages underneath water. We cycle to TraSu mangrove forest near Cambodia border. Boat trip here to see the birds sanctuary. Lunch break. In the afternoon we bike to Ongchuong island and keep on in the countryside road to LongXuyen. O/N in LongXuyen
Morning boat cruise to explore the local floating market, no big toursit group here !! Then we cycle to DinhYen market which made sedge mats, and we cycle to SaDec – a quiet town famous by the film L’aman of Maguerite Duras novel. Our van will pick us up and transfer to SaiGon. End of tour.
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