The Best Cycling Mekong Delta



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Day 1:

Ride Sai Gon to Tra Vinh

After 2 hours of driving on old Highway 1A to the starting point, all bikes are ready for your cycling adventure in Mekong Delta. Off-road cycling with well-trained bike guides from Vietnam Backroads Bike Tours will give you more time to understand the local inhabitants of gardening villages. All unique routes in the afternoon enable you to take time to ride on narrow paths with kids finished from school. Your guide also tells you about the education system in Mekong Delta's countryside. Stay your first night in the town of Tra Vinh.

Day 2:

Tra Vinh – Tieu Can - Cau Ke - Can Tho

In the morning of your cycle ride, bike on footpaths through ride fields. There are many narrow paths, just enough for bicycles and mopeds, crossing rice paddy fields linking villages to villages from Tra Vinh to Cau Ke via Tieu Can. These routes allow you to ride past the traditional villages of Khmer. Most of the people here still keep their conventional way of living style. Thatch houses are still popularly used and associated with Khmer communities in Vietnam. Stopping at some colorful Khmer Buddhist temples right here, our bike guides will tell you the big difference between the two branches of Buddhism. One is Mahayana, and the other is called Theravada. Continue your bike adventure in the afternoon by exploring tropical fruit orchards and mingling with the crowd on the bike on grapefruit, longan, and orange islands. The afternoon cycling allows you to share space with locals on the small ferry through bendy natural creeks to the outskirts of Can Tho city. A 30-minute transfer will take you to the hotel for beers for beer!

Day 3:

Can Tho - Chau Doc

After you observe farmers selling and exchanging farm products from boat to boat at the lively floating market of Cai Rang, we will carry on our adventure trip by bicycling to Chau Doc. The morning cycling adventure is to explore the undiscovered countryside and pedal past rural settlements of networks of an irrigation canals. After lunch, we cycle past rural settlements and vibrant green rice paddies on wonderfully quiet tracks to the stork garden. Enjoy an hour and a half driving on an A/C van to Chau Doc Dist via Long Xuyen City.

Day 4:

Chau Doc – Cao Lanh

Your bike adventure of today is to explore a low-level plain as Dong Thap, where the house on stilts is mostly seen on to Cao Lanh. Have an hour's boat to visit fish farms on the Basac River floating villages. Experience the local life through small rural communities of Muslims, topping at Monastery and sharing the country road with local scooters to work and kids biking to school. Travel on the bike through peaceful, seemingly undiscovered rural villages among houses built on stilts with local materials. Stay a night in none tourist city of Cao Lanh.

Day 5:

Cao Lanh – Xeo Quyt base

From the hotel, we follow small lance to outskirt of the town, then keep cycling depper the rural villages, explore the networks of natural creeks, cross the water channels by little ferries before we travel on quiet back roads to Xeo Quyt base. You will have a sampan boat rowed into natural creeks, pass some houses and bunkers of Viet Cong before you return for the last ride, and end up on your ride at the high road. Lunch is on the way driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. Mekong Delta Cycling Holidays

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